The Mike Hanson Collection auction

Sledmere House, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, plays host to DAH Auctions on March 2 as they have been asked to auction, without reserve, the collection of veteran and vintage motorcycles that were collected and owned by Mike Hanson.

The collection majors on early and rare machinery from the dawn of motorcycles through to the 1930s, with a large amount of the collection being projects and rare spare parts.

There are several early Rover projects – including engine number 162, which dates from around 1904; there is an unrecorded Whitley of Coventry engine in a frame; a Fafnir engine from around 1909 in a frame; a circa 1921 Matchless H2 engine; various early gearboxes, magnetos, tinware and wheels.


Among the complete bikes are a 1927 Sunbeam Model 9 of 493cc estimated at between £6000 and £8000, and a 1930 Velocette KTP at £5000 to £6000. And remember, these are with no reserve, so everything will sell!

The auction also contains lots from other vendors, including a 1960 BSA DBD34 Goldstar with matching numbers (feistily estimated at between £15,000 and £20,000) and a 1912 Rover 31/2hp at £10,000 to £15,000.

Entry will be £5 for two people (with one auction catalogue), and more information is available from Andrew Spicer on 01377 253151 and


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