Imagine dishing out the big bucks for a cracker — only to find out it’s probably very, very stale!
A Greek collector paid a whopping $23,000 for the “world’s most valuable biscuit,” which survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 — more than a century ago!
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A biscuit that survived the sinking of the #Titanic has sold for £15,000 at auction, worlds most expensive biscuit. pic.twitter.com/GMVDcXTDtr— ScouseScene (@scousescene) October 25, 2015
A biscuit that survived the sinking of the #Titanic has sold for £15,000 at auction, worlds most expensive biscuit. pic.twitter.com/GMVDcXTDtr
According to auctioneer Andrew Aldridge, the cracker was part of a survival kit from one of Titanic’s lifeboats and was saved by a man named James Fenwick, who was aboard the Carpathia, a ship that picked up survivors from the RMS Titanic after it notoriously hit an iceberg in April 1912.
In addition to the cracker, this recent auction also saw the sale of a cup presented to the captain of the Carpathia by “the Unsinkable Molly Brown” and a photo allegedly showing the iceberg that caused the crash that claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people and became the subject of an Award-winning film in 1997.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)