All items are guaranteed genuine as described.
To order items either use the online shop system or contact us;
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: contact form
- UK: 020 8989 8097
- International: +44 20 8989 8097
- Post: 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.
NB: Auction lots are not available for ‘buy it now’ before the auction ends.
Our normal office hours are Monday-Friday, 9.30-18.00.
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) or through PayPal. Do not send card details by email but go online and use either the Stripe or PayPal gateway. 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 order invoice at cost plus VAT as applicable. Goods sent by tracked insured mail wherever possible.
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. During the Covid-19 pandemic, there are severe postal delays.
PRIVACY NOTICE – SEE SEPARATE PAGE below
These Conditions of Business and any amendment to them shall be governed by and interpreted and construed in accordance with English law.
AUCTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
In addition to and differing from our general terms and conditions listed above:
Please bid online whenever possible. You will need to register in order to place a bid and create a user name and password.
Auction bids by post, telephone or email. Written or emailed bids must be received no later than the previous day to the advertised closing date, either by post or email. Otherwise we won’t have time to place them. So bid early if bidding by post please! We prefer you to bid online wherever possible.
All telephone bids must be confirmed in writing and must be received 24 hours before the end of the auction.
Please use the bid sheet in the catalogue posted to you. Email bids will be accepted but are only valid once we have sent an acknowledgement.
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 printed catalogue is the reserve; bids will be refused below this. The second price in the printed catalogue is an estimate but you may need to bid higher to secure a lot.
Bids increase in the following ways
- £1-£20 £1;
- £20-£40 £2;
- £40-£100 £5
- £100 – onwards £10
Where identical bids are received the first one placed on the internet wins. If making an offline postal/emailed bid, please indicate whether you would like us to increase your bid by 1 or more increments.
Buyer’s commission is 5%.
Prices realised are available for download from this Simmons Gallery website
Payment for auction lots Payment is due on receipt of our invoice, goods are sent out when we receive payment. We accept cash, sterling cheques and bank transfers. Payments from abroad should be in GB pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank. We accept PayPal, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) and UK debit cards via Stripe online from this website. Do not send card details by email. The goods remain our property until paid for in full.
Grading & other abbreviations used throughout:
|Unc||Uncirculated, as new|
|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|
|htm||Hallmark or Assay mark for precious metals|
|Materials:||AV = gold AR = silver|
| AE = bronze or copper alloy|
WM = white metal, tin rich alloy, pewter, looking like silver
|FE = iron Al = aluminium Zn = zinc Br = brass|
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
Postal address for all correspondence and particularly for bids and payments to: Simmons Gallery Ltd, PO Box 104, Leytonstone, London E11 1ND, UK