Hannam's | Sale Highlights

Entries for our September three day auction are open. [August 20th catalogue now online]

Sale Highlights

Highlights from some of our recent auctions:

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, f...

£34,000 WATCH FOUND IN FAMILY DRAWER

A local family couldn’t believe their luck when they heard a grubby wristwatch, they had discovered in the back of their relative’s desk drawer sold at Hannam’s Auctioneers for a hammer price of £34,000. The extremely rare vintage Compur Universal chronograph wristwatch had the internet and telephone bidders in a frenzy, with people even trying to purchase the item before sale. The style of watch was only produced for 18 months in the 1...

LALIQUE DISH DISCOVERED IN LOCAL STORAGE CONTAINER

An unusual French Lalique glass dish, decorated with two love birds was discovered in an unpaid storage container in Hambledon, just down the road to nearby Auctioneers, Hannam’s, in Selborne. In fantastic condition, the rare dish was put into their three-day fine art auction this month and sold for £4,200 after a modest £150-200 estimate. This just goes to show there are still antiques buried away, unknown and unappreciated. So, don’t forg...

DUTCH GLASS MAKES £30,000 AT LOCAL AUCTION ROOM

2019 could not have started any better for Hannam’s Auctioneers with a record breaking three-day, 2,949 lot auction. The biggest surprise came from two Dutch 18th century silver mounted green glass bottles, owned by a collector for thirty years and purchased for just £200. With four telephone bidders from across Europe, the two bottles made in Den Haag around 1680, estimated at only £800, sold for £30,000. With other impressive four-figur...

1,100 LOT GENERAL SALE CONCLUDES EXCELLENT WEEK AT HANNAM’S

2,700 antiques and collectables were up for auction across three days at Hannam’s, in Selborne, this month. The final day, which included general wares, from porcelain to silver, watches, furniture, carpets and paintings was once again a success with a variety of antiques available for all collectors. With 4,681 approved registered online bidders from across the world, the demand and interest for the lots across the three days just showed the ...