Comics - Illustrations
Public exhibitions :
Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris
6, avenue Hoche - 75008
Thursday, May 12 by appointment
Friday, May 13 10am-6pm
Saturday, May 14 11am-12pm
Telephone during the exhibitions: +33 1 47 27 11 24 or 01 56 79 12 88
Telephone during the sale: +33 1 47 27 11 24
Director of the department - Expert :
Phone : +33 1 47 27 11 24 - +33 6 07 01 10 11
Vice-president of the CBEBD (Belgian Chamber of Comic Book Experts)
Assisted by François Régis Houel - Specialist
Sales Administrator :
Phone : +33 1 56 79 12 33 - Fax : +33 1 45 53 45 24
The condition reports of the works we present can be delivered before the sale to all persons who request them.
These are only provided as an indication and cannot replace the personal examination of the works by the buyer.
Arnaud Cornette de Saint Cyr
Tel: +33 1 47 27 11 24
The Auction House Cornette de Saint Cyr
is a voluntary sales company governed by
the law of 20 July 2011 and deontological
rules. The Auction House acts as agent for
the seller who enters into a sale contract with
the purchaser. The auction sales organised
by the Auction House Cornette de Saint Cyr
are hereby subject to the following conditions
Goods put up for sale
Potential purchasers are invited to examine
the goods that might be of interest
to them during the exhibitions which are
organized by the Auction House Cornette
de Saint Cyr before the auctions.
Condition reports may be requested from
the Auction House by letter, telephone or
electronic mail. They will be sent free of
charge but are to be used for information
only. The reports will include the artistic
and scientific information known to the
Auction House at the date of the sale and
cannot substitute the physical examination
by the purchaser.
The descriptions in the catalogue are established
by the Auction House and where
applicable by the expert who assists the
former, subject to notices and corrections
given when the lot is presented and included
in the bill of sale. Sizes, weights
and estimates are given for information
purposes only. The colors of the works
included in the catalogue may vary due to
The lack of information on the condition
of the goods in the catalogue will by no
means imply that the lot is in a perfect
state of preservation or free from restoration,
wear, cracks, relining or other imperfections.
The goods are sold in the state they are
found at the time of sale. The prior exhibition
has enabled potential purchasers to
examine the object.
According to the article L221-28 of the
French Consumer Code, the buyer cannot
use a right of withdrawal after the public
In the event of a withdrawal of an article
prior to the sale by a depositor and after
the publication of the catalogue or, in
the event of a modification to the minimum
price rendering it impossible to
put the article up for sale immediately,
the seller will be obliged to pay the purchaser
and seller fees calculated on the
basis of the median estimate stipulated
in the catalogue to the Auction House
Cornette de Saint Cyr by way of compensation.
The article which has been
withdrawn will not be returned to the seller
until the aforementioned fees are paid.
If no payment is forthcoming, the article
will be put up for sale once again in line
with the terms of the initial sale requisition.
The auction sales are carried out in the
order of the catalogue numbers. The bidders
are invited to make themselves known
to the Auction House Cornette de Saint
Cyr before the sale to ensure that their
personal details are recorded beforehand.
Bidders are generally present in the room.
However, the bidders can use our purchase
order forms to place a bid or our telephone
bidding form. The documents are available
at the end of the sale catalogue, on the
website www.cornette.auction.fr., or on
request. The form should be sent to the
Auction House Cornette de Saint Cyr together
with an ID card or passport, a bank
identification slip [RIB in France] or bank
details at least two days before the sale.
will handle auction sales by telephone and
absentee bids free of charge. The Auction
House Cornette de Saint Cyr cannot be
held responsible for a problem with the
telephone link along with an error or omission
in the execution of the absentee bids
It is also possible to bid though our three
partners online auction sites Drouot Live,
Interenchères and Invaluable.
The auction house cannot be held liable
during the auction in the event of a technical
problem on a platform.
ln the event of two identical absentee bids,
preference will be given to the earliest
absentee bid. The successful bidder will be
deemed to be the individual who has made
the highest bid. In the
event of a double bid which is confirmed as
such by the auctioneer, the lot will be put up
for sale again and any or all persons present
will have the right to take part in the second
sale by auction. French State has a preemption
right for sold cultural goods.
