Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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National Audio 1:25 PM ET

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NAT087 - (Titanic-Watch-Auction) (FOR PRODUCTION) DALLAS. x-47s. A pocket watch that was recovered from a passenger who died on the Titanic has sold at auction for 57-thousand, 500 dollars. Heritage Auctions says the watch, sold yesterday, had been recovered from a 34-year-old passenger named Sinai Kantor. Kantor was a Russian immigrant who managed to get his wife, Miriam, to a lifeboat before he died in icy waters after the ship hit an iceberg. Kantor's body was later pulled from the Atlantic Ocean. He was buried in New York. The pocket watch was sold by a direct descendant of Miriam and Sinai Kantor. It was bought by a collector of timepieces connected to the famous 1912 sinking. Here's Celine Dion performing "My Heart Will Go On" from the soundtrack for the 1997 film "Titanic. …

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