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|2018 Daguerreian Society Benefit Auction Terms|
CONDITIONS OF SALE
Property listed in our online or print catalogues will be sold by The Daguerreian Society as agent for others subject to the following terms and conditions. Clients placing bids at auction agree to pay the full purchase price of any lots for which the client is the winning bidder and further acknowledge and agree to these Conditions of Sale. The Daguerreian Society and its representatives reserve the right to amend these by notice or oral announcement at the sale.
All bids are to be per lot as numbered in the catalogue.
Any and all information provided by The Daguerreian Society, including all employees and representatives of The Daguerreian Society, in its catalogs, other written or oral descriptions, email or elsewhere are qualified statements of opinion. They are not intended to represent warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property or its value, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or whether the purchaser acquires any copyrights. In no event shall The Daguerreian Society or the consignor be responsible for the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity, authorship, completeness, condition of the property or estimate of value.
CATALOGUES: Catalogues will be available in three formats:
1) An on-line catalogue on www.daguerre.org.
CONDITION REPORTS, for absentee bidders only, are available on request. Contact Greg French at firstname.lastname@example.org, or request through LiveAuctioneers.
STARTING BIDS for absentee bidders will be published for each lot on LiveAuctioneers.
We reserve the right to revert to smaller increments during the bidding process.
BUYER'S PREMIUM: The auction's purpose is to generate revenue for The Daguerreian Society, and its buyer's premiums are below the norm.
SELLER'S COMMISSION OF 10%. Likewise, this benefits The Daguerreian Society and is below the norm.
BUY-IN FEE OF 5% of the unmet reserve, with a maximum of $200 per lot. This fee only applies to items auctioned with reserves. For example, if a consignor reserves an item for $600 and it is unsold, the fee will be $30. For an unmet reserve of $2000, the fee will be $100. For an unmet reserve of $4000 or more, the fee would be $200 (i.e., the maximum).
BIDDING USING LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM: On-line, live bidding and absentee bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.com. See this page for help registering and bidding in the auction on line.
ABSENTEE BIDDING: As a service to clients unable to attend the Sale in person, we accept absentee bids in advance of the sale. All bids must state the highest bid price the bidder is willing to pay. “Buy” bids are not accepted. The Daguerreian Society accepts no responsibility for failure to execute such bids or any errors contained in submitted bids.
We run these auctions with the utmost integrity. All bids will be competitively bid with total discretion, in increments against other real bids.
Absentee bids may be placed either by contacting Greg French, or by placing an absentee bid through LiveAuctioneers.com. Absentee bids placed through Greg will be executed the night of the auction. Note that absentee bids placed through LiveAuctioneers are subject to the premium for LiveAuctioneers bidders.
Contact Greg French at email@example.com with absentee bids until 6:00 pm (Eastern Daylight Time) Friday, September 14, 2018. Please specify lot number, title and maximum bid. Email is requested as it provides a timestamped record of your bids.
In order to place an absentee bid through LiveAuctioneers you must be approved to bid on line for the auction. You can submit an absentee bid through LiveAuctioneers even during the auction, up to 10 lots ahead of the item currently up for auction. Submitting an absentee bid does not require preregistration for the auction, but does require approval as a bidder before your bid will be accepted. Bids submitted too late for approval will not be accepted or placed -- you are strongly advised to register well ahead of the auction. You can retract an absentee bid submitted through LiveAuctioneers up to two hours before the auction begins. This video gives more details on how to place an absentee bid with LiveAuctioneers and its rules for absentee bidding.
PAYMENT: All items are to be paid for by cash, Visa, PayPal, wire transfer, cashier’s check, personal check with approved credit. The Daguerreian Society reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. Buyer agrees to pay The Daguerreian Society $50 for any returned check. Invoices are due upon receipt. Merchandise is shipped only after full payment has been received. An additional fee of 3% is charged if paying by credit card, and 4% if paying by PayPal.
Purchases that have gone unpaid twenty (20) business days after the sale are subject to any or all of the following: (a) late charge of five percent (5%) of the total purchase price per month; (b) cancellation of the sale; (c) rescindment of bidding privileges at future auctions; (d) initiation of legal proceedings to collect the entire debt including original purchase price, late charges, and legal fees and costs to the fullest extent permitted by law; and (e) any other action or actions The Daguerreian Society finds necessary and appropriate.
COLLECTION: Purchases must be removed Saturday evening (the evening of the auction, 9/15/2018) after cleared payment, unless shipping instructions are received by The Daguerreian Society. If not removed, property will be held at the sole risk of the purchaser and no responsibility is assumed if such goods are lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed. The Daguerreian Society reserves the right to store unclaimed purchases at its discretion and assumes no liability for any damages incurred after the sale.
SHIPPING is available for absentee and LiveAuctioneers buyers ONLY. Such buyers are responsible for charges to package, ship and insure their purchases. Insurance is mandatory for all shipments.
Shipping charges will be calculated as follows:
Small, singular items (e.g. one daguerreotype, 1-6 CDV lot, or book): $15 packing fee plus actual costs for shipping and insurance.
Combined shipping on Civil War CDV lots only: $10 packing fee for each additional 1-6 CDV lot, and shipping costs will only be increased by the additional insurance required.
Box lots, large paper prints and albums: $30 packing fee plus actual costs for shipping and insurance.
Large or bulky items: $50 packing fee plus actual costs for shipping and insurance.
Lots subject to more than the minimum $15 packing fee will be indicated as such in their descriptions. If not so indicated for a lot, the minimum fee applies. In case of multiple purchases postage and insurance can be combined, but the per-lot packing fee still applies.
Please contact The Daguerreian Society before bidding if you have any questions regarding shipping charges.
The Daguerreian Society can arrange shipping and will ship property via USPS, UPS or FedEx.
If purchased property cannot be delivered in the same condition as at the time of sale, due to fire, theft, loss or any other reason, The Daguerreian Society liability will be limited to the sum actually paid by the purchaser. In no event, will compensatory or other damages be included.
SPECIAL NOTE TO NON-US BUYERS: All customs declarations will reflect the full invoice value. Any resultant duties, tariffs and/or taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer.