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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.

Conditions of Sale
1 The highest bidder shall be the purchaser and if any dispute arises during the sale the auctioneer may, at his discretion, put the lot up again. The auctioneer's decision is final. 2 The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to advance the bid at his absolute sole discretion. 3 The seller shall be entitled to place to the auction a reserve on any lots and Fresh Faces Ltd will treat them with a 10% discretion. A reserve once place by the seller shall not be changed without the consent of Fresh Faces Ltd. Where a reserve has been placed only the auctioneer may bid on behalf of the seller. 4 Fresh Faces Ltd have the right to withdraw or divide any lot or to combine any two or more lots at their sole discretion. 5 Immediately the lot is sold the buyer shall forthwith give their name and permanent address and if required pay down the whole or part of the purchase money. If they fail to do so the lot or lots may at the auctioneer's absolute discretion, be put up again and resold. 6 Each and every lot is sold by the vendor with all faults and defects and errors of description and is to be taken and paid for whether genuine or not and no compensation shall be paid for the same. 7 Notwithstanding the previous conditions of sale, if within 7 days after the sale of the lot the purchaser gives notice in writing to Fresh Faces Ltd that the lot is a deliberate forgery and within 7 days after such notification the buyer returns the same to Fresh Faces Ltd that considered in the light of entry into the catalogue is a deliberate forgery then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price of the same will be refunded.
8 All the lots are to be paid for and taken at the purchaser's expense on the day of the sale. All lots not collected will be subject to a storage charge. Cheques presented in payment for lots must be cleared prior to any lots being removed. 9 On failure of the buyer to take away and pay for any lot in accordance with condition 8 Fresh Faces Ltd as agents for the sellers shall be entitled at their absolute discretion to resell the lot in question without notice to the buyers. The expenses in connection with the same being the responsibility of the original buyer. Notwithstanding the above condition of sale at the fall of the hammer the purchaser will be responsible for the lot and the auctioneer will not accept any responsibility for any item which is lost or stolen 10 The auctioneers reserve the right to refuse any bid or withdraw any lots from sale without previous notice. 11 The auctioneers are not held responsible in matters connected with the commissioning of their staff to buy or bid for any lots in the sale. Reserves and commissions sent by telephone are accepted only at the sender's risk and must be confirmed by letter, fax or email. 12 In the event of any failure of the buyer to comply with any of the above conditions the damages recovered for the default shall include any cost arising from the resale of the lot together with the charge and expenses in respect of both sales. 13 In the event of any reserve price not being reached at auction, Fresh Faces Ltd are empowered to sell after the auction by private treaty at not less than the reserve price as long as the goods remain of Fresh Faces premises.
14 Where the seller cancels instructions for sale Fresh Faces Ltd reserves the right to charge a fee of Fresh Faces Ltd's then latest estimate or middle estimate of the auction price of the property withdrawn, together with value added tax thereon and expenses incurred in relationship to the property.
Third Party Liability
Any person on the auctioneer's premises before, during and after the sale shall be deemed there at their own risk and shall not claim against the auctioneers or the venue is respect of any injury they may sustain or any accidents which may occur.