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‘Titanic’ cracker sold at auction for $23,000

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The Titanic departs Southampton, England on April 10, 1912. (AP File Photo)

A 100-year-old cracker that traveled on the Titanic has sold at auction for 15,000 pounds—roughly $23,000.

The Spillers & Bakers Pilot cracker was saved from a Titanic lifeboat by James Fenwick, a passenger on the Carpathia, the cruise liner that picked up Titanic survivors. Fenwick preserved the costly biscuit in an envelope and labeled it “Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912.”

According to the BBC, the cracker was purchased by a collector from Greece.

Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge told the BBC the cracker was "the world's most valuable biscuit.”

At the same auction, a sterling silver cup that was presented to survivor Molly Brown—the “Unsinkable”—went for $200,000 becoming the third most expensive Titanic relic ever sold at auction.

In one of the infamous nautical disasters in history, more than 1,500 people died after the Titanic collided with an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, U.K. to New York in 1912.