Burda Auction, s.r.o.
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Burda Auction, s.r.o.
Dejvická 9,
160 00  Praha 6
Czech Republic
Tel: +420 511 120 031
Fax: +420 511 120 033
 
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Burda Auction, s.r.o. General Trading Terms


 

These General Trading Terms of the Company (hereinafter "GTTC") set the basic rules for:

A. Internet trade (terms and conditions of sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles as well sale of goods, particularly through the www.burda-auction.com portal)

B. Written auctions (terms and conditions of a written auction held to mediate the sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles between the buyer and the owner of an item)

C. Room auctions (terms and conditions of a room auction held to mediate the sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles between the buyer and the owner of an item)


 

Definition of terms and common provisions

1. Burda Auction, s.r.o.

Burda Auction, s.r.o., (hereinafter the Company) is a company with the trade name Burda Auction, s.r.o. and registered office at Střelice, Malá Stránka 8, post code 664 47, identification number: 27697754, VAT registration number: CZ27697754, registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Regional Court in Brno, Section C, File 52858.

At the registered office, the Company management is based and it is in this place that the documents addressed to the Company are received.

2. Commercial Premises

The term Commercial Premises designates the premises hired by Burda Auction, s.r.o. for communication with the public at Bohunická 81, Brno, post code 619 00 and at Terronská 7, Praha 6, post code 160 00. The current opening hours are available in the Commercial Premises and at the Company's web portal.

3. Effect of the General Trading Terms of the Company

These GTTC come into effect on 1 st August 2009. The Company reserves the right to make changes in the GTTC even after this date. The Clients will be informed of any such changes at the Company's web portal.

4. Legal Relationships

The legal relationships concerning the mediation of sales and purchases of stamp collecting items and other collectibles via the Internet trade established by the Company and the mediation of sales and purchases of stamp collecting items and other collectibles via a written auction and a room auction as well as the sale of goods via the Internet trade, and direct sale on the Commercial Premises are governed by the general regulations currently in effect in the Czech Republic and by the above GTTC. In the event of a legal dispute arising from the sale or purchase of goods, the District Court of Brno-venkov will be the court having jurisdiction.

5. Cultural Objects

Trading in and exporting of cultural objects is governed by Act no. 71/1994 Coll., concerning the trading in and exporting of cultural objects, as amended. A cultural object may only be exported from the Czech Republic after producing an official document certifying that such an object has not been adjudged a cultural monument ( kultůrní památka ) and neither is it part of a set adjudged a cultural monument in the sense of the Care of Historic Monuments Act. The Buyers are obliged to get acquainted with the terms and conditions of the sale of cultural objects as stipulated by the provisions of Act no. 71/1994 Coll.

6. Personal Data

Before taking part in a written or room auction, a Client must provide his or her personal data. Burda Auction, s.r.o. (the Manager) will handle such data in conformance with the regulations currently in force, particularly those of Act no. 101/2000 Coll. The Manager will protect any personal data against misuse. The Clients' personal data as stored will not be shared with any applications of third parties. By providing his or her personal data, a Client consents to the Manager processing the data to offer products and services, send information on the Manager's activities (e-mail) as stipulated by Act no. 480/2004 Coll. for a period until such consent is withdrawn. The Manager may authorise a third party to process personal data. In this way, the Manager informs the Clients and explicitly instructs them on their rights given by Act no. 101/2000 Coll. concerning the protection of personal data, including but not restricted to the fact that such a provision of personal data for the Manager is voluntary, the right of a Client to access such data, the right to withdraw the above consent in a letter sent to the Manager's address, and the right, in the event of his or her rights being violated, to address the Office For Personal Data Protection demanding an adequate remedy for the violation as provided by Sections 11 and 21 of the above Act. If a Client wishes to correct his or her personal data processed by the Manager, he or she may ask the Manager do so in a letter or by e-mail.

