This is a timed auction, commencing with lot 1.
You will be able to place bids from 2pm on Friday 9 February and the auction will close in sequential order from 6pm on Sunday 18 February.
A countdown clock is placed under every lot on the lot detail page for you to keep track on the time remaining to bid before the lot is closed. The sale will close one lot at a time, in sequential order.
If a new highest bid is placed during the last 5 minutes before a lot closes, the end time for that lot will be extended by another 5 minutes until there are no more bids remaining. A lot of bidding activity happens in those final minutes, so keep monitoring the lots you are interested in.
This is an online only auction, and lots will not be available to view at our auction rooms, however, all items are comprehensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.
If you require further information please request a condition report. Should you require further images, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01279 817778.
HOW TO BID
For more information on how to bid in this auction, please visit:
To save you having to wait, we operate a mandatory booking system for collections. Please book your appointment 24 hours in advance, to ensure your items are ready when you arrive.
Items will be available to collect from the day after the sale at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8GE.
Please click here to book a time slot. Please select ‘Collection’ as your appointment type when booking your collection time.
Please note that all lots should be paid for and collected by 5pm on the Friday following the sale from our Stansted Auction Rooms, unless alternative arrangements have been agreed with us.
SWORDERS' DELIVERY SERVICE
Sworders offer a delivery service for item(s) purchased, either by shipping ourselves, or use of a third party logistics company.
If you purchase an item from the sale, where possible, we will allocate a shipping cost to the item. You will be able to see this in your Sworders account after the sale. From there you can then decide to accept the delivery service. If no shipping cost is available, due to the size/weight of the item, a bespoke shipping estimate can be obtained after the sale using the link in your invoice email.
Please note, if you purchase multiple lots from the same auction, we will combine packaging/deliveries to reduce the shipping costs.
Only when the shipping costs have been paid will the item(s) be collected from Sworders for shipping. Additionally, please ensure that the Delivery address is correct and up to date in your Sworders account; if this is blank, your Correspondence address will be used.
You are, of course, very welcome to use an alternative courier; please contact them directly to receive a quote for costs.
If you are successful we will email an invoice to you at the close of the auction. Please follow a link on the invoice which will enable you to pay immediately and securely.
Alternatively, you may pay electronically. Our bank details are:
HSBC Bank Plc
18 North Street
Account GES and Sons Ltd.
Sort Code 40-12-03
Account No. 21569996
We also accept payment by credit and debit card. We cannot accept payment by cash or cheque.
Lots marked with a ▴ may attract the Artist’s Resale royalty charge at the rate of 4% of the hammer price.
This royalty, where applicable, will be charged to the purchaser.
Buyer's Premium 25% + VAT (18% + VAT for Fine Wine and Spirits auctions)