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Titanic artifacts set to go up for auction

A woman examines the Titanic's crows nest bell in an exhibition of artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic on November 3, 2010 in London

By Chris Isidore 

The owner of more than 5,000 artifacts recovered from the Titanic intends to auction them off in April on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the famous ship.

But don't expect to be able to bid on any one item from the ship. The artifacts will only be sold as a single lot, according to a filing by Premier Exhibitions (PRXI), an Atlanta-based company that now exhibits the artifacts at various locations around the world.

Premier Exhibitions, the owner of the artifacts which disclosed the sale plans in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, was not available for comment Thursday.

Its New York auction house, Guernsey's, did not have a comment. 

The filing from Premier said that the collection had an appraised value in 2007 of $189 million. It said it has added to its collection since that time.

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