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Record price paid for builders model of the RMS Mauretania.<br />
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12 ft long scale model of the historic ship sold for £162,000 - over three times its estimate.<br />
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£13,500 per foot<br />
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Built by Swan Hunter's in 1906, the sleek liner held the transatlantic Blue Riband for over 20 years, and this incredibly detailed 1:64 scale model of the ship was built by the proud yard to comemorate its acheivement.<br />
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Her near identical sister ship Lusitania was infamously sunk by German U-Boats off southern Ireland a hundred years ago this May, drowning 1100 civilians and eventually bringing America into the First World War.<br />
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Charles Miller auctioneers sold the ship in London yesterday for £162,000 - A world record for a builders model.