Buyer`s Premium 24% (inclusive of VAT)
Condition reports and images available on request up until 5.30 pm (GMT) on Friday.
Although we offer an in-house packaging service for our Collectables auction we are unable to provide the same service for our Home and Interiors auctions. For short distance deliveries we can provide you with the names of couriers who may be of help.
For longer distances we suggest Martin Bros Removals Ltd who will collect from us each week. We can give you an approximate estimate of their likely charges for anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland based on their zoned pricing system but for a precise quotation we suggest you call the company direct on 01985 844144 or email them at email@example.com.
Please note that we hold busy weekly sales and it is critical that purchased items are removed by 12.00 noon on the Friday following each sale. We ask for your cooperation and if you envisage any problems with the deadline please contact us prior to the sale.
If items are not removed by the above deadline please note that a storage charge of £10 per lot will be made and £2 per lot per day thereafter.
Terms & Conditions
Introduction to our Auctions
The Auctioneer acts only as agent for the Seller (unless otherwise specifically declared). Accordingly Sellers need not be paid until payment is received from the Buyer, nor is the Auctioneer necessarily in a position to know the history of or assess the quality of lots sold on behalf of these principals. In addition, lots sold are likely to have been subject to wear and tear caused by use or the effects of age and may, therefore, have faults and imperfections.
Buyers are given ample opportunity at viewing times to examine lots to be sold and will be assumed to have done so. They must rely solely on their own skill or judgement as to whether lots are fit for any particular purpose, and as to compliance with the description or illustrations.
New Conditions of Sale
The following Conditions of Sale together with the Notice to Buyers that may be displayed in the saleroom or in any catalogue, the Seller Conditions of Sale on the reverse of the entry form and the usual Conditions of Sale on display in the auctioneers premises shall govern the sale of each Lot and any person making a successful bid shall be deemed to be bound thereby:-
1. Conduct of the Auction
1.1 The Auctioneer (which expression includes his employees) offers each Lot as agent of the Seller and not as principal unless otherwise stated in the catalogue or at the time of sale.
1.2 Any Lot may be the subject of a reserve price. Should the Auctioneer in any circumstances sell any Lot under reserve price, he shall be at liberty to cancel the sale even if the Lot has been paid for and delivery given, and upon refund of the purchase price (if paid) neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer shall be under any further liability whatsoever to the Buyer.
1.3 The Seller or his representative or the Auctioneer on his behalf may bid up to the reserve price on any Lot and where no reserve price has
been imposed (but in no other case) for the Seller to bid personally or through any one agent.
1.4 The Auctioneer may at any time before the fall of the hammer withdraw, or divide any Lot or combine any Lots.
1.5 The Auctioneer may sell any Lot by private sale before or after the auction.
1.6 The Auctioneer may refuse to accept any bid at his sole discretion and without being required to give a reason.
1.7 The Buyer shall be the person who made the highest bid before the fall of the hammer or such other person as the Auctioneer may declare to be the Buyer without being required to give a reason.
1.8 Unless the Auctioneer has previously acknowledged in writing that anyone bids as Agent on behalf of a named principal, every person who bids shall be taken to bid on his own behalf as principal.
1.9 If the Auctioneer has already acknowledged in writing that anyone bids as Agent on behalf of a named principal, that person warrants that he has the authority of his principal to make each bid he makes.
1.10 Neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer shall be bound by any sub-sale or assignment or split of the purchase contract and the highest bidder, and thus the buyer shall be alone responsible for the discharge of the purchase price to the Auctioneer.
1.11 The Auctioneer may decide whether there is a dispute between bids, may summarily determine the dispute or immediately again offer the Lot for sale, in each case without being required to give a reason.
1.12 The Auctioneer undertakes that care has been taken to see that descriptions are accurate and reliable, but these are necessarily matters of opinion only and shall not be taken to be statements of fact. Neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer are responsible for the correctness of any description of any lot or its attribution in any manner to any particular originator.
2. After the Auction
2.1 Upon the Auctioneer declaring any Lot sold the Buyer shall within the time specified in 2.2 below pay a) for the Lot or Lots purchased in full together with any VAT due and any Buyers Premium plus VAT thereon; b) the value as summarily determined by the Auctioneer, whose determination shall be final and binding, of all or part of any Lot or of the premises where the auction is held which has been damaged or destroyed by the Buyer or his principal or his agent.
2.2 The time for complying with Clause 2.1 shall be 2.00 p.m. on the day of the sale or such other time as may be specified in the auction catalogue.
2.3 The Auctioneer may at any time at his sole discretion grant the Buyer an extension of time for complying with clause 2.1.
2.4 Until the Buyer has complied with clause 2.1 above a) title to any Lot bought shall not pass to the Buyer; b) the Lot shall be at the Buyers risk; c) the Auctioneer shall have a lien over any Lot bought by the Buyer at the auction; d) if the Buyer effects or purports to effect a resale or any other disposition of all or any part of any Lot, the Buyer shall hold the proceeds of resale or other disposition on trust for the Auctioneer and the Seller.
3. Removal of Lot Bought
3.1 The Buyer may not remove any Lot until he has paid in full the sums specified in clause 2.1 for every Lot that he has bought.
3.2 After paying the sums specified in Clause 2.1 the Buyer must remove the Lot bought before 2.00 p.m. on the day of sale or such time as may be specified in the catalogue.
3.3 If a Lot bought includes a motor vehicle no warranty is given that the vehicle may safely or lawfully be driven on the road.
