Slightly confused by your post. It states you donated the section of rope to RMS Titanic Inc, and then you say it can't be sold by them according to your "contract of sale". Did you sell it, or donate it? Either way, I don't believe a bankruptcy judge is going to care about 1 little but of rope in the middle of a 5,500 collection. Best bet would be to try and find out who the bankruptcy handlers are and get in touch with them.