Jennifer Mcdermott Associated Press Published 4:01 PM EDT Jul 22, 2019 Providence, R.I. – A Titanic survivor’s walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items, the auction house said Monday. Guernsey’s held the sale at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, on Friday and Saturday. The top bid on Ella White’s cane was $50,000, plus the surcharge added by the auction house, Guernsey’s President Arlan Ettinger said. Ettinger had expected it to sell for far more, with a pre-auction estimate of $300,000 to $500,000. He described it as one of the most extraordinary items to have survived the sinking. The walking stick was consigned to Guernsey’s by the Williams family in Milford, Connecticut. Some family members contested the sale. The relatives agreed before the auction on how to split the proceeds and the issue was resolved, but the … [Read more...] about Titanic survivor’s light-up cane goes for $62,500 at auction
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PUBLISHED: 17:23 21 July 2019 Steve Russell Violet Jessop in her Voluntary Aid Detachment uniform while assigned to hospital ship Britannic Picture: VIA WIKIPEDIA Archant Over just five years her ocean liner collided with warship, Titanic sank, and her hospital ship hit a mine and sank off Greece Titanic leaves Belfast, with guiding tugs Picture: Robert WelchShe was the young woman who worked for big shipping lines and three times cheated death at sea - before seeing out her days in rural Suffolk.Violet Jessop was working on the White Star Line vessel Olympic in 1911 when it was in collision with HMS Hawke. Fortunately, everyone on board escaped serious injury.The following year she was a stewardess to first-class passengers on the plush and imposing Titanic. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York and sank beneath the waves of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.More than 1,500 souls perished. Violet … [Read more...] about What was the truth about the ‘Titanic baby’ she saved?
Published 9:04 am PDT, Sunday, July 14, 2019 The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The museum is showing six of the 12 known remaining life jackets from ship, including at least one worn by a survivor that's never been shown. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP) less The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The museum is showing six of the 12 known remaining life ... more Photo: Calvin Mattheis, AP Photo: Calvin Mattheis, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The life jackets of Madeline Astor and Laura Mabel Francatelli are displayed at the … [Read more...] about Titanic survivor’s lifejacket on exhibit at museum
Cane from Titanic set for auctionPROVIDENCE, R.I.: A Titanic survivor’s walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, is one of thousands of maritime items that will be up for auction in Rhode Island. Guernsey’s auction house is holding the auction at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport on July 19 and 20. Guernsey’s President Arlan Ettinger described Ella White’s cane as one of the most extraordinary items to have survived the sinking. AP … [Read more...] about Cane from Titanic set for auction
The boss of the UK’s largest newspaper publisher has likened the impact on the news industry of the BBC’s move into publishing free online news content to that of internet piracy on the music industry. Simon Fox, chief executive of Reach (formerly Trinity Mirror), which publishes the Mirror, Express and Star news titles, said he was happy the Cairncross Review into the future of the press had called for Ofcom to assess the BBC’s online news coverage. “Building a profitable digital news business is not wholly straightforward,” said Fox (pictured, right). “Perhaps, the main challenge is that people expect their online news to be available for free.“In the early years of digital, music piracy was a massive issue for the music labels, with services like Napster, Limewire, Pirate Bay and others enabling users to exchange music files for free and without any regard for copyright laws.“It took a while for the music industry to get hold of … [Read more...] about UK newspaper boss likens impact of BBC online news expansion to internet piracy in music industry