A 1912 menu used on the Titanic has been sold to an unknown buyer for 95,000 euros. This was announced by the English auction house Henri Aldridge & Son. The yield is higher than expected, the target price was more than 68,000 euros.
The menu was only recently discovered. It was found by chance in a historian’s photo album in northeastern Canada. The menu includes oysters, lamb in mint sauce, and duck in a wine sauce. The dishes were intended for an elegant first-class dinner on April 11, 1912. The ship had just completed a six-hour journey from Ireland to New York.
According to the auction house, Titanic menus are rarely found. The very first menu ever raised even more in 2018: around 114,000 euros. These dishes were served during a trial run, eight days before the departure of the official voyage.
The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. Of the 2,200 people on board, more than 1,500 drowned. The wreck was located in 1985. Since then, suite keys and some menus have been found.