Prospective purchasers should always thoroughly examine any items they are interested in before placing a bid and before the auction commences – viewing times are advertised prior, and for Timed Auctions, we operate a viewing by appointment service, so do please contact us before the auction commences should you be interested in examining any such lots. For those unable to attend in person, we offer an image and condition report service by telephone and email, however buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the description and condition of the lots before proceeding to purchase – whilst every care is taken to provide an accurate description in the catalogue, it is based on a statement of opinion and not on fact and items are sold as seen. When you have decided which lot(s) you would like to receive condition reports on, please contact us via [email protected] or 01283 733988 – we accept enquiries prior to, and throughout, our sales, and we do our utmost to respond to all, however, please ensure you allow enough time for the relevant administration work to be carried out, also bearing in mind that we may not be able to respond to those received on sale day before the lot(s) go under the auctioneers hammer. We also take this opportunity to remind you to refer to our glossary for assistance when considering descriptions, although this is not exhaustive and should you wish any term explained, do please contact our Auction Centre directly – we advise that it is your responsibility to clarify descriptions with a member of our staff before purchasing. Once you are content with your decision, we invite you to attend our auctions to enjoy the drama and theatre of a sale, however we acknowledge this is not always possible, and so we offer the following option:
• ABSENTEE BID | You are welcome to leave a bid with us and the auctioneer will bid on your behalf against other bidders. When you have decided which lots you would like to bid on you may leave bids in person at our Auction Centre, via email to [email protected], or by telephone on 01283 733988. We accept bids prior to, and throughout, our sales, however please ensure you allow enough time for the relevant administration work to be carried out before the lot comes under the auctioneers hammer. Absentee bidders instructions may be cancelled at any time before the auction takes place, but cancellation cannot be guaranteed once an auction has commenced. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate. PLEASE NOTE where you leave a commission bid with Hansons via email, telephone or in person, we will action standard charges for a winning bid, however, where you leave a commission bid with Hansons via either Hansonslive or via www.the-saleroom.com, standard charges together with the appropriate additional online bidding charge, as noted below, will be actioned.
• TELEPHONE BID | You are welcome to register to bid by telephone; on the day of the auction, a member of our team will contact you shortly before the lot appears for sale, they will then act on your behalf in the saleroom, bidding on your instruction. We advise that such requests should be placed as far in advance as possible. Please note that this is a first come first served service, and where there are many bidders previously logged we may not always be able to accept registration. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate.
• LIVE ONLINE BIDDING | To access this service, please visit www.hansonslive.co.uk and 'Create Account' to register to bid. You can browse our catalogues and bid in advance or during a live auction by using the Hansonslive bidding platform.
There is no fee to bid on www.hansonslive.co.uk.
Our sales are also available on www.the-saleroom.com, noting that there is an additional 7% + VAT buyers premium for this service. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate.
• REGISTRATION | Buyers need to register at each sale before bidding in person. Please complete a registration form at the Auction Centre, and pass this to our reception staff who will then issue you with a bidding number – please note a form of identification will be needed. For those placing commission or telephone bids, we will ask for your name, Address, telephone number (to include a land line) and email address. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate.
BUYERS PREMIUM | A buyers premium of 25% + VAT is payable in addition to the hammer price. Please refer to the point titled LIVE ONLINE BIDDING above for details on the additional charges for this service. VAT (charged at the current rate) is payable on the premium only. A minimum lot charge of £6 + VAT applies. Please be aware that the buyers premium for the purchase of motor vehicles is 10% + VAT, excluding motorbikes. We accept all major debit and credit cards; however, cheques are only accepted by prior arrangement and lots purchased in this manner cannot be collected until full bank clearance is completed (at the time of writing, approximately seven working days). Where payment has not been received 15 working days following the sale, Hansons reserves the right to rescind the sale, with ownership reverting to the vendor.
