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A top-tier restaurant was recently auctioned off, along with a pocket watch belonging to a man who perished in the 1912 maritime tragedy and a deck blanket from 1911.
On Saturday in the U.K., numerous items related to transportation were auctioned off along with several other pieces of memorabilia.
What was the selling price of the Titanic menu at the auction?
The menu was auctioned off for 83,000 British pounds (equivalent to $101,600) by Henry Aldridge and Son Ltd. The menu, dated April 11, 1912, displays the dinner menu for the wealthiest passengers on the Titanic, just three days before it hit an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean within a few hours.
The menu includes dishes such as lamb served with mint sauce, “squab à la godard,” and “apricots bordaloue.” There are indications that the menu may have been damaged by water. This menu was discovered earlier this year among the possessions of a Canadian historian who resided in Nova Scotia, where ships brought back the belongings of those who perished in the disaster.
The origin of the menu in the historian’s possession is uncertain, as reported by the auction house. The historian passed away in 2017, and his relatives discovered the menu hidden in a photo album from the 1960s.
According to the auction house, a pocket watch that belonged to a Russian immigrant was sold for 97,000 pounds (approximately $118,700). The owner of the watch, Sinai Kantor, 34, was among the recipients of this news.
The individual who passed away in the catastrophic event was in the process of immigrating to the United States alongside his wife, Miriam, who fortunately survived the calamity.
Following the retrieval of Kantor’s remains from the Atlantic Ocean, his possessions were given back to his wife by the auction house. These possessions consisted of a pocket watch crafted in Switzerland, with Hebrew numbers on its heavily tarnished face, made of silver-plated brass.
According to the auction house, a blanket from the Titanic’s deck was sold for a little under the price of the watch, at 96,000 pounds (approximately $117,500).
The tartan blanket showcases the emblem of White Star Line, the British corporation in possession of the Titanic. According to the auction house, the blanket was utilized on a lifeboat and later brought aboard a rescue vessel to New York. There, it was procured by a White Star representative.