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In 1978 he left Spink to set up a war medal department for Stanley Gibbons in the Strand, the success of which led to a move to the Piccadilly Arcade premises recently vacated by J. B. Hayward & Son. After two successive takeovers Stanley Gibbons fell into the hands of the Swedish group Esselte, who set about dismantling all but the core stamp business. Thus, in 1981, Nimrod was able to buy the business and set himself up as a dealer in his own name.
In 1990, with an established world-wide clientele and reputation, he saw the future market being dominated by the auction houses and decided to enter the fray, setting up Buckland Dix & Wood for that specific purpose. In the face of great competition from the established auction houses, the first sales held in June and November 1991 were a great success and were followed one month later by the sale of the Upfill-Brown Collection, setting a new world record for a single-owner collection. With the addition of Chris Webb in 1993 and Pierce Noonan in 1996, Nimrod realised he had the perfect team to make Dix Noonan Webb the success that it is today.
Nimrod married in 1998 and now lives with his wife, son and daughter in West Sussex.