Payment Information: Payment is by PayPal if the total invoice is under $ 2,000.00 (unless higher approval). Amounts above $ 2,000.00 are payable by wire transfer. Payment is due upon receipt and delinquent the close of the fifth business day following the sale, regardless of whether an invoice has been received. PayPal, if applicable, accepts major credit cards and does not require opening an account. PayPal purchases must be shipped to the account address unless specific approval is obtained, otherwise payment must be by wire transfer.
Sales Tax: All Florida residents and all buyers picking up in person in Florida are required to pay 7% sales tax unless a current year FL Resale Certificate is presented on or before time of pick-up.
Shipping Terms: PICK-UP, DELIVERY, SHIPPING & STORAGE
Buyers are responsible for all post-auction costs and insurance including shipping-related expenses, any duties and applicable moving and/or storage fees, etc. All items are shipped to the buyer's address supplied to us by PayPal unless specific approval is obtained, in which case a wire transfer for both the purchase price and/or for shipping amount may be required.
LOCAL FL BUYERS:
We offer Tampa Bay pick-up incl. many weekends and evenings by appt. from our Pinellas County auction warehouse location unless noted otherwise, however we do not offer payment services at the warehouse and all items must be paid at sale time prior to scheduling pick-up. Note there are no pick-ups auction day or the following Sunday or Monday.
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Our outside shipping contractors are franchisees of national firms that follow U.S Customs guidelines and are not allowed by their parent company guidelines to understate values, ship items as gifts, misrepresent descriptions, ship via carrier options that do not provide insurance for the purchase price of a particular item, ship without a tracking number or ship to countries where the importation of art and/or antiques by common carrier is restricted or prohibited such as to, for two of many examples, the Netherlands or Israel. Approval of a bidder does not constitute acknowledgement that a lot(s) will be able to be shipped in-house or by an outside shipper to any specific location and the inability to receive an item under our, an outside shipper's, a carrier's or a country's guidelines does not exempt the buyer from the responsibility of paying for an item(s) and abiding by all of the Terms & Conditions. If our outside shipping contractors can not ship a specific lot of a specific description of a specific size and specific insured value at an agreed-upon amount the buyer may pay for the item by wire transfer and retain either one of our outside shippers or an outside shipper of their choosing to ship to a representative in the Continental U.S. or elsewhere of the buyer's designation however the purchase price is due upon receipt per our Terms & Conditions and all arrangements are the responsibility of the buyer. Additionally, approved PayPal purchases outside the Continental U.S. (see above in this paragraph) must be shipped by the outside shipper to the buyer's address supplied to us by PayPal unless specific approval is obtained, in which case a wire transfer for the purchase price to the auction house may be required prior to release or drop-off at a shipper of the item.
Payment for the item is due upon receipt as outlined in Terms of Sale. It is the buyer's responsibility to retain and separately pay directly an outside shipper for packing, handling and insured shipping (and to also arrange at their expense warehouse or off-site pick-up if so indicated). Duties and import/export fees, licenses, etc. are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
While average drop-off times to designated outside shippers from time payment clears may be listed and we make every effort to accommodate all clients as quickly as possible, there is no guarantee of either drop-off time or of the outside shipper's packing and/or shipping time and delays are not grounds for refunds or adjustments.
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ADDITIONAL SHIPPING NOTES:
Buyers of goods not liable for sales tax due to items being shipped out of county or state may be liable for use tax in their receiving county and/or state, that, as with international duties, are the sole responsibility of the buyer.
Additionally, as permissible by law, paid items not picked up or shipped within 60 days may be resold at a location and time and manner of the seller's discretion and the buyer by placing a bid agrees to receive in return for their item payment only any portion of the recovered monies less all commissions and in-house as well as subcontracted expenses for both sales up to but not exceeding the amount of their purchase price.
Auctioneer's Discretionary Guarantee: AUCTIONEER'S DISCRETIONARY GUARANTEE
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All limiting terms and limiting conditions in lot listings and advertisements and verbal and written communication apply to all items at all times.
