Titanic postcard and brochure up for auction

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A postcard written on the Titanic by a passenger in third class who died along with nine members of her family is expected to fetch up to £15,000 at auction this weekend.

The card was posted at Cobh in County Cork, then known as Queenstown, three days before the Belfast-built luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, with the loss of more than 1,500 lives.

It will now go under the hammer along with a rare promotional brochure in Danish for the ship which has a presale estimate of £6,000 to £10,000.

The postcard was sent by Eliza Johnston to her father-in-law William J Johnston and describes how excited the six children in her company were to be on the vessel....

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