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Lot 40409: Antique 4/4 Violin, fine tiger grain back, wear damage & restoration

William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals

July 11, 2022
Chadds Ford, PA, US

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Description

Antique 4/4 Violin, fine tiger grain back, wear damage & restoration

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Payment

Accepted forms of payment: COD (cash on delivery), Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

We DO NOT, on any occasion, pack and ship in-house. We use third party shipping ONLY.

We are happy to provide a list of recommended shippers or choose on your behalf with your permission. We try to accommodate the best shipping option for each customer and each lot. Notify our office immediately with a shipping option of your choice or a date on which you plan to pick up your items at our location.

Preferred Shippers:

Mail Service Center
Mike Kaufman
3402 Edgemont Ave
Brookhaven, PA, 19015
610-872-5662
[email protected]


The Packaging Store
2333 Welsh Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-361-6940
[email protected]

Philadelphia Mailroom
Craig J. Vogin
8001 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-745-1100
[email protected]

Additional shipper information available upon request.

All State, Federal, and International Laws pertaining to trade in endangered species will be obeyed. There are many items containing parts of endangered species that cannot be shipped out of the Commonwealth of PA.

It is not possible at this time to ship any items to Russia because the major international shipping companies will not guarantee delivery once items cross the Russian border. Russian buyers should have an alternative shipping address in Western Europe or the US.

Buyer's Premium

30.0%

From: To: Increment:
$0 $199 $10
$200 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000+ $1,000

Extended Bidding

5 minutes/bid

CONDITIONS OF SALE

NOTICE TO ALL PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS
William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC (Bunch)
Reserves the right to set bidding/purchase limits on new customers who have not established a relationship prior to any event.
If you intend to buy any considerable amount of merchandise, i.e., over $1000 hammer price, you will be required to establish your financial status by:
1) Providing a letter of guarantee from an American bank stating a specific dollar amount of purchases for which the bank will guarantee payment. The letter must include the date of the sale and reference Bunch as the Payee.

2) You can deposit cash or its equivalent with us via wire transfer or cashier's checks from an American bank. This will provide you with a credit limit equal to twice the amount deposited. If you purchase less that the amount deposited, a refund will be issued in the manner it was received, less wire and transfer fees. If you spend up to the 2X credit limit, you will need to pay your bill in full in cash or its equivalent before any goods are released. ALL items must be paid for before ANY are released. If you do not pay your bill in full as described, after 30 days your deposit will be applied to your bill, and all items will be resold unreserved on your behalf to pay the balance due. This will be treated as a regular consignment with full commissions charged.

3) Bunch does not accept overseas credit cards or checks under any circumstance. All invoices must be paid with wire transfer or US based cashier's checks made out specifically to Bunch.

4) US credit cards are only accepted for invoices totaling $1000 or less.
The above specified methods of payment are acceptable. We only accept checks from established customers with good payment history. Bunch ALWAYS reserves to right to hold items until payment in full is received.


To the best of our ability, all works of art are described in accordance with industry standard cataloging terms with respect to authorship. Due diligence should be performed prior to bidding, not after. Returns and refund will not be considered unless the request for a return and refund is accompanied by a notarized statement from a generally accepted authority on a particular work. By registering for and participating in this auction, you agree that you have read and will abide by these and all other terms of sale as stated here and elsewhere by the auctioneer.

It is important to note that we DO NOT PROVIDE ANY IN-HOUSE SHIPPING.
All shipping is handled by third party shippers. All of our shippers are happy to provide shipping quotes upon request before the sale. Please see Shipping terms for more info.

It is not possible at this time to ship any items to Russia because the major international shipping companies will not guarantee delivery once items cross the Russian border. Russian buyers should have an alternative shipping address in Western Europe or the US.

All State, Federal, and International Laws pertaining to trade in endangered species will be obeyed. There are many items containing parts of endangered species that cannot be shipped out of the Commonwealth of PA.

William H. Bunch Auctioneer and Appraiser, LLC will offer the property described in this catalogue, which description may be amended by salesroom notice or announcement, for sale on behalf of various consignors. Unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue, William H. Bunch, LLC will offer all property as agent for the seller. These CONDITIONS OF SALE and the LIMITED WARRANTY and ABSENCE OF OTHER WARRANTIES set forth below, together with any glossary contained herein, constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. William H. Bunch, LLC reserves the right to vary terms of sale and any such variance shall become a part of these conditions of sale. By bidding at auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid, telephone or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by these conditions of sale.

