The highly decorated man in the photo below was Claes Adolph Westring, the Swedish ambassador to Norway, who saved thousands of Scandinavian Jews from the Nazis in the 1940s. Westring, whose historical significance is well documented, is also credited with saving Oslo’s Nobel Institute (which awards the Nobel Peace Prize) from the Nazis, who wanted the building for their own use.
$25,000 / 1940s WWII–ERA MEDALS
Historical Valuable Medals
He was awarded numerous medals from different countries for his efforts. Westring’s sword, medals and the photo of him (in which he is wearing the medals) were brought to us in Tampa by his grandson. This provenance serves as proof of the items’ authenticity and value.
Provenance is one of the most important considerations when buying and selling fine art and antiques. Individually, the medals are worth $100 to $1,000 each. The collection, however, has an appraised value of $25,000.
This is an archival article formerly written and is for informational purposes only. The valuations in this article have likely changed since it was first written.