Buying at Woolley & Wallis
Our specialist sales catalogues are
available online about two weeks before the sale.
All our auctions are on view at least
two days prior to the sale and details will be found in the
The relevant department will be
pleased to give condition reports on any lot, where practical. All
weights and measures given in the catalogue should be regarded as
The colours printed in the catalogue are not necessarily
Bidding at our auctions:
Registering with us
All first time buyers need to register with us. Once
registration is complete you will be provided with a permanent
paddle number which can be used in all future sales.
To register, you will need to provide two forms of
1. a passport or photographic driving licence
2. a utility bill or document showing your name and address
You can register in person or by contacting the office on 01722
424500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be
asked to show your documents, or fax or email copies.
PLEASE NOTE: Registering with the-saleroom.com or through our
website does not automatically register you with us.
Bidding in the Saleroom
You will need to have registered with us and obtained a paddle
number, as described above.
If you are unable to attend the sale
you can leave a commission bid. This will be executed on your
behalf by the auctioneer who will purchase the lot as cheaply as
possible bearing in mind any reserve price and other bids.
If you already have a paddle number
and have also registered with our website, the site offers you the
facility to place Commission Bids online. If you have not bid with
us before, you will be contacted for ID as above. If this
information is not received your bids will not be
taken. We do suggest telephoning the office prior to
the sale to confirm that your bids have been received.
It is usually possible to bid on the
telephone by prior arrangement with the office. Registration is
required as above.
Live Online Bidding
Live online bidding is now available for most of our auctions
via the-saleroom.com, enabling you to take
part in the bidding from anywhere in the world, live as it happens.
To bid online you need to register at www.the-saleroom.com ,
subject to approval.
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit
card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with
Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd, you:
- authorise Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd, if they
so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment,
including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction
via the-saleroom.com, and
- confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card
details to Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd through
www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Woolley and Wallis
Salisbury Salerooms Ltd are entitled to permit the shipping of the
goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in
fulfilment of the sale.
Each lot is subject to a buyer's
premium of 22% + VAT on the first £500,000 of the hammer price
and 12% + VAT thereafter.
Lots marked with an asterisk (*) are
subject to VAT on the hammer price. Lots marked with an omega (Ω)
have been temporarily imported from outside the EU and are subject
to VAT at 5.0% on the hammer price and the buyer's premium. In
online catalogues, the Sales Tax % column indicates the rate of VAT
on hammer price.
Payment and clearance
Payment is due immediately after the
auction in pounds sterling. If you are a first time buyer we will
need your name, address and bank details and will require funds to
be cleared before purchases can be released.
Card payments where the card-holder is not present will
only be accepted for transactions up to £1,000.
The following methods of payment may
bankers draft, cashiers cheque, personal cheque, travellers
cheques, debit and credit cards and cash up to a sterling
equivalent of €15,000.
Wire transfers should be sent to:
Lloyds TSB, Blue Boar Row, Salisbury SP1 1DB.
Account no. 00957707
Sort code 30-97-41
IBAN no. GB20LOYD30974100957707
BIC code LOYDGB21063
Credit cards: Visa or
Mastercard for which there is a 2% surcharge + VAT
Debit cards: Delta,
Where practical, payment can be made and purchases collected
during the auction.
Please note that furniture and clock lots
will normally remain in the salerooms for three working
days following each sale, after which they will be removed to
our store and arrangements for collection must be made in advance
with the office.
Storage charges will be levied on all lots in the furniture and
works of art and clocks sales not collected within 30 calendar days
of the sale. This will include a handling fee of £20 (+ VAT) per
consignment and a storage charge of £2 (+ VAT) per lot per day. No
goods will be allowed to be collected until these charges have been
Artist's Resale Right/Droit De Suite
Droit de Suite is a royalty payable
to a qualifying artist or the artist's heirs each time a work is
resold during the artist's lifetime and up to a period of 70 years
after the artist's death.
Royalties are calculated on a sliding percentage scale based on
the hammer price excluding the buyer's premium. The royalty
does not apply to lots selling below the sterling equivalent of
€1,000 and the maximum royalty payable on any single lot is the
sterling equivalent of €12,500.
Droit de Suite, which is not subject to VAT, will be added to
the buyer's purchase price and then passed on to the relevant
Please enquire for the accepted exchange rate on the day of the
Royalties for Droit de Suite are as follows:
4% Up to €50,000
3% €50,000.01 - 200,000
1% €200,000.01 - 350,000
0.5% €350,000.01 - 500,000
0.25% In excess of €500,000
Up to a maximum levy of €12,500
These will be posted on our website
shortly after the sale.
Packing and Shipping
Woolley & Wallis do not offer a
packing and despatch service but the following are carriers in our
Alban Shipping01582 493099
APS 0800 1185868 / 07736 544 362
Mailboxes 01264 360 333
Pack & Send 02380 713 444