Important Information







Buyers Premium is 25%.(+vat)

Internet surcharges - .Charges vary with each bidding platform. Please check each sale before proceeding to bid. Information available at

Minimum Lot Charge £6(+vat)

Payment of items and Storage Charges

Timely collection of items is imperative as storage space is limited.

Furniture: Lots must be paid for and collected within 3 days after the furniture sale, items remaining after this timescale will incur a storage fee of £50 +VAT per week.

General items: must be paid for and collected within 5 working days of the end of the sale, after that storage charges will apply which will vary between £10-£20 + VAT per week dependent upon volume of items/space required to store.

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





AUCTION: BIDDING ONLINE ONLY: at or . Note - additional bidding fees apply and can be found at the relevant sites.


BIDDING METHODS: live online with a visual video feed from Bishton Hall at the above two platforms 


VIEWING: STRICTLY NO ON-SITE VIEWING unless by appointment.  All Lots can be viewed at the above two sites and


ENQUIRIES/IMAGE REQUESTS/CONDITION REPORTS: must be received in good time and no later the day prior to each auction by email to or 01889 358050


ABSENTEE BIDS: must be received no later than the day prior to the auction by email with your full name, billing address & phone number to or by phone on 01889 358050.


PHONE BIDS: bookings must be requested the day prior to the relevant auction by email request to or 01889 358050.  Limited lines available and offered on a first come basis.  We cannot guarantee phone bid availability, especially those made at short notice.


PAYMENT: Winning bidders will receive an email at the e​nd of the sale. This will have a CLICK AND COLLECT/POST button. After payment is made buyers can arrange collection or postage by following the process and contact information on the invoice. Any queries please email or dial accounts direct on 07469 353076.


COLLECTION IN PERSON FROM BISHTON HALL: after payment is received and cleared in full, buyers will be able to contact Hansons to arrange a 'safe click and collect' collection window at Bishton Hall.  NOTE: There will be NO collection available from Bishton Hall on auctions days.  

POSTAGE: please email our in-house postage team for a quote at


LOCAL & NATIONAL DELIVERY OF LARGE/VALUABLE LOTS: please contact our recommended haulier Rob Allsebrook for a quote on 07970 094883 or email .  Haulage payments are made directly with the haulier.




Thank you for reading the above and we wish you all ‘happy bidding’.  If you have any queries with regard to the above, please contact Adrian Rathbone from 11th May on 07843 061921.


 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 20% plus VAT. Please note that there is a minimum purchase charge of £5 plus VAT. Internet bidding incurs additional surcharges subject to platform. Please make yourself aware of charges before proceeding to bid.

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 buyers you will be sent a payment request where possible via email, telephone payments are no longer accepted. A bank payment or payment in person are accepted alternatives.
All Bidders need to pay and arrange collection of smalls within 5 working days of the auction.Furniture buyers need to pay and collect within 3 working days of its sale day. 
Failure to pay for goods within 15 working days of the auction will result in the sale being rescinded. The defaulting buyer will also be blocked from bidding at future Hansons auctions.

Methods of Payment
Cash, debit card, credit card 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
All small goods must be paid for and collected within five working days following sale.Furniture must be paid for and collected within 3 working days. If after the alloted time the item has not been collected then a storage charge of £5 per lot per day will commence, the item will also no longer be insured. Hansons shall then contact the buyer in writing to confirm that this additional charge is now in place and further to that if paid for item(s) are still not collected within another 3 weeks of the date on the letter, the items will be placed back into the next auction without reserve with the buyer becoming the vendor. All Hansons terms and conditions will now apply to the new vendor of this item. A cheque will be sent out 20 working days after the sale, this will be minus our saleroom and storage charges.

7. Postal Service
Hansons Auctioneers do offer a postal service for clients within the UK who are not able to attend the auction or unable to collect. We are not professional packers or shippers, though we will try our best to pack items in a correct way which will ensure items arrive safely. However Hansons Auctioneers do not insure items posted and therefore will not be held responsible for making any claim for damage. There are some items that due to their nature, size or weight we cannot post out, but we can recommend couriers who you can arrange to pick the item up from our saleroom. They may also be able to insure some items which we are unable to insure. For full details see ‘Postage of items’ under ‘Our Services’ on the Hansons website. 

8. All buyers / couriers must check their purchases prior to departure from the auction. Hansons will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter.

9. 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.

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

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