Important Information

AUCTION NO: 14653

AUCTION FORMAT: LIVE ONLINE
This is a live online auction with an auctioneer.  The auction will take place at:

Dreweatts
Donnington Priory
Newbury
Berkshire RG14 2JE

Bidding is available in person at our salerooms, online, by telephone or you can leave commission (absentee) bids.  Please contact Dreweatts to register all commission bids or telephone bids by 12 noon GMT the day before the sale.  For a guide to bidding in a Live Online Auction, click here.       

BUYER’S PREMIUM:
Buyer’s premium is charged per lot at 26% of the hammer price (31.2% including VAT) up to and including £20,000, 25% (30% including VAT) of the hammer price from £20,001 up to and including £500,000, 20% (24% including VAT) of the hammer price from £500,001 up to and including £1,000,000, and 12.5% of the hammer price (15% including VAT) in excess of £1,000,000.

REGISTRATION:
You will need to set up an account in order to bid in the auction.  It is now a requirement of Dreweatts that we undertake identification and address verification from clients in order to comply with money laundering regulations and fraud prevention.  If you have not already done so, all clients must provide two forms of identification before they can bid.  Please submit:    

  • a copy of a government-issued photo identification (such as a national identity card, passport or UK driving licence) showing your full name and date of birth, and
  • a proof of your current address, for example a utility bill or bank statement, mortgage document

If you wish to buy on behalf of a Company, please submit:

  • a certificate of incorporation, showing the company’s full name and registered address;
  • documentary confirmation of each beneficial owner owning 25% or more of the company;
  • the ID document (such as a driving licence or passport) of the authorised signatory and where the authorised signatory is not a director, a letter on company letterhead confirming the individual’s authority to act.  

Documents should be sent by email to live@dreweatts.com.  Depending on individual circumstances, further documents may be requested. Your invoice will be made out to the name and address registered to bid.  Once you have set up your account you can then register to bid in the sale.

We advise all clients to register at least 48 hours in advance of the auction as you may be asked to provide documents to verify your identity.  Registration for new clients will close at 12 noon GMT the day before the auction.    

CONDITIONS OF SALE:
Any registration to bid is subject to acceptance of our Auction Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

VIEWING:
Friday 1 March: 10am - 4pm
Saturday 2 March: 10am - 3pm
Sunday 3 March: 10am - 3pm
Monday 4 March: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 5 March: 8.30am - 4pm
Wednesday 6 March: 8.30am - 12 noon

DREWEATTS 360 VIRTUAL AUCTION TOUR:
The Dreweatts 360 Virtual Auction Tour will be available from Saturday 2 March. The service provides a virtual tour of the galleries at our picturesque Donnington Priory salerooms, allowing you to walk through the rooms, browsing and interacting with the lots as you go, just as if you were there in person. All from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace and at a time that suits you!  

REMOTE VIEWING SERVICE:
Remote Viewing will also be available by appointment from Saturday 1 March.  Our Remote Viewing Service allows you to view specified lots via your smartphone from the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you.  Find out more here.

To book a “remote viewing” appointment, please email: housesales@dreweatts.com or call 44 (0) 1635 553 553.

CONDITIONS OF ITEMS: 
Buyers must satisfy themselves to the condition of any item prior to bidding. Our specialists will be providing detailed conditions reports and additional images as requested.  Many of the lots already have condition reports so please check the website first (see text in italics at the end of the description). If you cannot see a condition report on the website, please click the “Ask a question” button beside the lot to request one.    

CONTACT:
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 553 553
General enquiries and condition reports: housesales@dreweatts.com 
Telephone and commission bids: bid@dreweatts.com
Commission bids may also be placed via your online bidding account. 

PAYMENTS: 
Once the auction has concluded, you will receive an invoice by email with a link to our online payment page as well as collection and shipping information.  Where auctions finish late in the afternoon or evening, invoices will be sent out the next working day.   

It is our policy not to accept third party payments. The name of the bank account or card holder should match the name of the buyer. Payment will be accepted by:

  • Bank transfer: Dreweatts’ preferred method of payment is by bank transfer direct into our bank account. Payments must be made from the account of the registered Buyer. In light of growing email hacking and fraud threat, we advise our clients to phone Dreweatts prior to making the payment and verbally verify the bank details received over the email.
  • Online via SagePay: clients can pay online up to a limit of £10,000 via SagePay by following this link https://www.dreweatts.com/payments. Lots paid for using SagePay will be available for collection the following day (not the same day).
  • Debit card issued in the name of the Buyer by a UK bank and registered to a UK billing address.
  • Credit card: all major UK issued credit cards registered to a UK billing address and issued in the name of the Buyer, with the exception of Diners Club. Credit cards registered to an overseas billing address up to a maximum of £5,000 with the exception of Diners Club.
  • In cash up to £8,000: subject to relevant money laundering regulations. 

Please note: 

  • First time buyers: payment over the phone by debit or credit card is permitted up to a maximum of £1,000. For larger payments, please pay online or by bank transfer
  • We no longer accept payment by cheque.
  • To make a payment by telephone, please call: + 44 (0) 1635 553 553
  • We are unable to release items until funds have cleared and become visible in our account.  This generally takes 24 hours and may take longer depending on your bank. Please ensure the sale date and Invoice number is quoted on all payments, so that the payment can be applied to your account without delay.    

CUSTOMER DUE DILIGENCE CHECKS:
In order to comply with current Money Laundering Regulations, it is our policy to conduct appropriate Know Your Client checks on any buyers who transact at the threshold of £8,000 or more. Buyers will be required to provide the following information: 

  1. For individuals, official photo identification (a government issued ID document such as passport or driver’s licence) and a proof of address (utility bill, bank statement or driver’s licence).
  2. For legal entities, a certificate of incorporation (or equivalent), a register of shareholders/directors and ID documentation from the directors and beneficial owners of the business.