1. As used in these conditions of sale, the term "final bid" means the highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer and the term "purchase price" means the sum of the final bid plus the premium payable by the buyer, as set forth in Condition 4.

2. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion and in the event of any dispute between bidders to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding or to reoffer and resell the lot in dispute. In the event of any dispute after the sale, William H. Bunch, LLC record of final sale shall be conclusive.

3. William H. Bunch, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any lot before the sale.

4. The purchase price payable by a buyer shall be the sum of the final bid plus a premium and online bidding fee if applicable. Purchases made by Internet bidders are required to pay a 25% buyers premium. A 5% transaction fee for Invaluable.com or AuctionZip.com is included in the 25% buyers premium. In addition, buyers are required to pay any sales tax, which may be due, unless exempted by law.

5. Title to the offered lot shall pass to the buyer upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer and announcement by the auctioneer that the lot has been sold, subject to compliance by the buyer with all other conditions of sale. The buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and shall pay the full purchase price or such part thereof as the auction house, in its sole discretion, shall require. In addition, the buyer may be required to sign a confirmation of purchase.

6. No lot may be removed from William H. Bunch, LLC premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price thereof or has satisfied such terms as the auction house, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all lots are to be paid for and removed from Bunch's premises at the buyer's expense no later than 4:30 p.m. of the fifth business day following the sale. The buyer of any lot which remains on Bunch's premises later than 4:30 p.m. of the fifth business day following the sale will incur a charge for storage and handling of $10.00 per day for each lot. In addition to other remedies available by law, auction house reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1 ½% per month on the purchase price if the buyer does not make payment in full in accordance with these conditions of sale.

7. Bids which are submitted to William H. Bunch, LLC in writing or are otherwise left with Bunch's prior to an auction for execution at or below a specified price, as well as telephone bids, shall be entertained and executed by William H. Bunch, LLC for the convenience of bidders not present at auction, but William H. Bunch, LLC shall not be responsible for failing to execute such bids or for errors relating to its execution of such bids.

8. Unless exempted by law, the buyer shall be required to pay any applicable Federal excise tax and state and local sales tax on the purchase price.

9. If the buyer fails to comply with any of these conditions of sale, Bunch's may in addition to asserting all remedies by law, including the right to hold such defaulting buyer liable for the purchase price, (I) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer, (ii) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately on seven days notice to the buyer or (iii) take such other action as it deems necessary or appropriate. If William H. Bunch, LLC resells the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorneys' fees, commissions, incidental damages and all other charges due here listed. In the event that such buyer pays a portion of the purchase price for any or all lots purchased, William H. Bunch, LLC shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that William H. Bunch, LLC in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. Any buyer who fails to comply with these conditions of sale will be deemed to have granted William H. Bunch, LLC a security interest in, and Bunch's may retain a collateral security for such buyer's obligations to William H. Bunch, LLC any property in William H. Bunch, LLC possession owned by such buyer. William H. Bunch, LLC shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in the state where the auction is held.

10. The respective rights and obligations of the parties with respect to the conditions of sale and the conduct of the auction shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. By bidding at an auction, whether present in person or by agent, by absentee bid, telephone or other means, the buyer shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state and Federal courts sitting in the state.

11. William H. Bunch, LLC may, in its discretion and as a service to buyers, arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded at the request, expense and risk of the buyer. Bunch's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by Bunch's or other packers or carriers, whether or not recommended by William H. Bunch, LLC.

BIDDER'S INFORMATION

Buyer's Premium and Sales Tax

Bidders are reminded that the purchase price to be paid by the highest bidder shall be the sum of the final bid plus 25% for purchases. In addition, buyers are required to pay any sales tax, which may be due, unless exempted by law.

Price Range Estimates

This catalogue may be published with the opinion of William H. Bunch, LLC as to the estimated price range for each lot. These estimates are the approximate prices expected to be realized at auction. They should not be relied upon as a prediction or guarantee of the actual selling price. They are well in advance of the sale and are subject to revision. The estimates printed in the auction catalogue do not include the buyer's premium.

Bidding Generally

The auctioneer will accept bids from bidders present in the salesroom, absentee bidders participating in the auction by telephone or internet and absentee bidders who leave written, or order, bids with William H. Bunch, LLC in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve.

Payment

A complete registration requires a valid credit card number on file which will be charged immediately upon successful auction purchase(s). Please feel free to call the information listed below with questions or concerns regarding registration and payment requirements. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, wire transfer, cash, and good checks.

