This auction is held alongside the UK SummerNational - a 2 day specialist collectors extravaganza offering 40,000 sq ft of stalls - for which there is an admission charge.
BBR Terms & Conditions
CATALOGUE CONDITION TERMS:
As much care as is practicably possible is given to
descriptions. Many items are of an age or nature precluding
their being in pristine condition. We give serious
consideration to concerns brought to our attention but reserve
the right to disagree. Any additional information is generally
mentioned before bidding begins but it is often not possible
to contact absentee bidders at this point.
We are always happy to answer questions before a sale
but it is your responsibility to reassure yourself before
purchase. Generally we will indicate our judgement of lots
quality & condition, giving due consideration to age & rarity.
For guidance purposes only the following terms are used to
give a feel of this judgement.
Cleaned / Restored: An object has been subjected to some
restoration. Typically with glass items surface may appear
tumbled or dipped, to remove unsightly patina or chips, or
restored with resin. A ceramic item may have had portions
replaced or re-glued. We recommend you examine an item or
telephone for AB’s assessment of the extent of such. Cat.
descriptions may make reference to damage or restoration but
omission of such does NOT imply a lot is free from defects,
nor does a reference to a defect imply absence of others.
Good: We judge it to be a good example, displays well,
minus overtly unsightly damage. An item that is not pristine
with signs of use & age - might include scratches, tears,
Very Good: The item displays minor signs of wear, apparent
on close inspection. This may include inconsequential chips
or flaws, some corrosion to metal parts, or minor damage in
unseen area (ie base or rear).
Excellent/ A1: An item as near to possible pristine, taking
into account age. A bottle might for instance have base wear
but full body sheen & strong embossing - no chips or cracks.
Any time of manufacture flaws or patina of age in this
instance deemed either part of the character, or not
Many items are of an age/ nature precluding their
being in pristine condition. Some catalogue
descriptions may refer to damage/ & or restoration.
Omission of such does not imply a lot is free from
defects, nor does any reference to a particular
defect imply the absence of others.
No statement in this catalogue shall be deemed a
warranty, representation or assumption of liability
in respect of date, size, condition, quality,
importance or provenance. Ultimate judge, & onus,
is with the buyer.
The highest bidder is deemed the purchaser. Advances on
each lot determined by the Auctioneer.
BIDDING FOR SOMEONE ELSE?
If you intend to purchase items for another person
it is important you obtain a SEPARATE bidding
Performed on behalf of absent buyers to buy items as cheaply
as possible competing with other bids. No charge for this.
POSTAL BID SHEETS
Tied bids - the first to arrive secures. This can result in
bidding the same price as someone else but NOT securing. It
is in your best interest to return forms soon as possible. If
you tel or fax bids through you MUST ALSO post off the
bidding form, even though it may arrive after the sale.
Estimates are purely a guide - taking into account condition,
rarity, & current market interests. Particular rarities, highly
desirable, or unusual items can, & often do, exceed estimates.
ONLY tel bids STARTING at £200+ accepted due to
‘NR’ indicates lots with NO RESERVE. Other lots may
carry reserves but not always.
Tel/ postal/ fax & floor bids are a legally binding contract.
Purchases to be paid before taken away. Cheques to BBR
Auctions. Overdue accounts charged 3% after 21 days.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
BBR accepts: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Delta & Switch.
Renegotiated bank charges now just a 3% levy for this.
You must complete your credit card information on
the postal bid sheet - inc. EXPIRY DATE & ISSUE
No. & issue date for a Switch card.
Postal purchasers MUST advise how they wish items
sending. Full p & p costs borne by purchaser. Following a
sale we pack, weigh, & invoice for total amount, inc. p & p.
Packing & weighing can take one working week to complete
- please remain patient.
Generally our costs are much less than half competitors -
such as Mailbox etc. We try to keep costs low: packing time
& materials used. We have extensive experience with all
manner of shapes, sizes, & fragility, which may require
special boxes! Very bulky or heavy items we suggest carriers
rather than Parcel Force. If you have a preferential carrier
please advise when forwarding bids.
BBR can insure goods in transit IF REQUESTED. UK PO
rates: Extra insurance up to £1,000 goods value, £3.00 up to
£2,500 value. NOT done unless specifically requested at
time of bidding. Please familiarise yourself with P.O.
terms & conditions of insurance.
Insuring goods requires declaration of FULL value. You
decide disadvantages/ advantages regarding customs - &
advise (on bidding sheet).
AGENTS In all cases BBR act only as agents between
Vendor & Purchaser.
COMMISSION 15% buyers premium on hammer + vat.