Lockdales Auctioneers
52 Barrack Square
Martlesham Heath
Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom
01473 627110



Founded in 1996, Lockdale Coins Ltd started out as a specialist coin dealers with a retail shop in Ipswich. In 1997, and with militaria and collectables expert James Sadler on board, they decided to start their own auction house in Suffolk.

The first Suffolk auction of just five hundred lots took place in July 1997. By 1998, they went on to open a second shop in Lowestoft and, in 2003, a third in Cambridge.

In 2005, Lockdale Coins began holding Valuation Day Roadshows, with a team of experts travelling all over the country acquiring consignments for their expanding calendar of auctions.

By the end of 2006, a decision was made to concentrate entirely on auctions and they expanded into three neighbouring units on Upper Orwell Street in Ipswich, while conducting auctions in Suffolk at local hotels.

In 2011, due to the increasing success of the auctions, Lockdale Coins made their most significant move to their current premises at Martlesham Heath, just outside Ipswich, part of the historic former Martlesham airfield, nearby BT’s Adastral Park.

The premises is a fine building, large enough to house their own sales plus run the day-to-day business of a busy auction house.

The ongoing success of the Valuation Days created an unexpected opportunity, with increasing numbers of visitors wishing to consign everything from unwanted jewellery and watches, to vintage toys and antiques. Consequently, in June 2011, Lockdales' Fine Sale Auction was introduced and has been expanding ever since.

Lockdales now alternate each auction between two categories: Coins and Collectables and The Fine Sale.

Lockdales now boasts a world-wide database of customers, built up over the last 23 years.

For each auction, a full-colour illustrated catalogue is produced and posted out to subscribers around the world. Many thousands more browse our sales via

Today Lockdales is one of the country’s leading auctioneers of coins and militaria with a track record of achieving record-breaking auction prices, dealing with many distinguished collections by virtue of our reputation, photography, presentation and expert research.

Lockdales' Shipping Policy

Lots purchased on behalf of postal and internet bidders will be forwarded by the most practical method at the risk of the purchaser. Postage, packing, freight and insurance costs shall be borne by the purchaser.

INVOICE & PAYMENT: Successful postal & internet bidders will be sent a Pro Forma invoice after the sale with details of payment methods. All invoices must be paid within seven days of the sale or the lot(s) may be deemed in default and any subsequent loss incurred on resale becomes the responsibility of the bidder.

COLLECTION: If purchases are not collected, or postal arrangements made during a period of 3 weeks after the auction we reserve the right to charge storage fees based on the size and value of items.

RETURNS POLICY: Please inspect all lots purchased upon collection or postal receipt. Returns can only be made within 7 days of receipt, with written explanation of the reasons why. Items can only be returned if significantly mis-described, or if proven to be inauthentic when sold as genuine.

Bulk lots cannot be returned, thus we strongly advise the viewing of such lots in person. The nature of what constitutes a 'bulk lot' is determined at Lockdales' discretion. Returned lots will only be accepted if returned in the same condition they were received in.

'Sold a/f' = Sold As Found / Sold As Seen. Item cannot be returned.

We do not refund postal charges.

*We do not accept any returns on specifically German medals and militaria. These items are considered sold 'as seen' and should only be bought in full knowledge and acceptance of these terms.

The Fine Sale #191

by Lockdales Auctioneers
The Fine Sale #191. Day 1
8th December 2020 from 10am GMT
Ipswich, Suffolk

The Fine Sale #191

by Lockdales Auctioneers
The Fine Sale #191. Day 2
9th December 2020 from 10am GMT
Ipswich, Suffolk