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.

Ready to make history?

More about Charles Hanson

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.

More History

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to register to bid?

Yes. You can register to bid by clicking on 'Create Account' on our online bidding/catalogue platform www.hansonslive.co.uk. If you do not wish to bid online you can email a commission bid to: [email protected] and they will process your details

‘Will Hansons accept anything in for auction’

We have a wide range of general and specialist auctions which cater for most types of objects. 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.

Meet the Team

Client Testimonials

"I was delighted with the auction today, I felt that Scott really sold my lots! "

- Jennifer Dove

"Thank you for the exceptional care and attention you paid to us."

- Bob Ashlin

"Why I chose to sell at Hansons … It’s because well-known TV expert Charles Hanson has the persona of someone who’s 50% fun, 50% crazy (in the nicest possible way) and yet 100% salesman"

- Steven Abbott