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Lot location
Plymouth, Devon
Antiques & Collectables - Please check our Important Sale Information before bidding particularly Registration, Condition Reports and Shipping
Venue address
Faraday Mill Trade Park
Plymouth, Devon
United Kingdom

Multi-location - see lot details

Antiques & Collectables - Please check our Important Sale Information before bidding particularly Registration, Condition Reports and Shipping

Auction dates
Feb 20, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
Viewing dates
Feb 19, 2013 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM GMT
Feb 20, 2013 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM GMT
Auction currency
Accepted cards

We regret that Plymouth Auction Rooms are only able to offer a limited packing and dispatch service principally for small non breakable items , a minimum charge of £20.00 will be incurred. We recommend Mailboxes Etc for all packaging and shipping + 44 (0) 1752 257224 

Conditions of Business
PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept credit or debit card payments over the phone for amounts in excess of £500. Successful bidders are welcome to arrange payment via bank transfer. Information can be obtained directly from the auctioneer.

Explanatory Introduction To Our Auctions
The Auctioneer acts only as agent of the seller (unless otherwise specifically declared). Accordingly a seller is not paid until payment is received from the Buyer, nor is the auctioneer necessarily in a position to know the history of or asses the quality of Lots sold on behalf of these principals. In addition, Lots sold are likely to have been subject to wear and tear caused by use or the effects of age and may therefore have faults and imperfections. Buyers are given ample opportunity at viewing times to examine Lots to be sold and will be assumed to have done so. They must rely solely on their own skill or judgement as to whether Lots are fit for any particular purpose, and as to compliance with catalogue descriptions or illustrations-see Condition 6

1. Bids
All bids made shall be treated as offers made upon these conditions of Sale and all persons present are admitted to attend a Sale on the basis that they have notice of these conditions.

2. Ascertainment of the Buyer
The Buyer shall be the person making the highest bid which is acceptable to the Auctioneer as signified by the fall of the hammer. In the case of a dispute during or immediately after the sale of the Lot, the auctioneer may if thinks fit put up the Lot again for sale.

3. Auctioneer’s Discretion
The Auctioneer has sole discretion (a) to refuse any bid, (b) to advance the bidding as he may decide, (c) to decide whether there has been a dispute as to the bidding and under Condition 2 to resell the Lot in question, (d) to withdraw or divide any Lot or combine one Lot with another or others, and (e) to exclude any person from the auction room.

4. Reserves and Seller’s Right to Bid
Lots put up for Sale are subject (a) to any reserve price imposed by the Seller, (b) the right of the Auctioneer to bid on behalf of the Seller, and (c) where no reserve price has been imposed (but in no other case) for the Seller to bid personally or through any one agent.

5. Buyer’s Duties & Buyers Premium
The Buyer shall supply his name and address prior to the sale. The Buyer shall forthwith or as soon as reasonably possible after the sale of the relevant Lot (a) supply, if so required, bank or other suitable references, (b) pay the full purchase price in a way acceptable to the Auctioneer, and (c) on proof of payment clear the Lots purchased by him after the Sale in exchange for the auctioneer’s delivery order not later than the two days following the Sale. The full purchase price shall be the final bid plus a VAT-inclusive premium of 20%.

In accordance with ‘Artists Resale Rights Regulations’ or Droit De Suite enforced on 14th February 2006 all lots marked with a D are subject to a resale royalty charge payable by the buyer. This will apply only to lots prefixed with a D selling for 1000 euros or more and will be charged at the rate of 4% of the total hammer price (exclusive of buyer’s premium). The resale royalty right payment is not subject to VAT and is payable in sterling. The amount due is calculated on the day of the sale at the prevailing rate of exchange. Payment is passed directly to the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), 33 Great Sutton Street, London, EC10 0DX. For further information please contact DACS 0845 410 3410 or At the current rate this applies to lots selling over £853.00.

6. Payment
Subject only to any arrangements made with Plymouth Auction Rooms the Buyer shall pay the total invoice by 4.30pm on the second working day following the sale.

The following methods of payment are available: Cash (subject to certain restrictions and legal limits), Cheque, Sterling Bank Draft, Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Debit Cards.

7. Liability of the Auctioneer and Sellers
Subject to Condition 8, (a) Lots are sold with all faults and imperfections and neither the seller nor the Auctioneer is responsible for any defects whatsoever, (b) no warranty is given or authorised to be given by the Seller or the Auctioneer with regard to any Lot other than that the Seller had the right to sell it;(c) any express or implied conditions of warranties whether relating to description or quality, are hereby excluded.

