Timed Auction of Antiques, Fine Art, Collectables

by Bushey Auctions

Ended 24 Sep 2023 19:17 BST Timed Online Auction

Important Information

We hope you will have an enjoyable time bidding for the fantastic array of fine art, antiques & collectables. Our Buyers Premium for lots purchased via the timed auction is 23% + VAT on top of the hammer price. Collection and payment must be made within 48 hours by bank transfer or debit card. Unless by prior arrangement, storage charges of £5 per item per day will be incurred thereafter. Credit cards will be accepted up to a value of £500.

Bidders who have been blocked by other auctioneers will not be approved to bid.

Shipping: If bidding for an item that will you will require shipping, please ask us in advance of bidding for an estimate for packing & shipping. This cost will be at your expense. Please note that we only arrange shipping of smaller items that can be handled by standard postage and we are not liable for any non delivery, breakages or damage. We do not arrange shipping of larger items such as furniture, dinner services or pictures, though you are welcome to arrange your own courier collection or contact Mailboxes Borehamwood - info@mbeborehamwood.co.uk.

 Collections by appointment only from our Bushey showroom.


Terms & Conditions


The catalogue contains a Lot no, Description and Estimate for each lot. The description is for guidance only and as some items are of an age or nature that means they may not be in perfect condition.  All items are offered for sale as viewed and are sold as seen. The auctioneer does not take responsibility for authenticity, origin or estimated price. All items are sold without any warranty or claim as to its suitability or fitness for its apparent purpose so as a prospective Buyer, you should use your judgement.  The wording A/F within the description is an indication that the lot may not be in good condition. All electrical items are sold on the express condition that the winner ensures they are examined by a competent electrician before connecting them to any source of electricity.

Condition Reports will be supplied until 4 p.m. the day before the auction is closed.

All sales are final and no refunds are given.


Some items have a reserve price. Where necessary, the Auctioneer will protect the reserve on an item and use his discretion up to 10%. If this price is not reached, the Auctioneer will record the item as unsold.


The highest bidder as determined by the Auctioneer is the Buyer. The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to settle any dispute that may arise and to refuse bids or to advance the bidding as seen fit. His decision is final.  

In cases of dispute these Conditions of Sale are governed by UK jurisdiction under English Law.


This is the commission paid to the auctioneer by the Buyer over and above the highest bid value (often referred to as the Hammer Price) of each item. Our Buyer's Premium for timed auctions is 23% + VAT (total 27.6%). So if you are the highest bidder on an item with a £100 bid, the total cost to you is £127.60.  Please take this into account when bidding.   

Certain works by living artists or artists deceased within the last 70 years will incur an Artist’s Resale Right royalty charge when sold with a hammer price of the sterling equivalent of €1000 or more.

Payment must be made within 48 hours, by debit card or bank transfer, collection is by appointment only from our Bushey showroom.  Unless by prior arrangement, storage charges of £5 per item per day will be incurred thereafter. If payment is not received a week after the auction close, the bidder’s account will be blocked  (the comments are available to all auctioneers).


You are welcome to pay by cash, cheque, electronic bank transfer or debit card. Credit cards will only be accepted up to the value of £500. A 3% surcharge will apply to Business debit/credit cards and International debit/credit cards. We reserve the right to hold items paid for by cheque until the cheque has cleared.

Please note, once the Auctioneer has determined yours to be the winning bid, a legal contract is created and you are responsible for and obliged to pay for the item(s). If full payment is not received within two weeks after the auction date Bushey Auctions reserve the right to hand the bidder’s account over to our debt collection agency. In the event your account is passed for recovery please be advised you will be responsible for all additional costs which will include but not limited to debt recovery costs, legal costs, interest and storage charges. This will affect your bidder status at Bushey Auctions and any other auction houses as well as internet bidding sites and should the matter proceed through the courts this may affect your credit status. Bushey Auctions reserve the right to cancel the sale and re-sell the item(s) won and can also proceed against the Buyer for breach of contract. Any deposits or part payments shall be forfeited and the defaulter shall make good any loss arising from the resale, together with the charges and expenses in respect to both sales.

So please only bid up to the amount you are prepared to pay and make sure you allow for the Buyer’s Premium and VAT.

Payment must be made within 48 hours and we reserve the right to charge the card given in full payment including all fees. Unless by prior arrangement, storage charges of £5 per item per day will be incurred thereafter.


If we can be of service simply e-mail enquiries@busheyauctions.com or you are welcome to contact us on 020 8386 2552 or 07504 201202


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