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WWII parachuting hero canine’s medals to sell at Noonans, Oct. 12

P.D.S.A Dickin Medal for Gallantry earned by War Dog Rob for his service to Britain during World War II. It and an extensive archive on the extraordinary animal will be sold at Noonans on October 12 with an estimate of £20,000-£30,000. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers


P.D.S.A. Dickin Medal for Gallantry earned by War Dog Rob for his service to Britain during World War II. It and an extensive archive on the extraordinary animal will be sold at Noonans on October 12, estimated at £20,000-£30,000. Courtesy Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

LONDON – The hugely emotive P.D.S.A. Dickin Medal for Gallantry, otherwise known as the V.C. (Victoria Cross) for animals, and the R.S.P.C.A. Red Collar for Valour awarded to War Dog Rob for his outstanding service during the Second World War, during which he undertook 20 parachute descents while serving with Infantry in North Africa and the 2nd S.A.S. Regiment in Italy, will be auctioned by Noonans on Wednesday, October 12. It is a highlight lot in a sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria and is estimated at £20,000-£30,000. The proceeds will be given to the Taylor McNally Foundation. It is being sold with an extensive archive including Rob’s collar, a portrait painting, photographs, a certificate, manuscripts, books and letters. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Victoria Cross medal sells for record $1M at Noonans

Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Victoria Cross awarded to civilian Thomas Henry Kavanagh, $1.075 million. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

LONDON – The famous Siege of Lucknow Victoria Cross (V.C.) awarded to Irishman Thomas Henry Kavanagh sold for a world-record price of £930,000 ($1.075 million) by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans in a September 14 sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. Bought by a collector, it was the first civilian V.C. of five to be awarded and was one of only two that is not currently in a museum. It had been estimated at £300,000-£400,000.

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Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

First Victoria Cross awarded to civilian ranks highly in Noonans’ Sept. 14 sale

 

Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

Victoria Cross awarded to Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the Siege of Lucknow in India in 1857, est. £300,000-£400,000

LONDON – A Victoria Cross awarded to Irishman Thomas Henry Kavanagh for his actions during the 1857 Siege of Lucknow in India will be sold by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans on Wednesday, September 14 in an auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria.

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Royal Bank of Scotland One Guinea banknote from 1777, aka the Red Guinea, est. £1,500-£2,000 ($1,800-$2,400)

Tri-color 18th-century Scottish banknote at Noonans, Aug. 24-25

 Royal Bank of Scotland One Guinea banknote from 1777, aka the Red Guinea, est. £1,500-£2,000 ($1,800-$2,400)


Royal Bank of Scotland One Guinea banknote from 1777, aka the Red Guinea, est. £1,500-£2,000 ($1,800-$2,400)

LONDON – A Royal Bank of Scotland note dating from 1777, which is thought to be first tri-colored note issued in Scotland and possibly in Europe, will be offered by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans in a sale of Banknotes scheduled for Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25. Known as the Red Guinea, it is estimated at £1,500-£2,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Group of eight medals awarded to Royal Navy Commander W.R. Marshall-A’Deane during World War II, est. £20,000-£30,000. Image courtesy of Noonans

WWII British naval hero’s medals to be auctioned at Noonans, July 27

 

Group of eight medals awarded to Royal Navy Commander W.R. Marshall-A’Deane during World War II, est. £20,000-£30,000. Image courtesy of Noonans

Group of eight medals awarded to Royal Navy Commander W.R. Marshall-A’Deane during World War II, est. £20,000-£30,000. Image courtesy of Noonans

LONDON – The highly emotive and unique Second War D.S.O., D.S.C., and Posthumous Albert Medal group of eight awarded to Royal Navy Commander W. R. Marshall-A’Deane will be sold by Mayfair-based Auctioneers Noonans on Wednesday, July 27 in a sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria. The group, which will be offered as one lot, is estimated at £20,000-£30,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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Diamond and platinum brooch by Garrard & Co., given by Queen Elizabeth II to Lavina, Duchess of Norfolk, for her help prior to the Queen’s 1953 Coronation, £180,000. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Royal presentation brooch from Queen Elizabeth II sells for $216K at Noonans

