There was a time when Jet Airways served its business and first class passengers in Rosenthal crockery and bespoke William Edwards ceramic ware. Now, the insolvent airline is reduced to auctioning a large part of its in-flight equipment — not just the crockery and cutlery, but also towels, trolleys and more.

According to a notice put out by Dutch auction house BVA Auctions, 117 items from Jet Airways in-flight service were put under the hammer. In all, the auctioneers got over 1,100 bids. The top bid was for a set of four trolleys which sold for €520. Other items including a set of 90 cotton towels, went for €51, while 16 nightdresses were bought for €71. A single cutlery set was sold for €25. The auction closed on August 31.

Among the bidders for the collectibles from the ‘Flying Sun’, as the airline used to be fondly called, was a

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