Marklin convertible traction engine, with a copper boiler, on a cast iron base, 10'' h., 6'' w.
Shipping information is not included in the purchase price of your item(s). If you are the successful bidder, you can collect your property in person, or have Pook & Pook assist you with shipping arrangements by putting you in contact with local professionals who assist our customers with their packaging and shipping needs. Please contact Shannon North at (610) 269-4040 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding shipping or pick-up.
For shipment of small items (art, accessories, and small furniture) the following companies have offered their services:
The UPS Store in Downingtown, PA email@example.com
(610) 518-5010, fax: (610) 518-5476
The Packaging Store in Lansdale, PA firstname.lastname@example.org
(215) 361-6940, fax: (215) 361-6941
For shipment of large items (furniture, sculpture, etc.) the following companies have offered their services:
Craters and Freighters in Perkiomenville, PA
Area: entire US and abroad
(215) 234-8090 or (866) 397-0488
How the shipping process works:
You contact one or more of the shippers listed above (or a shipper of your own choosing) to obtain a shipping estimate. Be sure to provide the shipper with the following information: Your Name, Lot number(s) purchased, Invoice Total, and the Zip Code to which the items are being shipped. Please note that most shippers cannot generate a shipping quote until after an item is purchased.
You must contact Pook & Pook, Inc. and let us know which shipper you would like to use (email email@example.com or call (610) 269-4040).
Items are then picked up at Pook & Pook, Inc.'s auction house by the shipper. If you are utilizing a shipper for smaller items, we have pick-up times scheduled at least once a week following each auction, but if necessary, special pick-up times can be arranged if you require your items immediately (please note that there may be additional charges for special pick-up times). For larger items, please have the shipper call us to arrange a pick-up time. Shippers can pick up items at our gallery between 9AM and 4:30PM Monday through Friday.
All items must be picked up, or shipping arrangements made, within two weeks of the day of sale. NOTE: Items left here more than two weeks will incur storage fees at a rate of $5.00 per lot per day (this rate applies to all items regardless of size or value).
Once the shipper has your items, please allow 3-5 business days for them to process and package your purchase. If payment for shipping has not yet been made, the shipper will contact you to arrange payment and then ship your items. Please note that full payment for your items must be received by Pook & Pook, Inc. before we will turn your item(s) over to the shipper. Remember that if you pay with a check or international money order/cashier's check, your items will be given a release date of 10 days after your payment is deposited. This date is supplied to the shipper and they cannot ship your item(s) until after that date unless you provide Pook & Pook, Inc. with a copy of your bank statement showing that the check has cleared your account (we cannot check this from our bank). If you have any questions about paying for your items, please contact Cindy Hauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful bidders will be billed as soon as results can be verified and total invoices calculated (usually with in 5-7 business days of sale). Payment is due upon receipt of billing and within 30 days of sale date AT LATEST. See also the terms and conditions of sale.
Accepted payment methods
CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. Auction – This is a public sale conducted by Pook and Pook, Inc. (hereinafter “Pook”) and Noel Barrett
Auctions (hereinafter “Barrett”), licensed and bonded auctioneers. Pook and/or Barrett are the agent(s) of the
items being sold at auction. By bidding on any item at auction the purchaser agrees to be bound by these
Conditions of Sale or any other conditions announced and/or published.
2. As Is – All items (hereinafter referred to as item(s), lot(s), article(s), antique(s), property, etc.) for sale are
sold “AS IS” and Pook and/or Barrett, their agents, employees, and/or consignors do not make any guarantees,
warranties, or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the items or the correctness of the catalogue or
other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance,
exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise, except where applicable under the Terms
of Guarantee (applies ONLY to published catalog auctions, NOT Online Only Auctions). No statement anywhere,
whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty, or representation.
