Hansons Auctioneers was launched by Derbyshire-born Charles Hanson in 2005 – a man well-known for his appearances on TV shows such as Bargain Hunt and Celebrity Antiques Road Trip.
Hansons is renowned for selling lots which make international headlines and achieve world-record prices. For example, it sold a Chinese vase, used as a doorstop, for £650,000, a Harry Potter first edition for more than £50,000 and an original Sooty puppet for £14,000.
Hansons’ headquarters are at The Auction Centre, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire, DE65 6LS. A London office launched in January 2018 at The Normansfield Theatre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington, TW11 9PS. In August 2019 the company opened a Country House Auction Showroom at Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, ST17 0XN.
Hansons offers free antique valuations and a wide range of specialist auctions.