Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
DoneWed, Aug 21, 2019 12:00 AM UTC
Rare manuscripts and other rare books.
Several extremely rare, rare, unpublished manuscripts that we carefully preserve in our premises pass under the fire of our auction these will make the happiness of the researchers, the museums and of course the bibliophiles. Arabic manuscripts, unique, rare.
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CONDITIONS OF SALE. All property offered and sold through Autographs.fr LTD ("Company") shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions set forth in these Conditions of Sale. By participating in any sale, you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions.. 1) Agent for the seller. Unless otherwise agreed, Autographs.fr ltd, hereafter referred to as AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD acts as agent for the seller. The contract for sale of the property is therefore made between the Seller and the Buyer. 2) Catalogue descriptions. Any representation in any catalogue or otherwise as to the origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or estimated selling price of any lot is a statement of opinion only. Such statements do not constitute a representation warranty or assumption of liability by AUTOGRAPHS.FR in relation to the Lot. Any prospective Buyer should satisfy themselves prior to the sale as to the reliability of the catalogue description. The absence of mention related to prior restorations in the Catalogue descriptions does not imply that the good is exempt thereof. Photographs of any Lot provided by AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD are for indicative purposes only and are not deemed to be a precise representation of the said Lot. The Buyer is advised to seek independent expert advice in order to be assured of the authenticity and true state of the good 3) Definitions. For the purposes of the current Terms and Conditions, the Seller shall be defined as the owner of the Goods. It is implied that the Seller is the legitimate owner and is authorised to sell the Lot. The Bidder is any registered person participating in the auction, and the Buyer is the successful Bidder for a particular Lot. The Lot means the item(s) put up for sale by AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD and to which the present Terms and Conditions apply. 4) Inspection. Prior to auction, prospective purchasers are strongly advised to personally examine personally any property in which they are interested to satisfy themselves in relation to matters which may concern them. PAYMENTS. 5) Condition report. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may issue a Condition Report on request prior to the sale. This Condition Report is for identification purposes only and cannot be considered as giving a precise account of the Lot's true state. Thus, some imperfections and faults may not be accounted for in the Condition Report. As aforementioned, and in the absence of any contractual value of the Condition report, it is the Buyer's sole duty to inspect in person the Lot in order be assured of its true condition and AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTP shall not be responsible for assertions within the Condition Report hereto 6) Electricals. All electrical items are sold as seen and AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTF offers no guarantee as to the working condition of such items or their safety. It is the Buyer's duty to take necessary steps to be assured that the Lot is safe for normal use. 7) Estimates. Estimates are based on various factors inherent to the situation of the market at the time of the sale, as well as considerations such as the condition, rarity, or quality of the item etc. Estimates are only indicative and represent the opinion of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD Estimates provided by AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD cannot constitute a guarantee as to the value of the good. Subsequently, goods may sell at prices lower or higher than the provided estimates. 8) Reserves. Many Lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum sale price. The reserve will never exceed the low estimate printed in the catalogue. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may open the bidding on any Lot below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the seller, and may in their discretion continue to bid up to the reserve price. This can be achieved by bidding in response to other bidders or alternatively by placing consecutive bids. 9) Registration to the sale. New bidders will need to register prior to the sale. It is strongly advised bidders register at least 24 hours before the sale. Registration thereafter shall be at the auctioneer's entire discretion. International bidders may be required to register 48 hours before the sale and to submit bank details. A deposit may be requested prior to each sale. Failure to register shall result in the impossibility for the bidder to purchase a Lot. Proof of identity Bidders not previously known to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD will be required to provide: Official proof of identity in the form of a passport or photocard driving licence. No other forms of ID are acceptable. Proof of address of main residence. Only official documents showing name and address will be accepted. Both landline and mobile telephone numbers. A bank reference for foreign bidders may be requested. 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Property of the goods shall pass to the Buyer only once AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD has received full payment for the goods, this includes the price at the end of auction online as well as Buyer's premium, relevant taxes, and costs in relation to shipping. -1 Transfer of risks Purchased Lots shall be at the Buyer's risk in all respects from the fall of the hammer, and neither AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD nor their agents shall be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise -2 Cancellation of the sale At the end of online auction, the contract is formed between the Buyer and AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD and is binding thereafter. Under no circumstances can the Buyer cancel the sale. