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Titanic's last lunch menu goes up for auction

By Nevin Farrell

Published 07/09/2015

The Titanic menu which is expected to fetch £50,000 at auction
The Titanic menu which is expected to fetch £50,000 at auction

A piece of maritime history associated with the doomed Belfast-built Titanic could fetch up to £50,000 at auction.

A lunch menu from the First Class restaurant on the liner was saved by a passenger.

A total of 1,517 people died on April 15, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank on her maiden voyage.

Stationary wholesaler Abraham Lincoln Salomon was among the survivors, and reportedly held onto the menu from his final meal aboard the Titanic.

The menu is on offer in an online auction organised by New York's Lion Heart Autographs which is now live and runs to September 30. It shows that First Class passengers could dine out on corned ox tongue, soused herrings, fillets of brill, cockie leekie, brawn and potted shrimps.

In 2004, a dinner menu from April 14, 1912, the last meal served on board the ill-fated ship, sold for £58,000 in New York. Options included roast duckling with apple sauce and cold asparagus.

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