First world war biscuits achieve 466% increase in Suffolk auction


2015-06-26 13:45:56


First world war biscuits achieve 466% increase in Suffolk auction

The biscuits, which date to the first world war, are apparently still edible

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Sunday 22June 2014

A pair of biscuits dating to the first world war achieved 340 ($578) in a sale at Lockdales in Suffolk on June 19, an increase of 466% on a 60 ($100) estimate.

It is thought British lieutenant Lionel Bruce Charles brought the biscuits home from the offensiveat Suvla Bay in 1915, part of theBattle of Gallipoli.

Oliver Miller, a spokesperson for Lockdales, told the BBC that the biscuits are "the sort of thing any First World War period collector would love to have".

Lockdales biscuitsThe biscuits date to the first world war

"They're probably still edible, if you really wanted to eat them."

He went on: "The biscuits were usually crushed up to put in tea or stews - they were so solid they didn't really like to eat them as a straight biscuit.

"A collector would love to own them and would probably just enjoy looking at them, maybe with a different pack of biscuits."

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