Mayfair auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb, specialists in jewellery, coins and medals, will hold a valuation day at The Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath on Wednesday 26 October 2016

Many people have jewellery they never wear, or have inherited family collections of coins or medals that just sit in the drawer. Our highly experienced London specialists will be visiting Clarendon Hotel on Wednesday 26 October between 10am-2pm, giving local people the opportunity to get an up-to date valuation on their jewellery, coins, medals or banknotes.

DNW Auctioneers are the international market leaders in coins and medals, last year achieving a world record for the George Cross awarded to the Special Operations Executive secret agent Violette Szabό – one of only four George Crosses ever awarded to a woman – which fetched a record price of £312,000.

At a similar valuation day earlier this year in Cornwall, a Truro resident who kept a necklace she had inherited in her underwear drawer for many years was astonished when it turned out to be a rare piece of 19th century jewellery. It fetched £36,000 at auction in London, but the owner had no idea of its value when she showed it to Laura Smith, a jewellery expert at the Mayfair auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.

‘I was amazed when it fetched so much money,’ said the owner, who had inherited the necklace from her grandmother’s cousin on her 21st birthday. ‘I had absolutely no idea that it was as valuable as that.’

Valuations are given free of charge, and with no obligation, but where appropriate, there is an opportunity to consign items into the Christmas sales at Dix Noonan Webb’s Mayfair auction rooms. Markets are constantly changing, and pieces may be worth much more than you realise. So do check your jewellery boxes and look out your neglected coin and medal collections, and join the DNW specialists for a current valuation and a cup of coffee.

For further details or to book an appointment, call 020 7016 1700 or email jewellery@dnw.co.uk

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