Terms & Conditions

All persons attending a sale under the conduct of the auctioneers shall be deemed to be on the land and premises at their own risk and shall have no claim against the auctioneers or the Gartell Light Railway in respect of the cancellation or postponement of the sale or any loss, accident or injury however occasioned.
Part of the Gartell Light Railway Centre is an industrial yard. Please be aware and respect this and do not wander around any buildings which are not designated for auction purposes.

The auctioneers do try to ensure that catalogue descriptions are as accurate as possible up to the time of going to print but declare that statements made are those of opinion only, made without responsibility and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by the physical inspection of lots as to the origin, authenticity, quality, size and general condition before bidding. In addition to this lots are sold with all faults and imperfections and the auctioneer shall not be responsible for any defects whatsoever. No warranty is given with regard to any lot other than the seller had the right to sell it. Any express or implied conditions or warranties whether relating to description or quality are hereby excluded.

All lots are sold subject to any announcement, declaration, alteration of description or other matters made by the auctioneers before the auction of any lot.

Persons handling lots do so at their own risk and shall make good any loss or damage however caused. Such costs will be assessed by the auctioneers whose decision shall be final.

The auctioneer has sole discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding as he may decide, to re-sell the lot in the event of a dispute, to divide any lot, to combine lots, to exclude any person from the auction room.

The auctioneer will execute commission bids (see auction notes and commission bid form). The auctioneer shall not be responsible for any neglect or default in executing or failing to execute any commission bid.

At the fall of the hammer, the highest bidder acceptable to the auctioneers shall be the purchaser and any dispute shall be settled by the auctioneer whose decision shall be final.

If within 5 working days of the sale a person gives notice in writing to the auctioneers that in their opinion a particular lot is a deliberate forgery and provides evidence of same then the auctioneers will rescind the transaction and refund the purchase price received by them.

Purchasers of large items of railwayana etc. may be left at the Gartell Railway at the purchaser’s risk but must be collected from the site within two weeks of the close of the auction by prior arrangement. Failure to do this and the Gartell Railway reserve the right to charge storage fees.

Items in transit, held at our premises before and during the sale are fully insured. However following the sale any lot sold or unsold returned to TRA storage facility are not insured and TRA will not be held responsible if these are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. All lots must be removed within two calendar months of the end of the sale unless prior arrangements have been made. A storage charge of £1 per day will be incurred if lots are not collected before this time. If the storage fees are then equal to the selling / reserve price then TRA will re-sell them by auction or private treaty without any further notice to the buyer or vendor.


Please note a Buyer’s Premium of 10% (plus V.A.T. @ standard rate) will be added to bidder’s invoices.

Payment can be made in cash (subject to money laundering limits), by cheque from persons known to us, or by debit / credit cards.
In accordance with money laundering regulations TRA are not able to accept high value payments in cash. There will be a £5000 cash limit per auction invoice.

COMMISSION BIDS by post, telephone or email must be with us no later than 5.30pm. WEDNESDAY 8th. May 2019.

Telephone Bidding on the day will be available on lots estimated at £250 or more. Arrangement for this service must be made in advance by 5.30pm WEDNESDAY 8th May 2019. This service will only be available to persons known to us.
Absentee bidders not known to us must use the commission bidding form in this catalogue.
Enquiries regarding the outcome of commission bids must be made on MONDAY 13th May 2019 and payment in full must be received by us no later than FRIDAY 17th. May 2019.

URGENT CONTACT ONLY may be made by telephoning 07718 159625 on Friday 10th May 9.00am to 5.00pm and morning of sale up to 9.30am. THIS PHONE WILL NOT BE ANSWERED AFTER THESE TIMES.

If you are attending the sale personally and wish to bid in the auction please register your details at the registration desk to obtain a bidder card.

Please do not forget your pin number if you intend to pay by debit or credit card.
Payment by cheque from persons not known to us:- Items purchased will be held by us until cheque has cleared.

Refreshments will be available all day. There is a no smoking policy throughout “The Pines” function suite and other viewing and dining areas.

Bags and large coats will not be allowed in the viewing areas. Certain items can only be viewed under steward supervision. Security personnel will be in place.

Facilities for less abled persons are available but certain areas are of restricted access. Our staff will be happy to provide assistance for you if required. Please advise us before your visit by telephoning 01949 21105 before Wednesday 8th. May 2019.

There will be a 30 minute interval approximately half way through the sale. Ample time to enjoy a trip on the Gartell Light Railway!!

9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

We accept the following debit / credit cards:-