Terms and conditions of the auction:
Prices stated in the catalogue are estimates only; they do not include auctioneers premium.
All bids are to be in Euros. All bids are final and binding on the bidder. During the auction the following firm increases are applicable:
Bidders, who send their bids by e-mail or in writing, are fully entitled to return items within 7 days. Bidders, present at the auction, are advised that all items will be deemed to have been inspected by them and that all items may be returned within 4 days.
All items may be viewed on the day prior to the auction and on the day of the auction up to 12 noon.
Successful bidders will receive an invoice. Buyers present at the auction must pay on collection.
The property in a lot shall not pass to the Buyer until the purchase price has been paid in full.
International Chess Auctions retains the right at its absolute discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding as it may decide, to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of dispute to put any Lot up for auction again.
The following words and expressions shall have the following meanings in our terms of business:
Bought in - unsold, having failed at auction to reach a reserve.
Hammer Price- the price at which the Lot is knocked down to the Buyer.
Lot - any item deposited with International Chess Auctions with a view to its sale at auction whether on its premises or elsewhere and in particular, item or items described against any Lot No. in the catalogue or on our web site.
Proceeds of sale - the net amount due to the Seller, being the hammer price less commission or any other amount due to the Auctioneers.
Purchase price - the Hammer Price plus any premium, handling, postal or insurance charges.
Overseas buyers must pay pro-forma on receipt of invoice. All items will be sent insured parcel post charged to the buyer. The buyer will pay a commission fee of 12.5% to the auctioneers, additional to the hammer price.
Intending bidders should note:
Cutting to the chase:
We hope that this Web page provides a clear picture about our auction. Yet, some points might sound complicated and so here we would like to summarise most important details: