Terms and Conditions
Conditions of sale: • All lots must be paid for before being removed from the saleroom. Payment must be made in cash, Bank Transfer, Debit Card or Credit Card • The highest bidder shall be the purchaser. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse the bidding of any person, or to bid for himself or any other client • Any disputes to be settled by the auctioneer, whose decision is final • At the fall of the hammer each lot is considered sold and becomes the responsibility of the purchaser • All lots must be cleared on the day of sale or the following day (or storage arrangements made with the company). Successful commission bidders should make arrangements for collection as soon as possible • All statements contained in the catalogue as to age, condition or authenticity are made without responsibility on the part of the auctioneer and should be regarded as opinions and not statements of fact. All items are sold as seen with all faults and imperfections • All persons attending the sale or viewing do so at their own risk. The auctioneers accept no responsibility for any loss or injury sustained while on the premises • A buyer's premium of 18% (minimum £2) + VAT is charged on each lot • Children must be supervised at all times NOTICE 1. All statements contained in the catalogues as to any Lot are made without responsibility on the part of the Vendors or the Auctioneers. 2. All statements contained in the catalogue as to the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any Lot are statements of opinion, and are not to be taken as, or as implying, statements or representations of fact. Imperfections not stated 3. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to all such matters and as to the physical description of any Lot. 4. Neither the Vendor of any Lot nor the Auctioneers make or give, nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty in relation to any Lot. 5. The purchaser shall pay the hammer price together with a premium of 18% of the hammer price, plus VAT. The premium at the appropriate rate is payable by all purchasers. 6. The vendor authorises the auctioneer to deduct commission and expenses at the stated rates from the hammer price and acknowledges the auctioneer's right to retain the premium payable by the purchaser. CONDITIONS OF SALE 1. The Auctioneers act as Agents only. Each Lot as set out in the catalogue, or as divided or joined with any Lot or Lots at the sale at the sole discretion of the Auctioneers, is sold with all faults imperfections and errors of description, and neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneer are responsible for the authenticity, attribution genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any Lot. All statements in the catalogue as to any such matters are statements of opinion, and are not to be taken as, or as implying, statements, or representations of fact. Purchasers are deemed to have satisfied themselves by inspection or otherwise as to all such matters and as to the physical description of any Lot. Neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers make or give, nor has any person in the employment of the Auctioneers any authority to make or give, any representation or warranty, and in any event neither the Vendor nor the Auctioneers are responsible for any representation or warranty of for any statement in the catalogues. 2. Subject to the reserve price, if any, up to which figure the Auctioneers reserve the right of bidding, the highest bidder shall be the Purchaser, and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the Auctioneer shall adjudicate and his decision shall be final and binding on both parties. No person to advance a less sum than shall be named by the Auctioneer, nor to retract his or her bidding. No Lot to be removed until paid for. 3. The Purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, and pay for each Lot at the fall of the hammer (if required), in default of which the Lot to be put up again. The Auctioneer reserves the right of withdrawing, consolidating, dividing or altering the order of any Lots. 4. All Lots to be paid for one on or before the close of the sale, and shall remain at the risk of the respective Purchasers from the fall of the hammer until their removal, the same to be taken with all faults and errors of description. All Lots must be cleared by 4pm on the Wednesday following the sale. 5. It is expressly stipulated that all Lots are sold for Cash Before Delivery (unless a previous arrangement has been made with the Auctioneer); and should the delivery of a Lot or Lots be obtained by the tender of a cheque; which shall be unprovided for, the Purchaser so acting will be deemed guilty of obtaining goods under false pretences and be legally dealt with accordingly. The Contract of Sale shall be deemed to be with the Auctioneer and all payments to be made to him only. Cheques from persons unknown to the Auctioneer cannot be accepted. Payments via credit cards is charged an extra 3% 6. Upon failure of complying with any of the above Conditions the Lots un-cleared shall be re-sold by public or private sale and the deficiency (if any) together with all expenses attending such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulter at this sale. 7. The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots or to withdraw any Lot or Lots from the sale, to refuse bids, regulate bidding or cancel the sale without in any case giving any reason or without previous notice. He may bid on behalf of the vendor for all goods which are being offered subject to reserve or at the Auctioneer's discretion. 8. The highest bidder shall be the buyer except in the case of a dispute. If during the auction the Auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen he has absolute discretion to settle it or to re-offer the lot. The Auctioneer may at his sole discretion determine the advance of bidding or refuse a bid. Online Bidding Hyperion Auctions offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com & Easy Live Auction for bidders who cannot attend the sale. In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com & Easy Live Auction and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Hyperion Auctions : - authorise Hyperion Auctions , if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com, and - confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Hyperion Auctions through www.the-saleroom.com & Easy Live Auction and agree that Hyperion Auctions are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfillment of the sale. Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price For Charges through Easy Live Auction please consult there website.