Monday through Friday from 9AM until 4PM
Auction weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 3rd 4th and 5th) from 8AM until 8PM
Terms & Conditions
Our Guarantee: All items in our sale are guaranteed to be as described in our catalog and to be free of other problems or repairs not listed. Crazing is usually only mentioned if objectionable. Sizes are approximate but generally within 1/8 of an inch. (See Peck Book II for shape number references). We guarantee the authenticity of all lots in this auction. Please bear in mind that most of the objects in our sales are hand made and often have small imperfections as part of the creative process. We will mention all of these that we, as collectors, would find in the least objectionable ourselves. Any returns for refund for damage, repairs or authenticity must be made within 30 days after the end of the auction. Returns are not accepted for items not paid for within 15 days after the end of the auction.
Terms of Sale: The buyer is the person making the final and highest bid. In the event of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall determine who is the successful bidder, or the auctioneer may resell the lot in dispute, but in all instances the judgment of the auctioneer shall be final.
Sales Tax: A 6 1/2% Ohio Sales Tax applies to all retail purchases. Ohio Sales Tax exemption forms must be executed and filed with the auction clerk at the time of auction registration.
Note: We do not charge Ohio Sales Tax on items shipped out of state but purchasers of items shipped out of state are subject (where applicable) to report and pay use tax to the state into which the items are being shipped.
Withdrawal: The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot before or at the time of the sale.
Credit, Methods of Payment: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, certified check are acceptable methods of payment. Foreign payments can only be made with Visa, Mastercard or wire transfer in U.S. dollars. If you are known to us, your credit, and your credit only, can be established. Please check with the sale clerk. No company or personal references are accepted. We would appreciate credit arrangements being made in advance of the auction date. Persons not making prior credit arrangements can pay by personal check, but no merchandise can be removed until all checks have cleared. Any packing and shipping expenses will be borne by the purchaser. All items must be paid in full within 72 hours of the end of sale or the Auctioneer retains the right to resell the property, either at auction or by private sale. Purchaser will be liable for any deficiencies and all costs incurred, including collection and legal fees. The auctioneer may require any bidder to pay for his or her purchases at any time during the auction.
International Payment: Visa and Mastercard are acceptable. Otherwise buyers must pay in U.S. dollars by wire transfer to our bank in Cincinnati. Payment for the net amount of the purchase including shipping must be in American dollars and buyer is to pay all wire transfer fees. We do not accept out of country checks.
Bidding: Lots will be sold in the order in which they appear in the catalog. The normal bidding increments are as follows:
0-$200 Bids will increase in $10 increments
$200-$500 Bids will increase in $25 increments
$500-$1000 Bids will increase in $50 increments
$1000-$5000 Bids will increase in $100 increments
$5000-$10000 Bids will increase in $250 increments
$10000+ Bids will increase in $500 increments
The Auctioneer reserves the right to vary the bidding increments.
The final bid is the price at which the lot is knocked down to the buyer. This final bid, in all cases of internet bidding, is subject to a 20% Buyers Premium, the purchase price being the total of the two sums. Please deduct 3% from the Buyers Premium when paying with check, wire transfer or with cash if payment is made within 10 days of the end of the auction otherwise, no deduction can be taken.
If the purchase price is not paid in full, the auctioneer may either cancel the sale, and any partial payment already made shall be there upon forfeited as liquidated damages or the auctioneer may resell the lot, without notice to the buyer.
Internet bids: Internet bids are subject to a 20% buyer's premium as well as all credit requirements. Please deduct 3% from the Buyers Premium when paying with check or with cash if payment is made within 10 days of the end of the auction. The auctioneer, The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC and their employees are not responsible for internet bids that are not properly executed.
Floor bids, phone bids, internet bids and absentee bids are all independent operations in an auction and we cannot guarantee which will reach a certain point in the bidding first. We will treat all bids with the same respect. LiveAuctioneers will accept absentee bids for our auction which they will execute for you. Keep in mind that LiveAuctioneers is one of four entities bidding in our auction. The others include phone bidders, bidders in our audience and our own absentee bidders.
The bottom line in any auction is simple. The highest bidder is the winner. It does not matter when you leave your bid with LiveAuctioneers because when the bidding starts, there is no way to control where the bidding will start or where it will end. We wish to be fair to everyone but leaving absentee bids with LiveAuctioneers or with us does not guarantee you will be the high bidder when the bidding is over.
If you would like a demonstration of how this works, please let us know.
Buyer's Premium: The final bid (the hammer price) is subject to a buyer's premium of 20% when bidding on the internet. The purchase price is the total of these two sums. Please deduct 3% from the Buyers Premium when paying with check, wire transfer or with cash if payment is made within 10 days of the end of the auction. We do not accept international checks at any time, only wire transfers in American dollars. No deduction may be made after the 10 day period.
Reserves and Estimates: The estimated value of each lot is printed in the catalog, and merely reflects the price range into which a lot might fall. All lots have a reserve price below which they will not be sold. The reserve price is not published in the catalog, but in no case is it higher than the lower amount of the estimated price. Sellers reserve the right to have The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC act as their bidding agent and execute bids up to and including the reserve amount.
Removal: All lots are to be removed by their buyers not later than 9:00 p.m. day of sale. Lots are released to buyers upon presentation of proof of payment.
Packing and Shipping: There is a minimum charge of $20 plus insurance to pack and ship any single lot in the sale. We do our own packing and shipping and we use quality materials and have expert packers. We will pack any item and arrange shipping through U.P.S., Federal Express, United States Postal Service or other shippers, as long as the items are insured. International shipping is likewise available. Packing and shipping will be done on a time and materialsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â basis and all cost will be billed directly to the purchaser but there is a minimum cost of $20 plus insurance for any single item shipped. Because of the large number of items to be shipped after our sale, it may take 3 to 4 weeks for your items to reach you after payment has been received.
Advice to Bidders The Auctions at Rookwood, LLC staff is available to discuss all lots with potential buyers at all presale exhibitions, or by telephone (513-381-2510) Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Returns: No returns will be accepted on items that are not paid for within 15 days of the end of the auction.
Prices Realized Prices Realized figures will be available on our Website shortly after the sale. Copies will be mailed on request only.