Selling with Hansons

How do I sell with Hansons?

It's so easy to sell with us and we pride ourselves on our friendly approach. This is what you need to do:

Have your item valued. We offer FREE valuations at a host of locations around the country and also at our saleroom in Heage Lane, Etwall, on Wednesdays, 5-7pm, Fridays, 10am-4pm and Saturdays, 9am-noon. Visit our Valuation Days Calendar to find out more. Free valuations are also offered at our London office and auction theatre venue. You can also email [email protected] with images and details of an item.

If you have large or multiple items, are downsizing or wish to organise a house clearance, please arrange a FREE home visit by emailing [email protected] or calling 01283 733988.

Once you are happy with our valuations, we will advise what auction is best to maximise the potential of your items. All of our auctions offer online live bidding with worldwide internet coverage.

We will market your items to a worldwide audience and our in-house marketing team will create media packages for major items. After your item has been successfully sold, you will receive a cheque through the post.

For more in-depth information about selling with both Hansons Derbyshire and Hansons London, see below:


SELLING BY AUCTION - DERBY

We are delighted to receive suitable entries for all of our sales - Antiques & Collectables, Fine Art & Antiques, Specialist Auctions – at our Etwall Auction Centre, where we are open (aside from seasonal closures and bank holidays) on Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm, on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, and on Saturday mornings from 9am to 12 noon, if you are unable to attend during these hours, please do not hesitate to contact us to make other arrangements; we also offer valuations throughout the local counties, please take a look at our website for up to date information on our sales and events, and for our schedule of Specialist Auctions.

VALUATIONS

Current auction market verbal valuations are offered free of charge, whether at our Auction Centre, at our outside valuation events, or in your home should that be prudent – perhaps you have a collection of items, or require advice on larger items of furniture, or indeed, travel may be difficult for you. On consignment, and where we feel it appropriate, items will be grouped together for sale in order to maximise your financial return.

We also offer a professional and competitive written Insurance, Probate and Inheritance Tax Advice service – should you require such assistance please contact Charles Hanson for a free quotation on 01283 733988 or at [email protected]

HOUSE CLEARANCE/DOWNSIZING

Hansons offer a full or part house clearance/downsizing service, handled by our experienced team. A quotation can be provided free of charge and without obligation. On collection, we would consign any saleable items for auction, with other items disposed of appropriately, by charitable means where possible.

COLLECTION OF CONSIGNMENTS

We offer a full collection service starting at a fee of £25 + VAT per hour, using our own transport team and our local partner haulage service.

CHARGES

Our commission charge is levied at 15% + VAT on individual lots valued up to £10,000; and on individual lots realising in excess of £10,000, our commission charge is levied at 10% + VAT.

Lots will attract a fee of £2 + VAT per sold lot for Antiques and Collectors Auction consignments, and £5 + VAT per sold lot for Decorative Art and Specialist Auction consignments; £10 + VAT will be charged per lot for Fine Art Auction consignments whether sold or unsold.

Insurance (Damage and Loss Warranty) will be charged at 1.5% + VAT of the hammer price on all sold lots, and, additionally, in the case of Fine Art entries, at 1.5% + VAT of the mid-estimate on unsold lots.

Hansons note a minimum commission charge of £5 + VAT per lot applies to all sales - for example, should an item sell for £30, our charges would be £5 commission charge plus VAT + £0.45 insurance charge plus VAT + £2/£5/£10 plus VAT (as appropriate) lotting fee charge.

Lot withdrawal following initial consignment for auction will be calculated at mid estimate, with standard auction fees deducted.

Where considered appropriate, Hansons may pursue other avenues of marketing, any charges for which will be identified to the client beforehand.

RESERVES

Unless agreed, and listed, with the consigning valuer beforehand, items will be offered without reserve.

MARKETING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Our marketing team pursue all avenues of the media when promoting our sales, also generating advertising and

editorial where appropriate. Our most interesting items very often receive radio, television and press attention – with internet media coverage of many more items. We produce a printed catalogue for our Antiques and Collectors Auctions, and a glossy illustrated catalogue for our Fine Art Auctions and some of our specialist Auctions.

CATALOGUES AND VIEWING

All entries appear in our catalogue along with their estimates. Prior to sale the lots also appear with full colour photographs on our website and on www.the-saleroom.com, our internet bidding hosts, ensuring they are viewed by both a national and international audience. We also email and post out catalogues to a data base of active professional buyer’s and collectors.

Our Auction Centre is open for viewing of sale items on the two days prior to our sales, from 10am to 4pm on the first day, and from 11am to 7pm on the second day. You may also view from 9am until auctions commence on Antiques and Collectors days of sale – any additional viewing, eg for our Fine Art Jewellery Showcase Auctions, is detailed on our website.

FILMING

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 Ltd 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 Ltd thereafter without requesting your personal authorization.

Should you have any queries, please contact Rachael Lindley on 01283 733988 or at [email protected] - thank you for your cooperation.

SALES RESULTS

Results are available on www.the-saleroom.com throughout the sale, and also on our own website www.hansonsauctioneers.co.uk in the week following the sale; or telephone 01283 733988 once the sale has completed.

PAYMENT

We forward payment by cheque, together with a statement detailing the hammer price and deductions, twenty full working days from the last day of sale – this is generally four weeks. Any unsold lots will be marked as being re-offered (RE-OFFER) or to be collected by the client (AWAY). As we act as agent, payments are made to the vendor only after the purchaser’s payment has cleared; we pursue payment in such instances, however should a purchaser ultimately default on payment, we will be unable to pay the vendor the hammer price, and we will re-offer the lot in the next appropriate sale.

