Notes for Buyers
Intending Purchasers will be required to register and obtain a bidding number prior to the commencement of sale .
A buyer's premium of 17.625% (inclusive of V.A.T.) will be added to the hammer price of all lots.
Purchases can only be collected when payments have cleared.
If payment is made by cash, sterling draft or cheque supported by a cheque card valid for the amount due, lots may be collected on the day of the sale. If payment is made by cheque, without banker's card, then lots can only be collected after the cheque has been cleared, which will normally take five working days.
Condition reports and photographs of lots not
illustrated in the catalogue can be supplied upon request.
Commission and Telephone Bids
The Auctioneers will be pleased to execute commission bids, submitted in writing, at the lowest possible price, subject to any reserve and the other bids offered.
Any buyer who wishes to bid by telephone during the sale must make arrangements at least one day before the sale.
The Auctioneers do not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions arising from commission or telephone bids.
All commissions should be with the auctioneers at least one hour before the start of the sale.
Conditions of Sale
The highest bidder is the buyer. In the event of any dispute, the Auctioneer will determine the buyer, or at his discretion re-offer the lot.
All lots become the responsibility of the buyer at the fall of the hammer.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse any bid or to refuse entry to their premises.
Every purchaser shall be deemed to act as a principal unless there is written acknowledgment by the Auctioneers that the purchaser acts as agent on behalf of a named principal.
The Auctioneers may place a reserve price on a lot at the request of the vendor, who must not bid at the auction.
The Auctioneers disclaim responsibility for default by either the buyer or the vendor.
Care is taken to ensure that any statement as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age and provenance is reliable and accurate, but all buyers must satisfy themselves of the authenticity and condition of any lot.
Notwithstanding, should any lot prove to be a deliberate forgery, the Auctioneers upon receipt of written notice of such within seven days of the sale, shall rescind the sale, provided that the lot is returned in the same condition as at the time of sale. The benefit of this guarantee shall not be assignable.
All lots should be paid for and collected within seven days of the sale. Any lot remaining after seven days may be put in store. The charge for removal and storage will be charged to the buyer.
Any statement made by the Auctioneer from the rostrum before accepting any bid shall be deemed to supercede any conditions, notices, descriptions and statements made in the catalogue or elsewhere.
By making a bid, each buyer acknowledges he or she is aware of the conditions of sale. In the event of failure to comply with the conditions, the damages recoverable by the vendor or the Auctioneers from the defaulter shall include any loss incurred on resale, together with commission and expenses in respect of both sales.