Medal auctions and specialist militaria auctions continue to hold a very broad appeal, often inspired by the fascinating narratives behind the historic items involved.

As rare and unusual keepsakes are unearthed by families whose loved ones once served in iconic campaigns, military auctions provide museums and collectors with the chance to preserve a slice of history.

Whether it’s the uniform of a humble soldier, an old beret, a bayonet or an entire medal collection for sale, the militaria specialists here at Warwick & Warwick will provide an unrivalled service for both the buyer and seller.

If you are a seller of military medals and items of militaria our experts will be delighted to research and value your collection, free of charge, with no obligation for you to sell.

This detailed research not only helps to achieve the maximum possible realisations in our military auctions, it also allows purchasers and military medal dealers to know the items they’re buying are 100 per cent authentic.

Established in 1958, Warwick & Warwick has assembled a comprehensive database of trade buyers and private collectors of medals and military memorabilia from all over the world.

With six public sales each year, we regularly offer to market medals, orders, decorations, knives, swords, bayonets, rifles, badges, uniforms, insignia and other items of military collectables.

Each military auction contains medals from pre-Victorian and Victorian campaigns as well as gallantry awards from the two World Wars and more recent campaigns, all offered with detailed descriptions and, where available, with supporting material.

As one of the leading medal auctioneers and valuers of collectables in the UK, we can offer you the best possible facilities for the sale of all military collectables.

Our team of medal experts will be happy to offer free advice, in complete confidence, on any matters relating to buying or selling in auction or sale by private treaty. We also value collections for insurance or probate purposes.

Ensure your military memorabilia is enjoyed for many years to come, call 01926 499031 today.

     

The 1943 Termoli S.A.S. Raid Distinguished Service Order group to Lt Col John Anthony Marsh S.A.S. sold in our 9th December 2009 auction for £37,950.Click Here to read the full story.To read other interesting medal articles, Click Here.

How to get items of militaria valued

If you want to sell items in a military auction, you need to know what they’re worth – and in today’s market prices are heavily linked to historical significance.

That means a medal may be worth significantly more if the original recipient and campaign history can be traced. It’s the same for other military collectables.

If you have a medal collection for sale or you’re thinking of selling your military memorabilia, click now to learn more about Selling Medals & Militaria at Warwick & Warwick.

With Warwick and Warwick's vast experience in the military collectables industry, you can rely on our research, trust our valuations and gain free advice on how best to market your items for sale.

Get in touch, email info@warwickandwarwick.com or call 01926 499031 today.

           

The WWI Lake Tanganyika Naval Expedition Distinguished Service Order group to Commander Geoffrey Basil Spicer-Simson sold in our 11th August 2010 auction for £40,250. Click Here to read the full article.

When are our medals and militaria auctions?

Militaria and medal auctions are held throughout the year here at Warwick & Warwick.

The dates of our upcoming auctions are:

  • August 16th 2017
  • October 18th 2017
  • December 13th 2017
  • February 21st 2018
  • April 18th 2018
  • June 20th 2018
  • August 15th 2018
  • October 17th 2018
  • December 12th 2018

Our medals and militaria auctions start at 12 noon.

If you want to buy medals and other military collectables, the online catalogue is normally available approximately three weeks before the sale.

Click to view our militaria auctions online catalogue and place bids on items now!

  

The Falklands War bombing of the Sir Galahad Military Medal, Northern Ireland MID group to WO1 Brian Thomas Neck 1st Battalion Welsh Guards was sold on behalf of the recipient in our 15th August 2012 auction for £46,000. To read the full story Click Here.

Where do our militaria auctions take place?

All of Warwick & Warwick’s medal auctions and militaria auctions take place in the Ballroom of the Court House, Jury Street, Warwick, CV34 4EW.

The Court House is located on the south side of Jury Street, at the intersection of Castle Street. It is also the Tourist Information Centre and is located on most maps with an ‘I’.

The nearest public car parks are:

  • New Street CV34 4RX
  • Linen Street CV34 4DT
  • St Nicholas Park CV34 4QY
  • West Rock CV34 4XQ

There is also plenty of on-street pay and display parking available. For further car parks and charging details, click here.

When travelling by train, the nearest railway station is Warwick Town.

For overseas visitors, the nearest major international airport is Birmingham.

More detailed directions are available by visiting our How to Find Us page.

  

This rare Royal Flying Corps Tunic Jacket with wings and Maternity Pattern Service Dress Jacket were sold in our 18th February 2015 auction for £1,003 and £1,534 respectively.

Viewing times for our militaria auctions

Collectors, British medal dealers and members of the public who prefer to make a first-hand inspection before they buy can view all our medals and  militaria at Chalon House in Warwick.

The viewing times for our next militaria auction are:

  • 9am – 4.30pm on the Friday, Monday and Tuesday prior to the sale.
  • 8.30am onwards on the day of the auction.

Please note, viewing is not available at the Court House Ballroom and there will be no viewing facility outside of these specified periods.

When it comes to buying collectables from one of our medal auctions, there is no need to actually attend the sale in person as commission bids can be placed in advance.

You can use our online facility to place bids or do so via telephone, post, fax or email. For further details, please visit our Online Catalogue.

Click here if you would like to receive a free printed catalogue or apply for a catalogue subscription.

Please remember that the printed catalogue contains far fewer illustrations of lots than the online catalogue. So, unless you are planning to attend the auction, you will be better served viewing the online catalogue.

Requests for further images can be sent to scans@warwickandwarwick.com

When do I get my medals & collectables?

When buying military medals or collectables from Warwick & Warwick you can pay for, and collect your lots as soon as you have bid successfully. There is no need to wait until the end of the sale. Account settlement takes place at Chalon House.

Buy and sell military collectables at auction

To buy military medals or find rare medal collections for sale, get in touch with our expert Paul Murray. With his military background, his keen interest in military history and his BA (Hons) History degree in South Africa and the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, Paul is one of the most knowledgeable medal and militaria specialists in the UK.

Working together with Richard Beale, our senior valuer, the pair can call upon more than 40 years’ experience as medal auctioneers and will be pleased to offer free help and advice.

To buy and sell military history in complete confidence, please send Paul an email or call 01926 499031 today!

To view auction reports of previous sales please click here.