Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Cincinnati, OH, United States
DoneSat, Apr 4, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
American Indian & Western Art
Over 700 lots of American Indian, Western and Ethnographic art. Included in this auction are pieces from the collections of Daniel C. Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America, and paintings by Western artist Ray Swanson. A rare 1830s Seminole sash collected by George W. Martin (1812-189_?) during the second Seminole War; a Navajo six-panel Germantown weaving; and a Shoshone pipe tomahawk collected by Oscar Madden Reece (1842-1891) are among the highlights of the sale. Also included are a grouping of Eskimo carved soapstone figures; an Apache figural olla; photographs by E.S. Curtis and Roland Reed; and early Arapaho and Cheyenne beaded tobacco bags.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
Thurs., April 2, noon - 5pm; Friday, April 3, noon - 7pm; and Saturday, April 4, 8am - 10am
- 20% up to $200,000.00
- 12.5% above $200,000.00
Terms & Conditions
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Any right of bidder under this agreement shall not be assignable and shall only be enforceable by the original buyer. The rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed by the laws of the state of Ohio. All bidders submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Ohio. 3) TERMS OF SALE Announcements made the day of auction take precedence over any previous communication. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time before its final sale and to reject any bid for any reason. The highest bidder for each lot acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the "buyer". If any dispute arises as to any bidding, or between two or more bidders, at the sole discretion of the auctioneer, the successful bidder will be determined or the disputed lot shall be put up again at the last undisputed bid and resold. 4) BUYER'S PREMIUM (a) Buyer's Premium for "Historic Firearms and Early Militaria". The Auctioneer will collect and retain from the Buyer, as additional commission, a premium equal to 17.5% the Sale Price of each Lot up to and including $200,000, plus 12.5% of the amount by which the Sale Price exceeds $200,000. (b) Buyer's Premium for "Fine and Decorative Arts", "Historic Americana" and "American Indian Arts". The Auctioneer will collect and retain from the Buyer, as additional commission, a premium equal to 20% of the Sale Price of each Lot up to and including $200,000, plus 12.5% of the amount by which the Sale Price exceeds $200,000. 5) ESTIMATES AND RESERVES Presale estimates are intended to be guides and may or may not reflect the ultimate hammer price of a lot. Cowan's retains the right to change estimates on any lot up to time of sale. A reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the seller of the lot and Cowan's. In the case of reserved lots, the seller has authorized Cowan's to bid on seller's behalf until the reserve price is reached. In no case will the reserve be higher than the low presale estimate. Cowan's standard house reserve on all property at auction is 70% of the low estimate. 6) WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS Cowan's makes a limited warranty only to the original buyer of record concerning the authenticity of each lot for a period of 14 days after bidder's receipt of merchandise. If a buyer is not satisfied that the lot purchased is genuine, the buyer may, at his or her own expense, obtain the opinion of two mutually agreed upon recognized experts in the field of the disputed lot. If these experts determine that the item is not genuine, the buyer's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the rescission of the sale and refund of the amount paid for the item. 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Condition is always a subjective evaluation and final responsibility rests with the buyer to assess the condition of any item sold by Cowan's. Absentee and telephone bidding is offered as a free service to our customers and prospective bidders. Cowan's shall not be responsible for any errors or failures in executing bids, either absentee, telephone or via the internet. 8) ABSENTEE BIDDING Absentee bids are accepted via mail, phone, fax, email, or on our website. Such bids will be posted with the time and date of arrival, with ties being awarded to the earliest bidder. All absentee bids must be made on Cowan's absentee bid form. An absentee bidder unknown to Cowan's may be required to submit a bank letter of credit prior to the auction, or, using a credit card, deposit with Cowan's a fee equaling 30% of the absentee bid. All absentee bids are executed competitively by a member of the auction staff (please note exception below pertaining to Cowan's On-Line Only Auctions). The auction staff will try to purchase the lot for the lowest price possible and will bid up to the amount designated by the absentee bidder only if necessary. Cowan's does not accept "buy bids," or absentee bids which have no limit. In the event of a tie bid between a floor and absentee bidders, the floor bid will be honored. All absentee bids must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time, the day before the start of each auction session. 