Titanic violin sells for $1.5 million

Instrument was reportedly played by band leader as the vessel sank more than century ago.

    A violin believed to have been played on the Titanic as the vessel sank has been sold for nearly $1.5 million.

    The instrument was owned by the band leader, who was among the 1500 victims of the disaster more than a century ago.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Potter reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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