Titanic relics up for auction

Items as small as a hairpin and as big as a chunk of the Titanic’s hull are among 5,000 artefacts from the world’s most famous shipwreck to be auctioned in April, close to the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Nearly a century after the 1912 sinking of the ocean liner that hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic, an auction will be held in New York City by Guernsey’s Auctioneers and Brokers.

The auction house has made headlines in the past by selling off such historical curiosities as prized Beatles photos, the late Princess Diana’s famous jewels, and a police motorcycle from the Texas motorcade when John F Kennedy was assassinated.