Sheffield Auction Gallery's prefered method of payment is by bank transfer, for any amount. We only accept payment by this method for amounts over £200, unless you are present in the Saleroom where you may settle by Credit (1.89% surcharge) or Debit Cards. (We accept payments by telephone for amounts less than £200.)
Buyer`s Premium 17.5% + VAT (21% inclusive)
Buyers must have fully satisfied themselves regarding authentication and condition of ALL items prior to removing items from the Saleroom. Items cannot be returned after removal from the Saleroom premises. Items purchased un-viewed with third party delivery requested will be deemed to have been viewed; and no returns will be accepted.
All other Terms & Conditions apply.
IMPORTANT NOTICE APPLICABLE TO ALL LOTS IN THIS CATALOGUE AND THE AUCTION (IF ON A SUPPLEMENTARY NOTICE)
Some catalogue descriptions indicate some damage, repair and / or restorations or alterations. This is a guide only and does not constitute a full condition report or a guarantee for other Lots where no reference to condition is made. All Lots are sold AF (As Found)
Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to condition prior to the commencement of the sale. Saleroom staff are available at all times of the viewing for assistance, the Auctioneers will not accept any responsibility for condition. Particular care should be made if buying via online services such as the-saleroom.com
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
We are not able to pack or post any edged weapons or firearms OF ANY TYPE. Please ensure if you intend to bid that you are able to collect yourself.
Please do not automatically assume that we will P&P all items ourselves, we also use shipping companies. It is the intending purchasers responsibility to check PRIOR to bidding that we are able to P&P a particular Lot.
If we are able to P&;P we aim to do so within 3 weeks of the auction.
If you purchase Tray Lots, Box Lots or bulky items you will need to make your own arrangements for packing & postage i.e. collection in person or alternatively Aardvard Art Services Ltd or the local Mailboxes Etc.
Should you require packing and postage; we will pack individual, small, lightweight items only and they will be sent Special Delivery, Standard Parcel or Parcelforce 48 where appropriate all costs applicable to be met by the Buyer. For any other bulky or heavy weight items we may be able to pack for you to arrange your own collection or we recommend shipping companies such as Aardvark Art Services Ltd on 01253 794673 firstname.lastname@example.org or the local Mailboxes Etc branch on 0114 272 0777 email@example.com. They will require an email instruction and acceptance of their Terms & Conditions from you prior to collection from our premises.
Conditions Of Sale:
Sheffield Auction Gallery are referred to as the Auctioneers throughout these Conditions Of Sale.
The highest bidder shall be the Buyer and if any dispute arises between the bidders the Lot in dispute shall, at the Auctioneers discretion, either be immediately put up again and re-sold or the Auctioneers reserve the right to decide the dispute.
The Vendor reserves the right to bid by himself, or by his agent, to alter, vary or withdraw any Lot or Lots before or during the Sale.
ALL Lots are sold subject to a Buyers Premium of 21% inclusive of non-recoverable VAT on the Hammer price.
All Lots bought on the internet during Live Internet Bidding or via commission bids submitted to the Auctioneers through the internet facility (on applicable Auctions) are sold subject to a 3% plus VAT (3.6% inclusive of VAT) surcharge on top of the Buyers Premium. This is solely to cover charges incurred in offering bidders this facility. Sheffield Auction Gallery only accepts payments by bank transfer for all amounts over £100. We only accept Credit or Debit Cards if you are present in the Saleroom. Buyers who have not contacted the Saleroom within 3 working days after the Auction will be automatically charged via their registered Credit or Debit cards for the full account amount until we are contacted and arrangements for the bank transfer have been made, at which time the card will be refunded. A credit card surcharge of 1.88% is applicable on all credit cards.
The Auctioneers may, without giving any reason, refuse to accept the bidding of any person or persons.
Unless the Auctioneer in his discretion shall otherwise decide, no person shall advance less than 5% over the preceding bid. The minimum bid accepted by the Auctioneers on any Lot is £5, where the reserve price and any commission bids allows.
In order to be registered and approved by the Auctioneers to take part in and bid in any auction the bidders must have registered their name and address with the Auctioneers prior to the start of the auction and have had their identity checked; approval is wholly at the discretion of the Auctioneers.
The Purchaser shall if required by the Auctioneers, immediately after the fall of the Hammer, pay the Auctioneers 25 pence in the pound as a deposit and in part payment, in default of which the Lot be immediately put up again and re-sold. The deposit shall be held by the Auctioneers as a general deposit on the whole amount due in respect of the purchases of the Buyer, by whom such deposits have been made.