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may at its entire discretion, during or after the auction, cancel the sale of the Lot or reoffer and resell the Lot if it becomes aware of any error or dispute of any nature, whether or not title has passed to the Buyer, and up to a period of 6 months after the said sale. Grounds for cancellation under the present section shall include but not be limited to any dispute relating to the attribution or provenance of the Lot, ownership and title, fraud or deceit, lack of relevant licences or certificates, any subsequent changes in domestic or international legislations restricting the sale of export of goods etc. In the event of internet-only auctions, the Buyer shall have a 14 day right to retract, after reception of the Lot, under EU Consumer Law. Public auctions are not covered by this right to retract. -3 Returns and refunds. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD will only issue a refund using the same method of payment originally used by the Buyer to pay for the purchase, or by bank transfer. The Buyer's refund will be processed without undue delay and in any event within no more than 28 days of the day the Buyer gave AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD notice of cancellation. If the Buyer exercises their right of retraction when authorised to do so by Law, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall proceed to issue a complete refund, comprising the hammer price of the Lot, buyer's premium and shipping fees. However return fees shall remain at the expense of the Buyer. 12) Artist Resale Rights / Droit de Suite. Lots marked with 'ARR' may be subject to a levy. Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or to the artist's heir each time a work is resold during the artist's lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist's death. Royalties are calculated on a cumulative sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer's premium. The royalty does not apply to Lots selling below the sterling equivalent of £1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single Lot is the sterling equivalent of £12,500. Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows: 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% 13) Remedies for non-payment. If the Buyer fails to make full payment in cleared funds within the time required as aforementioned, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall be entitled to exercise any one or more of the following rights or remedies additional to such other rights or remedies available: To cancel the sale 1) To charge interest at 4% per annum above the base rate of BANK 2) To resell the Lot on such terms by auction or otherwise entirely at AUTOGRAPHS LTD discretion. The Buyer will be liable for all costs including legal fees incurred in the sale and will remain liable for any shortfall arising upon sale. 3) To offset against any sums which AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may owe the Buyer the outstanding sums unpaid by the said Buyer 4) Where the Buyer owes sums to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD in respect of different transactions, to discretionarily apply any sum paid by the Buyer for discharge of any owed sums. 5)To refuse entry to the Buyer at any future auction and/or reject any future bids by the Buyer and/or seek a deposit from the Buyer entirely in the discretion of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD. 6) To exercise a lien over the Buyer's property in the possession of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD as collateral for any outstanding sums owed and to exercise all the rights and remedies of a person holding security over any such property, whether by way of pledge, security interest or in any other way to the extent permitted by Law. 7) To commence legal proceedings for the recovery of the total amount due together with interest, legal fees and costs. 8) To take such other action as is permissible by Law and in the discretion of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD. 14) Collection Purchased. As a security measure our premises are not accessible for the recovery of purchase lots. We ship only paid lots. 15)Storage Purchased. Lots not payed before 5 working day on the day after the sale shall incur storage charges of £5.00 per Lot, per day or part thereof. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall be entitled to retain purchased Lots sold until all sums due have been paid to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD. If any purchased lot remains not payed 21 days after the sale, storage charges shall thereafter be £10 per day and AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall, in accordance with the Law, have the right to sell the purchased Lot to recover payment of storage charges outstanding. Any balance proceeds of sale received after payment of all sums outstanding and due to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall be held for the account of the Buyer. 16) Shipping. Any shipping costs that may arise subsequently to the sale shall be at the Buyer's expense. Such costs may include but not limited to postage, import and export permits where required and any other licence necessary for goods to be shipped outside of the European Union. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD does not offer insurance for shipping. However, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may arrange insurance upon the Buyer's request and at the Buyer's expense. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD cannot be held responsible for any damages that may be incurred to goods prior to the end of online auction and after. 17) Cultural Goods import and export restrictions. Cultural goods may be subject to import and export restrictions. Under EU Regulations related to the trade of cultural goods, export licences may be required for export outside of the European Union if the item's value exceeds the EU threshold. Under UK Law, a licence may also be required for intra-EU trade. Licenses are issued by Arts Council England and it is the Buyer's duty to obtain them. Some countries restrict the import of specific cultural goods. For example, the United States prohibits the import of pre-Columbian monumental or architectural sculpture or murals, as well as any cultural goods in provenance from some countries subject to armed conflicts. The Buyer must verify local legislation prior to the sale in order to be assured that import or export is possible. 18)CITES import and export restrictions. Certain endangered species are listed in the CITES Convention. Listed specimens and any parts or products thereof are subject to issuance of an export permit when leaving the European Union. Appendix I species, are also subject to issuance of a prior import permit from the country in which the goods are to be imported. Such permits are necessary before applying for export permits and it is the Buyer's duty to initiate the proceedings with the relevant authority. The Buyer must be aware that certain countries prohibit the import of some species or any parts or products derived thereof. For example, the United States prohibit all import of African elephant ivory, and any item containing parts that may merely resemble African elephant ivory must be accompanied by relevant documentation stating it is not the latter. Worked items that are dated before 1947 are exempt from import restrictions for intra-EU trade and shall not require export licences. Please be aware that all Lots marked with the symbol ? are subject to CITES regulations. 