Titanic menus auctioned off

Comment on this story
iol scitech nov 26 titanic menu AFP A first class dinner menu from onboard the Titanic is on display at Bonhams auction house.

London - Two menus from the Titanic have sold for a combined £100,000 (about R14-million) at auction.

One was for a meal for first-class passengers the day the ship made its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912.

It was taken as a souvenir by two fishmonger brothers, Richard and Stanley May, who boarded in Southampton and disembarked the next day in Queenstown, Ireland.

Listing such dishes as plaice, steak and lobster, it had been kept in the family and fetched £64,000 at a sale in Wiltshire on Saturday.

The second menu was for a grand lunch held to celebrate the launch of the Titanic on May 31, 1911. It made £36,000 in the same sale.

The liner sank on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg while on its way to New York. The death toll was 1,502. - Daily Mail

Hungry for more scitech news? Sign up for our daily newsletter

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines