Hannam’s

Hannam’s is an auction house based in Selborne, Hampshire. It is run by Harry Hannam who previously worked at John Nicholson's in Surrey.

The firm holds regular specialist sales which include ceramics, glass, sculpture, works of art and silver.


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Stephany and Dresch showcase carving talents in miniature

29 March 2021

Filigree or micro-carving was hugely popular among fashionable English society in the late 18th century.

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Have a medal instead of a drink, mate

22 March 2021

Soldiers are often associated with hard drinking – but rarely temperance.

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Christening bowl for a Carnegie sells in Hampshire

15 March 2021

A late 19th century christening bowl offered by Hampshire auction house Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) was admired both for its artistry and ownership history.

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Rolex rolls on as a market favourite

08 March 2021

Unrestored models selling for top results

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True blue: Hokusai uncovered

08 February 2021

Although catalogued as ‘a 19th century Japanese woodblock print’, the signature to a scene of a boat with Mount Fuji beyond gave a clue to its creator.

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The stuff of collectors’ dreams

25 January 2021

Cases of Australian animals stand out among a family home taxidermy treasure trove

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Hit the Deck for Orientalism

18 January 2021

This Mamluk-style pottery basin decorated with a band of kufic script is in fact the creation of ‘father of art pottery’ Frenchman Theodore Deck (1823-91).

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New hires and an expanded saleroom – the latest news around the auction houses

19 November 2020

A Hampshire saleroom has expanded and there are new faces at a host of auction houses – read our latest Movers and Shakers.

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Walking stick stand sold at Hampshire auction is a Black Forest beauty

07 September 2020

So-called ‘Black Forest’ carvings don’t get much better than this walking stick stand modelled as a seated hound next to a tree stump offered by Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) in Selborne, Hampshire.

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Longines watch brings strong interest at in Selborne auction

15 June 2020

The Longines WWW is deemed the second rarest of the ‘Dirty Dozen’. These watches, made by 12 different Swiss brands, were ordered by the British Ministry of Defence during the tail-end of the Second World War for issue to army ground personnel.

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Christopher Dresser vase, Live Aid poster and photographs of the Queen are among five auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes

01 May 2020

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights this week includes an original poster of Live Aid from 1985 that made nearly 10-times over estimate.

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Chinese clock winds up in Sussex - plus a round up of the latest auction results for clocks across the UK

23 December 2019

Guangzhou bracket example leads a selection of stand-out timepieces sold in the regions.

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Restoring pride in Rockingham

16 December 2019

Preview held in imposing stately home helps to boost interest ahead of first sale section.

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19th century flasks go swimmingly at Hannam’s

28 May 2018

Bought in a French flea market as a set, seven 19th century salt-glazed fish-shaped spirit flasks were entered into Hannam’s (23% buyer’s premium) sale at Selborne as separate items, each estimated at £80-120.

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Salerooms wish for many happy returns

26 June 2017

Returning clients are usually welcome, but few more so than the couple who consigned two pieces of Red Anchor Chelsea to the sale at Lacy Scott & Knight’s (17.5% buyer’s premium) on June 10.

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Positive signs as provincial auctions deliver good results

30 May 2017

Such are the positive reports coming in from the provinces that one begins to fear what the finger-crossing superstitious call the curse of the commentator and the more rational know as the reversion to the mean.

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