Conditions of Sale

Bidding in any manner at any of our sales indicates that you have read, understood and accepted the following terms and conditions of sale.

  • All items are guaranteed for accuracy and condition for a period of 21 days from the date of sale. This guarantee is given only to the person who bought the lot and not to any third party or subsequent owner. The terms of guarantee for accuracy do not cover adjectival terms or statements of opinion and only apply if the lot’s worth is diminished due to the amended description. Prospective bidders should inspect the property carefully before bidding to determine its age, condition and any other factors. Estimates provided in any catalog represent the range which, in our opinion, represents a fair and probable auction value. Actual prices realized can fall below or above this range. Any indications of measurement are approximate.
  • A premium of 25% of the successful bid price of each lot will be added to the actual purchase price  and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw any property from the sale for any reason.
  • Payment is due within 7 days of auction. Pick-up must me within 14  days of auction. At our discretion, items not picked-up within that time frame may be resold for our own account or moved to offsite shed storage, which is neither temperature controlled nor vermin-proof.
  • If the purchaser fails to pay for the property in full and with good funds within that time frame, in addition to other remedies available to us and the Consignor by law, including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase price together with costs of collection, including attorneys’ fees, we at our option may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser or (b) resell the property at public auction or by private sale without reserve, and the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency, handling charges, the expenses of both sales, our commission on both sales at our regular rates, all other charges due hereunder, all other costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and incidental damages. In addition, a purchaser defaulting hereunder will be deemed to have granted us a security interest in, and we may retain as collateral security for such purchaser’s obligation to us, any property in our possession owned by such purchaser. We shall have all of the rights afforded a secured party under the Connecticut Uniform Commercial Code with respect to such purchaser. Unless prior arrangements are made, we reserve the right to hold property purchased at an auction until payment has been made in full. At our option, payment will not be deemed to have been made in full until we have collected funds represented by checks.
  • We reserve the right to reject any bid. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer will be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute or question regarding any bid, the auctioneer will have sole and final discretion to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer the property for sale. If any dispute arises after the sale, our records shall be deemed determinative. At our discretion we may accept order bids or telephone bids, but we are not responsible for any errors or omissions in connection with any such bids.
  • If the auctioneer decides that the amount of the opening bid is less than the value of the property being offered, he may reject the bid and remove the property from sale. If, having accepted an opening bid, the auctioneer decides that an advance is not enough, he may reject the advance.
  • At the auctioneer’s indication that an item is sold, title to the offered lot will pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to fulfillment by such bidder of all of the conditions set forth herein, and such bidder thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility for the property, and (b) will pay the full purchase price of the property. We reserve the right to require a cash payment at the time of sale on certain items.
  • Unless exempt by law, the purchaser will be required to pay Connecticut sales tax or any applicable compensating tax of another state on the total purchase price.
  • In no event will we be liable to a purchaser for any reason for an amount in excess of the purchase price actually paid.