January 28, 2023

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Celebrity antiques expert Charles Hanson offers free valuations

Fun-LOVING celebrity Charles Hanson is launching a new antiques valuation celebration in Cheshire.

The antiques skilled who appears on TV’s Cut price Hunt and Antiques Highway Excursion is urging men and women to dig out their treasures.

Absolutely free valuations will be offered at St John’s Knutsford Church Centre, Church Hill, on Fridays from 11am to 1pm.

Charles will be on hand to value typical antiques and collectables as well as Asian or Chinese ceramics and functions of artwork on Friday, February 25

Dolls and toys expert Janet Rawnsley will also be available.

Charles, operator of Hansons Auctioneers, explained: “Nearly every person has a treasure tucked absent at house that could possibly be worthy of some thing.

“We can assess something and anything from ceramics, jewellery, watches and paintings to vintage toys and teddies. The listing is countless.


Palitoy factory girls and boys with Tiny Tears and Action Men toys from the 1960s Picture: Hansons

Palitoy manufacturing facility women and boys with Very small Tears and Motion Men toys from the 1960s Picture: Hansons


“You just by no means know, an auction windfall could be yours, so seem beneath the bed, delve into those drawers and check out out the attic. I’d enjoy to see what antique treasures the men and women of Cheshire have tucked absent at dwelling.

“The county has been a rich searching ground for remarkable finds. Final year, a unusual but pretty badly broken Chinese vase I noticed on top of a glass cabinet through a routine home check out in Cheshire sold for £40,000 at Hansons.

“Its proprietor, who inherited it, experienced no notion it was worthy of tens of thousands of pounds. She experienced been advised it was worthless. A section of the rim experienced been damaged and re-glued and it experienced a very long crack.”

The Chinese blue and white 9-dragon bottle vase bore a Jiaqing mark (1796-1820) generating it all-around 200 a long time aged.


Chinese vase sold for £40,000 Picture: Hansons

Chinese vase marketed for £40,000 Image: Hansons


It was specified a guide cost of £10,000-£15,000 but soared to £40,000. The full paid out, with buyer’s quality, by a Chinese bidder was £55,595.

“Time and again I occur across merchandise like this,” mentioned Charles.

“I hope Hansons can make some excellent finds in Knutsford and and convert unwanted merchandise into dollars. With a price tag of dwelling crisis looming, potentially a thing sitting down correct less than your nose could provide in a couple really welcome excess pounds.

“If you are joyful with Hansons’ valuation, things can be consigned on the day and you can look forward to making the most of all the exciting, drama and excitement of an auction.”

Even further no cost valuations will be held on March 11 and 25, April 8 and 22, May possibly 6 and 20 and June 10 and 24.

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