The conditions set forth below constitute the terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. Bidding at auction, the buyer agrees to be bound by these terms.
A 17% buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot.
Successful Bidders will be notified electronically within 24 hours of date of auction. Payment must be made within five (5) days of point of sale, NPB’s will be placed on any outstanding accounts on the 6th day. Payments accepted are cash, Cashier's check, Traveler's check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card, Paypal, Personal or business check, the auction house reserves the right to hold property until checks clear. If paying by check, it must be RECEIVED no later than 5 days after auction end. The purchaser is legally responsible for payment.
Failure to complete payment within the time allocated may result in legal proceedings and most definitely will result in non-issuance of a bidding number in the future. A $20.00 fee will be added for returned checks. If a check fails to clear after the second deposit, the purchaser will be held responsible for any and all fees incurred during the collection process.
All auction sales & bidding are recorded.
All purchases are subject to the New York State Sales Tax of 8 1/4% unless the purchaser possesses a Tax Exemption Number, an out of state tax number, or shipping out of New York State. Request NYS form ST-120 must be completed and kept on file.
All items are sold to the highest bidder as acknowledged by the auctioneer. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid; to advance the bidding at his discretion; and, in the event of a dispute between two bidders, determine the successful bidder or to reoffer and resell the lot in dispute. Should there be any dispute after sale, the record of final sale shall be conclusive.
Some items offered may be subject to reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold. We may implement such reserves by bidding on behalf of the Consignor.
All goods are sold "AS IS" and all sales are final. Condition reports are briefly included in each description, perspective buyers should contact the gallery for a detailed condition report. It is the responsibility of prospective bidders to examine lots and decide their level of interest. Neither the auctioneer, nor the consignor, is responsible for the accuracy of any printed or verbal descriptions. All weights and measurements are approximate. The color/tone of images may not be true to the item. Please contact our gallery for condition reports if there is any question. Refunds will not be offered to buyers who have not contacted the gallery for specific condition reports prior to sale.
The auctioneer has the right to withdraw any lot before or at the sale.
Packaging and handling of purchased lots is at the risk and expense to the purchaser. STANDARD SHIPPING POLICY IS THAT PURCHASES MUST BE PAID FOR BEFORE ANY PACKING/SHIPPING WILL BE DONE, CUSTOMERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS. As a service to the purchaser, William Jenack Estate Appraisers & Auctioneers, Inc. will arrange in-house packing, shipping and insurance, unless otherwise noted in the lot description (please contact our gallery for list of truckers). The auction gallery offers this as a service to our customers - all purchases will be subject to a minimum of $7.50 packing fee, price is based upon time and materials. All expenses incurred must be paid for by the purchaser. Please be aware that framed works of art are costly to pack/ship, it is not uncommon for the price of packing/shipping to exceed the purchase price. Returns will NOT be accepted as a result of packing/shipping costs. We will not be held responsible for choosing a shipper in the event of any act and/or omissions in packing. We do not assume responsibility for damages. Regardless of shipping method, auction house must have received cleared funds to release property. Shipping may take up to four weeks after payment is received. STORAGE FEES will be incurred on any items left at the gallery longer than 2 weeks after sale date at the rate of $10 per day. Negligence to pay promptly DOES NOT extend this storage period.
Returns will be accepted, if its is determined the auctioneers have erred in their catalogue description. However, if the auctioneer should make verbal additions, corrections or modifications to the catalogue at the point of sale, this disclosure formally amends the printed catalogue description. All sales are audio/video taped to validate any changes made by the auctioneer to the catalog description. Returns must be accompanied by a written statement from a mutually agreed upon arms length third party confirming the discrepancy. Arrangements for returns must be made with the auctioneers within fourteen (14) days of purchase. Under no circumstance will this time period be extended unless arrangements have been made within the two (2) week period. These terms do not apply to any items identified in the catalogue as "In the Manner of, Style of, Circle of, After, or Attributed to".