Absentee Bids

When bidders are unable to attend the sale, the auction house will be pleased to enter their absentee bids. These bids should always be made or confirmed in writing by fax or internet bid. Such bids will be executed at the lowest price taking into account the reserve price and other bids. If two or more parties have entered matching bids, the first bid received shall take preference. The auctioneer may execute bids for absentee bidders directly from the podium.

Telephone Bids

Telephone bids will also be executed for absentee bidders who wish to participate in the auction. Arrangements for telephone bidding must be confirmed in advance with the office, 610-558-1800. The staff will execute telephone bids from designated areas in the salesroom.
Condition Report

William H. Bunch, LLC will be pleased to provide a condition report for any lot on request. Nevertheless, prospective buyers are reminded that each lot is sold "as is", and their attention is drawn to the Important Notice set forth below.
Important Notice

All property is sold "as is", and neither William H. Bunch, LLC nor the seller makes any express or implied warranty or representation as to the condition of any lot offered for sale, and no statement made at any time, whether oral or written, shall constitute such warranty or representation. Descriptions or conditions are not warranties. The descriptions of the conditions of articles in this catalogue, including all references to damages or repairs, are provided as a service to interested persons and do not negate this paragraph. Accordingly, all lots should viewed by prospective buyers to evaluate the condition of the property offered for sale.

Credit Card Limitation

Please note that we require payment by bank wire transfer for all purchases over $1000, all international purchases must be paid by wire transfer.Other terms are at our discretion based on your prior relationship with us. No exceptions!!!!

CONTRACT

To the best of our ability, all works of art are described in accordance with industry standard cataloging terms with respect to authorship. Due diligence should be performed prior to bidding, not after. Returns and refund will not be considered unless the request for a return and refund is accompanied by a notarized statement from a generally accepted authority on a particular work. By registering for and participating in this auction, you agree that you have read and will abide by these and all other terms of sale as stated here and elsewhere by the auctioneer.

REMEMBER ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD AS USED MERCHANDISE.

PLEASE SATISFY YOURSELF AS TO CONDITION OF ANY ITEM YOU BID ON. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY CLOCK OR MECHANICAL ITEM! WHEN THE DESCRIPTION SAYS "RUNNING" OR "RUNS WHEN WOUND", IT ONLY MEANS THAT WHEN EXAMINED AND PHOTOGRAPHED THE ITEM SEEMED TO RUN. THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY TYPE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS ON ANY CLOCK OR MECHANICAL LOT. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN YOU BID! WE ARE NOT CLOCK EXPERTS AND HAVE DESCRIBED THESE LOTS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE SATISFY YOURSELF AS TO THE DEGREE OF ORIGINALITY AND MECHANICAL FITNESS!

By bidding at auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid, telephone or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by these conditions of sale.

Payment Information

A Buyers Premium of 25% of Hammer Price includes the 5% Online Bidding Fee. All international invoices must be paid by wire transfer. Wire transfer fees at both ends are the responsibility of the buyer. We only accept credit cards for domestic purchases under $1000, this is subject to modification at any time. We may require a copy of your photo driver's license, passport, a utility bill with address matching your credit card billing address, or any other form of ID. Only bidders with LONGSTANDING RECORDS OF CREDIT WITH US WILL BE EXCEPTED FROM THIS RULE. All payments must be made within 10 banking days of the sale.

Any lots which remain unpaid after10 business days following the sale will incur a charge for storage and handling of $5.00 per day for each lot. Lots that are paid for within the 10 days are entitled to 30 days free storage, but they must be paid for!!!

The best way to receive a quick response to requests for condition reports and additional photos is to contact us directly by phone or email to speak to a staff member. This will assure the most rapid response possible.

*Please keep in mind when bidding we do NOT offer any in-house shipping.* We use third party shippers. Please read the shipping paragraph above for details. If you would like to pick up your items or make your own shipping arrangements, please notify our office as soon as possible and we will hold your items at our warehouse accordingly.

For an estimate on shipping costs please contact Mail Service Center at 610-872-5662. Mike Kauffman seem to provide the best response time according to some of our buyers. You may of course use any shipper you like.

WE are not responsible for damage to items once they leave our premises!!!

Have your insurance in place or take your chances!!!!!

Opinions of grading and condition for all lots in this sale are stated for informational purposes only! Please examine lots carefully before bidding, no returns are accepted!!

