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'Titanic' doll up for auction
04 June 2018 @ 23:08

A DOLL which 'survived' the Titanic and was recovered from the sea bed 65 years later is up for auction again, her current owner has revealed.

Only the head remains of passenger Eva Hart's favourite doll, whom she had to leave behind in her berth when she fled the sinking ship on April 1, 1912.

The doll was found 41 years ago, 2,000 metres under water, halfway across the Atlantic between Southampton, UK and New York, by Captain Abel Federico Nogueiras of the shipping company Argenbel, and he kept her for the next 15 years until his death.

Collector Teresa Martín, from the province of Huelva in Spain's far south-west, contacted Eva Hart and came to an agreement allowing her to keep the doll.

Eva died in 1996, never having seen her doll again, but happy in the knowledge that she had been found.

Before the doll was recovered, Eva had always made reference to her when interviewed about her ordeal on the Titanic and her survival after the luxury ocean-going liner sank on its maiden voyage.

Four years ago, Teresa Martín put her collection of over 300 dolls on display in the local museum in her home village of Ayamonte, which is where they remain today.

Teresa had always had a soft spot for Eva's doll, but has decided she needs a new home and has listed her on the online auction site, Catawiki, until tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5) at 20.00.



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