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Raven Yard Auctions
21 Watergate Street
Whitchurch, Shropshire
United Kingdom



Newly established, Raven Yard Antiques sits in the ancient town of Whitchurch, Shropshire. Located in a four hundred year old property, we are a small auction house hoping to present you with an eclectic mix of militaria, glassware, fine art and miscellaneous antiques. If you have any questions, please visit our contact us page and we will be happy to assist.

Terms and Conditions
1. The buyer is deemed to have accepted these Conditions of Sale and Notices by the making of any bid.

2. The highest bidder shall be the buyer at the “Hammer Price” and any dispute shall be settled at the Auctioneers absolute discretion. The Auctioneer shall have the right to determine the advance of the bid. The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bid and of altering, adding to, dividing, consolidating or withdrawing any Lot or Lots at the sale or bidding on behalf
of the Seller. The Auctioneers shall be the sole arbitrators to every matter connected to the sale and their decision on each and every point in question shall be final and binding on all parties.

3. RavenYard Antique will not be responsible for the correctness of the description or measurement or weight or genuineness or authenticity of any article. Whilst believed to be correct descriptions are made as an expression of opinion only and all Lots are sold subject to all faults and errors in description. Neither the Auctioneers nor the Sellers make any warranty to buyers in respect of the law and any implied conditions or warranties are excluded except in the case of the Seller those implied in S.12 of The Sale of Goods Act 1973 as amended By The Supply of Goods (implied terms) Act 1973.

4. Buyers shall give, on request, their names and places of abode and/or business and to pay at the fall of the hammer the whole of the purchase money or such deposit as the Auctioneers may

5. Commission Bids will be executed free of charge for those unable to attend the sale but only upon receipt of written instructions. All commission bids are accepted only at senders
risk and no refunds or allowances shall be made to senders in respect of any error in description, lot number or maximum bid made by the sender.

6. All lots to be at the sole risk and charge of the buyer from the fall of the hammer and such Lots to be taken away with all faults, defects and errors of description of whatsoever nature.
No buyer shall be entitled to remove any Lot until he or she has paid for the whole of the Lots purchased in full and cheque, if appropriate, has cleared. If requested to do so the purchaser must supply reasonable means of identification and a receipted account before removing any or all lots.

Payment and Collection.

7. The Purchaser shall pay the hammer price together with a buyer’s premium to which VAT will be added. The amount of Buyers Premium will be announced at the start of the sale.

8. Full payment and collection of Lots by the buyer shall not exceed 3 working days after the day of the sale and the buyer shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges on any Lot not so removed. Please refer to paragraph 11 below.

9. Payment shall be made by Bankers Draft, Cash, Cheque, Debit or Credit Card. Cheques shall not be accepted by RavenYard Antique unless the purchaser is known to the Company or prior arrangements made at least two days prior to the sale. RavenYard Antiques require the right to instruct the purchaser to provide a Bank Reference at the proposed purchasers sole expense. A processing charge does apply for Debit and Credit Cards.

10. The sale of each lot shall be governed by English Law.

11. On failure of compliance with these Conditions, the Auctioneers shall be at liberty to re-offer the Lot or Lots in the next sale (i.e. seven days later) without further notice, either by public or Private Sale and the deficiency, if any, arising from such second sale together with all charges and expenses attending the sale shall be recovered as and for liquidated damages.
Furthermore the Auctioneers shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:
a. Proceed against buyer for breach of contract.
b. to rescind the sale of any other Lots to the defaulting purchaser.
c. to reject or ignore any bids made by the defaulting purchaser or to obtain a deposit before accepting further bids.

12. For all purposes of the sale the Auctioneers shall be deemed to be Agents of both the Buyer and Seller and shall not be held responsible for any default by either the buyer or seller.

13. Every person on RavenYard Antiques premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no claim against RavenYard Antiques in respect of any injury he/she may sustain or any
accident which may occur. RavenYard Antiques shall have the right at their discretion to refuse admission to their premises to any person.

14. RavenYard Antiques reserve the right to cancel any sale without prior notice.

Online Bidding

15. RavenYard Antiques Auctioneers & Valuers offer an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with RavenYard Antiques Auctioneers & Valuers

Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an
additional 3% commission charge + VAT to the rate imposed on the hammer price.

