Nelson’s fighting sword has Bonnie twist

Lord Nelson’s fighting sword is being offered for sale at the up-coming and historic Chelsea Antiques Fair – and is expected to draw crowds. Furthermore, new research has discovered an astonishing claim that the blade once belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. The historic weapon, with a price tag of £50,000, is being sold by leading maritime antique dealer Charles Wallrock … Read More

Assets of Yorkshire heavy engineering business to be sold

An auction of engineering equipment, tooling and support assets from Halifax-based manufacturing firm Valvetek Machining UK Ltd that ceased trading in early August is attracting interest from around the world. Walker Singleton, multi-disciplined chartered surveyors, has been appointed by Huddersfield-based business rescue and insolvency specialist Poppleton and Appleby, the proposed liquidators to disperse the assets. There will be more than … Read More

Crackpot concept car to fly at auction

A bizarre ‘Ecomobile’ that was essentially an enclosed motorcycle and was designed by a madcap Swiss inventor is to go under the hammer at auction. Only 89 of the bizarre contraptions were ever made and the driver had to put down its stabilisers every time the machine came to rest. When Jeremy Clarkson got his huge frame inside one for … Read More

Clive Emson logs on to March with 105 lots

A large private residence in Kent is likely to be of interest to buyers in Clive Emson’s second auction of 2021. There are more than 100 lots across the south and in to London and Essex.

Happy Christmas from the Queen

Christmas cards sent by the Queen and Prince Charles to an employee on the Sandringham estate are to go under the hammer at auction at Rowley’s saleroom in Ely, Cambs.

Remember, remember, online auction bidding 4th of November

One of the top five property auctioneers in the UK has 122 online lots for its November sale across southern England. Clive Emson’s lots include an instruction from Prince Charles’ The Duchy of Cornwall estate and is the firm’s penultimate auction of eight this year.

Online auction bids well

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auction firm recorded £13.5m of sales in its second auction campaign of the year. In a rapidly changing situation, due to pandemic measures by the government, Clive Emson had to cancel its five March ballroom sales across southern England at the 11th hour.

Raj photo albums come to light

An astonishing pair of photo albums depicting the life and work of a British army officer in India during the first half of the 20th century has emerged for sale at Rowley’s in Ely, Cambs. The unnamed officer belonged to the Indian Army’s 28th Light Cavalry and there are more than 400 black and white photographs.

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.