Warwick and Warwick

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

A rare and unusual keepsake, military medals are often treasured by loved ones who knew someone that served in an iconic battle, campaign or war or with distinguished service in a civilian field.

To help preserve these memories for generations to come, Warwick & Warwick is proud to be among Britain’s leading medal auctioneers.

Established in 1958, our medal experts can be trusted to deliver an unrivalled professional service for buyers and sellers. We sell medals via auction or Private Treaty sale.

We also have a comprehensive database of private collectors and military medal dealers from all over the world.

If you want to sell a much-loved medal, we’ll be happy to provide a FREE medal valuation with no obligation to sell.

To achieve the maximum possible realisation, every medal is researched in detail and is offered with detailed descriptions and supporting material and documentation, where available.

Looking for something special? Discover a diverse range of medals in our latest auction catalogue – or call 01926 499031 to speak with our expert medal auctioneers.

What items are sold at a Medals Auction?

If you want to sell in a medals auction, you need to know what your items are worth – and 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. 

Warwick & Warwick is delighted to stage six public medal auctions every year.

Below is an overview of the collectables that our medal auctioneers frequently offer under the hammer.

  • World War 1 medals
  • WW2 medals
  • Campaign medals
  • Decorations
  • Orders of The British Empire
  • Knighthoods
  • Gallantry Medals
  • British Medals
  • Foreign Medals
  • Memorial Plaques
  • Clasps & Ribbons

For more details, email [email protected] or call 01926 499031 now.

Click now to learn about specialist militaria auctions!

           

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.

Where do our medal auctions take place?

Warwick & Warwick’s medal auctions are held 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.

If you want to buy medals, 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.

Viewing times for our UK medal 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 at Chalon House in Warwick.

The viewing times for our next UK medal auctions 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 buying from one of our UK medals auctions, there’s 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.

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 [email protected]

      

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.

When do I get my medals & collectables?

If you buy military medals from a Warwick & Warwick auction you can pay for, and collect your lots as soon as you have bid successfully. There’s no need to wait until the end of the sale. Account settlement takes place at Chalon House.

Buy and sell medals with complete confidence

To buy military medals or find rare medal collections for sale, our expert Paul Murray is one of the most knowledgeable medal specialists in the UK.

Paul has a military background, a keen interest in military history and a BA (Hons) History degree in South Africa and the Anglo Zulu War of 1879. He is always available to offer FREE help and advice.

Working together with Richard Beale, our senior valuer, the pair boast more than 50 years’ experience as medal auctioneers and an extensive list of industry contacts.

If required, we can also conduct valuations for insurance and probate purposes.

Buy and sell medals in complete confidence, email [email protected] or call 01926 499031 for more details.

To view auction reports of previous sales please click here.