A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the menu heavily annotated by Sir Winston Churchill during his last flight to the United States as Prime Minister, in June 1954. Dissatisfied with the breakfast provided on board the flight, Churchill effectively rewrote the menu requesting a somewhat more substantial breakfast of eggs, toast, jam, butter, cold meat, grapefruit, coffee, orange squash, whisky soda and a cigar!
The menu was sold by Mullocks Auctioneers yesterday. The menu, auctioned along with press cuttings, was expected to fetch up to £1,500. Yesterday's selling price was, however, over three times higher than estimates at the beginning of the month! Mullocks were unable to tell me the name of the buyer, but the menu sold for £4,800 and has been taken out of the country!