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.


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.

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When auctioneers kept calm and sales carried on despite wartime bombing

23 January 2017

Keep Calm and Carry On is the now famous instruction from the Second World War thanks to a plethora of copycat items inspired by the poster which was never officially issued.

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Zulu War Rorke's Drift 1879 medal sells for record sum at Dix Noonan Webb auction

12 December 2016

“Zulus, Sir. Thousands of ‘em”  - one of the classic lines from the 1964 film starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine that brought the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift to public attention.

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Sword presented by grateful passengers saved from pirate attack peril on offer at London auction house Dix Noonan Webb

29 November 2016

Besides the danger of a dog bite, delivering the mail is not generally seen as a perilous business. However, as a presentation sword up at auction in London shows, on occasion it can be a matter of life or death.

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The Irish 20p coin from 1985 which could be worth £7000-8000

25 October 2016

It is not always the most obviously valuable coins that make the most at auction. Or even the ones with the highest original value. A humble Irish 20p dating from the relatively recent year of 1985 is a good case in point.

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Golden Age of Polar exploration inspires at Bonhams exhibition and DNW auction

02 August 2016

The Golden Age of Polar exploration is a constant source of fascination. Essentially, this period is the first three decades of the 20th century, when names such as Shackleton, Scott, Amundsen and Peary came to fame.

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Lord Ashcroft buys ‘unique’ Victoria Cross from 1875 colonial campaign

26 July 2016

A ‘unique’ Victoria Cross at auction usually means one thing – a bid from Lord Ashcroft. And that’s exactly how it turned out at the latest orders and decoration auction held by London saleroom Dix Noonan Webb.

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Three medal experts defect from Spink to DNW

13 April 2016

Three leading specialists in orders, decorations and medals are leaving Spink to join rival London firm Dix Noonan Webb.

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Lord Lucan’s bounced cheques appear at auction

04 April 2016

The man himself may have disappeared in 1974 but a series of cheques showing Lord Lucan’s spiralling gambling debts have now emerged and will be offered at auction later this month.