An announcement on Wednesday for 5,000 relics salvaged from the wreck of the Titanic has been delayed. The winner has yet to be announced.
Behind closed doors bidding took place for the lot of artifacts that a US Court ordered must be sold together instead of individual items.
Premier Exhibition, Inc, which is selling the artifacts, pushed back the announcement of the winner with an unknown date.
“The Company announced today that it is in discussions with multiple parties for the purchase of its Titanic artifacts collection. In order for the Company to settle on the most appropriate bidder and maximize the ultimate value of the artifacts for shareholders, it will conduct these negotiations and due diligence in confidence,” Premier Exhibitions said in a statement.
The relics range from a 17-ton piece of the ships hull to china used to serve first-class passengers.
Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the massive ship that killed more than 1,500 people.
Not everyone is happy about the auction. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, where 209 of the victims were recovered the connection to the Titanic is strong.
The collection that is being sold of the items recovered from the bottom of ocean doesn’t sit well with everyone.
“I find it offensive,” Rob Gordon told CBS News. “My great aunt’s wedding dress is down there.” Gordon lost two relatives on the Titanic. He feels the wreck should be left alone.
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