We started in 1996 with a collecting shop in Ipswich town centre, and began auctioneering in 1997. As the years went by we expanded into three neighbouring units whilst conducting our auctions at local hotels. We have since become Eastern England's premier coin dealers and auctioneers of collectables, with an annual turnover in excess of ￡3million. To house our expanding operation we have relocated to our own dedicated auction house facility at 52 Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3RF, which is part of the historic former Martlesham airfield, nearby BT's Adastral Park. This is ideal for us to be able to serve our clients in East Anglia and further afield, with easy access off the A12 and plenty of free parking.
We correspond with a database of over 15 thousand customers world-wide, and we are always picking up new clients on our travels. For each public auction we publish a full colour illustrated catalogue, which is posted out to our subscribers. Many thousands more browse our sales via this website, and other auction listing sites such as The Saleroom, Invaluable, and ArtFact.
We have a track record of achieving superb prices at auction, and have dealt with many distinguished collections by virtue of our reputation. Our photography, presentation and research are of a premier standard. See our Star Prices gallery for further details.
Many people in the UK will know us from our Valuation Road-Shows, which we conduct at venues all around the country. These events often interest the local media, and have even turned up rarities creating national and international attention, such as this article from America demonstrates.
We have the facilities, resources and reputation to deal professionally with everything from choice collections to currency and bullion. We aim to provide these services at a low cost and with a high level of personal attention. For hundreds of dealers and collectors, we are the auctioneers of choice for selling antiques and collectables. If you place your collection into our care, we are sure you will be delighted with the result.
Lockdales is a member of the International Banknote Society, the British Numismatic Trade Association, and the Postcard Traders Association.