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Bidding is binding:
Your bid is a legally binding contract. If you are the successful bidder, you have entered into a contract to purchase the property bid on from the seller. You should contact HFA to resolve any questions prior to placing any bids.
The Terms of Sale will take precedence over any other conditions, whether printed or posted on internet websites. Terms of Sale may be amended by posted notices or by announcement from the auctioneer.Hess Fine Auctions
Invaluable Sales Conducted by:
Katrina M. Hess, Florida Auctioneer License AU#4434, ATN Properties, LLC AB#3356
How to pay: We accept Cash, check, money order, moneygram, wire transfer, Visa, Mastercard, American express and Paypal.
Shipping Terms: All jewelry items can be shipped within the USA. Other items please contact for shipping terms
Buyers premium: A 19% premium will be charged on all successful sold lots
Florida Sales Tax:
For all items delivered within the State of Florida or picked up in person, we are required to collect Florida Sales Tax at the rate specified for Pinellas County, currently 7% of the selling price and shipping/handling. Unless the purchaser provides a copy to us, either by fax or email, of a current Form DR-13 Florida Annual Resale Certificate for Sales Tax, in the name of the purchaser, we will charge 7% Florida Sales Tax on the purchase. The name on the DR-13 must be shown on the shipping name and address.
Exemption from Florida Sales Tax cannot be provided for deliveries within Florida even when the purchaser may be exempt in their resident State or Country. Only Florida Form DR-13 will be accepted.
If you are entitled to an exemption from Florida Sales Tax and do not comply with the above, Florida Sales Tax will be charged. You may be entitled to claim the amount paid on Line 6, Less Lawful Deductions of Form DR-15, Florida Sales and Use Tax Returns.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. All lots are sold AS IS, where is with all faults, imperfections, and errors of description. Hess Fine Auctions (hereafter HFA), their employees and/or agents are not responsible for errors of description, genuineness or authenticity, and fault or defect in any lot. No warranties or representations whatsoever are given by HFA, its employees and/or agents, to any buyer in respect to any lot, except as noted below.
ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE IMMEDIATELEY FOLLOWING AUCTION, and all merchandise must be removed from the premises within 5 business days of the auction by the buyer or the authorized shipper of their choice. Please note our payment options posted elsewhere.
LIMITED WARRANTIES FOR FINE & DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY & ESTATE PROPERTIES: Artists who are cataloged with dates in parentheses indicate it is our opinion that this artwork was created or designed by the artist listed. Artists born before 1800, works created before 1870 and works identified as School of, Manner of, After or by other limiting or speculative descriptors do not apply to the following: Notwithstanding any Terms of Sale, if within 14 calendar days of the sale, HFA has received notice in writing from the original buyer of record of any artwork that authorship is in error and also within this time period this error is confirmed by a certified letter from an independent appraiser satisfactory to HFA, our firm will set aside the sale and refund to the buyer the amount paid by the buyer for the lot, excluding shipping. This limited warranty is specific to authorship only and does not extend to condition, restoration, medium, size, losses, relationship of an artist to a multiple edition or any other defect. Any artwork returned for refund under the above provisions must be returned to HFA in the same condition it was in at the time of sale. The same applies to jewelry or watches misdescribed as to the physical qualities of the jewelry and such inaccuracy is confirmed by a certified letter from an independent appraiser satisfactory to HFA, then our firm will set aside the sale and refund to the buyer the amount paid by the buyer for the lot. Physical Qualities are limited to descriptions of karat, weight of metal, type of stone or metal, carat (weight of stone), and cut of stone. The above provisions allowing return and refund will not be applicable upon evidence of any physical removal or tampering. Watches are covered by the same 14 day limited guarantee and terms as jewelry as to manufacturer of movement and case. Manufacturer of dial, bezel and bracelet is not guaranteed unless specified.