TIMED AUCTIONS | In addition to auction sales, Hansons also hold Timed Auctions, whereby bidding takes place online over a set period of time, generally two weeks. Items are available to view by appointment – bookings can be made via the Operations Team on 01283 733988 or at [email protected]
PRIVATE TREATY SALES | In addition to auction sales Hansons negotiate Private Treaty sales between willing buyer and willing seller, or where several parties are interested, we offer a sealed bid Private Treaty sale service, whereby the interested parties will be invited for best and final offer sealed bids, thus ensuring the vendor receives the optimum price. Where items are not offered for sale by auction, but are included in the auction catalogue as Private Treaty Sales, sealed bids are requested to be received by 12 noon on the day the items are offered for sale, with the highest bidder winning the item. In all cases, Private Treaty Sales incur the same charges as if the Lot had been sold at Auction. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate.
AFTER SALE OFFERS | Where an item remains unsold on auction day, should a reasonable offer be made during the week following the sale, Hansons reserve the right, in their position as agents, to accept on the vendors behalf. All such sales incur the same charges as if the Lot had been sold at Auction.
CONTINUING CONTACT | Hansons do not pass your details onto third parties but they may forward enquiries to you from third parties and buyers give permission for Hansons to pass to them any enquiries from third parties contacting Hansons regarding items offered to the market through our auctions. Please advise us if you do not want to receive such contact.
COLLECTION OF PURCHASED ITEMS | All Buyers and Couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the auction house. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter.
Timely collection of items is imperative as storage space is limited Furniture Lots must be paid for and collected within 3 working days after the furniture sale, items remaining after this timescale will incur a storage fee of £50+vat per week.
General items must be paid for and collected within 5 working days of the end of sale, after that storage charges will apply which will vary between £10-£20+vat per week dependent upon volume of items/space required to store.
Failure to pay for goods within six weeks of the auction will result in the sale being rescinded. The defaulting buyer will also be blocked from bidding for future Hansons auctions.
POSTAGE OF ITEMS | Hansons offer a Postage and Packaging service for appropriate items which operates from our Etwall site in Derbyshire. Please contact us as soon after the sale to obtain a quote. Each request is assessed on an individual basis to determine the best method of despatch and relevant costs. This is a fee-paying service and a separate charge will be shown on your invoice for this service – the fee for postage and packaging is not included in our commission fee. The postage and packing service does not extend to any items of furniture.
Items in our Bishton Hall and London Auctions may be suitable for postage, but there will be a charge in addition to the standard postage and packaging charge to transfer the items to the Etwall Postage Department. This Transfer charge also applies to items which you wish to collect from a different site to where the auction was held. Please refer to our website for further details on this process. Items of furniture cannot be transferred between sites for collection.
We may, where possible, be able to provide an indication of potential postage and packaging costs prior to the sale day, but please bear in mind that this is based on the catalogue guide price and an estimate of packed weight and this can differ once the hammer has fallen.
ITEMS DAMAGED DURING TRANSIT | Any items packed, or packed & posted by Hansons, that are damaged during transit, must be returned to Hansons for inspection together with all packaging materials – no claims can be reasonably considered otherwise.
RIGHT TO ADMISSION | Hansons reserves the right to refuse admission to any of its auctions without giving a reason.
• In these conditions Hansons means Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.
• Please note all furniture is sold as a work of art, not for functional use in a domestic setting. Upholstered items which do not comply with fire regulations will be sold for their structural and artistic value only, not for household use in their current state. Fire Safety Regulations do not apply to furniture intended for export and furniture manufactured prior to 1950.
• Clients are advised all contracts with Hansons are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts applies.
In these conditions Hansons means Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.
Clients are advised all contracts with Hansons are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts applies.ARTISTS RESALE RIGHT (OR DROIT DE SUITE)
ARTISTS RESALE RIGHT (OR DROIT DE SUITE)
According to the European Union’s Artist’s Resale Right Directive, which has been adopted by the United Kingdom, living artists and artists who died within 70 years prior to the date of the sale are entitled to receive a resale royalty each time their art work is sold by an art market professional in the European Union or United Kingdom, subject to certain conditions. Hansons note a rolling scale charge, dependant on the hammer price of paintings, prints and drawings by known artists who have died within 70 years of the date of this sale, will be made to the purchaser on works which sell for in excess of 1,000 Euros. The Exchange rate to Sterling will be fixed as at the date of sale.
