Payment & Shipping

These two life-sized terracotta lions each weighed about 450 lbs; they were sold to a buyer in Texas for $10,530 (having bought-in at a major NYC auction house for much less). Although we were originally quoted as much as $3,400, we eventually found a carrier to crate and ship them to the buyer for about $1,000.

Payment: For all auction items, payment is due within 1 (one) week of the auction’s close. Invoices will be emailed at the close of the auction and will include the Buyer’s Premium of 25%, but not include other fees such as tax, packing and shipping or delivery.

Methods: Acceptable methods of payment include: Cash, Good Check, Money Order/Bank Check, Wire-Transfer, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. Credit card payments will be accepted for a maximum payment of $5000. Any balance or purchase above the $5000 limit must be paid by an alternative method. No merchandise will be released until payment in full has been received.

Checks: Merchandise paid for by personal or business check will be held for a period of approximately 7 business days. LCA also reserves the right to process checks through an automated clearing house (ACH). There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.

Sales Tax: NOTE: A new 7%,”Luxury” tax is imposed on the following:
-Each piece of Jewelry exceeding $5,000
-Each piece of clothing or pair of footwear exceeding $1,000
-Each handbag, luggage, umbrella, wallet, or watch exceeding $1,000.
All other purchases picked up at our location or shipped/delivered to an address in Connecticut is subject to 6.35% CT Sales Tax, unless a valid resale number is provided.If you have a resale number, we can provide you with a resale certificate that can be completed for tax exemption.

Pick Up: We will be available for pick up Monday through Friday from 9-5 every day for the week following the auction. If you cannot pick up during that time, please contact us to make an appointment for pick up. Please note the pick up and payment deadlines provided on your invoice, should you be a successful bidder. Pick up address: 425 Bantam Road (Rte. 202), Litchfield, CT 06759

Storage Fees: Items that have not been picked up or had specific pick up arrangements made within two weeks of the auction will be subject to a $10 per lot/per day storage fee.

Shipping Information:

Please note that packing, shipping and insurance fees is an additional and separate charge. Please contact your preferred shipper directly for quotes and to make arrangements for shipping or delivery of your items. Shipping will be arranged after all lots in the auction have closed. Once payment has been cleared, merchandise will be released.

International shipping is available to all countries. Please note that packing, duties, and other documentation fees will be an additional charge. Please contact one of the following companies, or make arrangements with a company you already work with.


Litchfield County Auctions: (Domestic/International)

LCA can ship items small non-breakable items in house via USPS, including: (but not limited to) Jewelry, Clothing and Accessories, Silver, and Selective Smalls.

Packaging Depot: (Domestic/International)
Ships via UPS and FEDEX. Please have your lot numbers ready and contact Packaging Depot at (860) 482-2539 or email at


Large items will require delivery. Below are several different companies that our clients have worked with for shipping oversized items and furniture. Please contact them directly for a quote before the auction, or to make arrangements after the auction. Please be prepared to provide the measurements, value (for insurance), and the delivery address from 425 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Litchfield County Transport: (CT, NY, MA and parts of NJ)
(860) 567-4661 or email: sales[at]

Plycon Transportation : (Domestic)
(212) 353-0360 or Fax: (212) 353-0838.

Westbrook Deliveries: (Domestic)
646-584-0907 or email at

Door to Door Services(Domestic/International)
(908)707-0077 or

-Or you may make arrangements with a delivery company of your choice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Office (860) 567-4661, or email at sales[at]