General auction information not included in the Terms and Conditions
Catalogue numbers and descriptions
All philatelic items are graded and described in relation to their condition as normally found. Quotations of catalogue numbers and values are taken from Stanley Gibbons catalogues, and other catalogues named in the text, current at the time of lotting.
It may be possible, strictly by prior arrangement, to bid using a direct telephone connection to the auction room. We can make no guarantee of the availability of this facility nor we will we be held responsible for any technical failures of this process. You are advised in any event to submit back up bids in the event of our inability to contact you.
If you are unable to attend the auction we will execute bids on your behalf. Bids may be submitted by post, fax, e-mail or telephone.
Please note that in the case of postal and e-mail bids that sending is no guarantee of receipt and you are advised to seek confirmation that your bids have been received.
Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is allowed by other bids and reserves. This service is provided for the convenience of clients and Grosvenor will not be held responsible for failure to execute bids. Absentee bids, when placed by telephone, are accepted only at the sender’s risk and must be confirmed by letter of fax.
Please note that we cannot accept bids received less than one hour before the start of the auction.
The following Auction Agents will be pleased to represent you at Grosvenor Auctions:
Jean Lancaster Auction Agency,
48 Woodbines Avenue, Kingston Upon Thames ,
Surrey KT1 2AY
Telephone 020 8547 1220 Fax 020 8547 1220
Trevor Chinery (formerly the Mary Weeks Agency)
3 Sir Isaac Newton Drive, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 7SG
Telephone 01205 330026 Fax 01205 315292
Nick Martin (Love Auctions)
Telephone 01205 460968
Should you be a successful bidder, you will receive an invoice detailing your purchases. All purchases are insured in transit and will be sent by Special Delivery, International Signed For or Courier unless otherwise instructed, for which a minimum charge of £6.00 + VAT will be added to your invoice. Purchases weighing in excess of the maximum allowed weights for these services will be sent by approved courier at the lowest available cost unless we are otherwise instructed.
Please note that all payments for purchases by credit card are subject to a surcharge of 2.5% plus VAT on the surcharge, on the total invoice price.
ALL BIDS WILL BE TAKEN AS EXCLUDING THE BUYERS' PREMIUM. A Buyers' Premium of 20.4% is added to the hammer price of each lot and all bids and limits are taken as exclusive of this premium.