Antiques Collectables and General Auction - 377 Lots

by Serendipity Auctions
Ends 27th Nov 2022 from 6pm GMT
Serendipity Auctions
Serendipity Auctions
295 Fleet Road
GU51 3BT
United Kingdom
01252 620888
Sale Description:
Antiques Collectables and General Auction

Antiques and Collectables to include Rolex watch, militaria, vintage toys, silver, Ltd edition Pirelli calendar, antique jewellery, original etchings
Sale Dates:
Ends 27th November 2022 from 6pm GMT
Viewing Dates:
13th November 2022 - 12pm to 2pm
15th November 2022 - 12pm to 2pm
20th November 2022 - 12pm to 2pm
22nd November 2022 - 12pm to 2pm
27th November 2022 - 12pm to 2pm

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Free Registration
22.6% inc VAT*

*These fees include buyers premiums and internet surcharges.
Please see the auctioneers terms & conditions for more information
Terms & Conditions of Sale
1. At the fall of the hammer, or the on-line lot closing time, the highest acceptable bid for each lot shall be the Purchaser and, in the event of any dispute, the Auctioneers shall have absolute discretion to settle such dispute.
2. All intending bidders at on0line auction must register with the Auctioneers prior to placing a bid. All intending bidders must make prior arrangements regarding method of payment before attending or participating in a sale.
3. No lot or lots shall be removed from the premises until paid for, but each and every lot shall immediately at the fall of the hammer be considered as delivered and be and remain in every respect at the absolute risk of the respective Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, and shall be removed at the Purchaser’s expense after the conclusion of the Sale and taken with all faults or errors of description.
4. The Auctioneers act only as agents for the Vendor(s) and are not responsible for any default by either Vendor(s) or Purchaser. In particular, they shall not be liable to pay the Vendor until payment is received from the Purchaser.
5. No undertaking of the Auctioneers or their employees to take charge of any lots after the sale or to forward them to their destination shall be held to impose upon the Auctioneers any legal obligation or vitiate any of the foregoing conditions.
6. In all cases of transfer the original Purchaser shall be held responsible for the purchase money.
7. The Auctioneers have described the lots to the best of their ability and belief, but any statement made either in advertisements, catalogues, on-line description, photograph or other publicity are those of opinion only and are made without responsibility and shall not give rise to any action in law for damages or compensation or rescission of sale by a purchaser against the Vendor, the Auctioneers or their employees. All electrical or mechanical items are sold as un0tested, without warranties or any guarantees as to serviceability, working order or fit for purpose.
8. Many lots offered for sale on-line are by reason of age or nature, not in first class condition. Some descriptions may refer to damage or restoration but the omission of such a statement does not imply that a lot may be free of damage or has been restored. Therefore, all purchasers must satisfy themselves by physical inspection prior to making a bid as to the origin, authenticity, quality, quantity, weight, size and general description of each lot as all lots are sold “as seen” with all faults whether declared or not.
9. The Auctioneers accept no responsibility in connection with the commissioning of their staff to bid for any lots. Reserves and commissions given verbally or by telephone are accepted at the sender’s risk and must be confirmed in writing before the Sale.
10. All lots are put up for sale subject to any reserve price placed by the Vendors who may bid for any lot or lots either personally or through the auctioneer.
11. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY. All persons attending the sale or viewing whether it be at the Auctioneer’s premises or other place, before, during or after the Sale shall be deemed to be at their own risk and with notice of the condition of the premises and of the method of arranging lots and shall have no claim against the Auctioneers nor their principals in respect of any injury or accident which may occur from any cause whatsoever including postponement or cancellation of the sale.
12. If any Purchaser shall fail to comply with the above conditions or any of them, the Auctioneers shall be at liberty to recover in full the amount of the purchase money of the lot or lots bought by such Purchaser together with all interest, costs, charges and expenses, without reference to any delivery or acceptance of the lot or lots, other than the first delivery by the fall of the hammer, or to resell any lot or lots bought by such Purchasers, either by public or private sale, and the full amount of the purchase money at the present sale, or the deficiency (if any) arising from the second sale, together with all interest, costs, charges and expenses, shall be made good by the defaulter and be recoverable as and for liquidated damages.
13. The Auctioneers have sole discretion over price increments. No person may advance less at a bid than a sum to be named from time to time by the auctioneer, nor shall any bidding be retracted. The auctioneer may, without giving any reason, refuse to accept the bidding of any person or persons.
14. In accordance with Artists Resale Rights Regulations 2006, applicable lots which sell for £1,000 or more are subject to a resale royal charge (“Royalty”). This Royalty is payable by the Buyer. The Royalty will be charged at a rate of 4% of the hammer price for lots selling up to £50,000. For lots selling in excess of £50,001, the Royalty shall be calculated at a reduced rate (details available on request from DACS). Payment shall be passed directly to the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX. For further information please contact DACS on 0845 4103410 or visit their website at Lots subject to this royalty payments are marked with *ARR in the catalogue.
15. CITIES Import and Export Restrictions – Lots marked with *
Certain goods offered for sale may be subject to laws governing export from the country where it was purchased and import into another country. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of these restrictions and obtain any relevant licenses. Certain endangered species are listed in the CITES Convention. Listed specimens and any parts or products thereof are subject to issuance of an export permit when leaving Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).
Species are also subject to issuance of a prior import permit from the country in which the goods are to be imported. Such permits are necessary before applying for export permits and it is the Buyer’s duty to initiate the proceedings with the relevant authority. The Buyer must be aware that certain countries prohibit the import of some species, or nay parts or products derived thereof. For example, the United States prohibits all import of African elephant ivory, and any item containing parts that may merely resemble African elephant ivory must be accompanied by relevant documentation stating it is not. Please be aware that all Lots marked with the symbol ‘*’ are subject to CITES regulations.
Limitation of liability regarding CIES export licenses.
Where licenses are required for importing or exporting outside of Great Britain, it is the Buyer’s duty to obtain them. Serendipity Auctions cannot be held responsible if the Buyer’s application for an export permit is unsuccessful. Subsequently, in the event of failure thereof, Serendipity Auctions shall not permit cancellation or rescission of the sale.
16. Gemstone Treatment
Many gemstones on the market have been treated so as to augment their appearance, in a reversible or permanent manner. Treatments under the present section may be but not limited to:
- Heat treatment to enhance sapphires & rubies’ clarity & colour
- Oil & resin treatments for emeralds applied in different ways, to enhance clarity of the stone
- Staining
- Irradiation
- Coating
Estimates provided by Serendipity Auctions are deemed to be based on the fact that the gemstone may have been subject to any type of treatment in the past. Serendipity Auctions shall not be responsible in the absence of mention thereof.
A certificate may be issued by a laboratory, providing detailed information on the condition of the gemstone & any treatment applied thereto. The Buyer must be aware that different laboratories have different approaches as to the degree or type of treatment for a particular gemstone. If a certificate accompanies the Lot, the Buyer must be aware that it is merely a statement of the laboratory’s opinion & in no way can Serendipity Auctions be held responsible for any mentions therein. Such certificates are deemed to be delivered with the Lot for information purposes only.
17. Seller’s fees:
There is a lotting fee of £1.20 (incl VAT) whether an item sells or not and 18% (incl VAT) commission on the sale of a lot, the 18% being chargeable on the hammer price.

