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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

Lot 349 - German States - An album of five Funf Mark Bayern and Bayden silver coins date 1876
estimate £300-500 to be sold in our Christmas auction 7th December SOLD £1,150

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COVID-19 Statement

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Video highlights from our January 2020 Auction

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Fieldings Christmas Advert 2019

Don't forget our Christmas auction, 9.30am Saturday 7th December! Why not come down and see us? We are open for viewing: Thursday 5th December...

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A day out at Moorcroft Pottery, Stoke on Trent

On Saturday 16th November our very own pot-a-holic Will got to take a day away from the saleroom and head up to Stoke on Trent for a magical day...

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Just in the Nick of time for Christmas

Nick Davies (Director and jewellery, silver and watch specialist) talks us through the upcoming Christmas auction, that will take place on...

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We are not just a pretty face !

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Simply weird & wonderful

On Saturday 26th October, Fieldings are to offer the most wonderful collection of items that could only be described as eclectic!  The...

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Auction Life magazine Autumn 2019

Twice a year we produce our company magazine 'Auction Life' which tells our clients and potential clients about the exciting lots we have sold and...

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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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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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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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