This bloody Titanic biscuit sold for $23,000 which is close to 15 lakhs in Indian Rupees and you thought that you were rich!
On September 2015, various artefacts of the Titanic were sold in auction. The biscuit was owned by James and Mabel Fenwick who were newlyweds and on their Honeymoon to Europe in 1912. They were on the ship S S Carpathia which rescued people from the lifeboats of Titanic. This biscuit was part of a lifeboat’s survival kit and boy did it survive!
Fenwick kept this biscuit secure in Kodak film envelope for 103 years. The cracker was sold to a Greek collector by auctioneer Henry Aldridge.
The manufacturers Spillers and Bakers were known to make dog biscuits however, Henry argues that this cracker was meant for human consumption. He thinks that if it were a slice of bread then it would have rotten but this cracker seems to be like a hot cross bun. It got fossilised on exposure thus outliving most of the passengers of Titanic. Talk about tough cookie!
It’s close cousin, the menu of the last launch at Titanic sold for a whopping $50,000.
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