To view our catalogue or to bid, you must first register. You can do this by visiting our website: where you will find a link to our catalogue which will open for bids 2 weeks prior to the close of the auction. Individual lots will each have a closing date, usually 30 seconds apart, and the highest bid wins the lot (provided the reserve price has been met if it has one).

Buyer’s fees:
There will be a Buyers’ Premium of 19% (including VAT) added to the hammer price of all lots.
There will be an Internet Charge of 3.6% (including VAT) added to the hammer price of all lots purchased via Easy Live on-line platform.

In completing the bidder registration on Easy Live and providing your card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Serendipity Auctions, you:
a) Authorise Serendipity Auctions, if they so wish, to charge the card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via Easy Live and
b) Confirm that you are authorized to provide these card details to Serendipity Auctions through Easy Live and agree that Serendipity Auctions are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in the fulfilment of the sale.
18. VAT
Very occasionally there are lots that carry VAT on the hammer price. This fact will be recorded in the description of that lot.

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme
The Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme allows items to be sold without VAT on the hammer price in most circumstances. Under the Margin Scheme, the amount equivalent to VAT at the current rate which is included in both the Buyers’ Premium and Internet Charge, is not recoverable. The VAT element will not be shown separately on the Buyer’s invoice.
19. Descriptions
All lots have been described to the best of our ability, and from information supplied. No liability whatsoever is undertaken in respect of faults, deficiencies, or errors of description either oral or printed.

