The Violin From The Titanic Will Be Auctioned Off

It’s going to be really expensive, but totally worth it.

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This week, the violin of the band leader aboard the Titanic, Wallace Hartley, will be auctioned off. It was previously on display.

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Yes, the actual violin that was played as the ship was actually going down. It’s being auctioned off.

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But, wait, I thought he dropped it into the ocean in the end?

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Well, baby, I went down and got it for you.

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The owner of the violin spent seven years proving the instrument was real and was once the property of Wallace Hartley.

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The violin was long thought to have been either lost at sea or stolen.

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But near, far, wherever you are, it wasn’t. It’s here.

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It’s been described, as far as Titanic memorabilia goes, as one the most important pieces that has ever come up for sale, and thought to be worth a six-figure sum.

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Wallace Hartley’s travel case which contained the violin is also for sale.

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As are items that were found on his person like these scissors.

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And this ring.

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And, oh my gosh, this letter.

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Honestly, how does the heart go on after seeing something like this?

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And, oh my gosh, this locket is for sale. Is it even possible for the heart to go on at this point?

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It literally cannot.

But it must.

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