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An early 19th century thaumatrope of Napoleon Bonaparte:,

In The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys, ...

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An early 19th century thaumatrope of Napoleon Bonaparte:, with hat and coat to one side and face to the other, 7cm diameter, together with a rectangular pen and ink thaumatrope of a witch and a dog smoking a pipe 8cm x 12cm (2)

Auctioneer:

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
An early 19th century thaumatrope of Napoleon Bonaparte:, with hat and coat to one side and face to the other, 7cm diameter, together with a rectangular pen and ink thaumatrope of a witch and a dog smoking a pipe 8cm x 12cm (2)

The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys, Optical Prints and Stereoscopic including the Great Exhibition of 1851

Sale Date(s)
Lots: 1-236
Venue Address
St. Edmund's Court
Okehampton Street
Exeter
EX4 1DU
United Kingdom

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We are unable to provide any other wrapping, packing or despatch service.

Mail Boxes Etc collect items regularly from our salerooms. Special collections can be arranged, if required. They offer a professional, domestic and international service by post, courier, road, air and sea, depending on the lot size, destination and speed required. Bespoke cases can also be made up for your lot or lots.

While indicative pricing is always obtainable by contacting Mail Boxes Etc, firm pricing is agreed after wrapping and packing prior to despatch.

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Alternatively

APS   sales@apservices.info  07736 544362  

 Or

Martin Bros. Removals Ltd.   (Carriers for larger items, furniture etc )

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Important Information

Our Buyer's Premium is 21% + VAT (25.2%)

Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed

Shipping:

Unfortunately Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood do not offer shipping and are unable to provide any other wrapping, packing and despatch service of their own. 

Competitive rates have been negotiated with Mail Boxes Etc., specialist in the provision of wrapping, packing and despatch services to the Antiques and Fine Art business sector. They provide for all services for lots purchased from our saleroom. 

Mail Boxes Etc. collect items weekly from our saleroom, though special collections can be arranged if required. They offer a professional, domestic and International service by post, courier, road, air and sea, depending onthe lot size, destination and speed required. Bespoke cases can also be made up for your lot or lots. While indicative pricing is always obtainable by contacting Mail Boxes Etc., firm pricing is agreed after wrapping and packing prior to despatch. 

 
Information for Buyers

1. Introduction. The following informative notes are intended to assist Buyers, particularly those inexperienced or new to our salerooms. All sales are conducted on our printed Conditions of Sale which are readily available for inspection and normally accompany catalogues. Our staff will be happy to help you if there is anything you do not fully understand.

2. Agency. As auctioneers we usually contract as agents for the seller whose identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not normally disclosed. Accordingly if you buy your primary contract is with the seller.

3. Estimates. Estimates are designed to help buyers gauge what sort of sum might be involved for the purchase of a particular lot. The lower estimate may represent the reserve price and certainly will not be below it. Estimates do not include the Buyer’s Premium or VAT (where chargeable). Estimates are prepared some time before the sale and may be altered by announcement before the sale. They are in no sense definitive.

4. Buyer’s Premium. The Conditions of Sale oblige buyers to pay a buyer’s premium at 25.2%   which shall include VAT on the premium at the rate imposed by law (see below), except for books which are exempt from VAT. Please note: Lots purchased online with www.the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed.

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6. We are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots and act reasonably in taking a general view about them we are normally unable to carry out a detailed or any examination of lots in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be wise for a buyer to do. Intending buyers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods and, therefore, accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots in which they may be interested. Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of lots contained in the Conditions of Sale. Neither the seller nor we, as the auctioneers, accept any responsibility for their condition. In particular, mechanical objects of any age are not guaranteed to be in working order. However, in so far as we have examined the goods and make a representation about their condition, we shall be liable for any defect which that examination ought to have revealed to the auctioneer but which would not have been revealed to the buyer had the buyer examined the goods. Additionally, in specified circumstances lots misdescribed because they are ‘deliberate forgeries’ may be returned and repayment made. There is a 3 week time limit. (The expression ‘deliberate forgery’ is defined in our Conditions of Sale).

7. Electrical goods. These are sold as ‘antiques’ only and if bought for use must be checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician first.

EXPORT

The export of any lot from the UK or import into any other country may be subject to one or more export or import licences being granted. It is the buyers responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import licence. The denial of any licence required or delay in obtaining such licence cannot justify the cancellation of the sale or any delay in making payment of the total amount due.

8. Export of goods. Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain (a) whether an export licence is required and (b) whether there is any specific prohibition on importing goods of that character because, e.g. they may contain prohibited materials such as ivory. Ask us if you need help.

9. Bidding. If you wish to bid at this auction you will need to register and provide proof of identity and of your address and provide photographic I.D. You will be invoiced to the name and address on the registration form.  You may be asked to pay a deposit of £5,000 and this applies to online bidding, commission bidding, telephone bidding and bidding in person.

Any deposit must be paid by electronic bank transfer.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood must have cleared funds no later than 12 noon GMT, the day prior to the auction.  If you are not successful you will be refunded (without interest) within seven working days.  All telephone bids must be booked by 4.30pm on the day prior to the auction.

