The only living Titanic survivor selling her legendary memorabilia

February 14th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 14 (ANI): The only living survivor of the Titanic disaster, Millvina Dean, is selling off her memorabilia of the legendary liner to pay for her nursing care.

The 97-year-old woman is auctioning nearly 17 items of her Titanic memorabilia to pay monthly bills of up to 3,000 pounds.

Dean is currently living in The Woodlands Ridge Nursing Home on the outskirts of Southampton, from where she set sail aboard the Titanic on April 10, 1912.

She was just nine weeks old when the Titanic disaster occurred.

The relics consist of a postbag, in which Dean was wrapped while being rescued from the sinking ship.

They are expected to raise several thousand pounds, possibly running into five figures.

It was a very cold night when the Titanic sank and I suppose in the rush I was bundled into whatever was most handy, the Sun quoted Dean as saying.

That happened to be a mail sack. And it did a fine job of keeping me warm and dry. For years my mother held on to such a canvas bag and it could be the one I was put in when the Titanic went down.

Im also selling a one-off Waterford Crystal Titanic model presented to me when I visited the factory in the late Nineties.

The Titanics builders, Harland & Wolff in Belfast, gave me a large picture of the ship with my name on a plaque below it in April 1996. Thats going too.

I dont want to part with my possessions, but given the circumstances, I have no choice, she added. (ANI)

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