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About John Nolan

May 2018

Bringing the more interesting items

     to the AUCTION & SALE ROOM

We are all excited about our auctions for the coming year 2018. John has TEAMED UP WITH CHARLES  of CHARLES HANSON AUCTIONS. (Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.)

This move will give both John and Charles a new dimension to the Antiques Trade in the North West of England and Merseyside.


We are all excited about our auctions for 2018 – as we said John has teamed up with Charles of Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.

Charles has opened a new auction house in London, and along with their thriving auction house serving an international audience from Derbyshire, we can place your items in the optimum auction to achieve the best price available on the day of sale.

No one wants their prize sentimental item in an auction lotted between a spin dryer and the contents of a kitchen cabinet.

As Sotheby’s and Bonham’s have now left the North West, John Nolan and Charles Hanson gives you the opportunity to auction your precious and valuable items to a worldwide audience with a dedicated marketing team who are successful in pursuing press and social media coverage of all of their sales.

Bring your collectables and heirlooms to John, who will consign them on your behalf for the next auction – you can then watch them ‘go under the hammer’ with Hansons Live, via the internet, from the comfort of your own home.

We are already excited by what has come through the doors for the April Antiques and Collectors Auction!

 John Nolan, theantiquesman

Over 53 years going on 54 years. John has built up an antique business with clientele that spreads across the globe which includes a U.S President, Film and Pop Stars, and famous musicians and politicians, 'A' list celebrities, sport personalities, dealers, auctioneers,  interior designers and thousands of people just like you and me. He has supplied the interior design market as well as the antiques trade all over the world. Brand Names like Macy's, Ralph Lauren and Ruby Tuesday; Houlihan’s purchased from him items for their visual effects within their stores and restaurants 

He has bought and sold as well as auctioning some of the most unusual items to come on to the market. Part of the Eiffel Tower, a carved oak door frame from the Palace of Westminster - House of Parliament, deeds to the Liverpool Waterfront, a school Photograph of two of the Beatles, A piece of furniture and a bag owned by Jack the Ripper, Queen Victoria's knickers and bead spread from her bed, A baling pin from the from the Anne Alexander (made famous by the Moby Dick novel ), Churchills hat. As well as individual items he also sells collections and whole container shipments of antiques, 20ft, 40ft and 40ft High Cube. from as little as $20,000

John Nolan opened his first shop in the mid 60s in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead (England). By 1970  he had shops both in the cities of Liverpool and Manchester. In 1976 he opened his first of many locations  in Atlanta Georgia which spread to antique shops,  showrooms, warehouses and auction house in the southern part of USA.  Atlanta Georgia became the hub for this sales side of the business and the City of Liverpool was the location for Northern England, Wales and Scotland and Guildford for London and the South for the export side of his antiques trade.

 As well as buying and selling antiques, collectables and architectural salvage antiques Nolan also manufactured rural and country and classical antique style furniture, he also had a stain glass studio manufacturing traditional English style as well as Tiffany style items.

From 1983 to 2000 John Nolan has restored part of the Lancashire Village of Halsall. A very historical as well as picturesque village, steeped in history. The Manor, The Hall, (winning a prestigious prize with the Lancashire Council) Coach House and Tithe Barn have been painstakingly restored to its original glory. Also he has built 6 new houses in the gated community of Halsall Manor and the home of the famous Halsall Penny. All now a listed buildings as Grade 2

The Southport Antique Centre and The China Shop, China Outlet and The Antique Department where all opened in Southport England between 2000-2005. In 2013 John moved to new premises at 6 and 8 Portland Street, Southport PR8 1JU

John Nolan has always been known as the THEANTIQUESMAN so it was logical for him to use the name on the Internet as  His online business has gone from strength to strength. Now linked to  John Nolan has his own antiques spot on the site which operates in over 648 towns in the UK were free of charge he will value your antiques.

His "no commission" to the seller “ON LINE AUCTION” is available to Qlocal posters, which was launched in 2011. This has been a success and John has teamed up with one of Britain’s fastest growing Auction Houses to house his online auctions.

John Nolan has appeared 5 times on BBC's Antique Road Trip, 2 on of Dickinson's Real Deal, and has supplied the antiques for the Antique Master Show. His home has featured on Television on 3 occasions and  in 2016, twice on "Put your Money Were Your Mouth Is "with Paul Hayes and also with Drew Pritchard "Salvage Hunters." He also appeared on the Antique Road Show from Liverpool and appeared on Cowboy builders and Botch Jobs were the TV company spent 2 hours in his shop recording the purchase of antiques. Nolan has also appeard on Celibrity Antique Road Trip and Find It Fix It Flog It. 22 different shows Nolan has now appeared on.

Google ...........John Nolan Antiquesman Southport , Google images, many interesting stories and photographs will come up.



CHINA SEARCHING -  Now we have opened a department with over 90,000 items of English China.


As John says " If you have broken your mothers or grandmothers china cup, we probably have it in stock and if we do have it in stock we promise to sell it to you at a third less than the leading CHINA SEARCH people, and that is a promise.






Remember........if you are selling your antiques and do NOT want to pay that 10%-30% auction commission and  + VAT (which is now 20%) and insurance and photograph fees and you want to be paid NOW WITH CASH not in many months time.


Then come and see John at 8 PORTLAND STREET SOUTHPORT. PR 81JU in the heart of Southport, just over the road from the side entrance of the World Famous Prince of Wales Hotel. or email him

TEL. 01704 540808

TEL.01704 538329

Mobile or Cell Phone 07714 32 22 52

for your satellite navigation convience the postcode is PR8 1JU


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