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Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Victoria Cross medal sells for record $1M at Noonans

Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

LONDON – The famous Siege of Lucknow Victoria Cross (V.C.) awarded to Irishman Thomas Henry Kavanagh sold for a world-record price of £930,000 ($1.075 million) by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans in a September 14 sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. Bought by a collector, it was the first civilian V.C. of five to be awarded and was one of only two that is not currently in a museum. It had been estimated at £300,000-£400,000.

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Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

First Victoria Cross awarded to civilian ranks highly in Noonans’ Sept. 14 sale

 

Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

LONDON – A Victoria Cross awarded to Irishman Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the 1857 Siege of Lucknow in India will be sold by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans on Wednesday, September 14 in an auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria.

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Morphy’s July 12-14 Collectible Firearms & Militaria Auction traverses 4-century timeline

After Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), unsigned circa-19th-century portrait of George Washington in his Continental uniform. Paper tag on verso notes painting was relined and restored in 1931 by Hannah Horner Field, Upper Darby, Pa. Framed size: 25 x 29in. Estimate $70,000-$100,000

DENVER, Pa. – Morphy’s July 12-14 Collectible Firearms & Militaria Auction serves as a grand showcase for 1,471 lots of expertly vetted antique and vintage weapons and relics, many with noteworthy provenance. The top-notch selection follows a four-century timeline, starting with 17th-century weaponry and traversing history through European wars, the American colonial and Revolutionary War period, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the modern era. In addition, there are numerous specialty categories which include sporting arms and ammunition; (55) swords, (25) cannons, Nuremberg lockboxes, Native American weapons and art; and the Doug Everhart collection of Derringers. The militaria section is distinguished by six very special lots containing war heroes’ Purple Hearts. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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