A humble and yet potentially delicious cracker that survived the sinking of Titanic in 1912 has found a new home. It was bought for £15,000 by a Greek collector.
The savoury snack was apparently part of a Titanic survival kit from one of the lifeboats. It was kept for many years by James Fenwick, who was a passenger on the CC Carpathia, which helped survivors of the Titanic at the time.
While other folks may have been interested in scooping up fancy stuff floating around from first class, like Kate Winslet’s Heart of the Ocean necklace, I guess Mr. Fenwick saw potential in the young cracker and passed it on to his family. Solid loot.
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Jeepers, it is now known as the world’s most expensive biscuit. I hope the new owner doesn’t accidentally eat it with a cuppa. You have to wonder what it would taste like… Soft as fuck probably.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told the Salisbury Journal: “it is incredible that this biscuit survived such a dramatic event – the sinking of the world’s largest ocean liner – costing 1,500 lives.”
The iceberg tried to kill the biscuit, but the biscuit said “NO. Not today.” It’s a hero.
“In terms of precedence, a few years ago a biscuit from one of Shackleton’s expeditions sold for about 3,000 quid and there is a biscuit from the Lusitania in a museum in the Republic of Ireland,” Mr. Aldridge continued.
I’m unsure how you find out about biscuit auctions.
James Cameron is currently working on the screenplay for Titanic 2, in which the biscuit will be the main protagonist. Billy Zane is reportedly the only actor to sign back on. His character has several thrilling moments in which he almost eats the biscuit. I’m sorry. I’ll stop now.
In all seriousness, I’m sure this is a great item for the Greek collector that snapped it up.
The Titanic tragically sank on April 14, 1912, during its maiden voyage to New York from Southampton.