Payment: Each Purchaser shall give in his name and address and proof of identity (if required) to the Auctioneers at a sale and shall if required pay such deposit as the Auctioneers may specify.
The Purchaser shall pay the Hammer Price together with a premium of 24% on the Hammer Price (this amount includes VAT and must not be shown separately or claimed as input tax). By the making of any bid the Purchaser acknowledges that his attention had been drawn to this fact and that he assents to the Auctioneers receiving the said commission. A 20% premium will be payable by Purchasers outside the European Union (EU). Zero-rated goods such as books will be subject to a premium of 20% whether within or outside the EU unless entered by a VAT registered Seller.
Items marked with an asterisk * in the Catalogue after the lot number and before the description will be subject to VAT at 20% on the Hammer Price (not chargeable to Purchasers outside of the EU).
Payments for lots must be made in cash, bankers draft or cheque guaranteed by the bank upon which it is drawn. Lots will not be released against cheques from Purchasers unknown to the Auctioneers until cleared by such Purchaser's bank. Payment is accepted by Visa and Mastercard. A surcharge of 3% plus VAT will be levied to accounts settled by credit cards. Payment is also accepted by most debit cards with no surcharge.
Overseas clients are requested to settle accounts by USA Dollars or Sterling bank transfer (details upon request), by Sterling cheques only if drawn on major English clearing houses, by Visa or Mastercard (a surcharge of 3% plus VAT [clients outside the EU exempt from VAT] will be levied to accounts settled by this method) or if payment is made on personal accounts in foreign currency the client is requested to add the equivalent of a further £10 to cover bank conversion charges. The Auctioneer reserves the right to claim back from the Purchasers any shortfall due to bank charges or currency fluctuations on that account.
No lots will be released by the Auctioneers until receipt of payment in full from the Purchaser.
Risk: All lots shall be the sole risk of the Purchaser from the fall of the hammer.
The Purchaser shall take all lots in the condition in which he finds them. It is the responsibility of all intending Purchasers to satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the authenticity in the authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot.
Delivery: Lots will only be released once payment in full has been received from the Purchaser.
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Lots will be dispatched (upon receipt of payment) by Special Delivery, insured or air mail post and bulky or expensive lots will be sent via a professional freight company unless written instructions to the contrary are received at the sole cost and risk of the Purchaser.
Postage is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU
The Auctioneers will provide full customs declarations on the Hammer Price plus the Purchaser's premium and Purchaser's shall be responsible for any customs charges made by the country of import.
A charge will be made for the packing of deliveries which is subject to VAT at 20% within the EU.