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 Special Sales

Auction Type
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Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective – November 2021
Timed Online Auction 3rd-10th November. Viewing 5th, 6th & 8th November.
Timed Online Auction of Electric Bicycles, Electric Moped, Electronics & Appliances and Office Furniture
Viewing - Strictly by appointment
Antique & Fine Art
Selected Antiques and Fine Art to include specialist section of coins and a private collection of sextants
Rural Bygones
Over 1,100 lots to include a selection from a private museum in Surrey, N-Gauge 8ft x 4ft model layout, 40ft x 60ft 7 1/4 inch garden track with Class 15 loco; drivers seat; three carriages and brake unit, various enamel signs, long handled tools and domestic wares.
Antique & Fine Art
Circa 600 lots to include ceramics & glass, silver & plate, jewellery, objects & collectables, paintings, furniture & rugs. Viewing to take place on 19th Feb 9am-12pm, 21st Feb 2pm-7pm, 22nd Feb 10am-4pm & 23rd Feb from 08:30am onwards.
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Viewing Friday 25th March 10am - 4pm & morning of sale from 8am.
Charity timed online auction on behalf of Framlingham Castle Community Rooms
Timed online auction 25th March - 3rd April. Consisting of props and objects featured in the BBC show - The Detectorists. Viewing Saturday 26th March from 9am - 12pm. Catalogue coming soon.
Antique & Fine Art
Circa 600 lots to include ceramics & glass, silver & plate, jewellery, objects & collectables, paintings, furniture & rugs. Viewing to take place on Saturday 7th May 9am-12pm, Monday 9th May 2pm-7pm, Tuesday 10th May 10am-4pm & 11th May from 8am
Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective – May 2022
Timed Online Auction 11th -18th May. Viewing on 13th & 14th May. Closing date for entries - 8th April.
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Rural Bygones
Antique & Fine Art
Art Deco, Design & Retro
Rural Bygones
Antique & Fine Art
Campsea Ashe Machinery Collective – October 2022
Date to be confirmed
Art Deco, Design & Retro

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

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