We've has many articles in the past about Britain's Victoria Cross medal. It's much less common to read about the rarer Albert medal. Here's a story about a recent auction sale.
A Lichfield railway worker’s gallantry medal has sold for more than £10,000 at auction.
Arthur Eccleshall won his Albert Medal in 1908 after he lifted a child clear of a train approaching Bushbury Station.
His medal went under the hammer at the Wolverhampton Auction Room, with bidding eventually finishing at £10,030.
The price was pushed up as only 290 Albert Medals were ever handed out – and many were traded in for a George Cross in 1971.
Ben Gamble, head auctioneer at Cuttlestones, said: “We’ve always had high hopes for this lot.
“Not only is it a very rare medal in its own right but the provenance – which is so important to collectors – is phenomenal and this is one occasion where our original estimate of between £4,000-£5,000 was well and truly shattered!”
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Lichfield worker’s rare gallantry medal sells for £10,000 at auction
Wayne Homren, Editor
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