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Biscuit that survived Titanic up for auction

Friday, Oct 9, 2015,16:38 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

London | The world’s most valuable biscuit which survived the sinking of the Titanic more than a century ago, will go under the hammer later this month and is expected to fetch between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds. 

The cracker which was kept as a souvenir by James Fenwick, a passenger on board SS Carpathia which helped rescue some of the Titanic’s passengers was stored by him in a Kodak photographic envelope with an original note which read Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat 1912.
The Spillers and Bakers pilot biscuit a type of cracker made from flour and water survived the sinking of the Titanic on April 15. It is the world’s most valuable biscuit, Andrew Aldridge from Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Wiltshire, UK said.
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, he added. The cracker, which will go under the hammer on October 24, was part of a survival kit stored within one of the ill- fated ocean liner’s lifeboats, the Mirror reported.
It is estimated to fetch between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds. The biscuit will be sold alongside the Fenwick archive – a unique photographic history of the rescue of the survivors from the Titanic.