Unique Fir-class dinner menu of iconic Titanic up for auction

Titanic. Photo Courtesy: Wallpaper Cave

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IBNS: Unique fir-class dinner menu is one of many rare items of iconic Titanic ship will be up for auction, nearly 111 years since the ship sank.

The menu card is believed to be the only one in existence for 11 April 1912.

“Unique First-Class Dinner Menu from April 11th 1912, the first dinner after Titanic left Queenstown which was her final stop prior to her intended destination of New York. The menu itself bears an embossed red White Star Line burgee and would have originally shown gilt lettering depicting the initials OSNC (Ocean Steamship Navigation Company) alongside the lettering R.M.S. Titanic,” read the website of the auctioneer Andrew Aldridge.

The menu is expected to sell for £50,000- £70,000.

Other items for sale include a deck blanket, estimated to sell for £70,000-£100,000. The first-class White Star Line blanket is believed to have travelled with a Titanic survivor to New York on board the rescue ship RMS Carpathia, reports BBC.

RMS Titanic sank in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean, four days into her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.