Lockdales uses two online bidding platforms, The

and  both leading online portals that host live internet bidding via an online catalogue on their websites.



As the auction moves at a lively pace, be sure you are confident using their systems

live ONLINE bidding

To bid live online you must register with either of the above for an account. You may then apply to bid live in our auctions, pending approval which we will aim to provide as soon as possible.

PLEASE BE AWARE: Different charges do apply for these services. Please read their company terms and conditions when registering


All bids made via The are subject to a surcharge of 4.95%+VAT and all bids made via are subject to either a surcharge of 3%+VAT or a fixed prepayment per lot of £3

This would also apply to absentee (commission) bids placed via their website. To avoid paying charges for absentee bids, use our portal..


To avoid the above charges

The free of charge, quick and easy way to leave a commission (absentee) bid, is to register with Lockdales new online catalogue system. This way you can access your bids, view and change, edit or delete them as many times as you wish. Each time you do so you will receive a confirmation email with any updated info. Alternatively you can still leave bids via phone, postal form, or email.

We will send you an invoice by email, with a postal quote included, after the auction.  Please allow several days after an auction for all invoices to be sent out.


If you are not sure about the process, and you want to be absolutely certain of securing certain lots then perhaps an absentee bid, or a telephone line may be more appropriate.

Live audio is available during all of our auctions in Suffolk, allowing you to listen to the auctioneer in session

Get in touch

Lockdales Auctioneers

52 Barrack Square

Martlesham Heath



Tel. 01473 627110

Opening Times: 

Monday-Friday 9.30am-5pm

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