10. Commission bidding. Commission bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the maximum amount to be bid excluding buyers’ premium. They will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to the reserve (if any) and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical commission bids the auctioneers may prefer the first bid received. Please enquire in advance about our arrangements for the leaving of commission bids by telephone.

11. Methods of Payment. If a purchaser is unknown to the auctioneers and is intending to pay by credit or debit card we will require the card holder to attend in person with suitable photographic identification, otherwise payment is required by electronic bank transfer. As a general rule any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of the goods is permitted. Please discuss with our office in advance of the sale if other methods of payment are envisaged. 

CARD PAYMENTS   where the cardholder is not present will only be accepted for TRANSACTIONS UP TO £1,000

Methods of Payment
All payments by mail, electronic bank transfer, etc, must be made in sterling. The following methods of payment are available:

CASH (up to a sterling equivalent of the EU limit) CHEQUE; STERLING BANK DRAFT; ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER IN STERLING; CREDIT CARD (VISA AND MASTERCARD ISSUED IN THE UK ONLY); DEBIT CARDS (SWITCH, CONNECT, ETC) Cheques and drafts should be made payable to Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood .            



Please note what the Conditions of Sale state about collection and storage. It is important that goods are paid for and collected promptly. Any delay may involve the buyer in paying storage charges. 

 

        

ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFERS should be made to: National Westminster Bank, 59 High Street, Exeter. EX4 3DP.
Sort Code: 56-00-49
For all the account of Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood.
Account Number 32303483
IBAN Number GB88 NWBK 560049 32303483 
SWIFT Number NWBK GB2L 

 

If a purchaser is unknown to the auctioneers and is intending to pay by credit or debit card we will require the card holder to attend in person with suitable photographic identification, otherwise payment is required by electronic bank transfer. As a general rule any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of the goods is permitted. Please discuss with our office in advance of the sale if other methods of payment are envisaged.

  • CARD PAYMENTS where the cardholder is not present will only be accepted for TRANSACTIONS UP TO £1,000


Clearance Times
Sterling cheques drawn on UK banks and supported by a cheque card valid for the amount due can be cleared immediately. All other sterling cheques drawn on UK banks will generally clear on the fifth working day after receipt. Sterling bank drafts drawn on UK banks can generally be cleared immediately. Bank transfers clear as soon as our bank receives funds (which does not happen instantaneously after payment instructions are given). Credit and debit card payments can be cleared immediately, subject to confirmation with the card issuer.

Bidding. If you wish to bid at this auction you will need to

register and provide proof of identity and of your address and

provide photographic I.D. You will be invoiced to the name and

address on the registration form.

Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Sale


Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present in the auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to herein.


1. DEFINITIONS In these Conditions:


(a) “auctioneer” means the firm of Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood or its authorised auctioneer, as appropriate;


(b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description;


(c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when the auctioneer brings down the hammer;


(d) “terms of consignment” means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on which Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood accepts instructions from sellers or their agents;


(e) “total amount due” means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together with any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable by a defaulting buyer under these Conditions;


(f) “sale proceeds” means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising;


(g) “You”, “Your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2.


(h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.


2. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER


(a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid;


(b) The maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion.


(c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals.


(d) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.


3. INCREMENTS Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.


4. THE PURCHASE PRICE The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereafter per lot of 21% + VAT (25.2%) Please note: Lots purchased online with www.the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 4.95% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed.


S. VALUE ADDED TAX Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with a ‘dagger’ or double ‘dagger’. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant lots. (Please refer to “Information for Buyers” for a brief explanation of the VAT position).


6. PAYMENT


(1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will:


(a) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and


(b) pay to us the total amount due in cash or in such other way as is agreed by us.


(2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent, whether express or implied.

If a purchaser is unknown to the auctioneers and is intending to pay by credit or debit card we will require the card holder to attend in person with suitable photographic identification, otherwise payment is required by electronic bank transfer. As a general rule any cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of the goods is permitted. Please discuss with our office in advance of the sale if other methods of payment are envisaged.

  • CARD PAYMENTS  where the cardholder is not present will only be accepted for TRANSACTIONS UP TO £1,000

 


7. TITLE AND COLLECTION OF PURCHASES


(1) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made payment in full to us of the total amount due.


(2) You shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased and paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon the clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges.


(3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for.


8. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES


(1) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:


(a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract;


(b) to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you;


(c) to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller;


(d) to remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and, in the case of storage, either at our premises or elsewhere;


(e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale; please note there will be an additional late payment penalty of £40 if your account is unpaid after 28 days.


(f) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due;


(g) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted;


(h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied.


(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of breach of these conditions


9. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.


10. COMMISSION BIDS Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.


11. WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.


12. AGENCY The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers.


13. TERMS OF SALE The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor at the time of the entry of the lot.


14. DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION


(1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”.


(2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for purposes of consumer legislation.


15. FORGERIES Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer’s premium provided that


(1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or


(2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.


GENERAL


16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person.


17. (1) any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.


(2) Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them.


18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48 hours after posting.


19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.


20. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect.


21. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.

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