3. Condition – All prospective bidders should inspect the property they wish to purchase prior to bidding. If a
bidder is unable to view an item in person, they are responsible for obtaining a condition report and/or additional
photographs prior to bidding to determine an article’s condition, size, and degree of restoration. We endeavor to be
fair and forthright with our descriptions and condition reports; however, bidders must acknowledge that antique
items often show normal signs of use and wear, which might not be specified in a condition report. If you are a
very particular client with expectations of perfection for the items you purchase, it is advisable that you inspect
items in person or that you do not submit absentee bids as your definition of condition may be more exacting that
an appraiser could have time to verify. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in good
condition. Pook and/or Barrett reserve the right to reject any request for condition report/additional photograph
in which, in our opinion, the value of the object is not commensurate with the time necessary to complete the
request. Please also note that the warranties given by Pook and/or Barrett (applies to published/printed catalog
auctions only), do not extend to the condition reports. Lots, especially those containing semi-precious and precious
stones, cannot be returned once they have been removed from the gallery. Weights and measurements are
approximate. Pook and/or Barrett do not guarantee clocks, watches, mechanical banks and toys, scientific
instruments, electric lamps, and other mechanical or electric items to be complete or in working condition. Display
materials shown in photographs are not included with the lot unless stated in the description. Box lots (i.e. books)
are only guaranteed to have those items listed in the description and no condition reports or additional photographs
will be provided.
4. Reserve – Some lots offered may be subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed
upon by the consignor and Pook and/or Barrett below which the lot will not be sold. A representative of Pook
and/or Barrett will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. Reserves are set at or below the estimated
range. Under no circumstances will reserve amounts be disclosed to prospective bidders.
5. Auctioneer’s discretion – The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid which, in his/her opinion, is not
commensurate with the value of the article being offered. At their discretion, the auctioneer may also reject any bid
that he/she may determine as having a detrimental effect on the item in question or the sale as a whole.
Unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer all bids are per lot as numbered in the catalogue.
We reserve the right to withdraw any property before sale.
The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between
bidders, or in the event of doubt as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to
determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, our
sale record is conclusive.
6. Registration – All bidders must provide identification and a major credit card in order to receive a bidder
paddle and/or execute absentee or telephone bids. In order to protect our/our consignors’ interests, we may ask
bidders to provide a deposit and/or provide additional financial references. We reserve the right to reject any
registration for unqualified buyers.
7. Bidding – A bid may be placed one of several ways:
a. In House Live Bids – In-house, live bidding is only available for select sales after registration and
receipt of a paddle. The auctioneer will announce the lot number and a starting bid amount. Raise your paddle to
indicate your intent to bid. You must be recognized/acknowledged by the auctioneer. After the fall of the
hammer, the auctioneer will announce the hammer price and paddle and/or buyer number.
b. Telephone Bids – Telephone bidding is only available for select sales. Any request for telephone
bidding must be received by us in writing by bid form, online bid form, by fax, mail, and/or email at least 12 hours
in advance of the start of the auction. We do not accept verbal requests for bids. Requests for telephone bids are
executed by a designated Pook and/or Barrett employee with information provided to us by the bidder. Please
check all information submitted for accuracy. The bidder should receive an acknowledgement that bids have been
received and if no such acknowledgement is given, it is the bidder’s responsibility to confirm its receipt. Pook
and/or Barrett execute bids based on lot number provided by the bidder, not the description, so please make sure
that the lot number is correct when submitting bids.
When the telephone bidder’s lot is up for sale, a designated Pook and/or Barrett employee will call the primary
telephone number provided by the bidder. If time allows, our designee will call the secondary number provided by
the bidder. Our designee will make every effort to execute bidder’s instructions. It is recommended that bidders
leave a back-up amount in the event that the telephone bidder is unreachable. Bidder agrees to a minimum opening
bid of $500 per lot for telephone bidding, regardless of the value of the lot.
If it is necessary to change or cancel your telephone bid, your request must be received 12 hours in advance of the
start of the auction and subsequently acknowledged. Submit changes or cancellations to email@example.com.
Telephone bids are accepted and/or executed at the discretion of Pook and/or Barrett and at the risk of the bidder.
