Terms and Conditions and FAQs


At Halls Fine Art we hope that buying and selling at auction is a clear and simple process.  Here is our full terms and conditions and further facts to consider;


So that you are happy with our conditions of sale please click here to read our full terms and conditions.

In accordance with Artists Resale Rights Regulations 2006, all lots marked ARR or § which sell for €1000 or more are subject to a resale royalty charge (“Royalty”). This Royalty is payable by the Bidder. The Royalty will be charged at a rate of 4% of the total hammer price (exclusive of Bidder’s premium) for lots selling for amounts up to €50000. For lots selling in excess of €50,001, the Royalty shall be calculated at a reduced rate (details available on request). The Royalty is not subject to VAT and is payable in sterling calculated on the day of sale at the prevailing rate of exchange. Payment shall be passed directly to the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX. For further information please contact the Auctioneers or DACS on 0845 4103410 or visit their website at www.dacs.org.uk.

Lots in this sale may be purchased with notes, coins or travellers cheques in sterling provided that the total payable by you does not exceed the equivalent in sterling of €10000. If the amount payable by you exceeds the equivalent of €10000, the balance must be paid otherwise than in notes, coins or travellers cheques. These conditions are in accordance with The Money Laundering Regulations 2003.

Prospective buyers please note that lots marked with ◉ may be subject to VAT on the hammer price.
Prospective buyers should note that although every effort is made to note repairs, restoration and damage in the catalogue descriptions, a lack of any such note should not be taken to imply that the lot is in perfect condition.
Prospective watch buyers should note that the working order of watches is not guaranteed.
All weights stated in the catalogue are approximate only, these figures are for reference only and prospective buyers should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy.
Prospective buyers please note that we do not guarantee amber as being naturally formed and all or parts may be reconstituted. The colour of the amber may vary from the catalogue or online illustration.
Prospective buyers are reminded that coloured gemstones have historically been treated to enhance their appearance. A variety of methods have been, and are currently used to improve both transparency and colour of various gemstones.
All yellow and white metals have not been tested.
The International Jewellery Trade generally accept these methods. It is not possible for Halls to obtain gemmological reports on all stones offered for sale and therefore all Halls Holding’s estimates assume that gemstones have been enhanced.

Prospective buyers should be aware that general wear to include; creasing, light foxing, small tears, bumped corners, worn boards or weak spine/joints, will not be specified in the catalogue descriptions. Any substantial losses/wear to include detached boards, detached spines or extensive graffiti will be described as ‘at fault’.
Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves with a condition report prior to bidding, Halls Holdings can take no responsibility for condition of purchased lots if condition reports were not requested.

Although every effort is made to note damage and restoration, the absence of such information does not imply that the lot is free from defects.
Detailed condition reports and email images can be obtained on request until 4.30pm the day prior to the sale.

We unfortunately don’t sell shotguns below £500.  If you do intend to sell your gun with us any relevant licensable guns consigned for sale need to come with a recent gunsmith report to check it is in proof.

Halls strongly advises their clients to seek advice from their shipper as to the extra costs of shipping items to and from Europe, given the UK is now no longer part of the EU. These costs will include import duty and VAT, for which Halls is not liable and so buyers/vendors will need to budget for this.

Items made of or containing elements of elephant ivory are subject to trading bans in the USA and China among other jurisdictions, and are subject to CITES regulations in the UK. If you are bidding outside the UK, please ensure you are aware of your country’s regulations BEFORE bidding. We cannot rescind a sale if you are unable to ship ivory to your country.


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