Noonans is a London auction house which specialises in coins, medals, militaria, banknotes, jewellery, watches and antiquities.

It was founded in 1990 by Nimrod Dix, Pierce Noonan and Christopher Webb, and was previously known as Dix Noonan Webb. In April 2022 it announced it was changing its name to Noonans, part of a general rebranding rather than indicating any change of ownership

With offices in Mayfair, the specialist auctioneers also handle private treaty sales.


From civil war to George III via two single owner collections

18 September 2023

On October 3 Noonans will sell two single-owner collections.


Serpent bracelet and necklace slither into sales

04 September 2023

Serpent jewels, symbols of eternity and exoticism, are ever popular and two good examples are on offer this autumn.


Nidhogg nestles in Yggdrasil: a Viking bronze die for armour

14 August 2023

A fine example of Viking metalworking was offered at Noonans (24% buyer’s premium) in Mayfair on July 18.


Nurse’s Boer War belt bought by private museum

07 August 2023

A silver and gold presentation belt given to a civilian volunteer nurse who looked after the sick and wounded during the Siege of Ladysmith during the second Boer War has soared over estimate in a London auction.


Victoria Cross value – without the actual VC

07 August 2023

Such was the notoriety of Gunner James Collis that his family did not attend the funeral even though he had three sons in the army.


Omnibus driver staged brave blaze rescue

07 August 2023

A privately produced Victorian silver bravery medal proved hugely popular when offered at Noonans (24% buyer’s premium) on June 21.


Gold ring unearthed at former abbey site

10 July 2023

This 15th century gold ring, set with a rhomb-shaped table-cut sapphire, is engraved with lilies and other flowers issuing from a crescent bowl.


Representative of heavenly virtue

05 June 2023

This 15th century ring, set with a rhomb-shaped table-cut sapphire, is engraved with lilies and other flowers issuing from a crescent bowl.


Presents for a princess from a queen

01 May 2023

This Art Deco sapphire and diamond brooch, c.1925, cased by Collingwood, was a gift to Princess Margaret from her grandmother Queen Mary, on her confirmation on April 15, 1946, when the princess was aged 15.

Fob seal

Pick of the week: Notable name seals the deal at £10,000

20 March 2023

An original owner of considerable military renown made the difference when a c.1820 gold fob seal came up for auction in London on March 14.


Coin synonymous with the Age of Discovery

13 February 2023

Struck c.1500 in Lisbon from Guinean gold provided by the explorations of Vasco da Gama, the 10 cruzados piece or Portugués do ouro of Manuel I (1495-1521) is a coin synonymous with the Age of Discovery.


‘Rob the Parachuting Dog’

13 February 2023

Instituted by Maria Dickin, the founder of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), in 1943, the Dickin Medal has been awarded on 71 occasions – 32 of them going to pigeons, 34 to dogs, four to horses and one to a cat.


Coins and medals: Upwards and onwards as market rises with inflation

13 February 2023

The unexpected but very welcome increase in demand that the market experienced amid Covid lockdowns continued in 2022 as restrictions eased – and auction houses are optimistic about another strong performance this year


Emergency Portuguese banknote sold at Noonans

13 February 2023

A sale of Banknotes at Noonans included this One Rupee note issued by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino in Goa in 1917. The rare first issue note took £13,000 (plus 24% buyer’s premium).


The key to value when it comes to selling Waterloo Medals

30 January 2023

With 39,000 of these campaign honours given out, which ones can generate extra demand and achieve higher prices?


Titanic survivor was luckier serving on land in wartime

30 January 2023

The personal stories behind medals are becoming increasingly relevant to collectors.


Rare gold medal awarded to one of Nelson's Band of Brothers takes six-figure sum at auction

30 January 2023

Vice Admiral Davidge Gould was the last surviving member of Nelson’s Band of Brothers, dying in 1847


Pluck of the Irish

23 January 2023

A pair of militaria highlights related to Irish regiments that came up in recent auctions.


Bidders show faith in Brook’s symbol of love

09 January 2023

Discovered by a metal detectorist on Dorset land once owned by Sir Thomas Brook, the late 14th century diamond set gold love ring captured hearts and international interest at Noonans’ (24% buyer’s premium) Mayfair rooms.


Creature comforts made by renowned Hanau silversmith

19 December 2022

The most famous of the many silversmiths in the German city of Hanau in the late 19th century was Neresheimer & Söhne.