Hansons' March Antiques & Collectors Auction achieved record results and a sale rate in excess of 90%.
Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons, said: "The market is strong and many clients are selling due to this intense demand. Many people have been renovating or reinventing their home interiors, thereby making space for fresh fine art and antiques.
"Plus, people looking to spend cash on their homes or gardens are looking to auctions for cost-effective inspiration. We are the ultimate recyclers so appeal to eco-conscious buyers too.
"Bearing all this mind, we’ve seen record results for Royal Crown Derby ceramics, jewellery and furniture. I do feel people see the collecting market as an opportunity to buy objects with heritage. Consequently, second-hand goods sold at auction are out-performing results seen in previous years, which is quite remarkable given the times we are living in.
"Thanks to with our live online catalogue and bidding platform - Hansonslive - and our in-house haulage, collection, delivery and postage services, clients are finding auctions an easy option in lockdown."
Highlights in Hansons' March sales included a Roman terracotta vase discovered on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea which sold for £1,500 and a Wedgwood dinner service which made £1,200. Record results were also achieved for Crown Derby Imari paperweights including a pair of Royal Crown Derby Gypsy wagons which sold for over £1,000.
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