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1.There is a buyer’s premium of 30% per lot (there will be an additional commission for online bidding), which shall be payable in addition to the hammer price.

2. All buyers attending the sale in person must register at the desk before 12:30 p.m. where they will be issued with a paddle number to be shown to the auctioneer conducting the sale at the conclusion of bidding.

3. Estimates are provided to help buyers gauge the likely value of the Lot, they are not definitive.  As we prepare the catalogue sometime in advance of the Sale, they may be altered by announcement prior to the Sale.

4. Care is taken to ensure that descriptions as to authorship, attribution, origin, date, age, provenance and condition are reliable and accurate, but all such descriptions are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as statements or representations of fact.  No allowance whatsoever will be made for errors in description, authenticity or quality.  Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the conditions of a Lot prior to the sale and check any information for themselves.

5.Young’s reserves the right in forming their opinion to consult and rely upon any expert or authority reasonably considered by them to be reliable.  

6.When buyers are unable to view before the auction (and time allowing) we are able to give a verbal opinion on items but these are for guidance only and we accept no responsibility for their accuracy.  We therefore strongly recommend your personal viewing of the item(s).

7.You can leave a commission bid with us indicating the maximum amount to be bid excluding buyer’s premium.  In the event of two identical commission bids, Young’s will accept the first bid received.  Commission bids must be with us by 9 AM on the day of the sale.

8.There are a limited number of telephone lines available (UK telephone users only).  Arrangements for this service must be made at least 24 hours in advance of the sale.

9.The highest accepted bidder shall be the purchaser. Any bidder acting for any person who is not bidding shall be jointly and severally liable with that person for satisfaction of all obligations and liabilities hereunder.

10.Should any dispute arise between two or more bidders, or between the Auctioneers and any bidder, the Lot or Lots in dispute shall be put up again or not at the discretion of the Auctioneers and their decision shall be final.

11.The ownership of the Lot purchased shall not pass to the buyer until he/she has made payment in full to Young’s Auctions. The methods of payment acceptable on the day of the auction are cash, debit card or cheque (for purchases over £300).  Cheques must be supported by a cheque card, items purchased will not be released to the purchaser until the cheque has cleared.

12.The Auctioneers reserve the right to sell in such order and manner as they shall decide and to withdraw any Lot at any time.

13.No Lot or Lots shall be removed from the Auction premises until paid for and a receipt obtained. Each Lot shall immediately at the fall of the hammer be considered as delivered and remain in every respect at the absolute risk of the Purchaser thereof and shall be removed at the Purchaser’s expense after the Sale. Lots left behind by the purchaser who has attended the Sale in person/or by representative will incur a charge of £1.00 per Lot to remove the item(s) from the auction venue.  A storage charge of £1 per Lot per day will be applied should the item(s) remain uncollected (commencing the day after the auction).

14.Mechanical Lots – No warranty or guarantee is given that these are in working order.

15.Young’s offer postage on certain items (subject to size and packing requirements).  We operate a four tier handling fee (£12, £18, £24 and £25+) and the applied rate inclusive of VAT will be determined by Young’s.  We are not professional packers though we try our best to pack items to ensure safe delivery and these will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcel Force.  This will be administered as swiftly as possible but please be patient as we have numerous requests after each auction.  Please note that we cannot offer postage of weapons, paintings or very fragile items, or postage internationally.  For these items you can contact our local Mail Boxes Etc.  If a buyer wishes to use a courier of their choice, a mutually convenient date/time will need to be agreed and any packaging requirements will attract a charge (see handling fees above).

16.Every person whilst on the premises before, during and after the Sale shall be deemed to be there at his or her own risk and with notice of the conditions of the premises or to the method of arranging the furniture and no person shall have or make any claim against the seller or the Auctioneer in respect of any accident which may happen.

17.If any purchaser shall neglect or fail to comply with the above conditions within 28 days of the auction, the Lot or Lots will be placed in a future auction without reserve, with the buyer becoming the vendor and all Young’s Terms and Conditions will now apply.

18.Should ‘Droit de Suite’ (Artist’s Resale Rights) apply to a sale then a charge of 5% of the hammer price will apply where the hammer price is equal to or exceeds €1,000 (or UK Sterling equivalent, as calculated on the day of the sale).

19.The Auctioneer’s to be the sole arbitrators in every matter of dispute and their decision shall be final.                                                                                                                                                      


Online Bidding

Young’s auctions offer an on-line bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale. Complete the bidding registration procedure on www.the-saleroom.com and provide your credit card details.


1.Confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to Young’s Auctions through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that Young’s Auctions are entitled to ship the good to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale. Please note that any Lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 4% (inc. VAT) commission charge.

2.Young’s only accept payment by Bank Transfer, cash or cheque (cheques must be drawn on a UK bank and items will not be released until cheque payment has cleared). There is a charge for receiving money from abroad - for payments up to £100, there is a £2.50 charge and for payments over £100 there is a £7 charge.

3.The responsibility for collection of successful bids rests with the buyer and items should be collected by the Friday following the sale. Please ring to discuss arrangements (payment and delivery/collection) of the lots won. Collection is by appointment only but please ensure you contact us to arrange a mutually agreeable date/time. Any lots that remain unpaid for and uncollected by 5.00 p.m. on the Friday following the sale will incur a £1.20 (inc. VAT) storage charge per lot per day. N.B. Failure to collect items that have been paid for will also incur these charges.

4.If any purchaser shall neglect or fail to comply with the above conditions, or pays for items won but fails to collect them within 28 days of the auction, the Lot or Lots will be placed in a future auction without reserve, with the buyer becoming the vendor and all Young’s Terms and Conditions will now apply.

5.Re. postage see 15 above.





Information for Buyers

09 Jan 2016


I had the greatest pleasure dealing with the Auctioneer Christopher Young, of Young’s Auctions, over the New Year Period 2016. My daughter had discovered that Young’s Auctions had potentially sold a signed print of a Welch artist that I have been trying to obtain for years. In the vain hope that it might not have sold I contacted Christopher Young. Almost immediately I received the good news, at least for me, that it had not sold and Christopher said he’d contact the seller. Within days I had the print in my hands and it is magnificent. Christopher reacquired the print, established the cost, transportation etc., with lightening speed and professionalism and friendliness that I thought had evaporated from our society. I will certainly keep an eye on this Auction House as it will replace the indifference I have typically encounter in other Auction House in the London area.

Professor O’Byrne, Richmond, Surrey

5 Star rating