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.


The enduring appeal of Rorke’s Drift valour

12 February 2018

The Zulu War medal awarded to Driver Charles Robson, batman to commanding officer Lieutenant John Chard during the epic defence of Rorke’s Drift, sold for £110,000 at Dix Noonan Webb on March 2.


Unexpected discovery of Duke of Wellington coronet and more auction previews

05 February 2018

A selection of jewellery and watch previews from around the salerooms, including the recent discovery of an intriguing coronet at Dix Noonan Webb...


Management changes as Dix Noonan Webb builds for future

29 January 2018

London coins and medals specialist Dix Noonan Webb is changing its management structure.

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Early coin proof sets prove to be in high demand at London auction

28 December 2017

Judging by the number of coin proof sets that have been issued in Elizabeth II’s reign, they have become very popular with collectors. But these Royal Mint sets date much further back and are now sought-after at auction.


Victoria Cross trio includes a record

11 December 2017

Tis the season to sell Victoria Crosses… three have come up at auction recently and posted strong results, including a world record.

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Victoria Cross sells for auction record at Morton & Eden and further VC sales are coming up at fellow London salerooms Dix Noonan Webb and Spink

30 November 2017

Victoria Crosses are not exactly that rare at auction, despite being the highest British award for gallantry. However, the unique tales of bravery ensure demand is always high, as evident from the auction record just set at London saleroom Morton & Eden.

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Rare Richard III gold coin found by metal detectorist near Bosworth Field comes to auction

21 November 2017

If you want a gold coin to have rarity value, then an example from a monarch whose reign lasted only a couple of years is a good start.


Trio of jewellery auction previews

20 November 2017

A selection of stand-out lots from auctions in west London, Mayfair and Gloucestershire.


Export sought for Canadian VC sold in London

09 October 2017

An unusual medals sale has led to an unusual outcome. An application is to be made to export from Canada the Victoria Cross group won by heroic Lieutenant Colonel David Currie after it was bought by a British private collector.


Painted cavalry Guidon rarity appears at Dix Noonan & Webb

04 September 2017

A cavalry guidon (pennant) from the late 18th century is always likely to be rare – and rarer still if it is painted rather than embroidered.


Canadian war hero’s Victoria Cross up at auction in London… in dollars

21 August 2017

A unique Victoria Cross and other awards won by one of the greatest heroes in Canadian history is to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb on September 27.


A Rorke’s Drift in pricing for the Zulu War

21 August 2017

Considering there were only 150 men defending Rorke’s Drift against the Zulus, an impressive number of medals awarded after that epic 1879 encounter have come to auction recently.


Previews: £30,000 plus

17 July 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

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Soviet WW2 air ace medals soar to £120,000 in London sale

22 May 2017

Lot 1234 made it count for London auction house Dix Noonan Webb despite lurking towards the back of an extensive two-day sale.

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Lord Ashcroft buys Merchant Navy George Cross for Imperial War Museum public display

11 May 2017

Lord Ashcroft’s superb collection of medals on public display at the Imperial War Museum in London has grown even larger thanks to a George Cross bought at auction.


Who dares wins big bids for special forces relics

10 April 2017

Special forces memorabilia making special prices is not a top-secret scenario in the militaria world. The appetite is always high for the exploits of small elite units where bravery and hair-raising tales are the norm.


Pick of the Week: Rare reminder of tragic royal reign

25 March 2017

A coin sold in the Dix Noonan Webb (20% buyer’s premium) auction on March 15 is a poignant reminder of the mysterious death of the Princes in the Tower.

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Prince in the tower Edward V coin found in field comes to auction

10 March 2017

King Richard III is the Marmite Monarch. You love him or you hate him. On one hand he is regarded as a monster, on the other as misunderstood and unfairly maligned.

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Lord Ashcroft buys yet another Victoria Cross for unrivalled collection

06 March 2017

Lord Ashcroft has added another Victoria Cross to his mightily impressive and ever-growing collection. He bought the VC awarded to Yorkshire hero George Sanders for bravery at the first day of the Somme in 1916 and other honours Sanders had earned, including a Military Cross.

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Rorke's Drift medal and Somme Victoria Cross up at auction in London

27 February 2017

It ain’t rocket science: rarity adds value. While various other factors come into play, the number of a particular item in existence is a clear driver of auction prices, and in militaria the defence of Rorke’s Drift is a classic example.