The term "Auctioneers", wherever used below, means STEPTOE ONLINE AUCTIONS INC. its employees, officers and agents.

The Auctioneers reserve the right to reject any bid. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneers will be the buyer. In the event of doubt on the part of the Auctioneers as to the validity of any bid, the Auctioneers will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, the Auctioneer's sale record is conclusive.

Each and every lot is sold as-is, with all faults and defects and without guarantee of any kind by the Vendors or the Auctioneers, and the Buyer shall accept it "as is" and without re-course. There is no adjustment or rebate for any item after it has left the Salesrooms. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing all paintings and fine art however catalogued or publicized are sold without warranty or representations of any kind including value, authenticity or attribution.

Immediately when a lot is sold the Buyer, if required, shall give his name and address and shall forthwith pay the whole of the purchase price. In default of payment the lot may forthwith be put up again and resold. Every lot is to be paid for and taken away by the Buyer before the close of the first business day following the sales session in which the lot was sold. No lot may be removed from the Salesrooms before it has been paid for. Lots may not be removed while the sale is in progress except at the discretion of the Auctioneers.

If the Buyer fails to pay for and remove any lot in accordance with Condition 4 above, the Auctioneers in their sole discretion may take necessary action to enforce the sale and to collect expenses and storage charges incurred or charged by them or may at public or private sale without further notice resell the lot for the account of the Buyer, any deficiency arising from such resale including commission, expenses and storage charges to be a charge against and collected from the Buyer. Storage charges commence 24 hours from the date of the sale and interest on overdue accounts is charged at the rate of 2% per month (24% per annum) dating from the day of the sale.

As a convenience to those unable to bid online during the sale, the Auctioneers will accept written bids without charge, subject to the Standard Conditions of Sale and without responsibility for errors. We also accept Phone, Mail, and Email Bids.

Credit Card and PayPal payments subject to a processing fee of 3%. Save the additional 3% Credit card or Paypal fee by using Etransfer or cheque.

The Auctioneers have the right to open the bidding, to refuse any bid, to bid on behalf of the Vendor without announcement, to withdraw lots without previous notice, and to divide any lot or combine any two or more lots, at their sole discretion. A lot may be subject to a reserve imposed by the Vendor.

Title passes to the Buyer immediately on conclusion of the bidding for each lot and thereafter the Buyer is responsible for the lot whether or not it remains on the premises of the Auctioneers.

Special conditions of sale may be set for any specific auction of for individual lot or lots either by announcement at the time of sale, by publication in a catalogue or by posting with these Standard Conditions of Sale at the Auction.