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Buying at Thomas Del Mar Ltd

Our sales are held twice a year, typically in late June and early December.  Our catalogues are available online and are circulated to our clients up to four weeks prior to the auction.

Catalogues

If you would like to receive our future catalogue please email, fax or post your details to us and we will be delighted to arrange this for you.  The cost for two catalogues including postage is:

 

£36 United Kingdom subscribers

£40 for European subscribers and

£44 for the rest of the world

Condition Reports and Digital Images

We are happy to provide you with further information concerning any lot in the sale, such as detailed digital images and condition reports.  We would strongly recommend that buyers view each lot prior to the sale.  Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed professional report.  Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Thomas Del Mar Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion.  Prospective buyers should also refer to any important notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the sale catalogue.  All lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with the conditions of business printed in the sale catalogue.

Bidding In Person at the Sale

To register for a paddle we would suggest that you arrive an hour before the sale starts. 

We will require two forms of identification such as a Passport, UK driving licence or ID card.  We may also require credit card details or a banker's reference.

Absentee or Commission Bids

If you are unable to attend the sale we will be happy to execute bids on your behalf.  We would ask that you notify us of this at least 24 hours before the sale. We will require a photocopy of two forms of identification such as a Passport, UK driving licence or ID card.  We may also require credit card details or a banker's reference.  Please contact the office or click the link below for a bidding form and fax it to us on:

+44 (0) 207 602 5973

Bidding Form

Please note that we accept absentee bids in accordance with our standard conditions of business.

Telephone Bidding

If you are unable to attend the sale but would like to be telephoned and instruct one of our telephone bidders to bid on your behalf then we will be happy to arrange this for you. 

We would ask that you notify us of this at least 24 hours before the sale.  We will require a photocopy of two forms of identification such as a Passport, UK driving licence or ID card.  We may also require credit card details or a banker's reference.  Please contact the office for a form  and fax it to us on:

+44 (0) 207 602 5973 

Please note that we accept telephone bids in accordance with our standard conditions of business.

Payment

Payment is due immediately after the sale for the total amount bid plus buyer's premium and tax, where applicable on that premium.  In accordance with our conditions of business we accept payment in cash (up to £6000), by credit card (up to £6000) or debit card, or by sterling cheque.  We regret that we do not accept American Express.  Please note that there is a 3% surcharge for credit cards and non-UK Debit Cards.

Payments may also be made directly to our bank:

HSBC Bank Plc

38 High Street

Dartford

Kent

DA1 1DG

United Kingdom

IBAN Number: GB78MIDL40190481632140

BICMIDLGB22

Sort Code: 40-19-04

Account Number: 81632140

Account Name: Thomas Del Mar Ltd

Collection of Property

You may collect purchased property from us as soon as we have received cleared funds for all your purchases.  You may also appoint a third party or a shipper to collect on your behalf.  Please note that we require your written authority to release to a third party.

All purchased lots will be stored at Thomas Del Mar Ltd's premises . Please note that collection is BY APPOINTMENT on +44 (0) 207 602 4805. All lots should be cleared within two months of the auction date, after which they will be transferred to a third party for storage. A transfer fee of £10 per lot plus all incurred transfer and storage costs due to the third party will be payable prior to release.