A.S.H. Auctions (ASH)

General Auction Infomation and Terms And Conditions Of Sale.

Change of Terms & Conditions :

A.S.H. Auctions retains the right to change any information within these Terms and Conditions without giving due notice.


***********CHANGES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC**********

At the bottom half of this page there is a large section that we have had to add during the Coronavirus pandemic.You must read and understand these new measures before proceeding to register for our auctions from the 19th April 2020.

 

About Our Sales and Sale Rooms

 A.S.H.AUCTIONS Retains the right to change any information within these terms and conditions, without giving due notice.

  1. Printed Catalogues For Our General Sales Are On Sale At The Sale Rooms On The Day Of The Sale From 11.00am.
  2. Our General Weekly Sales Are Every Sunday. Viewing is On Wednesday's Between 9.00am and 3.00pm And On The Day Of The Sale From 11.00am To 2.00pm.
  3. Sale Starts At 2.00pm (Prompt). (****Please Make Note Our New Start Time****)
  4. Going Under The Hammer Are Between 600 and 700 Lots.
  5. We Have a Café On Site, It is Open From 12.00/6.00pm and Serves Hot and Cold Drinks, Hot & Cold Snacks. Pies, Sausage Rolls, and The Famous Staffordshire Oatcakes, Along With Sandwiches, Cakes, etc.
  6. Sales Usually Finish Between 6.00 / 7.00pm
  7. Buyers Don't Have To Stay To The End Of The Sale To Pay and Collect Their Items, Payment, and Collection Can Be Made At Any Time During The Sale.
  8. Sale Room Opening Hours Are------- Sunday 6.00am To End Of Sale Usually Between 6.30pm And 7.30pm.Monday 6.00am To 1.00pm -2.00pm To 4.00pm.Wednesday 9.00am To 4.00pm.---Tuesday, Thursday, Friday And Saturday (CLOSED).

 

 

Buying and Selling Infomation

Buying

  1. Buyers Premium
    There will be a minimum charge of £1.75 added to every hammer price up to £17.00 and then the buyer’s premium will be set at 10 %.
  2. How To Bid
    There are 3 methods of bidding at A.S.H Auctions. In person when you visit the saleroom. By Absentee bids by Commission Bids or Live Telephone Bids. These two methods will be explained below.
    Before you can bid you have to register with us for a bidding number .you can do that in person on the day of the sale or if you are going to bid via commission bid or telephone bid you can register when you first make contact.
    Once registered the numbered issued to you will remain yours for future sales.

    Absentee Bids (Commission bids)
    If you can't make it to the salerooms on the day of the sale you can leave a commission bid(s) by telephone or email. Commission bids via telephone excepted up to 3.30pm on the day of the sale. Commission bids via e.mail excepted up to 10.30pm on the day prior to the sale.
    You can also ask for a condition report on the lots and we will get back to you with the information. Once you have decided what lots to bid on leave your highest bid and the auctioneer will bid up to that amount on your behalf.
    If You are successful you will be contacted the day after the sale to arrange payment, pick up, delivery, etc.

    Absentee Bids (Live Telephone Bidding) This method allows you to bid for your item/s as if you were at the saleroom. To book a telephone spot please phone us before 4.00pm on the day of the sale on 01782 792585 or 07778 347125. We will take your contact details and explain to you how the telephone bidding works.
    We have several telephone numbers that we use and three staff who deal with telephone bids so why not try it, it's a sure way of not losing that all important item/s.

    For further information on any of the above or any other queries please Contact us.
  3. All items must be paid for within 3 days of sale. If not then a late payment fee of 10% will be added. All lots must be collected within the 7 days after the sale, if not then a storage fee will be added. That will be £1 per lot per day. If you are having a problem paying within that time, i.e. you are going on holiday, then please get in touch and we can discuss it. You will be sent a reminder about payment on a Tuesday, please do not ignore it. Items not picked up within 2 weeks will be resold and proceeds given to charity.

Selling

  1. Selling Commission is set at ONLY 17.5% of the hammer price.
  2. NO V.A.T.
  3. NO Lotting Up Charges
  4. No Sale Charge------As long as we agree with the reserves there is NO charge. If we don't Agree the vendor has the option of either reducing the reserves, taking the items home or be prepared to be charged a 65p no sale charge per item.
  5. Free valuation on any items for sale.
  6. Fast cash or cheque payment on goods sold. For further information on any of the above or any other queries please Contact us.
  7. All items not sold must be picked up within 7 days of sale they were in. If not then a storage fee will be added, £1 per item per day.and if left over 2 weeks, unless discussed with either Maria or Lee, they will be put back in and proceeds given to charity.

