SINK­ING SHIP

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - ANTIQUES NOW - han­son­sauc­tion­eers.co.uk

Prices for an el­e­gant gold Asprey cig­a­rette case (est £40,000-£60,000) are ex­pected to soar at Han­sons Auc­tion­eers this Septem­ber. This lav­ish piece was gifted to a man who helped Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff-Gor­don board the RMS Carpathia as they fled the ill-fated RMS Ti­tanic in 1912. It’s ex­pected to pique in­ter­est among Ti­tanic col­lec­tors as it was ru­moured at the time that Sir Cosmo bribed res­cue crew not to re­turn and save others, even though the lifeboat wasn’t full.

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