We will provide Condition Reports on request, including additional photographs. However please recognise that verbal reports on the condition of any lot can only be offered by the Auctioneers as a statement of opinion, and not fact. The Auctioneers are not liable for any errors or omissions contained therein. Condition Reports are for guidance only. The Auctioneers will not be held responsible for any damage or defect that has not been notified to the buyer. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only and will not convey full information as to the actual condition of lots.

Where the term (a/f) is used this refers to a lot being ‘as found’. It is used for guidance only and indicates that in our opinion there is some damage or repair to an item. The omission of this term does not indicate there is not damage or repair to an item and the Auctioneers are not liable for the omission of this term.
20. After the auction:

You will be sent an email confirming the lots you have won followed by a payment request which will also contain a link in order for easy payment to be made via bank transfer or debit/credit card.

Please note the following:
- No lots will be transferred to third party invoices after the auction
- Payments only from the purchaser or an appointment agent by prior arrangement.

Once paid for, lots must be collected within 1 week of the sale closing by appointment only. Outside of this time, fees of £5 per day will be applied for storing outstanding lots not collected, unless prior authorization has been obtained.
Please call 01252 620888 or email
It is the buyers responsibility to check the condition and completeness of a lot BEFORE removal as no responsibility can be accepted by the Auctioneers once lots have left the premises.

Privacy and Security.

This privacy policy sets out how Serendipity Auctions uses and protects any information that you give Serendipity Auctions when you use this website.

Serendipity Auctions is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Serendipity Auctions may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2022 and has been updated in accordance with GDPR compliance processes.

What we collect:
We may collect the following information:
• Name
• Contact information including email address
• Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• To obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, please email:
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• Internal recordkeeping
• We analyse the information to improve our services
• We may periodically send promotional emails about our auctions, specific lots or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
• From time to time we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
• We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

How we use cookies:
A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computers hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or let you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically except cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. NOTE: this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website as it will NOT work correctly.

Controlling your personal information:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to 3rd parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you newsletters, the information you may be interested in and notification of upcoming sales.

Online payment and live bidding security:
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) is the most rigourous standard in the payment industry today. PCI DSS standards are enforced by Visa, MasterCard and the banks and specify the technical aspects of a payment service as well as operational policies and procedures.

How we keep our systems secure:
We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under control. The security measures include files, data backup procedures and where appropriate, encryption and secure Internet transactions. Despite these measures, “perfect security“ on the Internet does not exist.

Storage of your personal data:
We will only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to fulfil the relevant purpose(s) it was collected, as set out above in this Notice, and for as long as we are required to keep it for legal purposes. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.

Data Subjects’ rights:
Data protection laws provide data subjects with the following rights, (subject to certain exemptions and conditions in some cases):

• Request access to their personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request“). This enables them to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about them and to check that we are lawfully processing it;
• Request correction of the personal information that we hold about them. This enables them to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about them corrected;
• Request erasure of their personal information. This enables them to ask to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. Data subjects also have the right to ask us to delete or remove their personal information where they have exercise their right to object to processing (see below);
• Request the restriction of processing of their personal information. This enables them to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about them, for example, if they want us to establish is accuracy or the reason for processing it;
• Request a copy of their personal information which they have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and the right to transfer it, or to require us to transfer it directly, to another controller; and
• Complain to the supervisory authority, which in the United Kingdom is the information Commissioner’s Office.

Data subjects also have the right to object to the processing of their personal information where we are relying on a legitimate (or those of a third-party) and there is something about their particular situation which makes them want to object to processing on this ground. They also have the right to object where we are processing their personal information for direct marketing purposes.

Data subjects will not have to pay a fee to access their personal information (or to exercise any other rights above). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if the request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from the data subject to help us confirm their identity and ensure their right to access the information (or to exercise any …?…). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Contacting us:
If you have any queries, comments or requests regarding this Policy, or you would like to exercise any of your rights as a data subject set out above, you can contact our Data Protection Officer in the following way: email
Postage, Packing and Shipping

We are able to organise delivery on most items to be paid for on all occasions by the buyer prior to dispatch.
Please email for a quotation before bidding.
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