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Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sells for £150,000

Fur coat worn by Titanic survivor sells for £150,000
A fur coat worn by a first class stewardess when the Titanic sank in 1912 has been sold for £150,000 at an auction in the UK, almost double its original valuation of £80,000. Mabel Bennett, (33 then), was in her nightdress when the ship began to sink after hitting an ice berg. More than 1,500 passengers and crew died when the ship sank in April 1912, on its maiden voyage. She had put on the beaver lamb fur coat she owned to keep her warm as she boarded lifeboat, the Telegraph reported. Bennett died aged 96 in 1974 and was the longest living female member of the crew. She had passed the coat on to her great niece in the 1960s as she found it too heavy to wear. The fur coat and letter of provenance went under the hammer on Saturday at an auction at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire. The coat had been on display in the US after it was sold by her family in 1999.
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