The Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker from a survival kit in one of the Titanic lifeboats, was sold at auction for £15,000 or $22,971 this week and must be one of the most expensive crackers ever bought. The biscuit was saved by James Fenwick, a passenger on the Carpathia that picked up Titanic survivors. The cracker had been kept in an envelope with the genuine script of “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912”. The cracker was bought by a collector from Greece.
At the same auction, a photograph claiming to show the iceberg that sank Titanic sold for £21,000 or $32,159. The photograph was taken by a steward on another ship which passed the iceberg, the day after Titanic sank in the Atlantic.