The company

Presentation

COLLECTOYS has become in recent years the essential meeting place for international auctions of antique toys.

Today, more than 8000 collectors know our illustrated catalogues and more than 5000 buyers have already acquired at least one item in the course of our sales.

Since 1998, more than 1500 collections from around the world have been entrusted to us in the context of our international sales at the Hôtel Frank Hornby in Bourges, France.

Today, the results confirm the expertise and reliability of COLLECTOYS:
  • More than 300 000 items sold by our auction house.
  • Winning bids which often become points of reference in the antique toy market.
  • Numerous auction records widely published in specialized media.
  • The Bidding Machine ©: an exclusive and free tool which allows our users to participate in live auctions as if they were in the room.

   

The COLLECTOYS advantages

  • Experts specializing in boys’ and girls’ antique toys from 1850 – 1980, and comics.
  • Detailed descriptions of quality and high definition photos.
  • Responsive local and after-sale service.
  • International sales.
  • Professional and independent shipping services adapted to the product.
  • 3 types of sales to best showcase the products.
  • The  VIP Club and its many advantages.

THE SALES

COLLECTOYS proposes 3 types of sales :
 
  • Traditional sales in  Bourges (VEP) : In a mansion in the historic centre of the city of Bourges (Cher), Collectoys organises live public auctions, on average, 4 times a year.
  • Online sales (VOL) : Sale on the site www.collectoys.fr with the date and time of the auction’s closing,  and a minimum bidding period of 8 days.
  • Automated live sales (VLA) : A one day sale, fully automated, and live on the www.collectoys.fr website.

     

Service

Types of sales

VOL

VLA

VEP

Exhibition

NO

YES

YES

Online Catalogue

YES

YES

YES

Paper catalogue

NO

YES

YES

Telephone orders

NO

NO

YES

Written orders

NO

YES

YES

Bidding Machine

NO

YES

YES

Duration of sales

8 days minimum

1 day

1 or 2 days

Auctionneer

NO

YES (virtual)

YES

Shipping service

YES

YES

YES

Hotline

YES

YES

YES

After sale service

YES

YES

YES

 

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION

To participate in online auctions or traditional auctions in Bourges (live or by absentee bid), you must register at the  Collectoys Club, and provide real and verifiable information.

The duration and validity of your membership is limited to the expiration date of your credit card.  30 days before the expiration of the latter, you will receive an email asking you to send us the information of your new card.  This message will be renewed 15 days before the expiration date. If there is no response from you within 48 hours, your membership will be suspended and you will not be able to participate in our sales until you have updated this information.

The information requested allows us, firstly, to ensure the security, efficiency, and proper conduct of sales (verifying against illegal auctions, secret agreements, etc.), and secondly, to establish invoices and shipping documents for your acquisitions.

Any information not verifiable by Collectoys will result in the refusal of your membership and prohibits your participation in our auctions.

The validation of your membership implies your full acceptance of the General Terms of Sale, which you confirm to have read and understood. We recommend that you print the document “General Terms of Sale.”

The General Terms of Sale of Collectoys are deemed to have been concluded in France, are subject to French law, and are thus written in French. Misinterpretation as a result of  translation into another language (including the English translation given here in a purely advisory capacity), releases Collectoys of any responsibility regarding the application of  interpreted clauses.

TERMS OF USE

After verification by our customer service, you will receive the confirmation of your membership by email within 24 hours.
The next time you visit the Collectoys website, you will simply have to login by entering your username and password.

When leaving the Collectoys website, we recommend that you click the “Logout” button. If you share your computer station, this will prevent other users from accessing the Collectoys site and viewing your transactions. 
If not, when you next login, you will be automatically recognized and will not need to identify yourself again.

SECURITY OF YOUR DATA

Your personal information is stored on our computer systems in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. You may at any time verify the contents or request to modify them by contacting us by mail at the following address: COLLECTOYS - BP 22 - 18001 BOURGES CEDEX - France, or by email at: contact@collectoys.fr.

Our personal files are not in any way transferred or sold to third parties. Bank and credit card numbers are encoded and stored securely on our computer systems in accordance with our distance selling certification, issued by  BNP PARIBAS. We have put at your disposal the highest quality protection systems to ensure the greatest confidentiality.

 

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