Hansons

Hansons is a UK auction house that holds regular auctions at its Derbyshire showroom in Etwall as well as at Bishton Hall in Staffordshire and Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, London. In August 2020, Hansons purchased the assets of two further UK salerooms: Charles Ross Auctioneers in Woburn and Holloway’s in Banbury.

The firm was set up in 2005 by proprietor Charles Hanson who appears on a number of antiques television shows.


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Charles Hanson opens saleroom in Norfolk

13 June 2024

The Rostrum in Norfolk will be the seventh saleroom to be operated by the firm

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Darwin as depicted by the ‘father of art photography’

10 June 2024

An autographed photograph of Charles Darwin (1809-82) described as “very scarce” by Hansons (26.5% buyer’s premium) sold for £8500.

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Jewellery taken during ram raid at Hansons auction house

22 April 2024

Hansons’ saleroom in Derbyshire has been the victim of a ram-raid break-in.

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Personal touch on board: the ditty box

01 April 2024

With space and privacy at a premium on board ships, sailors used ditty boxes to store their most treasured possessions plus personal necessities and everyday items such as sewing kit.

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An antiques expert with Georgian on his mind

25 March 2024

If specialist Karl Martin was the type to take work home with him he’d be in danger of never finding it again.

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Good Korea move: Joseon helmet soars to £20,500

11 March 2024

It may have been catalogued as requiring restoration but a “scarce” 19th century Korean helmet still managed to sell for 82 times its low estimate at Hansons (26% buyer’s premium).

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Fashion accessory for a 1930s foxy lady

04 March 2024

An Arctic fox fur owned and worn by a 1930s movie star dubbed Britain’s answer to Ginger Rogers turned heads at a Derby saleroom.

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Museum buys fragment thought to be from trail blazing pilot Amy Johnson's crashed plane

28 February 2024

Kent Battle of Britain Museum has bought a fragment of wreckage believed to be from the last plane flown by pioneering British aviator Amy Johnson in 1941.

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Oops: the Star Wars and Friends scripts left behind when the stars moved on

21 February 2024

Film and TV stars must be a forgetful bunch, if lots sold at two recent UK auctions are anything to go by.

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Bony slept here: Souvenirs from Napoleon's surrender come to auction

09 February 2024

A cache of memorabilia from the descendants of Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland – the officer Napoleon surrendered to aboard HMS Bellerophon on July 15, 1815 – is coming to auction.

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Native American mask makes 140 times the top guide

05 February 2024

A 19th century Native American wolf mask, once used in religious ceremonies on the Northwest coast, emerged from the obscurity of a £50-100 estimate to bring £14,000 at auction in Hertfordshire.

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Pick of the week: The ‘engraving’ that bidders discovered was a JMW Turner drawing

29 January 2024

A somewhat innocuous-looking lot at Hansons (26% buyer’s premium) proved to be anything but as a number of eagle-eyed bidders spotted a significant discovery contained therein.

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Rare Northwest coast shamanic mask prompts tribal gathering in Royston

25 January 2024

A 19th century Native American wolf mask, once used in religious ceremonies on the Northwest coast, emerged from the obscurity of a £50-100 estimate to bring £14,000 at auction in Hertfordshire.

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Scarce Manchester United programme for Wolves game called off after Munich disaster sells at auction

16 January 2024

One of the world’s rarest football programmes is for a game abandoned due to tragedy: the Munich air crash of 1958.

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Making a match – football shirts worn in action sought by collectors

15 January 2024

The growth in the market for vintage football tops connected to popular players continues apace

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Bidders on the alert to spot a Doulton Sentinel

08 January 2024

In the early years of the HN collection in the 1920s several companies commissioned Doulton figures to advertise their products.

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Fascinating Fleetwood Mac material reveals the road to stardom

02 January 2024

Fleetwood Mac are famous for the huge-selling Rumours album that propelled the band to superstardom but the original line-up and sound were very different.

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Boy wizard Harry Potter casts his spell on book collectors

12 December 2023

Harry Potter continues to bring big bids at auction especially for the earliest hardback editions

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Dealer to sell decorations from a royal Christmas tree at Hansons

04 December 2023

Dealer Daniel Hadden is hoping for an early Christmas present with the sale of two tree decorations that once belonged to Queen Victoria.

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Helmet made famous by the dashing but dastardly Banastre

13 November 2023

The Tarleton helmet was named after the dashing but ruthless Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833), who commanded the British Legion during the American War of Independence.

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