Bonham's Auction Mass 1st May 2005


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Oh really???

That's interesting. Would Bonham's know this or, pray, care?

Steve, if I ever have the money and decide to attend such an auction, can I borrow you for the day?

Cheers,

Boz
 

Steve Santini

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Who knows.

I do know they have been warned in the past about certain items and to my knowledge have not removed the items.

Sure I will go with you!

Steve Santini
 
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The auction is taking place at the Larz Anderson Automobile Museum (also called the Museum of Transportation) in Brookline MA on May 1, in conjuction with the Bonhams auction house.

Check out the Titanic auction on thier webpage-



http://www.bonhams.com/


among the items to be auction-

*Titanic 3rd class menu from April 14

*Various period newspapers and sheet music covering the disaster

*Titanic wreckwood

*A cribbage board carved from titanic wreckwood

*Things from Carpathia (pre sinking)

*Nora Keene's pocketwatch (damaged by water when lifeboat passed near the water discharge from her hull)

*1st class deck plan

*A letter mailed from Titanic

*Various White Star line items

*An original poster of Titanic's planed return trip from NYC

*Various bricabrac, knickknacks and hullabaloonians.

etc, etc.



Who will be going?
I may check it out, though my wallet will contain dust and moths...

regards


Tarn Stephanos

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AL Glover

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http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/01/goldwatch.titanic.ap/index.html
BROOKLINE, Massachusetts (AP) -- A gold pocket watch once owned by an Irish immigrant who survived the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction Sunday after heavy bidding drove the price more than three times above its estimated value.

Dozens of Titanic relics auctioned by Bonhams & Butterfields brought a total of $151,000 (€116,539) for a private collector from Britain, said Jon Baddeley, the auction house's marine collectibles expert.

The seller and buyers want to remain anonymous, he said.

The watch was once owned by Nora Keane of County Limerick, Ireland.

[Edited to comply with copyright laws] For the rest of the story. click on the link above. (mhs)
 
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An interesting article, Al, but one I had to edit down to avoid copyright infringement. For future reference, when posting an article, one may post a paragraph or two under Fair Use, but must post a link to the rest. For more information on copyright and where ET stands on the issue (We take it very seriously here) click on This Hotlink
 

AL Glover

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hello Michael, oh OK THANK YOU was debating weather to just put the headline, then the link, or put the whole story, will from now just put a title/headline & a link only in future posts, "aa"""
 

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Hi,

If I am correct, a number of the items in this particular sale were the property of UK ocean liner dealer Denis Cochrane.

A number of years back, Cochrane, who was also a boy's school music teacher, was found guilty of sexually molesting a number of his charges.

He was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

This is just an assumption, but I imagine Cochrane is soon to be released, (if not already), and the sale of these items was put into motion to give him some loot on which to get his life on track.

If this is in fact the case, I personally feel it would be morally proper if the loot raised went straight to the young men who were his victims.

Steve Santini
 
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Darryl Keys

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Attention Steve Santini.

Please make sure your facts are right before entering into wild speculation.

The items sold were no longer owned by Cochrane and no benefit whatsoever has or will accrue to him from this sale.

By the way, as far as we are aware, Cochrane is still in prison, and we are unaware as to when he will/might be released, if at all in advance of the 7 year sentence. We have always condemned his actions and will continue to do so.
 
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>>Please make sure your facts are right before entering into wild speculation.<<

Darryl, you will kindly note that Steve started out his sentence with the following qualifyer; "If I am correct,..." If you have something to prove that the items in question are no longer the property of Denis Cochrane, by all means present it. We would be happy to see it.
 

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Hello,

Regardless as to whether or not Cochrane in fact owned these items at the time they went to recent sale, he DID IN FACT once own them (or at least some of them).

I should know as he got a few of them from me over 15 years ago before either I or the world knew what a character he in fact was.

This is just my opinion here but I still stand by my earlier suggestion that maybe the courts in sentencing him should have made him either sell off his Titanic relics or, if he had already done so, to take the proceeds from such a sale or sales and pay it to his victims.

The young men who will have to forever live with what they experienced at his hands certainly deserve some heavy compensation (one again, in my humble opinion).

Steve Santini
 

Patty Miller

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Steve, by chance do you know if this is the
same Denis Cochrane, that published the softcover book,"Titanic: The Marshalls: A Love Story"? International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc. 1998. wraps. booklet. isbn: none. scarcity: very scarce.
The author, in association with salvors, RMS Titanic Inc., was an integral part of the first and largest exhibition on the Titanic.

Sincerely, Patty
 

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Hello Patty,

I may be wrong, but to my knowledge the Denis Cochrane I am speaking of has not authored or published a book on his own.

He is named as a lender of objects from his collection in the guidebooks for the past large Titanic exhibtions that took place in Memphis and St. Pete's, Florida.

In this regard, (loaning objects to two large exhibtions in the US), he was involved with exhibits that also featured slavaged objects as well.

And he did in fact go on one trip to the wreck but in what official capacity I do not know nor can imagine.

Regards, Steve Santini
 

Patty Miller

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Steve, this is what it states about the author,
Denis Cochrane, in the back of the approx. 18 page
softcover, book Titanic- The "Marshalls" : A Love Story. D. Cochrane has been an avid student of the R.M.S. Titanic, since 1958.It also states
he has amassed a huge collections of artifacts associated with White Star and Titanic. It
continues to mention the fact his business of finding and selling memorabilia of the Titanic and other liners became his passion.Stated also,the fact that he was an integral part of the exhibition that spent 6 months in Memphis and then in St. Petersburg, Fla. Some shows that
he has appeared on: the Antique Road Show, The Real Collectors Guide and numerous American programs relating to Titanic. He also did a series of 9 lectures in the U.S. He has also
acted as a consultant in various facets of the Titanic. The book was printed in 1998.The acknowledgements are to Philip Croucher and Ellen
"Betty" Walker. The story starts out with the author being on the Queen Elizabeth 2.


Interesting to me this is...as I have only seen
one copy of this book. Sincerely, Patty
 

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