Biscuit Recovered From Titanic Could Be Sold for $15,000 At Auction
Biscuit recovered from Titanic is up for sale at an auction and could go for at least $15,000.
It seems that people love items which have been recovered from the sinking ship. Last time they were willing to pay a lot of money for the menu recovered from Titanic.
And besides, there are things even more expensive if you think at Titanic memorabilia.
This time they are thinking to buy a biscuit that was kept by James Fenwick, who was a passenger on board the SS Carpathia, which went to the aid of survivors from the ship.
He put the cracker in a Kodak photographic envelope complete with the original note, which was marked “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912”.
The biscuit which is marked with the Spillers and Baker “Pilot”, survived the sinking of the boat.
Mr Fenwick and his newlywed wife Mabel were embarking on a three-month honeymoon trip to Europe and had reached New York on April 11 1912, little knowing that four days later the Carpathia would be the saviour of over 700 survivors from the Titanic.
An actual biscuit from the Titanic could be yours and it could become the most expensive biscuit ever.
Among other things that survived the sinking of the ship in 1912, in which around 1,500 people died, is this cracker.
As part of a survival kit stored within one of the ill-fated ocean liner’s lifeboats, the biscuit was then kept as a souvenir.
The 103-years-old biscuit will go for auction at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Devizes, Wilshire on October 24.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: “It is the world’s most valuable biscuit.”
“We don’t know which lifeboat the biscuit came from but there are no other Titanic lifeboat biscuits in existence to my knowledge.
“It is incredible that this biscuit has survived such a dramatic event – the sinking of the world’s largest ocean liner – costing 1,500 lives.
“In terms of precedence, a few years ago a biscuit from one of Shackleton’s expeditions sold for about £3,000 and there is a biscuit from the Lusitania in a museum in the Republic of Ireland.
“So we have put an estimate of between £8,000 and £10,000 which makes it the most valuable biscuit in the world.”
The Titanic ship sank on 14th April 1912 after striking an iceberg, during its maiden voyage to New York from Southampton.
The biscuit will be sold alongside the Fenwick archive – a unique photographic history of the rescue of the survivors from the Titanic.
The collection is being sold via direct descent of the Fenwicks and the photographic negatives included offer a unique snapshot into the rescue.
What do you say about this cracker?