Important Information

Pre-Sale Viewing:

We are offering pre-sale viewing of lots at our Wellingborough premises. This is strictly by a pre-arranged timed appointment to be requested by email.

The last opportunity to view lots at our premises is Thursday 30th of November.

Condition Reports:

Any requests for condition reports or additional photographs must be received by email by Thursday 30th of November.

It is highly recommended that prospective Bidders inspect the lots on which they intend to bid, we accept bids from potential Buyers on the basis that Buyers (or their advisors) have fully accepted the lot prior to bidding and have satisfied themselves prior to bidding in relation to the condition and accuracy of the description of the lot.

Bidder Registration:

All bidders will be required to provide a form of government-issued proof of identification (photographic identification with proof of current address) at the time of registration and approval to bid in the auction.

Lots will only be invoiced to the name and address on the bid registration form and cannot be transferred to another name and address. We can only accept payment for the lot from the registered Bidder.  

Buyer’s Premium and VAT

The final selling bid at auction is known as the ‘hammer price'.

For bidders who have registered directly at Graham Budd Auctions and on websites, a buyers premium of 24% of the hammer price will be charged. .

Bidders who register directly at will also be charged a 4.95% Internet bidders surcharge. Both the buyer’s premium and the internet surcharge are subject to VAT at the current rate of 20%.

In completing the bidder registration on or and providing your credit/debit cards details you authorise GBA to charge the credit/debit cards given in full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the Timed Auction, and confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit/debit card details to GBA through and and agree that GBA are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.

Artists Resale Rights (ARR)

Some lots as indicated in the catalogue may be subject to Artists Resale Rights (ARR).
This was introduced by a European Directive in 2006 to ensure that artists receive a royalty when their work is resold by an auction house or gallery. This Right applies to living artists and to those who have died within the last 70 years who are from applicable countries.

This royalty is paid by the purchaser on top of the hammer price if the sale price reaches or exceeds 1000 euros. The amount payable is on a sliding scale e.g. up to 50,000 euros, the royalty rate is 4% of the sale price. The maximum royalty a work can earn is capped at 12,500 euros.