Warwick and Warwick’s Coins, Medals, Militaria and Banknotes Auction Report 17th April 2024

18th April 2024

We had some incredibly interesting and rare lots in the sale and we saw competitive bidding throughout with live bidding through www.easyliveauction.com, plus commission and telephone bids.

Starting off with our medal section the star was Lot 56, which sold for a wonderful £11,000. This lot contained a WW2 bomber pilot's unique triple gallantry group, Distinguished Service Order (suspension bar dated 1944), Distinguished Flying Cross (1942), Distinguished Flying Medal to 565107 Sgt I.C.K. Swales R.A.F., 1939-1945 Star, Air Crew Europe Star (France and Germany bar), Defence Medal, BWM, 1923 GSM 2 clasps Palestine 1945-48, Malaya to Act Wg Cdr I.C.K. Swales R.A.F. and 1953 Coronation Medal. To read the full story of this lot please visit our website.

We had a very popular Royal Marine section in this auction with all of the lots catching the keen eyes of our bidders. Two such lots being Lot 132, a Royal Marine Artillery Officer's full dress sabretache, 1872-1901 Pattern, selling for £4,000. Lot 139 sold for £3,600 and included Royal Marine Light Infantry Colour Sergeants large sleeve badges with Victorian 1830-68 pattern and 1868-81 pattern.


Our banknotes section had a variety of interesting lots including a rare Sarawak 1929 $1 A/1 000,000 signature A.A. Rennie overprinted "SPECIMEN" diagonally in red and perforated "CANCELLED" banknote. This lot sold for £2,500.

The British coins section of the auction saw ferocious bidding between Easy Live Austions and the phones. Lot 399, 1847 'Gothic' crown, undecimo edge, received a lot of interest and sold for an impressive £5,250.


The medallic and commemorative section received great interest with Lot 630 selling for £2,300 and featured a 1639 Spanish fleet destroyed by the Dutch off Dover 63mm silver medal by J. Looff.


Lot 633, a 1970 boxed Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt 25th anniversary Atlantic Charter Commemorative 4 medal set "A" consisting of 22ct 60mm 120g gold medal (2) and silver 60mm 80g medal (2) issued by Slade, Hampton & Son, set No.04/12, sold for an amazing £10,500.



Our world coins section also saw some exciting lots with Lot 693, a Scotland James I gold demy, Type III, lion rampant within lozenge, large quatrefoils with small pellet centres, selling for a brilliant £4,000.

Our next coin auction will be held on Wednesday 19th June 2024. Look out for the full catalogue for this sale, which will appear on our website in the next few weeks. Also keep an eye on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages which will include updates of our latest auction news.

Are you thinking of selling your entire coin collection or part of it? Would you like us to value your coins and give you advice on how best to market them? Visit our coins and banknotes department page for more information or call us on 01926 499 031 and speak to a valuer.


Jessica Lowe

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