Telephone bidding is a convenience for bidders not present at auction and we are not responsible for any errors or
omissions in connection therewith.
c. Absentee Bids – Absentee bidding is only available for select sales (see Internet Bids for online
absentee bidding). Any request for absentee bidding must be received by us in writing by bid form, online bid form,
by fax, mail, and/or email at least 12 hours in advance of the start of the auction. We do not accept verbal requests
for bids. Requests for absentee bids are executed by a designated Pook and/or Barrett employee with information
provided to us by the bidder. Please check all information submitted for accuracy. The bidder should receive an
acknowledgement that bids have been received and if no such acknowledgement is given, it is the bidder’s
responsibility to confirm its receipt. Pook and/or Barrett execute bids based on lot number provided by the bidder,
not the description, so please make sure that the lot number is correct when submitting bids.
When a lot is up for sale, the auctioneer will bid competitively up to the absentee bidder’s maximum bid amount.
If it is necessary to change or cancel your absentee bid, your request must be received 12 hours in advance of the
start of the auction and subsequently acknowledged. Submit changes or cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Absentee bids are accepted and/or executed at the discretion of Pook and/or Barrett and at the risk of the bidder.
Absentee bidding is a convenience for bidders not present at auction and we are not responsible for any errors or
omissions in connection therewith.
d. Internet Bidding – Internet bidding, both live and absentee, is available for all sales. Third party
online bidding platforms LiveAuctioneers, www.liveauctioneers.com, require a
separate registration. In order to expedite the Bidsquare and/or LiveAuctioneers registration process, it is
recommended that you register at least one day before the start of the auction. Information is transmitted to us
from LiveAuctioneers and bid amounts are anonymous and we do not have previous knowledge
of bids left by registered LiveAuctioneers users. At the time of the sale, bids are executed by a
designated Pook and/or Barrett employee transmitted to us by LiveAuctioneers. We are not
responsible for any errors, omissions, ability or inability, in connection with bidder’s use of LiveAuctioneers as we are not able to control the transmission speed.
8. Bidding increments
Bid Amount Increment
up to $500 by $25
$500 to $1,000 by $50
$1,000 to $2,000 by $100
$2,000 to $5,000 by $200
$5,000 to $10,000 by $500
$10,000 to $20,000 by $1,000
$20,000 and up auctioneer’s discretion
ONLINE ONLY SALES
Bid Amount Increment
up to $500 by $10
$500 to $1,000 by $20
$1,000 to $5,000 by $50
$5,000 to $10,000 by $100
$10,000 and up auctioneer’s discretion
9. Title – Title of each lot passes when the hammer falls and/or the auctioneer says “SOLD”. Thereafter, any
loss by fire, theft, breakage, or any other cause is the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Merchandise must be
packed and transported by the purchaser at his own risk and expense. Employees or agents of Pook and/or Barrett
shall not pack or transport the merchandise. If the buyer requests assistance from an employee or agent of Pook
and/or Barrett with packaging or transport it is fully at the risk, responsibility, and expense of the purchaser, and
Pook and/or Barrett shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be caused by such employee or agent. We
are not responsible for any damage to property left on the premises, or removed and stored in a storage facility.
Pook and/or Barrett is not responsible for the acts or omissions of third parties whom the buyer retains for
shipping, or any damage that occurs after items are removed from Pook’s auction house.
10. Buyer’s Premium – A buyer’s premium will be added to the successful bid price and is payable by the
purchaser as part of the total purchase price. A buyer’s premium for each individual lot is 22% (25% on Bidsquare
and/or Live Auctioneers or other third party online bid platform) of the successful bid price up to and including
$1,000,000, and 13% on any amount in excess of $1,000,000. This amount will be added to the successful bid price
of each lot and is payable by the purchaser together with the applicable sales or use tax which is applied to the total
cost of your purchase. Online purchasers pay an additional 3% buyer’s premium for the use of the online bidding
11. Sales Tax – Buyers will be required to pay Pennsylvania Sales Tax of 6% at the time of payment unless: A)
Items are shipped out of Pennsylvania by an ICC licensed shipping company; and/or, B) The buyer provides Pook
with a valid Sales Tax License Number and completes and signs Pennsylvania Exemption Certificate (REV-1220).
