Hundreds of objects from the RMS Titanic will soon be up for auction almost 111 years after the vessel sank.
A first-class menu for dinner, believed to be the only one that’s existed since 11 April 1912, is likely to be sold for about £50,000 to £70,000.
The Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge has described it as one of the remarkable survivors of the crash.
Over 1,500 individuals lost their lives when the Titanic struck the iceberg on 14 April 1912 and eventually sank on the next day.
The menu lists dishes, including tornados of beef, oysters, spring lamb, and mallard duck, and also shows hints of water immersion, having been erased partially.
Other items comprise a deck blanket estimated to sell for approximately £70,000 to £100,000.
The White Star Line blanket is believed to have sailed with a Titanic survivor on board the rescue vessel RMS Carpathia to New York.
Also listed for auction is one pocket watch that was retrieved from the body of second-class guest Sinai Kantor after he had been pulled from the water during a seven-day recovery mission.
He boarded the vessel for approximately £26 in Southampton with Miriam, his wife, who had managed to survive the disaster by boarding one lifeboat.
It has also reportedly been estimated by the auctioneers to possess a value of about £50,000 to £80,000.
Yet another item for sale is one faded broadside poster that advertises third-class tariffs for the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage.
The White Star Line destroyed as many of the posters as they could after the vessel’s sinking, and it is also believed that just a mere handful exist today.
The auction is reportedly scheduled for 11 November at the Henry Aldridge & Son Ltd in Devizes in Wiltshire.
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