Prospective purchasers should always thoroughly examine any items they are interested in before placing a bid and before the auction commences. 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.
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 options:
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 our 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 auctioneer’s hammer. Absentee bidder’s 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.
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.
This service allows you to take part in an auction from the comfort of your home, at the office, or perhaps from the pool side whilst you are on holiday! To access this service, please click the ‘button’ on our website, www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk, to access our www.the-saleroom.com catalogue pages, where you will find instructions on how, and when, to register – this is an easy to use service, however should you have any difficulties do please contact us on 01283 733988 and we will be able to advise you further. Please note that there is an additional 5% + VAT buyer’s 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.
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.
A buyer’s premium of 20% + 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 £5 + VAT applies. Please be aware that the buyer’s 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).
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.
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.
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.
All Buyer’s and couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the auction. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter. All general items must be paid for and collected within five days following the end of the sale, after this period storage charges of £1 + VAT per lot per day will apply and your items will not be insured; all furniture items must be paid for and collected within three working days following the end of the furniture section of the sale, after this period, lots remaining uncollected at 5.00pm on Wednesday evening will be moved off site and an administration fee of £25 + VAT will be added to the sale account, together with storage charges of £5 + VAT per lot per day, please note these items will not be insured, and as items are removed from the site we will not take responsibility for any losses or breakages sustained.
We are happy to discuss delivery of purchased items with you, and can assist with postage and courier deliveries – please contact our team for further advice, or review the ‘Postage of Items’ under ‘Our Services’ on the Hansons website – and for delivery using our own transport team, charges commence at £25 + VAT. Should you wish to take advantage of our postage and packing service once you have purchased an item at a Hansons auction, please be advised that this is a fee-paying service, and the invoice may be forwarded separately to the purchase invoice – the fee for packing and/or postage is not included within our commission fees.
|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.
Hansons reserves the right to refuse admission to any of its auctions without giving a reason.
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.
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.
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.
All Buyer’s and couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the Auction Centre. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter. All general items must be paid for and collected within five days following the end of the sale, after this period storage charges of £5 + VAT per lot per day will apply and your items will not be insured; all furniture items must be paid for and collected within three working days following the end of the furniture section of the sale, after this period, lots remaining uncollected at 5.00 pm on Wednesday evening will be moved off site and an administration fee of £25 + VAT will be added to the sale account, together with storage charges of £5 + VAT per lot per day, please note these items will no longer be insured, and as items are removed from the site we will not take responsibility for any losses or breakages sustained.
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 at future Hansons auctions.
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.
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
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 Rebecca 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.
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.
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 three-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.