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A mirror belonging to the captain of the Titanic has sold at auction in Lichfield.

The mirror and handwritten note

The silver-framed easel mirror went under the hammer for £2,800 at the Richard Winterton Auctioneers sale.

Captain Edward John Smith went down with the liner during its maiden voyage after the vessel was hit by an iceberg shortly before midnight on 14th April 1912.

The mirror had sat on the dressing table at his home in Stoke on Trent, and the lot came with a small brown envelope containing a handwritten note explaining the item’s provenance.

A museum in Las Vegas is understood to have acquired the mirror.

“This was a fascinating lot to sell,” said auctioneer Richard Winterton.

“For us as a Lichfield family firm, it’s perhaps even more special as Captain Smith is such a well-known figure locally due to his statue in Beacon Park as well as the numerous portrayals on film.”

Other lots that sold at the auction included an 18ct gold large yellow diamond cluster ring that sold for £29,500 and 500 bottles of rare whiskey, cognac port and wine found in Tamworth that went for more than £10,000.

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