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04 Oct 2012 10am

Venue Address

  • The Priory Saleroom
  • Winchester Street
  • Taunton
  • Somerset
  • TA1 1QE
  • United Kingdom
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Antiques and Collectables

Venue Address

  • The Priory Saleroom
  • Winchester Street
  • Taunton
  • Somerset
  • TA1 1QE
  • United Kingdom

Sale Date

  • 04 Oct 2012 10am


  • 03 Oct 2012 9am - 5pm
  • 04 Oct 2012 8.30am - 10am

Terms and Conditions

1. Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
2. Description of lots in the catalogue, although believed to be correct, are for identification and guidance purposes only. In no way is there any warranty given or implied as to the accuracy or content of any description or condition of items. All lots are sold subject to all faults and imperfections, if any, and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the description or authenticity of any lot or lots.
3. The highest bidder shall be the purchaser at the Hammer Price. In the event of any dispute arising the Auctioneer shall, at his discretion, reoffer the lot or lots. In any event his decision shall be final and binding.
4. Every purchaser shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is written acknowledgement with the Auctioneers that the purchaser acts as an agent for a named and accepted principal.
5. The Auctioneers reserve the right to refuse any bid from any person and to refuse admission to the premises at their discretion of any person.
6. All lots are deemed to become the purchaser’s responsibility in full at the fall of the hammer when a Contract of Sale is made and the purchaser assumes the safe custody of the lot or lots.
7. The Auctioneer acts as agents between the vendor and purchaser and is not responsible for any default by either the vendor or the purchaser.
1. Intending purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers are kindly requested to make arrangements with the Auctioneers prior to the Sale regarding payment. If such arrangements are not made purchases will not be released until payment is received and in the case of cheques until they have been cleared.
2. Credit card payments: Purchasers intending to pay by credit card should make arrangements prior to the sale to ensure that the card is one accepted by the Auctioneer’s bankers. All charges made by the respective card company should be borne by the purchaser in addition to the Auctioneer’s charges.
3. All lots must be paid for in full on the day of the Sale and before removal from the Saleroom.
4. Buyer’s premium of 19.5% + VAT of the Hammer Price is payable by the purchasers of all lots
5. The Accounts Office adjoining the Saleroom will be open throughout the Auction for convenience of purchasers.
1. The purchaser shall at his own expense remove the lot or lots purchased no later than two working days after the day of the Auction. Failure to comply with this condition will incur removal, storage and insurance charges.
2. No lot may be removed before payment.
1. The Auctioneers will be pleased to exercise commission bids on behalf of the purchasers, providing they are submitted in writing; in such a manner so as to purchase on behalf of the client by exceeding the highest Saleroom floor bid or next highest book bid or vendor’s reserve by one bid only.
1. All New Buyers wishing to register at this Saleroom must first produce two forms of paper ID ideally showing a concurring current address ie Driver’s Licence and a Utility Bill or Bank/Credit Card correspondence and those registering by telephone, if successful, will also be required to make the first payment to the saleroom either by Bank Transfer/Cash, or Cheque (which will have to clear before collection). New Buyer’s wishing to pay by Card will have to pay for their items in person.
2. Telephone Bids will only be accepted providing the Auctioneers have received two forms of paper ID ideally showing a concurring current address ie Driver’s Licence and a Utility Bill or Bank/Credit Card correspondence.
3. Telephone Bids MUST BE booked by 5.30 pm on the day BEFORE the sale.
4. No NEW registrations or bids will be taken once the Sale has commenced.

Unless described in the catalogue as being sold with all faults, books which prove on collation to be defective in illustrations or text, provided such defects are not mentioned, may be returned by the buyer. The sale will then be set aside providing:
1) They are returned in the same condition as they were in at the time of the sale.
2) They are returned within seven days after the conclusion of the sale.
Books in multiple lots may not be returned for any reason.
A sale will not be set aside due to lack of blank leaves, damaged bindings, foxing or staining, worm holes, inserted advertisements or any subsequently published supplements, volumes or appendices.
Please note that books purchased through these rooms are subject to our standard rate of commission, inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate.


Please contact Mail Boxes Etc. Taunton on 01823 322263
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  • The Octagon Salerooms
  • East Reach
  • Taunton
  • Somerset
  • TA1 3HL
  • United Kingdom
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