JustCollecting Victoria Cross Sales History unveiled The JustCollecting Victoria Cross Sales History reveals the auction and private sale prices (where known) of Victoria Crosses, since the first sale in 1884.
News-Antique.com - Aug 10,2015 - The JustCollecting Victoria Cross Sales History has been released today.
Compiled by collecting website JustCollecting, it provides a comprehensive online record of Victoria Cross sales since the first VC auction in 1884.
Free to use, the JustCollecting Victoria Cross Sales History reveals the strong growth in value of VCs over the decades, particularly in recent years. The sales record stood at £120,000 in 1998 and is now at an estimated £1.5 million.
A JustCollecting spokesperson said: "VCs are more than just medals. They are testaments to the astonishing courage of a select group of soldiers.
"The Commonwealth's greatest military decoration has been awarded less than 1,500 times. Its rarity and the stirring tales of bravery associated with each medal ensure strong auction prices.
"VCs are being awarded less and less often. Only 15 have been granted since the second world war. Expect to see these rare, modern examples become among the most hotly contested VCs at auction over the coming decades."
Most valuable VCs ever sold:
1. Captain Noel Chavasse (WWI): estimated £1.5 million in 2009
2. Private Edward Kenna (New Guinea): £678,000 in 2011
3. Captain Alfred Shout (WWI): £406,716 in 2006
4. Staff Sergeant George Howell (WWI): £385,000 in 2011
5. Colonel John Grant (Tibet): £340,000 in 2014
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