General delivery information available from the auctioneer
Live Auction Charges
Please note that The Saleroom (ATG Media) have increased their charges. An additional commission of 4.95% plus VAT (5.94% inclusive of VAT) on the hammer price is now payable to The Saleroom (ATG Media) for use of the live auction facility. This charge will be added to your invoice automatically.
We are not specialist shippers. Some items, such as framed & glazed or fragile goods, will require specialist handling and buyers will be asked to use Mailboxes or RF Shipping Ltd. (details below).
For non-fragile items and items of reasonably small size, we offer an in-house packing and shipping facility for UK buyers. When possible, purchases will be sent by either Royal Mail Special Delivery or DPD overnight service. The charge for this service is variable (£15 minimum per parcel) and will be added to your invoice. Please note shipments to the Highlands and Islands may require shipment by courier and may be more expensive. Please contact us for a quote before bidding.
For larger packages and fragile goods, we recommend Mailboxes, Pack & Send or RF Shipping Ltd who will collect fully paid-for purchases from us twice a week and liaise with the buyer direct. For more information please contact Sarah Ball by telephone on +44 (0)1285 860006 or email email@example.com. These companies will require payment direct for their services.
Mailboxes : +44 (0)1793 525009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack & Send : +44 (0)1635 887237 or email@example.com
RF Shipping Ltd : +44(0) 845 8736240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For overseas buyers, very small and light items can be packed in-house and shipped using the Royal Mail International Signed-For service. The charge for this service is variable (£15 minimum per parcel) and will be added to your invoice. Please contact us for a quote.
We are able to send items which fit the following criteria:
- Single parcels with a value less than £500 and up to 2kg in weight and within the dimensions of 600mm x 150mm x 150mm
- Single tubes with a value less than £500 and up to 2kg in weight and within the dimensions of 900mm long x 70mm depth
For larger packages and fragile goods, we recommend Mailboxes, Pack & Send or RF Shipping Ltd (details below) who will collect fully paid-for purchases from us twice a week and liaise with the buyer direct. For more information please contact Sarah Ball by telephone on +44 (0)1285 860006 or email email@example.com. These companies will require payment direct for their services.
Mailboxes : +44 (0)1793 525009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack & Send : +44 (0)1635 887237 or email@example.com
RF Shipping Ltd : +44(0) 845 8736240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Export Licences and Restricted Items
A licence from the Department of Trade will be required before certain items such as weapons or firearms and items related to endangered species such as ivory may be exported from the United Kingdom to other countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange these Licenses. Please contact us for more details if you are unsure.
A buyers premium of 19.5% of the hammer price is payable by the buyers of all lots, except those lots asterisked, in which case the buyers premium is 23.40%
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
All lots are offered subject to the Conditions of Sales and Business exhibited in the saleroom.
Payment may be made while the sale is in progress: please see the cashier in the auction office. Customers are asked to pay cash or establish a credit reference with the Auctioneers prior to the sale.
Please ensure that all commission bids reach us by 10am on the morning of sale. Telephone bids only accepted for lots with estimated value greater than £300 & to reach us by 9am on morning of sale. Results will be posted onto our website immediately after the sale.
The Auctioneers would be happy to provide a quote for shipping if you are a UK resident. If you are overseas they will provide you with contact details of reliable shippers. Please contact the auctioneer directly for further information.
Terms & conditions
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1. (a) Dominic Winter Book Auctions Limited trading as Dominic Winter Book Auctions ("the Auctioneer") sells as agents for the seller (except where otherwise stated) and as such is not responsible for any default by buyer or seller.
(b) The Seller warrants to the Auctioneer and to the buyer that he is the true owner or is properly authorised to sell the property by the true owner and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.
2. (a) The highest bidder to be the buyer. If during the auction the Auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen he has absolute authority to settle it or to re-offer the lot. The auctioneer may at his sole discretion determine the advance of bidding or refuse a bid, divide any lot, combine any two or more lots or withdraw any lot without prior notice.
