Titanic lifeboat biscuit sells for 15,000 pounds at auction

London, Oct 25: The "world's most valuable biscuit" which survived the sinking of the Titanic more than a century ago, has been sold at auction for 15,000 pounds, fetching more than 5000 pounds then the expected price.

The cracker- was found by James and Mabel Fenwick, who were passengers on board the SS Carpathia, which went to the aid of survivors from the ship.

Titanic biscuit

It is understood a Greek company bought it at the auction held at Henry Aldridge & Son in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said the Spillers and Bakers Pilot cracker, from a survival kit in a lifeboat, was "the world's most valuable biscuit", BBC reported.

The Spillers & Bakers "Pilot" biscuit was kept as a souvenir by Fenwick in an envelope with a note, "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912."

Also, a photograph purporting to show the iceberg that sank the ill-fated liner sold at the same auction for 21,000 pounds.

The picture was taken by a steward on another ship which passed the iceberg. Aldridge said they were among the most "collectible and iconic" Titanic items to be sold.

RMS Titanic had been four days into a week-long Transatlantic crossing from Southampton to New York when the supposedly "unsinkable" ship struck the iceberg on April 14 1912.

The ship sank on April 15, killing 1,517 people.


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