Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Amherst, NH, United States
DoneSun, Sep 30, 2012 2:00 PM GMT
RR Auction: Gangsters, Outlaws, and Lawmen
Headquartered in Amherst, NH, RR Auction is globally recognized as the trusted source for authentic autographed memorabilia and rare signed documents. Since its inception in 1976, the firm has published over 360 consecutive monthly autograph catalogs, which are distributed internationally. The firm recently auctioned the autographed photo of Albert Einstein with his tongue wagging for a record $74,340 and the check astronaut Neil Armstrong signed the day he left for the moon for $27,350.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012: 10:00am - 5:00pm EST SEPTEMBER 30, 2012: 8:00am - 10:00am EST The auction preview will be held at The Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH. Auction preview will also be available in our Amherst, NH offices by appointment only.
Terms & Conditions
General Statements All bidders who attend the sale must register and obtain a bidder card/number in order to participate in the auction. Absentee/telephone bidders must register by filling out and signing an absentee bid sheet and/or pre-registration form. Both forms are located online and in this catalog. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser and shall be considered to be the owner of record at the fall of the hammer. RR Auction charges a 20% premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold. Please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be added to purchases processed by credit card or PayPal. For more detailed information refer to the Payment section below. Bidding on any lot indicates your acceptance of all terms listed below. Bidder Registration Live Auction Prospective buyers who have not previously bid or consigned with RR Auction should bring government-issued photo identification (such as a driving license, national identity card, or passport). Buyers should register for a numbered bidding paddle at least 30 minutes before the start of the sale. New Bidder Registration Bidders without a bidder number must apply for one before they can participate in this auction. Fill out a New Bidder Application at our website, or request an application by mail or fax. Your bidder/paddle number can only be issued after all information has been verified. Bidding The auctioneer accepts bids from those present in the salesroom, from telephone bidders, live internet bidders, or by absentee written bids left with RR Auction in advance of the auction. RR Auction reserves the right to reject any bid in order to protect a consignor?s interest. An opening bid can be no less than half of the lot?s low estimate. Bidding Increments (for all forms of bidding) Current Bidding Price Correct Increment $20-100 $10 $100-500 $20 $500-1000 $50 $1,000-2,000 $100 $2,000-5,000 $250 $5,000-10,000 $500 $10,000+ $1,000 (or at auctioneer?s discretion) Absentee Bids RR Auction will attempt to execute an absentee bid at the lowest possible increment while taking into account a lot?s reserve. Absentee bids submitted on "no reserve" lots will, in the absence of a higher bid, be executed at approximately 50% of the low estimate. The auctioneer may execute absentee bids from the rostrum, clearly identifying these as absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are available in the catalog, at RR Auction, or online. RR Auction offers absentee bidding as a convenience to our clients, but will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids. Telephone Bids Telephone bids will be accepted for lots no later than 24 hours prior to the live sale. RR Auction will only allow scheduled telephone calls during the live sale on lots with a low estimate of $5,000 and above and must be arranged in advance. RR Auction offers telephone bidding as a convenience to our clients, but will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids. Pre-auction Viewing Pre-auction viewing is available by appointment at our offices, and at The Crowne Plaza in Nashua, NH, on September 29 (10:00 am?5:00 pm) and September 30 (8:00 am?10:00 am). RR Auction experts are available to give advice and condition statements at viewings. Estimates Estimates are based upon recent auction results for comparable property, condition, rarity, quality, and provenance. The buyer should not rely upon estimates at representation or prediction of actual selling prices. Estimates do not include the Buyer?s Premium, and are subject to revision. Reserves Certain lots are subject to a confidential reserve. The reserve is the minimum price a consignor will accept, and will not exceed the lot?s low estimate.The auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the the seller up to the amount of the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the seller. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place bids on behalf of the seller at or above the reserve. Condition Statements Each item in the catalog is described with a statement indicating its overall condition. The condition of the items we offer generally falls into the following range: good, very good, fine, very fine, and excellent. Treated as a scale of 1 to 5, good describes an item that has as many as several flaws, which are described in detail; excellent describes an item whose condition and appearance may be regarded as flawless and superior in every respect. Most of the items we offer are in fine condition, meaning that there are no serious flaws. While we make every effort to describe flaws that materially affect appearance and value, we generally do not specify minor or routine flaws, such as (but not limited to) pencil or secretarial notations, mailing folds to letters, normal aging to paper, or the effects of normal handling. We encourage prospective bidders to study each item closely and to contact us with specific inquiries regarding condition. Group Lots In descriptions of group lots of two or more items, every effort is made to mention any obvious flaws. Bidders should note that group lot condition is given as a general statement or as a range, and that specific flaws to single items within the group may be omitted in the interest of catalog space. Questions about group lots, as well as about specific items within a group, should be addressed before the close of the auction to Stacey Jordan (Stacey.Jordan@RRAuction.com). Successful Bids The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser and shall be considered to be the owner of record at the fall of the hammer. