VICTORIAN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION Collection - (COL) A fascinating collection of approx. 150 albumen

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Collection - (COL)

A fascinating collection of approx. 150 albumen photographs / commerically-produced views, various sizes, mostly pasted-in on loose album pages, c.1880s. Including travel scenes in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria etc. Album pages approx. 295x365mm. Some images with browning and fading. Mostly views, but a few antiquities, street scenes, costumes, family groupings. Viewing highly recommended. Please see our auction website for further images.


Collection - (COL)

A fascinating collection of approx. 150 albumen photographs / commerically-produced views, various sizes, mostly pasted-in on loose album pages, c.1880s. Including travel scenes in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria etc. Album pages approx. 295x365mm. Some images with browning and fading. Mostly views, but a few antiquities, street scenes, costumes, family groupings. Viewing highly recommended. Please see our auction website for further images.

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extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale;
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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.
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carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so instructed
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employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is
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.
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seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true
owner to consign for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property
free from any third party claims.
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default by sellers or buyers.
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Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the consignor
at the time of the entry of the Lot.
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(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.
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at our auctions by any person.
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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, email or
Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48
hours after posting.
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which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any glossary
appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.
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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.
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