International coins, medals, banknotes and jewellery specialist Dix Noonan Webb are pleased to confirm that they will be donating 5% of their Buyer’s Premium to NHS Charities Together, starting with their online/ live auction of Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals held today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) and continuing with all their auctions through the duration of the Covid-19 crisis.
Pierce Noonan, CEO of Dix Noonan Webb confirmed: “With everything that is happening in the world at present, we felt it right to be giving something back to those working on the front line. We have decided to donate a percentage of our Buyer's Premium from every lot we sell during these challenging times to help those working hardest on our behalf, and in the most difficult conditions.”
He continues by saying: “We are very aware that it is a hard time for many auctioneers at the moment, but we would encourage other auction houses who are fortunate enough to be able to function in these challenging times to also consider whether there is anything that they might be able to do. Perhaps there might even be an opportunity for a coordinated and united approach from our industry.”
Today’s Auction started DNW’s fundraising campaign, with a total of £2,681 being donated to the charity from this first auction. The ongoing total can be seen on the homepage of DNW’s website.
DNW are not only continuing with all their planned schedule of Spring auctions but have increased their sales calendar over this period, adapting all sales to being on-line/ live only. Their next auction of Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Due to the current COVID 19 situation, there will be no physical viewing of the auctions. Prospective bidders are encouraged to consult DNW’s website (www.dnw.co.uk) where all lots are illustrated and further condition reports can be requested if required. Customers are able to bid online (DNW make no additional charge for this service) or leave commission bids prior to the auction. Please note that the situation with regards to dispatch of lots is subject to constant review and should it be necessary lots can be securely stored without charge for as long as required.
NHS Charities Together works with over 250 charities across the UK helping the NHS do more to look after people. For more information about NHS Charities Together and the outstanding work they do, click here to visit their website.
FORTHCOMING SALES AT DNW
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 - COINS, TOKENS AND HISTORICAL MEDALS
THURSDAY, APRIL 16 - ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS AND MILITARIA
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 – COINS
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 - COINS
WEDNESdAY, MAY 20 - TOKENS & HISTORICAL MEDALS
thursday, may 21 - ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS AND MILITARIA
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 - ANCIENT & ISLAMIC COINS
TUESDAY, JUNE 9 - JEWELLERY, WATCHES AND OBJECTS OF VERTU
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 - BRITISH, IRISH AND WORLD BANKNOTES
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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 the same year, 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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