Oct 18, 2008

Last Titanic Survivor to sell Mementos

Last Titanic Survivor to sell Mementos
Millvina Dean, the last survivor of Titanic disaster, wants to sell her Titanic mementos, so that she can pay for her nursing home. She was just nine weeks old when Titanic sank. She was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat from the deck of the sinking Titanic.

Dean, now 96, has lived in a nursing home in the southern English city of Southampton, after she broke her hip two years ago. She need money to pay the nursing home fees and that's why she wants to sell the Titanic mementos.

Dean's artifacts, including a suitcase given to her family by the people of New York after their rescue, are expected to sell for about $5,200 at Saturday's auction in Devizes, western England. Dean, her mother and 2-year-old brother were among 706 people, mostly women and children, who survived the Titanic disaster.


Anonymous said...

Stories such as these have a profound effect on our family. I am the granddaughter of a child who survived the Titanic disaster. Ms. Dean is fortunate that her treasures were not stolen from her. My grandmother's diary was sold at a Christie's auction last year after being "missing" since her death in 1974. I have not been able to find out who has it, but would cherish even a photocopy if I could get one!

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