The menu for the Titanic last luncheon was sold at auction in New York yesterday, the 30th of September’15, for the breathtaking sum of $88,000 or £58,114. pounds sterling. The seller it is said, was the son of a man who was given the items by a descendent of one of the survivors.
Another item sold at auction was a printed ticket from the Titanic’s Turkish baths,which recorded an individuals weight when seated in a upholstered lounge chair, it was sold for $11,000 or £7264 pounds sterling.
It has been publicised that an original menu for lunch on R M S Titanic served on the 14th of April 1912, is to be sold at auction at New York based Lion Heart Autographs. The Auctioneers estimate that it may fetch between $50,000 and $70,000 [£32 – 40,000].
The seller is said to be the son of a man who was given the item by a direct descendant of one of the survivors of Lifeboat One, called the “money boat” because of rumours that first-class passengers bribed the crew to row away before it was full.
As you can see below, the lunch consisted of many choices including corned beef, dumplings, lamb chops, veal & ham pie, eight varieties of cheese and Munich lager to help it all go down.