All who attend Hansons Auction Centre or any other Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd event shall be deemed to be there at their own risk, and are to take note of security arrangements and of the layout of the site on arrival. They shall have no claim against Hansons in respect of any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused.
The right is reserved to refuse admission to the auction premises and may be used by Hansons without giving a reason.
Any auction shall be conducted at the absolute discretion of Hansons Auctioneers.
Hansons shall conduct the Auction with reasonable skill and care - for example, what constitutes a bid shall be at the absolute discretion of the Auctioneer, acting with reasonable skill and care.
Hansons shall have the right to refuse any bid which does not exceed the previous bid by at least 10% or by such greater proportion as the Auctioneer shall in his or her absolute discretion direct.
Hansons reserve the right not to approve any online bidder when their registration credit check is not successful and who cannot provide references. Hansons will not accept commission bids for any buyer that has an outstanding invoice.
Hansons do their utmost to execute each and every bid, but neither Hansons nor the seller will be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet or on a mobile device or telephone, including, without limitation, any loss of telephone line connection, or connection to the internet; or any breakdown or problem with the online bidding software or the website service provider.
Hansons advises that the Auctioneer will commence and advance bidding at levels and increments he considers appropriate and is entitled to place a bid or series of bids on behalf of the Seller up to the reserve on the lot, without indicating he is doing so and whether or not other bids are placed.
Where two or more bids at the same level are simultaneously received, Hansons shall have absolute discretion to determine which bid to prefer. Subject to the foregoing where two or more bids at the same level are simultaneously received by the Auctioneer, any bid by a Bidder personally present at an Auction shall take preference over any bid submitted by telephone or over the Internet. Any bid made or attempted by telephone or over the internet shall be deemed to have been made only if received by the Auctioneer.
Hansons has the discretion at any time, to refuse any bid, withdraw any lot, re-offer a lot for sale (including after the fall of the hammer) if they believe there may be error or dispute, and take such action as they reasonably think fit.
As Auctioneers, Hansons usually contract as agents for the seller whose identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not normally disclosed; accordingly, on entering into purchase, your primary contract is with the seller.
The ownership of any Lot purchased shall not pass to the relevant Buyer until they have made full and total payment to Hansons.
Hansons are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots and act reasonably in taking a general view about them, we are normally unable to carry out any detailed examination of lots in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be prudent for a buyer to. Intending buyers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods and, therefore, accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots prior to purchase. Neither Hansons nor the seller accept any responsibility for the condition of lots sold; particularly with regard to objects being in working order.
We have installed CCTV systems in internal and external areas of our Heage Lane site for the purposes of public and staff safety and crime prevention and detection. In all locations, signs are displayed notifying you that CCTV is in operation and providing details of who to contact for further information about the scheme.
We hold personal data from the CCTV system for a period of two weeks. Where incidents are brought to our attention then personal data captured may be held for a longer period, in particular where offences have been reported and are under investigation. You have the right to see CCTV images of yourself and be provided with a copy of the images in accordance with the codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner. We will only disclose images and audio to other authorised bodies who intend to use it for the purposes stated above.
Any notice to any buyer, vendor, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or email in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting or sending.
Should there be any matters you would wish to lodge an objection to, please contact Mr Charles Hanson directly at [email protected], Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6LS, or via 01283 733988.
On signing the consignment receipt, the vendor confirms to Hansons that they are the true owner of the property or has the authorisation from the true owner to sell the property.
On consignment, where possible, we identify the most appropriate auction for your object(s), however Hansons reserve the right to re-assign sales for any consignments should they feel it prudent, in order to maximise your financial return.
Please be aware that any electrical items consigned will be PAT tested, and the cost allocated to the seller; if the result is classed as a fail, the cords will be removed up to the body of the item before being returned to the client.
ENQUIRIES TO HANSONS
By asking Hansons to make contact with our clients with regard to items offered to the market through our auctions, you give permission to Hansons to forward your contact details, as provided at the time of the enquiry, to the client having ownership of the item you are enquiring about.
