Important Information



All payments are handled by our Accounts Team based at our head office in Etwall, Derbyshire, NOT our London office. Payments can only be taken in London during the auction.

Payment is required within 5 working days following the end of the auction.

All clients are advised they are entering into a contract with Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers under English Law and Jurisdiction.

Due to fraudulent activities we will no longer accept card payments over the telephone. Buyers will be sent a payment request via email if they wish to pay by card and cannot attend in person. 

We do not provide a postal service from our London auctions.
Internet buyers can request delivery from their account
Other buyers must arrange collection from our London Office based in The Normansfield Theatre, Teddington Tel: 020 70189300,

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. 

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Business for Buyers 

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 statements 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. All clients are advised they are entering into a contract with Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers under English Law and Jurisdiction.

1. The Buyer 
The highest bidder to be the buyer. If any dispute arises, the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion to settle it and to put any disputed lot up again for sale. 

2. Buyer Identification 
Buyers are requested to furnish references in advance of the sale in order to avoid delay in clearing purchases. Goods will not be cleared until such references have been processed or cheques cleared. Hanson’s 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. 

3. Buyer’s Premium 
The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a buyer’s premium at the rate of 25% plus VAT. Please note that there is a minimum purchase charge of £5 plus VAT. Internet bidding incurs an additional 7% plus VAT charge on this platform
VAT is charged on Hanson’s services NOT on the goods and is payable at the standard rate set by the UK government. 
Any royalties eligible to be paid to a qualifying artist under the ‘Droit de Suite’ legislation will be added to the buyers invoice

4. Payment 
Immediately on the fall of the hammer, all lots shall be at the sole risk and expense of the respective purchasers 
All Bidders need to pay and arrange collection within 5 working days of the auction.
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.

5. Methods of Payment 
Cash, debit / credit card (via email payment request if not in person)or direct bank payment. 
Personal cheques will only be accepted at the discretion of Hanson’s Accounts and on the understanding that NO goods will be released until bank clearance of the cheque has completed. 

6. Collection / Shipment of Goods 
We do not provide a postal service from our London auctions, Internet buyers can request delivery from their account. Other buyers must arrange collection from our London Office based in the Normansfield Theatre, Teddington 

0207 018 9300 


All items must be collected in a timely manner else storage charges may be levied as our space is very limited.
All buyers / couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the collection point. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter. 


7. Third Party Liability 
Every person at Hansons Auctions shall be deemed to be there at his own risk. They shall have no claim against Hansons in respect to any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused. 

8. Rights of Admission 
The right is reserved to refuse admission to the auction premises and may be used by Hansons without giving a reason. 

9. Selling Rate 
Lots are sold at approximately 100 lots per hour