Titanic Artefacts


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Michelle Southern

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Hi
Is there anyone who knows how you can find out if Titanic items are real or fake.
Id be greatfull for any help
Thanks
Michelle Southern
 
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Philip Carter

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Most items from the Titanic are owned by Titanic inc. and are therefore either in exhibits or in a warehouse in France were they preserve over half of the items salvaged from Titanic in Water , Most things on the Titanic did NOT have the ships name on them i.e. the crockery would not have RMS Titanic on the bottom of them because the White Star Line were in the practice of swapping cutlery , crockery, bed linen etc amoungst all of there ships , if fact some of the Titanics stock had been borrowed from the Cedric and other white star vessels , If you see items that someone claims to be from the Titanic in there home it is highly likely to be a copy or fake - of course this does not include things like letters , postcards or telegrams as there are plenty of these that still exsist. Hope that Helps
 

Dan Cherry

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One of the more known non-authentic so-called
"Titanic artifact" are key tags that say
"Captain's Office - S.S. Titanic". The only
authentic things that actually have the ship's
name on it are as Philip says - paper products,
such as letters, postcards, menus, receipts, etc.
Other items which surfaced over the years were
lifeboats and liferings. The liferings on Titanic
did not have her name on them, nor the port of
registry - Liverpool. They were plain white. The
lifeboats were stripped of all identifying marks
after they reached New York and very likely were
shipped back to Southampton (there is a 1912 photo
of about a dozen unmarked lifeboats in a quarry
near Olympic which supports this) where they were
very likely fitted aboard other ships. Lifeboats
were in demand after the Titanic disaster to meet
the higher regulations incorporated. The Titanic's
lifeboats were brand new and used only once, so
would not have been destroyed. From there, the
lifeboats disappeared into history.

Hope this helps,
Dan
 
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Karen Rock

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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone knew whether there were any plans for a exhibition of the artifacts recovered from Titanic to tour around the world. I live in Melbourne, Australia and was wondering if they were ever likely to make it down here.
Thanks
Karen Rock
 
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karen there are titanic exhibitions going on at the following locations all are in the usa they are located in the following cities las vegas,nv,dallas,tx until june4th,orlando fl (permantly)and in chicago illinois i dont know if there will be one in your town but i hope this helped jennifer mueller
 
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Jim McCafferty

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i want to know what the keys on titanic looked like, also if the was a port bagage room, because i have a key I was told was from titanc and it says port bagage room. any coments would help.thanks jim
 

michelle

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I HAVE TWO TITANIC POSTCARDS IN MY POSSESSION WHO CAN I GO TO TO FIND OUT IF THE ARE COPIES OR REAL

THANKS
MICHELLE SOUTHERN
 

Dan Cherry

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Jim,
If you can get a hold of the book "Titanic
Voices", there are color plates in the book which
depict some of the keys from the ship that left in
crewmen's pockets or were recovered from victims
after the sinking. As you can see, some of them
had the indication of where they came from.
Ultimate determination of authenticity would
require knowledge of where the keys originated, in
ownership, etc. They would also need to be
inspected by someone with the knowledge and
training of making such a determination.

Michelle, how long have you had the postcards? Are
they postmarked, stamped? Are they fairly new
looking or are the corners 'soft'? These are some
of the basic things antique appraisers look for in
determining authenticity. Those copies of
Titanic/Olympic postcards which appear in
'souvenir grab bags' today are faithful
reproductions - however, everything is printed,
from the stamp and postmark to the handwriting and
stains, rips, etc.
Many postcards were made after the disaster, so
there is a chance they could be real. Of course,
only an expert can determine authenticity. Seek
out a local, RELIABLE and TRUSTED antique dealer
to help you. If they can't, they should be able to
refer you to someone who is qualified in paper
products from days gone by.

Hope this helps,
Dan
 
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wendybullock

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i have a 8x10 photograph of the titnaic which was left to me by my late father,his father arthur john priest was my grandad he was on the titanic when it went down,he was one of the survivers,was the photo a momentum of the ship to the crew who sailed on her.
 

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