Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
New York, NY, United States
DoneWed, Jun 25, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
Decorative, Fine Art and Modern Design
Another in a series of live online auctions, featuring NEW YORK estate merchandise and pieces from select collections.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
New York, NY, USA
by appt only. Please call or email before showing up.
Terms & Conditions
Showplace Antique Center Terms and Conditions I. Introduction All bidders are responsible for reading and understanding the following terms of sale, as well as any supplemental notices or announcements. All property offered and sold through Showplace Antique Center's auctions are offered and sold on the terms and conditions in this entire document. BY participating in any sale you acknowledge that you are bound by these terms and conditions. If you have any questions after reading the following terms of sale, please contact Max Wolf at 212 633 6063 x 804, firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Consuelo-Jonson x805, email@example.com. II. Condition Reports and Authenticity The absence of condition remarks in the catalogue does not mean the item is in perfect condition. It is the buyer's responsibility to know the condition of property before bidding. Items are available for preview by appointment 10-500 Monday-Sunday. Please contact Max Wolf or Katherine Consuelo-Johnson at least 24 hours in advance. It is the buyer's responsibility to know all the conditions and corrections before the sale. All the lots are sold "As Is" and the consignor not the Showplace makes no warranties or representations of any kind with respect to any property offered for sale, since the auctioneers is acting solely as an auction broker (and unless otherwise states) does not own the property for sale. Therefore the auctioneer makes no warranties in respect to the catalogue description or any other statement of attributions, authenticity, provenance, origin, size, age of condition of any property up for sale. Buyers must rely on their won knowledge when purchasing merchandise. ALL SALES ARE FINAL therefore it is crucial that the bidder knows all the information about the lot before bidding. All statements contained in the catalogue or in any bill of sale, invoice, or elseware as to the authorship, quality, variety, provenance, importance, exhibition and literature of historical relevance or physical condition are qualified statements of opinion and not representative or warranties. If the buyer doubts the items authenticity they have 30 DAYS from the date of the sale to submit, at his own expense, an opinion in writing from a recognized expert, approved by the Auction House and the purchaser, regarding authenticity. If the work is judged as authentic by the expert, the work may be returned in the same condition as at the time of sale and the buyers full purchase price will be refunded. Refunds do not include cost of transportation, shipping, insurance or any other expenses that may be incurred by the buyer. It is the buyer's responsibility to make payment in a timely fashion such that the property can be released and inspected within the 30 day time frame. ALL MEASUREMENTS and WEIGHTS ARE APPROXIMATE This warranty does not cover typographical errors. The descriptions of clocks, jewelry and lighting devices, whether in catalogues, condition reports or any other form may be incomplete and not identify every mechanical replacement, repairs or object. The absence of reference to the condition of a clock, jewelry or lighting device does not imply it to be in working condition or without defects, repairs, restorations or replacement parts. No warranty is made is that any clock or watch is in working condition or without defects, restorations or working parts. Buyers are advised to check if the watch or clock works prior to the auction. We sell clocks, lamps and all electrical items only for their decorative value. They are not represented to be in working order, but they may be. Bidding in our auctions indicates that you accept these terms. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW ANY PROPERTY BEFORE THE SALE AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR WITHDRAWAL OF PROPERTY. III. Bidding A. Introduction By bidding in the auction the buyer and all bidders agree to be bound by these terms or those changed and supplemented, whether internet budding, by phone internet or absentee. The highest bidder acknowledges shall b e the purchaser. In the event of a phone bidder being the highest bidder, they will immediately know and are responsible for paying the highest bidding price plus buyers premium, shipping fees and taxes (if applicable). Absentee bidders will know that they are the highest bidder within 72 hours after the auction and are bound to payment. Successful bidders will be notified and invoiced within 72 hours following the sale. