Violin believed to play Titanic's swan song as the liner sank to go on auction in Britain

  • Article by: SYLVIA HUI , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 18, 2013 - 9:32 PM

LONDON — It's a poignant scene familiar to anyone who has watched "Titanic" — as the doomed ship slides into the icy waters, musicians perform one last time for the passengers, playing with stoic resolve until the final hour.

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Kathy_BrandtOct. 18, 13 9:02 AM

How right and fitting that it cannot be played. That night over 101 years ago was its swansong.

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chop1234Oct. 18, 1310:12 AM

On the other hand, if the violin was played again, it would be the lone survivor from that long ago tragedy.

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EWernerOct. 18, 1311:26 AM

I would think that $323k would be low for such a piece of history. But in the end it is what a buyer is willing to pay.

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davehougOct. 18, 1311:45 AM

How is it that this was 'discovered' in 2006?

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DufferHOct. 18, 13 1:13 PM

This would be a great story if the reporter had fleshed it out a bit. How did it survive being in the water for a week? Why was not discovered til 2006. Where was it for almost 100 years? I'd love to read such a story,

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rhaupertOct. 19, 1310:24 AM

Yes, the only thing that may have been "discovered" is a way to scam hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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