SHIPPING 

       We do offer a packing and shipping service, but this does depend on size and shape of item. We will not post pictures, walking sticks, penknives, or any form of weapons. We do charge for our services, and this includes the time and the resources used to pack items. If you want one lot packing but that includes 30 pieces of china then you will be charged for the time it takes to pack and also the packing items used. Please request a shipping quote and we will get back to you with one, usually on Monday.

All items are sent on a track-able service, however we do not insure items. All items are sent at the buyers risk. Unless the buyer actually asks us to take out insurance, then we do not do this. If the buyer wants insurance, then the price will be added to final costing of shipping.

A.S.H.auctions no longer ships outside the UK and Ireland. We will pack certain items for a fee, but shipping must be arranged by bidder.

***************CHANGES TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC*****************

 

************************PLEASE BE AWARE SALE DAYS AND STARTING TIMES MAY VARY***********************  

 

***CORONAVIRUS *** A.S.H. AUCTIONS UPDATE *** Changes To our Terms and Conditions ***

*** We are aware that the government has relaxed some of the lockdown measure but we are still going to be using these procedure’s until we feel it’s safe to change them.***

Below are the measures we have had to implement. You must read and understand these new measures before proceeding to register for this sale.

Section 1: VIEWING

As we are not allowing the general public into the sale room, we cannot offer viewing times. We can however give condition reports. We are also offering a new virtual viewing service using messenger and whatsapp on our mobile phones 07778 347125 or 07864 046382).

 

Section 2: BIDDING

We are not allowing the general public into the auction room, you will still be able to bid live online from your home, We are excepting commission bids as normal but we are not able to provide a telephone bid services for these sales.

 

Section 3: PAYMENT

Please note that we would prefer payment by bank transfer our sort code and account number is on the invoice  you receive. The only other way is by debit card over the telephone on 01782 792585 or 07778 347125 or 07864 046382 during the following times.

Mondays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Tuesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Wednesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

All lots purchased must be paid for before the end of business on the Wednesday after the sale. Failure to do this will incur a 10% late payment charge.

 

Section 4: COLLECTION OF GOODS/SENDING OF GOODS

We are open for collection on the following times:

Mondays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Tuesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

Wednesdays after the sales from 9.00am to 3.00pm

You must telephone us on arrival using the telephone numbers in section 3: You will then be told how to proceed. We have put into place new pick up procedures which will be secure, clean and safe for yourselves ourselves and our staff. How we have done this means there will be no physical contact between you, ourselves or our staff.

We are still offering a pack and send service during this pandemic, with some changes. We usually give pack and send quotes out to customers who request them almost straight away, even though the invoice/s have not yet been settled. We take the parcels ourselves to the post office and we only use Royal Mail /Parcel Force for the couriers. We have in the past agreed to meet customers at a convenient location

These are the changes:

We are now going to use Royal Mail.The initial quote will be for our packing service.We will need the invoice including the packing charge to be paid before we can proceed. Once your item/s are packed we then can quote you a delivery charge. Please be aware that this is a service that we offer, you can always arrange for your items to be packed and sent to you using a method of your choice. (Please note packing cannot be done by a third party inside the saleroom.)

We will not be meeting customers with their goods as we have done in the past.

 

Section 5: VENDORS/GOODS IN/PAYMENT

Payments to our sellers will be made electronically by bank transfer so please contact us with your details as soon as possible to avoid delay in getting your money. All we need is your sort code, account number and name of your bank/building society. Vendors who still want to be paid out in cash will have to wait until the government tells us that it is safe to proceed with business as usual.We are receiving items for our future sales ,you will need to contact us for times and dates.

If dropping off you must telephone us on arrival using the telephone numbers in section 3:. We have put into place new drop off procedures which will be secure,clean and safe for yourselves,ourselves and our staff.How we have done this means there will be no physical contact between you ,ourselves or our staff.

We are willing to collect your items from your premises, but again we will make sure that we are within the guidelines.


You can now follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashauctions

You can now follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/leesherratt1

Please note the start time for this week’s sale is 12.00 Noon

Included in this two day event: 70 items of Moorcroft, 104 Royal Doulton items Inc,Figurines,Animals,Character Jugs,Etc 101 lots of Wedgwood,40 Beswick lots,31 Items of Waterford Crystal,27 lots of Lorna Bailey Art Ware, 14 Coalport Items,18 Royal Albert China items,6 Royal Worcester lots, A good selection of Gold and Silver Jewellery and a part house clearance
Also to inc:--Quality pottery/ceramics,gold and silver Items,antique and collectables, furniture, clocks and watches,copper and brass ware, crystal /glass and general effects.
All from various sources inc:-- house clearance, shop/store closure, private collections, end of lines etc.
We also offer a postal service for your goods. For more Information about any of our service’s, or any other questions please contact us.

Lee Sherratt (Owner And Auctioneer)
Tel : 01782 792585 or Mobile: 07778 347125
Email: leesherratt@ashauctions.co.uk