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer will have absolute discretion in settling such disputes. Successful bidders agree to abide by payment terms described in the Buyer?s Premium and Payment sections. Buyer?s Premium RR Auction charges a 20% premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold. Please note that a 2.5% convenience fee will be added to purchases processed by credit card or PayPal. For more detailed information refer to the Payment section below. Winners Notification All winners will be notified by phone, fax, or email by 5:00 pm on the day after the auction closes. Payment Credit cards and PayPal are only accepted up to $5,000 for non-live participants. Make checks or money orders payable to R&R Auction Company, LLC. Payment for non-credit card orders must be sent upon winning notification. Personal and business checks are also accepted, and orders paid via this method on winnings over $500 will ship 7 business days after receipt. Returned checks will be subject to a $25 fee. Orders paid by cash, bank check, or money order are shipped upon receipt of payment. PayPal payments can be sent to: FinanceDepartment@RRAuction.com Wire transfers should use the following: Account number: 003880291609 Company name: R & R Auction Company, LLC Routing/Transit (ABA) Number: 0260-0959-3 SWIFT Address: BOFAUS3N Shipping Charges and Oversized Items Orders are shipped Federal Express. We do not send orders to PO Boxes; a street address is required. Insurance is added to each invoice at the rate of 55 cents per $100 value (in the US). Postage and handling are added to each invoice; within the United States, rates are: Order Total Shipping Cost Up to $100 $10.00 $101-$500 $15.00 $501-$1,000 $20.00 $1,001-$3,000 $35.00 $3,000-$10,000 $45.00 Over $10,000 $100.00 Please note that additional shipping charges apply to items designated as oversized. Actual cost will depend upon size, weight, and shipping destination. We will advise on foreign postage charges. If you would like to know your approximate shipping costs, please contact Shipping@RRAuction.com before you bid. Returns Every item is cataloged with the intent of accuracy. Improperly described items must be returned within three days of receipt. Please call us before returning any items. A merchandise credit will be issued in the case of a subjective, unresolvable dispute over condition. All autographed material is guaranteed without time limit. Returns of non-autographed items must be made within thirty days of the closing date of this auction; returns after that date will not be accepted for any reason. Postponement RR Auction reserves the right to postpone this auction for a reasonable period of time as the result of any significant event (i.e. an Act of God, etc). In this unlikely event, bidders and consignors will be notified of the new closing date. Matted and Framed Items We do not remove items from mats or frames. The given dimensions of items housed in a frame and/or mat indicate the sight-size only. Photographs used with matted and framed items are not subject to description or condition statements, nor are they considered a reason for return. Condition references only the item and not its mat or frame, and our terms of return apply only to the primary item and not the matting and framing. Any item that is removed from its frame cannot be returned. Returns are only accepted only in the unlikely event of an authenticity problem, or if the description of the item is incorrect. Firearms The auctioneer complies with all federal and state rules and regulations relating to the purchase, registration, and shipping of firearms. The purchaser is required to provide appropriate documents and the payment of associated fees, if any, and is responsible for providing a shipping address that is suitable for the receipt of firearm. No modern firearms will be transferred the day of the live sale unless prior arrangements have been made. All modern firearms will be shipped to an FFL holder in the buyer?s home state. Bidders should be familiar with their state and local laws as RR Auction will not be responsible for any parties purchasing items which may not be possessed in, or shipped to, their state of residence. RR Auction does not warranty the safety of the firearms in this sale, therefore we recommend that, before you use any firearm, purchased here or anywhere else, you have it examined by a qualified gunsmith to determine whether or not it is safe to use. Agreement to Terms By placing a bid or otherwise participating in the auction, you are accepting all terms and conditions described above. You are agreeing to the alternative dispute of arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court, including the right to a jury trial. If any dispute arises regarding payment, authenticity, grading, description, provenance, or any other matter pertaining to the Auction, the Bidder or a participant in the Auction and/or R&R agree that the dispute shall go to binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. A.A.A. Arbitration shall be conducted under the provisions of the Federal Arbitration Act with locale in New Hampshire. Any claim made by a bidder has to presented within one (1) year or it is barred. The prevailing party may be awarded reasonable attorney?s fees and costs. An award granted in arbitration is enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.
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