Titanic key from ship’s steward is sold
A corroded iron key to a locker on the Titanic has sold at auction for £85,000 (Dhs382,000). The key belonged to Sidney Sedunary, a 23-year-old ship’s steward. He was one of the 1,500 people who died when the state-of-theart passenger liner stuck an iceberg and sank during its maiden voyage from England to New York in 1912. The key, attached to a brass tag stamped “Locker 14 F Deck”, was sent to Sedunary’s pregnant widow after his body was recovered. It had been expected to fetch £50,000 in Saturday’s sale by Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, western England. Prices for Titanic artefacts have soared in recent years. In 2013, a violin believed to have been played as the doomed vessel sank sold for more than £1 million.