Twice-yearly Coins, Medals & Militaria sales, which take
place on the Fridays prior to our June and December Fine Art &
Antiques sales. These sales will include rare and antique
coinage, bank tokens and notes, military & honorific medals,
antique firearms, uniforms, edged weapons and other related
Coins, bank notes and tokens have a value that far
outweighs their intended use as a unit of
currency. Archaeological and historical
records of Ancient Rome and medieval
Mesopotamia indicate that coins were collected and catalogued
by scholars and state treasuries.
A medal or medallion tends mostly to be a small, flat
and round piece of metal that has been sculpted,
moulded, cast, struck, stamped, or some way marked
with an insignia, portrait, or other artistic rendering.
Medals are awarded to a person or organization as a form of
recognition for sporting, military, scientific, academic, or
various other achievements. Military medals, particularly of
the World Wars, have become a major area for collectors with extra
attention being paid to the history of the recipient.
The militaria market has gone from strength to strength in
recent years and we have an established client base for these
items. Of particular interest to collectors are edged weapons,
antique firearms, and commemorative pieces. Items with a good
provenance are especially sought after.