Multiple Charities to benefit from sale of Rare Number Plate

The unfortunate passing of a South Yorkshire woman has led to solicitors searching for a buyer for her unique personalised registration plate. With multiple UK charities standing to benefit from the proceeds, the hunt is now underway to find someone who wishes purchase this unique piece of motoring history.

Death is never happy affair, but sometimes a bizarre twist of fate can lead worthwhile charitable causes to benefit from someone’s demise. A firm of solicitors recently landed the task of distributing funds left by a deceased British lady, with the majority of her £400,000 estate being left to charities working across the UK.

With several unusual items needing to find a new home in order to release collateral from the lady’s belongings, antiques specialist Vivienne Milburn and registrations expert James Saperia have been asked to locate new owners for certain valuables – with an exclusive personalised number plate being one of the more distinctive effects.

VKY 1 number plate




The registration in question is ‘VKY 1’ – the ultimate registration for any female motorist by the name of Vicky or Victoria. With the sale price set at £12,500 this is a unique opportunity to purchase an exclusive registration at an attractive price. James Saperia, MD of Simply Registrations says: “We’re delighted to have been asked to assist with the marketing of this prestigious personalised registration, especially with the proceeds of the sale being donated to a selection of good causes.”

The registration was originally issued in 1961, and the charities that stand to benefit from the proceeds include the PDSA, Dogs Trust, Cats Protection, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norwich and the Mayflower Sanctuary in Doncaster. In addition to these organisations, proceeds of the estate will also be distributed to the Born Free Foundation, famous for its work with wildlife around the world.

Those in the know recognise that personalised registrations can be a real investment and offer a fantastic return in the future too. Quentin Wilson, one of Britain’s best-known motoring authorities has been quoted as saying: “If you choose your number wisely, it will honestly be better than money in the bank.”

If you’re interested in becoming the new owner of the VKY 1 registration, you can contact Simply Registrations by telephone on 0113 288 7553 or enquire via the website at:

Please note; VKY 1 is now sold.


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