Sporting Memorabilia; Ephemera and Cigarette Cards & Trade Cards

by Tim Davidson Auctions Ltd.

18 May 2021 11:00 BST (2 day sale) Live Webcast Auction

Important Information


This auction is live on the internet only. Our next scheduled live sale is, hopefully in September. 


You are now able to view the auction at our office. We will need you to book in advance and supply us with a list of your lot numbers.

PLEASE NOTE: AutoBids can be left during the sale

Buyers Premium: 20% + VAT

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 5% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed

Posting & Packaging: Full packing service available if needed. Please contact office for a quote.

Terms & Conditions


TELEPHONE 0115 986 8550 – FAX: 0115 986 8551


No goods will be accepted for sale other than under these Terms and Conditions of Sale

Standard Selling Commission is 20% plus non-reclaimable VAT. The fee for withdrawing a lot prior to the sale is 5% plus non-reclaimable VAT of the reserve (or our estimated value if no reserve had been agreed). The buying-in fee for an unsold lot is 5% plus VAT of the reserve. The minimum charge whether sold, not sold or withdrawn is £2.50 plus VAT per lot.

The sale of items will be under the Auctioneers VAT Margin Scheme and non-refundable VAT is included in the fees. No input tax may be claimed by the purchaser or buyer.

Under this scheme, goods that are zero rated (i.e. books, programmes etc) will accrue commission at 20%. Other charges are also exempt from inclusive VAT.

Vendors outside the E.E.C. are exempt from VAT on all charges.

2. Insurance
The Auctioneer will hold all goods on his premises and in his custody covered against the risk of fire, burglary and water damage (but not against accidental breakage or damage). The value of the goods so covered shall be that which the Auctioneer shall in his absolute discretion estimate to be the auction value of such goods and the Auctioneer shall not be responsible for damages to or the loss, theft or destruction of any goods not so insured. The charge for this service is included in the commission.

3. Instructions and Reserves
All goods delivered to the Auctioneers premises will be deemed to be delivered for sale by auction and will be catalogued and sold accordingly. Reserves given by telephone are accepted at the senders risk and must be confirmed in writing to arrive prior to the Sale, otherwise the Auctioneer will not be responsible for the application of reserves. In the absence of written instructions to the contrary all goods will be offered to sale without reserve at the Auctioneers discretion.

In the absence of any written instructions to the contrary the Auctioneers may sell such goods at a minimum of two thirds of the bottom estimate places upon such goods by the Auctioneers.

In the event that a vendor wishes to change a reserve price prior to a sale shall inform the Auctioneers in writing not less than 48 hours prior to such sale. In the event that the vendor fails to do so then the Auctioneers shall be entitled to withdraw the relevant lot or lots from the sale.

4. Agency and Payment
Payment to the vendor is made 40 days after the Sale. However, the Auctioneer acts throughout as agent only and is not responsible for any default by the buyer. He disclaims liability for paying the vendor until he has received settlement from the purchaser.

5. Value Added Tax
A vendor who sends for sale by auction any chattel which is an asset to his business must disclose to the Auctioneer whether or not he is a registered person for VAT purposes and, if so, his registered number and whether or not he intends to operate the special scheme covering Works of Art etc. This information must be supplied to the Auctioneers on or prior to delivery of the item(s). The sale catalogue should be retained.

6. Third Party Liability
Every person on the Auctioneers premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at his own rick with notice of the condition of the premises and of the method of arranging furniture etc., He shall have no claim against the Auctioneer in respect of any injury he may sustain or any accident which may occur save in respect of death or personal injury cause by negligence of the Auctioneers.

7. Warranty of Title
The Vendor warrants to the Auctioneers that he is the true owner of the goods accepted for sale pursuant to those terms and conditions and is able to transfer goods and marketable title to such goods from any third party claims, liens or encumbrances. The vendor agreed to indemnify the Auctioneers, its servants and agents against any loss or damage suffered by them as a consequence of any breach or alleged reach of the warranty contained in this Clause 7.

8. Misrepresentation
Vendors should note that the Misrepresentation Act 1967 may in certain circumstances render a Vendor liable to a Purchaser in respect of disputed catalogue descriptions even though they have been made innocently and in good faith.

9. Photography
Items illustrated in the catalogue will be charged on an ascending scale from £3.00 + VAT minimum dependent upon size of illustration.

10. Online Bidding
Tim Davidson (Auctions) Ltd offer an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Tim Davidson (Auctions) Ltd you:
1. authorise Tim Davidson (Auctions) Ltd, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via, and
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Tim Davidson (Auctions) Ltd through and agree that Tim Davidson (Auctions) Ltd are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an additional 5% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price

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