To the best of our ability, all works of art are described in accordance with industry standard cataloging terms with respect to authorship. Due diligence should be performed prior to bidding, not after. Returns and refund will not be considered unless the request for a return and refund is accompanied by a notarized statement from a generally accepted authority on a particular work. By registering for and participating in this auction, you agree that you have read and will abide by these and all other terms of sale as stated here and elsewhere by the auctioneer.

All State, Federal, and International Laws pertaining to trade in endangered species will be obeyed. There are many items containing parts of endangered species that cannot be shipped out of the Commonwealth of PA.

CONDITIONS OF SALE

William H. Bunch, Auctions & Appraisals, LLC will offer the property described in this catalogue, which description may be amended by salesroom notice or announcement, for sale on behalf of various consignors. Unless otherwise indicated in the catalogue, William H. Bunch, Auctions & Appraisals, LLC will offer all property as agent for the seller. These CONDITIONS OF SALE and the LIMITED WARRANTY and ABSENCE OF OTHER WARRANTIES set forth below, together with any glossary contained herein, constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. William H. Bunch, Auctions & Appraisals, LLC reserves the right to vary terms of sale and any such variance shall become a part of these conditions of sale. By bidding at auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid, telephone or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by these conditions of sale.

1. As used in these conditions of sale, the term "final bid" means the highest bid acknowledged by the auctioneer and the term "purchase price" means the sum of the final bid plus the premium payable by the buyer, as set forth in Condition 4.

2. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the buyer. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at his absolute discretion and in the event of any dispute between bidders to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding or to re-offer and resell the lot in dispute. In the event of any dispute after the sale, William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC record of final sale shall be conclusive.

3. William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC reserves the right to withdraw any lot before the sale.

4. The purchase price payable by all internet buyers shall be the sum of the final bid plus a premium of 25% of the final bid which includes the 5% Live Auctioneers fee for online buyers at LiveAuctioneers.com. In addition, buyers are required to pay any sales tax, which may be due, unless exempted by law.

5. Title to the offered lot shall pass to the buyer upon the fall of the auctioneer's hammer and announcement by the auctioneer that the lot has been sold, subject to compliance by the buyer with all other conditions of sale. The buyer shall forthwith assume full risk and responsibility for the lot and shall pay the full purchase price or such part thereof as the auction house, in its sole discretion, shall require. In addition, the buyer may be required to sign a confirmation of purchase.

6. No lot may be removed from William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC premises until the buyer has paid in full the purchase price thereof or has satisfied such terms as the auction house, in its sole discretion, shall require. Subject to the foregoing, all lots are to be paid for and removed from Bunch's premises at the buyer's expense no later than 4:30 p.m. of the 10th business day following the sale. The buyer of any lot which remains unpaid and still on Bunch's premises later than 4:30 p.m. of the 10th business day following the sale will incur a charge for storage and handling of $5.00 per day for each lot. In addition to other remedies available by law, auction house reserves the right to impose a late charge of 1 % per month on the purchase price if the buyer does not make payment in full in accordance with these conditions of sale. Time required to arrange shipping on absentee and internet purchases will be considered, but payment is due in 10 business days.

7. Bids which are submitted to William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC in writing or are otherwise left with Bunch's prior to an auction for execution at or below a specified price, as well as telephone bids, shall be entertained and executed by William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC for the convenience of bidders not present at auction, but William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC shall not be responsible for failing to execute such bids or for errors relating to its execution of such bids.

8. Unless exempted by law, the buyer shall be required to pay any applicable Federal excise tax and state and local sales tax on the purchase price.

9. If the buyer fails to comply with any of these conditions of sale, Bunch's may in addition to asserting all remedies by law, including the right to hold such defaulting buyer liable for the purchase price, (I) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages any payment made by the buyer, (ii) resell the property without reserve at public auction or privately on seven days notice to the buyer or (iii) take such other action as it deems necessary or appropriate. If William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC resells the property, the original defaulting buyer shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs and expenses, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, reasonable attorneys' fees, commissions, incidental damages and all other charges due here listed. In the event that such buyer pays a portion of the purchase price for any or all lots purchased, William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC in its sole discretion, deems appropriate. Any buyer who fails to comply with these conditions of sale will be deemed to have granted William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC a security interest in, and Bunch's may retain a collateral security for such buyer's obligations to William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC any property in William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC possession owned by such buyer. William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC shall have the benefit of all rights of a secured party under the Uniform Commercial Code adopted in the state where the auction is held.

