A rare menu from the Titanic that doubled as a postcard on which a crew member wrote
'good voyage up to now' is tipped to sell for £80,000. The menu was for breakfast
in the second class restaurant on the ill-fated liner on Thursday April 11, 1912.
It is estimated there are about 20 Titanic menus in existence but most of those
relate to the first class restaurant for April 14 - the day the ship hit an
iceberg. A massive 93% of male second class passengers perished in the tragedy, more than in
third class. As a result there are just two second class menus in existence today.
One of them, sent by second class saloon steward Jacob Gibbons, is being sold later
his month by Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers of Devizes, Wiltshire.