Medals & Militaria

Medals & Militaria are popular collecting fields, with everything from campaign medals, to trench art, field gear and antique weapons highly prized by collectors. 

Our department specialists James Grinter and Lewis Rabett, both have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge on the subject as well as being collectors themselves!

The medal & militaria department hold four dedicated sales over the course of the year, these sales can be found as part of our larger Specialist Collectors Auctions. They are fully illustrated and sold live in the room and online to an international audience. 

Recent sale highlights include a scarce original First World War tank crew mask, formerly the property of John Henry Small, which sold for almost £1,500. As well as single items we have been privileged to handle some exceptional private collections. One such collection sold for in excess of £200,000 and featured two Lloyds patriotic fund swords, awarded to heroes of the Napoleonic Wars, one of these, a 50 Guinea sword, awarded to Lieutenant James Boxer sold for £46,000. 

Whether you have a single item or a large collection that you are considering selling, our specialists would be delighted to hear from you.


Our Specialists

Regular valuation days are held by our specialists. To learn more, please get in touch with us, or fill out the online form to ask about the value of your items.

Lewis Rabett
Head of Collectors Department

T: 01206 754754

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100 Million Dollars of Sunken Gold, Burning Ships and Gallantry at Sea

Harry Gainsford Payne’s amazing group of medals will be sold on Tuesday 28th November 2023. The collection is estimated at £2,000 - 3,000. 


The Gerald Spencer Pryse, MC (1882-1956) Collection - Part 3

An important collection from the studio of this significant World War I official war artist is to be included in our April Fine Art auction.


The Gerald Spencer Pryse, MC (1882-1956) Collection

An important collection from the studio of this significant World War I official war artist is to be included in our February Fine Art auction. The collection, comprising in excess of fifty works, comes by direct family descent and represents the most substantial collection of his work to ever come to sale.