£85,000 for Titanic Locker Key


The key, that was attached to a brass tag stamped “Locker 14 F Deck’ was sold for £85,000 pounds sterling, which was anticipated to fetch £50,000 at auction, together with other items from Titanic yesterday

The key was used by Sidney Sedunary aged 23, from Shirley, Southampton – a third class steward who died on April 15th 1912 as a consequence of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

The key was sent to Mr Sedunary’s pregnant wife Madge after his body was recovered and remained in the family until the sale.

One of the other lots sold, included a postcard written on board the Titanic by the chief wireless operator Jack Phillips that sold for £19,000.


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