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2nd ever VC goes well

Posted on Fri, 20 April 2007 by Phil Mussell - Medal News

The VC of Commander, Later Rear Admiral, John Bythesea, awarded for service in the Crimea in August 1854 made a good price when it came under the hammer at Spink on April 19

The cross, the second ever awarded, fetched £155,350 and was bought by an agent who's name has been closely linked with Lord Ashcroft's collection in the past - maybe the country's premier gallantry collection just got a little bigger?

For further details of this and other prices realised the sale visit