Über Mayfair Philatelic Auctions
Mayfair Philatelic Auctions ist ein neues Unternehmen von Tim Francis und Rick Warren, erfahrene Briefmarkenhändler und Auktionatoren. Die Herren Francis und Warren sind die Gründer von Apex Philatelics Limited, einem sehr erfolgreichen Briefmarkenauktionshaus und -vertrieb. Die Firma wurde zunächst von Noble Investments (UK) Plc erworben und daraufhin an die Stanley Gibbons Group Plc veräußert. Während der letzten Monate entschloss sich Stanley Gibbons zu einer Zusammenführung von Apex und dem hausinternen Auktionsteam, woraufhin die meisten Apex-Teammitglieder nicht mehr benötigt wurden oder anderweitig Beschäftigung suchten. Scholium Group PLC, ein AIM-Unternehmen mit Fokus auf seltenen Büchern, Werken auf Papier und Sammlergegenständen, nahm bezüglich eines neuen Philatelieunternehmens Gespräche mit den ehemaligen Apex-Direktoren auf und nutzte die Gelegenheit angesichts der erfreulichen Aussichten auf erneute Zusammenarbeit und der Vereinigung von alten Freunden und neuen Kunden. Im Anschluss wurde Josh Barber, ehem. Apex Philatelics Ltd. als Auktionsmanager rekrutiert.
Wir kaufen Sammlungen und hochwertige Einzellose für kommende Auktionen an. Es besteht bereits ein umfassendes Inventar an Marken zum sofortigen Verkauf.
Mayfair Philatelic Auctions
PUBLIC AUCTION WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE 2019
You do not need to attend our premises to bid for stamps in this auction. Bids can be made in advance by email, telephone, post or by visiting our website www.mpastamps.com. Live online bidding is available at www.philasearch.com.
Auction Agents; Trevor Chinnery +44 (0)1205 330 026 or email email@example.com, Jean Lancaster Agency +44 (0)1923 269 775, Love Auctions +44 (0)1205 460 968.
Terms of Auction. T he Philatelic Auctioneers standard terms and conditions apply, otherwise see our website for the most current Terms and Conditions. Placing a bid is your acceptance of these terms. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Buyer's Premium. A buyer's premium of 20.00% (inclusive of VAT) will be added to the hammer price of all lots purchased in this sale.
Estimated Values. B ids should be made in GBP (British Pounds Sterling) only and in whole pounds. Pence will not be taken into consideration at time of sale and bids below 70% of the estimate may not be entered at all. Estimates are based on realisations from previous sales or at the describer’s discretionary and professional opinion. Reserves are generally at, or close to the lower estimate.
Catalogue numbers and values are from Stanley Gibbons (SG) catalogues unless shown otherwise. Values are applicable as of the date of describing so variations are possible. Numbers and values taken from other catalogues normally make reference accordingly (e.g. Michel/Mi, Yvert/Yv, Scott, etc.) and usually show the £Stg/GBPS equivalent of that catalogue value.
Quantities and statistics f or lots are shown where possible. For logistical reasons bulky lots will be shown with an approximate figure only, often denoted with ‘approx’ or similar. All reasonable care is taken in preparing figures; whilst accuracy is intended and offered in earnest, statistics and values must be understood as those of opinion and not as resolute fact.
Certificates. Lots where the item (or main item(s) within lot) has certification mentioned in the description, are offered on the basis of the opinion expressed therein, which, may or may not reflect the views of Mayfair Philatelic Ltd. If extension for certification is required, this must be registered with us when the bid is placed, or by the close of sale at the latest. Extensions requested beyond this point may not be granted.
Value Added Tax (VAT). All stamps are sold under margin scheme rules, mostly for ‘Global Accounting’. No extra need be added within the EU and no export discount applies outside the EU. For import/export and VAT purposes stamps are treated as pre- owned, therefore, no VAT is added to the overall price nor is it subject to reclaim or discounts.
Viewing Arrangements. Lot(s) may be inspected in person at the Mayfair offices, Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June 2019 between 10am and 4pm. GB singles and a selection of higher value items will be available to view at The Strand Stamp fair on Friday 7th June 2019. Scanning/Photocopying. Please ensure that all requests are within reason and made before Friday 4th June 2019. If requests contain more than 10 images i.e. 10 pages or 10 singles (back and front), please note that a small administrative fee may be added to your account.
Delivery of Lots. Our standard method of postage for small or single items is typically via Royal Mail Special Delivery (+£2.00 to cover packing and tax). Larger/Heavier and international shipping varies depending on weight, value and client location. Should your delivery fee total more than £50 you will be notified before despatch. Delivery charges will be waived for invoices totalling £2,000 (UK) and £5,000 (elsewhere) and up. We aim to despatch within 7 days of the auction close but offer an expedited service for a guaranteed priority despatch (usually first Monday following the auction) for an additional £5.
