Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
West Palm Beach, FL, United States
DoneSun, Dec 8, 2013 5:00 PM GMT
Antiques, Art and Objects
Fine estate selection of Antiques, Jewelry, Art, Porcelain, Ivory and Silver.
Auction & Auctioneer Information
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
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Terms & Conditions
Each lot in this catalogue is offered subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Sale. By registering to bid at the auction, or by placing a bid, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Sale. In these Terms and Conditions of Sale, 'we,' 'us,' 'our,' 'Palm Beach Vintage' or similar terms mean , Palm Beach Vintage and any of its agents, and 'you,' 'your,' 'buyer' or similar terms mean a person bidding on or buying property. 1. Examination of Property All property is sold 'as is,' with no representation or warranty of any kind from Palm Beach Vintage or the consignor. Because buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves as to condition or any other matter concerning the property, they are advised to personally examine any property on which they intend to bid prior to the auction. As a courtesy, condition reports for any lot are available from Palm Beach Vintage prior to the sale, but Palm Beach Vintage assumes no responsibility for errors and omissions contained in the catalogue or in any such report provided at the request of a buyer. Any statements made in this catalogue or in any condition report, whether orally or in writing, are intended as statements of opinion only, are not to be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute representations or warranties of any kind. 2. Bidding at Auction All prospective bidders are required to register with us in advance of the sale. By bidding at the auction, a buyer assumes personal responsibility to pay the purchase price bid, plus the buyer's premium and any additional charges that become due and payable in connection with the purchase of the property. Upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, the buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage to the property, in addition to any obligations, costs and expenses relating to the handling, shipping, insurance, taxes and export of the property. As a convenience to buyers who cannot be present on the day of the sale, we will use reasonable efforts to execute, on a competitive basis, written absentee bids left with us prior to the sale. We assume no responsibility for a failure to execute any such bid, or for errors or omissions made in connection with the execution of any such bid. If requested prior to the sale, we will use reasonable efforts to contact the buyer by telephone to enable the buyer to participate in the bidding by telephone on the day of the sale, but we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions made in connection with any such arrangement. As a convenience to buyers who cannot be present on the day of the sale, we will use reasonable efforts to execute, on a competitive basis, bids left with us via the Internet, whether by absentee or, if available, a live bidding program. We assume no responsibility for a failure to execute any such bid, or for errors or omissions made in connection with the execution of any such bid. Buyers pay an additional 3% in fees to bid through the internet. All lots may be offered subject to reserve, which is the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold. The auctioneer may open the bidding on any lot below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the seller. The auctioneer may continue to bid on behalf of the seller up to the amount of the reserve, either by placing consecutive bids or by placing bids in response to other bidders. The auctioneer has the right, in his absolute discretion, to determine the conduct of the sale, including, without limitation, to advance the bidding, to reject any bid offered, to withdraw any lot, to reoffer and resell any lot, and to resolve any dispute in connection with the sale. In any such case, the judgment of the auctioneer is final, and shall be binding upon all participants in the sale. The sale will be conducted in the following increments: under $1000 $50 increment $1,000'2,000 $100 increment $2,000'3,000 $200 increment $3,000'5,000 $250 increment $5,000'10,000 $500 increment $10,000+ $1000 increment or auctioneer's discretion 3. Payment for and Collection of Purchases In addition to the hammer price, the buyer of a lot agrees to pay us a buyer's premium, together with any applicable sales tax, late payment charges and storage fees. The buyer's premium on any lot is 20%. For internet bidding, an additional 3% is added to the buyer's premium rates stated above. All purchases will be subject to state sales tax unless the buyer has provided us with a valid certificate of exemption from such tax. Buyers are required to pay for purchases immediately following the auction unless other arrangements have been made in advance of the auction. All payments must be made in US Dollars, in any of the following acceptable forms of payment: ' Cash ' Check, with acceptable identification ' Visa, MasterCard American Express, with a 3% surcharge for any such payment. In the event that the buyer has not made satisfactory arrangements with us for the payment of all amounts owed within seven (7) business days after the auction date. The Terms and Conditions of Sale,shall in no way limit or restrict the exercise of any of our rights and remedies available at law or in equity with respect to payment of all other sums owed to us. We reserve the right to delay delivery of any property until clearance or collection of funds in connection with any payment and, in any event, title to the property shall not pass to the buyer until clearance or collection of funds has occurred. In any case, as security for full payment to us of all amounts due from the buyer, we retain, and the buyer grants to us, a security interest in the property purchased by the buyer at auction, and in any other property or money of the buyer in our possession or coming into our possession subsequently. We may apply any such money or treat any such property in any manner permitted under the Uniform Commercial Code and/or any other applicable law. All property not collected within thirty (30) days following the sale date will become subject to storage fees of not less than $5 per day, and property may be moved to alternate storage facilities at the buyer's risk and expense. A late payment fee equal to 1.5% per month may be assessed on any amounts remaining unpaid thirty (30) days following the date of the sale. We may, as a courtesy to the buyer, provide or arrange packing, shipping or similar logistical services, or refer the buyer to third parties who specialize in these services. Any such services provided or arranged by us are at the buyer's sole risk and expense, and we assume no responsibility for any act or omission of any party in connection with any such service or reference. If a buyer fails to make timely payment, we shall be entitled, in our discretion, to exercise any remedies legally available to us, including, but not limited to, the following: ' cancellation of the sale of the property to the non-paying buyer, including the sale of any other property to the same buyer; ' reselling the property, at public or private sale, with or without reserve; ' retention of any amounts already paid by the buyer as liquidated damages; ' rejection of any bids by the buyer at future auctions; ' setting-off any amounts owed by us to the buyer in satisfaction of unpaid amounts ' taking any other action we deem necessary or appropriate under the circumstances. 3. Recission of Sale If we become aware of an adverse claim of a third party relating to property purchased by the buyer, we may, in our discretion, rescind the sale. Upon notice of our election to rescind a sale, the buyer will promptly return the property to us, at which time we will refund to the buyer the hammer price and buyer's premium paid to us by the buyer in respect of the property. This refund will represent the buyer's sole remedy against us and/or the consignor in case of a recission of sale under this paragraph 3. 4. Private Sales These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall govern, to the extent applicable, any private sale of property by us not made through auction. 5. Copyright Notice All images and text contained in this catalogue or in any other publication by us, in whatever form, shall remain the property of their respective owners, and the buyer shall have no right of ownership, use or reproduction of any such material by virtue of any purchase of property or otherwise. 6. Severability If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Sale is held by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be disregarded and the remaining Terms and Conditions of Sale enforced in accordance with the original document and in accordance with applicable law. 7. Governing law These Terms and Conditions of Sale shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the law of the State of Florida and, by registering for and bidding in the auction (whether personally, by telephone or by agent), the buyer agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state of Florida courts regarding this auction.
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