Important Information

(Relating to both Buyers and Sellers)


Internet Live Auction

Auction catalogues are published on line with all lots being illustrated and condition of lots noted.  Lots are sold by the auctioneer who will accept bids from absentee commission bidders, live internet bidders and telephone bidders.



Actual viewing of the lots may be possible but only by prior arrangement with the auctioneers and in accordance with all current covid-19 guidelines.


Auction Duration

Lots will be sold in numerical order (unless otherwise stated) at a likely rate of between 60 and 100 lots per hour.



This is a guide as to what price the lot may attain based on market conditions and previous results.



Catalogues may be viewed at from three weeks prior to the auction where all the lots are illustrated and additional images may be found.


Prices Realised

These may be viewed from 48 hours after the sale at:


Selling at Historical & Collectable

With over twenty-seven years of specialist auctions behind us and a worldwide database of collectors numbering over three thousand Historical & Collectable is in an unrivalled position to achieve the best results for vendors of these specialist subjects. Please contact us and we will be pleased to discuss terms and propose how best results may be achieved. Visits to inspect and collect consignments are also possible by appointment. Sales tend to close approximately two months prior to the published auction date.

Buying at Historical & Collectable



Illustrated catalogues are published on the internet three weeks prior to the auction.  For traditional format auctions paper printed catalogues are also published.



The condition of pieces (other than where a number are included in the same lot) is mentioned in this catalogue and is intended as a guide to assist potential Purchasers. It remains the responsibility of the Purchaser to satisfy themselves as to the condition of each piece in any lot.



Those participating in the auction must provide acceptable identification consistent with current money laundering legislation.


Absentee Bidding

Commission Bids may be submitted by post or email to the Auctioneer who will execute such bids without obligation.  At the sole discretion of the Auctioneer bidding may also be undertaken by telephone.  Live internet bidding may be undertaken at either or

Successful absentee bidders will be notified of their purchase(s) by telephone, email or post.


Buyers Premium

  • As a percentage of the hammer price on each lot:  24.00% (including VAT).

Live Internet Bidding Surcharge a surcharge of 6.00% (including VAT).  a surcharge of 3.60% (including VAT).  Those bidders who take advantage of their pre-paid 3.00 fixed charge will not incur a surcharge.


Value Added Tax

Very occasionally a lot might additionally attract VAT on the hammer price at either 20.00% (if it is being sold by a person registered for VAT) or 5.00% (if it has been imported from outside the EU). In such case this will be noted in the catalogue.


Artist Resale Right

Payable in addition to the hammer price where noted in the auction catalogue.



Accounts may be settled by cash (maximum equivalent of 10,000 Euros), Sterling Cheque (clients known to Historical & Collectable) or bank transfer.

Debit and Credit cards are NOT accepted.


Collection and Shipping

The Auctioneer may pack and send small consignments and whilst every effort will be made to ensure items are properly packed and, where possible, insurance cover arranged by the service provider, no responsibility can be accepted by the Auctioneer or his agents for any loss or damage howsoever arising. Safe transit of purchases by hand, post, courier or shipper is at the sole risk of the Purchaser.

Items may also be collected, by prior arrangement, from a venue in London.