Below are the answers to some of the questions we're most often asked. If we havne't answered your question below, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help you.
The purchaser shall pay the hammer price together with a buyer's premium of 20% of the hammer price plus VAT (24% inc. VAT). Please note that Anderson & Garland operate within the UK Auctioneers VAT Scheme therefore VAT is levied on the buyer's premium only (not the hammer price) except in special circumstances where a clear indication will be given.
Prospective buyers are required to register before the sale giving their full name and address, along with telephone and e-mail contact details. Additional information may be requested depending on the level of bidding to be undertaken and in some cases proof of ID and/or a bank reference may be required. Registration can be done via our website, or on sale day at reception and by email or telephone for absentee bids. Alternatively you can bid live via the-saleroom.com - registration must be done directly with them.
You can bid in person at the auction, by leaving a commission bid on our website prior to the sale, by telephone (in certain circumstances), or by leaving an absentee bid via email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the sale. Further information is given on each of these bidding methods below.
Telephone bids are only available for lots estimated at over £250. Lots which are bought for less than £250 via telephone bidding will incur a £10 (plus VAT) per lot charge. We only accept telephone bidding registrations up to the day prior to the lot in question going under the hammer. At the point of registration all new bidders will be required to submit proof of identification and address. This can be either a current driver's licence or ID card showing the registered address, or a passport together with a recent utility bill bearing the registered address which can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 0191 4303001,. Only when this identification is received can the registration process be completed and your telephone line will then be secured for you. As the number of telephone lines are limited, early booking is recommended. (We also recommend that you leave an “emergency cover bid" in case we are unable to reach you by telephone). Please note - there are inherent dangers with telephone bidding; despite our best efforts, Anderson & Garland Ltd. may be unable to contact the intending bidder at the appropriate time. All such arrangements are therefore made entirely at the intending bidder’s risk.
Yes, you can place an absentee bid through our website, up to 30 minutes before the sale begins.
If you are unable to attend the sale in person and would like the Auctioneer to bid on your behalf, please complete an absentee bidding form and hand in to reception at Anderson House by 4.30pm the day before the sale commences. Alternatively you may submit your absentee bids stating the lot numbers and maximum bid on each Lot by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephoning our team on 0191 430 3000 or by fax to 0191 430 3001. We will try to secure the item for you as reasonably as is allowed by other bids and the reserve price, if any. Commissions placed by telephone, fax or e-mail are made only at the buyer's own risk.
All books are sold on a non-returnable basis. We may be able to assist bidders who cannot attend our viewing days by providing general condition reports. These are intended as a guide only and no assumptions should be made concerning absolute condition or that all pages, illustrations, etc. are present. We cannot refund purchase on the basis that a book is incomplete even if a condition report was provided.
We ask tha all potential new bidders wishing to bid on a vehicle, please be aware that prior to the sale they will need to provide full ID in the form of a driving licence/passport and a copy of a utility bill.
Buyer's premium is 10% +VAT on the hammer price.
Agents buying on behalf of a third party must have written authority from their principal clearly stating their authorisation to bid.
We will also require a 10% deposit of the lower estimate at the time of registering, which can be made during the viewing period. If unsuccessful, then we will issue a refund immediately.
There will be no internet bidding on this lot.