8. Catalogue Descriptions
The Auctioneer undertakes that care has been taken to see that the catalogue descriptions are accurate and reliable, but these are necessarily matters of opinion only and shall not be taken to be statements of fact. Subject to Condition 8, neither the Seller nor Auctioneer is responsible for the correctness of any description of any lot or its attribution in any manner to any particular originator.

9. Forgeries
Notwithstanding Condition 6 and 7, if the Auctioneer receives notice in writing from the Buyer within fourteen days of Sale that in his opinion a Lot is a forgery (as defined in Condition 10) and on giving such notification the Lot in question is returned to the Auctioneer at his working premises in the same condition as when bought, then if on assertion, the Auctioneer decided that the Lot is forgery the sale of the Lot will be rescinded and the purchase price repaid to the Buyer.

10. Property in Lots and Risks
The Buyer shall not become the owner of any Lot, and the Auctioneer shall have a lien thereon, until the Buyer has discharged the purchase price, but after the fall of the hammer the risk of any damage or loss shall nevertheless be the Buyer’s.

11. Definitions and Interpretation
In these conditions, (a) References to ‘The Auctioneer’ shall be taken to mean, as the context so admits, Plymouth Auction Rooms, or any director, partner or employee thereof at the time of the sale; (b) ‘Buyer’ shall have the meaning ascribed to in Condition 2 and for the purpose of these conditions all buyers shall be deemed to be principals unless to the knowledge of the Auctioneer they are acting as agent on behalf of the named principal; (c)’Forgery’ means a lot (i) which is so constituted as deliberately to deceive when considered in the light of its catalogue description, and (ii) whose value as much as materially less than if it had complied with the catalogue description; (d)The Interpretation Act 1978 shall apply to the general construction of terms and expressions used in these conditions as if in a statue, and these conditions shall be governed by English Law.

12. Withdrawal of Lots
The Auctioneers reserve the right to withdraw any lot form the sale at any time before the fall of the hammer with there decision being final.

13. Remedies for Non-Payment or Failure to Collect Purchases
If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these conditions or if there is any other breach of these conditions, we as agent for the seller and on our own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies.
a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract.
b) to rescind the sale of that lot and/or any other lots sold by us to you;
c) to resell the Lot ( by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficient in the total amount due ( after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs) Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller.
d) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due
e) to reject and ignore bids by you ( and your agents) at any future auctions.

14. Online Bidding
Plymouth Auction Rooms offer an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Plymouth Auction Rooms you:
1. authorise Plymouth Auction Rooms, 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, and
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Plymouth Auction Rooms through and agree that Plymouth Auction Rooms are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.


Droit de Suite is a royalty payable to a qualifying artist or the artist’s heirs each time a work is resold during the artist’s lifetime and up to a period of 70 years after the artist’s death.

Royalties are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on the hammer price excluding the buyer’s premium. The royalty does not apply to lots selling below the sterling equivalent of €1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is the sterling equivalent of €12,500 .

Droit de Suite, which is not subject to VAT, will be added to the buyer’s purchase price and then passed on to the relevant collecting agency.

For further information please contact DACS 0845 410 3410 or Or Artist Collecting Society 01845 11 22 400

Please enquire for the accepted exchange rate on the day of the sale

Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows:

4% Up to €50,000

Currently £838.00

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept credit or debit card payments over the phone for amounts in excess of £500. Successful bidders are welcome to arrange payment via bank transfer. Information can be obtained directly from the auctioneer.

Buyers Premium is 20% including VAT

Lots purchased online with will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed

Please register for this sale at the earliest opportunity, allowing us time to verify and register you. We cannot guarantee that your registration will be approved if you sign up to bid on the morning of the sale or during the auction.

Commission Bids & Condition reports - the cut off point for commission bids and condition reports is 6.00pm on the Tuesday, the day prior to the sale.

We can only accept phone bids on items with an estimate of £250 or over. Subject to Availability.

Payment for lots bought will be taken from the Debit/Credit card registered with immediately after the sale. Any bidder who wishes to change their payment method i.e. to bank transfer or cheque, must notify the Auctioneers by telephone 01752 254740 or e-mail

Please note credit card payments will incur a 2.50% fee on the total invoice and debit card payments .50 pence. International debit cards attract a 3% surcharge


We regret that Plymouth Auction Rooms are only able to offer a limited packing and dispatch service principally for small non breakable items , a minimum charge of £15.00 will be incurred.
We recommend Mailboxes Etc for all packaging and shipping
+ 44 (0) 1752 257224

For higher price purchases we may request payment by Bank Transfer, BACS or Cheque rather than Card Transaction. ID will be requested for release of goods.