Byline: Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — A British auctioneer reported that a first-class menu from Titanic’s last lunch has sold for 76,000 pounds — about $120,000.
The menu, kept by prominent San Francisco banker Washington Dodge, bears the date April 14, the day in 1912 that the reputedly unsinkable ship hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic.
Devizes, England-based auctioneer Henry Aldrige & Son said the menu is one of the “rarest items of Titanic memorabilia to be sold in recent years,” adding it made its way off the ship in the banker’s wife’s purse.
Among the 40 options on the historic menu: Chicken a la Maryland and Consomme Fermier. A set of keys from the ship was also sold March 31, for 59,000 pounds.
All prices include the buyer’s premium.