Clarke & Simpson Brochure 2021 - Page 12


What a lot we ’ ve got

Our Fine Art and Antiques sales have an average of 600 lots – covering glass , ceramics , silver , pictures and more – whilst our general sale has in excess of 1000 lots .

Working the land

We manage over 65,000 acres of land – the equivalent of just over 1,000,000 tennis courts or 4,000,000 allotments ( some of which we look after too ).


Our fantastic team of over 50 loyal staff make us what we are : approachable , flexible , knowledgeable , and successful .

Going once , going twice ...

In the last few years , we ’ ve sold over £ 10,000,000 of property by auction – ranging from a copse at £ 20,000 to a dilapidated former rectory at £ 1,100,000 .
10 Given our rural setting, we’re proud of our strong reputation as one of the regions leading auctioneers for vintage and modern agricultural machinery and equiptment. 11 As seen on TV From classic cars to modern combines, the diversity of our auctions and never knowing what the next phone call will bring is the most exciting part of the job. James Durrant Our Auction Centre in Campsea Ashe (about seven miles from Framlingham) originally sold livestock. While those days are long gone, the site retains the atmosphere of a traditional rural market – as captured by BBC TV programmes “Bargain Hunt” and “Antiques Road Trip”. Clarke & Simpson Auctions Ltd The Auction Centre – Fine Art, Chattels & Machinery With six sales rooms, extensive storage facilities, yard space and parking for around 300 cars, our Auction Centre deals with a diverse range of items and caters for a wide audience. Our fine art and antiques auction takes place five times a year and we host a specialist decorative arts auction once every quarter. We also provide a fine art and chattels valuation service on site or at your home, which can precede a sale or be for insurance or inheritance tax purposes. Our general sale is lots of fun (pun intended), as it always attracts a diverse collection of household effects and chattels. If you’re an auction novice or a little ring-rusty, read our useful online guides to buying and selling and then come along: we’re always happy to help. After 40 years in the business, I’m still captivated by the unusual rather than the most expensive lots – these are the real treasures. Geoffrey Barfoot