Britannia Medal Fair Announce its Dates for 2019

Dix Noonan Webb, Britain’s biggest auctioneer of orders, medals and decorations, are pleased to announce the dates for the two Britannia Medal Fairs in 2019. The first will be Sunday, March 17, 2019 and this will be followed exactly eight months later on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

The fair, which is open from 9.30 to 14:00, continues to be held at the Victory Services Club in central London (63/79 Seymour Street, London, W2 2HF) where it has attracted dealers and collectors for more than 30 years.

It is the only dedicated medal fair in London. Comprising more than 50 stands, it attracts dealers and auctioneers from throughout the UK and is the perfect place to see a wide variety of medals, principally British but also some Foreign Orders and Decorations. Prices for medals range from £10 up to five figures and there are also opportunities to see highlights from forthcoming auctions as well as bring along medals for valuation, or possible sale.

Fair Organiser Mark Carter, who has exhibited at each Britannia Fair except one since it started over 30 years ago, noted: “The fair in November 2018 was the first under the auspices of DNW and was received extremely well. We have had a great deal of favourable comments from both stallholders and the general public regarding
November's Britannia Medal fair and it was wonderful to see visitor numbers not seen for at least ten years, but probably more like fifteen."

Oliver Pepys, Auctioneer, Medals and Militaria, Dix Noonan Webb, commented: “We were delighted with the response to the fair in November, the first since DNW took over. The fair is an essential part of the calendar for Medal Collectors, not only do they see a wide variety of items, but it is a perfect opportunity to catch up with fellow collectors and experts and raise awareness of forthcoming auctions or new stock.”

Entry is free to the Fair and there is no charge for trade stands. Priority is given to current and recent stallholders but newcomers are encouraged.

A list of exhibitors will be available in early March. For more information, please visit www.dnw.co.uk/news-and-events/britannia or contact by email events@dnw.co.uk

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. In 2018, 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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