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IVORY SALES REMAIN STRONG IN AUCTION
Hannam’s 2,687 item July auction proved a great success for vendors and buyers, with items selling at all ranges from £5 to £18,000. Spread over three days, Hannam’s offer multiple categories for bidders and their vendors with plenty on offer in their auctions every month. With glass, porcelain, ornamentals, silver, gold and jewellery on the first day. Clocks, watches and oriental works of art on the second day, and finally general wares, furniture and rugs on the final day.
Despite the potential impending ban on the sale of ivory in the auction industry, Hannam’s still had strong results in both European and Oriental carvings, with bidders unfazed by any future bans. A very rare large 19th Century Japanese silver Shibayama inlaid cabinet sold for £18,000 and a beautiful art deco German cold painted bronze and ivory figure by Ferdinand Preiss sold for £12,000.
Although that may be great news for the dealers within the industry, local buyers and part time collectors should not be put off by these results as Hannam’s last auction did sell 800 items for £50 or less. This is thanks to the amount of house clearances they consign and growth of the general auction on the final day of auction every month. So, if you fancy a bargain whether to sell on or to add to the collection, come along to Hannam’s saleroom in Selborne or register on any of their three online bidding platforms.
Hannam’s can also assist by providing a comprehensive professional probate valuation of an estate. They can take the worry out of your hands by helping you value an estate and settle the affairs. Their valuers will provide a professional researched detailed report following an appointment to attend the estate. Some insurers may require or recommend that you have a professional valuation document to support any claims for an item, should something unexpected happen and Hannam’s Auctioneers can offer these insurance valuations. Alternatively, you may wish for a formal valuation of items in your home to ensure you apply the correct insurance policy via the right provider.
Throughout the year Hannam’s will be hosting additional one day auctions in between their three-day monthly auctions. These will be available to view the day before and the morning of the sale, and as always, online. The next auctions shall be a one-day auction on 20th August, followed by a three-day auction on the 16th, 17th and 18th September. For free valuations and consignment entries please visit their Selborne saleroom, or for further information please visit the website www.hannamsauctioneers.com or call the office on 01420511788.
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