Titanic’s Last Lunch Menu Will Be Auctioned This September
Titanic’s last lunch menu is expected to sell between $50,000 and $70,000.
The luxury cruise liner sank in the Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York.
How did they find the menu?
Titanic’s last menu was saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called Money Boat, before the ship sank.
The lifeboat was named by the press because of unfounded rumors that one of the passengers bribed seven crew members to quickly row the boat away from the sinking ship, rather than rescue others.
Who is going to auction the menu?
The menu is going to be auctioned this September at Lion Heart Autographs.
The online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs is offering the menu and two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat at the auction on September 30.
With this auction it marks the 30th anniversary of the ship’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
One of a handful of first-class passengers, who boarded the lifeboat called Money Boat, was Abraham Lincoln Salomon.
What the passengers from Titanic had on launch?
The menu listed corned beef, dumplings and other savory items. Plus, it is signed on the back in pencil by another first-class passenger, Isaac Gerald Frauenthal, who escaped on another lifeboat.
Stamped with a date of 14 April 1912 and the White Star Line logo, the menu also included corned beef; mashed, fried and baked jacket potatoes; a buffet of fish, ham and beef; an apple meringue pastry; and a selection of eight cheeses.
It is believed that the two men had launch together on that sad day in 1912.
Salomon also managed to take with him a printed ticket from the Titanic’s Turkish baths, which recorded a person’s weight when seated in a specially designed chair.
The ticket has the name of three of the five other first-class passengers who went with him on Lifeboat 1.
It is one of four weighing-chair tickets known to exist, it’s estimated it will bring $7,500 to $10,000.
The third thing the guys from the Lion Heart Autographs are going to auction at the end of this month is a letter written by Mabel Francatelli to Salomon on New York’s Plaza Hotel stationery six months after the disaster.
She had climbed into the No. 1 lifeboat with her employer, aristocratic fashion designer Lucy Duff-Gordon and her Scottish husband Lord Cosmo Duff-Gordon, who it was alleged bribed the crew to row them to safety in the boat that had a capacity of 40.
The letter it’s estimated it will sell for $4,000 to $6,000.
David Lowenherz, owner of Lion Heart Autographs, said only two or three other menus from the ship’s last lunch are known to exist. One of them is one of the most expensive Titanic memorabilia.
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