Photos: Titanic band violin on auction block

Photos: Titanic band violin on auction block

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DEVIZES, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: The violin of Wallace Hartley is displayed at auctioneers Henry Aldridge & son, the instrument Hartley played as the band leader of the Titanic, on the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the ship, April 15, 2013 in Devizes, England. The auction house, which specializes in Titanic memorabilia and is having an associated sale on Saturday, spent seven years proving the violin was genuine and belonged to Wallace Hartley, who with his orchestra, famously played on as the ship sank in April 1912, and were among the 1,500 who died. Long thought to have been either lost at sea or stolen, it is being described, as far as Titanic memorabilia goes, as one the most important pieces that has ever come up for sale. Thought to be worth a six-figure sum, it is the property of an unidentified individual in Lancashire and will be displayed to the public all week, but Aldridge's have not yet confirmed when it is likely to go on sale. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 15, 2013 at 8:49 AM

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