Lockdales Coins & Collectables Auction #172 - Room 1

by Lockdales

25 Jan 2020 09:30 GMT (2 day sale) Live Webcast Auction

Important Information

Lockdale Coins & Collectables Auction #172

Two-Day Sale: 25th & 26th January  2020


At our premises: 52 Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP5 3RF 



(you will find us directly opposite the entrance to BT’s Adastral Park)


Prior sale viewing available from Monday 13th January 2020

Opening hours: 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday

Terms & Conditions

We ask that customers wait until after 3pm Monday 27th January before making post-sale enquiries. Information is unavailable before then. Invoices will be sent out in due course.

The Buyers Premium is 19.5%

Bidders Terms: Returns Policy

Please inspect thoroughly 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 and thus we strongly advise viewing 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.  We seek to stress by these terms: that the practices and etiquette of sale by auction are different from those relevant to sale by private treaty. Items in our auction are not sold “on approval”. Bidders should be certain of the nature of each lot before bidding.  We do not refund postal charges.

*We do not accept any returns on specifically German medals & militaria. These items are considered ‘sold as seen’ and should only be bought in full knowledge and acceptance of these terms.  Neither do we accept returns of bulk lots.  Please ensure you have viewed items thoroughly.

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


Bidders Terms Continued:

ESTIMATED VALUES: The estimated values shown after each lot are the auctioneer’s opinion of what each lot may realise. The price realised may be in excess of this figure, it may also be less than.

PRE-SALE AND DESCRIPTIONS: Statements made by us in auction lot descriptions, and in reply to pre-sale enquiries, regarding authorship, origin, age, size, condition, genuineness, authenticity or value are intended as a guide only.  These are statements of opinion and should not be relied on as statements of fact.

The absence of any description of a defect, damage, modification or restoration in any description or report does not imply that there are none.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to assess the condition of auction lots prior to bidding.

We reserve the right to alter published descriptions of auction lots prior to sale.  Such changes may be published on our website, displayed at the auction, announced by the auctioneer prior to the sale and/or communicated in any other manner.

POSTAL BIDDING: You may bid by mail before the sale. Please use the form provided. Enter the maximum you are prepared to offer for each lot and the auctioneer will represent you. Lots are knocked down at one step above the next highest bid, and not necessarily your highest bid. For example: Your highest bid is £110 and the next highest bid is £80: the hammer price is £85.  It is the responsibility of the bidder to check details of bids placed.  All bids will be held valid even if placed in error.  The auctioneer will not be responsible for mistakes by the purchaser.

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

Each lot is sold as genuine unless otherwise described in the sale catalogue.

Any lot listed under collections and various or stated to comprise or contain a collection that is under-described shall be put up for sale not subject to rejection and shall be taken by the purchaser with all (if any) faults.  Lots offered “as is” or “offered on their merits” may contain items that are not genuine and therefore may not be returned for any reason.

E-MAIL & INTERNET BIDS: Bids by E-mail, or via our internet bidding form at www.lockdales.com will be accepted up to 2.30pm prior to the date of sale. Any bids received after that time will not be valid unless Lockdales have specifically acknowledged the bids by returning confirmation prior to the commencement of the sale. Any bid made by electronic means should be acknowledged by 3.00pm on the day prior to the sale – if confirmation has not been received please telephone to confirm bids, between 3.00pm and 4.30pm.  In all other respects the receipt of electronic bids will be dealt with in the same manner as postal bids, as detailed in the section dealing with postal bidding above.

Bids made via the-saleroom.com are subject to a surcharge of 4.95%+VAT

Please note, if you purchase via online platform:

We do not have access to your debit card details.

We process payments ourselves.

We calculate cost of shipping before invoicing is possible.

We will send invoices with postal quote included as soon as we can after the auction weekend.

You may then contact us to provide payment details.

TELEPHONE BIDS: Telephone bids may be made. We do not accept any responsibility for errors made in taking bids, especially by telephone, though every effort is made to ensure accuracy.

INVOICE & PAYMENT: Successful postal bidders will be sent a Pro Forma invoice immediately 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.

ROOM BIDDERS: Room bidders must register and obtain a bidding number on arrival. If successful in obtaining a lot, please ensure that you display your bidding number clearly to the auctioneer and that it is your number that is called out. If you have any doubt about the price or buyer: please draw this to the auctioneer’s attention immediately.  Room bidders may settle their invoices on the day of sale, or within seven days at our offices. You may pay for and collect your purchases at any time during the sale.

A Buyers Premium of 19.5% will apply to all lots.

AUCTIONEER: The bidding advances shall be regulated by the auctioneer and shall be at his discretion. He has the right to refuse any bids.  The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of clients and vendors, but shall not be liable for errors or omissions in executing instructions to bid. The auctioneer acts as agent only, and shall not be liable for any default of the purchaser or vendor.

SHIPPING: Items can be collected from our premises after the auction, alternatively we offer an in-house packing and postal service. Cost of shipping is calculated based on weight, size, value of item etc . If you are successful you will receive an invoice with postal costs added.

Methods of Payment

£ cash and cheques made payable to Lockdale Coins Ltd.  If you wish to pay by US$ or Euros we accept this in cash form only.  Otherwise please negotiate payment with your bank by British Pound Sterling. 

Debit cards. There is no extra charge for UK debit cards.

We accept credit cards and Paypal for clients outside of Europe only, subject to a 2.5% surcharge for credit cards, and 4% for Paypal.

£ Transfer: to Lockdale Coins Ltd: National Westminster Bank, Tavern St, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, IP1 3BD

GB £ Sterling: Account: 64217752  Sort Code: 536124  IBAN: GB10NWBK53612464217752  BIC: NWBKGB2L

When paying by Bank Transfer the customer must cover the banking charges.  Include your name and bidder number when sending instructions to the bank, and please inform Lockdales of your decision to pay by Sterling transfer. 

If purchases are not collected, or postal arrangements made, within a period of 3 weeks after the auction: We reserve the right to charge £5 per week from the third Monday after the sale.

By the act of bidding in our auction you therefore agree to these terms and conditions.