19) Limitation of liability regarding CITES export licenses. Where licences are required for importing or exporting outside of the European Union, it is the Buyer's duty to obtain them. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD cannot be held responsible if the Buyer's application for an export permit is unsuccessful. Subsequently, in the event of failure thereof, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall not permit cancellation or rescission of the sale. 20) Warranties. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD does not provide the Buyer with warranties relating to any Lot, unless required by Law. 21) Authenticity warranty. In the event of a Lot being sold as authentic under the catalogue description and the Buyer provides evidence in the form of a written report by a recognised expert or test results that the said Lot is not, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD will refund the purchase price. The Buyer shall give notice to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD within 28 days from knowledge or any event giving reasons for suspecting that the item is not authentic, and within one year of the said sale. Any claim thereafter shall not be receivable. For the purposes of the present paragraph, authenticity shall be defined as the state of a Lot that is genuine and not a forgery or a copy. 22) BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS. Books and manuscripts sold as incomplete are not subject to returns. Printed books may be returned for a full refund only if they prove to be defective in text or illustration. This shall not apply to the absence of blanks, half titles or advertisements, to un-named books or to books sold under the heading of 'binding' or 'bindings' 23) ANTIQUITIES AND TRIBAL ART -1 Import and export restrictions and regulations. Archaeological goods over 100 years of age, unless covered by exemption of limited scientific interest, will require an EU Licence for export to a third country, regardless of their value. It is recommended that the Buyer contact the Export Licensing Unit at Arts Council England in order to be assured the good is or not of limited archaeological or scientific interest. Archaeological goods found on United-Kingdom soil or in UK territorial waters over 50 years of age shall require a UK Licence regardless of their value and regardless of the export destination. Other archaeological objects regardless of their origin will require an Individual Licence or OGEL depending on their value. Both European-Union and UK Licences may be required simultaneously for some items. It is the Buyer's duty to undertake the necessary steps. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD cannot be held responsible and the sale cannot be cancelled in the event of failure to obtain the relevant licences. 24) COPYRIGHT. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall own the copyright on all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD relating to a Lot, including catalogue contents. Such copyright shall remain at all times the property of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD. Neither the Buyer nor anyone else shall use the abovementioned materials without the prior written consent of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD.. Some Lots may be subject to copyright protection, AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD does not guarantee said Lots are free thereof. 25) DATA PROTECTION. The Buyer agrees that personal information transmitted to AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD may be disclosed exclusively for the purposes of business, or as required by Law. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall not use personal information for any other purpose without the Buyer's prior consent. AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD never sell, lend or trade in personal data provided by any Bidder. 26) AMENDMENTS. The current Terms and Conditions may be amended, verbally or in writing, prior to the sale. 27) LAW AND JURISDICTION. The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these Conditions of Sale and the conduct of the auction and any matters related to any of the foregoing shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the Law of England and Wales. For the benefit of AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD all bidders and sellers agree that the Courts of England are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle all disputes arising in connection with all aspects of all matters or transactions to which these Conditions of Sale and Authorship warranty relate or apply. All parties agree that AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD shall retain the right to bring proceedings in any court other than the Courts of England. 28) Lots purchased online with LiveAuctioneers. Will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 5% of the end of online auction price + VAT. 29) CONDITION REPORTS. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves concerning the condition of the property. Please request condition reports at least 48 hours prior to the auction date. 30) PAYMENT. Payment must be Paypal, Bank Transfer. (credit card via paypal). We do not accept cheques. Title will not pass to the buyer until AUTOGRAPHS.FR LTD received all amounts due to them in cleared funds even if the lot has been released to the buyer. Please note that in the event that you do not pay for the item we are obliged to notify LiveAuctioneers which may affect your ability in future to bid on other auctions via the site 31) EXPORT AND OVERSEAS BUYERS. Some lots will require export or cities licences in order to leave the UK or the European Union. It is the buyer's responsibility to ensure that lots have the relevant licences before shipping them. Please contact the relevant department for further information. Please also note that some countries such as the United States and Canada restrict or prohibit the purchase and import of objects of Iranian or Persian origin. It is the bidder's responsibility to satisfy themselves that the lot being purchased may be imported in the country of destination.
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