Noonans

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.


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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?

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Titanic survivor was luckier serving on land in wartime

30 January 2023

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

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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

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Pluck of the Irish

23 January 2023

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

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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.

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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.

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Ascot Gold Cups gallop in on same day

19 December 2022

While Ascot Gold Cups are not uncommon, the sight of two heading down the home straight to a rostrum finish on the same day was definitely rare.

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A Mayfair menagerie at Noonans

14 November 2022

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

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Korean Military Medal won alongside a VC hero

31 October 2022

When Bill Speakman won his Victoria Cross on November 4, 1951, fighting beside him was Corporal John Pender.

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Family naval group includes £28,000 medal

31 October 2022

A group of father-and-son lots related to the Royal Navy may have been small in size but revealed a combined service in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars that was lengthy.

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War dog Rob's 'animal VC' Dickin Medal sells for record £140,000 in London auction

13 October 2022

A ‘Victoria Cross’ for animals awarded to Rob, a black-and-white collie-retriever who served with paratroops and the SAS, has sold for a world record £140,000 at auction.

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Pick of the week: Kavanagh VC takes auction record sum

26 September 2022

The first civilian Victoria Cross of just five to be awarded has sold for an auction record hammer price of £750,000 at London saleroom Noonans.

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Coins: BNTA's London showpiece event Coinex returns

12 September 2022

Coinex, the most important event on the British calender for many serious coin collectors, opens at the Biltmore Hotel in Mayfair on September 23-24.

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First Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian comes up at auction

29 August 2022

The first Victoria Cross awarded to a civilian is coming up for auction at Noonans on September 14.

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Life lost when saving others

15 August 2022

Unique medal combinations will always catch a collector’s eye, particularly when accompanied by a highly emotive backstory.

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Jewellery: Royal connections bring added interest

04 July 2022

Platinum jubilee excitement combined with an emotive back story and a royal connection to create the perfect conditions to sell an Elizabeth II brooch

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Medals: not just for the military

13 June 2022

Spotlight on honours sold recently includes courageous lifesavers from civilian backgrounds.

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Diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II as a thank-you for coronation duties

30 May 2022

A presentation diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II to the Duchess of Norfolk for assistance prior to her coronation in 1953 is to be offered by Mayfair auction house Noonans on June 14, estimated at £4000-6000.

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Titanic twists of fate: tale of two auction lots in the US and UK

11 May 2022

Fate played a cruel hand in the case of two Titanic passengers whose stories have come to light through recent auction lots.

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Canadian ‘Black Battalion’ memento sells at Dix Noonan Webb

02 May 2022

A medal awarded to a member of the only Canadian battalion composed of black soldiers to serve in the First World War has sold in a London auction.

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