Shackleton - Order of Merit (Chile) 1916

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Order of Merit (Chile), 1916, sells for £74,500 ($113,985) at auction

Centenary of the Sinking of the Endurance This year marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Endurance, which was crushed by ice and left the crew marooned on Elephant Island – a remote and uninhabited island off the coast of Antarctica. Shackleton’s Chilean Order of Merit, which recognises the rescue and survival of all of…

Royal Geographical Society Silver Medal, 1904, incused on the rim 'LIEUT. ERNEST SHACKLETON, R.N.R.'  Estimate: £20,000 - £40,000 ($30,480 - $60,960)

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s RGS Silver Medal for Discovery, 1904 sells for £86,500 at auction

Sir Ernest Shackleton was the most decorated of the Polar explorers of the early 20th C – despite being invalided home on his trip to the Antarctic when he was with Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (Discovery) in 1903. He had been a member of the Furthest South Party with Scott and Wilson, reaching 82.17°S. on the…