Live bidding may start higher or lower
€1 - 100,000:
€100,001 - 250,000:
€250,001 - 500,000:
Contract: By bidding at auction, whether present in person or through an agent, by written bid, telephone or other means, the Buyer agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.
Payment: We accept wire transfer, MC/VISA.
Shipping: Until the full price has been paid and until delivery, lots are held in storage on the premises of Aste Bolaffi and insured with adequate coverage at the expense of Aste Bolaffi. On request, after payment has been made, lots can be shipped by insured parcel post at the risk and expense of the buyer. The customs and export duties are also for the account of the buyer. Any export requests will be made by the auction house on behalf of the buyer to the appropriate government offices.
The buyer will be required to pay all costs on receipt of the invoice. Eight weeks are generally necessary to obtain an export permit.
Buyers Premium: A commission in favor of Aste Bolaffi will be charged to the buyer, in
addition to the hammer price, as written here after:
On first 100.000 28%
From 100.001 to 250.000 25,5%
From 250.001 to 500.000 23%
An then 21% from 500.001.
LOTS WITH ADDITIONAL VAT
Lots marked by a red symbol are invoiced differently and have a different
buyer's premium on hammer price which vary depending on where the
item is shipped.
Goods that remain within UE
- Buyer's premium of 18%
- VAT on hammer price at the following rates: books 4% - stamps 10% - all other categories 22%
- VAT payable at 22% on buyer's premium
Goods that are shipped outside UE
- Buyer's premium is the same as that one applied in case of VAT
Condition Reports: The lots are sold "as is". Catalogue descriptions as well as any other indication
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or illustration regarding the lots, are purely statements of opinion
and are not to be relied upon as statements of warranty. Potential buyers
are encouraged to inspect the lots in person or through a knowledgeable
representative during the pre-auction viewing in order to assess their authenticity,
preservation, provenance, quality and any defects. On request
and for guidance only, Aste Bolaffi provides condition reports that can add
more information to the catalogue descriptions.
Rare books and autographs auction: The buyer shall not be entitled to
dispute any damage to bindings, foxing, wormholes, trimmed pages or
plates or any other defect affecting the integrity of the text and /or its illustration
including: indexes of plates, blank pages, insertions, supplements
and addictions subsequent to the date of publications of the work.
No refund will be considered for books not described in the catalogue. Poster auction:
• Condition A Poster in very fine condition. Colors are fresh; no paper
loss. Some slight defect or tear but very marginal. A+: wonderful example
of a poster rarely seen in such fine condition. A-: some slight dirt,
fold, tear or other minor restoration.
• Condition B Poster in good condition. Some slight paper loss, but
not in the image or in any important area. If some restoration it is not
immediately evident. Lines and colors good, paper may have yellowed.
B+: poster in very good condition. B-: in fairly good condition.
• Condition C Poster in fair condition. The light-staining may be more
pronounced, restorations, folds or flaking are more readily visible, and
possibly some minor paper loss occurs. The poster is otherwise intact,
the image clear, and the colors still faithful to the artist's intent.
• Condition D Poster in bad condition. A large part of such poster may
be missing, including some important image area; colors