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.

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


Maori pendant

Five lots to watch at auction this week including a Versace tiara sketch, a Tompion clock and a Maori carving

18 February 2019

With estimates from £800-50,000, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

Valentine card

One of the oldest Valentine cards sells at auction… on St Valentine’s Day

14 February 2019

One of the world’s oldest surviving Valentine cards has sold today for £5800.

James Harris

New recruits at Hansons and Fieldings – the latest Movers and Shakers across UK auction houses

11 February 2019

The latest new joiners at UK auction houses this week.

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Huge collection of finds from Anglo-Saxon pagan cemetery site to be offered by Derbyshire auction house Hansons in a private deal

06 February 2019

With the British Library’s acclaimed Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition shedding light on this sometimes overlooked and misunderstood period, the timing is perfect for a Derbyshire saleroom’s announcement of a remarkable collection coming up for sale.

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Bishton Hall bidder catches rare Oysterdate

07 January 2019

Testament to a vibrant market for vintage Tudor wristwatches, a very scarce Oysterdate – the reference 7031 or ‘Homeplate’ – proved the star of Hansons’ Christmas auction at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire.

Liverpool delft soup bowl

What lots caught bidders’ eyes in the last fortnight? Five auction highlights including a Liverpool delft soup bowl

04 January 2019

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a Liverpool delft soup bowl with a battle scene showing the famous capture of Porto Bello by the British in 1739.

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German doll looks pretty good in original clothes

10 December 2018

Despite some condition issues, such as composite body, right hand thumb missing and slight damage to fingers and feet, this bisque head Kämmer & Reinhardt 109 doll sold for £3900 at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) on November 23.

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Collector's tips: what affects the value of a First World War Victory Medal group?

30 November 2018

Rarity is one of the key drivers when it comes to demand. So how do you add value to a medal which was awarded to about 5,725,000 British and Imperial recipients?

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ART MARKET: Make your escape to the country

19 November 2018

Spotlight on art offered at Bishton Hall on-site auction underlines appeal of a grand home.

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First World War Armistice centenary: We will remember them

19 November 2018

The centenary of the Armistice has been marked by the appearance of some poignant lots at auction revealing the human cost.

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More gems from the turn of the century

12 November 2018

Dr Anne Shannon would no doubt have admired these three pieces of turn of the century jewellery sold at UK regional salerooms in recent weeks.

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A £1900 diamond in the rough

12 November 2018

An unusual entry to Hansons’ September auction in Teddington, south-west London, was a ‘diamond’ in the rough – an uncut 5ct crystal still in its original carrier stone.

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Adam Smith first edition hidden under old cabinet offered in huge Bishton Hall auction

05 November 2018

The last-minute discovery of a 1776 first edition of Adam Smith’s '…Wealth of Nations' was a magical, unforgettable moment for a Derbyshire saleroom’s book specialist.

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Auctions in Ireland and Staffordshire show enduring appeal of the ‘country house’ format

05 November 2018

“It was a great deal of work,” said Adam’s (20% buyer’s premium) managing director James O’Halloran of the operation involving the removal of 700 lots – including the ‘Armada Table’ and other massive pieces – to the Drogheda stately home venue of Townley Hall for sale.

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Tompion strikes a £200,000 note in Staffordshire

22 October 2018

A portable table clock by Thomas Tompion sold for a top-estimate £200,000 (plus 20% buyer’s premium) as part of a mixed-owner sale conducted by Hansons at Bishton Hall, Staffordshire.

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Chinese selection: from brooch to sword breakers

22 October 2018

Chinese material beyond the headlining world of porcelain continues to boost totals across the UK’s salerooms, occasionally eclipsing estimates.

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Hammer highlights: five lots that caught bidders’ eyes including a Japanese sleeper and an Irish stag skull

19 October 2018

Sleepers and stag skulls were among ATG’s selection of highlights that sold at auctions this week.

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Contents of a Staffordshire manor house comes to auction in Derbyshire

09 October 2018

Derbyshire auction house Hansons is selling the complete contents of a Staffordshire manor house next week. Bishton Hall, at Wolseley Bridge, near Stafford, was built and has been home to the Stafford Northcote family and Saint Bede’s Prep School since 1946.

The Wealth of Nations

Auction of Staffordshire manor house contents unearths first edition copy of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations

24 September 2018

A first edition copy of Adam Smith’s 'The Wealth of Nations' has been unearthed during final preparations for the sale of the contents of a Staffordshire manor house.

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