The Great Britain Postal Auction, hereafter referred to as “GBPA,” takes great care to ensure that all descriptions of condition, cancellation, centring, colour, date of issue (postal marking), gum, paper, perforation, printing, margins, provenance, quality, source, sheet position, status, usage, watermark, and other philatelic terms for each “lot” are accurate and reliable. We guarantee that each individual item or “lot” is authentic and genuine unless stated otherwise.
Please note that the statements within our descriptions are the opinion of the auctioneer and are not intended to be taken as factual statements.
Any expressions, comments, opinions, or annotations regarding the characteristics mentioned above that are attached to individual items or included within any lot (such as notes or catalogue prices) are not part of the auctioneer’s statements unless otherwise verified or indicated by the auctioneer.
(a) Each lot is offered subject to any reserve.
(b) The highest bidder for each lot, taking into account the reserve price, will become the purchaser.
(a) The bidding or advances shall be regulated at the absolute discretion of GBPA.
(b) GBPA reserves the right to refuse any bid or bids .
(a) The Auctioneer can withdraw any lot without providing a reason.
(b) GBPA may bid on behalf of buyers and vendors, but is not liable for any errors or omissions.
(c) GBPA is an agent only and is not liable for any issues that arise between the purchaser and vendor.
(a) The vendor retains ownership of each lot until it is fully paid for.
(b) Delivery cannot occur until the purchaser has fully paid for the lot within 7 days (UK) or 14 days (overseas), or longer if agreed upon in writing.
(c) If a purchaser fails to pay in full within the agreed-upon timeframe, the Auctioneer can put the lot up for auction again or sell it privately.
lot is genuine unless otherwise specified in the lot description.
purchaser has the right to return any lot within 21 days (30 days for overseas
purchasers) and receive a full refund of the purchase price. If a certificate
from a recognised expert or committee contradicts the lot’s description, such
as indicating that a stamp is not genuine, GBPA. will rescind the sale,
refund the purchase price, the certificate price, and cover the postage
expenses upon receiving the lot and certificate in its original condition.
1. A service charge of 2% will be charged if currency other than GB £ sterling is used to settle an account, to cover bank charges.
2. Where there are two or more lots described as similar lots and are identical in content, value or weight a bid for such a lot will be equally valid for any ‘similar’ lot, unless instructions are given to the contrary.