Clarke & Simpson Auction Centre – 01728 746323

Clarke & Simpson Auction Centre is steeped in history –  originally trading as the Wickham Market Sale Yard from 1922, its location close to the town’s railway station made delivering livestock by train very easy. Before that date, people routinely bought and sold cattle in the Market Square in the centre of Wickham Market. Although the days of weekly livestock sales have gone, the Auction Centre retains the atmosphere of a traditional rural market.

The site extends to some five acres and has six sales rooms and additional yard space, plus parking for more than 300 cars. We hold the traditional weekly sale, and regular specialised sales, throughout the year and believe you can buy almost anything from here over a period of 12 months! In recent times, the site has featured in BBC TV programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

Directors, Geoffrey Barfoot and James Durrant, lead our experienced team, and every one of them will be keen to help you. Buying or selling at auction can be both fun and successful, but it can also be daunting to those without experience. We’re happy to help direct you through the process, so don’t be afraid to ask. Please also have a look at our buyer’s and seller’s guides, as these are designed to answer the most frequently asked questions.

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Calendar of Sales

Auction Type
Online Catalogue
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The Cecil Dewsbery Collection of Ferguson & Massey Ferguson Tractors, Implements, Spares & Literature
Viewing 29th September 9am-6pm. Selling from 10am on 30th September. Live in the room and online.
Antique & Fine Art – December
Viewing Saturday 2nd December 9am - 12noon, Monday 4th 2pm - 7pm , Tuesday 5th 10am - 4pm and Wednesday 6th from 8:30am
Timed online Auction of HGVs, Curtain Side Trailers, 4x4s, Cable Trailers, Tools etc.
Viewing Friday 8th December 9am - 2pm.
Militaria, Firearms and Sporting
Viewing Friday 15th December 10am - 4pm & morning of sale from 8am
Books, Paintings & Collectables
Viewing 13th Jan 9am - 12pm
Rural Bygones
Viewing 9th February 10am - 6pm, 10th February 8am - 10am.
Interiors & Art
Viewing 24th Feb 9am-12pm, 26th Feb 2pm-7pm, 27th Feb 10am-4pm & 28th Feb 8:30am-10am
Interiors & Art
Viewing Saturday 6th 9am-12pm, Monday 8th 2pm-7pm, Tuesday 9th 10am-4pm and morning of sale from 8:30am onwards.
Timed Online Collective Sale of Tractors, Plant, Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, Tools & Spares
Viewing 9am - 4pm Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Monday 8th April.
Militaria, Airguns & Firearms
Viewing 19th April 10am - 6pm & 20th April 8am - 10am
Timed Online Dispersal Auction of Vintage & Classic Tractors, Crawlers, Vehicles, Implements & Bygones
Viewing 9am - 4pm on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2024.
Interiors & Art
Revised sale date (Previously 15th May 2024). Catalogue coming soon.
Timed Online Collective Sale of Tractors, Plant, Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, Tools & Spares
Viewing Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Monday 10th June between 9am - 4pm.
Interiors & Art
Viewing Monday 24th 14:00 - 19:00, Tuesday 25th 10:00 - 16:00 & Wednesday 26th June 08:30 - 10:00.
Rural Bygones
Viewing Friday 26th July 10:00 - 18:00 & morning of sale 08:00 - 10:00.
Interiors & Art
Militaria, Airguns & Firearms
Viewing 16th August 10:00 - 18:00 & morning of sale 08:00 - 10:00
Rural Bygones
Interiors & Art
Timed Online Collective Sale of Tractors, Plant, Vehicles, Trailers, Machinery, Tools & Spares
Entries Invited
Interiors & Art
Militaria, Airguns & Firearms

Contact Us

Clarke and Simpson Auction Centre
Campsea Ashe, Nr. Wickham Market, Suffolk, IP13 0PS
T: 01728 746323
F: 01728 748173

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