French State could substitute the final
bidder within 15 days after the auction.
Payment must be paid immediately after the
sale in euros by the bidder. In the event that
the successful bidder has not given their
personal information before the sale, they
will be required to provide proof of identity
and bank details.
ln addition to the hammer price, purchasers
will be required to pay the folIowing
costs and taxes per lot and per block:
- from 1 to 150 000 €: 25% before tax
(30% inclusive of tax except for books
26.37% inclusive of tax)
- from 150 001 € to 1 200 000 €: 20%
before tax (24% inclusive of tax except
for books 21.10% inclusive of tax)
- above 1 200 001 €: 12% before tax
(14.40% inclusive of tax except for books
12.66% inclusive of tax)
For lots from countries outside the European
Union, import tax will be added as
For lots with numbers preceded by the sign:
* additional tax of 5.5% of the hammer price.
** additional tax of 20% of the hammer
In addition, the buyers who purchased
their items through a platform online will
- 1.5 % before tax (1.8% inclusive of tax)
of the hammer price if they used Drouot
Live (Digital) services
- 3% before tax (3.6% inclusive of tax)
of the hammer price if they used Interencheres
- 5 % of the hammer price for Invaluable
services. The successful bidder may pay
using one of the following methods:
- in cash within the limits of the legislation
- by bank transfer.
- by cheque, with the presentation of identity
papers being compulsory.
Cheques drawn on a foreign bank will only
be accepted provided prior consent is obtained
from the Auction House Cornette
de Saint Cyr. Purchasers are advised to
provide a letter of credit from their bank for
an amount which is close to their intended
- by bank card except American Express.
The resale right if is due, is at the seller’s
charge according to the articles R122-6
and L122-8 of the French intellectual
Failure to pay
ln the event of failure to pay the hammer
price and fees, formal notice will be sent
to the purchaser by registered letter with
acknowledgement of receipt. In the event of
failure to pay at the end of the deadline of
one month after the sending of the formal
notice, the purchaser will be required to pay
delay penalties of 1% per month of the hammer
price as well as the collection costs.
In case of an intervention of our attorney
at law to collect the outstanding amount,
the costs will be in charge of the purchaser
with a minimum of 500 euros. Each month
started counting as a full month.
This clause being applied will not hinder
the awarding of damages and costs for the
legal proceedings which will be required,
and does not exclude the article being
put up for sale again in a new auction
which is governed by article L 321 -14 of
the Commercial Code.
Within the framework of this new auction,
the Auction House hereby has
the right to claim the payment of the
difference between the initial hammer
price and the subsequent hammer
price obtained from this reiteration of
auction, if this last is lower, together
with the costs incurred due to the second
Auction sale from the defaulting successful
hereby reserves the right to offset against
the amounts owed to the defaulting successful
bidder. Furthermore, the Auction
House Cornette de Saint Cyr hereby
reserves the right to exclude any or all
successful bidder who has not complied
with these conditions of sale from its future
is member of the Central Registry for auctioneers
for the prevention of outstanding
invoices of the auctioneers where a default
in payment can be inscribed.
The debtor can access, modify or make
an opposition for a legitimate reason
before the SYMEV at the following address:
15 rue Freycinet 75016 Paris.
All auction sales invoices remaining unpaid
or subject to delays in payment may be
added to the Auction Access restriction
file ‘TEMIS File’ maintained by Commissaires-
Priseurs Multimédia (CPM). Bidders
listed on the TEMIS File may face restrictions
on their bidding activity at auctions
and also be temporary suspended of
access to the www.interencheres.com
Bidders listed on the TEMIS File can
contest it or exercise their rights of access,
rectification and objection under applicable
data protection legislation by
submitting in writing by post to CPM,
37 rue de Châteaudun 75009 Paris or
by email to email@example.com. The bidder
may also submit a complaint to the
CNIL, 3 Place de Fontenoy TSA 80,715
75334 Paris Cedex 07.
Important notifications relating to the
auction process will be sent to the mail and
postal address that the bidder provided
the auctioneer at the time of the auction.
The bidder must notify the auction house
of any changes to their contact details.
