Michael Hogben.  He will be known to millions of Television viewers from his many appearances on antiques programs shown daily on ITV Dickinson Real Deal & BBC 1 Bargain Hunt  & Auction Man and Channel 4s Name your price Author of 3 best selling books on antiques and collectibles , 

Michael Has a vast Knowledge of Fine  art ,antiques & collectables  stretching back over 300 years


 Email inquiries or  free valuations      thehogbens@btinternet.com 

Entries wanted for our next 3 auctions 

Antiques, Art Collectables, Vintage Wine Port Whisky & Brandy, 

Fine Jewellery, Gold, Silver Clocks Watches,Gold Coins,
Chinese silver painting or pottery Stamps coins Maps    

February 2019


Free valuations weekdays 

9.30 till 3 pm  

Currently taking in lots 


Free tea and biscuits on auction days

Hard copy catalogues available for £2 to charity ( Guide dogs for the blind )

Items wanted for auction -  

Antiques, Art, Collectibles, Clocks, Watches, Bronzes, Modern prints, Vintage cars/motorbikes, Fishing rods and reels, Wines and Spirits

Entries welcome -  Live link to fully illustrated catalogue from 1 week prior to auction  

  • Clocks & Watches; Jewellery
  • Gold & Silver 
  • We always have over 300 + fresh to the market Lots 
  • We offer a live bidding service on all our auctions, via www.the saleroom.com
  • Tel: 01303 813545



The highlight of Westenhanger Auctioneers July 2015 sale was this stunning V12 2 + 2 series 3  E-Type Jaguar in Royal Blue. Having been owned by the client for the past 25 years and only covering under 50,000 miles from new this lot was sure to attract a huge amount of interest. 

After many viewings, and with interest from Holland, Australia, Belgium and all over the UK this classic beauty went under the hammer with Principal Auctioneer Michael Hogben conducting the sale. 

After a lengthy bidding frenzy between three phone bidders and bidding in the room the car sold to a collector for £37,000 plus 20% buyers premium. The owner was extremely pleased with the result, speaking after the sale he said "I'm so thrilled that the car has gone to someone who will get as much enjoyment from it as I have over the past two and a half decades. Michael and his team did such a great job at promoting the car, arranging viewings etc and I would highly recommend them to anyone who has a rare or classic vehicle to sell"

FREE VALUATIONS AND ADVICE - WEEKDAYS 9.30am until 3.30pm  friday till 2.30 (except Bank Holidays) AT OUR HEAD OFFICE. 



The Auction House, 

Station House Stone street 

Westenhanger Hythe,Kent.  CT21 4HX

Westenhanger Auctioneers are pleased to announce that all our Auctions cater for live on-line bidding.

Be assured you will achieve the best International price for your Antiques & Collectibles

·        We have collectors & buyers Worldwide including Australia, the Americas, China, Japan and Europe.

·        Each Lot is colour photographed and illustrated online for prospective buyers to view and bid on.

·        Contact: 01303 813545 or 07779 995117   

  • Email: thehogbens@btinternet.com


Michael Hogben, our Head Valuer and Auctioneer, is available to offer free valuations for sale by auction on weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm at our Head Office, oto receive Lots for our forthcoming sales. If you are unable to bring the items to us due to their size, or the volume of items, we are happy to arrange a FREE home appointment. Alternatively,  certain valuations can be undertaken using photographs sent by post or email.

If your item requires specialist knowledge or research we have a wide network of specialists we can consult, which ensures the item is given the best chance of reaching its optimum price. Please contact us today to arrange a house contents valuation.

Westenhanger Auctions and Michael Hogben offer a quick and thorough valuation service for the purpose of Probate and Inheritance Tax with a sensitive approach. Liaising directly with Executors, or Solicitors, we provide professional, comprehensive valuations to ameliorate the Probate process. The Company works with a number of local Solicitors and undertakes an increasing amount of work for private individuals who are Executors. This situation can frequently cause issues within a family, or other interested parties, and can so often be resolved by the advice of a professional Valuer. Whether is a complete house clearance, or merely to look at a couple of items such as jewellery or a painting, our visit is FREE.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment  0777 999 5117  or 01303 813545

We can also provide other valuations for situations such as Probate  Family Division or sales by Private Treaty, and Insurance Valuations

Pre sale cash advance on certain Lots 

It happens to us all at some stage - we don't quite budget our income as well as we should, and then find ourselves short of cash. There may still be payments due to come out of a bank account or a special occasion is around the corner. With a cash advance we can put all these worries to one side and make those necessary payments and special purchases. Advance payments can be made on gold, jewellery and silver, and up to 40% on other selected Lots. 

A pre-sale advance is a quick solution to a short term financial crisis.

House Clearance if urgent call 0777 999 5117  10.00am until 3.00pm on Monday to Saturday

Clearing a property can be an exhausting and stressful experience. We can provide valuations for auction followed by a full house clearance. It can be surprising what items are saleable, and, having a valuer visit the premises to list the items of value allows family members and interested parties to make decisions about what items to sell or keep. Once items have been consigned for auction we are able to offer a full clearance service leaving the property empty, swept and hoovered and ready for Estate Agents, or the next occupants.
Please contact us for further information, advice or to make an appointment for a no obligation valuation.


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