Cracker from the Titanic sells for more than $30,000

A cracker that was aboard the Titanic sold in a British auction for over $30,000.

The world's most expensive cracker was rescued from the Titanic

The Pilot cracker was auctioned along with other Titanic memorabilia, including a journal of the rescue of survivors written by a passenger on the Carpathia. (Henry Aldridge & Son)

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


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