All bids need to be entered as early as possible, prior to the start of the sale is preferred. Telephone bids are limited so please book early.
This sale is planned as an open door sale, with public admittance on viewing days and the sale day itself, this is of course in line with covid guidlines and will change if the government advice alters. All questions via email will be repsonded to in a timely manner prior to the sale date.
We endeavour to help with the posting of smaller items where possible. Larger items are available for collection with some notice given, and a list of carriers are available on our website for those futher afield.
All items should be paid for promptly after the sale via BACS, credit or debit card, cheque or cash. Any items paid for by cheque will be subject to a delay whilst the cheque clears. We ask that all invoices are settled within 5 days of the sale date where possible, to allow us to pay vendors promptly.
Terms & Conditions
Important Information for Buyers
If you are new to Wilkinson's please read the following information and condition of sale. If you are unsure or need any assistance please ask and we will be happy to advise.
A buyer's premium is payable of 20% of the hammer price of each lot purchased
(VAT at the appropriate rate is charged on the premium)
Please Note Lots purchased online with ATG media will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 5% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Wilkinson's Auctioneers Ltd. you
(i) authorise Wilkinson's Auctioneers 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 sale via the-saleroom.com, and
(ii) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Wilkinson's Auctioneers Ltd. through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Wilkinson's Auctioneers Ltd. are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and cardholder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Unless indicated, no VAT will be payable on the hammer price and the premium will be shown inclusive of VAT.
(The VAT inclusive with the premium is not normally recoverable
by the buyer.)
However, occasionally VAT is charged on the hammer price at the appropriate rate. In these cases the lots will be indicated in the catalogue and announced by the auctioneer.
Buyers must register before the sale at the office for a bidding number. The highest bidder is the buyer. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer will determine the buyer, or at his discretion re-offer the lot. All lots become the responsibility of the buyer at the fall of the hammer. All lots should be paid for within seven days of the sale.
Commission and Telephone Bids
If you are unable to attend the sale the auctioneers will be happy to execute commission bids. Buyers can complete a commission bid form online. Forms are also available from the office and may be sent by post, fax and telephone. Any buyer wishing to bid by telephone during the sale must make prior arrangement as telephone lines are limited. The auctioneers do not accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions arising from commission or telephone bids.
Methods of Payment
Paying by cash.
Cash payments can be made at the office, either during or after a sale.
Paying by Debit or Credit Cards.
Payments can be made by Switch, MasterCard and Visa Cards. (There is no surcharge, however some cards are not accepted, please check within the office).
Paying by Cheque.
All cheques should be payable to "Wilkinson's" for the total amount due. Cheques for large amounts will be cleared before goods are released unless prior arrangements have been made with the auctioneer.
Wilkinson's are pleased to give verbal condition reports, which are meant as a guide only. Buyers are reminded that they should view before the sale to satisfy themselves as to the condition, any restoration, damage, origin, date, age, authorship, attribution and provenance.
Any statement made by the Auctioneer from the rostrum before accepting any bids shall be deemed to supersede any conditions, notices, descriptions and statements made in the catalogue or elsewhere.
Wilkinson's endeavour to catalogue all lots correctly, however should any lot prove to be a deliberate forgery, the auctioneers upon receipt of a written notice of such within seven days of the sale, shall rescind the sale, provided that the lot is returned within fourteen days of the sale in the same condition as at the time of sale. The benefit of this guarantee shall not be assignable. By making a bid, each buyer conditions, the damages recoverable by the vendor or the auctioneers from the defaulters shall include any loss incurred on sale, together with commission and expenses in respect of both sales.
It is essential that lots which were originally operated by mains electricity be checked by a qualified electrician before use. They may not comply with the current statutory requirements and as such are offered for solely for display of historical purpose.
Wilkinson's is situated in the centre of Doncaster near the market and is close to Doncaster's main line station (regular from King's Cross, London). Doncaster is served by M1, M18, M180 and A1(M) motorways.
Deliveries can be arranged by approved carriers, at the best available rates.
It is the buyers responsibility to check and confirm they are happy with any shipping or certification requirements for endangered or rare items related to their country (CITES). Although assistance will be granted, where possible, it is not Wilkinson's Auctioneers responsibility to review country import requirements for each piece, nor to apply for certificates on behalf of any bidder/buyer. If the winning bidder discovers there are limits or restrictions related to an item purchased after a lot has been won this is not grounds to delay or refuse payment, all means will be used to secure the payment due and appropriate feedback left in this situation.