(b) Where goods are bought at auction by a buyer who has entered into an agreement with another or others that the other or others (or some of them) shall abstain from bidding for the goods and the buyer or other party or one of the other parties is a dealer as defined in the Auction (Biddings Agreement Act 1927) the buyer warrants that the goods are bought bona fide on a joint account.
3. The buyer shall pay the price at which a lot is knocked down by the Auctioneer to the buyer ("the hammer price") together with a premium of 19.5%, except those lots asterisked (*), in which case the buyer's premium is 23.40% inclusive of VAT. All lots purchased using the services of www.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, so lots without VAT (no asterisk) having a total buyer's premium of 23.1% and lots with VAT (*) having a total buyer's premium of 27%. By making any bid the buyer acknowledges that this attention has been drawn to the fact that on the sale of any lot the Auctioneer will receive from the seller commission at its usual rates in addition to the said premium and assents to the Auctioneers receiving the said Commission.
4. (a) The buyer shall forthwith upon the purchase give in his name and permanent address together with proof of identity and pay to the Auctioneer immediately after the conclusion of the auction the total sum due.
(b) The buyer may be required to pay down during the course if the sale the whole or any part of the total sum due, and if he fails to do so after such request the lot or lots may at the Auctioneer's absolute discretion be put up again and resold immediately.
(c) The buyer shall at his own expense take away any lot or lots purchased no later that five working days after the auction day.
(d) The Auctioneer may at his discretion agree credit terms with a buyer and extend the time limits for collection in special cases but otherwise payment shall be deemed to have been made only after the Auctioneer has received cash or a sterling banker's draft or the buyer's cheque has been cleared.
(e) All sums due to the Auctioneer shall be paid as shown and he reserves the right to charge interest which shall accrue at the rate of 4% over such base lending rate of National Westminster Bank Plc as shall be in force at the date that interest becomes due, such sum to be calculated per annum from day to day on all amounts due but unpaid. This right shall be exercisable without prejudice to any other right of the Auctioneer.
5. (a) If the buyer fails to pay for or take away any lots pursuant to clause 4 or breaches any other condition of that clause the Auctioneer as agent for the seller shall be entitled after consultation with the seller to exercise one or other of the following rights: Rescind the sale of that or any other lots sold to the buyer who defaults and re-sell the lot or lots whereupon the defaulting buyer shall pay to the Auction any shortfall between the proceeds of that sale after deduction of costs or re-sale and the total sum due. Any surplus shall belong to the seller. ii. Proceed for damages for breach of contract.
(b) Without prejudice to the Auctioneer's rights hereunder if any lot or lots are not collected within five days or such longer period as the Auctioneer may have agreed otherwise, the Auctioneer may charge the buyer a storage charge up to £1.00 per lot per day.
6. (a) The seller shall be entitled to place a reserve on any lot and the Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the seller for any lot on which a reserve has been placed. A seller may not bid on any lot on which he has placed a reserve.
(b) Where any lot fails to sell, the Auctioneer shall notify the seller accordingly. The seller shall make arrangements either to re-offer the lot for sale or to collect the lot and may be asked to pay a commission not exceeding 50% of the selling commission any special expenses incurred in cataloguing the lot.
(c) If such arrangements are not made within seven days of the notification the Auctioneer is empowered to sell the lot without reserve by auction or by private treaty and to receive from the seller the normal selling commission and special expenses,
7. Any representation or statement by the Auctioneer in any catalogue, brochure or advertisement of forthcoming sales as to authorship, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimate selling price is a statement of opinion only. Every person interest should exercise and rely on his own judgement as to such matters and neither the Auctioneer nor his servants or agents are responsible for the correctness of such opinions. No warranty whatsoever is given by the Auctioneer or the seller in respect of any lot and any express or implied warranties are hereby excluded.
