For all purposes of a sale the Auctioneers (Chaucer Covers) shall be deemed to be the agent of both the Seller and the Purchaser and they shall not be considered responsible for any default on the part of either the Seller or Purchaser.
2. Warranty of Title
The vendor warrants to Chaucer Covers and the buyer that he is the true owner of the property or is properly authorised to sell the property by the true owner and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the goods free from any third party claims.
The vendor warrants to Chaucer Covers and it's servants and agents and the buyer against any loss or damage suffered by either in consequence of any breach of the above on the part of the vendor 3. Bidding The highest bidder for each lot shall be the Purchaser of it. No one is entitled to retract a bid. The Auctioneers reserve the right of refusing any bid without giving any reason and of altering, adding to, dividing, consolidating or withdrawing any lot or lots for sale.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to fix a reserve price for any lot at a figure no higher than the lower estimate.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the Seller on lots which are subject to a reserve price. The Seller shall not be entitled to bid where the Auctioneers have reserved such a right.
The Auctioneers will accept commission bids from any person who is unable to attend the sale. Bids will also be accepted by telephone, email and post at the sender's risk.
4. Online Bidding
Chaucer Covers offer an online bidding service via Easy Live Auctions for bidders.
Please note that any lots purchased via Easy Live Auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price 5. Risk All lots shall be the sole risk of the Purchaser from the fall of the hammer. The Purchaser shall take all lots in the condition in which he finds them. It is the responsibility of all intending Purchasers to satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the authenticity in the authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot.
Neither the Seller of any lot nor the Auctioneers make or give nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to any lot and any implied conditions or warranties are excluded. All statements contained in the Catalogue as to the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as or implying statements or representations of fact. Lots are sold subject to all faults and errors in description or otherwise.
The vendor shall duly indemnify Chaucer Covers against any claim in connection with any goods sold by Chaucer Covers on the vendors behalf.
The Purchaser shall pay the Hammer Price together with a premium of 18% of this Price. An 18% premium will be payable by Purchasers outside the European Union (EU). Zero-rated goods such as books will be subject to a premium of 15% whether within or outside the EU unless entered by a VAT registered Seller.
Payments for lots must be made in cash, bankers draft or cheque guaranteed by the bank upon which it is drawn. Lots will not be released against cheques from Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers until cleared by such Purchaser's bank. Payment is accepted by Visa and Mastercard. A surcharge of 2.5% plus VAT will be levied to accounts settled by credit cards. Payment is also accepted by most debit cards with no surcharge.
Overseas clients are requested to settle accounts by Bank Transfer, Visa or Mastercard (a surcharge of 2.5% plus VAT will be levied to accounts settled by this method) 9. Delivery Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser. Lots will be dispatched by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post or courier. Shipping costs will be paid by the Purchaser.
These Conditions shall be governed by English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Please be advised, Chaucer Covers are a recognised mail order business and your winning lots will be sent in secure protective packaging to the address of your choice. If the value of your winning lots is over £50, this will be sent by secure delivery with a tracking service.
Contact us for more details.
All items are sent by either Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery. The UK delivery cost will be £3.95 for items up to £50 and £6.95 for items over £50, plus any additional insurance to cover the full lot value. For larger items or multiple purchases where we have to split the order over two or more parcels the postage will be proportionately higher. If we have to use Parcelforce for parcels or boxes the minimum charge will be £11.95.
Overseas orders will be charged at cost. If you have special delivery instructions, do not hesitate to call us on 0845 1304094
All first day covers will come securely packaged with an envelope stiffener in a board-backed envelope.