Titanic violin up for auction
- Published: 19 Oct 2013 at 10.49
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The violin played by the bandmaster of the Titanic as the liner sank beneath the waves goes up for auction on Saturday.
The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley during the final moments before the sinking of the Titanic is displayed with a leather carrying case initialed W.H.H. at a conservation studio in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, on September 16, 2013
The instrument was found strapped to Wallace Hartley's body after he drowned along with some 1,500 others on board the supposedly unsinkable ship in 1912.
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