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.
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.
We do sell furs. However, certain endangered species such as leopard must have been made prior to 1947.
Hansons will clear a complete house. However, unsaleable items will be disposed of and may include the hire of a skip. Any equipment needed for disposal of goods would be chargeable.
Hansons offers a full inheritance tax valuation service and charges an initial fee of £120 and then £80 per hour.
Hansons offers a full insurance valuation service and charges an initial fee of £120 and then £80 per hour.
Hansons offers a full probate valuation service and charges an initial fee of £120 and then £80 per hour.
If you are unsure about whether you need a probate valuation, it would be best if you consult with a solicitor first. Once confirmed you need a probate valuation we would be happy to provide this for you.
Rules on shipping can be quite complicated and vary from country to country. You can find comprehensive details about what we aren’t able to ship by visiting our Postal page.
We run our own postal department which is able to ship a wide variety of items. Comprehensive information about shipping can be found our Postal page.
‘Our valuation days often get extremely busy, especially at the beginning, so as a matter of common courtesy to our other guests, we ask that clients bring a small selection of items to these events. If you have a large number of items, please contact us and we will be happy to advise’
We don’t charge for home visits, providing that you are looking to put items into an auction.
Our commission charge is levied at 15% + 20% VAT on items valued up to £10,000; and on lots realising in excess of £10,000, our commission charge is levied at 10% + 20% VAT. Lots will attract a lot fee of £2 + 20% VAT per lot for Antiques and Collectors Auction consignments, £5 + 20% VAT per lot for Decorative Art and Specialist Auction consignments, or £10 + 20% VAT per lot for Fine Art Auction consignments. Insurance (Damage and Loss Warranty) will be charged at 1.5% + 20% VAT of the hammer price on all sold lots, and in the case of Fine Art entries, at 1.5% + 20% VAT of the mid-estimate on unsold lots. Hansons note a minimum commission charge of £5 + 20% VAT per lot applies to all sales - for example, should an item sell for £30, our charges would be £5 commission charge plus 20% VAT + £0.45 insurance charge plus 20% VAT + £2/£5/£10 plus 20% VAT (as appropriate) lotting fee charge.
A buyer’s premium of 20% + 20% VAT is payable in addition to the hammer price. Please note VAT (charged at the current rate) is payable on the premium only. A minimum lot charge of £5 + 20% VAT applies. Other details on buying can be found on our Buying from Hansons web page.
Charles aims to act as the auctioneer at some point during our auctions. However, we’re not able to guarantee any specific time when he will be on the rostrum.
We hold regular valuation days at many locations around the country. Visit our Valuations page where you will find a map indicating our venues. We also list valuation venues by county beneath the map.
All our live auctions can be viewed online by visiting www.the-saleroom.com on the day of the auction. This service handles multiple auctions, scroll down the list on the right hand side of the screen and find the Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers link. Click on the link and when the page loads click on ‘Watch auction’. A separate window will open, click on the ‘Video Available’ to view the auction.
We normally aim to have the results of our most recent auctions on our website within two days of the end of the auction.
The majority of our valuation day events don’t require you to make an appointment. However, some of our specialist valuers do work by appointment only. Please check our Valuations page for further details.
Hansons holds regular valuation days at our offices at Etwall as well as other locations throughout the Midlands and beyond. Details of our venues and dates can be found by visiting the Valuations page on our website