7. Copyright

Burda Auction, s.r.o. is the owner of the copyright of the entire content of the www.burda-auction.com site, of the catalogue and other printed matter unless otherwise explicitly stated. No part of this portal or catalogue may be used without a written consent of the Company. An exception is the use for non-commercial purposes (copying, printing, referring to the content) provided that the content is not modified and/or further disseminated. Even after a Buyer acquires title to an item, Burda Auction, s.r.o. will be entitled to use the text and pictorial description thereof.

8. Flat Shipping Rates

For an item the sale of which has been mediated and for a sold item, the Company is entitled to charge a flat shipping rate (postage and packing). For an item priced up to 1000 CZK, 20 CZK including VAT is charged for packing. For an item priced more than 1000 CZK, 40 CZK including VAT is charged for packing. For a heavy parcel or shipment, 100 CZK including VAT is charged for packing. The flat shipping rate is not charged if an item has been collected in person on the Commercial Premises. The postage (or transport) charge is calculated by a special computer program based on the prices currently charged by the transport companies including but not restricted to Česká pošta, s.p., and PPL CZ, s.r.o. The postage (transport) charged may differ from the postage (transport) as actually charged by a transport company. This provides no ground for complaining or seeking compensation for the difference. Because of high overhead costs, the Company does not accept orders priced lower than 200 CZK.

9. Method of Payment and Delivery of a Shipment

Burda Auction, s.r.o., will hand over an item to the recipient (buyer) in person or by post or using other means of transport only after such an item has been completely paid for. The recipient may pay the price of an item: (a) in cash if collecting the item on the Commercial Premises, (b) in advance by a bank transfer or using a postal money order, (c) on C.O.D. terms. The company sends the goods by registered or insured mail. The risks related to the potential loss or damage during distribution are born by the buyer.

10. Bidding Rules

The asking bid prices are set as minimum prices. A bid lower than the asking bid will not be accepted by the Company until a result sheet is set up.

The Company will not accept bids by the owner of an item or by the next of kin for that same item.

A Buyer may submit several bids for a single item, but it is always the last bid that is in effect. The Company does not accept bid prices being lowered. The bid increments are given by the below scale. If a bid does not respect the scale, the Company will modify the price of such a bid downwards:

From

To

Bid Increment

0 CZK

950 CZK

50 CZK

1,000 CZK

1,900 CZK

100 CZK

2,000 CZK

4,800 CZK

200 CZK

5,000 CZK

19,500 CZK

500 CZK

20,000 CZK

49,000 CZK

1,000 CZK

50,000 CZK

98,000 CZK

2,000 CZK

100,000 CZK

195,000 CZK

5,000 CZK

200,000 CZK

490,000 CZK

10,000 CZK

500,000 CZK

980,000 CZK

20,000 CZK

1,000,000 CZK

and more

50,000 CZK


 

11. Acquiring Title

The Buyer or a participant acquires title to an item of written auction, room auction as well as to goods and items of an Internet trade once it has been paid for or received.

12. Presentation of Items

Items are presented at the Company's web portal and in printed form particularly in a catalogue . The pictures on the web provide additional information especially on the quality of the items . The item prices listed in catalogues (POFIS, MICHEL, and others) are to be taken only as guiding ones and a difference between the price of an item listed in a catalogue and one determined otherwise or the current market price constitutes no ground for complaint. If the price of an item is apparently wrong (due to a misprint), the Company will not be obliged to accept the offer of a Buyer.

13. Complaints about Defects of Items

It is the owner of an item who is responsible for its genuineness and quality rather than Burda Auction, s.r.o. Complaints may be sent to the Company at its address. Sending items back to the company on C.O.D. terms is not possible and all such shipments will be rejected and returned to sender by the Company. The following are the deadlines for sending complaints about defects of items to the company: (a) within 3 days from receiving the shipment in the case of Internet trade, (b) within 20 days after a written auction is closed, (c) immediately in the room or within 20 days after a room auction is closed. The buyers are obliged to take over items in time.

The deadline for sending complaints to the Company may be extended if a Buyer, having received an unverified item, has the item verified at his or her own cost. The Company should be informed about this prior to the deadline for sending complaints to the Company.

