Flying by the seat of his pants

A relic from one of the most daring and astonishing acts of heroism in the skies during World War One has emerged for sale. A watch being sold at Rowley’s auctions belonged to a famed flyer who was killed in in-flight and whose gunner climbed over the plane to sit on his lap and fly to safety.

Tower auction hits heights as Emson hits £20m

A disused water tower near Stevenage was one of the highlights of the Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers’ biggest sale of the year when it was the subject of a saleroom bidding war. The concrete Aston Water Tower at Aston went under the gavel for a sky-high £190,000 at the September auction after sustained competition from bidders who saw … Read More

School’s out after Emson summer sizzler

A former school building in Canterbury was one of the highlights of the Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers summer auction – selling for £850,000 after a bidding war. A host of builders and developers clambered for the old St Christopher’s Independent Day School, which closed last year after nearly 100 years, and drove the price well above guide. The … Read More

Double success for Clive Emson

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is celebrating a double success – reporting sales of £16 million at the June auction in a week when the firm’s founder was honoured by the Queen. Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer achieved a sale rate of 80 per cent at the sale after cataloguing 136 lots. The auction – the … Read More

Unseen du Maurier poems found hidden

Two previously unknown poems by literary giant Daphne du Maurier have been discovered hidden inside a photograph frame. They are being sold by Rowley’s of Ely, Cambs.

Guide price success for Clive Emson

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers is cataloguing a bumper 138 lots for the Spring 2019 sale. The auction – the second one of eight sales taking place across five days in five venues this year – begins on April 29. Managing Director James Emson said: “So far this year our auctions have been particularly well attended and we have … Read More

Clive Emson marches into spring

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers raised more than £16 million from 134 lots catalogued for the March auction. Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer achieved a sale rate in excess of 70 per cent. The auction – the second one of eight sales in 2019 – took place across five days in five venues from March 18-22. … Read More

Unseen pics of Queen and Royal family for sale

Previously unseen photos of the Queen, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother relaxing at a BBQ have emerged for sale at Rowley’s in Cambridgeshire. The pics are thought to date from the 1940s.

Murdered missionary’s artefacts for sale

Two items brought back from the South Pacific by famed missionary John Williams who was battered to death and eaten by cannibals are being sold by his descendants at Duke’s of Dorchester.