Terms and Conditions

  • Border Auctions Ltd at their discretion has the right to refuse admission to their auctions or premises.
  • The use of video equipment during the sale is prohibited without prior permission of the auctioneer.
  • Electrical goods are sold as “ornaments” only and if bought for use must be checked for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician.
  • Border Auctions Ltd can collect or deliver your goods upon request
  • All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk.
  • Border Auctions Ltd disclaims any liability in respect of any injury or accident, which may occur.
  • Border Auctions Ltd act only as agents and Auctioneers for the vendors.
  • The vendor guarantees to Border Auctions Ltd that they have legal title to the goods or authority from the owner to sell, that they are over 18 and that details given as to their identification are true and accurate.
  • The vendor gives Border Auctions Ltd absolute right to photograph and illustrate any item placed for sale and to utilise the results as Border Auctions Ltd deem necessary.
    1. The vendor is entitled to place prior to the auction a reserve on any lot, being the minimum hammer price at which the lot can be sold. 
    2. Reserves must be reasonable, and the auctioneer may decline to offer any lot which in the auctioneers’ opinion has an unreasonably high reserve.
    3. A reserve once set cannot be changed except with the auctioneer’s consent.
    4. Where a lot has a reserve only the auctioneer may bid on behalf of the vendor.
  • All lots will be sold without reserve unless otherwise instructed by the vendor and agreed by the auctioneers.
  • Commission charged to the vendor on items in the antique sales will be 24% of the hammer price.
  • Commission charged to vendors on items in the General and Collectable sales will be 24% of the hammer price.
  • Commission includes fee for insurance, photography and cataloging of lots
  • No commission will be charged on unsold lots.
  • Lots may be withdrawn only on prior permission of Border Auctions Ltd and after settlement of any charges.
  • Payment to the vendors will be made as soon as all transactions are completed.
  • Unsold lots may be re-entered at the sole discretion of Border Auctions Ltd.
  • Where goods are an asset of the vendors business, the vendor will be required to disclose whether they are registered for VAT.
  • Vendors must arrange for the removal or disposal of goods not sold within 14 days of the sale date. Any item remaining after the 14 days period will be subject to a storage charge of £1.00 per item/day
  • Buyers shall be required to register for bidding prior to the auction. Some form of identification will be required if you are unknown to us.
  • All lots are offered for sale as found, with any defects, faults and omissions.
  • Buyers are deemed to have satisfied themselves as to age, condition and authenticity etc, before bidding.
  • Border Auctions Ltd act as agents only and disclaim responsibility by either vendor or purchaser nor do they guarantee the title of any lots sold by them or be held responsible for any defect in such title.
  • Commission bids may be left with the auctioneers indicating the sum to be bid for each lot excluding buyers commission. The auctioneer will execute the bid as cheaply as possible having regard to the reserve of the item/items (if any) and any other competing bids. If two buyers submit identical Commission bids the auctioneer may prefer the first bid received. Please enquire in advance before the start of the sale about arrangements for leaving commission bids by telephone, Email or in person.
  • Commission bids will be at the buyers risk and without legal obligation and should be in writing.
  • Telephone bids by prior arrangement with the Auctioneers. Bids will only be accepted on lots with a low estimate of £50
  • Goods will be sold to the highest bidder; the Auctioneer will have absolute discretion to regulate bidding, to re-offer lots where necessary and resolve any differences.
  • Bidding increments will be at the auctioneer’s discretion.
  • At the fall of the hammer the goods will be deemed to be delivered and remain at the buyer’s risk.
  • No transfer of purchasers’ names will be allowed.
  • All goods must be paid for on the date of the sale with cleared funds and removed within 7 days unless otherwise agreed.
  • Border Auctions Ltd offers an online bidding, commission bidding and telephone bidding service for bidders who cannot attend the sale
    1. In completing the bidder registration and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Border Auctions Ltd.
      Authorise Border Auctions Ltd, 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 and
    2. Confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Border

      Auctions Ltd and agree that Border Auctions Ltd are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale. 

  • Buyers will be able to collect their goods only at the end of the sale and upon handing over proof of purchase (buyers invoice) to one of the porters who will gather together all goods listed and hand them over to the buyer.
  • No lots can be removed until it is paid for.
  • Commission charged to buyers on items in the antique and collectables sales will be 24% of the hammer price.
  • Commission charged to buyers on items in the general and collectables sales will be 24% of the hammer price.
  • Condition Reports on lots will be provided upon request. A large numbers of requests received shortly before the sale may not receive a response.
  • Failure by the buyer to pay for any lot may be considered a breach of contract.
    • We, as agents for the vendor and on our own behalf may proceed to claim damages against you for the said breach of contract.
    • Or resell the lot by auction or privately in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting deficiency in the total. Any surplus arising from the said sale shall belong to the vendor.
    • Or remove and store the lot at your expense either on our premises or elsewhere. If this is the case we will charge interest not exceeding 1.5%/month on the total amount due.
    • Or retain any lots sold to you until you pay the total amount due.
    • We may also reject or ignore any bids made by you in future auctions or impose conditions before any such bid is accepted.
  • Buyers must arrange for the removal of goods within 10 days after the sale date. Any item remaining after the 10 days period will be subject to a storage charge of £1.00 per item/day.