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Terms and Conditions


BIDS The highest bidder shall be the purchaser. Where floor bids do not exceed the highest postal bid, that postal bidder will pay the reserve when no other floor or postal bids have been received or one bidding step over the second highest postal or highest floor bidder.

BIDDING For those not attending the auction, bids can be placed by mail, telephone, fax or email. Such bids should be received in our offices no later than 8pm, WA time, on Friday 28th October for Parts 1 & 2 and 8pm, WA time, Saturday 29th October for Parts 3 & 4. Thank you.

BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding shall progress in the following increments;

From $10 to $20 bidding will rise in increments of $1
From $21 to $100 bidding will rise in increments of $5
From $101 to $500 bidding will rise in increments of $10
From $501 to $1000 bidding will rise in increments of $20
From $1001 to $3000 bidding will rise in increments of $50
From $3001 to $5000 bidding will rise in increments of $100
From $5000 upwards at auctioneers discretion

BINDING CONTRACT By placing bids in the auction, the bidder is entering into a binding contract to purchase all the lots he/she is awarded with the additional Buyers Premium.

BUYER'S COMMISSION A Buyers Commission of 12.5% (plus GST for Australian Residents) will be added to the hammer price.

DELIVERY shall be made to bidders upon receipt of payment. Postage & packing is at the purchaser's expense and unless otherwise requested, lots will be mailed within Australia by ordinary mail and overseas lots by Airmail. Lots over $100 will be posted by Registered Post with any additional insurance, over and above Australia Post's maximum payout ($100 & Postage costs), to be requested by the successful bidder if required.

DISPUTES If any dispute arises as to the highest bidder the auctioneer shall have absolute discretion to determine the dispute and may put up again and resell the lot in respect of which the dispute arises.

ESTIMATES The estimates are the reserves and thus bidding will begin at the estimated prices. Bids under the estimate will not be accepted..

EXCHANGE RATES At time of printing (subject to fluctuation) the Australian Dollar equals;
UK £0.58p, US $0.75, Euro €0.67, Japan ¥77, NZ$1.03, Singapore $1.03

GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST) Most lots in this auction are sold on behalf of private vendors and as such are exempt from GST. All lots are sold GST inclusive where applicable. (A GST Tax invoice will be supplied on request.)

PAYMENT must be made immediately upon your last bid in the room on the day. Payment by cash is preferred however personal cheques will be accepted with identification. In addition we also accept the credit cards, Visa & Mastercard and all Debit cards. A 2% service charge will be added to all invoices when a credit card is used.

POSTAL BIDDERS are encouraged to include credit card details on the bid form so that lots can be despatched immediately. The 2% service charge will be added to the total amount. Alternatively full payment should be sent within 7 days of the receipt of invoice. If any purchaser fails to pay in full for any lot within the time stated, compound interest may be charged on the outstanding amount at the rate of 2.5% per month plus a $20 accounting fee. Payment can be made by Bankers cheque in Australian dollars (or personal cheque if known by Ian Boulton), Money Order, bank notes in Pounds Sterling, US Dollars or Euros sent by Registered Mail at senders risk or Direct bank transfer.

Direct Bank Transfer Details:
Name: Ian Boulton
Bank: ANZ, Shop 9 The Promenade, Ellenbrook Western Australia, 6069
Acc No: 483096739 BSB: 016-352

PRICES REALISED Postal bidders can visit the website for prices realised on Monday 31st October onwards.

REFUSAL OF ADMISSION Ace Stamp Auctions reserves the right at our complete discretion to refuse admission to the auction premises or participation in any auction and to reject any bid/s.

UNSOLD LOTS Offers on unsold lots after the auction will be communicated to the vendor if received by telephone, email or in writing up to 21 days after the sale. Please provide the unsold lot number and the highest price you are willing to pay. (Please note the 12.5% + GST Buyers Premium will be added to this figure.) Please telephone for further information following the sale. (08) 9297 3040

VIEWING All lots can be viewed on Saturday 29th October 8am to 1.30pm (coins & banknotes until 11.00am) and Sunday 30th October 8.00am to 12.00pm at the auction venue, University of Western Australia, Guild Function Centre, Hackett Drive, Crawley. In addition there will be 1500+ scanned lots on the website leading up to the auction.