Antiquarian Auctions

SA Auction #94 begins on 30 Sep 2021

US Auction #9 begins on 30 Oct 2021

Fables Bookshop

Fables Bookshop Ian Balchin

258 Kowie Road, Bathurst, 6166.

South Africa

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Established 1989 we run a full time shopfront store open 6 days a week. We are interested in all aspects of Africana, and specialise particularly in that related to the Eastern Cape and the 1820 Settlers. We issue irregular email catalogues of new Africana acquisitions. Founder Member SABDA.

Secure messaging via Telegram: @rhodope

Books accepted for auction at an all-inclusive negotiable fee which covers all of our services, auction fees, and financial costs such as credit card fees and forex charges etc.

Items which fall under the relevant National Treasures Act may require the provision of an export permit. It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide this notwithstanding that payment must be made promptly on conclusion of the auction.

Recognised institutions may qualify for our providing a payment invoice. Please make a formal request that we can extend this facility prior to bidding as this may not always be possible.

Post-auction offers for unsold items are not accepted. Items will return to the original on-line price.

All books despatched via courier. SAPO only at clients full risk.

Swift transfers not accepted. Payment by credit card or PayPal, or local ZAR EFT.


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