Union Jack fragment from Lord Nelson’s ship fetches $515,000 at Sotheby’s auction …

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Union Jack fragment from Lord Nelson’s ship fetches $515,000 at Sotheby’s auction

“A piece of the Union Jack believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain’s Lord Horatio Nelson’s fleet during the Battle of Trafalgar has sold for $515,000 at an auction in London.

Key points:
Memorabilia belonging to Lord Nelson auctioned off by Sotheby’s
Lord Nelson died in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar
Last surviving complete Union Jack flag flown at the battle fetched $666,000

The item was part of a collection of Lord Nelson’s memorabilia that went up for sale at auctioneers Sotheby’s on Thursday, and included weapons, his “grog chest” and personal letters.”

Read article at ABC Australia and more at Battle of Trafalgar Wikipedia

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