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For Sale: Pieces of Polar History

Leski Auctions in Australia is selling 101 pieces of polar history left by some of the biggest names in the golden age of polar exploration including Frederick Cook, Robert Peary and Ernest Shackleton. The mementos are things like documents, letters and books, and the most sought after will likely be photos shot by Scott’s expedition photographer H.G. Ponting.

The oddest piece of polar history up for sale at Christie’s is a particularly well-preserved cracker left by Shackleton during his first trip to the continent. The cracker will likely sell for about $2,500. Or for the price of a few of these crackers, you can take your own trip to Antarctica aboard National Geographic Explorer and eat all the (not stale) crackers you want while exploring for yourself.