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Terms and conditions for buying in the Paulus Swaen Auction.

  1. These conditions of sale, are the complete, and only, terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. By bidding at auction, the buyer agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

  2. The estimated price shown for each lot should be used only as a guide.
    Lots may end up selling for more or less than the estimated price.

  3. There is no obligation to the seller to sell items at less than the reserve price. Reserves are generally no more than 80% of the low estimate.
    Reserves will be kept confidential up until 24 hours before the auction closing.
    During the last 24 hours the Reserve Price can no longer be adjusted and the Reserve will be disclosed on your Personal Bid Page /Auction Watch.
    Unsold items are no longer available after the auction closing.

  4. The buyer pays, on top of the hammer price, a premium of 15% on the first $30,000 and 10% on the excess.

  5. Florida residents will be charged sales tax at the rate of 7%, unless we are provided with a copy of a resellers permit.

  6. On-line invoices are available the day following the auction close and are also emailed to you. Payment is due on receipt of the invoice.
    The items are shipped as soon as possible after receipt of your payment. We appreciate your prompt payment as this allows us to pay our consignors equally promptly.

  7. We accept payment by Visa / Mastercard / PayPal / Bank wire and Check.
    In your invoice you will find links to the different secure authorization forms of Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.
    For amounts more than $ 5,000.00 we can accept only Bank wire or check.

  8. We charge a onetime flat fee of $ 30.00 for packaging, shipping and insurance, this will be added to the invoice.

  9. We guarantee the authenticity and condition of each lot described in this catalog, there is no time limitation to this guarantee.
    Defects in lots offered for sale have been carefully noted. If a lot is found to be substantially different to its catalog description, thereby significantly reducing its value, a full refund is given.
    The purchaser must notify Paulus Swaen, Inc. within one week of receipt.
    Please call for a Return Authorization prior to returning the item.

  10. Bids are a binding contract, items sold in the online auction are definitive and you do not have a cooling-off period.
    If you have placed a bid in error you must contact us within 6 hours.

  11. Unsold lots are no longer available after the auction has closed.

  12. The "time left" counters shown on this site should be used only as a guide. Unfortunately, we do not accept any claim for differences in display time.

    Paulus Swaen is committed to protecting and respecting any personal information you share with us. This statement describes what types of information we collect from you, how it is used by us, how we share it with others, how you can manage the information we hold and how you can contact us.

    What information do we collect?
    We only collect information that is necessary, relevant and adequate for the purpose you are providing it for.

    Personal data you share with us
    We may ask for personal data when you want to place bids or order from us; this includes when you order from the Website or over the phone, when you register your Swaen account, or when you sign up to our mailing list.

    The information we collect includes but is not limited to:
    Name (including title);
    Delivery Address;
    Billing Address;
    Phone number;
    Email address.

    Some of this data does not identify you personally but provides us with information about how you use our services and engage with us in order to improve our services and make them more useful to you.

    The information we collect includes but is not limited to:
    - The date and time you used our services;
    - The pages you visited on our website and how long you visited us for;
    -The products you viewed or added to your basket;
    - Your IP address;
    - Cookie or Pixel information

    Where you have provided your consent, we may use and process your information to contact you from time to time through electronic channels such as email about auctions, events, products, services or information which we think may be of interest to you.

    You can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing or, in relation to any marketing messages you receive, by selecting the unsubscribe option included in those messages.

    How do we share this information?
    We do not sell your information to third parties. However, we may from time to time disclose your information to the following categories of companies or organizations to which we pass the responsibility to handle services on our behalf:

    Service providers who help us to operate our Website, fulfill your orders and deliver our products to you, including:
    Credit reference agencies;
    Payment providers;
    IT support;
    Legal and other professional advisors.
    Certain regulatory bodies, government and enforcement agencies, where required.

    How can you manage the information we hold about you?
    You have the right as an individual to access any personal information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary. You also have the right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us and, in certain circumstances, ask us to erase information we hold about you.

    You can exercise the above rights and/or manage your information by contacting us using the details below.

  14. These terms and conditions are binding upon you and may be amended by us at any time.
    You will be notified of any such changes via email.

Please contact us before bidding if you have further questions.

Paulus Swaen, Inc.
901 North Hercules Avenue, Suite A, Clearwater, Florida 33765, USA
Tel. +1 727 687 3298 / 727 498 4733

Paulus Swaen, Ltd
9 Mansfield Street
W1G 9NY London, England,
Tel. : + 44 (0)79 3701 5242

Paulus Swaen, Ltd is a limited liability company, registered at Companies House, Cardiff under registration number 9726713.
A list of members is available at the registered office address at 9 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NY.

medieval manuscriptPierre Joppen

Founder and managing Director
Paulus Swaen Old Maps & Prints