The Auctioneers reserve the right of bidding
for, withdrawing, consolidating or dividing any lots, or varying the order
The highest accepted Bidder, subject to the Vendor's
reserve (if any) to be the purchaser. If any dispute should arise between
2 or more bidders, the lot in dispute to be immediately re-offered and
re-sold, the Auctioneers to be sole arbitrator in all matters of dispute.
Bidding. All prospective purchasers, whether bidding
in person, online, by proxy or by Absentee Bidding Form, are required to provide
full contact details, (names, telephone number, address and postcode)
prior to bidding and it is the prospective purchasers duty to contact
the Auctioneers to ascertain if they were successful or not. All lots
lie at the Purchaser's risk immediately they are sold.
No person to advance less than a sum named by the Auctioneer. No bidding to be retracted
Absentee bidders. The Auctioneers will be pleased to bid on a third party’s behalf and will buy at the lowest price possible having regard for other bids from the floor and Reserve Prices, if any.
The Auctioneers reserve the right to bid one more than the maximum bid shown, being not more than 10% of the selling price, if the bidding shall so fall.
Please ensure that bids are submitted at least 2 hours before the start of the sale. We cannot guarantee that bids received after this time period will be processed.
Live bidders. With the definition of 'live bidder' meaning anyone communicating their bids to Garth Denham and Associates Ltd via our live bidding server. Acceptance and rejection of online bids is at the discretion of the live bidding clerk and auctioneer.
It is the live bidders responsibility to manage the safety of their security credentials when accessing the bidding interface and the reliability of their computer hardware and software whilst using it. Any bid received via our online interface is as binding as those received in
person and no accommodation will be made for claims of accidental, unintentional or phantom bids.
Withdrawn Bids. The Auctioneer must be notified of withdrawn bids no later than 9.30am on the day of the auction.
The Auctioneers act as agents only. Each lot as set
out in the catalogue (or as divided or joined at the time of sale) is
sold with all faults and imperfections and neither the Vendor nor the
Auctioneers are responsible for the condition or quality of any lot.
All statements given within catalogue descriptions are not to be taken
as, or as implying, statements or representations of fact. Purchasers
are deemed to have satisfied themselves by personally inspecting or
otherwise as to all such matters and as to the physical description
of any lot. Neither the vendors nor the Auctioneers nor any person in
the employment of the Auctioneers have any authority to make or give
any representation or warranty as to the foregoing. Any "Condition Reports"
are given as a matter of personal opinion only and as such form no part
of any representation or warranty.
Catalogue descriptions. If, whilst cataloguing the
Auctioneers notice substantial and obvious faults, the symbol denoting
that fault will be included within the catalogue description i.e. (f)
faults, (b) beetle, (w) worm or (r) restoration. This must not be construed
that any lots not so marked are without faults and prospective purchasers
must satisfy themselves as to the true condition. Descriptions in inverted
commas i.e. "silver" and "Mahogany" indicate only a likeness and are
not subject to our Guarantee. All sizes are approximate. The internationally
accepted system for indicating authenticity is used for cataloguing
pictures applies. If in doubt please enquire further.
Denham's Guarantee. Every item offered for sale has
been carefully identified by the Auctioneers and the catalogue description
represents our unbiased opinion as to the true description of that lot.
Subject to any amendments made from the time the catalogue is published
and any amendments made at the time of sale, the Auctioneers, on behalf
of the vendors, will undertake to reimburse in full, the purchase price
including the premium of any lot that can be shown by the purchaser
to be incorrectly described as to material, age or attribution; (that
is to say place of manufacture, period, style, artist etc) so as to
substanstiallyaffect the value of the article, provided that it is returned
to the auctioneers within 5 days of the date of the sale, in the same
condition as at the time of the sale.
Payment. All lots must be paid for by 12 noon the Saturday following the sale and are subject to a Buyer's Premium
of 15% ( antique auctions ) or 20% ( general household auctions ) + vat, payable on the Hammer Price. Payment is accepted by cash,
sterling cheque (covered by an accompanying Bankers card), travelers
cheque (with appropriate identification), debit card (Switch/Solo/Visa
Debit/Electron) or credit card (Visa/Mastercard/American Express). Credit card payments
only are subject to a 3.5% surcharge on the Invoice total e.g. ( in the case of an antique auction ) Hammer
Price £100 + £15.00 Buyer's Premium + £3 VAT -
Invoice Total £118, if paid by Credit card will be £118
+ 3.5% = £122.13p. All goods must be paid for in full, prior to
Clearing. No clearing is allowed whilst the sale is
in progress (subject to the Auctioneers discretion on small, single
item lots). Items may be cleared on the day of sale until 5.30pm or
1 hour following the end of the sale, whichever is the later. Clearing
may also take place on the Thursday and Friday following the sale between
9am and 5pm and Saturday morning following the sale 9am - 12 noon. Any
Invoices remaining uapinpaid & uncleared after 12 noon, the Saturday
following the sale will be liable to a storage charge of £10.00
per lot per week or part thereof.
In cases where part of a lot is removed by a Purchaser
and a part left at the sale room, the Auctioneers reserve the right
to dispose of the goods after 3 working days following the sale, without
further reference to the Purchaser.
Attendance and/or bidding at the sale shall be
deemed to indicate full and irrevocable acceptance of the above conditions
and any other conditions printed, displayed by notice in the Auction
Galleries or expressed verbally before, during or at the time of sale.
Shipping of Goods. The Purchaser is solely responsible for, and must arrange, the shipping of any items purchased. With regard to smaller items ( provided we regard it suitable ), the Auctioneers can arrange Postage and Packing, the charge for which will be added to the Invoice Total.