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This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS (Credit: AP)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. shows a porthole from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012, 100 years after the sinking of the ship.

Titanic items up for sale

5,000 artifacts from the world's most famous shipwreck are to be auctioned in April, close to the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

A second class ticket from the RMS Titanic
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A second class ticket from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic. (Jan. 5, 2012)

A silver certificate from the RMS Titanic is
(Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

A silver certificate from the RMS Titanic is on display during a news conference by Guernsey's Auction House aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. Guernsey's announced the historic auction of the complete collection of artifacts recovered from the wreck site of RMS Titanic. (Jan. 5, 2012)

Passenger William Henry Allen's wool black vest is
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Passenger William Henry Allen's wool black vest is seen among artifacts recovered from the RMS Titanic wreck site at a press preview of a Titanic artifact auction at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. On April 11, 2012, the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Titanic, Guernsey's will auction the complete collection of more than 5,000 artifacts recovered from the Titanic wreck site. (Jan. 5, 2012)

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This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS
(Credit: AP)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. shows a ships telegraph from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship.

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS
(Credit: AP)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. shows a porthole from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012, 100 years after the sinking of the ship.

This August 16, 2011 image provided by RMS
(Credit: AP)

This August 16, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc. shows a hat from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tradegy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship.

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS
(Credit: AP)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc., shows a bracelet from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship.

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS
(Credit: AP)

This October 19, 2011 image provided by RMS Titanic, Inc., shows a plate and cup from the RMS Titanic which was recovered from the ocean floor during an expedition to the site of the tragedy. The piece along with 5,000 other artifacts will be auctioned as a single collection on April 11, 2012 100 years after the sinking of the ship. )

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