Titanic Deck Chair Sells For Massive Sum

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The only time a chair is worth more than a Maserati is when it comes from the Titanic. A simple deck chair that was pulled from the ship more than a century ago is considered one of the rarest collectibles. It just sold at an auction for $115,000 — and it’s too fragile to sit in.

In a press release, the auction house noted that the chair is “one of only a handful of fully provenanced and documented examples in existence.”

The wooden chair sat on the first-class deck of the luxury liner in 1912. The Mackay-Bennett crew picked up half a dozen chairs floating in the ocean as it recovered some 300 bodies.

The Guardian reports the chair was given to a former crew member and has spent the last 15 years on display in a Titanic collector’s home.

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  1. “The Guardian reports the chair was given to a former crew member and has spent the last 15 years on display in a Titanic collector’s home”

    A crew member??? How can that be. If the ship sank in 1912 and a crew member had to be at least 18, so that would make him at least 121 years old! Something doesn’t add up.

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