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In One Ear: Titanic timepiece sold

Watch joins Miottel Museum collection
By Elleda Wilson

The Daily Astorian

Published on August 31, 2018 12:01AM

The pocket watch owned by Titanic victim Sinai Kantor, expected to fetch $20,000, sold for $57,500, reports. It is shown, courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

The buyer is John Miottel, who operates the Miottel Museum in Berkeley, California, and collects Titanic timepieces, among other things. Kantor’s watch will join those of John Jacob Astor IV, great-grandson of Astoria’s namesake, who also died in the disaster; Oscar Woody, the Titanic’s postal clerk; and Harold Thomas Cottam, RMS Carpathia’s wireless operator, the first to receive Titanic’s SOS call.


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