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HOW TO BID:

We accept bids by email to shirley@somersetstampauctions.com), by telephone 01823  681358 (confirmation in writing please), fax on 01823 681375  or by post.

AUCTION AGENT:

Trevor Chinery BA (formerly the Mary Weeks Agency) will be attending the sale and will be happy to bid on behalf of absent bidders.

Trevor may be contacted at:

9, St. Lawrence Way, Stanwick, Northamptonshire NN9 6QS

Tel: 01205 330026    

Mobile:  07527 444825  

 Email:  trevortrilogy@aol.com

www.philatelic-auction-agent.co.uk

HOW THE BIDDING WORKS:

Commission bids have the same status as room bids and will be entered in order of receipt at our Offices. When two or more equal bids are received, the earliest to reach us will be successful. The Auctioneer will bid on your behalf and will buy the lot for you at the best possible price, either at the reserve price if no other bids are received or at the next step up from the second highest bidder.

BIDDING STEPS

Lots estimated up to £20 in £1 steps,  lots £20 up to £50 in £2 or £3 steps ( for example £22, £25, £27, £30 etc.), lots £50 up to £100 in £5 steps, lots £100 up to £500 in £10 steps, lots £500 and over at the auctioneer's discretion.

BUYERS PREMIUM

Buyers premium of 18%(including VAT @ 20%) is added the to hammer price.

PAYMENT

We accept payment by cheque, cash or card (3% surcharge for credit card transactions, debit card no charge). New clients not supplying a blank cheque or card details will be sent a pro-forma invoice.

All lots must be paid for in full within 10 days with overdue accounts charge interest at 3% per month plus an administration fee.

AUCTION RESULTS

You may phone us on 01823 681358 after 2.30pm on the Monday following the sale to enquire whether you have been successful.

DESPATCH OF LOTS

Lots are send out to postal bidders as soon as possible after the sale. We use Royal Mail services for the lighter items and Parcelforce 24 for the larger parcels, unless instructed otherwise.

GUARANTEE OF LOTS

We make every effort to describe lots accurately. However if you receive an item you are not completely satisfied with please return it us within seven days and a full refund will be made.

This guarantee does not cover collections, accumulation or mixed lots which cannot be returned, also lots which are shown on our image pages cannot be returned for perforation or centering faults.

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