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Britannia Medal Fair dates for 2019


Dix Noonan Webb, Britain’s biggest auctioneer of orders, medals and decorations, has announced dates for 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 9.30am to 2pm, 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 10 years, but probably more like 15.”

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


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