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More than 5,000 artefacts rescued from the wreckage of the RMS Titanic are due to go on sale at auction on the 100<sup>th anniversary of the ship's sinking.

The items, which include jewellery, handbag, clothing and binoculars were salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and will be sold by Guernsey's Auctioneers on April 15.

The collection has been valued at over £120m, with items only been sold as a group meaning casual buyers hoping to grab a piece of memorabilia are advised to look elsewhere.

At the time, the doomed luxury liner was the world's biggest passenger steamship and set sail from Southampton bound for New York.

After setting sail from Southhampton on 10 April 1912, the Titanic hit an iceberg four days into the crossing, at 11:40 pm on 14 April 1912, and sank at 2:20 am on the morning of 15 April.

Of the 2223 people on board, 1,517 people were killed as a result of the sinking ship.