And I'm Going To Eat It: Cracker Saved From Titanic Lifeboat Could Fetch $15,000 At Auction

October 9, 2015


A cracker (biscuit) salvaged from a survival kit aboard one of the Titanic's lifeboats is going up for auction later this month and expected to fetch up to $15,000. Apparently because there are people out there who can predict what a cracker from a 100 year old shipwreck is actually worth.

The Spillers and Bakers "Pilot" biscuit was recovered from a survival kit stored within one of the ill-fated ocean liner's lifeboats. James Fenwick, a voyager onboard the SS Carpathia - which went to the aid of survivors from the ship - preserved the edible. He put the sweet snack in a Kodak photographic envelope complete with the original note, which stated "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912″.

I mean, I understand the historical significance of anything Titanic related, but a cracker from a lifeboat? I'll tell you what -- I will pay zero dollars but TRADE YOU a whole box of perfectly good Ritz. Expiration date isn't even for another year. *waving auction paddle* Excuse me, sir? You're talking too fast, I couldn't tell if that was a yes or a no. Fine, you drive a hard bargain, but I'll throw in a can of spray cheese.

Thanks to vishal, who agrees that cracker isn't worth a cent over $14,000.

  • shashi

    James Fenwick: "Oh you poor people. Here let me help you off that lifeboat and into the safety of GIVE ME YOUR CRACKERS DAMMIT!!"

  • Gordon Freeman

    Before someone else says it: "Yeah, a lot of crackers went down with the Titanic."

  • Gordon Freeman

    Actually, that reminds me of a joke....What's the difference between the Titanic and Kim Kardashian?

    Only 1500 people went down on the Titanic.

  • Ed

    It looks surprisingly well preserved! It reminds of that movir where Richard Pryor had to waste a ton of money in order to inherit tons more. He should buy it for Gene Wilder to eat. What was the name of that movie . . . ? Did I just make it up?

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Dude... Richard Pryor's been dead for almost 10 years.

    Have some respect!

  • Brewster's Millions.
    Gene Wilder isn't in that one.

  • Ed

    TY for the link A*Girl!

  • solariumcreative

    Whatever floats your boat

  • dougfunnay

    i think that may have been part of the problem
    that biscuit looks heavy

  • Big McLargehuge

    Too soon.

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