Important Information

BUYER’S PREMIUM

A Buyer's Premium of 27% (inclusive of VAT) will be added to the hammer price of each lot.

 

SALE DAY ATTENDANCE

We will be allowing buyers to attend the auction but are restricting the number of people able to attend.  If you wish to attend please let us know in advance.  Availability will be on a 'first come first serve' basis so please register your interest as soon as possible.

Following the recent Government and Public Health England guidance the wearing of a face covering becomes mandatory from Friday 24 July 2020 and anyone visiting our premises from that date onwards will be required to comply with this guidance. 

 

VIEWING

For those clients wishing to view the auction in person we have extended the number of pre-sale viewing days from two to five, from Tuesday 8 December through to Saturday 12 December. We will be operating an appointments system with a limited number of people being able to view at any one time. Please contact us by telephone, on 01353 653020 to arrange an appointment. 

Following the recent Government and Public Health England guidance the wearing of a face covering becomes mandatory from Friday 24 July 2020 and anyone visiting our premises from that date onwards will be required to comply with this guidance. 

 

LIVE BIDDING

Live online bidding is available via Rowley’s website. Please note there is an additional surcharge of 3% + VAT for this service.  Online bidding is also available via thesaleroom.com (an additional surcharge of 5% + VAT applies).

 

CONDITION REPORTS

As always, we will be very happy to respond to requests for a condition report or additional images for any lot. Please contact us in the usual way either by telephone, on 01353 653020, or by email mail@rowleyfineart.com.  We have uploaded additional images for the majority of lots and will also upload any further requested images to our website on a regular basis. 

 

ABSENTEE BID/TELEPHONE BIDS

Please contact Rowley's directly if you wish to leave an absentee bid or request a telephone bid. Requests for telephone bids is subject to the availability of lines and are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. 

 

SELLING RATE

Our auctioneer sells at approximately 120-150 lots per hour.  Buyers are advised to contact us to check the selling rate on the day of sale in case the auctioneer is ahead of schedule.

 

PAYMENT

We request that payment is received within 48 hours of the sale. 

 

CLEARANCE OF LOTS

You can collect goods you have purchased at the auction on an appointment basis only. Please contact us via email or telephone to arrange an appointment.

We request that lots should be collected within 7 days of the auction from our Ely premises.  If you are unable to collect within 7 days please refer to the list of carriers below who will be able to arrange packing and shipping for you.   Items not collected within 7 days will be removed to offsite storage and a storage charge will be incurred.  Items held in storage offsite can only be collected providing 3 days notice is given to Rowley's.  Items will not be released until payment of all charges have been paid.

 

COLLECTION BY AGENTS

We must receive written authority directly from the purchaser prior to goods being released.  The third party will also require proof of identity.

 

POSTAGE AND PACKAGING

On request, we can arrange postage and packing of small, non-fragile items via Royal Mail Special Delivery.  Rowley’s charge £10 for packaging plus the postage fee + VAT.  We aim to respond to postage requests as quickly as possible but please note during busy periods such requests may take up to a week to process.   The Post Office have a list of items that are prohibited and restricted and certain items which CANNOT be insured.   Rowley’s are not professional packers but do our utmost to pack items to ensure safe arrival.  Insurance is provided by the carrier ie Royal Mail in accordance with their terms and conditions.   

 

Purchasers through the-saleroom.com can obtain postage and shipping quotes through the-saleroom.com prior to each sale.  These items are usually collected from Rowley’s 5 days after the sale providing the purchaser’s invoice has been settled. 

We highly recommend successful purchasers use the services of a reputable professional carrier for packing who will provide prompt quotations and collection from Rowley’s. We recommend:

  

JENTEL PACKING (Specialist in Fine Arts, Antiques, Valuables, Collectables and Fragile items –  Worldwide)

25 Orion Court, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex SS14 3DB 

Email: enquiries@jentelpacking.co.uk   

Telephone: + 44 (0) 1268 776777

 www.jentelpacking.co.uk

 

MAIL BOXES ETC (Antiques, Fine Art and Collectables - Worldwide)

23 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1AH

Email: info@mbecambridge.com

Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 361601

www.mbe.co.uk/cambridge/auction

 

ALBAN SHIPPING (All items – Worldwide)

Unit 4, Premier Business Park, Dencora Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU3 3HP

Telephone + 44 (0) 1582 493099

www.albanshipping.co.uk

 

LOCAL CARRIERS

For local carriers please contact us for details.