Complaints cannot be made about :

  • Defects apparent from the description or the picture of the item on the Company's web

  • Items consisting of 10 or more components (series, sets, volutes)

  • Items marked KVP in the text (quality to be inspected)

  • Items marked [COLLECTIONS] or [SB Í RKY]

The purchase of the items mentioned above without prior inspection is made by the buyer at his/her own risk. Therefore the Company recommends personal inspection and collection.

The Buyer agrees that the Company will mediate the purchase of collections, sets, and parts of collections in their original conditions as per Section 501 of the Czech Civil Code and thus no defects of such items can be claimed.

14. Acceptance of the General Trading Terms of the Company

By placing an order, taking part in a written or room auction, and/or registering at the Company's web portal a peerson accepts these GTTC. It is the Czech version of the GTTC that is decisive in the event of disputes, for exercising rights and meeting obligations.


 

A.
Internet Trade

Terms and conditions of mediating sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles as well sale of goods through the web portal of the Company

1. Definition of Terms

The term Mediator or Buyer will, for the purposes of part (A) of the General Trading Terms of the Company, denote Burda Auction, s.r.o..

2. Objects

The Mediator uses the web portal of the Company to mediate sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles (hereinafter the items) between the Owner (the owner of an item or a person otherwise authorised to transfer title to the item) and the Buyer. In addition, the Mediator, as a seller, also uses the web portal, a printed catalogue, or other printed matter to offer the sale of packaging material and other goods related to stamp collecting such as stock books, magnifying glasses, and tweezers (hereinafter the Goods) .

3. Prices of Items, Goods, and Services

The Mediator is a value-added-tax payer. The prices of items as listed for the Internet trade already include the VAT and are definite for the Buyer.

The Buyer accepts the price listed once he or she places an order.

4. Inspection of Items

Collectibles have been scanned and pictures of them are posted on the Internet portal. Collections and parts of collections may not be displayed completely. The Buyer is entitled to inspect the items displayed on the Internet trade portal in person on the Commercial Premises of the Mediator if previously arranged by phone.

5. Sale of Protective Packaging

When selling protective packaging under serial number 100 to 199, the Seller gives a discount of 5 percent if the price of a packaging item exceeds 1000 CZK and a discount of ten percent if the price exceeds 1500 CZK.

If selling goods, the Mediator is in the position of a seller and as such may be denoted as the Seller hereinafter.

6. Complaints about Defects of Items and Goods

Complaints about defects of items and goods are governed by the relevant provisions of the Civil Code, Commercial Code, and Consumer Protection Act.

a) Complaints about defects of items (stamp collecting items and other collectibles): The procedure to be used to claim defects of items is governed by the common provisions of these GTTC (Complaints about Defects of Items).

b) Complaints about defects of Goods (new stamp collecting accessories):

The complaints about defects of new goods are governed by Sections 621, 622, and 625 of the Civil Code.

B.
Written Auction

Terms and condition of a written auction held to mediate sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles between the buyers and the owners of items

1. Definition of Terms

The word Mediator will, for the purposes of part (B) of the General Trading Terms of the Company, denote Burda Auction, s.r.o..

The word Buyer will denote any person participating in the current auction (hereinafter the Buyer).

The owner is the owner of an item or a person authorised to transfer title to an item (hereinafter the Owner).

2. Objects

The Mediator holds a written auction in order to mediate sale and purchase of stamp collection items and other collectibles including stamp collecting accessories (hereinafter the Object of Auction) between the Owner and the Buyer.

3. How a Written Auction Works

Auction items are sold following written bids so that the item to be sold is bought by the auction participant with the highest bid with maximum advantage, that is, for the price of the bid immediately higher than the second highest bid or the asking price of the item. In the event of a tie bid in value, the bidder who bid on the item first will win the tie. Decisive for the determination of the order of bids is the date of the post stamp, date of the e-mail or fax of a written instruction.

The Mediator accepts only written bids delivered by means of communication by the date and time of the written bid acceptance deadline for the auction in question.

