A century of Olympic Games by the L'Equipe photo collection

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A century of Olympic Games by the L'Equipe photo collection


27 October from 11am to 6pm

28 October from 11am to 8pm


Isabelle Boisgirard & Pierre-Dominique Antonini

1, rue de la Grange Batelière - 75009 Paris

Tel: +33(0)1 47 70 81 36 / contact@ba-paris.com


SVV Boisgirard et Associés - N° approval 2001-022 - RCS B 441 779 196

Sales conditions

Boisgirard - Antonini is companie of voluntary auction

sales regulated by the law of the 10 July 2000. In such capacity

Boisgirard - Antonini acts as the agent of the seller

who contracts with the buyer.The relationships between

Boisgirard - Antonini and the buyer are subject to the present

general conditions of purchase which can be modified

by saleroom notices or oral indications given at the

time of the sale, which will be recorded in the official sale


1 - Goods for auction

a) The prospective buyers are invited to examine any

goods in which they may be interested, before the auction

takes place, and notably during the exhibitions.

Boisgirard - Antonini is at disposal of the prospective

buyers to provide them with reports about the conditions

of lots.

b) Description of the lots resulting from the catalogue, the

reports, the labels and the verbal statements or announcements

are only the expression by Boisgirard-Antonini of

their perception of the lot, but cannot constitute the proof

of a fact. All dimensions are given as an information only.

c) The statements made by Boisgirard - Antonini about

any restoration, mishap or harm arisen concerning the lot

are only made to facilitate the inspection thereof by the

prospective buyer and remain subject to his own or to his

expert’s appreciation.

All the lots above 5 000 Euros have been submitted to the

Art Loss Register.

Notes in English are neither complete nor accurate, but

are just an approximate description for English-speaking

buyers. The condition of the pieces is not mentioned.

Frames and dimensions are not guarantee.

The absence of statements Boisgirard - Antonini by relating

to a restoration, mishap or harm, whether made in

the catalogue, condition reports, on labels or orally, does

not imply that the item is exempt from any current, past

or repaired defect. Inversely, the indication of any defect

whatsoever does not imply the absence of any other defects.

d) Estimates are provided for guidance only and cannot

be considered as implying the certainty that the item will

be sold for the estimated price or even within the bracket

of estimates.

e) Attributions have been made taking into account

scientific and artistic knowledge at the date of the sale.

Claims will not be accepted for ordinary restorations and

minor damages to lots, considering that buyers are given

the opportunity to assess the condition of the lots at the

time of the pre-sale exhibition.

The condition of antiquities, early ceramics, metal- work,

glass and textiles is not guaranteed, since most of the

pieces are commonly damaged. Necklaces are recomposed

with ancient elements. Dimensions are given for

information only, especially concerning the framed paintings.

2 - The sale

a) In order to assure the proper organisation of the sales,

prospective buyers are invited to make themselves known

to Boisgirard – Antonini before the sale, so as to have their

personal identity data recorded. Boisgirard - Antonini reserves

the right to ask any prospective buyer to justify his

identity as well as his bank references.

Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to refuse admission

to the auction sales premises to any prospective buyer for

legitimate reasons.

b) Any person who is a bidder undertakes to pay personally

and immediately the hammer price increased by

the costs to be born by the buyer and any and all taxes or

fees/expenses which could be due.

Any bidder is deemed acting on his own behalf except

when prior notification, accepted by Boisgirard - Antonini

is given that he acts as an agent on behalf of a third


c) The usual way to bid consists in attending the sale on

the premises.

However, Boisgirard - Antonini may graciously accept

to receive some bids by telephone from a prospective

buyer who has expressed such a request before the sale.

Boisgirard - Antonini will bear no liability/responsability

whatsoever, notably if the telephone contact is not

made, or if it is made too late, or in case of mistakes or

omissions relating to the reception of the telephone.

For variety of purposes, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve there

right to record all the telephone communications during

the auction. Such records shall be kept until the complete

payment of the auction price, except claims.

d) Boisgirard - Antonini will bear no liability/responsibility in

case of mistakes or omission of performance of the written


e) In the event where a reserve price has been stipulated

by the seller, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to bid

on behalf of the seller until the reserve price is reached.

f) Boisgirard - Antonini will conduct auction sales at their

discretion, in accordance with established practices.

Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to refuse any bid, to

organise the bidding in such manner as may be the most

appropriate, to move some lots in the course of the sale,

to withdraw any lot in the course of the sale, to combine

or to divide some lots in the course of the sale.

In case of challenge or dispute, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve

the right to designate the successful bidder, to

continue the bidding or to cancel it, or to put the lot back

up for bidding.

No lot will be delivered to the buyer until full payment has

been made.

In case of payment by an ordinary draft/check, payment

will be deemed made only when the check will have

been cashed.

