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In this April 10, 1912 photo, the Titanic (Credit: AP)

In this April 10, 1912 photo, the Titanic leaves Southampton, England. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City and sank April 15, 1912. The death toll was 1,517 of the 2,223 passengers and crew aboard. The ship only had enough lifeboats for slightly more than half of those aboard; many left half empty.

Artifacts from the Titanic

A collection of artifacts from the Titanic was on the auction block in Oceanside.

In this April 10, 1912 photo, the Titanic
(Credit: AP)

In this April 10, 1912 photo, the Titanic leaves Southampton, England. It struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City and sank April 15, 1912. The death toll was 1,517 of the 2,223 passengers and crew aboard. The ship only had enough lifeboats for slightly more than half of those aboard; many left half empty.

A typed letter from John Snyder's father to
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A typed letter from John Snyder's father to the father's brother, telling what he knew of his son's experience. Newlyweds John and Nelle Pillsbury Snyder of Minneapolis survived the sinking of the Titanic almost a century ago.

Auctioneer Philip Weiss holds a locket owned by
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Auctioneer Philip Weiss holds a locket owned by the wife of Edward Smith, the captain of the RMS Titanic, bearing his picture. This is one of the items included in the Titanic collection being auctioned in Oceanside. (Oct. 20, 2011)

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This letter written by Titanic survivor John Snyder
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This letter written by Titanic survivor John Snyder to his father details his account. It is among the items being sold at Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside Friday night.

A letter on RMS Titanic stationary written by
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A letter on RMS Titanic stationary written by John Snyder and sent to a London tobacco shop.

Photograph of Titanic shipwreck survivors John and Nelle
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Photograph of Titanic shipwreck survivors John and Nelle Snyder of Minneapolis soon after they arrived home after being rescued at sea.

A locket owned by the wife of Edward
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A locket owned by the wife of Edward Smith, the captain of the RMS Titanic, holds his picture. (Oct. 20, 2011)

A remnant of a piece of carpet from
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A remnant of a piece of carpet from the RMS Titanic is among the items included in the Titanic collection to be auctioned in Oceanside. (Oct. 20, 2011)

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These coins were in the pocket of a
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These coins were in the pocket of a survivor of the RMS Titanic. (Oct. 20, 2011)

A coin that was in the pocket of
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A coin that was in the pocket of a survivor of the Titanic. This is one of the items included in the Titanic collection to be auctioned in Oceanside. (Oct. 20, 2011)

Photos taken from the deck of the Carpathia:
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Photos taken from the deck of the Carpathia: This one shows passengers from the RMS Titanic in lifeboats. (Oct. 20, 2011)

Auctioneer Philip Weiss holds a letter on RMS
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Auctioneer Philip Weiss holds a letter on RMS Titanic stationery, written by John Snyder and sent to a London tobacco shop, and mailed five days before an iceberg sank the ship. (Oct. 20, 2011)

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