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Buyer Notes

Important Notice for Buyers - UPDATED FOR 2018

Absentee Bids

If instructed we will execute bids and advise intending purchasers. This service is free. Lots will always be bought as cheaply as is allowed by such other bids and reserves that are on our books. In the event of identical bids the earliest will take precedence. Always indicate a "top limit" - the amount to which you would bid if you attended the auction yourself. "Buy" or unlimited bids will not be accepted. Orders, when placed by telephone are accepted but only at the sender’s risk, and must be confirmed before the sale by letter or fax. Fax number for bids only: 0113 2779750, or from the USA 0144113 2779750. Or you can email bids to thebeatlesshop@btconnect.com (please note if you email is not acknowledged after two or three days please resend.

Paddle Bidding

To assist the progress of the sale, all intending buyers are asked to collect a bidding paddle before the commencement of selling. All intended purchasers who are not known to the auctioneers should bring with them some means of identification. The numbered paddle may be used to indicate your bids to the auctioneer during the sale. Should you be the successful buyer of any lot, please ensure that your bid paddle can be seen the auctioneer, and that your number is called out. Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please draw the auctioneer’s attention to it immediately. All lots sold will be invoiced to the name and address given against the issue of the numbered bid paddle and cannot be transferred to other names and addresses. Please do not mislay your paddle. In the event of loss inform the sales clerk. At the end of the sale please return your paddle to the registration desk. This system does not apply to order bidders.

Buyer’s Premium

A buyer’s premium of 20% of the hammer price is payable by the buyer’s of all lots, this includes VAT.

Pre-Sale Estimates

The pre-sale estimates are intended as a guide for the prospective purchaser. Any bid between the listed figures would, in our opinion, offer a fair chance of success. However all lots, depending on the degree of competition, can realise prices above and below the listed estimates. It is always advisable to consult us nearer the time of sales as estimates can be subject to revision.

Storage Charges

Items not collected within five working days (Saturdays included) of the sale will be liable to storage charges.

Methods of Payment

Payment would be preferred by cash or banker’s draft. Buyers are advised that property will not be released until funds have cleared. We are able to accept payment via Mastercard, Visa and Amex subject to the discretion of the auctioneers and authorisation. The service charge of 3% made by these credit companies will be passed on to the user. Payment via debit card occur no extra charge. Purchases may be collected or dispatched upon full payment for the goods. Should shipping be required by the purchaser, costs will be incurred at their expense. All cheques and banker's drafts will be accepted subject to clearance..

Methods of Dispatch

To be arranged with the auctioneers. All carriage charges to be paid prior to shipping.

Clearance and Insurance

Purchasers are requested to arrange clearance of lots as early as possible and are reminded that purchases are only insured for five days.

Important Notice

Buyers are reminded that all lots are sold as shown, and it is their responsibility to inspect the lot for sale. The absence of reference to condition in the catalogue does not imply that the lot is free from faults or imperfections, unless the lot carries a condition description. Also, unless stated in the description items do not come with letters of authenticity or provenance, nor can such documents be obtained from vendors after the sale. Please note that the auctioneers are not able to provide documentation regarding items sold, unless it has been provided by the vendor when the item was placed into the auction.


The estimated prices printed below the catalogue descriptions are approximate . They are not definite. They are prepared well in advance of the sale and are subject to revision.