Rare Lunch Menu From Titanic Sold for Whopping $88,000
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Those take-out menus filling your kitchen drawer might be worthless, but a menu stuffed away and saved from the Titanic’s tragic sinking fetched $88,000 at auction this week.
Please don’t think, however, that this news means you should hold onto that menu from the Chinese restaurant you went to back in 2012.
CNN’s Georgia McCafferty reports on a relic that remains from a famed tragedy that continues to draw interest over 100 years since the luxury liner sank into the Atlantic Ocean.
According to the report, an auction held by Lion Heart Autographs managed to net a cool $88,000 from an anonymous seller who had a lunch menu with an outrageously rich history.
McCafferty explains: “The luncheon menu had been saved by a first-class passenger, Abraham Lincoln Salomon, one of only a handful of people who climbed aboard a lifeboat called the ‘Money Boat’ or ‘Millionaires' Boat’ when the main ship started sinking into the icy waters of the Atlantic. The lifeboat gained its moniker because the wealthy passengers it saved purportedly bribed the crew to row away from the disaster rather than rescue more people.”
The following IB Times video delves a bit deeper into the various Titanic items that were to go up for sale at the end of September, including a ticket that ended up fetching $11,000:
The auction house was understandably pleased with the sale of a menu that was supposed to go for a “$50,000 - $70,000 price tag.”
The menu itself signals the decadence that was available on what was to be the last day of the voyage.
The menu features headline morsels like fillets of brill, grilled mutton chops, round of spiced beef and veal & ham pie.
The first-class passengers were also afforded the opportunity to wash it all down with a cool Munich Lager Beer.
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