CONDITIONS OF SALE
Millennium Philatelic Auctions (Millennium), a Business registered in the State of New South Wales, is the auctioneer and adheres to the standard terms of sale of the Australian Philatelic Traders Association.
(a) The Buyer to be the highest bidder, subject to any reserve. Where equal bids are received, the earliest bid shall take precedence and the website starting price shows one bid above tie. At closing time, all active bids will be honored. Continued bidding will be allowed until there is a 10 minute period of no bids, at which time the auction will close to further bids.
(b) Millennium has absolute discretion to settle any dispute.
(c) Millennium reserves the right to (i) refuse admission to any person to either viewing or the Saleroom; (ii) refuse any bid; (iii) bid on behalf of clients. While every care and attention is taken in executing bids and written instructions, Millennium regrets it cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in executing bids.
(d) Agents bidding on behalf of undisclosed clients will be responsible both for payment and safe delivery of lots.
(a) New clients must provide references in advance or a deposit of not less than 25% of the total amount of their bids.
(b) Bids for online auctions may be made directly on our website, by email or telephone. Bids submitted by telephone will be confirmed via email. (In Person, telephone, and agent bidding permitted on Live Auctions only.)
(a) The estimate shown at the conclusion of a lot description is an expression of opinion as to the current market value. The bidder may bid at, above or below that estimated value. However, bidding will commence at not less than 75% of the estimated value.
(b) A lot stated to be a ''collection'', ''accumulation'', ''group'', ''range'', ''selection'' or similar and/or containing undescribed items must be taken with all faults and errors (if any) and by reason of the foregoing the Buyer of any such lot shall have no right of return.
(c) No lot can be returned on account of its condition if the Buyer or his agent has inspected the lot prior to the auction, irrespective of whether or not any item/s within the lot has been through inadvertance incorrectly described.
(d) Items described as having defects or lots offered ''as is'' are not returnable on account of their condition.
(e) Any illustrated item with characteristics evident in the illustration is not returnable on account of such characteristics.
(f) Photocopies can be supplied by post or email. A nominal fee may apply.
(g) Bidding increments are as follows:
| $2 increments to $50
|| $5 increments to $150
||$10 increments to $300
| $20 increments to $500
|| $25 increments to $750
||$50 increments to $1500
| $100 increments to $3000
|| $200 increments to $5000
||$250 increments to $7500
| $500 increments to $15000
|| $1000 increments to $30000
||thereafter approx. 5% increments
| Note: Any bids not in line with these increments will be adjusted to the nearest bidding step.
The Buyer will pay to Millennium a premium of 16.5% (including GST) of the Hammer Price.
(a) Any lot purchased is at the Buyer’s risk at the fall of the hammer, but title passes only when full payment is received by Millennium.
(b) Payment is due immediately when a lot is sold, or immediately upon receipt of invoice:
(i) Room buyers will collect and pay for their purchases immediately;
(ii) Postal buyers will pay for their purchases, including postage, packing and insurance costs, immediately upon receipt of invoice.
(c) If payment is made in a currency other than Australian dollars, the buyer shall add the equivalent of A$25 towards bank fees.
(d) For direct deposits, please note client code and invoice number, and deposit to:
| BANK: Westpac Banking Corporation
|| BRANCH: 242 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000
| SWIFT: WPACAU2S
|| ACCOUNT: 658547
If the Buyer breaches Condition 5, or otherwise does not make full payment within 30 days of the invoice date, Millennium, without prejudice to any other rights, shall be entitled without notice to the Buyer to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies:
(a) To impose a service charge of $20 plus compound interest of 2.5% per month (or part thereof) to the total amount outstanding;
(b) To terminate the contract with the Buyer and any monies paid to Millennium on account of such purchase/s shall be forfeited;
(c) To terminate the contract, resell the lot/s at any time by Public Auction and the Buyer shall pay to Millennium any resulting deficiency in the purchase price, plus costs including interest, insurance and resale costs. Any surplus shall be paid to the vendor;
(d) To apply any monies at any time due by Millennium to the Buyer in payment of the purchase price, plus interest. Millennium shall have a lien over any property of the Buyer in the possession of Millennium, in order to secure any monies due to Millennium; and
(e) To proceed against the Buyer for damages for breach of contract.
(a) Subject to Condition 3, the Buyer may return a lot if it is proven to be not genuine or incorrectly described - (i) Australian buyers: By giving written notice within seven days of the invoice date and returning the lot within fourteen days; (ii) Overseas buyers: By giving written notice within seven days of receipt of the lot and returning the lot within fourteen days.
(b) The onus of proving a lot to be not genuine or incorrectly described lies with the Buyer. Proof of the inability of a recognised Expert Committee to express a definite opinion will not discharge this onus.
(c) No lot shall be returned if, subsequent to the auction it has been immersed in water or treated by any other process whatsoever unless Millennium’s permission to subject the lot to such immersion or treatment has first been obtained in writing.
All lots are sold as genuine, unless otherwise noted. Extensions for certification will be granted only where an application in writing has been received by Millennium at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the auction. Any purchase made with an extension is payable in full, in compliance with Condition 5. The onus shall be on the Buyer to obtain such certification and to bear all costs, unless a lot is found to be not genuine, in which case all costs will be refunded to the Buyer. Any extension granted will be for a period of no more than 90 days from the date of the auction, after which the extension shall lapse and Millennium may thereafter refuse to accept the return of the lot. Millennium shall have an absolute discretion not to grant an extension. Due to COVID delays, the 90 day period to obtain a certification is extended to one year.
These Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales.
Submitting a bid by any method constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of these Conditions of Sale.