Contents of 17th century manor house go up for sale for just £5

Entire contents of 17th century manor house including George III dresser, one-armed bandit and Elvis Presley records go up for sale for as little as £5

  • Antiques from The Old Hall in Burnaston, Derbyshire going under the hammer
  • Items also include paintings, books, cutlery,  a sewing machine and furniture
  • Tomorrow’s auction demands that everything must go with no reserves

The entire contents of a 17th century manor house, including a George III dresser, a one-armed bandit slot machine and Elvis Presley records are going under the hammer for as little as £5.

The Old Hall, in the village of Burnaston, Derbyshire which was rebuilt in the Victorian era and stands in extensive gardens, is worth £1 million, but the hundreds of antiques inside could be snapped up for pocket change.  

Paintings, prints, books, cutlery, a sewing machine, pine kitchen table and chairs, bedroom furniture, an 18th century oak mahogany grandfather clock and even the contents of the garden shed are also going up for sale. 

An early 20th Century Dutch leather suitcase, a set of copper jugs and classic Oriental, Royal Crown Derby and Denby and Churchill ceramics are also available, as well as a range of artworks. 

The antiques and vintage collectables will be sold on Wednesday by Hansons Auctioneers based in Etwall, Derbyshire, as an everything must go sale with no reserves.

Charles Hanson, owner of Hansons Auctioneers, said: ‘This is a good, old-fashioned country house sale. It offers an opportunity to buy a piece of old England, something the Americans and Canadians in particular love to do.’

A George III elm dresser is one of a number of pieces of furniture up for auction for as little as £5


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Among the contents being sold off in Derbyshire tomorrow is a collection of vintage Elvis Presley records

A George III joined oak settle, circa 1770, is among the items going under the hammer tomorrow

A Victorian mahogany bookcase, circa 1860, is another of the items being sold of by auctioneers tomorrow

The Old Hall, in the village of Burnaston, Derbyshire which was rebuilt in the Victorian era and stands in extensive gardens, is worth £1 million

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