Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions:
Participation in auctions implies unconditional acceptance of the terms
1. The sale will be expressed in Swiss Francs and without warranty.
Payment shall be made in cash or via bank transfer in Swiss Francs.
Cheques are not accepted, neither credit cards, unless you attend the
sale in person. If you like to transfer the amount in Euros, you must first
claim for an invoice in Euros and the proper account number.
2. Persons wishing to bid are requested to justify themselves before the
vacation by giving their first name, last name, phone numbers, address
and e-mail address in order to receive a paddle number. New
customers are kindly asked to legitimate their identity by presenting
their identity card.
As a general rule, bidding starts with the price stated in the catalogue.
The price listed next to the description is not an estimate price but a
starting price. If a reserve price has been set, the auctioneer may bid
on account of the vendor up to the one increment under the reserve
price, even if this one is higher than the starting price. No lot can be
sold under the reserve price.
Bid increments are generally of 10 %. The auctioneer may vary the
increments at his discretion.
The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bid and to sell individual
items in a different order to the one listed in the catalogue and to
divide, combine or exclude lots where he deems it appropriate.
Encheresdogny Reserves the right to change the order of attendance listed in the catalog, to separate, combine or exclude items for sale. The increment is generally 10%.
3. The bids must clearly and unequivocally express the will of the
bidder. The highest bid will be eligible for the lot. Any doubt connected
with the fall of the hammer should be expressed without delay. In case
of dispute between two bidders that cannot be settled immediately,
the auctioneer reserves the right to immediately restart the lot for
4. Descriptions in the sale catalogue, condition reports, label tags and
the verbal and written mentions are an expression of the lots from
Dognyauction and are not to be considered as an expression of a fact.
Note that the latest catalog updates appear exclusively on the reference site www.dognyauction.ch, customer is required to refer to the official website of the auction house for information or condition requiring complementarity.
These descriptions have no proof value, they can be modified at any
time. The objects are sold as they are with all faults and imperfections.
The buyer will make his own opinion on the lot by viewing them during
the exhibition. Dognyauction will assume no liability for obvious and
hidden deficiencies of any kind or errors of description. Descriptions for
the condition reports and evaluations are made with care but are
indicative, as per to the author's signatures, dates, provenances,
attributions, origins, authenticity and conditions of lots. Indications are
made to the best of one's knowledge and do neither constitute trade
descriptions nor any other type of guaranty or warranty. An indication
concerning an incident, an accident, a restoration of a lot is given only
to facilitate his inspection. The potential buyer must be his one judge.
Mentioning or not mentioning a restoration or a defect in a condition
report does not signify that the report is exhaustive.
5. The visitor is responsible for any damage he will cause to exposed
lots, this up to twice the departure price.
6. Absentee bidders may leave written or phone bids. Absentee bids
orders can be sent by mail, fax or through the website. They must be
received before 5.00 P.M. Swiss time the day before the sale. Purchase
orders are executed with care, discretion and without extra charge.
The auctioneer or his staff is not responsible for any connection
problems or failure in executing a bid for whatever reason.
Orders are registered according to their arrival time. If we receive
several written offers for the same lot at the same maximum bid, the lot
will be awarded to the bidder's offer posted first. Read also the advices
concerning order bids, packing, shipping and handling.
7. Phone bids are accepted at the starting price mentioned in the
catalogue. For lots with a starting price less or equal to 500 Swiss
Francs, the phone bid, even not reachable, is considered a firm offer
price at the starting price of the lot.
8. Buyer's premium is 24.77% on the hammer price (that includes the VAT of 7.7% on the premium). For bidders bidding through Lottissimo and Saleroom a 3% Live bidding charge + VAT is added.
For lots with an asterisk the VAT due is calculated on the hammer price.
9. The benefits and risks pass to the buyer upon the award pronounced.
However, he becomes the owner of the object once the full payment is
occurred. The goods may not be handed over to the buyer until full
payment has been achieved.
10. Whoever intentionally obstructs or distorts the free play of the
auction will be subject to the penalties of police.
11. Lots must be paid for and removed at the end of sale or within 3
days after the sale, at the cost and risk of the purchaser. For absentee
bidders, lots should be paid within 10 working days after the sending of
Large objects not removed 20 days after the sale will be transferred to
a storehouse which will charge the buyer for moving and storing his
objects. The warehouse is not affiliated to Dognyauction.
12. On behalf and request of the buyer, we gladly arrange the sending
of his lot(s), but Dognyauction accept no liability for any damage that
may occur during the packing or shipping of the items.
13. Any dispute relating to the sale is subject to the exclusive
application of the Swiss law and the jurisdiction of the Courts of the
Canton of Vaud, regardless of the domicile of the parties.
14. Only the French version of the auction terms and conditions is
decisive and legally valid.