Lot 17: Secy of the Navy BENJAMIN STODDERT - ADS
Fall 2022 Auction
Terms of Sale - October29, 2022- Live Auctions
Autographs are guaranteed to be authentic and are sold with our COA. If the original buyer finds it necessary to get a second opinion - here is our pledge. If PSA, JSA, Beckett or Stephen Koschal does not share my view that any autograph we sell is authentic I will issue a full refund for the purchase price and reimburse the cost of the authentication. To qualify we will need documentation from the authenticator, their invoice for their service and the autograph must be returned in the same condition as when it was sold.. This guarantee is for a period of six months after the date of our invoice.
Any item may be returned for a full refund for any reason, by the original buyer, as long as it is returned in the same condition as sold within 30 days of having been received. There is no time limit for returns of items that prove not to be authentic..
There are several ways to participate in this auction. You may register with either Invaluable or Liveauctioneers to participate in the live auction or leave a bid.. Bids may also left on our website or be emailed to [email protected] In the event of duplicate high bids, the earliest received will be the winner. Submission of a bid is recognized as acceptance of the terms of sale.
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You may purchase any lot being auction EARLY and end the auction for that item. You must agree to pay the high estimate plus the buyer premium and there can be no earlier bids on the lot. Call or email if you wish to exercise this option.
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Consignors may not bid on their own material nor have others bid on their behalf. All bidders will be registered and must attest that they will not engage in "shill" bidding (bidding to increase the price without any intention of buying the lot). Violators of these provisions will be exempted from this auction and will be prohibited from ever bidding in future Written Word Autographs auctions.
The winner will always be the high bidder. Lots will not be reopened after the hammer for any reason.
Please be aware that most lots carry a reserve beneath which the lot will riot be sold. The required opening bid is always equal to or less than the consignor's reserve.
Bidding will proceed in the following increments:
Bidding Level Increment
$100 to $500 $20
$501 to $1,000 $50
$1,001 to $5,000 $100
Over $5,000 $500
There is a 25% buyer premium for all bids, whether by mail, telephone, email or live bid on Invaluable or Liveauctioneers. We also reserve the right to pass on to successful bidders the processing fee imposed by both sites.
Illustrations on our website are actual representations of the item being auctioned. No framed or matted material being sold has been inspected out of the frame or mat.
Payment is due upon receipt of our invoice. Winning bidders are liable for the buyer's premium and shipping costs.. Payment may be by PayPal, the auction house payment service, check, money order or major credit card. Lots will not be shipped until payment has been received. We will charge the credit card submitted as part of the registration, after five days.
All material will be shipped in-house by United States Postal Service and fully insured. Foreign shipments will be sent by International Priority Express or FedEx at an additional cost.. Domestic shipments valued over $5,000 will be shipped by FedEx or Registered Mail; all other shipments will be by Priority Mail, insured. The following shipping charges will be added to winning bids:
Invoice Total Total Shipping Charge
$ 50 to $ 99 - $10
$101 to $500 $20
$501 to $1,000 $40
$1,000 to $5,000 $50
Over $5,000 $100
Oversized and framed items and international shipments will be priced separately according to the actual shipping cost.