In the gallery: 10 AM - 5 PM from Aug. 29 - September 8th. Closing reception Friday, September 7th 6 - 9 pm.
Preview at the auction site 315 Capitol: from 3:30 to sale time on September 15th.
Terms & Conditions
The conditions set forth below constitute the terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. Bidding at auction, whether online, or by absentee bid, the buyer agrees to be bound by these terms:
18% (Eighteen Percent) buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot.
Our goal is to provide prospective bidders with accurate and detailed information. Catalogs and brochures are descriptive guides only, in which we have tried to provide the best information possible, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed or warranted. All measurements are approximate.
Auctioneer will not be liable for any errors or omissions. All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. There are no warranties or representations of merchantability, of fitness, nor of any other kind, express or implied.
Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. We recommend prospective bidders examine all items in which they have an interest. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you not bid on the item in question. Bidders acknowledge that all lots were available for inspection prior to the auction and that they relied solely on their own inspection of the lots and not on any information listed in the catalog or otherwise provided by the Auctioneer, the auction staff or Seller.
Some items offered may be subject to reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which such lot will not be sold.
We do not give refunds. All sales are final.
We accept absentee bids by phone, by mail, in person at the previews, via the Internet and by fax. Absentee bids are requested by no later than 5 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2007. If you fax your absentee bids, please call us to confirm receipt. FAX 713-521-7504. TEL 713-521-7500 or 713-899-2120. If you wish to place a telephone bid, please contact us well in advance and reserve a telephone line. Absentee bidding other than when placed online is a convenience offered to our customers and, while we will make every effort to execute your instructions, the Auction House is not liable or responsible for any errors or failure to do so. Auctioneer and the Auction Staff are not responsible for any failure to execute absentee bids of any type when failure is caused by human error, electronic or technical failure of any kind. If you place absentee bids with the Auction House, please follow the listed bid increments in the catalog, since we cannot accept cut bids or other increments.
Acceptable forms of payment include cash (In House Only), PayPal and approved checks or Bank wire transfers. Credit cards will only be accepted via the internet through PayPal, and with a verified address. The auction house reserves the right to hold property until checks clear. There will be a $50.00 charge to Buyer for a check dishonored by a bank for any reason.
Shipping and Pick up: Nothing in a lot may be moved from its location prior to being paid for by Buyer and Buyer must present a paid receipt. All lots not removed from the auction site September 15, 2007 will be moved to 2313 Brun Street, Houston, TX 77019. Shipping arrangements must be complete by September 25, 2007. Shipping arrangements for any item purchased through the internet on EbayLiveAuctions.com, by phone, live bid, or absentee bid, must be made within 10 (ten) business days. Any lot not removed from the gallery by September 30th, 2007 will be deemed abandoned and be promptly disposed of or resold for Auctioneer's account.
Shipping will be handled by a professional Shipping Company of Buyer's Choice. We suggest the following: Jan Pasternak at Pack 'n Send (713) 266-1450 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Crateworks (713) 681-7166 and their network of professional art handlers; Laura Damian at Parcel Plus: (281) 589-6245 Fax 281-589-6575. Email: email@example.com. They each have a catalog, and are experienced at packing fragile and valuable items and are able to assist you. All shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Buyer will pay actual shipping, packing and insurance costs as charged by the professional company of his/her choice. Buyer should request a shipping quote prior to bidding.
In the event that the buyer of any lot fails to pay the purchase price thereof when due, the Auction House shall have the option, at its sole discretion, to (a) enforce payment by civil action or other proceedings against the buyer; (b) to void the sale as if said sale had not occurred; or (c) to exercise any other remedy or remedies available under the law, including but not limited to a second sale of said item, including the subsequent enforcement of any deficiency against the initial buyer.
The Auction House reserves the right to require that advance bids received either by mail or by means of telecommunications including email be accompanied by a 25% deposit. All items forwarded to a shipper/handler will be at the purchaser's risk.
8.25%. Sales tax will be added to the purchase price of all purchases made by Texas Residents. A current sales tax resale certificate, including sales tax exemption number, must be presented to avoid paying sales tax.
Thank you for your interest in The Texas Vignette Auction!