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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