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Terms and Conditions of Sale
PLEASE READ ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN FULL. BY REGISTERING TO BID, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.
WIEDERSEIM ASSOC., INC. IS A LICENSED & BONDED AUCTION HOUSE CONDUCTING THIS AUCTION AT EASTERN STANDARD TIME LIVE IN A GALLERY WITH PARTICIPATING BIDDERS FROM MANY DIFFERENT VENUES. This is a Public Sale and is conducted by a Licensed and Bonded Auctioneer. PA Auctioneer's License #AU-003361-L and PA Auction House License #AH000229L
1. CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIONS
WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. has endeavored to accurately describe all items being sold, but all property is being sold "AS IS", "WHERE IS". No statement in this catalogue, invoice, bill of sale, or elsewhere by any representative or person in the employ of WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC., shall be deemed a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance, material of manufacture, metal content or assay, stone identification, weight, or size measurement, or historical relevance of any of the items offered for sale. Any potential Bidders accept sole responsibility for contacting us to obtain condition reports on any offered lots and/or inspect said lots before bidding to determine the condition and if there are any repairs or restorations.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT NOTES: #1- ANY LOTS CONTAINING MERCURY SUCH AS BAROMETERS, THERMOMETERS & CERTAIN CLOCK PENDULUMS CANNOT BE SHIPPED & MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON! #2- ANY CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION CONTAINING THE PHRASE "AS FOUND" IS INDICATING THAT THERE ARE DIFFICULTIES OR ISSUES, AND/OR RESTORATIONS NEEDED, ETC. AND ANY ADDITIONAL CONDITION REPORT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE.
CONDITION REPORT REQUESTS: ALL REQUESTED CONDITION REPORTS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEB PAGE ONLY. Any requests received after 12:00 Noon the day before the start of an Auction may not be answered. Questions cannot and will not be answered once the Auction has started. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Wiederseim Associates will endeavor to provide additional information as a courtesy, but it is only an opinion and should not be regarded as a statement of fact. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Any items purchased and removed from the auction cannot be returned.
The Auctioneer will attempt to follow bidding increments as precisely as possible, but retains the discretion to change increments and further reserves the right to reject any bid or raise in bid. As a service to our customers WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. offers Internet Bidding, both Absentee and Live, through Artfact. Please visit www.artfact.com to review current sale offerings and details for bidding. The Auctioneer is not liable for, nor has control of, online transmission speeds or bid increments placed by registered internet users. WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES,, INC. reserves the right to limit lots offered for auction through Live Auctioneers and is not liable for any errors or failure in execution of any bid in connection with this process. Certain lots may be subject to a reserve or minimum price as agreed upon by WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. and the Consignor. The Auctioneer will execute the reserve on behalf of the Consignor. WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. reserves the right to withdraw any property prior to the Auction.
STANDARD BID INCREMENTS
Bid Range: Bid Increment:
0-500 by 25
500-1,000 by 50
1,000-2,500 by 100
2,500-5,000 by 250
5,000-10,000 by 500
10,000-20,000 by 1,000
20,000 and above by Auctioneer's Discretion
3. PAYMENT TERMS
NO PAYPAL! Invoices will be emailed to the email address registered with Artfact/Invaluable/AuctionZip within 48 hours of the conclusion of the Auction and payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE SETTLED WITHIN 8 DAYS OF THE AUCTION DATE! Payment shall be in cash (In House Only), money order, cashier's check, bank wire transfer (contact our office for bank wire details) MC & VISA- NOTE: A 3% SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. Personal and business checks will be accepted and WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. reserves the right to hold all items purchased until any check has cleared our bank unless known to or an existing customer of WIEDERSEIM ASSOC., INC. in good standing. A service charge of $25.00 will be charged for any returned check. WIEDERSEIM ASSOC., INC. DOES NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL. All items are to be packed and shipped at the Purchaser's expense.
4. DISPUTES & TITLE TO GOODS
In the event of a dispute, the Auctioneer will be the final judge as to which Bidder is successful. The Auctioneer may at his sole discretion, re-open the bidding on a particular item. Title shall pass on all items sold when the Auctioneer says "SOLD". The Purchaser assumes total and full responsibility for all goods at that time, and is responsible for payment for all items whether or not the Purchaser actually takes possession at that time. If any dispute arises after the conclusion of the Auction, the records of the Auctioneer and Clerk shall stand as conclusive. Any loss or damage by breakage, natural disaster, theft or any other cause is therefore the sole and entire responsibility of the Purchaser.