UNSOLD ITEMS

Where items remain unsold, unless you are notified otherwise, and at the discretion of the auctioneer, they will be offered in the next appropriate auction at a reduced estimate, with no reserve set. Any items not being re-offered are to be collected from the Auction Centre as soon as possible – any items consigned from a valuation event, can be returned to the same/or the nearest valuation venue. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage for items not collected within 7 days of advisement as they will not be insured; additionally, after this period storage charges of £1 + VAT per lot per day will apply.

USEFUL INFORMATION

In these conditions Hansons means Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.

Clients are advised all contracts with Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd are governed by the laws of England and Wales and the jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts applies.

Hansons operates an RICS approved complaints handling policy, a copy of which can be provided on request.

Please be aware that any electrical items consigned will be PAT tested; 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.

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.


SELLING BY AUCTION - LONDON

We are delighted to receive suitable entries for all of our Fine Art & Antiques Auctions at our London office, where we are open for valuations every Wednesday and Friday from 10am till 4pm (aside from bank holidays and seasonal closures) - if you are unable to attend during these hours, please do not hesitate to contact us to make other arrangements. We also offer valuation events further afield, please take a look at our website for up to date information on all of our sales and events, and for our schedule of Auctions.

VALUATIONS

Current auction market verbal valuations are offered free of charge at our valuation events or in your home should that be prudent – perhaps you have a collection of items, or require advice on larger items of furniture, or indeed, travel may be difficult for you. On consignment, and where we feel it appropriate, items will be grouped together for sale in order to maximise your financial return.

We also offer a professional and competitive written Insurance, Probate and Inheritance Tax Advice service – should you require such assistance please contact Charles Hanson for a free quotation on 01283 733988 or at [email protected]

HOUSE CLEARANCE/DOWNSIZING

Hansons offer a full or part house clearance/downsizing service, handled by our experienced team. A quotation can be provided free of charge and without obligation. On collection, we would consign any saleable items for auction, with other items disposed of appropriately, by charitable means where possible.

COLLECTION OF CONSIGNMENTS

We offer a full collection service starting at a fee of £25 + VAT per hour, using our own transport team.

CHARGES

Our commission charge is levied at 16.5% + VAT on individual lots valued up to £10,000; and on individual lots realising in excess of £10,000, our commission charge is levied at 11.5% + VAT; including insurance.

Lotted items will attract a lot fee of £5 + VAT per lot.

Hansons note a minimum commission charge of £5 + VAT per lot applied to all sales.

Lot withdrawal following initial consignment for auction will be calculated at mid estimate, with standard auction fees deducted.

Where considered appropriate, Hansons may pursue other avenues of marketing, any charges for which will be identified to the client beforehand.

RESERVES

Unless agreed, and listed, with the consigning valuer beforehand, items will be offered without reserve.

MARKETING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

Our marketing team pursue all avenues of the media when promoting our sales – generating advertising and editorial where appropriate. Our most interesting items very often receive local radio, television and press attention – with internet media coverage of many more items. We produce a printed catalogue for our Hansons London auctions.

CATALOGUES AND VIEWING

All entries appear in our catalogue along with their estimates. Prior to sale the lots also appear with full colour photographs on our website and on www.the-saleroom.com, our internet bidding hosts, ensuring they are viewed by both a national and international audience. We also email and post out catalogues to a database of active professional buyer’s and collectors.

Our Auction Venue is open for sale viewing on auction days from 9.15am until the auction commences at 12noon – additional viewing of specific lots, can be arranged by appointment at our London office where possible.

FILMING

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 Ltd 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 Ltd thereafter without requesting your personal authorization.

Should you have any queries, please contact Rachael Lindley on 01283 733988 or at [email protected] - thank you for your cooperation.

SALES RESULTS

Results are available on www.the-saleroom.com throughout the sale, on our own website www.hansonslondon.co.uk in the week following the sale, or telephone 0208 979 7954 or 01283 733988 once the sale has completed.

PAYMENT

We forward payment by cheque or BACs, together with a statement detailing the hammer price and deductions, twenty full working days from the last day of sale – this is generally four weeks. Any unsold lots will be marked as being re-offered (RE-OFFER) or to be collected by the client (AWAY). As we act as agent, payments are made to the vendor only after the purchaser’s payment has cleared; we pursue payment in such instances, however should a purchaser ultimately default on payment, we will be unable to pay the vendor the hammer price, and we will re-offer the lot in the next appropriate sale.

UNSOLD ITEMS

Where items remain unsold, unless you are notified otherwise, and at the discretion of the auctioneer, they will be offered in the next appropriate auction at a reduced estimate, with no reserve set. Any items not being re-offered are to be collected from the London office as soon as possible after the auction, during opening hours or by appointment. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage for items not collected within 7 days of advisement as they will not be insured; additionally, after this period storage charges will be applied, and will be payable prior to collection.

USEFUL INFORMATION

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.

Hansons operates an RICS approved complaints handling policy, a copy of which can be provided on request.

Please be aware that any electrical items consigned will be PAT tested; 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.

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.


Important Information

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.

CLIENT CONTACT - 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.

COMPLAINTS - Hansons Auctioneers operates an RICS approved complaints handling policy, a copy of which can be provided on request.

CONSIGNED LOTS - 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.

ELECTRICAL ITEMS - 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.

FIREARMS - 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.

INTRODUCTORY COMMISSION - Hansons reserves the right to make occasional relevant and appropriate Introductory Commission payments, without cost to the buyer or seller.

LOT DESCRIPTION - 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.

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.

MARKETING - 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.

MEASUREMENTS - 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.

PRIVATE TREATY - 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 if the Lot had been sold at Auction.

UNSALEABLE ITEMS - 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.

WEBSITE - 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.

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