Preview will be at 1128 Greenhill Rd, West Chester, PA 19380 on Tuesday, September 3rd, 11:00 - 5:00, and Wednesday, September 4th, the day of the sale, 9:00- 12:30 (prior to the sale).
Terms & Conditions
PAYMENT: Full payment, including the 21% buyer's premium must be received before September 17th. Payment can be credit card, personal check, Bank Checks (including wire transfer), or Cash. Most pay with a credit card, and we do not charge extra for using one. Credit card information must include: 1) Cardholder's name; 2) Credit Card account number; 3) Expiration date; 4) Security code on the back of card; and 5) Complete billing address. This can be e-mailed to email@example.com, telephoned to 610-722-9004 or sent by letter to Gordon Converse & Co., 758 Mancill Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 at the conclusion of the sale. Any bidder who plans on spending high amounts of money should make arrangements at least five (5) days in advance of the sale. A deposit may be required. We reserve the right to clear checks before property is removed from the salesroom.
CONDITION REPORTS AND DESCRIPTIONS: Written and oral descriptions are only our opinion. They are not guarantees of authenticity, age, condition, or materials. While we make an honorable effort to correctly catalog lots and to point out significant defects, we are not responsible or liable for the correctness or completeness of the catalog descriptions, and we usually do not scientifically test woods, precious metals or ceramics for age, species etc. It is always in the best interest of prospective bidders to examine items of interest before the sale. If you doubt the authenticity of something we recommend you not bid, as failure to pay for winning lots will expose you to legal action. This auction is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. You are also welcome to call us at 610-722-9004 to for a condition report or to answer your concerns. By placing a bid, you enter a legal contract guaranteeing your full payment.
SHIPPING AND DELIVERIES: CONVERSE can pack and ship many of the items in this sale, and where possible have the estiated costs posted in the catalogue. If you choose to have us pack and ship please note: WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT INSURE ITEMS SHIPPED FROM CONVERSE & CO., so if you require insurance, use a 3rd party shipper. If we cannot pack and ship, we refer you to the recommended stores listed. In some situations, we can arrange to deliver items. With all 3rd party shipping, the transaction is between you and your chosen shipper. Regardless of how your items are shipped, we need notification of your plans (preferably in writing) when paying for your lots. If you use a third party shipper, you authorize us to give them your contact information and they will be in touch with you directly after your payment is made. If you fail to make shipping arrangements, we will move your items to storage and a storage fee might be incurred, and if unpaid after 30 days we reserve the right to resell your item to recover storage fees. After 60 days your items will be considered abandoned and become the property of CONVERSE & CO. All items being picked up by you or your 3rd party shipper must be removed before September 20, 2013.
RECOMMENDED 3RD PARTY SHIPPERS: For third party shippers we recommend using Dennis McCarthy at the UPS Store in Wayne, (firstname.lastname@example.org), Duane Freed at The Packing Store in Lansdale (email@example.com) or Bill Koppe and Mail N More (firstname.lastname@example.org). Both will give you a quote if they have the necessary details about what you want shipped and to where. They reportedly respond best to e-mail requests rather than phone calls. After your approval and payment, they will pick up your items, pack, and send them to you. Please keep in mind that the transaction between you and our recommended shippers is between the two of you- we at CONVERSE do not track your 3rd party transaction and cannot be responsible for information about your shipment after you have hired a third party shipper.
If you would like a shipping quote before the sale, e-mail the recommended stores giving the lot number(s) and your address.
ITEM PICKUP: Items will be available for pickup on September 5 and at Greenhill Business Park, 1128 Greenhill Rd., West Chester, PA, 19380 between 10:30 and 4:00. (610-722-9004). For other pickups, we need at least 24 hours notice.
Again, all sales in our auctions are final, and by bidding in our auctions you are legally bound to pay the full hammer price plus the buyer's premium within the time limits prescribed.
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BIDDING!!