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DoneSat, Apr 19, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
FBI Seized Verdults on paper, Rare Must Sell!
A rare selection of William Verdult original works on paper have been released for immediate sale. These works were seized by the FBI from Urlich Engler, " Germany's Bernie Madoff"and are for sale at very low starting bids. Each art piece will include provenance, appraisal and FBI evidence copy. Each piece is sold "as-is". Similar works on paper have sold in the past for over $26,000-$38,500. These were part of a collection of never seen works from the artist personal studio that Engler purchased directly front Mr. Verdult.
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We recommend that everyone personally inspect any property before bidding on or agreeing to purchase it. Although reasonable efforts have been made to describe the property, it is the buyer's responsibility to inspect the property prior to the auction or sale (see paragraph J). Unless specifically requested none of the property has been inspected by Celebrity Estate Liquidators (CEL) for a condition report, no assumption of condition is made or suggested by a description or the lack of description in the catalogue, addendum, online listing or verbal announcement. B. A buyer's premium will be added to the successful bid or sale price and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price. The buyer's premium is 15% of the successful bid or sale price. C. 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Insurance is available upon request for most shipments; LA Auctioneers will not insure or make insurance claims for glass, damage from glass, or for non-recommended frames or from damage from thereof. M. Under no circumstances and in no event will our liability to a purchaser exceed the purchase price actually paid. N. NO TRANSFERS: No lots shall be sold, transferred, or assigned to anyone other than the winning bidder prior to the removal of the lot from the Gallery and only the winning bidder shall remove the lot. O. RISK OF LOSS: In the event delivery cannot be made because of loss due to fire, theft, or any other reason, the Gallery shall only be liable for the return of any deposits or payments made by the purchaser. P. 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RIGHT OF RECISSION: Notwithstanding the preceding conditions, if within 21 days of the date of sale of any lot, the original purchaser (a) gives notice in writing to us alleging that the identification of Authorship (as defined below) of such lot is not substantially correct based on a fair reading of the catalogue (including the terms of glossary contained therein), and (b) with 10 days after such notice returns the lots to us in the same condition as at the time of sale and (c) establishes the allegation in the notice to our satisfaction then the sale of such lot will be rescinded and the original purchase price refunded. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as an admission by us of any representation of fact, express or implied, obligation or responsibility with respect to any lot. The purchaser's sole remedy in the physical condition and size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibition and literature of historical relevance. Although our best judgment is used in attributing paintings, drawings and sculpture created prior to 1930 through the appropriate use of the glossary terms, and due care is taken to ensure the correctness of the supplemental material, the right of rescission does not extend to any possible errors or omissions therein. R. PAYMENT: Cash, cashier's check, wire transfer, personal check (items may be held until the check clears), MasterCard, Discover & VISA and American Express accepted, but not for vehicles. If any legal action is commenced to enforce these Conditions of Sale, the prevailing party shall be entitled to re cover its reasonable attorney's fees and costs. Time is of the essence. S. ARBITRATION AND DISPUTRES: ALL COSTS OF COLLECTION, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES IN CONNECTION WITH LITIGATION AND/OR ARBITRATION AND BANK CHARGES RESULTING FROM DISHONORED CHECKS SHALL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE PURCHASES. ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER OR RELATED TO THE CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION OR SALE OF MERCHANDISE THEREAT, OR IS THE RESULT OF ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THE MERCHANDISE OFFERED AND/OR PURCHASE THEREAT, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY ARBITRATION BEFORE THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, PURSUAT TO THE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES THEN IN EFFECT, SUCH ARBITRATION TO BE CONDUCTRED IN THE COUNTY OF CLARK, STATE OF NEVADA, AND NOT BY A LAWSUIT OR RESORT TO COURT PROCESS EXCEPT AS CALIFORNIA LAW PROVIDES FOR JUCICIAL REVIEW OF ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. ALL BIDDERS AGREE TO SUCH ARBITRATION, AND GIVE UP THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE DECIDED IN A COURT OF LAW FEBORE A JURY. NOTICE: BY SIGNING THIS CONTRACT AND OR BIDDING AT THE AUCTION VIA ONLINE OR IN PERSON YOU ARE AGREEING TO HAVE ALL ISSUES DECIDED BY MUTUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY OR COURT TRIAL. The sole jurisdiction and venue for asserting any claims against the Auction Company, including any employees, agents or representatives shall be the County of Clark, State of Nevada. Neither the auctioneer nor any other person acting at the auction have the right of power to override any of the written condition set forth in this terms and conditions of sale, this instrument shall prevail and control in the event of any oral announcement to the contrary.
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