The form is available at our office or found here:
12. Payment – Payment can be made with cash, money order, cashier’s check, bank wire, or personal/business
check made payable to Pook & Pook, Inc. For new clients, purchases paid for with personal/business check or
international bank check/money order are not released until payment has cleared, 10 days post-deposit. We accept
most major credit cards; however, there is a 3% surcharge to use your credit card for payment. Pook and/or Barrett
do not accept debit cards, PayPal, BidPay and/or Western Union wires at this time. A fee of up to $50.00 will be
charged for returned checks.
Items purchased for a third party must be paid for by the purchaser of record, regardless of whether the purchaser
of record has received funds from the third party.
Payment is due no later than 10 days post sale. If payment is not received within 15 days of the day of sale, the
credit card of record will be charged the invoice total plus a 3% surcharge. If no credit card is available or if
payment has not been received within 28 days, Pook and/or Barrett will pursue alternate collection avenues starting
30 days from the day of sale in order to collect the balance due plus any storage, administrative, attorney, and/or
court fees. Contact: email@example.com with any questions.
13. Non-Payment – Pook and/or Barrett pay their consignors 30 days after the day of sale. If a buyer fails to
make payment within 30 days of the day of sale, Pook and/or Barrett shall be entitled to do any or all of the
a. After 15 Days - Charge the credit card number provided to Pook and/or Barrett by the buyer for
the total due plus any applicable fees (storage, interest, etc.) plus a 3% surcharge. If a deposit was submitted prior to
bidding, this amount will not be refunded, but be kept and applied towards any owed amounts.
b. After 30 Days – File a Civil Complaint against the buyer to recover any balance due plus court fees,
interest, storage fees, administrative costs, attorney fees, and any other applicable financial hardship caused to Pook
and/or Barrett, and/or the consignor, or pursue other collection avenues to recover any and all losses.
c. Charge interest at a rate of 1% per month throughout the entire time frame of non-payment.
d. After 45 Days – Re-offer the items for sale, either publicly or privately, and collect any remaining
balance owed after such sale from the original buyer, including, but not limited to: total balance remaining, lost
buyer’s premium, lost consignor’s fee, court costs, interest, storage fees, attorney fees, administrative costs including
those related to re-selling the item(s), and any other related fees.
e. Reject further bidding or consignments by the buyer at any and all future auctions (Unpaid Item
Disputes will be filed for all non-paying Bidsquare and/or Live Auctioneers bidders).
14. Shipping/Pick-Up – Pook and/or Barrett do not provide in-house shipping, but will assist bidders in
coordinating shipping with an outside shipping company. We reserve the right to hold merchandise purchased until
payment has cleared the bank (10 days for personal checks, business checks, and overseas money orders/cashier’s
checks), if we deem such action necessary to protect our interest. Items paid for via bank wire transfer, cashier’s
check, or money order will be released immediately.
All items must be picked up, or shipping arrangements made, within two weeks of the day of sale. All bidders must
notify Pook by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone, (610) 269-4040, or fax (610) 269-9274 regarding
their chosen shipper. The purchaser must pay the shipper in advance for all packaging expenses, including labor,
materials, postage, and, if applicable, insurance fees. If the property purchased is subject to laws governing export
from U.S. or laws restricting imports into foreign countries, the granting of licensing for export and/or import of
such goods is the responsibility of the buyer.
Pick-up times are Monday through Friday between 9AM and 4:30PM. A Pook and/or Barrett employee will bring
purchases to successful buyers, and/or their shippers, but buyers, and/or their shippers, must pack/wrap and load
15. Storage Fees – Any items left at the gallery for more than two weeks following the sale will incur storage
fees at a rate of $5.00 per lot, per day (this rate applies to all items regardless of size or value). Storage fees will begin
on the 15th day regardless of payment status. Items still remaining at our gallery 45 days after the auction date will
be considered abandoned and may be consigned to a future auction without additional notice to the purchaser.
