You could be right. In the article posted above it said it was once valued at 190 million. When you see what people pay for things at some of the auctions it seems crazy to me but its their money so more power to them. I've seen paintings sell for 20 million that when I saw them I wasn't sure if they were hung upside down.My bet if a bidding war does come, we are easily going to hit over 200 million, Wallace's violin went alone for 1.5 mil so my bet that thousands of artifacts and salvage rights are going to cost a pretty penny.
It should also be noted that JC and Bob Ballard where working together with Belfast to get the artifacts back, not a separate group.
This basically means that we can scratch out anyone who is deeply connected to the Titanic community on acquiring the artifacts