PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME TERMS HAVE BEEN AMENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Our in-house buyer's premium is 17% + VAT. This includes telephone bidding and commission bids*
We offer an online bidding service via easyliveauction.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via easyliveauction.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price or no commission for the internet bidding if the ‘Flat Fee’ has been chosen at registration.
*Buyers premium on timed auctions is 20% VAT
A fee may be applicable for Artist Resale Rights for any piece of art where the artist has been deceased for 70 years or less. This fee is wholly payable by the purchaser and will be added to your invoice if applicable. For more information on Artist Resale Rights please visit www.dacs.org.uk
*** Condition Reports ***
Our catalogue descriptions do not include any information on the condition of the lot and it is up to the purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition before bidding. Upon request by email we can give full condition reports on any lot. Any condition report provided is the opinion and Wessex Auction Rooms accept no liability if a purchaser disagrees with a given report after the auction has taken place. All lots are available to view in person. Due to COVID-19 we have taken additional detailed images so please view all images before requesting condition reports.
All grading of vinyl records is subjective and therefore you must satisfy yourself before bidding. The auctioneer will not enter into post-sale disputes based on gradings. If grading for a Lot states "overall" that means that some will be better, some will be worse.
Wessex Auction Rooms do not authenticate any autographs or offer any certificate of authenticity (COA). Any item sold with a COA will be that which has been supplied by the vendor. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the provenance and authenticity before bidding on any lot. Under no circumstances will refunds be given based on authenticity claims.
*** Payment ***
ALL payments from outside of the UK regardless of amount, must be paid in full via bank transfer.
We are still accepting cash payments. Payment can also be made in person at our offices with debit card or credit card. Where the customer is not present payment can be made by debit or credit card up to a limit of £500 (UK only). Above this all payments must be made by bank transfer.
We offer an in-house postage and packing service. Please click the 'request quote' button when you receive your invoice. By clicking this button you are instructing us to pack your item(s) and inform you of the cost. Should you then decide not to use our shipping service there will be a small cost for the labour and materials.
We have a minimum charge of £10
We are inundated with many requests for postage and packing on the first few days following an auction. We employ additional staff to help cover this demand but as most of the requests come in over a short period it can take some time to work through them. We aim to dispatch your parcel as soon as possible but in periods of high demand it can take up to three weeks to process.
Damage/Breakages in transit
We insure all parcels for loss but we are UNABLE to insure for damage or breakages during transit.
If you would like your parcel insured for damage (we would recommend this for delicate items and ceramics) or if you need it in a hurry then we suggest you contact Mailboxes - telephone 01249 446141 or email@example.com – who will be happy to collect from our premises.
We are no longer able to offer shipping to Italy.
We offer viewing in person of all Lots on the day prior to auction.
All persons without exception who wish to view our Jewellery, Silver, Watches & Coins auction will be required to provide photo identification. Wessex Auction Rooms reserve the right to refuse the opportunity to view.
Collection of items
Lots shall be paid for in full and taken away from the Auction room by the end of the Auction sale day, or by the Wednesday following the sale day, at the buyers own risk and expense, in default of which the Auctioneers shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. If after 7 days after the conclusion of the sale Lots are not cleared they may then be sold immediately either publicly or by private treaty, without notice being given to the buyer. Storage fees of £2 per Lot per day will be applied after 7 days of the auction date.
As government guidelines are constantly changing please be aware that the above is subject to change at short notice
We are pleased to be able to offer buyers our in-house postage and packaging service for many items. Please click the 'request postage quote' button once you have received your invoice. Please note that by clicking this button you are instructing us to pack your item(s) and inform you of the cost. Should you then decide not to use our shipping service there will be a small cost for the labour and materials
Whilst we are able to insure against loss in post, we are unable to insure against damage in post. Our postage & packaging service is offered at the lowest possible cost to our customers which we are aware saves buyers a large sum of money compared to what professional packing companies charges. Due to this we are inundated with requests and whilst every effort is made to get your items out to you ASAP, we recommend you use Mail Boxes www.mbechippenham.co.uk if you require your items urgently.
We do not offer shipping on any firearms, including air rifles.
Under no circumstances will items be posted to alternative residential addresses, hotels or P.O. Box numbers. We can arrange delivery to a business address.
We are unable to ship precious metals to Australia, therefore should you require shipping we recommend MBE - firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we are no longer able to ship to Italy.