Militaria and Medals

Militaria and Medals


Sworders have been providing specialist valuations for auction since 1782.

Our Militaria and Medals department conducts two specialist sales per year. The sales include Medals & Decorations, Badges & Insignia, Swords, Pistols, Rifles, Bayonets, Military Pictures, Uniforms and Helmets.

Our specialists are on hand to talk you through the process of selling at auction step by step, offering a quick turnaround for your goods with high prices realised by marketing your consignments to prospective bidders based all around the world.

The market for medals is particularly strong for:

  • Peninsula War
  • Waterloo
  • Crimean War
  • Indian Mutiny
  • Boer War
  • First World War
  • Second World War

We are currently welcoming entries of Militaria and Medals for inclusion in the Homes and Interiors sale on Tuesday 30 October 2018 - closing date Friday 22 October.

To find out more about our forthcoming sales or talk further about potential consignments, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Request a Valuation Now


Here at Sworders we are glad to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. To help us with your valuation please attach clear photographs of the item where possible. You can submit up to 5. Approximate dimensions are also useful. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.



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Our specialists

Our specialists hold regular valuation days. Please contact us for more information, or complete the form below to enquire about the valuation of your items. 

John Black

John Black ASFAV
Militaria and Medals

John has a degree in Art History augmented by a one year course at Christies, and has 15 years auction room experience. An integral member of our team he has a broad knowledge of specialist categories including Toys and Models,  Militaria and Medals, 20th Century Design and decorative arts.

T: 01279 817778


Free Valuations

The first step to selling your item at one of our auctions is to receive a free valuation from one of our specialists. Once you have received your estimate, and if you are happy with it, our staff will help you to consign your item to the next appropriate auction.

The easiest way to receive your estimate is to use our online valuation form here by providing photographs and as much detail as possible.

Alternatively you can post smaller items to us, via Special Delivery to:

Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers
Cambridge Road
Stansted Mountfitchet
Essex, CM24 8GE

Make sure you include contact details and any special notes about the item.

Sworders offer an open door policy every day, alternatively you can arrange an appointment by calling 01279 817778.

If your goods are too large to bring in for a valuation, or if you are looking to clear house contents, please contact us and we can arrange for one of our valuers to visit your home.


Past Auction Highlights

WWII Medals Awarded to Captain Francis Kinglake Hoyer-Millar

 WWII Medals Awarded to Captain Francis Kinglake Hoyer-Millar


Militaria and Medals Prices - Search our Archive

To see more of our past Militaria and Medals results, including prices and dates sold, search our sold lot archives. 


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