Usually, a single cracker goes for no more than a few cents. You can buy them in boxes at the dollar store. However, one specific cracker has been auctioned off for 15,000 pounds: $22,965 USD.
What makes the Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker so special was that it was saved from lifeboat of the famous TITANIC. Y’know, the British passenger liner that famously sank in 1912.
James Fenwick was a passenger on the Carpathia, the cruise liner that picked up Titanic survivors. He found the cracker on a life boat and tossed it in an envelope for safekeeping.
Fast forward more than a century later and the cracker, also known as a biscuit, was purchased by a Greek collector.
Seems like a pretty hefty sum to drop on a snack. It’s all in the name of history, right?
Photo: BBC, Henry Aldridge & Son