Hansons Temporary Office Closure To The Public Due To Covid-19

Posted on 22/03/2020 in Press Coverage

Temporary Closure To Public | Postponement of Imminent Sales

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, on March 23, 2020, Hansons took the difficult decision to temporarily close its offices to the public in Etwall, Derbyshire; Bishton Hall, Staffordshire, and at the Normansfield Theatre, London, until further notice.

However, Hansons will continue to run a scaled-down business operation, is open to consignments/enquiries and is contactable at all times by email: [email protected]

Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons, said: "The health and well-being of both clients and staff are of the utmost importance to us and, following Government guidance and thorough deliberation, we feel this is the right decision at this time. In addition, Hansons has postponed its remaining March sales and its April Spring Fine Art and Library Auction.

"As efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) gather pace, Hansons is determined to do everything in its power to prioritise the safety of clients and staff and adapt its services to assist people in these difficult times. We are closely monitoring the ever-changing Government advice together with the regular updates from the World Health Organisation and proactively taking steps to tackle the challenges ahead."

Here, we explain those steps:

Upcoming Auctions

Our March 26-27 Historica and Coins Auction; March 31 Fine Jewellery, Silver and Watches Auction and April 2-7 Spring Fine Art and Library Auction have been postponed but will go ahead as soon as it is wise to do so. Wherever possible, we will endeavour to ensure sales go ahead as specified. Please check our website for updates. New sales dates will be announced in due course.

Auction Viewings

With immediate effect, auction preview events at our salerooms are temporarily cancelled. As a precautionary measure to help against the spread of Coronavirus, we would like to remind you of the variety of ways that you can continue to take part in our auctions from the comfort of your own home.

  • Browse our illustrated auction catalogues online at or
  • Bid in advance at any time via our online auction platforms
  • Browse lots and view additional images online
  • Request a condition report – extra information/images about an item by emailing [email protected]
  • Leave absentee bids ahead of the sale by emailing [email protected]
  • Watch and take part in our sales live via our online bidding platform

Bidding At Auction

Room bidding will no longer be available to minimise risks for all concerned. However, you can bid live remotely by registering with

You can also book a telephone line in advance of the auction, we will then call you when your lot(s) are about to come up for sale enabling you to bid live on the telephone in real time.

You can leave a commission or request a telephone bid by contacting [email protected].

Valuations – How We Can Help you Remotely

From immediate effect, our external and in-house valuation events are temporarily cancelled. However, we are able to offer remote valuations and we are working to enhance our remote services as soon as possible. You can email images/information of any items you wish to sell or gain estimates for by sending details to: [email protected]. If you need assistance to assess major/large collections, please call 07725 514855.

Virtual Valuations | Whatsapp Valuations

Our team of specialists are here to help and Whatsapp valuations are available with immediate effect. Simply send images/information or a short video of your item to: 07725 514855. In addition you can call/email:

All Enquiries | Charles Hanson: E: [email protected] | T: 07725 514855
London Valuations | Chris Kirkham: E: [email protected] | T: 07469 353077
Fine Art Valuations | Adrian Rathbone: E: [email protected] | T: 07843 061921
Books/Works on Paper Valuations | Jim Spencer: E: [email protected] | T: 07807 563472
Historica & Antiquities Valuations | Adam Staples: E: [email protected] | T: 07757 534432
Jewellery Valuations | Helen Smith: E: [email protected] | T: 07791 558859
Jewellery & Silver |Valuations Kate Bliss: E: [email protected] | T: 07966 363948

House Visits & Collection of Items

We can assist with house clearance, downsizing and the collection of items. To find out more contact:

Charles Hanson: E: [email protected] | T: 07725 514855
London Area | Chris Kirkham: E: [email protected] | T: 07469 353077


Our accounts team will continue to operate remotely and can be contacted via email: [email protected]

Looking To The Future

Covid-19 presents an enormous challenge to each and every one of us. At this time, our priority is the health and well-being of our clients and staff during this tremendously difficult period. We look forward to restoring full services as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, thank you for finding out more about Hansons' services. Stay safe and stay home.