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.


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Chinese imperial Yongzheng dish fetches top estimate £100,000 at Hansons London

08 September 2018

Hansons has sold an imperial blue and white Chinese Yongzheng dish for £100,000 in London – 12 months after the Derbyshire-based auction house sold a similar dish.

Hansons Auctioneers open office in London's Notting Hill

03 September 2018

Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers is opening a second London location.

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Ancient and medieval jewels acquired by Gas Board engineer in 1960s shine in Derby auction

03 September 2018

A remarkable collection of early rings was offered by Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) in Etwall, Derbyshire, this summer.

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Why Ernest GF Brown is a strangely familiar name in Titanic auctions

29 August 2018

The Titanic market throws up many connections and coincidences within a relatively small but ever-popular collecting field, as an elegant gold Asprey cigarette case on offer at a Derbyshire auction demonstrates perfectly.

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Art Deco hits the big screen

13 August 2018

Sold at £620 in a July 2 sale held by Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) was a leather-bound promotional catalogue issued by the Walturdaw Cinema Supply Co of Birmingham.

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Memorabilia from the year the Football League was first formed lines up at auction

31 July 2018

As the 2018-19 English football season prepares to kick off, an auction lot on offer in Derbyshire harks back to the very earliest days of the game in its organised form.

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh teaspoon from Glasgow commission sells in Derbyshire

16 July 2018

Four days after fire gutted the Glasgow School of Art designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this silver-plated teaspoon, below, designed by the great man was offered by Derbyshire auction house Hansons (20% buyer’s premium).

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Scottish Colourist shows market appeal at auction

16 July 2018

A still-life by Scottish Colourist George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) not seen on the market for nearly half a century took £72,000 at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium).

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Archive of three Suffragette sisters sells at auction

09 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at a Hansons auction by a well-known dealer in memorabilia.

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Fascinating Suffragette archives sold in Derbyshire and coming up for sale in Surrey

03 July 2018

An archive relating to three Suffragette sisters has been bought at Hansons’ July 2 auction by a world-renowned expert in the subject and dealer in memorabilia.

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Suffragette archive at auction reveals role of three sisters in the fight for women's right to vote

25 June 2018

The 100th anniversary year of women winning the right to vote in Britain (for those over 30, owning property, or university educated, anyway) has encouraged a bumper crop of related items at auction.

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Pick of the Week: Fabergé blossoms in Teddington

18 June 2018

“It was totally unexpected – as the best finds always are,” Derbyshire auctioneer Charles Hanson told ATG. “A client came along to our office in East Molesey carrying a cardboard box. Inside, wrapped in an old tea towel, was not one, but two, Fabergé flowers.”

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Watch auctioneer Charles Hanson selling his “most significant find ever”

14 June 2018

Two rare Fabergé flowers brought to a routine valuation event wrapped in an old tea towel were sold in a sale conducted by auctioneer Charles Hanson this week.

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Two rare Fabergé flower ornaments sell for £340,000 at auction

11 June 2018

A pair of delicate Fabergé flower ornaments stole the limelight at an auction in Teddington tonight.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

11 June 2018

Our weekly selection from salerooms and dealerships.

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Charles Hanson withdraws ‘Nelson’s telescope’ from sale "pending further investigations"

22 May 2018

Hansons Auctioneers has withdrawn from its July 2 sale a brass telescope purported to have been used by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after questions were raised about its authenticity.

Fabergé botanical studies at Hansons

“My most significant find ever” – Charles Hanson on discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers

22 May 2018

Auctioneer Charles Hanson has described the discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers during a routine valuation morning as his “most significant find ever”.

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Buyer nets Kangxi vase

30 April 2018

A 10in (25cm) tall Kangxi period (1654-1722) rouleau vase painted with fishermen and cranes took a six-times estimate £2800 at the 1200-lot Spring Sale at Hansons (20% buyer’s premium) on March 22-26.

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Word on the street is of a Ravilious ‘record’

23 April 2018

Brought into a free valuation day held at Bishop’s Cleve, near Cheltenham, a copy of Eric Ravilious’ High Street sold on March 27 at what would appear to be a record sum in a Derbyshire sale.

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Banned Georgian sex manual sells for 30 times estimate in Derbyshire

28 March 2018

A once-banned Georgian manual containing the ‘secrets of sex’ flew past its estimate in a Derbyshire auction yesterday.

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