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.

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.