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George Widener, who died aboard Titanic.<br />
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Golden gift of gratitude - A beautiful gold watch three wealthy widows gifted to the captain of the Carpathia who rescued them from the Titanic disaster is to be sold for £50,000.<br />
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Madeline Astor, Marian Thayer and Eleanor Widener bought the 18ct gold pocket watch from Tiffany & Co after they returned safely to New York following the sinking that claimed there husbands lives.<br />
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They presented it to Capt Arthur Rostron as an expression of thanks and gratitude for rescuing them and attempting to save their three husbands who all drowned.<br />
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The watch is now coming up for sale at Henry Aldridge and Son of Devizes, Wilts.