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Titanic dinner menu fetches $70Gs

QMI Agency

RMS Titanic. (File Photo)

RMS Titanic. (File Photo)

A dinner menu from the Titanic sold at auction for $70,000 on Saturday.

Henry Aldridge and Son Auctioneers in England put more than 400 Titanic memorabilia items on the block.

"Although the Titanic sank 100 years ago, demand for memorabilia from her shows little sign of abating," the auction house said on its website.

The standout lot was a menu from the first dinner held on board the night the ship set off on her maiden voyage, April 10, 1912.

Menus from the doomed liner are "among the most sought-after" pieces of memorabilia, the auctioneer said. "This example gives the reader a snapshot into the opulence of life on board."

Among the dishes offered to first-class passengers were roast duckling, chicken a la Stanley, creme reine margot (a creamy chicken and almond soup), Indian rice and fillet of veal.

The menu belonged to ship steward Charles Caswell, of Southampton, England, who sent it to his wife when the ship made a stop in Ireland. He never made it home.

It drew bids from Hong Kong, the U.S. and Ireland, but sold to a British collector.

 


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