To view our auction catalogues, please click here
To view a list of our forthcoming auctions, please click here
As one of the oldest professions, the art of auctioneering is a fine balance between nurturing a strong private pool of collectors and trade buyers and adding to it a global audience which is developed through the various internet outlets where all of our sales are advertised.
An ever present buoyancy, atmosphere and spark in our saleroom generates a platform which creates keen enthusiasm amongst our buyers at Hansons to compete for lots thus maximising financial returns to our sellers.
A well marketed sale adds status to our clients objects which frequently merits global press. This in turn brings exhiliarating results.
Hansons have been privileged to see a wide range of exciting objects go ‘under the hammer’, including a rare and fine Chinese Qianlong vase selling for a wonderful £650,000, a remarkable 17th century estate, ‘caught in time’, which uncovered a host of oak period items which went on to receive an unprecedented level of international media coverage prior to auction, resulting in many items selling for retail prices rather than auction prices. Hansons have achieved notable record figures for the sale of Nelson letters; and generating both national and international interest, items on offer have been as diverse as Queen Victoria’s bloomers and early Australian convict correspondence - which resulted in a live radio interview ‘down under’. And from a teapot used at the time of the ‘Boston Tea Party’, through to a piece of toast from Prince Charles breakfast tray presented on the morning of his wedding to Princess Diana, Hansons never cease to be surprised by what can be found tucked away in the corners of people’s homes.
Antique Valuation Days
For details of free antique valuation days throughout the heart of England, please click here