Each Purchaser shall pay the whole amount of his purchase money for all Lots bought by him before they can be removed, and the whole amount due from each Purchaser must be paid in full within one working day after the day of the auction, if not paid within such time all money deposited in part payment shall be absolutely forfeited and the Auctioneers shall be at liberty to resell the Lot or Lots or part thereof that remain un-removed, by public auction or private sale, without giving notice thereof to the Purchaser, and any deficiency which arises on such re-sale, together with all expenses arising from such action shall be made good by the Purchaser. Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers shall be responsible for any Lot after the fall of the hammer, as from which time all Lots purchases are wholly at the risk of the Purchaser.
Lots which have been paid for may only be removed during the sale at the discretion of the Auctioneers.
Payment. Our accepted methods of payment are cash, Switch, Delta, Debit, Solo or Electron cards, or personal and company cheques (subject to limit of guarantee card). Visa and Mastercard are also accepted but are subject to an additional service charge of 1.88% inclusive of V.A.T at the current rate, as authorised under The Credit Cards (Prices Discrimination) Order 1990. All purchases must be paid for in full on the day of the sale before any Lot is removed from our premises. Cheques are not accepted.
All Lots are sold, as seen, with all faults and errors of description, if any. The Purchaser is deemed to have inspected the Lots he buys; if he buys without previous physical inspection he is deemed to have done so entirely at his own risk. No allowance can, in any case, be made, nor shall the Vendor or Auctioneers be answerable for any deficiency in quantities, weight or measurement claimed for after the Purchaser, his agent, carrier or any person employed by him, has removed his Lot or Lots from the premises. Buyers must have fully satisfied themselves regarding authentication and condition of ALL items prior to removing items from the Saleroom. Items cannot be returned after removal from the Saleroom premises. Items purchased un-viewed with third party delivery requested will be deemed to have been viewed; and no returns will be accepted.
The ‘Title of Goods’ passes only to the purchaser after payment in full has been made to the Auctioneers and funds have cleared; The ‘Title of Goods’ covers only those items actually specified in the catalogue description of the Lot in question and does not cover any other items, whatsoever, passed to the Purchaser, by any means, which remain the property of the Vendor and held by the Auctioneers. If any such items are brought to the attention of the purchaser, or are discovered by him, the items must be returned immediately to the Auctioneers.
It is the complete responsibility of registered bidders wishing to leave commission bids with the Auctioneers to ensure that completed commission bid forms are handed to and received by the Auctioneer or Saleroom staff only and that the forms are correctly described; bids or bidding forms handed to any persons not employed by the Auctioneers will not be accepted. Full and correct descriptions are available from the Auctioneer at the request of the bidder. The Auctioneers accepts no responsibility or liability for incorrect purchases resulting from incorrect Lot descriptions, wrongly noted Lot numbers or unclear/illegible bid amounts. Commission bids will only be accepted by the Auctioneers if accompanied by the required name and address identification. Telephoned, emailed, postal or faxed commission bids will only be accepted with credit or debit cards details as security on the purchase of any Lot or Lots. Buyers failing to settle their accounts in full within 5 working days of the auction will have their Credit or Debit cards charged automatically without further notice by the Auctioneers for the full outstanding amount.
All Lots shall be removed from the Saleroom at the Purchasers own expense not later than two working days after the date of the Auction. In the event of any Lot or Lots remaining un-removed at the expiration of such period the Auctioneers shall be at liberty to re-offer such Lots by public or private sale without giving prior notice to the Purchaser. The Auctioneers shall retain out of the hammer price realized the expenses of such re-sale and the balance (if any) shall be paid to the Purchaser. Should the hammer price realized on such re-sale be insufficient to defray the expenses the Purchasers shall immediately pay such deficiency. In the alternative the Auctioneers may remove and store on or off-site any Lots remaining un-removed as above and the Purchaser shall repay all expenses of such removal and warehousing.
If any dispute arises regarding any Lot offered at Auction or any other matter in relation to the same it shall be settled by the most senior member of the Auctioneers staff in attendance at the time, and whose decision shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.
Neither the Auctioneers nor the Vendors shall be responsible for any accident or damage to life or limb which may occur to any person(s) during the viewing, auction or removal of the Lot or Lots.
All statements contained in the catalogues and Saleroom notices as to any Lot are made without responsibility on the part of the Vendors or Auctioneers. Intending Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise to all such matters and as to the physical description of any Lot.
Neither the Vendors nor the Auctioneers make or give nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers any authority to make or give any representation or Warranty in relation to any Lot.
The Auctioneers do not accept cheques in part or whole settlement of accounts. Cash, credit cards (subject to 1.88% surcharge including VAT) (American Express not accepted), debit cards or bank transfers are acceptable methods of payment.
Bidders registering with the Auctioneers to take part in any Auctions agree to these Conditions Of Sale.
Sheffield Auction Gallery reserves the right to amend these Conditions Of Sale at any time and without prior written notice.