Titanic ticket belonging to last US survivor auctioned

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A ticket for the Titanic's ill-fated voyage that belonged to the last survivor with memories of the disaster sold to a collector from the United States at a British auction Saturday.

Lillian Asplund, who died in 2006 at the age of 99, was 5 years old 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.

She was the last American survivor of the disaster and the last with memories of it. Others had been too young at the time of the sinking to recall their experience.

Asplund's ticket sold for $65,772 auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said.

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