A cracker (biscuit) that survived tragedy of Titanic is going up for auction later this month and expected to fetch up to £10,000 ($15,000). The Spillers and Bakers “Pilot” biscuit was recovered from a survival kit board one of the Titanic’s lifeboats. James Fenwick, a voyager onboard the SS Carpathia – which went to the aid of survivors from the ship – preserved the edible. He put the sweet snack in a Kodak photographic envelope complete with the original note, which stated “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912″.
The biscuit, valued at between £8,000-£10,000 ($12,000-$15,000), is set to go under the hammer at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wiltshire on October 24.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said. “It is the world’s most valuable biscuit.
“There are no other Titanic lifeboat biscuits in existence to my knowledge.
“It is incredible that this biscuit has survived such a dramatic event.”