Ever since the historic passenger ship, the giant Royal Mail Steamer ‘RMS’ Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the murk of Atlantic Ocean at a depth of about 12,500 feet on 14/15th April 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives; the disaster and Titanic herself have been the objects of public fascination. The disaster actually prompted the production of all kinds of collectibles and memorabilia. And even after 100 years of the disaster, the demand for memorabilia from her shows little sign of abating which becomes apparent from the sale of most expensive Titanic memorabilia, the personal items auction of bridge officer William Murdoch, and the sale of original launch ticket for Titanic, among many others. Now again, a rare and historically significant photograph of the iceberg Titanic would collide with two days later after it was clicked, and Kate Winslet Titanic dress are up for grabs.
The Iceberg that sunk Titanic
Photographed by the captain of the Leyland Line steamer S. S. Etonian 2-days before Titanic collide with it, an amazing and extremely rare original 9.75 x 8 photo of a uniquely-shaped massive ‘blueberg’ that sunk Titanic will be auctioned at a sale on Dec. 16th in New Hampshire. Estimated to fetch over $10,000, this rare photograph bears a caption handwritten in black ink by the Captain.
Kate Winslet Titanic dress
Sold for: $330,000 (beating its $300,000 high estimate by 10%)
The red dress which the gorgeous Hollywood actress Kate Winslet sported in her character as Rose DeWitt Bukater’s first meeting with Jack, character played by iconic Leonardo DiCaprio, in which he prevents Rose from throwing her overboard.
Designed by Deborah L Scott, the so-called ‘jump dress’, regarded as the most recognizable of Rose’s costumes, is expected to garner a price of up to $300,000 at the auction scheduled to be held on Dec. 16th in California.