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AUCTION RULES & TERMS
NOTE: Current Sale Commences Closing at 9PM (Eastern) Saturday December 3, 2011
AUCTION DAY PHONE\FAX: (212) 505-2455 or 505-8301
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1. Auction is open and all items can be bid on until CLOSING COMMENCES at 9:00 PM of day of listed auction (SATURDAY, December 3, 2011) or when and until a 15 minute period thereafter has passed without a bid being raised by telephone. A busy signal means the auction is still active. In the past, bidding has continued until well after 2:00 AM, EST.

NOTE: In order to have the option of bidding past 9PM you must have at least one bid on any item by 7 PM on Auction day, so remember to bid early! INTERNET: To bid via the Net you must have both a bidders number & a password.

2. A 15% Buyer's Premium , discounted to 12 % for cash, check or money order, is added to each successful bid.

3. To bid & find out current high bids call us at 212-505-2455//8301. You may bid upon receipt of your catalog by internet, phone & fax! Opening bids are half the low estimate. In the event of a tie bid, the earliest received will be successful. If we receive a mail/fax bid which is over the current bid, but not by a 10% increment, we will raise your bid to the appropriate amount. Be sure you confirm any FAX BIDS with us! (Bidding by mail is not recommended)

4. Your bid must exceed the current high bid by at least 10%. There is a minimum advance of $10.

5. You may bid as many times as you like, as there is usually multiple bidding on each lot.

6. CALL BACK OPTION: Available only if your bid is the "high" bid after 6 PM Auction night and the value of that is $200 or greater. In the event that your bid has been exceeded we will call you back. Due to typical heavy Auction Evening activity, this may be at 1 or 2 AM or later! We will make every effort to reach you, we cannot guarantee that will be in a timely fashion. We recommend that you leave "ceiling bids" or contact us at regular intervals. Note: Final Call backs often continue after the Online auction has closed, so it is important you leave a ceiling bid or request a call back!

7. Left Bids: If you are unavailable the night of the auction or do not want to stay up, we can place bids on your behalf. Opening bids are half the low estimate. Merely call us or write us and indicate "ceiling bid(s)," the top price you are willing to pay for each lot. We will advance you by increments of 10% against the "live" phone bidders only as your bid is topped. In the event that your ceiling bid is short the high bid by 9% or less we will add that amount to your bid. Left bids lots will be purchased for the lowest possible price under their limit.

8. Barring gross error in the representation of condition, origin, or description. All Sales Are Final! Regarding condition; if you have any questions, please call us regarding any details. Description or condition reports will not be available on Auction Day. We provide minimum written descriptions, we urge you to call and inquire as to specific condition details.

9. PAYMENT: Successful bidders will receive an invoice by email as well as US post. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. If there is a payment problem contact us immediately!

Credit Card, Cashiers checks & Postal Money order payments insure immediate, first come first serve shipment. Check payments will delay shipping, by two weeks. Funds must be in US dollars drawn against a US bank, or a collection charge will be applied. NY residents are subject to 8.65% sales tax unless a NYS resale form has been presented. Successful bidders will receive an invoice by email as well as US post. PAYMENT IS DUE UPON RECEIPT OF INVOICE and should be received no later than 10 business days of the auction close. If there is a payment problem contact us immediately!


10. Shipping charges, which includes protective packing and insurance, are extra. International shipments: When and\or where you request low value or no insurance for duty purposes, we are not responsible for lost items. Minimum cost for Domestic Shipping is $10.00.

11. Condition, descriptions, terminology and estimates, as represented in the catalog, are done in good faith. Authenticity of any internal mechanism or part not readily visible cannot be guaranteed, nor do we assume any responsibility for any electrical apparatus. We also cannot guarantee clocks or watches once they leave our possession. We are not responsible for unintentional omissions. We strongly urge you to call us for complete & detailed descriptions, which we will gladly provide up to Auction Day!

12. Returns\Adjustments\Credits Requests for adjustments or returns MUST be made within five (5) business days of receipt and will only be considered if the item or items in question are damaged or not as represented in the catalog. There will be no exceptions and any item returned without our authorization will be refused. Collection Liquidators has final say on all disputes. Bidder also agrees and will reimburse Collection Liquidators for any subsequent costs incurred to settle any dispute deemed in "CLA's" favor.

13. Bids cannot be canceled for any reason. A bid is a legal contract to purchase. Placement of a bid indicates acceptance of all these terms & conditions stated herein.

 

Good Luck and please feel free to call regarding any and all questions.
Keys for Windup Toys, Picture Frames and Mattes: Unless expressly listed in description, keys are not provided with toys, nor are picture frames or mattes provided with paintings. These are sometimes placed in photos to show the item in a certain context.


GRADING:(M) Mint, (IB) in Box, (OB) original Box, (NM) Near Mint, (EX) Excellent, (VG) Very Good, (G) Good, (F) Fair, (P) Poor (+) plus or (-) is self explanatory!


ABBREVIATIONS:

ow
otherwise
 
comp
composition
ovrl
overall
 
ci
cast iron
mnr
minor
 
cel
celluloid
rpr
repair
 
pls
plastic
slit
slight
 
mech
mechanical
miss
missing
 
Cpyrt
Copyright
cor.
corrosion
 
Patd
Patented
hrline
hairline
 
h
high
pencl
pencil
 
w
wide
bo
battery-operated
 
l
long
bcksde
backside
 
bx
box
tl
tin-lithographed
 
pltng; pltd
plated
ppr
paper
 
HK
Hong Kong
litho
lithographed
 
flks
flakes
COLOR ABBREVIATIONS:
multi
blk
blu
rd
yel
oran
ol.gr
brn
wht
crm
sil
pnk
gry
pld
gld
prple

 

We are always interested in accepting quality items for consignment or outright purchase! Single pieces or entire collections sought!


DO NOT RELY ON THE US MAILS!! TO BID USE EMAIL, INTERNET, TELEPHONE OR FAX TO INSURE RECEIPT!

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Mailing Address:
Collection Liquidators Auction Service & Sales
341 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone\Fax: (212) 505-2455 or (212) 505-8301
support@collectionliquidators.com

 

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