About Us

At Hansons Auctioneers we thrive on history and making memories.

Every auction is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience filled with passion, drama, theatre, romance and excitement - from the first bid to when the gavel sounds.

For more than 12 years, our team of specialist and general valuers have helped both vendors and buyers embrace this journey and discover something truly amazing.

At the heart of Hansons, we are driven by the question, ‘If an object could talk, what would it tell us?’

From truly amazing pieces to family heirlooms and old collectables, every single item is a unique piece of history and we can’t wait to help you discover its story and the memories behind it.

Injecting a personal touch – and a little bit of love – into everything we do, we’re passionate about teasing out the sentiment, personal history and emotions attached to every object we auction.

By bringing these stories to life, we add a sense of wonder and joy to the mundane and see every day as another opportunity to find something new and unexpected.

Whether you want to embrace the story around a cherished family heirloom or rescue unknown treasures from a lifetime of being trapped in a box, we can’t wait to see what might be hidden in your home.

By helping to tell forgotten stories, everyone who places a bid at Hansons can guarantee that they’re not just buying an object, but their own little piece of history.

We want our clients from all over the world to come to us with a sense of excitement, leave with a smile on their face and be part of the Hansons community, because it’s a very happy place which leaves a positive mark on the world around us.

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Hansons History

Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers is based in Derbyshire, Middle England with valuation centres in Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands and Warwick with regional representatives throughout the UK. Hansons is managed by Charles Hanson who, in August 2005, established Hansons Auctioneers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register to bid?

You will need to register if you intend to bid in one of our auctions. Full details on registration and bidding can be found on our Buying from Hansons web page.

‘Will Hansons accept anything in for auction’

Hansons’ Valuers and representatives have sole discretion in what they deem suitable for auction and will adhere to quality control.  They may reject items which in their professional opinion are not suitable for sale through Hansons.  They will be happy to advise alternative methods of sale/disposal.

Do you take furs?

We do sell furs. However, certain endangered species such as leopard must have been made prior to 1947.

Hansons Team

Our team of general and specialist valuers cover every aspect of the auction world, including fine art, toys, memorabilia, coins, stamps, historica, jewellery, watches, country pursuits items, vintage clothing, wines and spirits and more. Led by TV personality Charles Hanson, we ensure all the drama and passion of the auction is brought to the stage to make every auction as memorable as possible.

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Client Testimonials

"I bought my first items from one of your sales on 3rd December and I want to congratulate you on your excellent staff and the splendid manner in which I was looked after from the outset. I bid by phone and the two people who took my bids were so professional and friendly. I paid via Martin (?) in Accounts who was also very helpful, and, having paid p& p, the items were posted to me in record time. If this isn’t service, I don’t know what is!! Well done, keep it up and your business will go far."

- Michael Naxton, ASFAV

"Many thanks to you and your in-house packing team for making auction purchases completely stress free. The excellent customer service you provide makes Hansons unique in the auction world. All your efforts are much appreciated."

- Stephen Weber

"Thank you very much for arranging rapid delivery! The item arrived and the packaging was excellent. Throughout my interaction with Hansons all of the people I have dealt with have been courteous, helpful and consistently professional. "

- Osman Sarioglu

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