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. B. Internet Bidders Showplace has engaged the services of ebay Live Auctions and Live Auctioneers. Please proceed to www.ebayliveauctions.com for all necessary information on how to bid and buy online using this system. If you place absentee bids with the Auction House, ebay Live Auctions or Live Auctioneers and also bid in person, by phone or by any absentee bids prior to the start of the auction. If you do not, or cannot, regardless of reason, you will be held responsible for the property's purchase. All internet bidders are charged a 22.5% Buyers Premium. C. Absentee Bidders and Phone Bidders Call or fax at least 24 hours in advance. The forms need to faxed or emailed. We must have a signature to validate your credit card information. If this is not provided we cannot process the bid. All forms can be downloaded from our website and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed 212 633 6064 ATTN: LARA. If you have any questions contact Lara Haskins 212 633 6063 x 805. In order to best service you please provide the LOT NUMBER, DESCRIPTION OF ITEM, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, and DRIVER'S LISCENCE. The form MUST BE SIGNED. If the form is not signed and sent back to Showplace Antique Center we cannot register you as a bidder. Payment for all absentee and telephone bidders is required 5 business days after the auction. As a service to our clients we call and confirm ONLY WINNING BIDDERS within 72 hours after the auction and confirm the total billing costs which include Buyer's price, buyer's premium, shipping and taxes (if applicable). If the auctioneer does not hear back from the winning bidder within 5 business days after the auction she will charge the provided credit card at the end of the final business day. We are not liable for lost Phone or Absentee bids. We cannot guarantee Telephone or Absentee bids made during the auction and are not responsible for any lost if made at least 2 hours before the start of the auction. All requests for overseas telephone bids must be accompanied by absentee bids which will be executed on the buyers behalf, should there be any problems with any connections. All absentee bidders incur the buyer's premium of 17.5% In the case of identical Absentee bids left with us, the bid received first will prevail. Payment for all Telephone bids is required within 5 business days after the auction. All requests for overseas Telephone Bids must be accompanied by an Absentee Bid, which will be executed on the buyers behalf, should there be any problems with telephone connections. IV. Reserves and Estimates A reserve is the confidential minimum price established by the Auction House and the Consignor. If the lot does not reach its reserve the lot will be bought in house. Showplace has a right to bid until the lot has reached its reserve. Some lots will have no reserve but in most cases the Consignor has established one. Estimates are neither a representation not prediction of the actual selling price that will be realized at the auction, post auction sale, or upon resale. V. Sales Results Sales results will be available on the web post sale. If ebay records Auction Floor Bidder as the winner, either the piece has not met its reserve and it was bought in house, or a Phone/Absentee Bidder won the item. VI. Preview Many of our items are onsite, however some are not. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to set up a preview. We strongly urge potential bidders to preview items if condition of an item is of a concern. It is the bidder's responsibility to know the condition of the item. VII. Buyer's Premium, Taxes, and Purchase Price A Buyer's Premium of 22.5% will be applied to the purchase price of all the items bought through live internet bidding. A Buyer's Premium of 17.5% will be applied to the purchase price of all items purchased through Absentee and Phone Bidding. All items shipped out of state do not pay New York State taxes If shipping items in the state of New York or picking up from the Showplace, regardless of your location, New York taxes will be applied. Only a valid resale certificate from any state as proof of exemption from New York sales tax is allowed. VIII. Payment All payments from online bidder are due within 3 days of the auction unless otherwise arranged. All payments from Absentee and Phone Bidders are due within 5 days of the auction. We prefer paypal as it is the most efficient and dependable. Please send an email to email@example.com for payment by paypal. We also accept Visa and MasterCard, Cash(In House Only) and Personal Check. We hold all goods paid for by Check until payment is cleared. IX. Shipment and Packing Fees US Shipments are sent UPS Ground. They are all insured for the total costs which includes Purchase Price, Buyers Premium and Taxes. International packages go USPS. They are fully insured unless requested by the winning bidder. Please allow 24 hours for shipping and packing fees to be added to your invoice. Packing fees are based on the lot's price, size, material, etc. Packing fees will also be adjusted based on special requests. All furniture shipping is to be arranged by the Buyer. We can recommend freighters and shippers. The furniture should be picked up within 10 days of the auction. X. Bid Increments $ 1.00-99.00 $ 10.00 $ 100.00-499.00 $ 25.00 $ 500.00-999.00 $ 50.00 $ 1,000.00-2,999.00 $100.00 $ 3,000.00-4,999.00 $250.00 $ 5,000-9,999.00 $ 500.00 $10,000-19,999.00 $1,000.00 $20,000-999,999.00 $ 5,000.00
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