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Mark Hannam

Senior Valuer & Collectables Specialist

Mark's passion for collecting started way back in the 1970s when most of his spare time during summer holiday breaks were spent digging for bottles in Victorian refuse tips - he still has his much beloved stoneware ginger beer bottle collection to this day!

At the tender age of 15 years old he had his first taste of the auction business when he started work experience at a firm of Bournemouth auctioneers. After many years gaining experience with various firms he joined Phillips Auctioneers in 1984 and was immediately sent to London to start his training. Phillips, which then became Bonhams was his home until 2010 when he joined Fieldings Auctioneers. Mark looks after a large majority of the market, probate, private collections and professional services for the company and is a key member of the auctioneering team.

Mark specialises in Collectables and has a vast knowledge of all departments with particular interest in mechanical music, horn gramophones and phonographs.

His passion for Roman and medieval history is second to none and he gives specialist talks on this area, particularly his passion for metal detecting as well as regular lectures on the current art market. His challenge would be to find the next Staffordshire Hoard or equivalent, just watch this space!

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My favourite lot

A collection shipwrecked coins and Spanish pillar dollars, dating to late 17th Century, found in a shoe box in an attic locally.
Sold for £250 hammer

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News and articles

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A head of the game... collecting silk scarves

Scarves and shawls have always been collectable, many a Victorian lady treasured her array of fine shawls and wraps, just as fashionable ladies of...

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Birmingham TV: West Midlands Treasures ad 1

Mark Hannam talks to you about real pirate treasure to be sold in the Mantiques aucton 6th July 2019

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Birmingham TV: West Midlands Treasures ad 2

Rachel Holland talks to you about Rock & Pop, entertainment memorabilia and vinyl records coming up for sale in the forthcoming Mantiques...

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