8. No warranty is given by the auctioneer, its servants or agents, to the seller as to he authorship, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, provenance, condition or value of any lot any express or implied warranties in respect of such matter are excluded. The seller acknowledges and agrees that the Auctioneer owes no duty to the seller or the buyer in respect of any inaccuracies in such information and against all costs and expenses incurred by the Auctioneer in dealing with any claim arising in that respect.
9. (a) Notwithstanding any other terms of these conditions, if within fourteen days of the sale the Auctioneer has received from the buyer of any lot notice in writing that in his view the lot is a deliberate forgery and within fourteen days after such notification the buyer returns the same to the Auctioneer in the same condition as at the time of the sale and satisfies the Auctioneer that considered in the light of the entry in the catalogue the lot is a deliberate forgery then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price of the same refunded. "A deliberate forgery" means a lot made with intention to deceive.
(b) A buyer's claim under this condition shall be limited to any amount paid to the Auctioneer for the lot and for the purpose of this condition the buyer shall be the person to whom the original invoice was made out by the Auctioneer.
10. Lots may be removed during the sale after full settlement in accordance with 4.d. hereof.
11. All goods delivered to the Auctioneer's premises will be deemed to be delivered for sale by auction unless otherwise stating in writing and will be catalogued and sold at the Auctioneer's discretion and accepted by the Auctioneer subject to all these conditions. By delivering the goods to the auctioneer for inclusion in his auction sales each seller acknowledges that he or it accepts and agrees to all conditions.
12. (a) Unless otherwise instructed in writing all goods on the Auctioneer's premises and in their custody will be held insured against the risk of fire, burglary, water damage and accidental breakage or damage for which insurance the Auctioneer will charge a premium of £1.50 per £100 (minimum £2.50). The value of the goods so covered will be the hammer price, or in the case of unsold lots the best bid, or in the case of loss or damage prior to the sale that which the specialist staff of the Auctioneer shall in their absolute discretion estimate to be the auction value of such goods.
(b) The Auctioneer shall not be responsible for loss or damage to goods of any kind whether caused by negligence or otherwise unless goods are covered by insurance effected by the Auctioneer as provided for in clause 12.a. above.
(c) Any liability of the Auctioneer for any claim arising from loss or damage of any kind in respect of goods whether caused by negligence or otherwise including any claims for conversation will be limited to the amount of insurance cover effected in accordance with the provisions of clause 12.a. above.
13. The Auctioneer shall remit the proceeds of the sale to the seller thirty days after the date of the auction provided that the Auctioneer has received the total sum due from the buyer. In all other cases the Auctioneer will remit the proceeds of the sale to the seller within seven days of the receipt by the Auctioneer of the total sum due. The Auctioneer will not be deemed to have received the total sum due until after any cheque delivered by the buyer has been cleared. In the event of the Auctioneer exercising his right to rescind the sale his obligation to the seller hereunder lapses.
14. In the case of the seller withdrawing instructions to the Auctioneer to sell any lot or lots the Auctioneer may in this event charge the seller such cancellation charges as may be deemed necessary by the Auctioneer to compensate the Auctioneer for all expenses and other losses involved in or resulting from such cancellation and without limitation to the above such compensation shall not be less than the vendor's commission and the buyer's premium chargeable on the middle estimate of the auction price of the lot or lots withdrawn and any other expenses incurred in respect of the lot or lots.
15. The Auctioneer's current standard notices and information will apply to any contract with the Auctioneer as if incorporated herein.
16. The Auctioneer accepts no responsibility in connection with the commissioning of their staff to bid for any lots. Reserves, and commissions given by telephone are accepted at sender's risk and must be confirmed in writing before the date of the sale.