Realisations and Unsolds. Realisations for all lots bid on will be posted to you with your invoice/failure notice, along with a list of any unsold items which will also be available to view/purchase on our website, within 3 days of the auction close *unless Fastrack selected.
Payments . Payments can be made via bank transfer with all major *credit/debit cards including AMEX*, (*details of which should be supplied before the close of the sale), cash (up to £10,000) or by cheque. Please note that Mayfair Philatelic is not responsible for any charges incurred when opting to pay via international transfer. Credit card fees will not be charged to you. Please note that any late payments may be subject to interest. Installments. An installment plan may be requested at the time of placing your bid for amounts of £100 and over, up to to a total of four payments and are agreed subject to the auction manager's discretion. Installments will be taken the first working day following the auction and every 30 days thereafter until the invoice is cleared. Please note that in order to request a plan a debit/credit with an expiry date clear of the last installment date should be supplied with the request. Funds should be ready and available in the account on the assigned payment days or the plan may be cancelled and the full fee due with immediate effect.
Insurance. All items are subject to insurance whilst in Mayfair’s premises and in transit to you. A discretionary rate of 0.28p (UK customers) and 0.46p (overseas) per £100 will be calculated against your invoice unless specifically requested otherwise. Goods sent without insurance are strictly at the customer’s risk.
ALL LOTS, INCLUDING MIXED LOTS CARRY A FULL MAYFAIR PHILATELIC GUARANTEE PROVIDED RETURNED PROMPTLY AND IN GOOD ORDER UPTO 14 DAYS (UK) AND 21 DAYS (OVERSEAS) FOR A FULL, NO QUIBBLE REFUND OF THE PRICE
CONDITIONS OF SALE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR AUCTION SALES The British Philatelic Auctioneers' Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale (1985 revision).
The auctioneers exercise all reasonable care to ensure that all statements as to cancellations, centering, colour, condition, date of issue or of postal marking, gum, margins, paper, perforation, printing, provenance, quality, sheet position, status, usage, watermarks etc in lot descriptions are reliable and accurate and that each item is genuine unless the contrary is indicated. However the statements are not intended to be and are not to be taken to be statements of fact or representations of fact in relation to the lot. They are statements of the opinion of the auctioneers and attention is particularly drawn to clause 5 of the PHILATELIC AUCTIONEERS STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS (1985 REVISION) set out below. Comments and opinions concerning the characteristics mentioned above, which may be found in or on lots as notes, lists, catalogue prices, writing up or any other means of expression, do not constitute part of lot descriptions and are not to be taken as such unless they are made or specifically verified by the auctioneers.
a) Each lot is put up subject to any reserve price imposed by the vendor.
b) Subject to sub clause a) of this clause, the highest bidder for each lot shall be the purchaser thereof at the fall of the hammer.
c) If any dispute arises as to the highest bidder the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion to determine the dispute and may put up again and re- sell the lot in respect of which the dispute arises.
a) The bidding and advances shall be regulated by and at the absolute discretion of the auctioneer and he shall have the right to refuse any bid or bids. NOTE. Where an agent bids, even on behalf of a disclosed client, the auctioneer nevertheless has the right at his discretion to refuse any such bid.
b) The purchaser of each lot shall immediately on its sale if required by the auctioneer give to him the name and address of the purchaser and pay to the auctioneer at his discretion the whole or part of the purchase money. If the purchaser of any lot fails to comply with any such requirement, the auctioneer may put up again and re-sell the lot; if upon such resale a lower price is obtained than was first obtained on the first sale the purchaser in default on the first sale shall make good the difference in price and expense of resale which shall become a debt due from him.
c) Where an agent purchases on behalf of an undisclosed client such agent shall be personally liable for payment of the purchase money to the auctioneer and for safe delivery of the lots to the said client.
a) The auctioneer reserves the right to bid on behalf of clients and vendors.
b) The auctioneer reserves the right before or during a sale to group together lots belonging to the same vendor, to split up and to withdraw any lot or lots at the auctioneer's absolute discretion and without giving any reason in any case (without liability to any potential purchaser).
c) The auctioneer acts as agent only and therefore shall not be liable for any default of the purchaser (providing he has not handed over the goods) or vendor.
a) Each lot shall be at the purchaser's risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be paid for in full before delivery and taken away at his expense by a purchaser in the United Kingdom within 7 days from the date of sale and by a purchaser overseas within 14 days from the date of sale or such longer time as shall be agreed in writing between the auctioneer and purchaser.
