Conditions of Sale

  1. The highest bidder shall be the buyer. In the event of any dispute as to the bidding in respect of any lot, that lot may be offered again at the discretion of the auctioneer whose decision shall be absolute and final.
  2. The auctioneer has the right –
    • To refuse any bid.
    • To advance the bidding at his absolute discretion.
    • To place a reserve on any lot.
    • To place a bid or bids on behalf of the seller.
    • To withdraw any lot from sale.
    • To require a successful bidder to pay forthwith the whole or any part of the purchase price.
  3. The auctioneer acts only as the agent of the seller and neither he nor the seller shall be responsible for any defects or faults in any lot or for any errors of description or for genuineness or authenticity of any lot and no compensation shall be paid in respect of same.  From the time of the lot being sold such lot will be the responsibility of the Buyer.
  4. Notwithstanding any other terms and conditions, if within fourteen days after the sale, The Collector shall receive from the buyer notice in writing accompanied by the written opinion of a competent expert or authority, that the property is a forgery and not later than seven days after such notification the buyer return the property to The Collector in the same condition at the time of sale and satisfies The Collector that the property is a forgery, the purchase price shall be refunded.
  5. Lots purchased may not be removed until payment in full has been made to the auctioneer and all payments should be made immediately after sale by Bank Cheque, cash or personal cheque made payable to Vanessa Crew Pty. Ltd. or The Collector.  The buyer’s personal cheque for amounts less than $1000 is acceptable provided prior arrangements are made.  For amounts in excess of $1000, lots may not be removed until either the buyer’s cheque is cleared by the paying bank or the buyer presents a bank cheque for the total amount due.  Goods to be payed for & picked up by 5.00pm Friday following sale otherwise a late payment fee of $10 will be incurred.
  6. BUYERS’ PREMIUM.  There is a 22%  buyer’s premium plus GST on this sale.
  7. Lots with * attract 10% GST on the hammer price.
  8. Some descriptions in the catalogue make a reference to damage.  This information is given for guidance only and absence of such a reference does not imply that a lot is free from damage and/or restoration, nor does any reference imply the absence of other faults.

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