Important Information


During 2021 we will continue to hold our poster auctions over the internet and with viewing by appointment at our office in Dorset.  Buyers will be able to participate either by leaving commission bids through our website or by live bidding on the internet through


The catalogues will only be available on our website two weeks prior and can be downloaded into a printable form.  An alternative format will also be available at


To join our database to receive notifications and news of forthcoming auctions by email  please click the link below.  Alternatively you may use this link to send us photographs of posters for free appraisal and advice on selling.


 Click here to add my email address to Onslow's catalogue list or to send us an email

Office and Warehouse Address

Contact: Patrick Bogue


The Coach House,

Manor Road,



DT11 8TQ



+44 (0) 1258 488838

Mobile 07831 473400





Condition Ratings


A - Poster is in excellent condition.  Good colours and may include slight creases, or folds if mounted on linen may include slight restoration.


B - Poster is in good condition.  There may be small losses and folds, if they are mounted on linen these may be restored.


C - The Poster may be in poor condition, but not beyond being restorable, maybe some fading.


Please note that the condition reports are guides for buyers and buyers are reminded that all property is sold "as is".  All posters are sold subject not to return.


Postage and Shipping Instructions


If your bids are successful we can arrange for the despatch of your lots.  We will advise you of the charge when we invoice you, this will include a packing and materials charge of approximately 10 plus VAT or less.  For inland despatch we will use either Royal Mail Special Delivery or for posters over 900mm in length Parcelforce 48 in this instance they will be sent at their standard cover unless you advise us that you would like your purchase covered for loss or damage at a higher level.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL POST AND SHIPPING IS ENTIRELY AT THE BUYERS RISK, WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO PACK LOTS VERY CAREFULLY BUT THAT WILL NOT ALWAYS PREVENT POOR HANDLING AND THEREFORE SOMETIMES DAMAGE OCCURRING.


We draw your attention to paragraph 8 of our Conditions of Sale.


Methods of Payment


Onslows accept payment only by Bank Wire Transfer (remitter pays all bank charges).


We do not accept PayPal, Debit or Credit Cards  


Conditions of Sale


1. In these Conditions Onslow Auctions Limited who act as auctioneers and agents are called "Onslow's" and the representative of Onslow's conducting the auction is called the auctioneer.

2. The highest bidder shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer's absolute discretion. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgment by Onslow's that he acts as agent on behalf of a named principal.

3. The auctioneer shall have the right to refuse any bid at his absolute discretion and to advance the bidding as he may think fit, to divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots to withdraw any lot from the auction and in the case of dispute put up any lot for auction again.

4. Lots on which Value Added Tax is payable by the buyer on the hammer price are indicated in the catalogue with a plus (+) at the standard rate of 20% or such other statutory rate which may be in force at the time of sale.

5. Immediately a lot is sold the buyer shall:

(a) Give to Onslow's his name and address and, if so requested, proof of identity, and

(b) Pay to Onslow's the total amount due.

(c) The buyer shall pay to Onslow's a premium of 25% on the hammer price inclusive of Value Added Tax at the standard applicable rate on the premium.  Books are zero rated and therefore VAT is not charged.

6. The ownership of the lot purchased shall not pass to the buyer until he has made payment in full to Onslow's of the total amount due.

7. (a) The buyer shall at his own expense take away the lot purchased within two weeks of the sale.

(b) The buyer shall be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges on any lot not taken away within this time.

8. The buyer will be responsible for the loss or damage to lots purchased from the time of collection or after two weeks following the auction, neither Onslow's nor its employees or agents shall thereafter be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, while any lot is in its custody or under its control.

9. If any lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with Conditions 5 and 7, or if there is any other breach of either of those conditions, Onslow's as agents of the seller shall at its absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights it may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

(a) to proceed against the buyer for damages for breach of contract;

(b) to rescind the sale of that or any other lots sold to the defaulting buyer at the same time or any other auction;

(c) to re-sell the lot or cause it to be re-sold by publication auction or private sale and the defaulting buyer shall pay to Onslow's any deficiency in the total amount due (after deduction of any part payment and addition of resale costs) and any surplus shall belong to the seller;

(d) to remove, store and insure the lot at the expense of the defaulting buyer and, in the case of storage either at Onslow's premises or elsewhere;

(e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 5% per month on the total amount due to the extent it remains unpaid for more than the agreed period after the auction;

(f) to retain that or any other lot sold to the same buyer at the time or any other auction and realise it only after payment of the total amount due;

(g) to reject or ignore any bids made by or on behalf of the defaulting buyer at any future auctions or obtain a deposit before accepting any bids in future;

(h) to apply any proceeds of sale then due or at any time thereafter becoming due to the defaulting buyer towards settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien on any property of the defaulting buyer which is in Onslow's possession for any purpose.