3.4 Neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer shall be under any liability pursuant to Section 6 of the Health and Safety Act 1974 and the Buyer undertakes to carry out all necessary tests, examinations and other works to ensure so as far as practicable any Lot purchased will be safe and without risk to health and safety at all times when it is being used by any person at work.
4. Default by the Buyer
4.1 If the Buyer has failed to pay the sums specified in Clause 2.1 by the expiry of the time specified in Clause 2.2 or by any extension granted in Clause 2.3 or to remove any Lot by the time specified in Clause 3.2 the Auctioneer may rescind the sale of that Lot and that Lot may be resold by auction or privately.
4.2 If the Auctioneer has rescinded the sale but the Buyer has removed the Lot bought, the Auctioneer shall be entitled without previous notice to enter upon any premises where he believes the Lot to be and remove it.
4.3 If the Auctioneer has rescinded the sale and the Lot has been resold, the Buyer shall make good any deficiency in the sale price less the resale price together with the costs of and incidental to the resale.
5. Liabilities and Indemnities
5.1 The Auctioneer warrants that he believes that the Seller of each Lot is able to pass good title and if the Seller is not able to do so, the Auctioneer shall use his reasonable endeavours to assist the Buyer in obtaining good title and in pursuing any remedies the Buyer may have against the Seller but the Auctioneer shall not be bound to initiate litigation and shall not be under any other obligation to the Buyer.
5.2 The Auctioneer neither has nor professes any expert or other knowledge of any Lot sold and each Lot is sold as seen with all faults and errors or mistakes of description and all written or oral representations as to description, quality or fitness are excluded. The Buyer shall be deemed to have inspected the Lot he buys and if he buys without so doing he shall do so at his own risk.
6.1 No indulgence shown by the Auctioneer shall prevent him or the Seller subsequently insisting upon their respective rights and remedies.
7. Third Party Liability
7.1 Every person on the Auctioneer’s premises, at any time, shall be deemed to be there at his or her own risk. He or she shall have no claim against the Auctioneers in respect of any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused, save insofar as the injury, damage or loss shall be caused by the direct negligence of Arthur Johnson and Sons employees.
Information for Buyers
The sale will be on view Friday 2.00 until 6.45 p.m. and on Sale day from 9.00 am until the commencement of the sale.
Prospective buyers are requested to complete a buyer’s registration form at our Accounts Office and to collect a numbered bidding card prior to the sale. When bidding please have the number ready to hold up should the lot be sold to you. When you have finished buying the card should be destroyed. In the event of loss please inform the Accounts Office immediately.
If you are unable to attend the sale you may leave an absentee bid by completing one of the special forms which are available at the Accounts Office or in the saleroom. You should fill in the lot number, description and the maximum price you are prepared to pay. Please ensure that the lot number is correct and that you have given us your full address with at least one contact telephone number. We will use our best endeavours to buy the lots for you as cheaply as possible allowing for other bidders and any reserve prices. Conditions under which we accept commission absentee bids are set out on the absentee bid forms. A member of our staff will be pleased to advise you of the approximate time which a lot may be sold and we recommend that you telephone us to establish whether you have been successful thereafter.
We accept payment by cash, Visa and Mastercard credit cards, Maestro and most debit cards. Note: Payment by Credit Card will be subject to a charge of 2% (vat inclusive). There are no additional charges for payment by Debit Card. Please also note that, for security reasons, we are unable to accept card payments over the phone. You can, however make payment direct to our bank:-
NatWest Bank, Nottingham City Branch, 148-149 Victoria Centre, Nottingham, NG1 3QT
Account no. 96834129
Account name Arthur Johnson & Sons Ltd Client Account
Sort code 60-80-09
All goods must be paid for before 2.00 p.m. on the day of sale. All goods should be removed either by 2.00 p.m. on the day of sale or between 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on the following Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a Bank Holiday). If you envisage having any problems with clearance of items please let us know prior to the sale so that we can help you with arrangements.
Collection of Goods
We will remain open until 2.00 p.m. following the end of the auction. Any lots not paid for and taken on the day of the sale must be paid for and collected between 9.00am until 1.00 pm and 2.15pm until 4.45 pm.
Conditions of Sale
Prospective buyers are advised that all lots are sold as seen and they should therefore thoroughly check the condition of lots before bidding.
Whilst every effort has been made to produce this catalogue with accurate descriptions, no guarantee can be given and a purchaser must satisfy him/herself as to the authenticity of the description.
A Buyers Premium of 22% (inclusive of VAT) will be charged on top of the hammer price.Please note: lots purchased through www.the-saleroom.com will be subject to an additional 4.95% charge.
Refreshments will be available from 12noon until 5.30 pm on viewing day and from 9.00 am until 12.30 pm on sale day.
The Nottingham Auction Centre is situated close to the Notts County Football Club on Meadow Lane, just ½ mile from Trent Bridge and approximately 1½ miles south-east of Nottingham City Centre. A location plan is included in this catalogue.
NO SMOKING IN THE SALEROOM PLEASE
Lots purchased online with ATG media will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
By completing registration with the-saleroom and/or i-bidder and providing your credit/debit card details you:-
- authorise Arthur Johnson & Sons to charge the debit/credit card given in part or full payment for lots purchased including additional costs such as Buyer’s Premium and VAT. Any additional charges such as storage, packing and postage (if this service is available) will also be charged to the card. This will be done on the Monday morning following the Saturday sale, or Tuesday following a Bank Holiday weekend
- confirm that you are the card holder and have sufficient funds available to cover the cost of any online purchases with Arthur Johnson & Son