b) If any purchaser fails to pay in full for any lot within the time stated in sub clause a) of this clause such lot may at any time thereafter at the auctioneer's discretion be put up for sale by auction again or sold privately. If upon such resale a lower price is obtained than was first obtained on the first sale the purchaser in default on the first sale shall make good the difference in price and expense of resale which shall become a debt due from him.
c) Interest shall be payable by the purchaser on any overdue account, the rate to be specified by each individual auction for which Mayfair Philatelic Auctions currently levy a rate of 2% compound per calendar month, for each month or part month overdue following 30 days from the date of sale.
a) Each lot is sold as (1) GENUINE unless otherwise described in the sale catalogue or by the auctioneer and (2) correctly described (see also Clause 5f). The date of any certificate forming part of the description of any lot may be included in the description.
b) A purchaser shall be at liberty to reject any lot if he (i) gives the auctioneer written notice of intention to question the genuineness or, as the case may be, the accuracy of the description of the lot within 7 days (or in the case of any overseas purchaser to be in the auctioneer's hands within 10 days) from the date of sale AND (ii) proves that the lot is not genuine or was incorrectly described; AND
(iii) returns to the auctioneer within 30 days from the date of sale, the lot in the same condition as it was at the time of sale; provided that the auctioneer may, at his absolute discretion, on receiving a request in writing from the purchaser, extend for a reasonable period the time for the return of the lot, to enable it to be submitted to an agreed expert or expert committee. NOTE: The onus of proving a lot to be not genuine, or incorrectly described, is on the purchaser. The inability of a recognized expert or expert committee to express a definite opinion shall serve to discharge the onus on the purchaser and shall be a ground for rejecting the lot concerned.
c) Where a lot has been submitted for expert opinion, all costs of such an opinion shall be paid by the person who retained the item or items to which that opinion relates.
d) Where the purchaser of a lot discharges the onus and acts in accordance with sub clause (b) of this clause, the auctioneer shall rescind the sale and repay to the purchaser the purchase money paid by him in respect of the lot.
e) No lot shall be rejected if, subsequent to the sale, it has been immersed in water, marked by an expert or expert committee, or treated by any other process, unless the auctioneer's permission to subject the lot to such immersion, marking or treatment, has first been obtained in writing. (Note. Many Continental experts now mark forged stamps; therefore it is essential for permission to be obtained from auctioneers BEFORE submitting to these experts.)
f) If any lot listed under 'collections or various' or stated to comprise or contain a collection, issues, or stamps which are undescribed shall be put up for sale, not subject to rejection and shall be taken by the purchaser with all (if any) faults, lack of genuineness and errors of description and numbers of stamps in the lot and the purchaser shall have no right to reject the lot; except that, notwithstanding the provisions of this sub clause, where before a sale a person intending to bid at the sale gives notice in writing to, and satisfies the auctioneer that any such lot contains any item or items not described in the sale catalogue, and that person specifically describes that item or those items shall, as between the auctioneer and that person, be taken to form part of the description of the lot for the purposes of sub clauses (a), (b) and (d) of this clause.
g) No lot illustrated in the catalogue shall be rejected on the ground of centering, cancellation, margins, perforation or other characteristics clearly apparent from the illustration.
h) Lots offered 'as is' or 'offered on their merits' may contain items that are not genuine and, therefore, may not be returned for any reason. Neither can extensions be granted on them.
The respective rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed and interpreted by English Law and the buyer hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Mayfair Philatelic Auctions
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MAYFAIR PHILATELICS LIMITED are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which your personal data will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated by us.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations (the “Regulations”) the data controller is: MAYFAIR PHILATELICS LIMITED
Reason for collecting Information
MAYFAIR PHILATELICS LIMITED is a Stamp Sales & Auction business. With this purpose in mind, in pursuit of these legitimate interests, MAYFAIR PHILATELICS LIMITED will control & process information relevant to our business in order to be able to provide professional services to potential and current customers.
Where we store your Personal Data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have provided you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.
This will depend on a number of factors, but will centralise around the nature of our relationship with you. For each category of data, we have considered the manner in which we process data against the rights and freedoms of the individual to ensure that we are acting reasonably and proportionately.
Broadly speaking there are two scenarios that will determine the timeframes for retention of data:
Legally/financially - For example, in accordance with standard accounting practice, we will retain finance related data, such as records of payments, invoice details, etc. for a period of 7 years unless, in the unlikely event, there are mitigating factors that allow us to keep data for longer.
Commercially – for legitimate business reasons we will retain data for a reasonable period of time where we may need to contact you in the future.
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We may use information held about you in the following ways:
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• to notify you about changes to our service.
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Your Personal Information
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Changes to this notice
This policy was created on 23rd May 2018 and will be periodically reviewed when appropriate.