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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.


Valuations at the Saleroom in Etwall - 10.00am - 4.00pm

23rd March, 25th May, 6th July, 7th September, 29th November 

Valuations at Longton Cricket Club, Stoke-on-Trent - 10.30am - 3.00pm

2nd March, 5th October 

Valuations at St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Kenilworth, Warwickshire - 10.00am - 4.00pm
9th February, 11th May, 13th July, 14th September, 9th November 

Valuations at The Royal British Legion, Knowle, West Midlands - 11.00pm - 4.00pm

7th March, 6th June, 7th November

Valuations at St Chads, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - 10.00am - 3.00pm

14th March, 13th June, 10th October

Valuations at The Kings Head, 19 Cheltenham Road, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 4SL - 11.00am - 4.00pm

28th February, 28th March, 25th April, 27th June, 25th July, 26th September, 31st October, 28th November 


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.