16. No Chargeback Policy – Purchasers agree that disputes of any nature may not be resolved by a credit card
chargeback and further agree to refrain from filing any chargeback claim against Pook & Pook, Inc., Barrett, and/or
their credit card merchant(s). By purchasing at Pook & Pook, Inc., the purchaser waives the right to initiate a
chargeback and furthermore agrees to pay a minimum of $500 plus administrative fees, costs, attorney fees, and/or
any other charges associated with responding to said chargeback due to the administrative burden of responding to
17. Firearms – Purchasers of firearms must strictly comply with all state and federal regulations governing their
purchase, registration, and transportation. Firearms requiring registration are designated in our catalogue as R
(requires registration/FFL) or C&R (Curio & Relic). Bidders of firearms requiring registration (R or C&R) will be
required to provide their Federal Firearms License or be a licensed Collector of Curio & Relics. If a purchaser does
not possess a federal license, he/she must comply with additional registration as required by their resident state.
The purchaser is solely responsible for fees associated with the additional registration requirements charged by Pook
or purchaser’s transfer agent. If the purchaser is not in possession of a federal license and is not a resident of
Pennsylvania, he/she must make arrangements with a transfer agent in their resident state. If you are restricted
from purchasing a firearm, please do not attempt to bid on any firearm.
18. Copyright – All information, text, articles, data, images, or other materials provided by Pook and/or Barrett
either on our website, printed catalogue, and/or third-party website are copyrighted and sole property of Pook
and/or Barrett You may not edit, modify and/or make use of such copyrighted materials without the express, prior
written consent of Pook and/or Barrett You may only use, download, and/or copy any materials for informational
19. Limited Liability - Pook and/or Barrett shall not be liable for any amount in excess of that paid by the
purchaser. See Terms of Guarantee for further details.
20. Jurisdiction - Purchasers are governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the auction is held. By
bidding at Pook and/or Barrett, purchasers consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Commonwealth
TERMS OF GUARANTEE
Pook and Pook, Inc. (hereinafter “Pook”) and Noel Barrett Auctions (hereinafter “Barrett”) auctions carry a limited
guarantee. This guarantee is designed to protect the buyer against major discrepancies. (i.e. major restorations or
repairs not described, fakes, forgeries, replicas, reproductions, or major fabrications) that would have a major effect
upon the value of the item purchased. The limited guarantee only applies to catalogue printed sales.
Pook and/or Barrett warrant the Authorship of items in Bold Face Type for a period of 15 days from the date of
the sale of such lot and only to the original purchaser of record at the auction. If it is determined to Pook and/or
Barrett’s satisfaction that the Bold Face Type is incorrect, the sale will be rescinded, provided the entire lot is
returned to Pook and/or Barrett in the same condition in which it was at the time of the sale. It is also Pook and/or
Barrett’s general policy to have the purchaser obtain, at the purchaser’s expense, the opinion of one (or two in some
cases) recognized experts in the field, mutually acceptable to Pook and/or Barrett and the purchaser, before Pook
and/or Barrett determines whether to rescind the sale.
“Authorship” is defined as the creator, period, culture, source of origin, as the case may be, as set forth in the Bold
Face Type of a lot in a printed catalogue, with exception of amendments by any oral or written salesroom notices
or announcements. All other warranties of authenticity of authorship, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed and
purchaser shall take each lot “as is” and with all faults and errors of description.
Bold Face Type in the catalogue which identify an item specifically as the work of the named artist or author shall
mean that the work is by the named artist or author (i.e. if the name of the artist is printed in Bold Face Type
without a question mark and without any qualifying phrase such as “attributed to” or “circle of”. Bold Face Type
in the catalogue attributing the work to a named artist or author shall mean that the work is of a period or school of
the artist or author, but is not, with certainty, by the named artist or author. This may also be indicated with a
question mark following the name of author.
