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.

Property auctioneer reports booming year

Clive Emson Auctioneers is reporting a record-breaking 2017. Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer catalogued 1,168 lots and achieved sales of £160 million at a success rate of 80 per cent. Managing Director James Emson said: “It has been a tremendous year for the business – certainly our biggest in nearly 30 years of trading. “To achieve record … Read More

How British Girl Guides made a Charlie out of Hitler

An astonishing diary of a Girl Guide who went on a youth hostelling trip to Germany in 1936 and met Hitler has emerged for sale. The 100 typed pages read like an Enid Blyton children’s adventure book, but with a chilling undercurrent. She described the Teutonic madman as looking like Charlie Chaplin, but said he was wonderful with the children … Read More

Log on and sell online with auctioneers Clive Emson

Owners of land and property across England and Wales are now able to sell online through a new digital service launched this month by the largest land and property auction house in the South. Clive Emson Auctioneers Online complements the firm’s live auctions held every six weeks at five venues from Essex to Cornwall. Lots from the property listings are … Read More

The last flicker of a lost age

A stunning diamond and ruby necklace that belonged to one of the great beauties of the late 19th century is to go under the hammer at auction in Dorset. It was bought for Mary ‘Mae’ Cuyler, a vivacious American who bewitched the British aristocrat Sir Philip Grey-Egerton 12th Bt during a holiday to the fashionable resort of Deauville in 1892. … Read More

Clive Emson Auctioneers building on £65m sales in 2016

Britain’s largest independent regional land and property auctioneer Clive Emson is cataloguing 145 lots for its June sale. And the company is continuing to boom so far this year, selling properties to the value of £65million. Managing Director James Emson said: “Our success rate of 85% is well above the national average. “I put this down to the quality of … Read More

All aboard for Clive Emson five-day auction

A houseboat, a sewage pumping station and coastal land with a waterfall are among 152 lots catalogued by Clive Emson Auctioneers for the May auction. This follows Britain’s largest independent firm of regional land and property auctioneers continuing a flying start to the year with their first two auctions offering 330 lots across the south of England, raising a total … Read More

Investment property demand growing at Clive Emson auctions

The country’s leading independent regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson staged a successful second round of 2016 auctions. The firm offered 170 lots across the south of England at five regional auction venues over five days and raising a total of over £19 million for clients. Managing director James Emson said: “Spring really is in the air and it … Read More