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From New York City to a romantic Scottish Castle – A diamond ring set to spark festivities at up t - 24/11/2014

Hansons Auctioneers are delighted to be selling valuable property of the late Edward Kunhardt Warren and thence by descent to Anne Robinson deceased late of Kilcoy Castle, Black Isle, Inverness-shire in their Winter Fine Art Auction on Wednesday 3rd December. ...

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My Dearest Darling Dolly SOLD FOR £5,000 - 18/11/2014

One of the largest collections of continuous First World War love letters has been discovered after nearly being discarded and thrown away. The 400 hand- written letters by Donald Evan Davies of the 2/15th Battalion County of London Regiment Prince of Wales Own Civil Service Rifles to his sweetheart Freda Willshire, known as Dolly, of Brighton, forms just one part of the unique and perhaps largest of all written WWI archives belonging to one soldier. ...

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Collection of Bohemian Glass set to Light up Derbyshire Saleroom - 17/11/2014

Here at Hansons Auctioneers we are looking ahead to our November Antique and Collectors sale which will be held on Thursday 20th, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November. Lighting up the shorter, darker Autumnal days we have a rather beautiful single-owner collection of Bohemian glass ware to be offered for sale....

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Great Success at Autumn Fayre with Hansons' Vanessa Savage - 06/11/2014

All Saints Church at Narborough held their annual Autumn Fayre in the School Rooms, on Saturday 1st November. Sylvia Caddick, who organised the day-long event said, “The organising team were keen to identify something which would create an interest and combining the Fayre with the valuation event proved successful. People arrived early and kept coming along throughout the day!"...

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Flowers from the Battlefield and from the Darkest Hour, Little Rose comes into Bloom SOLD FOR £3,60 - 04/11/2014

Blooming for Armistice – Rare World War One rose, symbol of love and hope for one serviceman A rare battlefield World War One rose has come to light in Buckinghamshire and is set to go under the hammer at Hansons Great War and Militaria auction in Etwall, Derbyshire on Monday 24th November. The flower which is sewn to card with the inscription “Flowers from the Battlefield” was sent to the vendor’s grandmother by her husband, Louis James Young, service No 66266, from the First World War battlefields of Northern Europe. It is dated June 1917 which was when it was received by his wife, Agnes Louisa Young. ...

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Toy Sale Review - 03/11/2014

Hansons Auctioneers held its latest quarterly toy and specialist collectors sale recently on Monday 27th October. As usual the sale was exceptionally popular with traders and collectors alike and achieved a sale sold rate of 95%. Once again prices hammer prices were encouraging, with the highlight of the day being Lot 3420, an early, rare 19th Century clockwork torpedo boat, probably by Bing or Corette of Germany which made £500. Model trains saw the continued trend for successful sales with Lot 3379, a rare Basset Lowke 0 Gauge bogie boilers makers wagon selling for £230, a pre-war Hornby Dublo EDG7 goods set selling at £300 and Lot 3192, a small selection of pre-war wagons in light blue boxes realising £330....

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‘Bargain Hunt’ create a buzz at Hansons Auctioneers - 28/10/2014

Hansons October Antique and Collectors sale saw a packed saleroom as the crowd were expecting a special performance by Strictly Come Dancing star Mr Tim Wonnacott and he didn’t disappoint. Despite the fact there wasn’t a sequin in sight, the saleroom was lit up by the eager bargain hunters, all of whom were impatient to see Tim take to the make-shift dance floor during the BBC’s filming of ‘Bargain Hunt’ Charming the throng, Tim swayed and waltzed his way around the floor to the delight of the audience and then we were off! Charles Hanson took to the rostrum and yet again jewellery proved just how valuable is it with Lot 248, a beautiful 18ct white gold, diamond and opal cocktail ring selling for £900. A particular highlight from the jewellery section was a rare collection of Chinese kingfisher feather and hardstone hairpieces and brooches with Lot 285 A late 19th Century Chinese kingfisher feather and hardstone hairpiece applied with vibrant blue feathers and striking jade, coral and pearls selling for £1,600. Further highlights from day one in the collectables section included a Victorian corkscrew with turned ivory body handle and brush with patent crest and a set of over 1,000 boxed postcards including Southampton, The Docks and ships which went under the hammer at £1,250. ...

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Charles Hanson Expands His Passion for Cars - 23/10/2014

Reflecting improving confidence in the economy over the past two years classic car values have been steadily improving. As always at Hansons Auctioneers we plan to keep up with market trends and offer our clients healthy investment opportunities. With this in mind we have invited Nigel May-Brown, a local man with considerable experience in the motor industry, to join our team. Nigel will work as a consultant to source vehicles and advise our clients on valuations. Commenting on the sale, Mr May-Brown remarked "For our first Motoring Event we have deliberately put together a cross section of items in the hope that we will find something for everyone who has an interest in motoring."...

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