The rules governing the submission of bids are stipulated in the common provisions of the GTTC under Bidding Rules. Inspections of items start in the places and at the times announced before the opening of an auction and listed in an auction catalogue and at the Company's web portal.

During an auction, the Mediator announces the results on a continual basis (the current purchase prices - not the highest bid price) at its web portal or by phone. The Mediator provides no further information.

4. Commissions, Settlements, Terms of Payment

For mediating a purchase, the Mediator charges the Buyer a commission of 17 % including VAT of the price auctioned (14% commission + 21% VAT of the commission only). In items marked D+, the organizer charges a commission of 14% of the price auctioned + 21% VAT of the price achieved by auctioning increased by the commission.

After an auction is closed, the Buyers who have not registered at the Company's web portal will receive invoices by post. Each registered Buyer will have access to the invoices made in his or her Personal Section at the Company's web portal. Buyer is obliged to pay the Object of Auction within the due date of the invoice. Once the invoice has been paid, the Mediator will hand over the Object of Auction to the Buyer. The method of acceptance will be specified by the Buyer in a written instruction in advance. The Object of Auction may be accepted in person on the Commercial Premises of the Mediator by the deadlines announced.

Items not sold in an auction may be bought for the asking price + 17 percent commission including VAT.

5. Obstruction of Auction

An auction is obstructed if the price reached by bidding has not been paid. An auction may also be obstructed if an auctioned item has not been accepted. If an auction has been obstructed, the Mediator is entitled to a lump-sum compensation of up to 20 percent of the price of the auctioned Object of Auction and the person who has obstructed the auction by his or her conduct is obliged to pay this lump sum immediately.

C.
Room Auction

Terms and condition of a room auction held to mediate sale and purchase of stamp collecting items and other collectibles between the buyers and the owners of items

1. Definition of Terms

The auction organizer under this part (C) of the General Trading Terms of the Company is Burda Auction, s.r.o., (hereinafter the Auction Organizer or the Mediator), which holds a room auction to mediate sale and purchase of collectibles (Object of Auction).

2. Auction Participant

An auction participant (hereinafter the Participant) may only be a person with legal capacity. Persons who cannot acquire title to Objects of Auction and persons who have been adjudicated bankrupt cannot take part in a room auction. This also applies to persons with respect to whom petition for bankruptcy has been dismissed for lack of property or for persons for whose property a compulsory composition with creditors has been reconfirmed within three years from a bankruptcy being cancelled, dismissed for lack of property or within three years from a repeated composition. The persons who cannot take part in a room auction also include authorised representatives of the auction organiser and members of its supervisory board, the auctioneer, their next of kin, the auction organiser's employees, and any participant of a previous room auction with the same object and by the same organiser who had obstructed such a room auction.

The Participants, their agents, and their agent's representatives must put their names on a list of the room auction participants.

When registering for a room auction, upon the auction organizer's request, a natural person who is a Participant, an agent, an agent's representative, an authorised representative or member of a board of authorised representatives of such entities is obliged to produce a valid proof of identity (identity card, passport, residence permit for the Czech Republic). When registering for a room auction, upon the auction organizer's request or upon the request of a person authorised in writing by the auction organiser, a legal entity that is a Participant, an agent, an agent's representative, an authorised representative of such entities is obliged to produce a copy not older than three months of an entry in the Commercial Register or any such registry in which it is listed. This copy must clearly prove that the person submitting it is authorised to act on behalf of a legal entity including the granting of authorisations and, if this is not the case, the authorisation to act must be proved by relevant documents such as the minutes of a general assembly meeting. The copies of entries in foreign registries and documents proving authorisation to represent (with the exception of the Slovak Republic) must be certified accordingly with an apostille or super-legalization.

3. Representation

A Participant may authorise an agent to represent him/her in the auction using a written power of attorney with officially certified signature. If the Participant is a legal entity, it may be represented by an authorised representative or by a proctor. If the Participant is interested, the agent may be guided by phone or by any other means of communication.

