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 to to all UK residents 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 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 at our Warwick offices. There is no facility for room bidders during the sale but we do encourage live bidding on the day via EasyLive.

Simply click on the Easy Live Auction button at the bottom of the page to find us.

Please note that Easy Live Auction charge for this service.

Free registration with Easy Live Auction will attract a 3% charge on the hammer price. The £3 flat fee will not!

Bids are also accepted via our online catalogue and by post. There are limited telephones available so please do give Easy Live Auction a go!

Our next medal auctions will be held on: 

  • 13th December 2023
  • 21st February 2024
  • 17th April 2024

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.

Please note there will be no viewing facility outside of these specified periods.

Commission bids can be placed in advance or why not bid live from the comfort of your own home via Easy Live Auction  - simply click on the button at the bottom of this page to find us.

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


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?

Invoices are emailed to you the day after the sale. Please provide payment via online Faster Payments or cheque. Card payments are accepted for invoices under £500. We aim to despatch goods within several days of receiving your payment (7 days for payment by cheque). Lots may be collected from the Friday after the sale, strictly by appointment. Please call 01926 499031. Payment should be made in advance.

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 to all UK residents.

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 for a small fee.

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

To view auction reports of previous sales please click here.