Titanic Ship Menu Book Auctioned, Price Could Reach IDR 1.3 Billion! Lifestyle – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A number of items recovered from the wreck of the Titanic will soon be auctioned, 111 years after the ship sank.

A first-class dinner menu book, which is believed to be the only one from the April 11 1912 tragedy, is also on the list of items to be auctioned. The price of the menu book is estimated to sell for £50,000-£70,000 or around IDR 963 million to IDR 1.3 billion!

The menu lists a number of dishes including oysters, beef, spring lamb and mallard duck. However, some of the writing was erased because it was submerged in water.


Quoting the BBC, auctioneer Andrew Aldridge described the Titanic menu book as a “survivor” of the accident.

Another item also up for sale is a deck blanket, estimated to sell for £70,000-£100,000. White Star Line first-class blankets are believed to have been brought with surviving Titanic passengers to New York on the lifeboat RMS Carpathia.

Then there was a pocket watch taken from the body of second class passenger, Sinai Kantor, after he was pulled from the water during a seven-day recovery operation.

The Titanic sank to the bottom of the sea on April 14, 1912 after hitting an iceberg the day before. More than 1,500 people died on what at that time was said to be the largest ship.

He boarded the Titanic for £26 a ticket at Southampton with his wife, Miriam, who survived the disaster in a lifeboat.

Another item for sale is a faded flyer advertising third-class fares for the Titanic voyage.

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