Upcoming Antique Auctions – Terms





(Catalog of 100 items follows… More items will be auctioned on day of auction than are shown here)

Terms of Payment: Payment must be made at the conclusion of the auction (regardless of agreement to pick up the merchandise at a later date) or immediately upon Receipt of the invoice if an item is purchased by telephone bid. Absentee and Telephone bids must be paid within 48 hours after the close of auction. After 48 hours, we will charge the credit card you provided when the bid was placed. Payment must be made in cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa, or approved check. A 13%buyer’s premium is added to the final bid price of all items sold. (With a 3 percent discount for cash or approved check).   A 6% sales tax will be charged unless you provide us with a current resale certificate or you are shipping out of state.  FURTHER TERMS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE.

Sales Conditions: Professional Appraisers & Liquidators exercises the utmost care and caution in accurately describing and identifying all items listed. Condition reports & descriptions are provided as a courtesy to the prospective bidder. Prospective bidders are advised to read the sale conditions prior to entering written or telephone bids. By placing a bid, you agree to comply with the terms & conditions stated herein. Although we make every effort to ensure accuracy, Professional Appraisers and Liquidators makes no warranty, express or implied, as to the authenticity, authorship, period, value, medium or condition of any item sold. Buyers are advised to carefully examine all items offered for sale at auction and to satisfy themselves regarding authenticity, authorship, genuineness, attribution, provenance weight, count, measure, period, value, and culture, source of origin, medium or condition before bidding or purchasing. All measurements are approximate. All items are sold “as is, where is” whether specified or not. We make no warranty of title, warrant, or merchantability or representation of any kind with regards to the items.  Exception: If we state an item is Sterling Silver, Diamond or 10K, 14K, 18K gold, we will guarantee it to be so. However, we are not jewelers or gemologists, so we are unable to guarantee the quality or type of stone. Carats are measured to the best of our ability and may vary slightly. Catalog descriptions & auctioneer’s statements are only an opinion. There are no conditional sales. All sales are absolutely final and the successful bidder, whether by telephone bid, advanced written bid, or in house bidding during an auction, shall be obligated to complete the transaction within 48 hours after the close of auction. We suggest that prospective bidders take advantage of the ample time provided during auction preview to determine the condition of offered lots. All auction sales are final on the fall of the Auctioneer’s hammer to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. Once the auctioneer declares an item “sold”, the purchaser becomes responsible for the purchased property. The purchaser assumes full risk and responsibility for said property, including costs & expenses of handling or shipping the consignor is not responsible for loss or damage of said property after an item has been declared “sold”. Any sales made, whether at live auction or privately between purchaser & Auctioneer or Sales Representative, shall be subject to all of the terms & conditions stipulated herein. Payment will not be deemed to have been paid in full until credit card payment or check has been cleared. We reserve the right to hold merchandise paid for by check until the funds have cleared. Any comment or statement made by the auctioneer or other person associated with Professional Appraisers and Liquidators concerning the authenticity, authorship, period, value, medium or condition of any item should be taken only as an opinion of the person making the statement and in no way constitutes a warranty, express or implied, concerning the item sold. You are advised to determine all of these for yourself. Ample time is allotted during preview to examine the merchandise. We advise you to take advantage of this opportunity. Any statement made by the auctioneer during the auction supersedes written advertising or other written matter. There will be no refunds or returns (except in as stated otherwise in the above paragraph regarding the authenticity of diamonds, or gold & silver content which ARE guaranteed to be at least as stated.). All sales are final. The final decision regarding returns or refunds is at the sole discretion of the auctioneer. If a refund is offered, the purchaser will have no further recourse against Professional Appraisers & Liquidators and they shall not be liable for damages of any nature suffered by the purchaser.

Shipping and Handling: The packing, shipping, handling and transportation of purchased items are the responsibility of the purchaser. Please do not ask our employees to help you load your merchandise into your vehicle during the auction. This hinders the progress of the auction.

Bidding & Disputed Bids: The highest bidder is determined at the sole and exclusive judgment of the auctioneer. The auctioneer has the sole right to settle disputed bids and decide whether or not to re-offer the lot. In the case of a tie bid, the auctioneer may open the bidding up only between the two bidders involved in the tie. The auctioneer has exclusive power & authority to resolve disputes between bidders and/or reject or challenge any bid or advance in the bidding. The auctioneer may regulate the bidding increments at his discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right to determine whether or not to pass an item, or re-offer a lot for sale. In most instances, once an item has been passed it will NOT be re-offered up for bid and will NOT be available for purchase after the auction. It is the BIDDERS responsibility to be sure the auctioneer or ring man sees their bid. We would not intentionally miss a bid, so please hold your bidding cards high, and speak out, if necessary, to be certain your bid is noticed. Professional Appraisers & Liquidators assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY for missed bids. Conduct: The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse admittance or eject from the auction ANY person whose conduct he feels may be a distraction to the auction.

Written and Telephone Bids: Written (left or absentee) bids & Telephone Bids are accepted prior to the auction at the discretion of the auctioneer. A credit card must be on file, and will be charged if bidder does not pay for their purchases within 48 hours after the end of the auction. In some cases we may ask for a deposit to accompany an absentee bid. We may request a letter of credit or credit references. In order to bid by telephone during the auction, advance arrangements must be made and minimums may apply. Prospective bidders are advised to read the sale conditions prior to entering written or telephone bids. By placing a written or telephone bid, bidder agrees to comply with the terms & conditions stated herein. See Paragraph above regarding Sales Conditions. It is the responsibility of the Absentee or Phone Bidders to use their own resources to determine the condition of the merchandise for themselves. Any statements made by staff or auctioneer to an Absentee or Phone Bidder are that person’s OPINION only, and we make no guarantees as to the accuracy of their descriptions or statements. Absentee bids will be executed as a convenience to our customers, but the auction house will not be held responsible for any errors or failure to execute a bid. A Three (3) percent surcharge applies when your credit card is not present.

Thank you for your patronage.

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