Titanic Survivor

Grab the cracker Rose

Grab the cracker Rose

Guess what survived the sinking of the Titanic and just sold for $23,000? A cracker… Yep, a little Spillers and Bakers Pilot cracker left in a survival kit on one of the lifeboats. I know what you are all thinking, someone should have gobbled that down. Silly Billies, probably too busy rowing. However, James Fenwick, a passenger on the rescue ship Carpathia saw the cracker and put it in an envelope and marked it “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912.” Fast forward 103 years and now that unpretentious little cracker is called the “world’s most valuable biscuit.”

PSST I bet it is stale.

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4 responses to “Titanic Survivor

  1. So I should just go and buy me a few biscuits and put them in envelopes? Damn what a scam.

  2. And it’s not even a chocolate biscuit!

  3. Remember the remake of “Brewster’s Millions”–the one in which Richard Pryor’s “Brewster” purchases the Inverted Jenny stamp–then mails it?

    Someone purchases this Titanic cracker–then eats it!

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