16. Artist’s Resale Right. Purchase of lots marked with the following symbol (+) will be subject to payment of the Artist’s Resale Right, at a percentage of the hammer price calculated as follows:
Portion of the hammer price (in Euros)………………Royalty Rate
From 0 to 50,000…………………………………….….4%
From 50,000.01 to 200,000……………………………..3%
From 200,000.01 to 350,000……………………………1%
From 350,000.01 to 500,000……………………………0.5%
Exceeding 500,000………………………………………0.25%

The Artist’s Resale Right payable will be aggregate of the amounts payable under the above rate bands, subject to a maximum royalty payable of 12,500 Euros for any single work each time it is sold. The maximum royalty payable of 12,500 Euros applies to works sold for 2 million Euros and above. Calculation of the artist’s resale right will be based on the Pounds Sterling/Euro reference exchange rate quoted on the date of the sale by the European Central Bank.



1. Goods will only be accepted for sale provided an Official RavenYard Antiques Entry Form is completed and delivered to the Saleroom prior to sale. In default, the Entry Form to be completed by RavenYard Antiques on behalf of the vendor and vendor to be deemed to have read and agreed to Conditions of Entry.

2. The Seller warrants to the Auctioneers and Purchaser that he is the true owner or is properly authorised to sell the goods and is able to transfer good and market able title free from any third party right. The Seller will indemnify RavenYard Antiques, its Servants and Agents and the buyer against any loss or damage suffered in consequence of a breach of this condition.

3. RavenYard Antiques have absolute discretion without giving reason to refuse any goods, to divide any Lot, to combine two or more Lots, to withdraw any Lot and in case of dispute to put up any Lot for sale again. RavenYard Antiques reserve the right to declare any item unsaleable and to arrange for the disposal of such an item to a destructor without prior reference to the Vendor and to recoup all costs incurred from the Vendor.

4. RavenYard Antiques sell as Agent for the Vendor and as such is not responsible for any default by the Vendor, and may, in the case of Lots upon which there is a reserve price, exercise the right to bid on behalf of the Vendor.

5. The Seller shall be entitled to place a reserve price on any Lot prior to sale representing the minimum hammer price at which the Lot may be treated as sold. Once placed, a reserve price cannot be changed except by consent of RavenYard Antiques. Where a reserve has been placed only the Auctioneer may bid on behalf of the Seller. RavenYard Antiques reserve the right to charge Commission on the reserve price plus VAT on unsold lots with reserve prices.

6. RavenYard Antiques accept no liability for Lots delivered to their premises without sufficient sale instructions and reserve the right to make a charge for Warehousing in the Auction Room of £1.00 + VAT per item per day. A similar charge will be made for Lots left on the premises by Vendors after they have been requested to remove them. If not removed within 2 weeks RavenYard Antiques reserve the right to sell the items to defray costs.

7. Haulage. Where RavenYard Antiques arrange Haulage of any items via their authorised Hauliers the costs will be deducted from Sale Proceeds and Vendors will be wholly liable for any outstanding balance, payable directly to the Haulier. RavenYard Antiques act as Agents only and will not be liable for loss or damage of goods for unauthorised removal of goods and for damage to goods or premises by the Haulage Contractor.

8. A Vendor who sends goods for sale which are business assets must disclose to RavenYard Antiques whether he/she is registered for VAT and declare their Registration Number if appropriate. A Vendor who is VAT registered supplying goods under the ‘Auctioneers Scheme’ or who has elected to apply to the goods for auction in the ‘Margin Scheme’ or ‘Global Accounting’ must advise RavenYard Antiques prior to sale.

9. The Seller authorizes RavenYard Antiques to deduct Commission at the prevailing rate and to retain the Buyer’s Premium payable by the Purchaser. VAT will be added to the Commission charge.



Lotting/Administration Fee – £3.00 + VAT per lot.

3% + VAT
Subject to a minimum charge of £1.00 + VAT per lot whether sold or not.

A minimum charge of £5 per vendor per sale will apply


Lotting/Administration Fee – £5.00 + VAT per lot.

3% + VAT subject to a minimum £5.00 + VAT per Lot, whether sold or not

10. Payments shall normally be paid to the Vendor within 21 days of the sale. All client’s monies are held on a non-interest-bearing current account. Sort Code 40-34-34. A/c No. 21224441.

Note: Sale Statements for under £5.00 will not be posted and must be collected.

11. Every person on RavenYard Antiques premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at their own risk and shall have no claim against RavenYard Antiques in respect of any injury he/she may sustain or any accident which may occur. RavenYard Antiques shall have the right at their discretion to refuse admission to their premises to any person.

12. RICS Regulations. RavenYard Antiques operate a Complaints Handling Procedure for Clients, copy available on request.

13. RavenYard Antiques reserve the right to cancel any sale without prior notice.

14. All electrical items will be subjected to a basic electric safety test at a cost of £5.00 plus VAT per item. All items failing this test will be disposed of without prior notice to the seller and the full cost of such disposal to be borne by the vendor.
Please contact us in advance regarding postage. Collection can be arranged.