10. (a) Goods auctioned are usually of some age. All goods are sold by the Seller thereof with all faults and imperfections and errors of description. Illustrations in catalogues are for identification only. Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to sale as to the condition of each lot and should exercise and rely on their own judgement as to whether the lot accords with its description. Subject to the obligations accepted by Onslow's under this condition, none of the seller, Onslow's, its employees or agents is responsible for errors of description or the genuineness or authenticity of any lot, no warranty whatever is given by Onslow's its employees or agents, or any seller to any buyer in respect of any lot and any express or implied conditions or warranties are hereby excluded.

(b) Any lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery may be returned by the buyer to Onslow's in the same condition in which it was at the time of the auction, accompanied by a statement as to the reason for its return, the number of the lot and the date it was purchased. If Onslow's is satisfied that the item is a deliberate forgery and that the buyer has and is able to transfer a good and marketable title to the lot free from any third party claims, the sale will be set aside and any amount paid in respect of the lot will be refunded: provided that the buyer shall have no rights under his condition if:

(i) The description in the catalogue at the date of the sale was in accordance with the then generally accepted opinion of experts or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinion;


(ii) The only method of establishing at the date of publication of the catalogue that the lot was a deliberate forgery was by means of scientific processes which were unreasonably expensive or unpractical.

(c) A buyers claim under this condition shall be limited to any amount paid in respect of the lot and shall not extend to any loss or damage suffered or expense incurred by him.

(d) The benefit of this condition shall not be assignable and shall rest solely and exclusively in the buyer who, for the purpose of this condition, shall be and only be the person to whom the original invoice is made out by Onslow's in respect of the lot sold.

(e) All claims made hereunder must have been received in writing within one year of the day of the sale failing which Onslow's are released and discharged from any liability whether in whole or in part in respect of such sale or anything arising there from.

11. The seller gives Onslow's full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any lot placed in its hands for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations at any time at its absolute discretion (whether or not in connection with the auction).

12. Any representation or statement by Onslow's, in any catalogue, brochure, or advertisement as to authorship, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price is a statement of opinion only and is not nor are opinions to be relied upon as any representation or statement of fact. Every person interested should exercise and rely on his own judgement as to such matters and neither Onslow's nor its employees or agents or the seller are responsible for the correctness of such opinions.

13. Whilst the interests of prospective buyers are best served by attendance at the auction, Onslow's will if so instructed execute bids on their behalf, neither Onslow's, nor its employees or agents being responsible for any neglect or default in doing so or for failing to do so.

14. Onslow's shall have the right, at its discretion, to refuse admission to its premises or attendance at its auction by any person.

15. Delivery to the auctioneer of any goods for sale or the receipt of or payment for any lot shall without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing be deemed an unconditional acceptance of these Conditions.

16. Acceptance of the proceeds of sale of any lot sold under the terms herein and or the encashment or delivery of a cheque in respect thereof shall notwithstanding any thing herein before contained be taken as acceptance of the terms and conditions there in written in relation to the specific sale concerned.

17 The conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. All transactions to which there conditions apply and all matters connected therewith shall also be governed by English Law.

Buyer's Premium
25% inclusive of VAT
Onslows accept payment only by Bank Wire Transfer (remitter pays all bank charges) We do not accept PayPal,  Debit or Credit Cards.
The buyer's premium of 25% is inclusive of United Kingdom VAT of 20%. This tax is not recoverable.
Contract - Your bid is a contract
Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact the seller to resolve any questions before bidding.
The buyer will pay 25% premium to Onslows Auctioneers.



Bidders are required to:

A: Sign up for this auction.

B: Complete bidding approval form Approval is at the discretion of the Auction House

Should you choose to have Onslow's ship your item directly, please be advised that a) all such packaging, handling and shipping is at the sole risk of the purchaser and that Onslow's shall have no liability for any loss or damage to such items, and b)purchaser shall pay in advance, all packaging expenses, including labour, materials and postage and carrier fees and all insurance charges. Onslow's ships with Royal Mail and Fedex. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery from receipt of payment and instructions. We can advise an estimate for the cost of shipping prior to the auction if you know what you are likely to buy.
Condition Reports

Condition Ratings

A The poster is generally in very good condition. Colours are fresh and defects are minor. These may include slight creases, nicks and folds.

B The poster is in good condition. There may be some tears and paper loss along folds and edges and these may have been repaired or restored, there may also be some fading and staining.  

C The poster is in poor condition. There may be tears losses in the images, or heavy restoration. Colours may be faded or washed out.  

All lots in this auction are sold not subject to return, we will give further condition reports on lots at our discretion. All of the posters are original colour lithographs, printed on thin wove paper and are sold unframed and unmounted unless otherwise stated. We are unable to send further images of items included in lots. We will give condition reports on items during the specified viewing period only. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free of wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing.

Important Note Regarding Live Auctions
Items offered are part of a live auction at Onslow's offices. Items are offered in numerical order and are auctioned at a rate of around 100 lots per hour. Other competitive bids  include commission bids left with the auctioneer. These commission bids will take precedent over an internet bid should a tie bid scenario occur.