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This gold medal above was awarded to a crew member of the RMS Carpathia, the Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship famous for its rescue of Titanic survivors in 1912.

The 14k yellow gold Carpathia Medal was presented to Ernest GF Brown in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution’ to the survivors. Only 14 medals in gold were awarded by the Titanic Survivors Committee to the captain and senior officers of the Carpathia, while silver and bronze medals were awarded to the junior officers and crew.

The medal is estimated at £18,000-25,000 in an Antiques & Collectors sale at Bourne End Auction Rooms on August 1.


This 14 x 11in (35 x 28cm) mid-17th Dutch oil painting on panel by a follower of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), above, last sold at auction in 1948 at Christie’s, fetching 16 guineas.

Now, the biblical painting of Jacob recounting his dream will go under the hammer at Brightwells of Leominster on July 26, consigned from a private Herefordshire collection and estimated at £8000-12,000.

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Dozens of silver candelabra will be on offer at Bonhams Knightsbridge in London on July 25. The 53 candelabras have been split into 16 lots, with combined lower estimates totalling £100,000.

A set of four Art Deco style five-light silver examples from the Painted Hall at Greenwich and made by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, London 1938, is guided at £10,000-15,000. They measure 2ft 1in (63cm) high and are engraved with the crowned monogram of George VI.