The Courier-Mail

Last menu to go for a high price


NEW YORK: The Titanic’s last lunch menu – saved by a pas­sen­ger who es­caped be­fore the ocean liner went down – is go­ing to auc­tion, where it’s es­ti­mated it will bring up to $US70,000 ($A97,850).

The online New York auc­tion­eer Lion Heart Au­to­graphs is of­fer­ing the menu, and two other pre­vi­ously un­known arte­facts from Lifeboat 1, on Septem­ber 30.

The auc­tion marks the 30th an­niver­sary of the wreck­age’s dis­cov­ery at the bot­tom of the At­lantic Ocean. It sank in 1912.

The menu, which listed corned beef, dumplings and other savoury items, is signed on the back in pen­cil by first­class pas­sen­ger Isaac Gerald Frauen­thal, who es­caped on another lifeboat.

Lion Heart Au­to­graphs says the seller is the son of a man who was given the items by a di­rect de­scen­dant of one of the sur­vivors of Lifeboat 1.

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