Cracker from the Titanic sells for more than $30,000
The world's most expensive cracker was rescued from the Titanic
A stale cracker which was once aboard the Titanic has sold at auction for just over $30,000.
The Spillers & Bakers "Pilot" biscuit was salvaged by James Fenwick, a passenger on the Carpathia, the ship which came to the Titanic's aid.
The Washington Post reports that Fenwick found the now 103-year old biscuit in a survival kit on one of the fated ship's lifeboats, and that he stashed it away in a film envelope labelled: "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912."
The cracker was bought by a Greek collector at Henry Aldridge & Son, in Devizes, Wiltshire, England, BBC News reported this week.
The cracker, which has earned the title of the "world's most expensive biscuit," was auctioned along with other Titanic memorabilia, including a journal of the rescue of survivors written by a passenger on the Carpathia and a photograph, purportedly showing the iceburg that sunk the Titanic.
And it's not the only Titanic paraphernalia to command titanic prices at auction.
Recently, a copy of the Titanic's first-class menu fetched $88,000 U.S. at a New York auction.
- The winning bid for the cracker was just over $30,000, not $42,000 as had been originally stated in the article.Oct 28, 2015 10:02 PM ET