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Venue Address

  • Bridport Salerooms, The Old Hemp Store
  • North Mills
  • Bridport
  • Dorset
  • DT6 3BE
  • United Kingdom
Busby website
+44 (0)1308 420100
Currency: GBP

General Sale

  • Venue Address

  • Bridport Salerooms, The Old Hemp Store
  • North Mills
  • Bridport
  • Dorset
  • DT6 3BE
  • United Kingdom
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  • Sale Date

  • 05 Sep 2013 11:00 BST
  • Viewing dates

  • 03 Sep 2013 09:00 BST - 17:00 BST
  • 04 Sep 2013 09:00 BST - 19:00 BST
  • 05 Sep 2013 09:00 BST - 10:45 BST

Important Information

15% plus VAT up to £50,000, 10% plus VAT thereafter

Terms and Conditions

Condition Reports
We will be pleased to give condition reports on any of the lots in the sale. All weights and measures given in the catalogue are deemed to be approximate and colours printed in the catalogue are correct to the best of our ability.
Clients are advised that where possible all items in the sale should be viewed in situ.

Different methods of bidding at our auctions
Registering to bid with us
Persons wishing to participate and bid in the auction who are not previously known to us will need to register. Bidding is by number, to help preserve anonymity and on registering with us you will be given a personal bidding number for use in the sale.

To register with us we will ask you for the following:
1). A current passport or photographic driving license
2). Two references in the form of other auctioneers
that you have purchased items from recently.

You can register:
In person at the main office
By telephoning the office +44 (0) 1308 420100
By emailing info@busby.co.uk
You will either be asked to show your documents or to email or fax copies to us
Once registered with us you will be able to bid with us using one of the four following methods

Bidding in person in the room
Simply execute your bid(s) using the number that you obtained on registering

Commission Bidding
Once registered, if you are unable to attend the sale in person you can leave a commission bid with us using your registered number. We will do our best to purchase the lot(s) for you as cheaply as possible bearing in mind other bids and reserve prices.

Telephone Bidding
Once registered, it is possible, by prior arrangement with the office, to bid on the telephone on lots with a
low estimate of more than ?200.

Bidding Live On Line
In all of our auctions we will offer the service of on line bidding with the-saleroom.com. This will enable you to participate in the auction from anywhere in the world, in real time. To use this service you will need to register at www.the-saleroom.com there is a 3% surcharge for lots purchased on line.

Having received approval from the-saleroom.com you will have been asked for your credit card details and Busby auctioneers will reserve the right to take payment (either full or in part) from this credit card, this payment to include all fees, for items that you have successfully purchased.

Droit de Suite/(the) Artists Resale Right
This is a royalty payable to a qualifying (living) artist or his/her heir’s every time a work is sold or resold
during the artist’s lifetime and for up to a period of 70 years following the artist’s death. The royalties payable are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price of the lot(s) sold. The royalty only applies to lots which sell for in excess of 1,000 euros and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is 12,500 euros. This royalty, which will be calculated on the exchange rate of the day of sale, is not subject to VAT.
Below is a table of the sliding scale of percentage charges (in euros):
4% up to 50,000
3% 50,000.01 - 200,000
1% 200,000.01 - 350,000
0.5% 350,000.01 - 500,000
0.25% In excess of 500,000

Buyer’s Premium
A buyer’s premium of 15% plus VAT will be added to all lots that that are sold on the first ?50,000 of
the hammer price and at 10% thereafter.

19% + VAT For special sales

Lots marked with an omega (O) are subject to VAT on the hammer price.

Payment and Clearance
Payment is due in pounds sterling immediately after the auction. Where practical and upon clearance of payment purchased lots may be collected by the buyer during the auction.

We accept payment by:
? Cash – up to ?10,000
? Cheque made payable to “Busby”
? Debit card
? Credit card, with the exception of American
Express or Diners Club. A handling charge of 2.5%
plus VAT will be added to all credit card payments.
? Bank transfer to:
Sort Code: 30-91-21
Account Number: 01366602
IBAN Number: GB81 LOYD 3091 2101 3666 02
BIC Number: LOYDGB21267

Sale Results
A list of sale results will be posted on our website shortly after the sale.

Collection of Purchased Items
Please be aware that purchased items such as furniture, clocks and other large, unwieldy objects will remain in the saleroom and be available for collection up to 10 days after the sale. Unless prior arrangements are made with the auctioneer goods not collected will be subject to storage charges of ?5 (plus VAT) per week, or part thereof. Items will not be released until such accruing charges have been paid.

Packing and Shipping
Busby will provide a limited in house postage service under provision that the item does not contravene any of Her Majesty’s Post Office regulations; that it does not require any specialist packaging and is suitable for sending; any postage will be undertaken entirely at the auctioneers discretion and at the purchaser’s expense agreed in advance. Busby will not be party to any claims resulting from postage. If you prefer to arrange your own collection, below is a link to carriers in our area:

Pack and Send
0845 465 0564
Mail Boxes Etc
01823 322 263
Alban Shipping
01582 493 099



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This auctioneer offers the-saleroom.com delivery service. We can collect, pack and deliver to your door.

The cost of delivery is shown in each lot description. The more lots you buy from this auction, the more you save on delivery.

View Delivery Pricing for information on buying multiple lots.

After the auction ends, you receive a delivery quote email for your consideration.

Delivery is scheduled to take place 7-10 working days after the final auction day, and we provide tracking information. Deliveries for large and special items (categories E, F, G and POA), and those outside the EU may take longer.

‘Carriage liability’ for loss or damage is limited to the lesser of the hammer value (including all auction premiums and VAT) or £150 per lot. You can purchase additional liability cover at a cost of 3% of the value over £150 and up to £3,000 per lot.

View our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

Bidder Terms and Conditions apply to this service.

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