Collection of purchases
No lot will be handed over to the purchasers
before all of the amounts owed are
ln the event of payment with a non-certified
cheque or by bank transfer, delivery
of the articles may be differed until receipt
of the amounts owed. As soon as the auction
sale is concluded, the articles will be
placed under the purchaser’s full responsibility.
With regard to the collection of lots which
have not been taken on the date of the
sale, you are advised to contact the
Auction House Cornette de Saint Cyr prior
to collection on +33 (0)1 47 27 11 24.
An appointment can be made to collect
small paintings and objects of art
at 6 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, from
Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(5:00 p.m. on Fridays). Fifteen days of free
storage is offered. Thereafter, the storage
will be invoiced at 36 euros inclusive of tax
per month and per lot (or 9 euros inclusive
of tax per week and per lot). If the article is
collected after the beginning of the week
payment for a full week will be requested.
Furniture and in general terms any bulky
articles are stored at our partner’s warehouse.
Storage costs are to be paid
by the purchaser and will be invoiced
directly by our partners to the purchaser
with the tariffs in force as following: free
of charge the first two weeks of storage;
from the 15th day, a fee of €24 inclusive
of tax per two-week period (the first two
weeks after the auction will also be invoiced
from the 15th day, as well as the
following two weeks). In addition to these
storage fees, a handling charge of €54
inclusive of tax is to be included (not invoiced
the first two weeks). Hence, from
the 15th day after the auction, the total
storage and handling fees for the month
will be of €102 per item.
The Auction House will not be responsible
for the storage of articles.
Transport of the lots is to be carried out at
the successful bidder’s expense and under
their full responsibility.
Items subject to specific legislation
Sales of arms: Except as permitted by law,
only licence holders are able to bid.
The sale of some items is governed by the
Washington Convention of the 3rd March
1973 relative to the protection of specimens
and species threatened by extinction
(CITES). The buyers have to check
the legislation applicable in their country
The VAT will be refunded to the buyers who
are non-European Union residents upon
presentation to our accountant of the export
declaration (SAD) of the good(s) purchased
duly endorsed by the competent
customs authority, within 3 months after
the sale. The export declaration must mention
the auction house Cornette de Saint
Cyr as the consignor and the buyer as the
consignee of the good(s).
The export of the works of art considered
as ‘cultural goods’ must be authorized by
the Ministry for the Arts (see article L 111-2
of the Patrimony Code).
The export to a country within the European
Union requires a certificate of export
issued by the Ministry of the Arts with a
delay up to 4 months.
This certificate could be asked by the Auction
House on behalf of the buyer after the
The export to a country outside the European
as well as an export licence and a customs
In this case, the buyer has to pass through
a transit company in order to ask for these
The Ministry of the Arts issues or refuses
the certificate of export within a maximum
delay of 4 months and the licence export
need two further weeks to be obtained.
The documents required must be presented
to the customs officers.
The law punishes to penalties the person
who exports or tries to export a cultural
good without the authorizations required
(see article L 114-1 of the Patrimony Code).
The works of art are considered as cultural
goods according to their age (generally
from 50 years) and their value
(price with taxes included) which varies
by categories (€150,000 or more for
paintings, €15,000 or more for prints…).
These thresholds are set by the decree
n° 93-124 of the 29th January 1993
and by the European Regulation of the
18th December 2008 (n° 116/2009).
The buyer cannot make the export certificate
as a condition of his payment.
The Auction House is not responsible for
the delay or the refusal of the export certificate
from the Ministry for the Arts.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These conditions of sale are governed by
French law. Any or all disputes relating to
the wording, validity and performance that
is not settled amicably with the auction
house or through the Sale Council will be
settled by the court or competent jurisdiction
According to the law, all liability actions
against the auction house or the expert of
the sale are limited to five years from the
Compliance with the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR)
For its activities, our auction house collects
personal data regarding sellers and
buyers. Consequently, sellers and buyers
have right to access, rectification and opposition
on their personal data contacting
directly the auction house. Our society
guarantees the confidentiality of the data
received. The auction house could use the
data in order to satisfy its legal obligations
or, with the client agreement, for its activity
(sale advertising). The data could be forwarded
to the competent authorities when
it is required by the law and regulation.
Hammer prices can be found on the internet
site www.cornette-saintcyr.com or upon
request at the following telephone number
+33 (0) 1 47 27 11 24.
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