Medal Auctions & Medal Valuations

We hold three specialist medal auctions each year and offer medal valuations Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and selected Saturday mornings by appointment.

Medals, Awards and Decorations are currently attracting strong interest from collectors across the globe. There are often a number of reasons as to why medals are consigned for auction. Here at Anderson and Garland Auctioneers we are always interested to hear the stories behind them. Our in-depth research into medals we sell at auction often uncovers extra information, such as where the recipients came from, why they joined up and where they served. This can often add hundreds, sometimes thousands of pounds, to an item's value. See our latest auction results. 

The types of medals of interest to our specialists include:

  • Orders and Knighthood
  • Gallantry
  • Decorations
  • Campaign from Waterloo to present
  • Long and Meritorious Service
  • British, as well as foreign
  • First World War
  • Second World War

Recent successes include:


An important group of Second World War medals, awarded to Squadron Leader Joseph Berry, DFC** (118435) R.A.F.V.R., to include: Distinguished Flying Cross and double bar, Sold £17,500


The Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Commander (Military) KCB Sold £3,600



Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal First World War group, awarded to W-3350 Sergeant Frank Dronfield, Royal Field Artillery, Sold £1,700



A rare Arctic Discoveries medal 1818-1855, sold £1,300



Queen Victoria Military General Service medal, awarded to Private William Hilton, 9th Regiment of Foot, four clasps, Sold £1,500.



George III Waterloo medal, awarded to Corporal Thomas Greasly, Royal Artillery, Driver, Sold £1,400



Second World War Distinguished Flying Cross group, awarded to 146647 Flying Officer J.S. Watson, 617 Squadron Royal Air Force, Sold £3,500


Our medal specialists offer free, friendly and personal pre-sale valuation advice, either at our offices, by email or at your home, by appointment. Single objects through to whole collections welcome. For higher value collections we travel throughout the UK.

We also value items for probate and insurance. 

All of our medal auctions offer live online bidding which, together with our extensive worldwide database of collectors, dealers and enthusiasts, ensures that your items have every opportunity to obtain the best possible price. We act as your agent at all times and are here to maximise your return, for which we take a fixed percentage commission .

Remember, auction is the best way to realise the true value of your collection. Please be wary of firms who recommend that you don't sell at auction, but instead, steer you towards selling privately, for a fixed price, to 'awaiting buyers/collector's'.  They themselves are often the ones actually buying the items from you, at a less than generous price, to sell on for a large profit.  

Submit details below for an online medal valuation or ring 0191 430 3000 to arrange a medal valuation at our Newcastle salesroom. 



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