London auctioneers Morton & Eden, in association with Sotheby’s, have included in their May 31 sale this silver medal awarded to a steward aboard the RMS Carpathia for his help in rescuing passengers from the Titanic.


Chief 3rd Class Steward C.W. Bairnson assisted survivors from steerage and was honoured at a presentation ceremony held six weeks after the disaster in New York.

Estimated at £3000-5000, the medal will be sold at Sotheby's, New Bond Street.

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