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Two Titanic menus sell for $160,000

Two menus from the Titanic have sold for a combined £100,000 — or $160,000 — at auction.

One was for a meal for first-class passengers the day the ship made its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912.

One menu taken as souvenir by two brothers who disembarked in Ireland and had been kept in the family since.

The second menu sold was for a grand lunch held to celebrate the launch of the Titanic, held at noon on May 31, 1911.

Dignitaries indulged in Champagne, foie gras, sole, lamb and roast beef after watching the luxury liner slip into the water for the very first time.

The event was staged by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff at the Grand Central Hotel in Belfast.

Hardly any menus for the lunch survive today and this one was kept by one of the 69 guests who attended the event.

Click here for the full report, with photos of the menus, by Britain’s Daily Mail.