Tunbridge Wells and Hastings


Venue Address

  • The Auction Hall
  • The Pantiles
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN2 5QL
  • United Kingdom
Tunbridge Wells and Hastings website
+44 (0) 1892 459 865
Currency: GBP

Antiques and Collectables

  • Venue Address

  • The Auction Hall
  • The Pantiles
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN2 5QL
  • United Kingdom
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  • Sale Date

  • 22 Jan 2013 11:00 GMT
  • Viewing dates

  • 17 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT
  • 18 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT - 18:00 GMT
  • 21 Jan 2013 10:00 GMT - 16:00 GMT

Important Information

Due to the high number of fraudulent card transactions that we have experienced recently, we will no longer be accepting payment over the phone by credit or debit card. Payment can be made in person by credit or debit card.

Should you wish to pay by credit card - an additional 3% shall apply. Payment will also be accepted by bank transfer, cheque or cash. The cheque payment will have to clear before goods are released. Please be aware that cheque clearance will take eight days from deposit. We will only release goods to a third party upon receipt of identification and authority from the purchaser. If you wish to do a bank transfer please note the below details:

NAME: TW&H Auctioneers
SORT CODE: 55-70-13
ACC NUMBER 78338883

IBAN NO: GB42NWBK55701378338883 if you also need the Bank Swift code -that is NWBKGB2L.

If you are making a transfer from a different currency - please make sure that you cover the bank charges.


We do not ship items we only recommend contacting a company called Mailboxes themselves. The nearest branch is in Brighton.

Terms and Conditions

Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed


For The purpose of this sale, the Auctioneers shall be deemed to be the agents for both the vendor and the purchaser and shall not be considered or held responsible for any fault on the part of either the vendor or purchaser.

All bidders are required to register before any bid can be considered.


Bidding. The highest bidder will be the purchaser. No persons shall retract a bid and the advance on each lot shall be determined by the auctioneer. The auction creates a contract between the successful purchaser and the auctioneer/vendors the conclusion of which is the payment of the purchasers account. Failure to pay such an account is a criminal offence and may result in prosecution or court action for recovery

Bidding dispute. Should any dispute arise between two or more bidders, the lot may at the discretion of the auctioneer, be re-offered for sale or a purchaser declared the auctioneers decision being final.

Commission bids. The auctioneers may accept commission bids in advance of the sale equal to or above the lower estimate. In the case of two or more successful equal bids being received the auctioneers reserve the right to declare the first received the purchaser.

Description. While every care is taken to ensure accuracy concerning authorship, origin, age, condition, etc all statements represent opinion and are not to be taken as facts. In all cases, the purchaser must satisfy himself in these respects prior to bidding, as the auctioneers will not be held responsible for any descriptions and make no warranty whatsoever. Any lot purchased by a buyer in the room, whether for himself or as an agent for another is sold subject to any faults or errors of description and no claim shall be made against the auctioneers.

Buyer’s premium. All Lots are subject to a Buyers Premium on the hammer price of 18% (including VAT).

. The minimum commission per lot is £4.
Online purchasers charge. Lots purchased online are subject to an additional charge for this service to the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT

Payment. In completing the bidder registration and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with the auctioneer you authorise us to take payment for successful bids on the hammer price plus all costs and fees including, but not necessarily, restricted to buyers premium, credit card charge, and online purchasers charge.

All goods must be cleared immediately after the sale has finished or arrangements made with the auctioneers for later collection. Full payment for all purchases must be made before any items leave the saleroom. Interest charges may be made after a period of 3 days on any outstanding amount.

Third party liability. Neither the auctioneers nor the vendors shall be responsible for any loss or damage or injury occasioned to or sustained by any person on the premises before, during or after the sale, no matter how the same may arise.

Storage. Goods not removed immediately may be moved by the auctioneers to a storage area. The auctioneers accept no responsibility for any damage which may occur as a result. The auctioneers also reserve the right to make transport and storage charges at their discretion. A charge of £15 + Vat per day and reasonable transport costs may be charged

Electrical goods. All electrical goods are sold as antiques only and must be tested by qualified electrician prior to use.

Auctioneers’ Margin Scheme. Lots which are marked with a dagger (†) in the catalogue will be required to pay VAT on both the hammer price and the Buyers Premium .

It shall be deemed that all purchasers have read and understood these conditions and agree to be bound by them prior to bidding for any lot.


Vendor’s Commission. A commission of 15% + Vat will be charged on the hammer price of all lots.

Loss and Damage. We cover goods stored on our premises against the risk of fire, burglary and water damage. We charge 1.5 per cent per £100 value of your item on the maximum estimate with a minimum charge of £1. We must be informed in writing if you wish to waive this cover.

Electrical goods. All electrical items must meet current Trading Standards legislation. The vendor must have all goods tested by a qualified electrician.

Soft furnishings. The sale of soft furnishings is strictly regulated by law. Goods found to be in breach of fire regulations must be removed at the vendor’s expense. The auctioneer reserves the right to disposed of these items at the vendor’s expense.

Withdrawing from Sale. Any item withdrawn from the sale may incur a commission charge based on the high estimate, and a charge equivalent to the Buyers premium.

Unsold Lots. Unsold lots which the vendor does not wish to offer for resale should be collected within 3 days, a storage charge of £15 + VAT plus reasonable removal costs may be charged after this period.

Reserve. The vendor may set a reserve for the minimum sale price for any lot. The auctioneers reserve the right to refuse for sale any lot which they consider to have an unreasonably high reserve. With the vender’s permission the auctioneer’s discretion may be used to sell an item at up to 10% below the reserve.

Royalty Payments. The sale of a work of art by a living artist above €1,000 will incur a royalty payment to the Design and Artists Copyright Society. It is agreed for the auctioneer to make this payment where applicable on the vendor’s behalf.

Valuation charges. Valuations not for the purpose of sale may be undertaken for a charge of £100 + Vat per hour, £350 + Vat per half day or £600 + Vat per day. In the case of items going to sale this may be waived at the auctioneer’s discretion.

Lotting Fee. All lots are subject to a £5 + VAT per lot fee. This applies to all lots not specifically items with in a lot at the Auctioneer’s discretion.


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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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