Specialist Jewellery and Silver auctions - Entries invited.

Hansons Auctioneers are delighted to announce that BBC Antiques expert Kate Bliss has joined the company as expert consultant in jewellery and silver.

Commenting on the appointment, Charles Hanson, manager of Hansons reported, 'we are delighted that Kate Bliss will assist Hansons as consultant in the specialist area of antique and modern jewellery and silver.

Kate will be available to meet clients who wish to have jewellery and silver assessed with a view to auction in one of our forthcoming sales or for insurance purposes'.

Kate Bliss is known to many from her appearances on Bargain Hunt and is also an appointed Fellow of the Gemological Association of Great Britain. 'With such qualifications, we are pleased that Kate will be able to advise our clients on all aspects on the valuation and sale of gold and precious gemstones and jewellery'.

Having worked with Kate Bliss on Bargain Hunt for over eight years, Charles Hanson considers 'Kate's passion and expertise for her specialist area alongside an enthusiasm in meeting the public will serve Hanson’s clients well. I hope our existing clients and the public in general will make use of this free valuation service and meet Kate'.

Kate will be present at Hansons’ antique valuation days across all locations across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham and Warwickshire. 

Friday Valuations at the Saleroom in Etwall - 10.00am - 12.00 noon
3rd July, 17th July, 4th September, 9th October, 6th November, 4th December

Valuations at the Saleroom in Etwall - 10.00am - 4.00pm
24th June,15th July, 29th July, 15th September, 3rd September, 23rd September, 12th October, 27th October, 10th November, 25th November, 4th December, 15th December

Friday Valuations in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - 2.00pm - 4.00pm

3rd July, 17th July, 4th September, 9th October, 6th November, 4th December

Thursday Valuations in Kenilworth, Warwickshire - 10.00am - 4.00pm
9th July, 10th September, 12th October 

Thursday Valuations in Longton, Stoke on Trent
18th June

Wednesday Valuations in Cold Higham, Northamptonshire
14th October

Friday Valuations in Stratford on Avon
31st July, 30th October 

Kate Bliss - Biography

Kate Bliss regularly appears as antiques expert on BBC’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It! and is a  presenter on BBC’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. Encountering antiques from an early age whilst helping in her father’s saleroom in Herefordshire, Kate decided to read English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford before studying Fine Art. As a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, she became the youngest shareholder and auctioneer at a local leading auction house. After gaining over seven years experience on the rostrum, Kate specialised in jewellery and silver and became a fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

Kate currently combines regular television appearances with running her own Fine Art Valuation business. Kate is delighted to be assisting Hanson’s as jewellery and silver consultant.