31 Aug '15, 5am

Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a survivor — is going to auction

Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a survivor — is going to auction

NEW YORK — The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it’s estimated it will bring US$50,000 (S$70,695) to US$70,000. The online New York auctioneer Lion Heart Autographs is offering the menu and two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept 30. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Abraham Lincoln Salomon was one of a handful of first-class passengers who boarded the lifeboat — dubbed the “Money Boat” or “Millionaire’s Boat” by the press because of unfounded rumours one of them bribed seven crew members to quickly row the boat away from the sinking ship rather than rescue others. The menu, which listed corned beef, dumplings and other savory items, is signed on the back in p...

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