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Christine Geyer

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I know someone in Australia who's busy inventing a bogus money press.
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*sigh* It'll be the same procedure as every year. All the treasures going by right under my nose....
 

Inger Sheil

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Ta for providing those, Pat!

A couple more links:

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/content_objectid=13769913_method=full_siteid=50082_headline=-Titanic-dinner-menu-to-fetch-a-tasty-su m-name_page.html

http://archives.tcm.ie/irishexaminer/2003/12/30/story591547937.asp

Similar articles have also appeared in the Scotish and Liverpool media, judging by my in-box!

The menu is question is an absolutely sensational item (some might remember it from its appearance in the Commutator article by H W G Lowe a few years back). It was a thrill to hold it for the first time back in 1999, and to 'revisit' it again last year. For many years the family have had it in a very simple photo frame. Insurance considerations, together with the fact that the current owner feels it deserves a wider audience, have prompted the sale.

I'm not usually 'wowed' by physical items - my interest is more in data rather than in objects connected with the Titanic - but this one wowed me when I first held it, and still holds sway over the imagination.

A remarkable item - I hope it finds a good home.
 

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Speaking to Christine over the phone in Southampton over the weekend, I first received word on the Lowe menu auction.

There are a few innaccuracies in this first story link (Lowe wasn't born in Barmouth, nor was he one of only two surviving officers!), but it's tremendous to see this sort of recognition for Harold Lowe:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3590551.stm

http://www.thisissouthampton.co.uk/hampshire/southampton/news/SOTON_NEWS_NEWS3.html

http://www.eveningstandard.co.uk/lifeandstyle/articles/10053034?source=Evening%20Standard

Can't want to congratulate the family! I'm also pleased it will remain in the UK, albeit in a private collection.

So come on, you lot that were there...give us the skinny on what it was like in the auction room!
 
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