Bidders are advised to carefully read through the Conditions of Business prior to participating in the auction. We invite you to contact us should you have any questions or view our FAQ page for further details. Please note all sales are “As Is” and “Where Is.” No warranties or representations of any type whatsoever are made by RM Sotheby’s, or any consignor, to the bidder regarding any lot offered in this online auction. 


Following a successful purchase at auction, bidders are advised that payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the auction. For purchases under £5,000, the credit card provided at the point of registration will automatically be used as the payment method, and the final price will be deducted in full. For purchases over £5,000, payment must be made by wire transfer. The successful bidder will receive a copy of their bill of sale and instructions to remit payment via email.


Buyer’s Premium
In addition to the final bid amount, a buyer’s premium is due on each lot purchased. This fee is clearly displayed under the ‘Additional Information’ tab on each lot page when viewing on and applies to the final hammer price achieved at auction. Please note that VAT at a rate of 20% is applicable on the Buyer’s Premium.

Taxes/Import Duties
Buyers are responsible for any applicable duty and/or local taxes on any lots purchased. International bidders are advised to inform themselves of potential import duties that would be due upon the arrival of the lot to its final destination. You are advised to speak with your local representatives in advance of the sale to understand what these costs may be. The location of the lot is clearly indicated on each lot page when viewing the site. Please note any lot under temporary import will be subject to an administrative fee of £75 + VAT.


All items will be stored in our secure storage facility in Wiltshire, UK. All lots must be shipped by our logistics partners Pack & Send and CARS and cannot be collected in person. All lots must have onward transport plans in place by Wednesday, 1 November, after this point, daily storage fees will be incurred. Lot removal and storage fees will be applicable as outlined in the Bidder’s Conditions of Business.


Bess Walker

Director of Auction Administration, UK and Europe London, United Kingdom

Languages: English