TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All items are guaranteed genuine as described. 

To order items or contact us;
* email us via the contact form

* phone (020 8989 8097 - international +44 20 8989 8097), or

* write to us at Simmons Gallery, PO Box 104, Leytonstone, London E11 1ND, UK. 

When ordering, please quote the item number(s) with a short description and wait for our invoice before payment.  Goods are offered subject to being unsold.  

Our normal office hours are Monday-Friday, 9.30-18.00 - phone calls on Saturdays are mostly OK unless we're at a fair but please, we try to keep Sundays completely free from business. We do not have a fax machine.  

Payment for fixed price items  in GB pounds sterling is due on receipt of our invoice in cash, by cheque, by bank transfer, or by card (Visa Debit, Visa Credit, Mastercard, American Express) or through PayPal. Do not send card details by email but phone them through to us or wait for our PayPal invoice.   You may be billed in US dollars or Euros, as you prefer, paying by personal cheque or bank transfer. The goods remain our property until paid for in full. Fixed price items may be returned, in the same condition, within 7 days (UK) or 30 days (overseas) for a refund. 

Postage will be added to your invoice at cost, rather than per item (from £1.50 for low value items, £2.50 for recorded delivery or £7.50 minimum charge by special delivery, overseas £4.00 airmail your risk or from £8.95 depending on weight, insured). Items invoiced at over £30 airmail are usually sent by registered or insured mail. If you choose not to send by insured mail inland or overseas, then it is at your risk entirely.  For overseas parcels over 2 kilos, we use best value, most secure service available, depending upon the destination.

Delivery times  We aim to respond to your enquiry and process your order, once payment has been received, within 5 working days but it’s usually within 2 days.  We will let you know by email when we’ve posted your package.  Estimated delivery times: 1-2 days UK, 7-10 days Europe, 10-28 days rest of the world airmail.  

These Conditions of Business and any amendment to them shall be governed by and interpreted and construed in accordance with English law.

POSTAL AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In addition to and differing from our general terms and conditions listed above:

Postal auction bids. Written or emailed bids must be received no later than 12 midday in UK on the advertised closing date, either by post or email. Please use the bid sheet in the catalogue or on the website.  All telephone bids must be confirmed in writing. Email bids will be accepted but are only valid once we have sent an acknowledgement (in addition to the automatic copy sent to your email address). We bear no responsibility for emails not being received, nor for the late arrival of any bids. If bidding by email or phone, please quote the lot number and brief description with your maximum bid.    The first price in the catalogue is the reserve; bids will be refused below this. The second price is an estimate but you may need to bid higher to secure a lot. 

Bidding is in increments of £1. Bids will be reduced to 10% (rounded up to the nearest pound) above the next highest bid:
Example 1. Weight reserved at £30 has 3 bids A.£25, B.£50 C.£35. Bid B is successful at £39 and we ignore bid A which is less than the reserve. 
Example 2. Medal reserved at £100, you bid is £200 but you’re the only bidder so you buy it for £100 (the reserve) 
Prices realised are only sent to bidders.

Where two or more identical bids are received, the first one received wins.

There is no buyer's commission!
So bid high and bid early for success


Prices realised are sent after the sale to bidders and available for download from www.simmonsgallery.co.uk 

Payment for auction lots in GB pounds sterling is due on receipt of our invoice in cash, by cheque, by bank transfer, or by card (Visa Debit UK no charge; Mastercard, Visa Credit, and Amex 2%). Do not send card details by email but phone them through to us or wait for our PayPal invoice.  PayPal charge is 4% to reflect their higher charges.  You may by prior agreement be billed in US dollars or Euros, if paying by personal cheque or bank transfer. The goods remain our property until paid for in full. 

Grading & other abbreviations used throughout:


 Unc  Uncirculated, as new  
 AU  about Uncirculated  
 EF  Extremely fine  
 VF  Very Fine (normal wear)  nVF near Very Fine
 F  Fine (worn)  gF better than Fine but not VF
 VG  Very Good (very worn)  
 G  Good  Poor - worse than good
 ctm  countermark  
 htm  Hallmark or Assay mark for precious metals  
 ek     edge nick  
 Materials:  AV = gold        AR = silver  
   AE = bronze   WM = white metal, tin rich alloy, looking like silver  
   FE = iron       Al = aluminium       Zn = zinc  


 

References: We use the standard numismatic reference works, eg Krause's Standard Catalog of World Coins, Forrer's Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, BHM - British Historical Medals, Withers on British Weights, Pridmore on British Commonwealth Coins and tokens, and for tokens and passes, Hawkins, Dalton & Hamer, Davis & Walters, Scholten, Williamson, Bell, etc. However, most descriptions are in full. If in doubt, please ask. 

General notes: Website content is copyright of Simmons Gallery Limited, Directors H.W.Simmons, M.Sc. F.M. Simmons. Registered number 1612141 England. Registered office 34-40 High Street, Wanstead, London E11 2RJ