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Please feel free to call Dan Rowe if you have any questions.
Terms & Conditions
Terms of Sale
The auction will begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday June 27th 2009 and concluded on Sunday June 28th beginning at 12:00 PM. It will be conducted by an auctioneer licensed by the state of New Hampshire and employed by The Written Word Autographs. The auction may be delayed at the discretion of the auctioneer. The on-line LiveAuctioneers component is an important part of this auction. Failure to connect with LiveAuctioneers will be deemed a reason to delay the start of this auction.
There are several ways to participate in this auction. The following page is a mail or fax bidding form. Bids may be mailed to PO Box 490, Tamworth, NH 03886 or faxed to (603) 323-7563 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event of duplicate high bids, the earliest received will be the winner. Submission of a bid is recognized as acceptance of the terms of sale. If you are faxing your bids, kindly call us at (603) 323-7563 first so we can turn on our machine.
Bidders may also participate in this auction through LiveAuctioneer's live auction service at no additional cost above the 17% buyer's premium. To utilize this service you must pre-register with LiveAuctioneers at least 24 hours before the auction. This catalog will be on their site on May 20th. Please visit www.LiveAuctioneers.com to register and be assigned a user name and password.
We will be pleased to contact you by phone from our office if you want to participate in the auction live. We are unable to accept incoming calls but we would be pleased to have a representative contact you on the day of the auction before lots in which you are interested are offered. Please call us early and not later than two hours before the auction to reserve a phone line for this service. We will not display bids on our web site nor will it be possible to bid through our web site during the auction.
Consignors may not bid on their own material nor have others bid on their behalf All bidders will be registered and must attest that they will not engage in "shill" bidding (bidding to increase the price without any intention of buying the lot). Violators of these provisions will be exempted from this auction and will be prohibited from ever bidding in future Written Word Autographs auctions.
The winner will always be the high bidder. Lots will not be reopened after the hammer for any reason.
Bids will not be accepted for any amount less than 60% of the "low estimate" for any lot. Please be aware that most lots carry a reserve beneath which the lot will riot be sold. The low estimate is generally less than the consignor's reserve.
Bidding will proceed in the following increments:
Bidding Level Increment
$100 to $500 $20
$501 to $1,000 $50
$1,001 to $5,000 $100
Over $5,000 $500
All bids will be opened at either the highest bid below the minimum estimated value, the minimum estimated value or one increment above the second highest ceiling bid. For example if bids of $200 and $500 are left for a lot with an estimate value of $200 to $400 the opening bid would be $220, one increment ($20) above the minimum. Absent any further bidding the lot would be sold to the $500 bidder for $220. Instances where there is a single bid in excess of the minimum, the lot will be opened one increment above the lowest estimate. For example a bid of $400 on a lot with a minimum value of $300 would force an opening bid of $320.
There is a 17% buyer premium for all bids, whether by mail, telephone, email or live bid on LiveAuctioneers. There will be a 3% additional charge if winning bidders choose to pay with American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA credit card or PayPal.
All autographs are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic by The Written Word Autographs. Any item may be returned for a full refund for any reason as long as it is returned in the same condition as sold within 30 days of having been received. There is no time limit for returns of items that prove not to be authentic, to the original buyer. If another recognized authenticator does not share our opinion about the authenticity of any item you purchase from us we will definitely issue a full refund for the purchase price, including the buyer's premium and shipping. The authenticator needs to state in writing the specific reason that they feel it is not genuine i.e. that the item is a forgery, secretarial, autopen or a printed example. Cash refunds will be given up to six months after our sale, credit against future purchases will be issued on any return after that time.
Illustrations in our catalog and on our website are actual representations of the item being auctioned. No framed or matted material being sold has been inspected out of the frame or mat.
Payment is due upon receipt of our invoice. Winning bidders are liable for the buyer's premium if they renege on their obligation. Payment may be by check, money order or major credit card. Lots will not be shipped until payment has been received. All material will be shipped by U.S. Postal Service. Foreign shipments will be sent by International Priority Express at a cost of $30.00. Domestic shipments valued over $5,000 will be shipped by Registered Mail; all other shipments will be by Priority Mail, insured. The following shipping charges will be added to winning bids:
Shipment Total Shipping Charge
$101 to $300 $12
$301 to $500 $15
$501 to $1,000 $20
$1,000 to $5,000 $25
Over $5,000 $30
Oversized and framed items and international shipments will be priced separately according to the actual shipping cost.
Auctioneer: Sanders & Mock Associates, Wayne Mock, NH license #2111.
Color images of all items can be viewed at our website.