terms & conditions - mail bid sales


  1. All bids must be made in British Pounds (£ Sterling). Alternative currencies shown on this site are intended for guidance purposes only.

  2. A buyers premium of 17% which is inclusive of an amount in lieu of VAT will be added to the sale price for each lot.

  3. The submission of a bid form is a contract between the bidder and Sandafayre (Holdings) Ltd. to purchase all lots where the bid is successful except when the bidder has indicated a total spending limit or other instruction which has not been applied.

  4. Payment should be made immediately upon notification of success. Late payments may result in additional charges and affect your rights to return lots for a refund. Payments by credit card will ensure a speedy despatch. There is no extra charge for paying by credit card.

  5. Sandafayre shall not be liable for omissions or errors made by clients when submitting bids. Please check your bids carefully.

  6. Return of Lots: Our 'no quibble' returns policy allows for a lot to be returned for a refund. To qualify the lot in question must be despatched back to Sandafayre within 7 days of receipt by the buyer in ‘as sold’ condition and presentation, if shipment cannot be made within this period Sandafayre must be informed via email or telephone and in any event Sandafayre must receive the lot back at their offices within 28 days of the sale close date. Kindly inform us of the reason for returning the lot, this is so the lot owner can be informed and the reason for returning will not be used as cause not to issue a refund.

  7. Returned lots from overseas to qualify for a refund must be returned by 1st class air or carrier and have “PURCHASE RETURN/VALUE £” clearly marked on the outside of the package together with VAT # 696233212. If possible a phone call or email should precede the return.

  8. Returned lots from non-EU countries must be sent by 1st class airmail and have ‘RETURN OF PURCHASES’ clearly marked on the outside of the package together with VAT # GB696233212. Please include a note stating your name, the lot number(s) and the reason for return. If possible a phone call or email should precede the return.

  9. Overseas cheques not drawn on British Banks must have the equivalent of £10 added to cover bank charges. This method is very costly and can delay the despatch of purchases up to six weeks. CREDIT CARDS ENSURE A SPEEDY DESPATCH OF YOUR LOTS, YOUR ACCOUNT IS SETTLED IN STERLING TO THE FULL INVOICE VALUE AND YOU ARE DEBITED IN YOUR OWN CURRENCY.

  10. An overdue account service charge of 5% will be charged on overdue accounts not cleared after 30 days then at the rate of 2% per month.

  11. A fully or partially refunded amount negotiated after a purchase either from a mail bid sale or from a private treaty transaction which is held as a credit on a clients account cannot be applied against a purchase from the Cheshire Stamp Auction public auction sale. 
  12. Any dispute as to the meaning or operating of these terms and conditions shall be determined conclusively by Sandafayre (Holdings) Ltd., Egerton Court, Haig Road, Parkgate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DX, United Kingdom.