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LONDON A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from the doomed liner.

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'If all goes well...' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands Oct 20 2017

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