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Saturday 3 December 2016

Titanic photos to sell for €10,900

The Titanic's last lunch menu, which has been sold at auction in New York (Lion Heart Autographs/AP)
The Titanic's last lunch menu, which has been sold at auction in New York (Lion Heart Autographs/AP)

Unpublished photos of the launch of the Titanic are expected to fetch up to £8,000 (€10,900) at auction.

The photos were taken by a local businessman at the liner's launch in Belfast on May 31, 1911 and are being sold via direct descent, having been in the family since that date.

The set of six three-and-a-quarter-inch by four-and-a-half-inch glass plate positives will be sold by Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, on Saturday. The Titanic sank on April 14, 1912 during its maiden voyage to New York from Southampton.

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