Rare Titanic photograph fetches £360 at auction
A rare photograph of the Titanic bought for £20 at a country auction has sold for over £350 at an auction in England.
The black an d white photograph in a glazed oak frame was taken shortly before the Titanic sank - with the loss of more than 1,500 lives - on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York in April 1912.
It had been estimated to sell for £200 at Reeman Dansie in Colchester yesterday.
But the winning bid by a mystery guest was £360.
Daniel Wright, auctioneer and valuer at Reeman Dansie, said: "The photograph was formerly purchased for £20 by an eagle-eyed collector at a regional auction. It was simply catalogued and bought for a song.
"Titanic memorabilia continues to be keenly contested at auction."
Other Titanic memorabilia sold recently includes one of the world's most expensive biscuits - a Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker from a Titanic lifeboat which sold for £15,000 in October 2015.