(PCM) A cracker, or rather a biscuit as they are referred to in the UK, that survived the 1912 sinking of the Titanic has recently sold at a UK auction for the staggering amount of $23,000.
The Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker was nabbed from a survival kit that was located on-board one of the Titanic’s lifeboats by a man named James Fenwick. Fenwick was a passenger on the Carpathia, the ship that helped rescue passengers of the Titanic, when the “unsinkable” ship crashed into an iceberg killing 1,500 people.
Fenwick took the cracker, placed it in an envelope and labeled it “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912”. How Fenwick managed to keep the cracker in such pristine condition all these years is quite the mystery, however in the end it has paid off nicely!