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PROCEDURES, TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE
BUYER'S PREMIUM The purchase price payable by the Purchaser shall be
the total of the final bid PLUS A PREMIUM OF FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%). The
premium is in addition to any commissions or other charges payable to the
The art illustrated in this catalogue will be offered for sale on October 10, 2015 by
Morris & Whiteside Aucitons, LLC at the Art Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove
Lane in the Walter Greer Gallery • home of the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head
Island, SC 29928.
As a convenience to clients who are unable to attend the sale, a telephone and order
(absentee) bid service will be offered as staff and time allow. Morris & Whiteside Auctions,
LLC shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions or failure to execute such
bids. Contact Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC at (843) 842-4433 early for arrangements
as telephone lines will be allocated on a first-come basis. As a courtesy to Telephone
Bidders, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC will arrange for telephone lines on lots with
a minimum estimate of $5,000 and over. For lots under $5,000, please use our
Absentee Bid Form.
ABSENTEE BIDDING AND FAX:
Confidential absentee bid orders for auction items may also be completed and will
be executed by Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC on behalf of the Purchaser during
the auction. Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC shall not be responsible for any errors or
omissions or failure to execute such intent to purchase orders or auction bids. This
catalogue, as may be amended by posted notice or oral saleroom announcement,
represents Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC's entire agreement with any and all
Purchasers of the Property listed herein. The following are Procedures, Terms and
Conditions on which all such Property listed is offered for sale by Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC as agent for various owners or other Consignors.
1. Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC reserves the right to withdraw Property at any time
before or at the sale and shall have no liability for such withdrawal.
2. All Property will be sold "AS IS". With respect to each lot of property Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC does not make any guarantees, warranties, or representations,
expressed or implied, as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, the
correctness of the catalogue or the authenticity or description of the Property, its
physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, exhibitions,
literature or historical relevance. No statement, anywhere, whether oral or written,
whether made in the catalogue, an advertisement, a bill of sale, a salesroom posting
or announcement, or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation or
assumption of liability. In no event shall Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC be responsible
for genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin
or condition of the purchased Property and no verbal statements made regarding
the Property either before or after the sale of the Property, or in any bill of sale,
or, invoice or catalogue or advertisement or elsewhere shall be deemed such a
guarantee of genuineness or authenticity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if within ten
(10) calendar days after the purchase of any lot of Property the Purchaser provides
an opinion by a recognized authority on the artist and gives notice in writing to Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC, within ten (10) days of its purchase in the same condition as
when sold, then Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC will refund the full purchase price to
the Purchaser. It shall be in the sole discretion of Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC as
to whether the opinion provided by the Purchaser is an opinion recognized by an
authority on the artist.
3. Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC and/or Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any
bids. The highest bidder acknowledged by the Auctioneer shall be the Purchaser.
In the event of any dispute between bidders, the Auctioneer will have absolute and
final discretion to either determine the successful bidder or to reoffer and resell the
Property item in dispute. After the sale, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC's record of the
final sale shall be conclusive.
4. At the fall of the Auctioneer's hammer the Purchaser shall (a) be acknowledged
by bidder number by the Auctioneer, (b) pay the hammer price and a 15% buyer's
premium. In addition, the Purchaser may be required to sign a confirmation of
purchase. All sales are final with no exchanges or returns.
5. Unless exempted by law, the Purchaser will be required to pay any and all South
Carolina state and local tax or, in the event of deliveries outside the state, it is the
Purchaser's responsibility to pay any applicable compensating use tax of another
state on the total purchase price.
6. Terms for all purchases will be cash, check or credit card (Visa/Mastercard/
American Express) with settlement and payment due in full the day of the sale unless
otherwise arranged. All monies shall be made payable to Morris & Whiteside Auctions,
LLC. At the discretion of Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC, payment will not be deemed
to have been made in full until funds represented by checks have been collected or
the authenticity of bank or cashier's checks has been confirmed. Credit cards will not
be accepted for purchases in excess of $10,000.00 on the total amount purchased
at the sale.
7. No item of Property may be paid for or removed from Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC
during the sale. After the sale has been completed and after the purchase price has
been paid in full, Property must be removed from the sale room at the Purchaser's
expense no later than three business days following the sale. Morris & Whiteside Auctions,
LLC will, as a service to Purchasers, arrange to have Property packed, insured and
shipped, all charges at the expense and entire risk of the Purchaser.
8. Some items of Property may be offered subject to a "reserve" or confidential
minimum price below which the item will not be sold. In such instances Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC may implement the reserve by bidding through the Auctioneer on
behalf of the Consignor. In no event shall the reserve exceed the low estimate in the
9. Neither Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC nor Auctioneer make any representations
whatsoever that the Purchaser of a work of art will acquire any reproduction rights
10. These Conditions of Sale and any other applicable conditions, as well as the
Purchaser's and Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC's rights and obligations herein shall
be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of
South Carolina. If these conditions are not accepted by the Purchaser, Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC may, in addition to other remedies available by law, including without
limitation the right to hold the Purchaser liable for the total purchase price stated
on the Confirmation of Purchase Invoice, either (a) cancel the sale and retain as
liquidated damages any and all payments made by the Purchaser or (b) resell the
Property privately or at public auction on three days notice to the Purchaser for the
payment of any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs including handling
charges, warehousing, the expense of both sales, the commissions, reasonable
attorneys' fees, any and all other charges due and incidental damages.
11. In measurements for two dimensional art, height precedes width and does not
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Morris & Whiteside Auctions, LLC will, as a service to Purchasers, arrange to have Property packed, insured and shipped, all charges at the expense and entire risk of the Purchaser.