CONDITIONS OF SALE
FOR FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE SEE SALEROOM NOTICE OR WEBSITE
The Auctioneer is entitled to increase bids in increments that he sees fit. This will be dependent upon the amount of interest shown and/or any reserve price allocated to any particular lot.
Where an item is subject to a vendor’s reserve the Auctioneer has the right to withdraw the item from the sale.
Any breakages MUST be paid for at the auctioneers Valuation
Please ensure you are bidding on the correct lot. All Bids are legally binding. At the fall of the hammer the goods become the responsibility of the successful bidder.
All item descriptions are for guidance only and are of our own opinion and cannot be taken as statement of fact. Whilst we do our best to give a full description it does not by any means act as a guarantee to the above. All lots are ‘SOLD AS SEEN’. It is up to the prospective buyer or their agent to examine the goods and satisfy themselves as to the age, genuineness, value and condition of individual items. Where an item has a key or pendulum etc. this is stated in the catalogue. Verbal condition reports can be given but these may miss imperfections or restoration not seen by the naked eye.
Bids are accepted by email up to 5pm on the day prior to the sale, by telephone up to 12 Noon on the day of sale or in the saleroom up to 1.00pm. Bids received after these times cannot be guaranteed to be placed on your behalf. Although we endeavour to contact successful commission bidders as soon as possible it is advised for bidders to contact the saleroom after the sale to check.
If you wish to book a telephone bid please arrange this at least 1 hour prior to the sale starting. Please ensure your phone line is kept clear around the given time as we accept no responsibility if we are unable to get through.
All successfull absentee bids whether made by commision bid, telephone or internet bidding will not be able to be dealth with until the Tuesday after the sale.
The auctioneer will pack, wrap and weigh items after the sale where requested FREE OF CHARGE
It is up to the successfull bidder to negotiate and arrange collection by themselves or an independant carrier of their own choice and at their own cost.
PLEASE NOTE our offices are not manned at all times, so collection times will need to be agreed before hand to prevent any wasted journey's
Shipping will only be made to registered address, if courier is to be arranged BACS payment must have been received 24 hours in advance.
FEES & CHARGES
All lots will be subject to a BUYER’S PREMIUM OF 15% (MINIMUM OF £1 PER LOT) plus VAT on top of the hammer price.
Seperate and additional charges may apply if bidding on line. Please see the online bid providers own seperate terms and conditions.
Unless an agreement prior to the sale has been made all items must be paid for and removed from the saleroom by 7pm on the day of the sale. (Absentee bidders see seperate terms)Any items not paid for or collected will be subject to further charges. All uncollected lots will be removed to storage where they can be collected by appointment and will incur charges PER LOT plus VAT as follows:-
TRANSPORT TO STORE – Large items £10 Small items £5
STORAGE per DAY - Large items £5 Small items £3
Successful Commission/Absentee bidders must pay for lots within 48 hours and have 7 days to collect items before storage charges apply.
No items may be removed until full payment including any charges applicable have been received.
Delivery of large items can be arranged for at a charge of £2 per mile round trip (Minimum £80) plus VAT. Please enquire before purchase if you may require transport.
All major Credit Cards - 4% surcharge
Debit Cards - £3 surcharge)
American Express (subject to a 8% surcharge)
CARDS ONLY ACCEPTED USING CHIP & PIN WITH CUSTOMER PRESENT
Cheques accepted on transactions over £20.00 subject to cleared funds. Goods will not be released to new purchasers until funds have cleared.
Direct Bank Payments
THIRD PARTY LIABILITY
The Auctioneers shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury whatsoever occasioned or sustained by any person during the period of public viewing at the auction sale, or before during and after the sale itself however the same may arise unless arising from the negligence of an employee of the Auctioneers.