Conditions of sale
All lots are sold as shown with all faults, imperfections and errors of description, and the auctioneers shall not be held responsible for the authenticity, genuineness, date, age, period or condition or quality of any lot, nor do they make any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, as to any of these matters. The auctioneers may, at their discretion, modify any description or statement in the catalogue. Our catalogue descriptions of pictures require some explanation:
1. Forename and surname of the artist in our opinion is the work of that artist.
2. Initials of forename followed by surname of the artist in our opinion is the work of the period of the artist which may be in whole or in part his work.
3. Surname only is in our opinion a work of the school of the artist or in his style and of uncertain date or attribution.
Estimates where supplied are for guidance only.
In making any bid or commission bid the purchaser acknowledges that his/her attention has been drawn to these conditions of sale and that he/she agrees to be bound by them. This is a legally binding contract.
The highest bidder shall be the purchaser.
The advance of the bidding shall be regulated by the auctioneer who also reserves the right to refuse a bid.
The auctioneer reserves the right of absolute discretion in all disputes concerning the conduct of any sale, including the right to offer for re-sale any disputed lot.
In a case where the vendor has imposed a reserve the auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the vendor.
Upon arrival at the auction, prospective purchasers must register their name and address in order to obtain a bidding number. Failure to do so gives the auctioneer the right to disregard any unregistered bid and re-enter the lot for sale.
All commission and telephone bidders must be registered with the auctioneers prior to the auction
Omly bids exceoted by telephone if the estmate is over £100.
A premium of 17.5% will be added to the purchaser's bill on completion. This applies whether the sale is by auction or private treaty.
Payments can be made by cash, personal cheques, debit or credit cards. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Switch and Solo. A 2% surcharge will be added to the bill for all credit card payments. Pay pal is now an option but a 4% surcharge will be added. Payment must be made within 7 days of end of auction and contact within 3 workings days. Otherwise this may be deemed as non-payment and suitable steps will be taken.
No lots may be cleared until full payment has been made to the auctioneer.
Goods should be cleared on day of sale, or within 5 working days.
Commission and telephone bidders are required to pay and clear lots within 5 working days (unless by prior arrangement with the auctioneers).