R.M.S. Olympic - The Northern Echo, Saturday, 14 December 1991
Liner Relics are Sold Off
Relics from the sister ship of the SS Titanic fetched more than £30,000 at auction in Newcastle yesterday.
An American spent about £10,000 on items from the SS Olympic, which had lain in a Northumberland barn for nearly 60 years.
The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of more than 1,600 lives on its maiden voyage in 1912. But the Olympic, which came into service in 1911, sailed the seas for 24 years before it was scrapped.
At yesterday’s sale, fittings identical to those on the Titanic were up for sale.
Andrew McCoull, of Newcastle auctioneers Anderson and Garland, said American Ken Marschall bought most of the fittings for the U.S.-based Titanic Historical Society.
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