10. The respective rights and obligations of the parties with respect to the conditions of sale and the conduct of the auction shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. By bidding at an auction, whether present in person or by agent, by absentee bid, telephone or other means, the buyer shall be deemed to have consented to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state and Federal courts sitting in the state.

11. William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC does not provide an in-house shipping service. Bunch Auctions may, in its discretion and as a service to buyers, arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured, and forwarded by a third-party shipper at the request, expense, and risk of the buyer. Bunch's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by Bunch's or other packers or carriers, whether or not recommended by William H. Bunch, LLC.


It shall be the potential buyer's sole responsibility to research and satisfy the requirements of any laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of property as described in the aforementioned paragraphs. Prospective buyers must also note that the inability or delay in obtaining permits, licenses or other permissions to import or export property containing potentially regulated wildlife material will not constitute a basis for rescission or cancellation of the sale of said property or the delay in payment of purchased items in accordance with the Conditions of Sale.

13. Jewelry Sold at William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC:
It is the responsibility of the bidder to examine carefully any item(s) of potential interest. For all the jewelry sold at William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC the following applies:

All gemstone weights are approximate. Items identified as 14K, 18K, sterling, or other specific assays are stamped as such and are described accordingly. We generally test unmarked metals with 14K acid and those items that test positive are called "unmarked gold." When we say "tests as high karat" we mean that the metal tested positive with 18 K acid, but no warranty is given as to the actual karat assay of any metal under any circumstance.

We are aware of the many types of treatments and/or enhancements used today on diamonds and colored stones. The purpose is to improve their appearance i.e. color and/or clarity. Techniques like heat treatments, color diffusion, irradiated, HTHP, oiling, resin, bleaching, dying and impregnation are just a few techniques known today. Some treatments combined. Some treatments are not detectable using standard gemological procedures. Not all treatments are permanent. Prospective buyers are therefore reminded that unless otherwise noted in the description(s), it must be assumed that some form of enhancement may have been used.

Regarding laboratories certification: The certifications mentioned in the descriptions only reflect the opinions of the laboratory. From one laboratory to another they do differ on the degrees of grading and/or treatments. And if a stone has a certificate from a laboratory we cannot guarantee this grading.

14. To Prospective Buyers of Clocks and Watches
The description of the condition of clocks and watches in this catalogue, including references to defects and repairs, is provided as a service to prospective buyers, but such description is not necessarily complete. While William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC will furnish a condition report on any lot to a prospective purchaser upon request, any such report may also be incomplete and may not specify all mechanical replacements or defects. Accordingly, all clocks and watches should be viewed personally by prospective buyers to evaluate the condition of the property offered for sale. All lots are sold "as is," and the absence of any reference to the condition of a clock or watch does not imply that the lot is in good condition and without defects, repairs or restorations. Virtually all clocks and watches have been repaired in the course of their normal useful lifetime and may now incorporate parts not original to them. Furthermore, William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC makes no representation that any clock or watch is in working order.

15. Asian Arts Disclaimer:
We are aware of the many types of treatments and/or enhancements used today on jade. The purpose is to improve their appearance, i.e. color and/or clarity. Techniques like bleaching, dying and impregnation are just a few techniques known today. These treatments are not detectable using standard gemological procedures. Not all are permanent. Prospective buyers are therefore reminded that unless otherwise noted in the description(s),* it must be assumed that some form of enhancement may have been used. * Accompanied by a laboratory report stating natural, no evidence of treatment.

16. Buyer's Premium and Sales Tax
Bidders are reminded that the purchase price to be paid by the highest bidder shall be the sum of the final bid plus 25% of the final bid which includes the 5% Live Auctioneers fee for online buyers at LiveAuctioneers. In addition, buyers are required to pay any sales tax, which may be due, unless exempted by law.

17. Price Range Estimates
This catalogue may be published with the opinion of William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC as to the estimated price range for each lot. These estimates are the approximate prices expected to be realized at auction. They should not be relied upon as a prediction or guarantee of the actual selling price. They are well in advance of the sale and are subject to revision. The estimates printed in the auction catalogue do not include the buyer's premium.

18. Bidding Generally
The auctioneer will accept bids from bidders present in the salesroom, absentee bidders participating in the auction by telephone or internet and absentee bidders who leave written, or order, bids with William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC in advance of the auction. Some lots offered may be subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC below which the lot will not be sold. A representative of William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC 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.

