Auction Catalogue Notes and Announcements
Great Central Railwayana Ltd
Sheffield Railwayana Auctions & Railwayana.Net
14 School Street, Woodford Halse, Daventry, NN11 3RL
Office hours: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday
David Jones / Mike Soden, Tel: 01327 262193 / 263633
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Please ensure you send a copy of your email to each address.
Bidding at Stoneleigh
If you attend the auction, on arrival, please hand in your yellow registration card at the cash desk (this ensures you continue to receive catalogues) retaining the half with your unique number to be used during the auction to signal your bids.
You may pay for and collect your purchases at any time during the auction, though please allow five minutes after each lot for purchase details to be recorded.
We accept debit and credit card payments at all our sales. Debit card transactions are free of charge, credit card transactions are subject to an additional charge of 2% on your invoice total (this is the charge made to us by the card companies).
Credit card companies can randomly ask us to telephone to authorise your transaction if their security systems identify an "unusual" spending pattern. You may wish to notify your bank/card company that you may be buying and give the date and our company name. We hope that this will avoid any unnecessary delays.
If you are not attending the sale, you have three options detailed below. In all cases, please check the information, the lot number and quote your bidding number.
You can telephone us on 01327 262193 / 263633 between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. up to and including the Thursday before the auction quoting your bidding number. We will then record your maximum bid.
You can post your yellow bidding form, enclosed with this catalogue, to be received at Woodford Halse by the Thursday prior to the auction.
Email your bids, quoting your bidding number, before 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the auction, with a copy to each of the email addresses above. If you would like an acknowledgment, please tick the box on your computer for an automated confirmation that we have received and read your email. We are happy for you to include bids in the text of your email, you do not need to put them in a separate attachment.
Live Telephone Bidding
To book a live phone bid, please contact us by telephone and we will arrange to call you during the auction. You can then bid live on lots that you are interested in. To use this service you must register as a bidder or already be registered with us and contact us by 5 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the auction quoting your bidding number, lot number of the lots you wish to bid on and a brief description of the item. It is vital that you check the details, we will read these back to you for confirmation.
Phone bidding is available for lots that we estimate will sell for a minimum of £300.
You may leave a maximum figure as a fall-back position in the event that any problems occur with the working of mobile phone networks.
Emergency Contact Details
Our team will be setting up the auction on Friday and we are unable to take calls other than between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on 07778 146801 or 07949 708735. Please DO NOT leave voice or text messages on these numbers. We can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would ask that you use this facility sparingly, for example if you are suddenly unable to attend the auction for any reason.
Results (with bidding number) are posted on our website early Saturday evening. Please check here. Invoices will be posted first class on Monday. Please await invoice and delivery/collection options before contacting us.
Lots can be collected by prior arrangement free of charge or can be dispatched by post or by our shippers subject to a postage and packing charge and at the buyer's risk. We can also deliver to other railwayana events, details will be given on your invoice.
A buyer's premium of 15% + VAT at standard rate applies to all purchases at this Great Central Railwayana auction.
Railwayana Auction Dates 2016
Stoneleigh: 5 March, 4 June, 3 September & 3 December 2016
Bloxham (General Railwayana): 20 February & 6 August 2016
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Carriage prints are presented in frames produced in the original style unless specifically stated to be in "original frame", i.e. removed from a carriage.
Lots described as "repainted" have, in our opinion, been repainted since railway ownership. References to repainted front or back indicate that this side only has been repainted.
Totems and other enamel signs: (f/f) = fully flanged, (h/f) = half flanged. Enamel signs are deemed to have excellent colour and shine, defects and damage are noted. Where reference is made to edge chipping, this indicates the usual wear caused by the passage of time, as opposed to face chips or other damage sustained in service.
Item sizes quoted in the catalogue are for guidance only and are not intended to convey the precise dimensions.
Clocks and watches: Examples of this age often require oiling or adjustment after being moved and installed at a new location. All timepieces offered in this auction appear to be in good, undamaged condition unless otherwise stated and have been wound and run for a short period.
Posters: are generally rolled with light folds as delivered to stations. If unfolded we describe items as rolled, any significant defects are noted.
We would like to acknowledge the help provided by Richard Strange and the HSBT Project in providing much of the locomotive history included in this catalogue. www.whatreallyhappenedtosteam.co.uk
Great Central Railwayana Limited Conditions of Sale
All bids made shall be treated as offers made upon these Conditions of Sale and all persons present are admitted to attend a sale on the basis that they have notice of these Conditions. All persons intending to bid must register at the registration desk and if not already in possession of a bidding card obtain one before the sale starts.
2. Ascertainment of the buyer
The Buyer shall be the person making the highest bid which is acceptable to the Auctioneer as signified by the fall of the hammer. In the case of a dispute as to the highest bid during or immediately after the sale of the lot, the Auctioneer may if he thinks fit put up the lot again for sale.