We reserve the right to withhold the purchased lots until such checks have been completed. 

COLLECTIONS, SHIPPING AND STORAGE:
Unless otherwise stated below, purchases are available for collection from Dreweatts Donnington Priory salerooms from Monday to Friday (9am-5pm) by appointment only.  If you wish to have items shipped to you, please see our list of suggested shippers on our website. 

Garden items: lots on view outside will remain at Donnington Priory, but please check when booking your collection.

All other items: all other items will be removed to commercial storage at Sackville-West Moving & Storing (Andover SP10 3SA) on Tuesday 5 March and will be available for collection from Monday 11 March onwards. Items removed to Sackville West Moving & Storing will be stored free of charge until Sunday 17 March.  From Monday 18 March, items will be subject to a transfer fee of £20 (plus VAT) and a storage charge of £3 (plus VAT) per lot per part or full day thereafter. These charges will be the sole liability of the purchaser and will be billed directly to them by Sackville-West Moving & Storing. Sackville-West Moving & Storing will provide an additional week’s free storage and waive the transfer fee if they are instructed by the purchaser to deliver to them. On payment of all sales and storage costs, items will be available for collection by appointment from Sackville-West Moving & Storing (tel: + 44 (0) 2080 909988; email: office@sackvillewest.co.uk).  

  • Please do not arrange to collect items without having paid online or by bank transfer beforehand.
  • You can collect in person or instruct your own shipper or choose from a number of suggested shipping companies listed here.
  • We do not offer a shipping service ourselves.
  • Lots will not be released until they are paid for in full (ie cleared funds), and we will need authorisation in writing from the purchaser before we can release goods to any packer / shipper. 
  • To book a collection, please email: collections@dreweatts.com or call +44 (0) 1635 553 553.

To download our Payment and Shipping fact sheet, click here.     

EXPORT OF ITEMS:
If you intend to export goods out of the UK, we ask you to satisfy yourself as to whether there is prohibition on exporting goods of that character e.g. if the goods contain prohibited materials such as ivory or they require an Export Licence on the grounds of exceeding a specific age and/or monetary value threshold as set by the Export Licensing Unit. We are happy to make the submission of necessary applications on behalf of our buyers, but we will charge for this service only to cover the costs of our time.

VAT LIABILITIES FOR OVEREAS BUYERS:
Private overseas buyers can only receive goods free of VAT or have the VAT amount refunded if Dreweatts acts as exporter in relation to the sale, the goods are exported within 3 months of the sale and Dreweatts is in possession of adequate export documents. The VAT refunds are available for transactions exceeding £2,500. If you arrange for the goods to be picked up/delivered to you directly we will charge UK VAT at the appropriate rate and no refund will be available. Please note, buyers are responsible for completing the importation procedures as well as the payment of any relevant duty/VAT payable on importation into the destination country. 

Where the purchase has been made in the business or trading name, VAT refund will be available on proof of export provided within 3 months of the sale.

BIDDING INCREMENTS FOR LIVE ONLINE AUCTIONS:
The online bidding increments prior to the live auction are listed below.  Please note during the live auction, the bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.

From

To

Increment

 

0

£200

£10

 

£200

£300

£20

 

£300

then £320

then £350

then £380

ie. London bidding

£400

then £420

then £450

then £480

ie. London bidding

£500

£1,000

£50

 

£1,000

£2,000

£100

 

£2,000

£3,000

£200

 

£3,000

then £3,200

then £3,500

then £3,800

ie. London bidding

£4,000

then £4,200

then £4,500

then £4,800

ie. London bidding

£5,000

£10,000

£500

 

£10,000

£20,000

£1,000

 

£20,000

£30,000

£2,000

 

£30,000

then £32,000

then £35,000

then £38,000

ie. London bidding

£40,000

then £42,000

then £45,000

then £48,000

ie. London bidding

£50,000

£100,000

£5,000

 

£100,000

£200,000

£10,000

 

£200,000

£300,000

£20,000

 

£300,000

then £320,000

then £350,000

then £380,000

ie. London bidding

£400,000

then £420,000

then £450,000

then £480,000

ie. London bidding

£500,000

£1,000,000

£50,000

 

£1,000,000

£2,000,000

£100,000

 

£2,000,000

£3,000,000

£200,000

 

£3,000,000

then £3,200,000

then £3,500,000

then £3,800.000

ie. London bidding

£4,000,000

then £4,200,000

then £4,500,000

then £4,800,000

ie. London bidding

£5,000,000

£10,000,000

£500,000

 

 

LOT DESCRIPTION SYMBOLS GLOSSARY:

λ - Indicates that this lot may be subject to Droit de Suite royalty charges.

Y - Indicates that this lot may be subject to CITES regulations when exported.

† - Indicates that VAT is payable by the purchaser at the standard rate of 20% on the hammer price as well as being charged on the buyers’ premium.

Ɵ - Indicates that the lot is a zero rated item and therefore subject to buyer’s premium of 26% exclusive of VAT (0% VAT). 

‡ - Indicates that the lot is being sold whilst subject to temporary importation and that VAT is due at the reduced rate (5%). 

Ω - Indicates that the lot has been imported from outside the EU and is liable to the standard rate of Import VAT currently 20% on the hammer price.

β - Indicates that the lot is offered in Bond. This applies to wine. Bidding will be at duty paid prices other than for those lots marked ‘IN BOND/β’.  

Please see our Symbols Glossary and Terms & Conditions for more information.