“The World’s Most Valuable Biscuit”: A Stale Old Cracker from the RMS Titanic Just Sold in Auction for $23,000
by Owen James Burke
Photo: Henry Aldridge & Son.
James Fenwick, a passenger on the SS Carpathia, which came to the Titanic‘s aid, slipped the 103-year-old biscuit into a Kodak photographic envelope with a note: “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912.”
The biscuit was auctioned at Henry Aldridge & Son in Wiltshire, England along with a whole collection of odds and ends brought forth by collectors including a “loving cup,” the Titanic‘s last lunch menu ($88,000), and photographs of the ship and the alleged iceberg ($32,000) that took the unsinkable leviathan down.
If you ask me, I still say that’s a whole lotta bread for a stale old biscuit.
Read more at the BBC. —OJB