Diamond and platinum brooch by Garrard & Co., given by Queen Elizabeth II to Lavina, Duchess of Norfolk, for her help prior to the Queen’s 1953 Coronation, £180,000. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

Diamond and platinum brooch by Garrard & Co., given by Queen Elizabeth II to Lavina, Duchess of Norfolk, for her help prior to the Queen’s 1953 coronation, £180,000. Image courtesy of Noonans and LiveAuctioneers

LONDON – A Royal presentation diamond brooch given by Queen Elizabeth II to Lavina, Duchess of Norfolk, for assistance prior to her coronation in 1953, sold June 14 for £180,000 to a European collector during a Noonans auction titled Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu.

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A. Lange & Sohne circa-2005 white gold chronograph, est. £12,000-£18,000

Noonans to auction vintage and modern timepiece treasures, June 14

 Lange & Sohne circa-2005 white gold chronograph, est. £12,000-£18,000


A. Lange & Sohne circa-2005 white gold chronograph, est. £12,000-£18,000

LONDON – A white gold chronograph wristwatch by A. Lange & Sohne is among the highlights of Noonans‘ sale of Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu on Tuesday, June 14. It is estimated at £12,000-£18,000. View the fully illustrated catalog on LiveAuctioneers.

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A Roman silver Miliarensis coin featuring an image of Constantius II, who ruled from 337 to 361, sold for £4,960. Image courtesy of Noonans

Hoard of Roman silver coins hammers for $101K at Noonans

A Roman silver Miliarensis coin featuring an image of Constantius II, who ruled from 337 to 361, sold for £4,960. Image courtesy of Noonans

A Roman silver Miliarensis coin from the Vale of Pewsey hoard featuring an image of Constantius II, who ruled from 337 to 361, sold for £4,960 on May 17. Image courtesy of Noonans

LONDON – A hoard of 142 Roman silver coins that was unearthed in September 2020 was auctioned on May 17 for a hammer price of £81,160 (about $101,000) at Noonans (previously Dix Noonan Webb). Dubbed the Vale of Pewsey hoard, it was 100% sold and had been estimated at £30,000-£40,000.

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Phil and Joan Castle made the discovery of their lives in October 2018, when they swept their metal detectors over what proved to be a so-called “purse hoard” of 14th-century British gold coins. Image courtesy of Noonans

British metal detectorists make the find of their lives: medieval gold coins

Phil and Joan Castle made the discovery of their lives in October 2018, when they swept their metal detectors over what proved to be a so-called “purse hoard” of 14th-century British gold coins. Image courtesy of Noonans

Phil and Joan Castle made the find of their lives in October 2018, when they swept their metal detectors over what proved to be a so-called “purse hoard” of 14th-century British gold coins. Image courtesy of Noonans

LONDON – Phil and Joan Castle, who live in New Romney in Kent, England, have been hunting treasure with metal detectors for more than 30 years. It was in October 2018, while searching one of their favorite plowed fields at nearby Romney Marsh that Joan, using her XP gold max metal detector, found a broken gold coin on the surface. Another signal beside it in the soil revealed a medieval brass purse bar at eight inches down. Phil came over to help and immediately found a gold coin. During the next two hours, the married couple uncovered four more gold coins in an area of five meters, with Joan finding two herself. The purse bar and the coins, which are estimated at £12,000-£15,000, will be offered for sale by specialist coin, medal, banknote and jewelry auctioneers Noonans (previously Dix Noonan Webb) on Tuesday, May 24.

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From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

Dix Noonan Webb changes its name to Noonans

From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

From left to right: Nimrod Dix, Christopher Webb and Pierce Noonan, the directors of Noonans, formerly Dix Noonan Webb. Image courtesy of Noonans

LONDON – As of the end of April 2022, auction house Dix Noonan Webb (DNW) became known as Noonans. The internationally renowned auction house, which has specialized in medals and coins for many years, and since 2015, banknotes and jewelry, will continue to be based at its Mayfair saleroom in London.

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