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A pocket watch from Titanic passenger sells at auction for $57,500

The watch was recovered from a 34-year-old passenger named Sinai Kantor.

Updated: Aug 28, 2018, 02.30 PM IST
A pocket watch from a passenger on the Titanic
Image: Heritage Auction
DALLAS: A pocket watch that was recovered from a passenger who died on the Titanic has sold at auction for $57,500.

Heritage Auctions says the watch, sold yesterday, had been recovered from a 34-year-old passenger named Sinai Kantor.

Kantor was a Russian immigrant who managed to get his wife, Miriam, to a lifeboat before he died in icy waters after the ship hit an iceberg.
Pocket watch from Titanic passenger

Kantor's body was later pulled from the Atlantic Ocean. He was buried in New York.

The pocket watch was sold by a direct descendant of Miriam and Sinai Kantor.

It was bought by a collector of timepieces connected to the famous 1912 sinking.

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