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Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson team up for FREE valuation event in Staffordshire

Posted on 13/09/2020 in Press Coverage

Explore the world of antiques with TV experts Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson at a free valuation event in Staffordshire.

The popular pair will be at Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, on Tuesday September 22, 10am-2pm, to assess all types of antiques and quirky collectables. And, if you like the guide price, you could turn your unwanted items into cash.

Bargain Hunt regular Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers and Bishton Hall, his Staffordshire saleroom, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to have their antiques valued, learn more about treasured objects and explore Bishton, a wonderful period property dating back to 1750. Perhaps Eric and I can help unleash an auction windfall.”

Valuations are free, no appointment is necessary and items can be consigned to auction. Antique fans can make the day extra special by enjoying a VIP Talk and Tour of Bishton Hall, starting at 9.15am. It will include refreshments and an opportunity to hear a talk by the renowned experts. To book a place, priced £10, contact Rachael Morley by emailing [email protected].

Eric Knowles, a specialist in ceramics and glass, has appeared on TV’s Antiques Roadshow. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he is a published author on subjects such as Victoriana, Royal memorabilia, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and René Lalique.

Charles said: “It’s a privilege to have Eric with us at Bishton and I hope people will make the most of this opportunity to meet him and have objects assessed.”

Ample grounds and airy rooms at the atmospheric Georgian mansion allow Hansons to host the event safely respecting all Covid-19 regulations.

Charles said: “Bishton has already played host to similar events this summer and they’re proving popular. I am very much looking forward to welcoming more guests to Bishton.”

The Eric Knowles and Charles Hanson Antiques Valuation Day will be held on Tuesday September 22, 10am-2pm, at Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Staffs, ST17 0XN. To book a place, priced £10, for the VIP Talk and Tour, please email Rachael Morley: [email protected].

200 Years of Fashion with Notty Hornblower

Bishton Hall will also host 200 Years of Fashion on Tuesday, September 22, 2-4pm. Immerse yourself in the history of clothing courtesy of a fashion show curated by textile and costume expert Notty Hornblower, owner of Derbyshire’s Hope House Costume Museum. To book a place, £10, which includes Prosecco on arrival and tea and cake, please email Rachael Morley: [email protected]

Free valuations are available at Bishton Hall every Monday and Thursday, 10am-4pm. To book free house visits or gain quotes for house clearance/downsizing, email: [email protected]