Terms & Conditions
all property offered and sold
through samuel t. freeman & co.,
(auctioneer, or broker, or the
company) shall be offered & sold
on the terms & conditions set
forth in these conditions of sale.
by participating in any sale, you
acknowledge that you are bound
by these terms & conditions.
Samuel T. freeman & Co. has made every effort to catalogue and describe accurately property to be sold. The Company, however, assumes no risk, liability or responsibility for the identification or authenticity or authorship, or weight, count, or measure of any property identified in its catalogue or lists of sale. This shall include, among others, the identity of the creator, the period, culture, source of origin, as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified in any publication.
All property is sold “As-Is.” The consignor makes no warranties or representations of any kind with respect to any property offered for sale. Therefore the auctioneer makes no warranty of title, warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any other warranty of representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property. In no event shall it be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty of description, genuiness, attribution, provenance, or condition of the property and no statement by anyone or in the catalogue , in any advertisement, or which is made at the sale, in the bill of sale or invoice, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an assumption of liability. Without in any way waiving the foregoing, any complaint regarding authenticity, genuiness, attribution, or provenance shall be made within twenty-five (25) days of the sale or such complaint shall be waived. All bidders acknowledge their right o have made or requested full inspection of any and all properties prior to sale and agree to be charged with all matters such inspection may have disclosed or indicated. Inspection on the day of sale will be permitted only upon prearrangement with the company.
Samuel T. Freeman & Co. reserves he right to withdraw any property at any time before the fall of the hammer in its sole and exclusive discretion.
Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer at the time of the sale, all bids are per lot as numbered in the printed catalogue. Samuel T. Freeman & Co. reserves the right to determine any and all matters regarding the order, precedence, or appropriate increment of bids or the constitution of lots.
The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have he sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after sale, the Company’s sale record shall be conclusive in all respects.
If the auctioneer determines that any opening or later bid or any advance of biding is not commensurate with the value of the article offered, he may reject the same and withdraw the article from sale.
Upon the fall of the hammer, title to any offered lot or article will immediately pass to the highest bidder as determined in the exclusive discretion of the auctioneer. Such bidder thereupon assumes full risk and responsibility for the property sold, agrees to sign any requested confirmation of purchase, and agrees to pay the full purchase price of therefore or such part upon such terms as the Company may require. All property shall be aid for and removed by the purchaser at her/his expense within five (5) days of sale, and if not so removed, may be sold by the Company, or sent by the Company to a public warehouse, at the sole risk and charge of the purchaser(s), and the Company may prohibit the purchaser from participating, directly or indirectly, as a bidder or purchaser in any future sale or sales. The Company will not be responsible for any loss, theft, damage, or otherwise be responsible for any goods left in the Company’s possession after five (5) days. If the foregoing conditions or any applicable provisions of law are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to the Company and the Consignor (including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser(s) liable for the bid price) the Company, at its option, may either cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser(s), or resell he property. In such event, the purchaser(s) shall remain liable for any deficiency in the original purchase price and will also be responsible for all costs, including all warehousing, the expense of the ultimate sale, and the Company’s commission at it5s regular rates together with all related and incidental charges, including legal fees. Payment is a precondition to removal. Payment shall be by cash, check, or similar bank draft, or any other method approved by the Company. Checks will not be deemed to constitute payment until cleared. The Company will charge interest of one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) per month on any balance remaining after thirty (30) days after the day of the sale. Any exceptions must be made upon the Company’s written approval of credit prior to sale.
Unless the sale is advertised and announced as “without reserve”, each lot is offered subject to a reserve and the Company may implement such reserves by bidding through its representatives on behalf of the Consignors. In certain instances, the Consignor may pay less than the standard commission rate where the Company or its representative is a successful bidder on behalf of the Consignor. Where the consignor is indebted to the Company, the Company may have an interest in the offered lots and the proceeds therefrom other than the broker’s Commissions, and all sales are subject to such interest.
No “buy” bids shall be accepted at any time for any purpose.
Any pre-sale bids must be left in writing with the Company prior to commencement of offer of the first lot of any sale. The Company’s copy of any such bid shall conclusively be deemed to be the sole evidence of the same, and the Company shall not be held responsible for any failure to execute any pre-sale bid.
A buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price. The buyer’s premium is 22% of the successful bid price up to and including $75,000 and 14% on any amount in excess of $75,000.
Unless exempted by law, from the payment thereof, the purchaser will be required to pay any and all applicable state and/or local sales taxes. Deliveries to be made outside the state where a sale is conducted may therefore be subject to a corresponding or compensating tax in another state.
Payment, Purchase Removal, & Off-Site Storage
SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY FOR THEIR PURCHASE IN FIVE DAYS. At 14 days, non-paying bidder reports will be filed with Ebay. At 21 days, the sale will be cancelled and negative feedback left.
Please note that according to our terms and conditions all lots not removed from Freeman’s within five days of the auction will be transferred to Box Brothers’ storage facility. For the convenience of the successful bidder, all purchased lots will be transferred to the storage facility together.
Box Brothers’ warehouse is located at 310 Railroad Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Please contact Ron Barovik at 800-888-2701 for more information.
Freeman’s clients will be given two days of free storage at Box Brothers’ storage facility, in which to retrieve their property or make arrangements with Box Brothers to pack and ship their property. Storage fees will begin to accrue on the 3rd day of storage. Box Brothers will be available for delivery and shipping services, including local deliveries or clients may make their own arrangements. Please contact Ron Barovik or Tania Robuck at 310-629-7387.
Retrieval from the offsite storage warehouse is by appointment only. Clients must call 24 hours in advance. All lots will subject to a $20 lot removal fee (one fee per invoice) and a 1% insurance fee (based upon hammer price plus premium), payable to Box Brothers. Clients using Box Brothers for shipping will have the removal fee waived.
Box Brothers is available to ship internationally. They offer importing and exporting services. Clients can select either airfreight or ocean cargo delivery options, with door-to-port, door-to-airport and door-to-door service available. Clients can ship one item, co-load or container load at a discounted rate through Box Brothers. Please contact Tania Robuck for more information.
Payment of the hammer price, premium and any applicable sales taxes must be made directly to Samuel T. Freeman & Co. prior to the release of property. Any removal, storage or other fees due to Box Brothers should be made directly to Box Brothers.
Unless exempted by law from the payment thereof, the purchaser will be required to pay any and all applicable state and/or local sales taxes. Pennsylvania residents are subject to 7% sales tax unless proper tax exemption documents can be provided to the Company.
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