9) TELEPHONE BIDDING / (Not Available for On-Line Only Auctions) Bidding live via the telephone is available on a first come, first served basis for those lots with a low estimate of $500 or greater. In order for Cowan's to efficiently serve the needs of those who wish to bid by phone, please note the following: - To participate in the auction by telephone, potential bidders must complete the absentee bid form and check "I WISH TO BID BY TELEPHONE" for the designed lots. - Telephone bidders are advised to indicate an "insurance bid", which amount will become an absentee bid, pursuant to the absentee bidding process set forth above, if Cowan's can not reach the bidder by telephone for a particular indicated lot. - Telephone bidders must disable any caller ID or other call blocking mechanism. - Cowan's sells about 100 lots per hour, so telephone bidders should plan accordingly. Cowan's will attempt to reach each telephone bidder, but Cowan's is in no way responsible for missed calls. All reservations for telephone lines must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time, the day before the start of each auction session. 10) INTERNET BIDDING Internet bidding via liveauctioneers.com may be available for certain auctions. There may be terms which apply to internet bids that should be reviewed on line at the time of sale. Cowan's is not responsible for any failure to execute a bid due to interruption of internet line service which is beyond our control. 11) BIDDING INCREMENTS The following increments are used at the auction. Absentee bids must fall within these increments. Cowan's will automatically reduce any absentee bid to the closest increment if the bid falls outside the published range of increments. For Bids falling Between Bidding Increment $0-99 $10 $100-500 $25 $501-1000 $50 $1001-3000 $100 $3001-5000 $250 $5001 and up $500 or at the discretion of the auctioneer Cowan's reserves the right to modify increments at any time during the auction AFTER THE AUCTION 12) BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY Upon the fall of the hammer, title to the offered lot shall pass to the buyer and the buyer immediately assumes full risk and responsibility for the lot, including liability for loss or damage. 13) PURCHASE PRICE AND PAYMENT The purchase price for each lot shall equal the hammer price, buyer's premium, sales tax and, if applicable, all packing, handling, insurance and shipping costs. Payment may be made with cash, personal or traveler's check, Visa or MasterCard. Buyers who are present at the auction must pay the full purchase price at the time of the sale. Buyers who bid by telephone or who are absentee bidders will be invoiced within 5 days after the close of the auction and must pay the full purchase price for each purchased lot within 14 days after the date of the auction. By signing the absentee bid form or placing an absentee bid by telephone, an absentee bidder authorizes Cowan's to charge the purchase price (hammer price, plus buyer's premium) for each lot for which such bidder is the successful bidder to the credit card number provided by telephone or on the absentee bid form, unless payment in full or alternative payment instruction is received within 14 days after the date of the auction. No property will be released by Cowan's unless the purchase price has been paid in full. Institutional billing may be available, and should be arranged prior to the auction. 14) SALES TAX Buyers are required to pay any applicable state and local sales tax. 15) SHIPPING Cowan's is happy to provide a shipping estimate in advance of the auction. We have partnered with an outside shipper - Wrap-It Postal. Their services to our respected customers are based inside the Cowans facility.Please contact Wrap-It Postal by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 513.871.1670 (ext.19). You can also submit a request for an online quote . All shipping and packing costs will be charged separately by Wrap-It Postal to your credit card on file. Cowan's is in no way responsible for the acts or omissions of independent handlers, packers or shippers of purchased items or for any loss, damage or delay from the packing or shipping of any property. ADVICE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Cowan's will not ship any package containing a firearm to any location other than within the United States. Buyers outside the United States must make their own shipping arrangements taking full risk for the transportation of any firearm. 16) SHIPPING CHARGES Buyers are required to pay for all packing, shipping and insurance charges. 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