3 - The incidents of the sale

a) In case two bidders have bidden vocally, by mean of

gesture or by telephone for the same amount and both

claim title to the lot, after the bidding the lot, will immediately

be offered again for sale at the previous last bid, and

all those attending will be entitled to bid again.

b) So as to facilitate the presentation of the items during

the sales, Boisgirard - Antonini will be able to use video


Should any error occur in operation of such, which may

lead to show an item during the bidding which is not the

one on which the bids have been made, Boisgirard - Antonini

shall bear no liability/responsability whatsoever,

and will have sole discretion to decide whether or not the

bidding will take place again.-

4 – Pre-emption of the French state

The French state in entitled to use a right of pre-emption

on works of art, pursuant to the rules of law in force. The

use of this right comes immediately after the hammer

stroke, the representative of the French state expressing

then the intention of the State to substitute for the last bidder,

provided he confirms the pre-emption decision within

fifteen days.

Boisgirard - Antonini will not bear any liability/responsibility

for the conditions of the pre-emption by the French State.

5 - The performance of the sale

In addition to the lot’s hammer price, the buyer must pay

the following costs and fees/taxes :

a) Lots from the EEC :

The buyer must pay Boisgirard - Antonini, in addition to

the hammer price, commission of 24% excl. Tax (with VAT

28,80%) of the sale price. For the books the commission will

be : 24% excl. Tax + 5.5% (with VAT 25,32%)

By credit card, Boisgirard - Antonini, will charge 1% in addition

to the hammer price.

b) The taxes (VAT on commissions and VAT on importation)

can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation

of written proof of exportation outside the EEC.

c) All the bidders that won lots throught DROUOT LIVE will

have fees of 28.8% TTC + 1.5% HT

All the bidders that won lots throught INTERENCHERE, INVALUABLE,

51BIDLIVE, DROUOT ONLINE will have fees of

28.8% TTC+3%HT

An EEC purchaser who will submit his intra-Community

VAT number will be exempted from paying the VAT on


The payment of the lot will be made cash, for the whole of

the price, costs and taxes, even when an export licence

is required.

The purchaser will be authorized to pay by the following


- in cash : up to 1 000 euros, costs and taxes included,

for French citizen, up to 15 000 euros, costs and taxes included,

for foreign citizen on presentation of their identity


- By credit card : VISA, MASTERCARD.

d) Should the buyer have neglected to give his personal

information before the sale, he will have to give the

necessary information as soon as the sale of the lot has

taken place.

e) The lot must to be insured by the buyer immediately after

the purchase. The buyer will have no recourse against

Boisgirard - Antonini, in the event where, due to a theft, a

loss or a deterioration of his lot after the purchase.

f) The lot will be delivered to the buyer only after the entire

payment of the price, costs and taxes.

In the meantime Boisgirard - Antonini may invoice to the

buyer the costs of storage of the lot, and if applicable the

costs of handling and transport.

Should the buyer fail to pay the amount due, and after

notice to pay has been given by Boisgirard - Antonini to

the buyer without success, at the seller’s request, the lot is

re-offered for sale, under the French procedure known as

“procédure de folle enchère”. If the seller does not make

this request within a month from the date of the sale, the

sale will be automatically cancelled, without prejudice to

any damages owed by the defaulting buyer.

In addition, Boisgirard - Antonini reserve the right to claim

against the defaulting buyer, at their option

- interest at the legal rate increased by five points,

- the reimbursement of additional costs generated by the

buyer’s default,

- the payment of the difference between the initial hammer

price and the price of sale after “procédure de folle

enchère” if it is inferior as well as the costs generated by

the new auction.

Boisgirard - Antonini reserves the right to exclude from any

future auction, any bidder who has been a defaulting

buyer or who has not fulfilled these general conditions of


g) For items purchased which are not collected within

seven days from after the sale (Saturdays, Sundays and

public holidays included), Boisgirard - Antonini will be authorized

to move them into a storage place at the defaulting

buyer’s expense, and to release them to same after

payment of corresponding costs, in addition to the price,

costs and taxes.

Storage fees of lots starts 1 month after the sale, and will

be of 3€ per day and per lot.

7 - Intellectual Property Right - Copyright

The copyright in any and all parts of the catalogue is the

property of Boisgirard - Antonin. Any reproduction thereof

is forbidden and will be considered as counterfeiting to

their detriment.

Furthermore, Boisgirard - Antonini benefits from a legal exception

allowing them to reproduce the lots for auction

sale in their catalogue, even though the copyright protection

on an item has not lapsed.

9- Law and Jurisdiction

These Conditions of purchase are governed by French

law exclusively.

Any dispute relating to their existence, their validity and

their binding effect on any bidder or buyer shall be submitted

to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of France.


Every lot in Ivory will be declared on behalf of the CITES

organization, where the names of the buyer and the seller

will be given.