Ti­tanic key from ship’s stew­ard is sold

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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.

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