3. Auctioneers discretion
The Auctioneer has sole discretion (a) to refuse any bid, (b) to advance the bidding as he may decide, (c) to decide whether there has been a dispute as to the bidding and under condition 2 to resell the lot in question, (d) to withdraw or divide any lot or combine one lot with another or others, and (e) to exclude any person from the auction room.
4. Reserves and seller's right to bid
Lots put up for sale are subject to (a) any reserve price imposed by the Seller, and (b) the right of the Auctioneer to bid on behalf of the Seller up to the amount of the reserve, but the Seller shall not bid personally on any of his own lots. Neither the Auctioneer nor any person employed at the sale shall bid personally for any lot.
5. Buyer's duties
The Buyer shall at or before the end of the sale (a) pay the full purchase price plus buyer's premium and VAT (18% total) either in cash, or by debit or credit card (subject to any additional charges applicable at the time), or by cheque up to any amount if the Buyer is known to the Auctioneer or by prior arrangement, and (b) subject to condition 6, forthwith clear the lots purchased.
6. Storage and delivery of lots
The Auctioneer will at the request of the Buyer store larger items at its premises for up to one month at the Buyer's risk, and these can be collected by prior arrangement. Items can be delivered to most areas at cost. Any lots left in the possession of the Auctioneer after this time may be subject to a storage charge and if arrangements are not made within three months may be resold without consultation whether paid for or otherwise.
7. Commission bids
The Auctioneer will execute commission bids, free of charge. Bidders should use the form on the yellow card. Commission bids will be executed as cheaply as possible having regard to any reserve and other bids. The Auctioneer shall not, however, be responsible for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute any commission bid. You are referred to the paragraph "Collection of lots" on page 1 of the catalogue. Items not paid for or for which no collection or delivery arrangements have been made will attract storage charges as follows: items under 12" in length or under 2 lb in weight £1 per week or any part thereof; under 30" or 10 lb £2.50 per week; other heavier or bulky items £5 per week. All charges are subject to VAT at the standard rate.
8. Condition of lots
Subject to condition 11, (a) lots are sold with all faults and imperfections and neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer is responsible for any defects whatsoever; (b) no warranty is given or authorised to be given by the Seller or the Auctioneer with regard to any lot other than that the Seller had the right to sell it; (c) any express or implied conditions or warranties whether relating to description or quality, are hereby excluded.
Ample opportunity is given for viewing and the Buyer by making a bid, acknowledges that he has satisfied himself fully before bidding, by inspection or otherwise, as to its condition. This includes the physical condition and description, including, but not restricted to, whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired.
10. Catalogue descriptions
The Auctioneer undertakes that care has been taken to see that catalogue descriptions, including rarity, origin and condition, are accurate and reliable, taking into account all the information available when the catalogue was prepared, but these are necessarily matters of opinion only and shall not be taken to be statements of fact. Subject to Condition 11 neither the Seller nor the Auctioneer is responsible for the correctness of any description. Any comments on the catalogue, lots or descriptions should be made to the Auctioneer before the date of the sale and not on the day of the sale, as this provides no opportunity to check any queries.
Notwithstanding Conditions 8, 9, and 10, if the Auctioneer receives notice in writing from the Buyer within 7 days of the sale that in the Buyer's opinion a lot is a forgery, and on giving such notification the lot in question is returned to the Auctioneer at his working premises in the same condition as when bought, then if, on considering such evidence as the Buyer supplies to prove the Buyer's assertion, the Auctioneer decides that the lot is a forgery the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price repaid to the buyer.
12. Property in lots and risk
The Buyer shall not become the owner of any lot, and the Auctioneer shall have a lien thereon, until the Buyer has discharged the purchase price.
13. Default by Buyer
If the Buyer fails to pay for or remove any lot bought by the Buyer or in any other material respect fails to comply with these conditions, the Auctioneer shall have the right (a) to resell the lot by public auction or otherwise without notice to the Buyer, and, if any deficiency arises on such resale after deducting the Auctioneer's full costs and expenses, the Buyer shall be responsible to the Seller and Auctioneer therefor (but any net surplus to be the Seller's) or alternatively, (b) to store the lot at the Auctioneer's premises or elsewhere and to release the lot to the Buyer only after payment in full of all reasonable storage and removal expenses incurred (in addition to the purchase price).
14. Liability of Auctioneer
All persons attending a Sale under the conduct of the Auctioneer shall be deemed to be on the land and premises at their risk and shall have no claim against the Auctioneer in respect of cancellation/postponement of a sale or any loss, accident or injury, however occasioned.
Company Reg. No. 5405235
VAT Reg. No. 864 7353 93