4. How a Room Auction Works

A catalogue is issued for each room auction. Inspections of items are announced in the catalogue and at the Company's web portal. During a room auction, written bids received are processed and published at the Company's web portal (just the current prices, not the highest bids). The results published on a continual base will be last updated two days before the room auction takes place. The auction organiser provides no further information.

Objects of Auction are put up to auction as listed in the catalogue. The asking prices are the minimum prices.

Objects of Auction are sold (a) in person during a room auction, that is by a Participant raising a bidding number, (b) by a written bid sent to the auction organiser, (c) by real-time bidding on the Internet during an auction using a special on-line interface (d) by proxy.

The right to take part in a room auction via on-line access is granted by the auction organizer. The auction organizer reserves the right to turn down a request for on-line access or condition the granting of on-line access by a principal amount being deposited.

The Auction Organiser only accepts written bids and requests for on-line access delivered by the date and time of the auction written bidding deadline.

If, during an auction, a serious technical failure occurs that prevents bids from being made on-line , the organizer reserves the right to discontinue the auction postponing it to a later date announced well ahead.

the auction will continue without the on-line bidders. The on-line bidders take part in an auction at their own risk being aware of the possibility of a technical failure preventing them from bidding

The auctioneer undertakes to make his or her bids in a manner that is optimal for bidders by bidding one step higher than a written bid, on-line bid, or a bid made by a person present in the auction room. A person present in the auction room makes his or her bid by raising a bidding number.

The rules governing the putting in of bids are stipulated in the common provisions of the GTTC under Bidding Rules.

If, despite two calls by the auctioneer, no higher bid is made, the auctioneer repeats once more the last bid price and, after a third call, knocks it down to the highest bidder. The highest bidder is bound by the bid made. In the event of a tie bid, a written bid takes precedence over that made in the auction room in person and that made on-line.

The auctioneer decides about the order in which bids are made and about the highest bid knocked down.

If, even after a repeated call, no lowest bid is made, the Object of Auction in question is deemed not sold.

5. The Price Reached by Bidding and its Payment

The price reached by bidding is the price of the highest bid made and such a price cannot be reduced later on. A Participant is obliged to pay the price reached by bidding (a) within one hour from auction termination if the bidder is present in the auction room, (b) by a money order or transfer into the auction organizer's account or on C.O.D. terms if the bidder's bids have been sent in by post or via on-line access within the due date of the invoice.

Along with every Object of Auction bought, the highest bidder is obliged to pay the auction organizer a commission of 17 per cent of the highest-bid price including VAT (14% commission + 21% VAT of the commission only). In items marked D+, the organizer charges a commission of 14% of the price auctioned + 21% VAT of the price achieved by auctioning increased by the commission..

Items not sold in an auction mat be bought for the asking price + 17 percent commission including VAT.

6. Obstruction of Auction

A room auction is obstructed if the price reached by bidding has not been paid. A room auction may also be obstructed if an auctioned item has not been accepted. If a room auction has been obstructed, the organizer is entitled to a lump-sum compensation of up to 20 percent of the price of the auctioned Object of Auction and the person who has obstructed the auction by his or her conduct is obliged to pay this lump sum to the auction organizer immediately.

7. Accepting Object of Auction

If an Object of Auction is auctioned by a written or on-line bid, the Auction Organiser will send it to the address as specified by the bidder. All the transport costs for the Object of Auction shall be paid by the bidder. The shipping rates are specified in the common part of these GTTC under Flat Shipping Rates.

