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AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Every object or lot is sold as is, and the auctioneer disclaims, for
itself and for the vendor and/or consignor, any and all responsibility for
authenticity, age, origin or quality except for paintings as hereinafter
guaranteed. All statements or representations on such matters, whether
printed in a catalogue or made orally, are statements of opinion only and
not representations of facts. Purchasers are deemed to have satisfied
themselves on authenticity, condition et cetera before bidding and no one in
the auctioneer’s employ has the authority to make any representation of fact
2. The auctioneer has the absolute discretion to divide any lot; to withdraw
any lot; to withdraw any property before sale; to refuse or reject bids and
to regulate the bidding. He may bid on the seller’s and/or consignor’s
behalf for all objects being offered subject to a reserve, or at the
auctioneer’s sole discretion.
3. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser.
In the event of any dispute between bidders or in the event of doubt on the
part of the auctioneer as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will
have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to
re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the
sale, our record is conclusive.
4. On the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, title shall pass to the highest
bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to all the conditions set
forth herein. Such purchaser shall immediately give to the auctioneer a
deposit equivalent to twenty-five (25) percent of the purchase price, along
his name and address to the auctioneer, in default of which the auctioneer
may re-offer for sale the lot or lots in question.
5. Immediately upon adjudication of each lot, the purchaser (the highest
bidder) shall assume full risk and responsibility for the objects purchased,
and while the auctioneer will exercise due caution in caring for such
purchases, he will not be responsible for any damage, destruction, theft or
loss thereof, howsoever caused and whether or not caused by his negligence.
6. No objects purchased shall be claimed or removed until the sale has been
concluded. All objects shall be paid for and removed at the buyer’s risk and
expense within seventy-two (72) hours of the sale.
7. In default of the purchaser to fulfill any and all of his obligations
hereunder, in addition to other remedies available to the auctioneer and the
consignor and vendor by law, including without limitation the right to hold
the purchaser liable for the total purchase price, the auctioneer as its
option may either:
a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages and not as a penalty all
payment made by the purchaser including the aforementioned deposit or,
b) resell the property at public or private auction or by private sale, and
the purchaser shall be liable for any deficiency, costs, (including handling
and storage charges) the expenses of both sales, the auctioneer’s commission
on both sales at its regular rates, all other charges due hereunder and
Payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until the authenticity
of bank drafts, money orders or certified cheques has been verified.
8. The buyer shall pay the provincial sales tax as well as other taxes
applicable on such sales at time of payment of the purchase price, unless a
sales tax exemption number has been submitted.
9. The auctioneer, with respect to original Canadian paintings only, allows
a fourteen day authenticity period to the purchaser thereof. In the event of
forgery, attested to in writing by two reputable art dealers recognized by
the auctioneer, the full purchase price will be refunded providing that the
aforementioned certification and paintings are delivered unto the auctioneer
within fourteen (14) days of the sale. After said fourteen (14) day period,
all sales of original paintings shall be deemed to be final and binding.
10. Any lots (jewellery or otherwise) sold with an appraisal are offered on
the seller’s request. No warrantee nor value is implied by EMPIRE AUCTIONS.
Watches and clocks - Empire makes no representation or warranty that any watch
or clock is in working order.
Wine and spirits
a) Whilst we do all that is possible to indicate
accurately in our photos the levels of older wines, such levels may
change between cataloguing and sales.This may be caused by the ageing of
the cork or by a change in the temperature of the storage conditions or
the shipment of the wine.
There is a risk of cork failure in old wines which must taken
ITEMS SOLD IN OUR AUCTION ARE SUBJECT TO A
FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%) PREMIUM PAYABLE BY THE PURCHASER
AS PART OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.
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