25 October 2019
From a Superb ‘Iraq 2004’ Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group which sold for an Auction Record of £140,000 to a fascinating gold armorial ring, dating from the 17th century, discovered metal-detecting on the shores of Loch Lomond in Scotland that sold for £14,000, the past month (September 10 to October 10, 2019) has been phenomenal for Mayfair-based auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.
More than 90% (6,966) of 7,691 lots offered in the 12 auctions covering all the disciplines (coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery) sold for just under £5million (£4,992,062 – including buyers premium).
Pierce Noonan, Managing Director commented: “2020 will see the 30th Anniversary of DNW and we are absolutely delighted that we continue to develop and go from strength-to-strength. The results from the past 30 days have seen DNW sell more lots than ever before in such a short timespan and we also welcomed a substantial amount of new buyers from all over the world.”
He continued: “The introduction of our new online bidding facility also attracted new buyers. The new system incorporates buyers premium – so potential bidders know exactly how much they have to pay, while bidding.”
12 HIGHEST PRICES
£173,600 (£140,000) - the superb ‘Iraq 2004’ Conspicuous Gallantry Cross group of nine sold on September 25/26 in a sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria [Lot 24].
£68,200 (£55,000) - the exceptional Falklands War D.S.M. pair sold on September 25/26 in a sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria [Lot 100].
£62,000 (£50,000) – a sixth issue Gold Coin from the Reign of Elizabeth I from the Collection formed by Walker Wilkinson on September 18/ 19 in a sale of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals [Lot 1401].
£37,200 (£30,000) - from a Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates, a Hexagonal Tanka from the Sultans of Bengal, Jalal al-din Muhammad, second reign (821-836h), sold on October 9/10 in a sale of Coins and Historical Medals [Lot 2939].
£34,720 (£28,000) - from a Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates, a unique Gold Tanka from the Sultans of Dehli, Shams al-din Iltutmish (607-633h), sold on October 9/10 in a sale of Coins and Historical Medals [Lot 2799].
£32,240 (£26,000) - from a Collection of Coins of the Indian Sultanates, an extremely rare double-tanka from the Sultans of Bengal, Jalal al-din Muhammad, second reign (821-836h), sold on October 9/10 in a sale of Coins and Historical Medals [Lot 2934].
£29,760 (£24,000) - a £1,000 Bank of England note, Kenneth O. Peppiatt, London, 20 November 1936 sold on September 12 in a sale of British and Irish Banknotes [Lot 166].
£29,760 (£24,000) - the extremely rare 14-clasp M.G.S. and ‘Ciudad Rodrigo’ Forlorn Hope Medal pair sold on September 25/26 in a sale of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria [Lot 217].
£29,760 (£24,000) - a £5 note from the Palestine Currency Board, 1 September 1927 sold on October 1 in a sale of World Banknotes [Lot 1070].
£19,840 (£16,000) – a Roman Imperial Coin from the reign of Constantine I, c. 313-15, metal detected in Somerset sold on September 17 in a sale of Ancient Coins [Lot 284].
£19,840 (£16,000) – an extremely fine and rare silver medal from the reign of Catherine the Great (1762-96), dating from 1771 sold on September 17 in a sale of Russian Coins and Historical Medals [Lot 558].
£17,360 (£14,000) - a 17th century gold armorial seal ring, relating to the Col(e)man family, circa 1640-80 sold on September 10 in sale of Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu [Lot 241]
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Dix Noonan Webb – a brief history
In 1991, its first year of trading, the company held three medal auctions and sold 1,200 lots for a total hammer price of £553,000. Two years later it opened a coin department which also auctions commemorative medals and tokens and in 2015 DNW added jewellery to its sales calendar. Last year, it set up a standalone banknotes department and expanded into premises next door. In 2018 DNW achieved a total hammer price of £11,676,580 and the total number of lots across all departments was 20,273. To date the company has sold in excess of 300,000 lots totalling £155 million.
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