Scriven v Hindley [1913]

Plaintiffs instructed auctioneer to sell certain
bales, some of hemp and some of tow.
Ambiguous description in auction catalogue led defendants
to believe all bales were hemp.
Tow was put up for sale and defendant’s buyer
purchased it thinking it to be hemp.
Court held no binding contract.
Plaintiffs intended to sell tow, defendant’s buyer
intended to buy hemp.
Offer and acceptance not coincident.