The Auctioneers are willing to accept commission bids on
behalf of clients unable to attend a sale. Such bids should
be made in writing only; either by post, fax or e-mail.
Telephone commission bids will not be accepted.
No commission bids will be accepted on the day of the sale.
All postal and faxed bids must be received at the office
2 days prior to sale. Bids by e-mail will be accepted until
10.00am on the day prior to sale.
All bids should be made and shall be carried out in accordance
with the conditions of sale.
Commission bids will be executed as cheaply as reserves
or any other bids allow. A successful commission bid will
be one bid higher than that of the underbidder, regardless
of commission bid placed. A maximum bid (not including buyer’s
premium or VAT) should be stated. Unlimited bids will not
be accepted. If identical commission bids are received by
the Auctioneers, the earliest will take precedence.
Commission bids will only be accepted when presented with
bank account / credit card details.
All commission bids are left entirely at the Purchaser’s
risk and neither the Auctioneers nor anyone employed by
the Auctioneers shall be responsible for any errors in the
execution of bids, howsoever caused.
Successful commission bidders will receive an invoice with
details of lots purchased, together with instructions for
payment and despatch / collection of lots, within 10 days
of the sale.
The highest bidder shall be deemed to be the Purchaser.
No bids may be retracted. All bidding shall be regulated
by the Auctioneers who reserve the right to reject any bid
with no given reason.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to fix a reserve price
on any or all lots, subject to the right to bid on behalf
of the Vendor.
If a bidding dispute should occur, the Auctioneers are
empowered to resolve such dispute, to re-sell the lot or
if deemed necessary, to withdraw the lot from sale.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to alter any lot(s) or
to withdraw them from sale.
Each lot shall be at the sole risk of the Vendor until
pronounced sold by the fall of the hammer, whereupon such
risk shall pass to the Purchaser, who must give by request,
his full name and address to the Auctioneers and agree to
pay in full the purchase price of that lot.
The Purchaser shall not be entitled to take possession,
by collection or delivery, of any lot(s), until such time
as all monies have been collected by the Auctioneers.
If such conditions are not fully adhered to in the opinion
of the Auctioneers, the Auctioneers reserve the right to
cancel the sale of any lot(s) and either re-sell the lot(s)
by public auction or private sale, or return the goods to
the Vendor. Any costs incurred arising from same shall be
charged to the defaulting Purchaser.
The Auctioneers shall be deemed to be an agent acting on
behalf of both the Vendor and the Purchaser and do not accept
responsibility for any default by either party.
All descriptions of lots, whether made orally or stated
in either the catalogue or advertising material, as to the
authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship,
date, age, period, condition or quality of same, is of opinion
only and should not be taken as implying a statement or
representation of fact.
Each lot is sold subject to all faults and errors in description
and responsibility lies solely with the Purchaser to satisfy
themselves, either by inspection or otherwise, of all conditions
aforesaid. Purchasers should be aware that the condition
and authenticity of any lot or part of lot described as
“overmounted” or “framed and glazed”
is stated only on the appearance as viewed within the mount
or frame by the Auctioneers. No inspection has been made
out of the frame.
Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers nor any person employed
by the Auctioneers has any authority to make or give any
representation or warranty in accordance to any lot and
no responsibility will be taken for any statement of such
Neither the Auctioneers nor the Vendor shall be responsible
for any loss, damage or injury howsoever caused, incurred
by any persons in attendance before, during or following
The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse entry to the
auction room to any person or persons with no given reason.
The hammer price of each lot is payable in full together
with a buyer’s premium of 13% (exclusive of V.A.T.),
before lots will be released to the Purchaser.
Payment for lots may be by cash or cheque on production
of guarantee card (amounts exceeding guarantee will require
banker’s reference). Lots will not be released upon
payment by cheque to Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers
until pronounced cleared by their bank.
Payment is also accepted by switch, visa or any major credit
card. A surcharge of 4% will be added to the balance if
settled by credit card.
Should Purchasers wish to leave during the sale, prior
to the opening of the payment tables, an invoice for any
successful lots plus despatch charge, will be issued within
7 days of the sale date.