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Robert J. Sperring (b. 1929)

Lot 19: Robert Sperring, Captain Cook's camp site, oil on board, signed and dated 1970, 19 x 29cm

Bargain Hunt Auctions

November 12, 2016
Thornleigh, Australia

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Robert Sperring, Captain Cook's camp site, oil on board, signed and dated 1970, 19 x 29cm

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d. We can arrange transport via Australia Post, Pack and Send or courier
e. If items are sent by Australia Post we automatically send the parcel Registered Post
f. if the item has a value over $100 we automatically include insurance, unless otherwise advised.
g. All care is taken with handling and potage but BHA are not responsible for any breakages during transport

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a. If you are wanting a quote for postage please advise us via email
b. we will contact you asap with a Paypal Invoice including postage and handling costs c. A handling fee of approx. $20 will be charged
d. We can arrange transport via Australia Post, Pack and Send or courier
e. If items are sent by Australia Post we automatically send the parcel Registered Post
f. if the item has a value over $100 we automatically include insurance, unless otherwise advised.
g. All care is taken with handling and potage but BHA are not responsible for any breakages during transport


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By registering to bid on this auction you agree to the following terms and conditions. Payment is due in Ten (10) business days after then ending of sale. We serve the right to hold merchandise until payment clears. Telephone and absentee bidders will be notified by e-mail within two (2) days of sale end. We accept payment in the form of cash, check, money order, and wire transfer, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. We accept the bank wire transfer, PayPal, Cash, and Money Order for American payment of more than $2000 USD. We accept American Visa and MasterCard to make payment for Invoice Amount under $2000 USD. We do not accept International card to make payment. For international payment, we only accept wire transfer and PayPal. For all wire transfer, there is $30 Bank Fee for charge. For PayPal, we will charge 4.5% transaction fee. For American Credit Card, there is 3% transaction fee.

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NO WARRANTY: Everything in this auction is being sold "AS IS - WHERE IS" to the highest bidder, without warranty or guarantee of any kind. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. EJ'S Auction & Consignment is not responsible for missing or broken items after the auctioneer sells that item. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS.

CONDITION OF ITEMS SOLD: The auctioneer shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity of, or defect in any lot, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance will be made or sale set aside on account of any incorrectness, error in cataloging, or any imperfection not noted. No deduction will be allowed on damaged articles as all goods being exposed for public exhibition are sold as is and without recourse.


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