Auction Terms & Conditions

Registration

In order to bid on sale items pre-registration is required.

This must be done in advance at https://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/auction#!/

Once registered you will be provided with a “paddle number” which will be used to identify you during bidding and payment – bidding will remain anonymous.

Bidding

Bidding may be carried out in the following ways:

  • Autobid – a bid to your desired upper limit is placed against your chosen item and the system will bid on your behalf until either you have won the item, or your bid level is reached.
  • On-line live during the webcast through the auction website (linked through the BMFA National Centre Website).
  • The auctioneer will run proceedings at a pace that reflects the activity.

Vendors Payment

  • Payment of vendors fees will be deducted in advance of final settlement of account (lotting, and commission).
  • Payment will be made by bank transfer to the details provided on the Vendors Payment Form.

Purchasers Payment and item collection

  • Items purchased may be collected from the National Centre by arrangement
  • Payment is required at the time of collection and may be made by cash, credit card or debit card.

Sold items not collected in person

  • Items purchased remotely but not collected will be securely stored at the National Centre until collection can be arranged (up to a maximum of 30 days).
  • Payment is required for stored items within 72 hours of auction end. All successful bidders will be contacted to arrange payment and delivery/collection of items.

Posting of sold items

  • We are able to offer a packaging and delivery option using a courier to send purchased items to a specified address.
  • The cost for this service will be the courier fee (charged at cost) plus a packaging fee, this will of course depend on the size, weight, and quantity of items.
  • High value items will require an additional level of insurance cover in place.

Terms and Conditions

  • Buyers premium on hammer price is 10% (plus VAT on commission only).
  • Items are described, listed and estimated in all good faith.
  • The BMFA makes no guarantees or warranties regarding the condition of lots, all lots are sold “as found”.
  • No liability is accepted by the BMFA, for loss, damage or liabilities incurred after an item has been transacted (sold and paid for).
  • Items purchased, viewed and un-viewed, are purchased entirely at the purchasers own risk.
  • The highest bidder shall be the buyer and if any dispute arises between the bidders regarding any lot offered in this auction or any other related matter, the lotting dispute shall at the auctioneer’s discretion either be immediately put up again and resold or the most senior member of staff in attendance at the time reserves the right to decide the dispute and their decision shall be final and binding on all parties concerned.
  • The title of goods passes only to the purchaser only after payment in full has been made to the BMFA and funds cleared.