We accept the following pay options:

Überweisung

 
Auction Results at Philasearch:
April 2, 2011
Worldwide Auction offer with strong section in Czechoslovakia.
September 21, 2011
Worldwide Auction offer with strong section in Czechoslovakia.
November 12, 2011
International offer with strong section Czechoslovakia.
February 15, 2012
International auction offer including over 3000 lots with a strong section Czechoslovakia and territorries.
April 14, 2012
The auction offers interesting and scarce material from Great Britain and the Commenwealth, Unites States, Spain and South America. Some of the items are rarely offered.
August 24-25, 2012
The 1330 lots of the 37th Burda auction include a wide offer of Europe, Germany and overseas, as well as lots and collections.
November 16-17, 2012
We again present you extraordinary offer of lots of classic Europe and Overseas! There is also the especial GERHARD HANACEK COLLECTION of typography issues Masaryk 1920, Pigeon 1920, Breaking Chains 1920, Agriculture and Science 1920 and Agriculture and Science 1923 and many more interesting lots!
April 20-21, 2013
We again present you our extraordinary offer of more than 3.300 lots with a wonderful selection of fine philatelic material, including singles, sets, collections & accumulations. In addition, we are quite sure you will appreciate the adjustment of the starting prices for the auction. We believe there is something of interest for everyone.

The first day of auction, 20th of APRIL 2013, offers for example unused classic stamps of Europe, the first issue of France, Great Britain - with Penny Black VR Official, Imprimatures etc., many lots of Croatia and other unique and precious lots. From Overseas there has to be mentioned - Colonies, USA with Sc.2a bisected, South America, India, Mauritius, Ceylon etc.

Tønnes Ore collection of Carpatho - Ukraine 1705-1945
Significant collection con­centrates on certain area of Carpatho-Ukraine. It contains many extraordinary and rare items. The Carpatho-Ukraine of norwegian collector Mr. Tønnes Ore has been developed and improved over 20 years to reach its present high international level. He put emphasis primarily on quality and rarity. For more see lots nr. 1659-1958 of Carpathian Ukraine.
August 24 - 25, 2013

Extraordinary offer of more than 3.200 lots

The first day of auction offers stunning block of six, Penny Black, SG.2 from the rarest plate 11, cat. £330.000. This premier unused multiple represents the gem of classic philately.

There will be also plenty of great items from classic period of South Africa, Carribiean, Mexico, Malayan States, Japan Occupation, Brunei, colonies with Specimens, european classics with Austrian "Vorphila", Turkey and also outstanding collections of Belgium.

We also prepared interesting banknotes, medals and autographs, such as handwritten letter with signature of Antonín Dvořák and many more.

The second auction day includes from Czechoslovakia exeptional offer, for example Express - triangle 5h green with 5 coupons (4K + 1KN), Reg letter with the 1st day of usage of Hradčany issue and many more intereresting items from other periods.

November 16th - 17th, 2013

This sale of Worldwide Stamps and Postal History will bring you again extraordinary offer of more than 3.000 lots with a wonderful selection of fine philatelic material, including singles, sets, collections and also large accumulations. The sale also contains marvelous postal history too. We are quite sure you will appreciate as we have adjusted all of our starting prices for the auction.

The first day of auction, Saturday 16th of NOVEMBER 2013 will offer plenty of great items from classic period as unused Mauritius "POST PAID" - early impression, US PROVISIONAL "St. Louis Bear" 5c, Japan Occupation, spectacular South America Buenos Aires, great choice of colonies, Specimens, European classics and many more.

We also prepared interesting banknotes, medals and autographs.

The second auction day, Sunday 17th of NOVEMBER 2013 is maily aimed on Czechoslovak philately and will bring many noteworthy lots, such as very rare trial printing of Hradcany, also POSTA CESKOSLOVENSKA 1919 FLUGPOST 1,50K/2K, narrow and lot of interesting items.

Enjoy our sale!

March 29th - 30th, 2014
This sale features over 3400 rare and interesting lots, mainly stamps and postal history, including singles, sets, collections, large lots and accumulations. There is an extensive British Commonwealth, including many brilliant items, USA with exeptional Millbury and Rhode Island postmaster´s provisionals, wide range of European countries include Austria, Germany, Russia, Turkey etc.; Asia features interesting China, South America with rare Peru and as always fancy selection of Czechoslovakia with Hradcany, overprint issue Posta Ceskoslovenska, Bohemia and Moravia, Slovakia 1939-1945 and many more.
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