World's 'most valuable' cracker from Titanic up for auction


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The world's most valuable cracker is about to be auctioned off. The 103-year-old cracker is one of the last survivors from the Titanic, which sunk in 1912.

According to The Guardian, the "Spillers and Bakers" biscuit is made from flour and water and was part of a survival kit that was found within a lifeboat from one of the Titanic's ill-fated passengers.

The cracker was kept as a souvenir by James Fenwick, a passenger onboard the SS Carpathia, which helped rescue some of the Titanic's passengers. Fenwick had stored the cracker in a Kodak photographic envelope with an original note, which read: "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat 1912."

The snack will be up for grabs at an auction held by Henry Aldridge & Son's in Wiltshire, England on Oct. 24th. It is expected to go for between £8,000 ($12,245) and £10,000 ($15,000).

"It is the world's most valuable biscuit," auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told The Guardian, adding that he believes there are no other Titanic crackers in existence.

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Aldridge stated that a similar cracker from the Lusitania fetched £3,000 a few years ago.

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The snack will be auctioned off with photographs from Fenwick's archive, documenting the rescue of the 700 Titanic survivors. Alongside the collection is also Fenwick's unpublished written account of the Titanic rescue.

Thought to be unsinkable, the Titanic went down in the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage in April 1912 from New York to England.

Last week, the final menu from the Titanic fetched $88,000 at an auction:

Menu For Last Lunch Served On Titanic Sells For $88,000
Menu For Last Lunch Served On Titanic Sells For $88,000

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