Last US Titanic survivor artifacts auctioned

April 2, 2008 9:13:32 AM PDT
A collection of artifacts owned by a Titanic survivor - including a ticket for the ill-fated voyage - will be sold at a London auction later this month. The collection also includes a pocket watch that reportedly stopped at the exact moment the ship sank in April 1912.

The items belonged to Lillian Asplund, the last American survivor of the disaster. She died in 2006 at the age of 99.

Asplund was 5 when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank during its maiden voyage from England to New York. Her father and three siblings were among the 1,500 people who died in the disaster.

The collection will be sold on April 19 at Henry Aldridge and Sons in Devizes in western England. It's expected to fetch between $160,000 and $240,000.

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