Our History

Established in 1990, we've grown steadily, building our reputation for friendly service, specialist expertise and advanced online technology.

1990, Buckland Dix and Wood founded by Nimrod Dix with offices at 1 Old Bond Street, London

1990

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Buckland Dix and Wood founded by Nimrod Dix with offices at 1 Old Bond Street, London

June 1991, First Medal auction including our first Victoria Cross - award to Major A E Ker, Gordon Highlanders, 1918

June 1991

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First Medal auction including our first Victoria Cross - award to Major A E Ker, Gordon Highlanders, 1918

December 1991, Dedicated Upfill-Brown Collection auction, setting a new world record for a single-owner medal collection

December 1991

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Dedicated Upfill-Brown Collection auction, setting a new world record for a single-owner medal collection

January 1993, Chris Webb joins to establish the Coin, Token, Historical Medal and Banknote Department

January 1993

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Chris Webb joins to establish the Coin, Token, Historical Medal and Banknote Department

June 1993, Our first 'British and World Coins, Tokens, Banknotes and Medallions' auction

June 1993

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Our first 'British and World Coins, Tokens, Banknotes and Medallions' auction

June 1996, Pierce Noonan appointed as a Director and the name becomes Dix Noonan Webb

June 1996

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Pierce Noonan appointed as a Director and the name becomes Dix Noonan Webb

1999, Sold 10,000 lots in a year

1999

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Sold 10,000 lots in a year

September 2001, First Dix Noonan Webb website launched

September 2001

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First Dix Noonan Webb website launched

December 2001, Robin Greville appointed as a Director to drive forward our technology and systems

December 2001

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Robin Greville appointed as a Director to drive forward our technology and systems

November 2002, Moved offices to our current location, 16 Bolton St, Mayfair

November 2002

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Moved offices to our current location, 16 Bolton St, Mayfair

2008, Sold 15,000 lots in a year

2008

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Sold 15,000 lots in a year

September 2009, Sold the ‘Iraq 2003’ Conspicuous Gallantry Cross to Lce Cpl Justin Thomas, Royal Marines for £88,000 — The first CGC to be sold by any auction house

September 2009

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Sold the ‘Iraq 2003’ Conspicuous Gallantry Cross to Lce Cpl Justin Thomas, Royal Marines for £88,000 — The first CGC to be sold by any auction house

June 2014, Unique Penny of Æthelberht II of East Anglia sold for £65,000 - a record price at auction for an Anglo-Saxon Penny

June 2014

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Unique Penny of Æthelberht II of East Anglia sold for £65,000 - a record price at auction for an Anglo-Saxon Penny

July 2015, Sold the posthumous WWII George Cross to Violette Szabó, SOE creating a new auction record for a GC of £260,000

July 2015

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Sold the posthumous WWII George Cross to Violette Szabó, SOE creating a new auction record for a GC of £260,000

March 2016, Our first Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu auction

March 2016

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Our first Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu auction

September 2017, Our first lot sold in a foreign currency (VC to Col David Vivian Currie). Hammer price: $550,000 CAD

September 2017

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Our first lot sold in a foreign currency (VC to Col David Vivian Currie). Hammer price: $550,000 CAD

2018, Sold 20,000 lots in a year

2018

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Sold 20,000 lots in a year

May 2018, Dedicated Banknote department opens

May 2018

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Dedicated Banknote department opens

November 2018, Expanded into 17 Bolton St - Jewellery showroom opened

November 2018

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Expanded into 17 Bolton St - Jewellery showroom opened

April 2019, Launched our bespoke live bidding system

April 2019

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Launched our bespoke live bidding system

May 2019, Metal Detecting Finds and Antiquities Department opens

May 2019

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Metal Detecting Finds and Antiquities Department opens

June 2019, Roman Aureus of Allectus sold for £460,000 discovered by a metal detectorist in Kent

June 2019

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Roman Aureus of Allectus sold for £460,000 discovered by a metal detectorist in Kent

2021, Sold 25,000 lots in a year

2021

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Sold 25,000 lots in a year

June 2021, Sold our 40th Victoria Cross at auction — The group of medals to Colonel CJW Grant for £420,000 — Creating a new auction record for an army VC

June 2021

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Sold our 40th Victoria Cross at auction — The group of medals to Colonel CJW Grant for £420,000 — Creating a new auction record for an army VC

August 2021, Earliest known fully issued banknote for Hong Kong sold for £130,000. World record price for a Hong Kong banknote

August 2021

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Earliest known fully issued banknote for Hong Kong sold for £130,000. World record price for a Hong Kong banknote

September 2021, Art Deco bracelet formerly from the Collection of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret, sold for £320,000

September 2021

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Art Deco bracelet formerly from the Collection of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Margaret, sold for £320,000

November 2021, Sold the George Holloway Collection of Elizabeth I Sovereigns — This auction of 33 coins hammered a total of £1.3 million

November 2021

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Sold the George Holloway Collection of Elizabeth I Sovereigns — This auction of 33 coins hammered a total of £1.3 million

March 2022, Important gold  Leopard of Edward III sold for £140,000. Discovered by metal detectorist in Norfolk.

March 2022

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Important gold Leopard of Edward III sold for £140,000. Discovered by metal detectorist in Norfolk.

April 2022, Dix Noonan Webb rebrands and shortens its name to Noonans

April 2022

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Dix Noonan Webb rebrands and shortens its name to Noonans