Please be aware that we often photograph and record video footage at our events for promotional purposes within printed, televisual and digital media. By attending one of our events you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded, and that you give permission for your likeness, voice and items you own to be used, to be photographed and recorded and for Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Limited to lend and use such recordings in any way, through print, televisual and digital means, whether on their own or in combination with other items via all forms of media known now or in the future. The rights to reproduce and re-use such will remain with Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Limited thereafter without requesting your personal authorisation. Should you have any queries, please contact Charles Hanson on 01283 733988. Thank you for your cooperation
Hansons advise that all firearms consignments will be dealt with according to the laws of England and Wales and the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts applies at all times. In cases where the required licensing and documentation is not provided, we reserve the right to retain such items prior to disposal by the relevant authorities.
Hansons reserves the right to make occasional relevant and appropriate Introductory Commission payments, without cost to the buyer or seller.
Care is taken to ensure that any statements as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate, but all such are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statements or representations of fact. Hansons reserve the right, in forming their opinion, to consult and rely upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable.
Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective Buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description of a lot.
Similarly reports on the condition of any lot are offered by Hansons as a statement of opinion only, and not of fact, and as such Hansons are not liable for any errors or omissions contained therein. Hansons will not be held responsible for any damage or defect that has not been notified to the buyer. We accept enquiries prior to, and throughout, our sales, and we do our utmost to respond to all, however please ensure you allow enough time for the relevant administration work to be carried out, also bearing in mind that we may not be able to respond to those received on sale day before the lot(s) go under the auctioneer’s hammer.
Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only and will not convey full information as to the actual condition of lots.
Where the term (a/f) is used, this refers to a lot being ‘as found’, it is used for guidance only and indicates that in our opinion there is significant damage or repair to an item, the omission of this term does not indicate there is not significant damage or repair to an item and Hansons are not liable for the omission of this term.
Please note all furniture is sold as a work of art, not for functional use in a domestic setting. Upholstered items which do not comply with fire regulations will be sold for their structural and artistic value only, not for household use in their current state. Fire Safety Regulations do not apply to furniture intended for export and furniture manufactured prior to 1950.
Hansons reserve the right to advertise any consigned objects in all forms of media, known now or in the future, either before or after a sale, without requesting the vendor’s or buyer's authorisation.
All measurements are approximate, and due to the nature of the goods on offer we use both metric and imperial figures; should you require additional measurements for any item, please contact us at [email protected] or on 01283 733988.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION? | When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our auctions and other news.
CONSENT | How do you get my consent? When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent? If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at [email protected] or mailing us at: Hansons Auctioneers Heage Lane, Etwall, DBY, DE65 6LS, United Kingdom
DISCLOSURE | We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
THIRD-PARTY SERVICES | In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
LINKS | When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
SECURITY | To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
AGE OF CONSENT | By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION | If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at [email protected] or by mail at Hansons Auctioneers.
In addition to auction sales Hansons negotiate Private Treaty sales between ‘willing buyer and willing seller, or where several parties are interested, we offer a sealed bid Private Treaty sale service, whereby the interested parties will be invited for ‘best and final offer’ sealed bids, thus ensuring the vendor receives the optimum price. Where items are not offered for sale by auction, but are included in the auction catalogue as Private Treaty Sales, sealed bids are requested to be received by 12 noon on the Monday following our five-day Antiques and Collectors/Fine Art Auctions, with the highest bidder winning the item. In all cases, Private Treaty Sales incur the same charges as if the Lot had been sold at Auction. No responsibility is accepted for bids not actioned by Hansons for whatever reason; we reserve the right to refuse an application where we feel it appropriate.
Hansons reserves the right to dispose of any item that in their opinion is unsaleable. Items, including electrical goods and soft furnishings, which do not comply with current legislation will not be offered at Auction.
Whilst Hansons endeavours to ensure that the information supplied on the website is correct, Hansons does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the material on the website, and may make changes to the material on the website, or to the products and prices described in it, at any time without notice. The material on the website may be out of date, and Hansons makes no commitment to update such material.
The material on the website is provided ‘as is’, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Hansons provides you with the website on the basis that Hansons excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which, but for this legal notice, might have effect in relation to the website.