17. These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.
NOTICES AND INFORMATION
If, on collation, any NAMED items in this catalogue prove defective, in text or illustration, the purchaser may reject the lot provided he returns it within fourteen days stating the defect in writing. This however will not apply in the case of un-named items, periodicals, autograph letters, manuscripts, music, maps, atlases, prints or drawings, nor in respect of damage to bindings, stains, foxing, marginal wormholes or other defects not affecting the completeness of the text, nor in respect of lack of list of plates, inserted advertisements, cancels or subsequently published volumes, supplements, appendices or plates or error in the enumerating of the plates, nor in respect of defects mentioned in the catalogue or announced at the time of sale.
Purchasers are advised that a storage charge of £1.00 per lot per day will be levied on all purchases not cleared within fourteen working days of the sale. After this period the buyer will be responsible for loss or damage.
If instructed we will execute bids and advise intending purchasers. This service is free. Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and such reserves as are on our books. Commissions, where placed by telephone, are accepted only at the sender's risk and must be confirmed before the sale by letter.
We offer an in-house packing and shipping facility for UK buyers. For overseas buyers all but smaller jiffy-size packages will be sent to Mailboxes Etc. to be packed and a charge of £10 per parcel will be added to the invoice. We can often ship packages of books and other non-breakable items overseas using Airsure or Parceline at the appropriate insured rates. For larger packages and fragile goods to be packed and posted overseas we recommend Mailboxes Etc. who will collect fully paid for purchases from us twice a week and liaise with the buyer direct. For information please contact Jenny Baxter by phone 01285 860006 or email: email@example.com. Mailboxes Etc: 01793 525009 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
A licence from the Department of Trade will be required before items of certain kinds may be exported from the United Kingdom.
Customers are requested to pay in cash, by credit card (Visa or Mastercard, 2% surcharge), Switch or debit card (UK only), or to have established a credit reference with us before the sale, so that purchases may be removed. For purchases over £300 Overseas customers are asked to provide a banker's draft drawn on a UK bank if they wish to clear books immediately after a sale.
Buyers. A buyer's premium is payable at the rate of 19.5% except for lots marked with an asterisk (*) in which case the premium shall be 23.40%. All lots purchased using the services of ATG media will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed, so lots without VAT (no asterisk) having a total buyer's premium of 21.1% and lots with VAT (*) having a total buyer's premium of 24.6%.
Artist's Resale Rights ("Droit de Suite")
Lots marked with an alpha symbol (a) are subject to the Artist's Resale Right law. The buyer agrees to pay Dominic Winter Book Auctions an amount equal to the resale royalty and we will pay such amount to the artist's collecting agent. Resale royalty applies where the Hammer Price is 1,000 Euro or more and the amount cannot be more than 12,500 Euro per lot. The amount is calculated as follows:
Royalty For the portion of the Hammer Price (in Euro)
4.00% up to 50,000
3.00% between 50,000.01 and 200,000
1.00% between 200,000.01 and 350,000
0.50% between 350,000.01 and 500,000
0.25% in excess of 500,000
Invoices will, as usual, be issued in Pounds Sterling. For the purposes of calculating the resale royalty the Pounds Sterling/Euro rate of exchange will be the European Central Bank reference rate on the day of the sale.
Zero-rated items such as books, unframed maps and albums are not subject to VAT on the buyer's premium. Eligible items such as manuscripts, prints, photographs, drawings, framed maps, paintings, pens and other objects are subject to VAT on the buyer's premium as part of the auctioneers margin scheme at a rate of 15%. This will be invoiced at a rate inclusive of premium and VAT. Seller's commission will also be invoiced at a VAT inclusive rate in the case of the sale of eligible items. Lots which are asterisked (*) in the catalogue are subject to VAT on the hammer price as well as the buyer's premium.
We undertake valuations for Probate and Insurance, fees being agreed by prior arrangement.
19.5%, except those lots asterisked (*), in which case the buyer's premium is 23.40%. All lots purchased using the services of ATG media will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed, so lots without VAT (no asterisk) having a total buyer's premium of 21.1% and lots with VAT (*) having a total buyer's premium of 24.6%.
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Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact the seller to resolve any questions before bidding.