The first meal menu, served on Titanic has been sold for $183,500, and belonged to Second Officer Charles Lightoller, the highest ranking surviving officer from the famous ship. Lunch, which included, among other things, a thick chicken soup, young lamb with mint sauce, as well as salmon, roast chicken and pudding, was served to the officers on the first day of the trip, on April 2, 1912.
Lightoller left the menu to his wife leaving from Southampton on April 10, 1912.
“This menu is one of the most important examples of its type in existence today, simply superb a true blue chip item,” auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said.
The menu was sold on Saturday to a British collector, at the Henry Aldridge and Son auction in Devizes, Wiltshire.