Titanic's Pricey Menus

Two menus from the Titanic fetched $47,800 Thursday at a London auction of items from the luxury liner that sank in 1912. Christie’s said Richard Mintzer of New York paid $31,300 for a first-class passenger menu from the ship’s Cafe Parisien, while a crew menu from the vessel was sold for $16,500. The passenger menu survived the disaster after one of the 700 survivors out of the 2,200 crew and passengers put it in his pocket as a memento.

  • The menu for first-class Titanic passengers in the Cafe Parisien on April 14, the night the ship struck an iceberg, included oysters, salmon, roast duckling, sirloin of beef, pate de foie gras, peaches in Chartreuse jelly and chocolate and vanilla eclairs. Also auctioned: a silver locket containing a portrait of the Titanic’s captain, Edward Smith, sold for $7,350. His gold pocket knife sold for $5,750.
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