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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.
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.
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.
The watch is now coming up for sale at Henry Aldridge and Son of Devizes, Wilts.