Bids to place
Below are all the items and bids you are about to register with us. To remove a
bid, click the white X in the red circle next to the bid you wish to remove.
If you have bid with us before you can enter your username and password here and
we will retrieve your details from our records
As this service is without charge the auctioneer cannot be held responsible for
bids being missed for any reason whatever.
The Auctioneer reserves the right to exceed the maximum amount by one bid in order
to secure the lot on your behalf
Minimum commisioned bid accepted is £20
I authorise Duggleby Stephenson Ltd to bid on the lots entered on my behalf.
These will be purchased as cheaply as other bids or reserves permit
I Agree to comply with all
conditions of sales.
Please contact me regarding delivery or P&P if my bids are sucessful.
Duggleby Stephenson Ltd carries on business with bidders, buyers and all those present
in the auction room prior to or in connection with a sale on the following General
Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices as may be referred to
In these Conditions:
2. BIDDING PROCEDURES AND THE BUYER
(2) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount
of any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.
Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.
4. THE PURCHASE PRICE
The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 16.67% which
plus VAT on the premium at the rate imposed by law.
5. VALUE ADDED TAX
Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with
an asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate
prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant Lots.
(Please refer to "Information for Buyers" for a brief explanation of the VAT position).
(1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will:
(2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from you
to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your agent,
whether express or implied.
7. TITLE AND COLLECTION OF PURCHASES
8. REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OR FAILURE TO COLLECT PURCHASES
(1) 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:
(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights
and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect
of breach of these conditions
9. THIRD PARTY LIABILITY
All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note
the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither
the auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal
injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for
the safety of the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.
10. COMMISSION BIDS
Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always
responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to
have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if
so instructed clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer
nor our employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where
such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level
are recorded we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first
bid so made.
11. WARRANTY OF TITLE AND AVAILABILITY
The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner
of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign
it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free
from any third party claims.
The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for
default by sellers or buyers.
13. TERMS OF SALE
The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these
Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the
consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot.
14. DESCRIPTIONS AND CONDITION
(1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to
carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample
opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent
experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description
applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably,
representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date,
age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion.
We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept
liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing
neither we the auctioneer nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability
for the correctness of such opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether
relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory,
are hereby excluded. This Condition is subject to the next following Condition concerning
deliberate forgeries and applies save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information
(2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by auction
for purposes of consumer legislation.
Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate
forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 21 days of the auction
provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars
identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of
defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate
forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer's
premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view
of scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able
to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this
The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy
provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.
16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises
or attendance at our auctions by any person.
17. (1) any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in
respect of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions
provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.
(2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit
of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce
18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class
mail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee 48
hours after posting.
19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of
items in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any
glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.
20. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the
strict terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the
position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession
only; in all other respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force
21. DROIT DE SUITE royalty charges. From 14th February 2006 all UK art market professionals
(which includes but is not limited to auctioneers, dealers, galleries, agents and
other intermediaries) are required to collect a royalty payment for all works of
art that have been produced by living artists. This payment is only calculated on
qualifying works of art which are sold for a hammer price more than the UK sterling
equivalent of EURO 1,000- the UK sterling equivalent will fluctuate in line with
prevailing exchange rates. It is entirely the responsibility of the buyer to acquaint
himself with the precise EURO to UK sterling exchange rate on the day of the sale
in this regard and the auctioneer accepts no responsibility whatsoever if the qualifying
rate is different to the rate indicated. All items in this catalogue that are marked
with DDS are potentially qualifying items and the royalty charge will be applied
if the hammer price achieved is more than the UK sterling equivalent of EURO 1,000.
The royalty charge will be added to the to all relevant buyers’ invoices and must
be paid before items can be cleared. All royalty charges are passed on to the Design
and Artists Copyright Society (‘DACS’) no handling costs or additional fees with
respect to these charges will be retained by the auctioneers. The royalty charge
that will be applied to qualifying items which achieve a hammer price of more than
the UK sterling equivalent of EURO 1,000, but less than the UK sterling equivalent
of 50,000 is 4%. For qualifying items that sell for more than the UK sterling equivalent
of EURO 50,000 a sliding scale of royalty charges apply – for a complete list of
royalty charges and threshold levels please see www.dacs.org.uk. There is no VAT
payable on this royalty charge.
22. ONLINE BIDDING
Duggleby Stephenson Ltd offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders
who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your
credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with Duggleby Stephenson
Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will
be subject to an additional % commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the
23. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.