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An auction in Wiltshire saw a first-class dinner menu from the RMS Titanic, served on the evening of April 11, 1912, sell for £84,000. The menu, which includes items like oysters, beef, spring

lamb, and mallard duck, provides a glimpse into the final days of the wealthiest passengers on the ill-fated ship. The Titanic struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, resulting in the deaths of over 1,500 people.

The auction, conducted by Henry Aldridge & Son, also featured items such as a Swiss-made pocket watch owned by second-class passenger Sinai Kantor, which sold for £97,000, and a first-class tartan-patterned deck blanket potentially used during passenger rescue, fetching £96,000.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge described the menu as a "remarkable survivor from the most famous ocean liner of all time." The menu, bearing the embossed White Star Line flag, showed signs of water immersion, possibly from exposure to the North Atlantic waters or recovery from one of the lost passengers. Photo by Francis Godolphin Osbourne Stuart, Wikimedia commons.