While all items are offered and sold entirely as is without return privilege or recourse as outlined in Terms & Conditions and below RSES may, entirely at their discretion, consider a limited return privilege - the guarantee is specifically of RSES considering the application for an adjustment, not a guarantee of a refund, adjustment, credit or other consideration (outlined below after the exclusions to follow) on a case by case basis for certain items whose certain attributes may come into question prior to the consignor being paid or a date to be determined by RSES no more than twenty eight calendar days passing from date of sale, whichever occurs first, regardless of payment, inspection, invoice, shipping, delivery, pick-up or other transaction, evaluation or examination-related status. This discretionary review consideration does not apply to these very specific exclusions and additionally does not apply to more general exclusions below: Artwork created or described as created or assumed to be created prior to 1850 or to work by, attributed to or associated with artists born prior to 1800 nor does it apply to estimates of dates of creation within the dates of an artist's lifetime born 1800 or later. Also excluded are dates of printing of a print or date of manufacture of a work of decorative art if the question arises of the creation of said lot possibly dating to a year later than said item's design. Additional exclusions include specific materials within scope of original materials i.e. oil vs. acrylic, specific variations between direct-contact print media i.e. etching vs. stone lithograph vs. woodblock print, variations between screened, offset, digitized or reproductive media i.e. chromolithograph vs. photolithograph vs. serigraph vs. pochoir vs. giclee or material variations within decorative arts i.e. mahogany vs. boxwood, oak vs. chestnut, pine vs. poplar, plastic vs. Bakelite vs. lucite, porcelain vs. faience, paktong vs. pewter, rose gold vs. yellow gold, bone vs. other natural materials, etc. Items identified as simply lithographs may be original stone lithos, offset or otherwise photoreproductive editions, items identified as simply prints may be of any reproductive media, items identified simply as silver may be of any silver metal including silverplate, Sheffield, .800, coin, sterling or otherwise and items identified simply as gold may be of any gold metal including gold electroplate, gold plate, rolled gold, karat gold or fine gold. Items identified as brass or bronze may be of any non-ferrous metal composition such as brass, bronze, dore' bronze, etc. and any identified metal-containing item including but not limited to brass, bronze, gold, iron and silver may contain other metals or component parts of other metals and or other materials and items containing descriptions of any materials may also contain additional materials in said object(s). Excluded are lots with any tentative or speculative designations i.e. After, School of, Circle of, Attributed to, bears signature, apparently, likely, etc. Another very important exclusion are works by artists or firms for whom in the same original or print category the majority of examples that currently are offered at auction without artist, artist's family, exhibition, prior international auction or catalogue raisonne' provenance by major auction firms with offices in more than one country require certificates from specific experts or foundations prior to inclusion in such auctions and the subject lot offered by RSES lacks such a certificate i.e. for original works by Georges Rouault or Pablo Picasso and over one thousand other prominent artists (please inquire in advance) as well as for objects routinely offered authenticated and or graded by grading societies such as autographed baseball cards and gemstones over a carat. Other artists excluded from discretionary consideration include those artists or firms where authentication committees or experts may be forming, disbanding or where multiple experts are known to offer differing opinions or numerous revised opinions including i.e. originals by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol and Rembrandt van Rijn. Additionally excluded from discretionary guarantee consideration are any works in any media by artists who regularly receive media coverage, whether or not warranted, for widespread incidents of fraud, forgery, fakery or misrepresentation including ARTnews' 10 Most Faked Artists (Giorgio de Chirico, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Salvador Dali, Honore Daumier, Vincent van Gogh, Kazimir Malevich, Amedeo Modigliani, Frederic Remington, Auguste Rodin, Maurice Utrillo), Marc Chagall, Joan Miro', Alexander Calder, many members of the Russian avant-garde, major French Impressionists and most major Mexican Modernists. Additionally excluded from guarantee consideration are items by Galle', Rolex, Tiffany Studios and Tiffany Co., glass signed Lalique (as opposed to glass by R. Lalique) as well as any item not signed in a Western European language (due to staffing limitations). Clocks, watches, vehicles and mechanical objects are excluded from discretionary guarantee consideration apart from karat gold content markings. Any item that carries a specific supplemental statement in the item description addressing Auctioneer's Discretionary Guarantee may be eligible for consideration of limited guarantee even if otherwise excluded herein.
For certain items however, for a certain time period (see below) and/or under certain circumstances (see below) RSES will entertain full or partial refunds or full or partial current or future merchandise credit at RSES discretion at the timetable discretion of RSES and/or cancellations at the shipping and/or logistical discretion of RSES if, solely in the opinion of RSES, a significantly better or significantly more complete or significantly more accurate description and/or photograph could have been provided. These events are rare, historically with our firm less than once per event, and typically involve the following: An accuracy issue to an answer to a specific question or inquiry raised prior to the auction rather than after purchase, items with medium significantly differing such as painting versus print, a potential modern fake of an antique item, precious versus non-precious specified material or the lack of a certificate said to accompany a lot. These events typically do not involve questions that could have been asked prior to the sale or matters of edition, edition age or an artist's relation to an edition, matters of conservation, signatures, marks or stamps in of themselves, determinations of place of manufacture, period, era, stage of artist's life or versions of items that may be out of period but not contemporary or a provenance that does not come with a written certification document - or any number of other factors that are, as with all factors, solely the buyer's responsibility to independently determine on their own prior to the auction. Such an application for consideration needs to be raised as soon as possible and in most cases in well less than a month after the sale before a consignor is paid. If an expert is pre-discussed with our staff, the timetable of putting the expert in front of the item or a photographic allowance must be a component part of the discussion. More advisable is to fly or drive yourself or your expert to our item with an advance inspection lot-specific appointment. Additionally, all lots are considered to have a decorative value typically several hundred dollars or more for prints and objects and potentially many hundreds to several thousand dollars or more for paintings and furniture so that a print selling, for example, in the low hundreds or a painting selling, for example, under a thousand dollars is almost never considered for a return no matter how potentially mis-described, as our other customers who may have expressed solely decorative interest at the same bid amount, even if an item sold at one bid at the reserve or sold post-sale, may not have had the same connoisseurship concerns yet RSES forfeited their purchase interest by acceptance of the current client's bid. The absence or loss of a component part or partial number of items of a multi-item lot is virtually never considered for full refund but may be considered for partial, often modest, proportionate adjustment based on bid amount rather than replacement amount. Please see title and buyer liability upon item sale conditions elsewhere.
Virtually always an adjustment consideration involves the immediate return of the item in identical condition and state of completeness at the cost and responsibility of the buyer. Any testing, cleaning, material sampling, destructive examination, cutting, unsealing, breaking open, dislodging or replacement without the prior expressed consent of RSES voids any and all Auctioneer's Discretionary Guarantee consideration as does any title transfer attempt, sale, syndication, publication, exhibition or third party involvement initiated by the buyer or any buyer affiliate, agent, customer or expert, etc. at any time.
It is understood we are a small, regional family-run house without specialist departments or retained experts and it is unrealistic to assume or expect the same degree of cataloging or service expertise such a multi-departmental firm may offer.