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SANG TAN | published: April 13, 2012

A Titanic life-preserver, belong to a survivor, which is being auctioned in a Christie's Maritime sale, London, Wednesday, May 16, 2007. The century-old canvas jacket, lined with buoyant cork, belonged to Mabel Francatelli, one of 12 passengers to escape from the RMS Titanic in a lifeboat built to fit 40, the London-based auction house said. Her vest _ carrying her faded signature and those of seven other survivors _ was offered for sale along with a letter she wrote describing what happened that night. The lot was expected to sell for at least 50,000 pounds (US$100,000; 70,000), Christie's said.((AP Photo/Sang Tan)



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