Monday, November 26, 2012
Most Expensive Menus: Two Titanic menus set world record (PICS)
DEVIZES, Wiltshire, UK -- A first class lunch menu owned by Titanic Passengers Richard and Stanley May sold to a private collector for world record £64000 at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, while a second menu from a lunch held at the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast to celebrate her launch on May 31st 1911 sold for over £36000, another world record, this being for an item from Titanic's launch,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Two menus from the Titanic have sold for a combined £100,000 at auction. One was for a meal for first-class passengers the day the ship made its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. The first class lunch menu included lobster and spiced beef. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest coffee party in a single venue involved 8,162 participants and was set by Krüger GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) at the Jugendpark in Cologne, Germany.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest Simultaneous Coffee Party, set by Macmillan Cancer Relief (UK), which broke their record of the previous year for the largest coffee morning with a total number of 576,157 people attending over 26,000 meetings simultaneously throughout the UK.
It is 100 years since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on her maiden voyage on April 15th 1912 with the loss of over 1500 lives.
Henry Aldridge and Son latest auction like its predecessors this year broke a number of world record prices.
Leading the way was a first class lunch menu owned by Titanic Passengers Richard and Stanley May. The May brothers were travelling to Cork for a week's fishing holiday and used the Titanic as their method to cross the Irish Sea.
This particular meal was the first held onboard Titanic on her fateful voyage, the cream of Edwardian Society would have enjoyed the feast on offer that included Fresh Lobsters, Hodge Podge and Roast Beef.
The menu represented a true snapshot into the opulent lives that the first class passengers onboard lived. It sold to a private collector for £64000.
A second menu relating to Titanic was offered in the same sale, this was a very rare VIP example given to those lucky few who experienced a lunch held at the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast to celebrate her launch on May 31st 1911.
Photo: The second menu was for a grand lunch held to celebrate the launch of the Titanic on May 31, 1911. It made £36,000 in the same sale. (enlarge photo)
Again selling to a private collector based in the UK against interest from a collector in Beijing, it sold for over £36000, another world record, this being for an item from Titanic's launch.
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