We ship both domestically and internationally at the request of our customers. While you are more than welcome to arrange for your own shipping, in many instances we can ship for you. Generally we ship in order of payment, so the sooner the invoice is paid, the sooner the material is shipped. Only qualifying lots are eligible for in-house shipping, and generally consist of flat art (paintings, prints, photographs, etc.) and generally do not include sculpture, antiques (especially furniture), and other three dimensional objects. Please inquire prior to the auction date as to which lots are qualifying. If you wish to arrange your own shipping, we would be happy to provide names of local shippers. Due to the high number of lots we sell, we are unable to deliver items to your shipper; they have to pick the items up from us. If we ship for you, buyer pays (per package) a minimum $19.50 packing charge regardless of the size or value of the item(s), plus our actual cost for the packing materials (generally at or less than $8.00), plus the actual shipping cost. Please note that these three items are charged in every case regardless of the hammer price of the item, so please keep this in mind when bidding on lower price estimated lots. If you purchase multiple lots in the auction and/or the aftersale we combine the lots for shipping purposes, charging only one packing and materials fee and shipping at actual cost. If we are shipping for you and you pay by credit card, we generally charge your credit card initially for the purchase price of the lot(s) (hammer price plus buyer's premium) and then later for the shipping when the final costs have been determined. In the event that we ship internationally for you, and encounter particularly burdensome, time consuming, or onerous customs forms, we may charge a minimum $25.00 fee for completion of these forms. We ship via United Parcel Service (UPS) and United States Postal Service (USPS) for domestic shipments and UPS/USPS/DHL for international shipments. We do not ship via FedEx, either domestically or internationally, even using your own FedEx account number. If you wish to ship FedEx you should use an outside shipper. While many purchases will be shipped within several days after each auction, please note we are a traditional auction house, do not have the staff to ship as quickly as, say, Amazon, and generally offer at least 600 lots per auction. So, if you wish us to ship for you please allow us at least ten working days from the DATE OF CLEARED PAYMENT for your item(s) to LEAVE our location. If you prefer to receive your auction items on a timelier basis, or to organize shipping for lots that do not qualify for in-house shipping, please contact us for a list of local shipping agents. Any shipping services provided or arranged by us are at the buyer's sole risk and expense; we assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions in connection with any such service or referral. Purchases shipped out of state are exempt from sales tax.
We accept cash (day of sale only), money orders, cashiers checks, personal and corporate checks, wire transfers, and credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard only). For CREDIT/DEBIT CARD transactions, please call us at 602-266-0893 and give us your details verbally; fax the details to 602-266-0995; or send card details in two separate emails or send an email with details in an attachment (for security reasons) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No surcharge will be charged to the buyer for payments made via credit card. We reserve the right to decline the use of credit cards issued by a non-U.S.A. bank, as well as U.S.A. credit cards with a non-U.S.A. billing address. Please send CHECKS to: Ashe Auctioneers, Inc., 530 East McDowell Road, Suite 107-239, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. 85004. Please note that checks must be drawn on a U.S.A. bank in U.S.A. dollars. All checks, regardless of type, may be subject to a ten day hold. Returned checks are subject to a $30.00 returned check fee. For WIRE TRANSFERS please contact us for wire instructions. Please note that we DO NOT accept American Express, PayPal, Discover Card, MoneyGram, and Western Union. Per our Terms & Conditions, winning bidders must pay for their purchases immediately following the auction. Purchases over $2,500 may require payment by check, money order, cashier's check, or wire transfer. Please contact the auction house for further information. Please see our complete Terms & Conditions of Sale for further information regarding payment.
Accepted payment methods
Arizona residents pay the applicable state and local sales taxes. No tax is charged for lots shipped out of state.
Your bid is a contract. Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. If you are the successful and winning bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on from us. You should contact us to resolve any questions before bidding.
Types of Bidding & Bidder Responsibilities
We accept floor bids, absentee (left/order) bids left directly with us before or during the auction, telephone bids during the auction, and internet bids (either left with a on-line bidding platform before or during the auction or bidding live during the auction). We do not accept unlimited/buy bids. If you wish to attend the auction, please contact us for the auction location. For absentee bids to leave with us directly, you can print out the bidder's form from our website and fax, email, or mail it to us, or you can call to leave bids directly with us. To arrange telephone bidding, please consult the absentee/telephone bid form found at our web site and then call us. Likewise, if you have questions on absentee bidding, please feel free to call or email us. All lots in our auctions, regardless of pre-sale estimate prices, are available for telephone bidding. Please note, however, that if you are approved for telephone bidding you are expected to bid at least the published starting bid/opening price (generally the reserve) of the lot(s) you have registered to bid on. A limited number of telephones are available, so please sign up for telephone bids as soon as possible before the auction. Registered bidders, whether on the floor, telephone, absentee, or bidding live via the Internet, are responsible for all bidding activity on their account. Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information about Bidding.
Approval is at the discretion of the Auction House.
Duration & Timing of the Auction
Please note that this sale is a traditional auction and not a timed auction. We start with lot #1 and continue in numerical lot order until we sell the last lot. Some lots sell quickly, others take a while. We sell approximately 120 to 150 lots per hour, so you should be able to calculate roughly when the lot(s) you are interested in will be up for sale. Please be prepared to bid quickly when your lot(s) come up for sale. The duration of the auction is approximately three to five hours long, and we have no way of knowing precisely at what hour or minute your lot(s) will be up for sale.
We offer a FIVE PERCENT (5%) DISCOUNT from the total invoice amount (hammer and premium) if payment is made by check or wire transfer. We accept cash (day of sale only), money orders, cashiers checks, personal and corporate checks, wire transfers, and credit/debit cards (Visa/MasterCard only). For CREDIT/DEBIT CARD transactions, please call us and give us your details verbally; fax the details; or send card details in two separate emails or send an email with details in an attachment (for security reasons) to: email@example.com. No surcharge will be charged to the buyer for payments made via credit/debit card. Please send CHECKS to: Stanford Auctioneers, 530 East McDowell Road, Suite 107-239, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 85004. Please note that checks must be drawn on a U.S.A. bank in U.S.A. dollars. For WIRE TRANSFER instructions please call or email us. Please note that we DO NOT accept American Express, PayPal, Discover Card, MoneyGram, and Western Union. Per our Terms & Conditions, winning bidders must pay for their purchases immediately following the auction. Purchases over $2,500 may require payment by cash, check, money order, cashier's check, or wire transfer. Please contact the auction house for further information. If after seven (7) days from the auction date we have not received payment for lots purchased at auction, we reserve the right, and you hereby grant us permission, to charge your credit/debit card on file with us. We may also report all outstanding unpaid balances to the credit bureaus.
Condition, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. When we list condition information for a lot, it is our opinion only. The absence of condition information does not mean the item is in perfect condition. We urge you to request a full condition report for any items in which you have an interest. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more detail about Condition.
Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale for information about cataloging practices.