The purchaser’s sole remedy in the event of disputed authenticity of authorship of any lot shall be rescission of the
sale and restitution of the original purchase price and premium paid by such purchaser. Pook and/or Barrett hereby
disclaim all liability for any damages, incidental, consequential or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with any
sale to purchaser. Pook and/or Barrett will not refund any shipping and/or handling fees paid to a third party by
Bidders are expected to examine material prior to purchase and at the time of pickup. If a bidder is unable to
examine an item in person, they are responsible for obtaining a Condition Report and an Auction Addendum prior
to bidding. If you are a successful purchaser, prompt payment and shipping arrangements are expected, followed by
immediate examination of all material purchased. The purchaser must notify Pook and/or Barrett of any major
discrepancies to the description listed in Bold Face Type (unless previously corrected in the Condition Report
and/or Addendum). Pook and/or Barrett pay their consignors 30 days after the day of sale. Once consignors have
been paid, Pook and/or Barrett will not honor any requests for refunds. If a buyer suspects a major discrepancy,
and will need longer than 30 days post sale to obtain documentation of such a discrepancy, they must notify Pook
and/or Barrett in writing prior to that deadline so that payment can be withheld from the consignor until such time
as the discrepancy is resolved or the sale is rescinded.
Please note that this limited guarantee does not extend to any condition report, oral or written, provided to the
buyer by Pook and/or Barrett Condition reports are provided as a courtesy and are not a replacement for physical
observation/examination of the item(s) bidders wish to purchase, and as such, bidders must assume the
responsibility for any errors or omissions contained therein.
All dimensions given in the catalogue are approximate and are not guaranteed. All weights, grades, and sizes listed
Definitions of statements:
a. “Attributed to” - work is of the period of the named artist and may be the work of that artist, but is not
b. “Circle of” - work of the period closely associated with the artist or from his studio.
c. “School of” - work by a pupil or follower of the artist, in his style.
d. “After” - in our opinion, a copy of the work of the artist.
e. “Signed” - has a signature which in our qualified opinion is the signature of the artist.
f. “Bears signature” - has signature which in our qualified opinion, might be the signature of the artist.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Guarantee, Pook and/or Barrett disclaim all warranties of
authenticity of authorship for all lots consisting of works of fine art by or attributed to artists, authors, or persons
living before 1870 and, when no artist, author or person is so identified, works attributed to a period which includes
any date prior to 1870 and all warranties relating to the identification of the periods or dates of execution of
property which may be proven inaccurate.
Clocks and Mechanical items – Items with mechanical parts such as clocks, mechanical banks, music boxes, etc. are
not guaranteed to be in working condition.
Display materials – Display materials such as shelves, holders, and platform bases which may be shown in
photographs are not included with any lot unless specifically stated in the written description.
Lot Sampling – Lots depicted with the words “lot sampling” also in the photograph are only guaranteed to have
those items listed in the written description.
Firearms – Purchasers of firearms must strictly comply with all state and federal regulations governing their
purchase, registration, and transportation. See Conditions of Sale for further information. We do not guarantee the
working condition of any firearm. Pook and/or Barrett will not be liable for accident or injury resulting in purchase
of firearm. Purchasers should have all firearms they purchase examined by a certified gunsmith prior to use.
Jewelry - All jewelry weights and measurements are approximate. Items with semi-precious and precious stones are
not returnable once they have been removed from our auction gallery.
Electrified items – We do not guarantee the working condition of any electrified items such as lamps. Pook and/or
Barrett will not be liable for accident or injury resulting in the use of any electrified item. Purchasers should have all
electrified items they purchase examined by a certified electrician prior to use.
Oriental Rugs - Pook and/or Barrett does not guarantee the names or patterns of Oriental rugs. Sizes provided are
Wine and Spirits – Purchasers of alcoholic beverages must be at least 21 years of age. Wine and spirits sold at
auction may be subject to laws governing export from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania/US and import to other
states/foreign countries. It is the Purchaser’s responsibility to obtain any necessary import/export license and
should secure the license prior to purchase. Sales will not be rescinded for inability to obtain a license or delay of
Purchasers are governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the auction is held. By bidding at Pook and/or
Barrett purchasers consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these Terms and all other terms announced/published at the time
Marklin convertible traction engine, with a copper