19. Absentee Bids
When bidders are unable to attend the sale, the auction house will be pleased to enter their absentee bids. These bids should always be made or confirmed in writing by fax or internet bid. Such bids will be executed at the lowest price taking into account the reserve price and other bids. If two or more parties have entered matching bids, the first bid received shall take preference. The auctioneer may execute bids for absentee bidders directly from the podium.

20. Telephone Bids
Telephone bids will also be executed for absentee bidders who wish to participate in the auction. Arrangements for telephone bidding must be confirmed in advance with the office, 610-558-1800. The staff will execute telephone bids from designated areas in the salesroom.

21. Condition Report
William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC will be pleased to provide a condition report for any lot on request. Nevertheless, prospective buyers are reminded that each lot is sold "as is," and their attention is drawn to the Important Notice set forth below.

22. Important Notice
All property is sold "as is," and neither William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals, LLC nor the seller makes any express or implied warranty or representation as to the condition of any lot offered for sale, and no statement made at any time, whether oral or written, shall constitute such warranty or representation. Descriptions or conditions are not warranties. The descriptions of the conditions of articles in this catalogue, including all references to damages or repairs, are provided as a service to interested persons and do not negate this paragraph. Accordingly, all lots should viewed by prospective buyers to evaluate the condition of the property offered for sale.
* Once a catalog has been proofed the terms cannot be edited.

Shipping

We DO NOT, on any occasion, pack and ship in-house. We use third party shipping ONLY.

We are happy to provide a list of recommended shippers or choose on your behalf with your permission. We try to accommodate the best shipping option for each customer and each lot. Notify our office immediately with a shipping option of your choice or a date on which you plan to pick up your items at our location.

Preferred Shippers:

Mail Service Center
Mike Kaufman
3402 Edgemont Ave
Brookhaven, PA, 19015
610-872-5662
[email protected]


The Packaging Store
2333 Welsh Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
215-361-6940
[email protected]

Philadelphia Mailroom
Craig J. Vogin
8001 Castor Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-745-1100
[email protected]

Additional shipper information available upon request.

All State, Federal, and International Laws pertaining to trade in endangered species will be obeyed. There are many items containing parts of endangered species that cannot be shipped out of the Commonwealth of PA.

It is not possible at this time to ship any items to Russia because the major international shipping companies will not guarantee delivery once items cross the Russian border. Russian buyers should have an alternative shipping address in Western Europe or the US.

Buyers Premium

Internet bidders are required to pay a 25% buyers premium. A 5% transaction fee for InvaluableLive and AuctionZipLive is included in the 25% buyers premium.

Sales Tax

Buyers are required to pay all required state sales taxes due regardless of circumstance. If you have a VALID sales tax exemption license, please provid eus witha copy of it, we will confirm it to be current with the issuing state .

Condition Reports

William H. Bunch, LLC will be pleased to provide a condition report for any lot on request. Nevertheless, prospective buyers are reminded that each lot is sold "AS IS", and their attention is drawn to the Important Notice set forth below.

Important Notice:
To the best of our ability, all works of art are described in accordance with industry standard cataloging terms with respect to authorship. Due diligence should be performed prior to bidding, not after. Returns and refund will not be considered unless the request for a return and refund is accompanied by a notarized statement from a generally accepted authority on a particular work. By registering for and participating in this auction, you agree that you have read and will abide by these and all other terms of sale as stated here and elsewhere by the auctioneer.

All property is sold "AS IS", and neither William H. Bunch, LLC nor the seller makes any express or implied warranty or representation as to the condition of any lot offered for sale, and no statement made at any time, whether oral or written, shall constitute such warranty or representation. Descriptions or conditions are not warranties. The descriptions of the conditions of articles in this catalogue, including all references to damages or repairs, are provided as a service to interested persons and do not negate this paragraph. Accordingly, all lots should viewed by prospective buyers to evaluate the condition of the property offered for sale.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE DO NOT GUARANTEE ANY CLOCK OR MECHANICAL ITEM! WHEN THE DESCRIPTION SAYS "RUNNING" OR "RUNS WHEN WOUND", IT ONLY MEANS THAT WHEN EXAMINED AND PHOTOGRAPHED THE ITEM SEEMED TO RUN. THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY TYPE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS ON ANY CLOCK OR MECHANICAL LOT. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN YOU BID! WE ARE NOT CLOCK EXPERTS AND HAVE DESCRIBED THESE LOTS FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE SATISFY YOURSELF AS TO THE DEGREE OF ORIGINALITY AND MECHANICAL FITNESS!