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postcard written by worker on Titanic in 1912 could fetch $15,000 at auction in the USA. The card was written by Jack Phillips, ship's senior wireless operator. He wrote the card to his sister while the Titanic was at port in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He wrote: "Very busy working late. Hope to leave on Monday and arrive in Southampton Wednesday afternoon. Hope you are OK." His message ends with words, "Love, Jack." The postcard features photos of Titanic on one side. On the address side of card there is a postmark from post office in Belfast. The card is one of many objects from wreck of the Titanic in a multi-million-dollar auction.

The Titanic was British passenger liner completed in 1912. Its builders said ship's design made it unsinkable. It embarked on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York on April the 10th, 1912 and sank in North Atlantic Ocean five days later. The ship hit iceberg. The impact made huge hole in the ship's hull. Of estimated 2,224 passengers and crew on board, more than 1,500 died. Mr Phillips abandoned ship as water flooded Titanic. He escaped and ended up on overturned lifeboat. He waited to be rescued but died of exposure to severe cold. He was 25 years old. The story of Titanic was made into 1997 Oscar-winning movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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