Buyers premium is 15% + VAT
Lots marked * carry VAT on the hammer price
Requests for condition reports and digital images.
We offer a condition report request service to those unable to view in person or who require information and/or images of lots. Requests are accepted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com , telephone on 0121 455 8042, fax on 0121 454 9615 or via our online catalogue service. We do ask that any images are requested by 2.30pm the day prior to the sale.
Demand is high for this service and whilst we endeavour to respond to all enquiries before the morning of the sale, we cannot guarantee this. All responses are given as a statement of our opinion only.
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details you authorise Biddle & Webb Limited to automatically take full payment from that card for items successfully purchased in the auction.
Please note that any bids made via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional charge of 3% plus VAT on the hammer price.
Absentee or commission bids.
If you wish to bid on a lot but are unable to attend in person, we can do this on your behalf. All you need to do is fill in a commission bid form. You will find one at the back of this catalogue, in reception or in the saleroom itself. Simply complete the personal contact details section, the lot numbers you would like to place a bid on and the maximum price you wish to pay, excluding buyer’s premium. Give this form to reception or a member of staff. All bids are given in confidence and will be executed at as low a price as is permitted by other bids or reserves set. Bids may also be left by telephone or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, but must be received by 9.30 am on the morning of the sale. We would ask that you contact us by telephone to confirm receipt of an e-mail bid. Please note, this service is offered as a convenience. We take every care to carry out all bids left with us, but we cannot be held responsible for errors made or failure to execute bids. All bids are therefore left at the bidder’s own risk.
A limited number of telephone lines are available on sale day. This facility to bid ‘live’ is only available on lots where the bottom estimate is £200 or more. Requests are received on a first come first served basis.
Payment can be made during or after the sale. If you are the successful/winning bidder, take your bidders number to our cash office located on the ground floor. Payment can be made by cash, credit or debit card or by bank transfer, please ask for details. Payments made by credit card carry a charge of 2.5% on the total invoice. In accordance with financial regulations we do not accept single cash payments over £9999
Collection of your purchases.
Once payment has cleared, goods may be collected, but not before. Small items may be dispersed during the sale at the discretion of the porters, furniture at the end of the sale. We would ask you to be considerate of other buyers whilst collecting your items, especially if the auction is still in progress. If you require any assistance please ask at reception and we will endeavour to arrange a porter to help you.
There will be times when no one is available to help whilst the sale is in progress. We would ask you to be patient during these periods and assure you of our commitment to helping you collect your items at the earliest opportunity.
Sold items which remain uncollected 7 days after the sale will be stored at a charge of £2 per day.
Package and shipping.
We offer a limited postage service within the UK, at the auctioneer’s discretion only. We do not ship any fragile items or weaponry. We can, on instruction from a successful buyer, arrange packing and postage via Mailbox. The details of a shipping agent are
Mailbox - tel: 0121 685 8300 or email: email@example.com.
This is done at the buyers own cost and risk.
Furniture collection must be arranged between the purchaser and our office. Owners are politely requested to give 48 hours advance notice prior to collection. If an agent is collecting any items, we require authorisation from the buyer and proof of identity.
Terms and Conditions
Buyers premium is 18.5% + VAT
Lots marked * carry VAT on the hammer price
Lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed.
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Biddle & Webb Limited you
1. authorise Biddle & Webb Limited to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com
We offer a condition report request service to those unable to view in person or who require information and/or images of lots. Requests are accepted via e-mail, telephone, fax or via our online catalogue service. We do ask that any images are requested by 2.30pm the day prior to the sale. Demand is high for this service and whilst we endeavour to respond to all enquiries before the morning of the sale, we cannot guarantee this. All responses are given as a statement of our opinion only.
We are pleased to recommend the use of reputable carriers Mailboxes Etc… and Pack & Send. Quotes can be obtained from Mailboxes firstname.lastname@example.org or + 44 (0)121 685 8300. Pack & Send email@example.com or +44 (0)121 741 2737 Please note all items not paid for and collected within 7 days of the sale will be subject to a storage fee of £2 per lot per day.
Terms and Conditions
The auctioneers are always happy to discuss any lots with prospective buyers prior to the sale. We offer a condition report request service to those unable to view in person or who require information and/or images of lots. Requests are accepted via e-mail, telephone, fax or via our online catalogue service. We do ask that any images are requested by 2.30pm the day prior to the sale. Demand is high for this service and whilst we endeavour to respond to all enquiries before the morning of the sale, we cannot guarantee this. All responses are given as a statement of our opinion only.
All items in the catalogue have a pre-sale estimate of the price. Some lots may carry a reserve which is confidential, but this will not exceed the lower estimate. Lots may carry abbreviations such as A/F (as found) and all measurements are approximate. We remind all customers to satisfy themselves of all descriptions and condition. Any amendments to the catalogue will be displayed in the salerooms as Saleroom Notices.
Bids may be left by telephone or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, but must be received by 9am on the morning of the sale. We would ask that you contact us by telephone to confirm receipt of an e-mail bid. Please note, this service is offered as a convenience. We take every care to carry out all bids left with us, but we cannot be held responsible for errors made or failure to execute bids. All bids are therefore left at the bidder’s own risk.
Every care is taken to ensure that any statements as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, provenance are reliable and accurate, but such statements are statements of our opinion and not to be taken as statements or representations of fact. All items are sold subject to the conditions of sale set out below:
1. The Auctioneer reserves the right to:
a. Sell subject to reserve price
b. To advance the bidding at his sole discretion
c. Refuse to accept the bidding of any person or persons, without giving any reason thereafter.
