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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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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New hires and promotions including at Lyon & Turnbull and Duke’s

14 April 2022

The latest Movers & Shakers updates across the world of art and antiques.

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Dix Noonan Webb rebrands as Noonans

04 April 2022

Auction house Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) will be shortening its name to Noonans from the end of April.

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Strike two for Sampson & Mordan vesta cases

28 March 2022

The Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu sale at Dix Noonan Webb (25% buyer’s premium) in London on March 15 included more fine silver and enamel vesta cases by Sampson Mordan & Co to add to those sold by the firm in September 2021.

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Anglo-Saxon coin emerged from stubble

14 March 2022

An Anglo-Saxon gold shilling or thrymsa dating from 650- 670AD took £15,000 at Dix Noonan Webb in Mayfair.

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Medals and militaria: Demand for medal groups backed by stirring accounts of bravery shows no sign of easing up

14 March 2022

The healthy demand for top-notch medals with interesting back-stories shows no sign of decreasing, judging by recent results.

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Metal detectorist's medieval gold cross emerges at London auction

07 March 2022

This early medieval gold cross was discovered by a metal detectorist in a field in Sutton St Edmund, Lincolnshire, in April 2019. After two years, going through the Treasure process, the cross was returned to the finder, who is selling it at Dix Noonan Webb on March 15.

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There really was trouble at mill

28 February 2022

The third and final part of the collection of 19th century silver trade tokens formed by John Akins was offered by Dix Noonan Webb (24% buyer’s premium) in London as part of its February 1-2 sale.

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