5. BUYER'S PREMIUM & SALES TAX
Each individual Lot sold is subject to a 20% Buyer's Premium which will be added to the successful bid price of each Lot and is payable by the Purchaser as part of the total purchase price. Separate Terms apply to internet bidding. A 6% State of Pennsylvania sales tax will be added to the total purchase price, unless purchased for resale or exempt from tax by other Pennsylvania law. All Bidders who qualify for exemption must file a Sales Tax exemption form with WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. Items physically picked up in Pennsylvania by buyers without a sales tax exemption will be charged the Pennsylvania State sales tax. Items shipped by common carrier out of State will not be charged State sales tax.
6. REMOVAL OF GOODS
All property is to be removed from the premises at the risk and expense of the purchaser, subject to limitations stated at the time of sale. Any items left at the sale site are left there at the purchaser's risk. A charge of $25.00 per lot for furniture and $10.00 per lot for smalls will be billed for items packed and removed to our warehouse. Additional storage fees will be charged for items left more than one week. The Auctioneer assumes no responsibility for abandoned items. If attending an auction in person, but items are left for later pickup, they must be paid for, in full, on the day of the sale.
7. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS
WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. is not responsible for any typographical or other error or omission in this catalogue or in any advertising connected to this sale.
8. ON-LINE BIDS
Via Artfact, bidders may now bid live on a selection of lots from the privacy of their computers or leave an absentee bid with Artfact. Please visit the Help section on www.artfact.com to review the current sale options and deadlines for bidding on those websites. Also be sure to read the Terms and Conditions published on those sites as terms, bidding deadlines, and buyer's premiums differ slightly than bidding directly with Wiederseim Associates, Inc.
9. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF SALE
By registering for this sale, and bidding on any item contained therein, all Bidders are entering into a contract and agree to abide by and accept the Terms of Sale. You may be asked to provide references from several United States auction houses where you have been a successful bidder- no fiduciary information will be requested- just that you are a customer in good standing. NO ON-LINE REGISTRATION REQUIRING MANUAL APPROVAL WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 6:00 AM Eastern Time THE MORNING(S) OF THE SALE.
PLEASE READ ALL CONDITIONS OF SALE! BEFORE SENDING ANY MESSAGES ASKING ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DETERMINE IF THEY CAN BE ANSWERED BY READING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
This is a Public Sale and is conducted by a Licensed and Bonded Auctioneer.
Theodore E. Wiederseim, Auctioneer AL-003361-L
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NOTE: A 3% SERVICE CHARGE WILL BE ADDED TO CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.
CONDITION REPORT REQUESTS: ALL REQUESTED CONDITION REPORTS WILL BE POSTED ON OUR WEB PAGE ONLY. Wiederseim Associates will endeavor to provide additional information as a courtesy, but it is only an opinion and should not be regarded as a statement of fact. Any requests received after 12:00 Noon the day before the start of an Auction may not be answered. Questions cannot and will not be answered once the Auction has started. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any potential Bidders accept sole responsibility for contacting us to obtain condition reports on any offered lots and/or inspect said lots before bidding to determine the condition and if there are any repairs or restorations. ALL SALES ARE FINAL! Any items purchased and removed from the auction cannot be returned.
BUYER ARRANGES FOR & PAYS FOR ALL PACKING & SHIPPING COSTS- QUOTES CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE PROVIDED BY THE AUCTION HOUSE- ALL SHIPPING IS OUTSOURCED. A LIST OF SUGGESTED SHIPPERS IS POSTED ON OUR WEB PAGE UNDER "SHIPPING INFORMATION", HOWEVER, YOU MAY CONTRACT WHOMEVER YOU CHOOSE. A release statement with the name and contact information of your shipper must be emailed or enclosed with your payment to Wiederseim Assoc., Inc. before any merchandise can be released- a form can be printed from our web page and faxed or you may email us with the same information. Items are removed from the auction site after the last session ends and returned to our warehouse in Phoenixville, PA 19460 and will be subject to a removal fee of $25 per lot for furniture and larger items. Hours of pick up are by appointment only- please call the office 610-827-1910 to arrange for pickup. PLEASE NOTE: ITEMS CONTAINING MERCURY, SUCH AS BAROMETERS, THERMOMETERS, CERTAIN CLOCK PENDULUMS, CANNOT BE SHIPPED ANYWHERE BY COMMON CARRIER!