A 104-year-old biscuit taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton on his Antarctic expedition in 1907 could fetch up to £1,500 at auction, experts have said. The biscuit, one of those used to sustain men on Shackleton's Nimrod expedition, was made by Reading-based company Huntley & Palmers.

The company had already provided energy biscuits to Captain Scott for his Discovery expedition in 1901. It will be auctioned by Christie's on 29 September. Shackleton had ordered the protein biscuits for his Antarctic journey.

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