Maritzburg Auctioneers was founded on May 16th 1953 and started operating from the premises at 289 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, opposite the market square. It was here that Roy Lock began to build Maritzburg Auctioneers from a small second hand furniture dealership and Auctioneer, into one of Pietermaritzburg’s leading and respected businesses. Roy Lock was assisted by his wife Jessie Lock and together with their strong family values, the auctioneering company began to spread its wings.

In the early 1970’s, Roy’s son Colin, joined the company and it soon became evident that he was a young man with tremendous vision and drive. Together with his father he built the company into a vibrant and exciting business, which today conducts an average of two weekly auctions and has the motto “Service to the Community”. Colin has conducted most of the auctions since the mid 1970’s, so if there is ever a person with experience and a wealth of knowledge in a particular field, it would be this dedicated gentleman. Colin is a qualified appraiser, government appointed general valuer and auctioneer and today remains the single shareholder and Managing Director of the business.

Colin’s son Cameron is now an integral part of the business. This has brought new energy and new concepts and drives MARITZBURG AUCTIONEERS, with its mantra of integrity and service, through 3 generations of Auctioneering excellence. The family run business strives to perpetuate the same values and principles which started almost 60 years ago.

Maritzburg Auctioneers is arguably one of Kwa Zulu Natal’s largest quality furniture auctioneers, specializing in a variety of Antiques, Fine Furniture, Collectables, General Furniture, Vehicles, Trucks, Plant and Machinery, Farm and Industrial Equipment, Building and Workshop Equipment.

Our auctions cater for the a great range of interests and requirements on different days. We value, pack and collect and will auction on your behalf or pay cash whether buying or selling.

We take pride in what we AUCTION!


Maritzburg Auctioneers acquired the premises in Church street in the 70’s and in the early 1990’s identified the need for bigger premises to keep up with the ever growing business. The company then occupied premises at 249 Burger Street, where it operated for 6 years. Once again parking and floor space became a problem and being Maritzburg’s largest general furniture Auctioneers, larger premises were again required.

The business then traded from 26 Winston Road (extension of Victoria Street) under a 2000 square meter buidling. Customers enjoyed large premises with ample parking facilities, loading and off loading bays, and spacious floor space for goods to be displayed and viewed. From there Maritzburg Auctioneers moved to 421 Greyling Street into the old Eddles Shoe Factory warehouses . Here Everything the Auction house needs is under one roof with safe secure parking for the customers, large fenced in yard and auction facilities for the buyer and seller that make the Auction experience in PMB some what of a pleasure.