(WTNH)– A biscuit that survived the sinking of the Titanic has been sold for $23,000.
BBC reports that a collector in Greece bought the cracker-like biscuit at an auction. The “Spillers and Bakers Pilot” biscuit is reportedly part of a survival kit that would have been found on a rescue boat.
According to the Henry Aldridge & Sons auction house, the biscuit was part of a collection from newlyweds James and Mabel Fenwick, who were beginning a three-month honeymoon to Europe in 1912 aboard the SS Carpahtia, the ship that rescued survivors of the Titanic.
“It was saved by Mr. Fenwick in a Kodak photographic envelope complete with original notation ‘Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912,” the auction house wrote.
Fenwick kept it as a souvenir before it became “the world’s most valuable biscuit.”
The biscuit went for around $8,000 more than expected.