Titanic watch sells for $116,000 at auction

12:00 | 22.11.2022
A pocket watch belonging to a postal clerk aboard the RMS Titanic has sold for $116,000 - 110 years on, BBC said.

Oscar Scott Woody's watch is frozen at the time he went into the cold North Atlantic when the ship sank on April 14, 1912.

It was recovered from the ocean and returned to his wife Leila the following month.

The watch was sold at Henry Aldridge & Sons in Devizes on November 19, along with other memorabilia from the doomed ship.

A first-class menu featuring 'plover on toast' sold for £50,000 ($59,000) and a list of first-class passengers went for £41,000 ($48,000).

The passenger list belonged to a gambler called George Brereton who went aboard transatlantic liners to try and earn money.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told BBC Radio Wiltshire: "He's put stars next to the names of the wealthiest people.

"There's one in particular, Charles Hays, who owned the Grand Pacific Railroad in America; very wealthy chap.

"Brereton has written in block capitals below his name, 'MILLIONAIRE'.

An ornate dessert plate sold for £20,000 ($23,600) and a section of a column from the 'à la carte' restaurant for £23,000 ($27,000).

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