2. The Auctioneer may arrange, consolidate, withdraw any lot or vary the order of the sale without previous notice and the auctioneer may bid on the sellers behalf for any lot offered either with a reserve or subject to the Auctioneers discretion. The seller may bid for any lot either personally or through the auctioneer or through any person as many times as they respectively may think fit and may withdraw any lot.
3. The highest bidder shall be the Purchaser and in the event of a dispute the Auctioneer shall have sole discretion to settle it or re-offer the lot. Once the hammer has fallen no purchase can be cancelled and no allowance can be made.
4. Every lot shall at the fall of the hammer be considered as delivered and the Purchaser shall be responsible for payment and removal of that lot. All lots must be paid for during or immediately proceeding that sales unless prior arrangements have been made with the Auctioneers.
5. The purchaser shall remove his purchase within ONE day of the sale. The Purchaser is liable for a minimum charge of £2 per lot per day (whether or not the lot has been paid for) plus any costs incurred for removal of the said starting from the second day following the sale continuing until the lot is removed or resold except by prior arrangement.
6. No purchases may be removed during the sale except by sole discretion of the Auctioneers nor until such time as monies due from the buyer shall be paid and cleared by the bank. No lot can be transferred.
7. If a purchaser fails to comply with any of the preceding conditions the Auctioneers may cause the lot in respect of which the failure is made, to be re-sold by public or private sale without warranty or reserve and without notice to the Purchaser. If upon re-sale as aforesaid a lower price is obtained for any lot than was obtained for on the first sale, the difference in price, together with all costs and charges attending the re-sale shall be a debt due from the Purchaser in default at the first sale.
8. Cheques will be accepted only if accompanied by a bankers card, cheques over £50 will only be accepted if adequate proof of identification is supplied. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withhold the goods until cheques have been cleared by the bank. A buyers premium maybe indicated at the time of the sale and will be charged on all lots and VAT at the current rate is payable on the premium.
9. All goods are sold without guarantee unless indicated otherwise by the Auctioneer. All goods are sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to the Auction as to the condition of each lot. Any statement by the Auctioneers as to the lot is a statement of opinion only and every person should rely on his own judgement as to all matters affecting the lot.
10. The Auctioneers do not undertake to make collections or deliveries but if required will arrange for removal of goods to or from the Auction site, the cost of which is borne by the client.
No responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage to goods during collection and delivery and all goods once sold will be held uninsured at the buyer’s risk.
11. The Auctioneers reserve the right to photograph any item following the sale thereof and before its removal from the Auctioneers premises and to reproduce the photograph in any catalogue or other publication and copyright of any such photograph will remain with the Auctioneers.
12. Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the catalogue, the Auctioneers give no warranty as to authenticity and condition of the goods and no sale shall be invalidated by reason of any lots being incorrectly described in the catalogue. It is the Purchaser responsibility to check the authenticity and condition of the items prior to the sale.
13. The Auctioneers accept no responsibility in connection with the commissioning of bids for any lots. The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse commission bids, without giving any reason. Reserves and commissions given by telephone are accepted at the senders risk and must be confirmed in writing before the date of sale. No lot may be transferred.
The Auctioneers act in the sale of goods as agents only and are not responsible for any default by either buyer or seller. In particular they shall not be liable to pay the seller until payment is received from the buyer.
14. Every person on the Auctioneers premises before, during or after the sale shall be deemed there at his own risk. For the sake of definition the ‘Auctioneers premises’ will be deemed to be any place where Biddle & Webb hold an auction or private treaty sale. Every such person shall have no claim against the Auctioneers in respect of any injury sustained or any accident or damage which may occur from any cause whatsoever. The Auctioneer may, without giving any reason thereof, refuse admission to the Auctioneers premises of any member of the public at any time. The Purchaser will be held responsible for any damage to the Auction premises caused by the removal of items. If in the event that disconnection of mains services is necessary for removal, a suitably qualified person must affect such disconnection.
15. In the event of failure to comply with the above condition, or non-performance of all or part of them, the Auctioneers shall be at liberty to take such steps as they deem necessary to bring the transaction to a close; and if a re-sale is effected by either public auction or private contract, all losses and expenses shall be borne by the defaulter at this sale.
A. All statements contained in the catalogues as to any lot are made without responsibility on the part of the vendors or the auctioneers.
B. All statements contained in the catalogues as to the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lots are statements of opinion, and are not to be taken as, or as implying, statements or representations of fact.
C. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to all such matters, and as to the physical description of any lot.
D. Neither the vendor of any lot nor the auctioneer make or give, nor has any person in the employment of the auctioneers any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to any lot.
The first name or names of the artist:
In our opinion a work by the artist the initials of the first name(s) and the surname of the artist:
In our opinion a work of the period of the artist and which may be whole or in part the work of the artist
The surname only of the artist:
In our opinion a work of the school or by one of the followers of the artist or in the style of the artist.
The surname of the artist preceded by ‘After’ or ‘Follower of’:
In our opinion a work executed in the artist’s style but not necessarily by a pupil
In our opinion a work probably by the artist in whole or in part
In our opinion a work of the period of the artist and showing his influence but by an as yet unidentified hand
The word ‘STYLE’ within any lot description denotes that, in our opinion, the item is a more modern copy of a period item.
All lots marked with an asterisk (*) ATTRACT V.A.T AT THE STANDARD RATE on the hammer price.
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 0121 455 8042
Fax: 0121 454 9615