Titanic’s menu up for sale in Devizes
7:00am Monday 27th February 2012 in News
A menu for the last meal served on the doomed liner SS Titanic is the star lot in the centenary memorabilia sale at the Devizes salerooms of Henry Aldridge & Son.
The menu is dated April 14, 1912, the night the liner struck an iceberg, and is expected to fetch up to £100,000.
The menu was on the table of first-class passenger Dr Washington Dodge, a prominent banker from San Francisco, who was travelling to America with his wife, Ruth, and son, Washington Junior.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, a recognised authority on the Titanic, said: “The sale, on March 31, will be 100 years to the day after Titanic was finished at Harland & Wolff.
“Any menu from the Titanic is highly prized. This lot offers collectors the opportunity of a lifetime.”
For more information on the sale go to www.henry-aldridge.co.uk