FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you have any questions not covered by these instructions, you may want to read our FAQ.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our pieces or policies.
BIDDING IN OUR AUCTIONS
You must register in order to bid in this auction before 5:00PM PST (8:00PM EST) on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013. If you have registered for a previous Nate D. Sanders auction, please use your previously established login and password to bid in this auction. To register for the first time, please visit our REGISTER TO BID page, complete and submit the form. At our sole discretion, Nate D. Sanders Auctions retains the right to revoke an account and any bids previously placed by that account. If you have any problems registering, please contact us at 310-440-2982 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. All registration and bidder information shall remain confidential within Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
This is an internet, mail, fax and phone auction. The final day of bidding for all lots is Tuesday, December 17th, 2013. In order to be eligible to bid on a lot during the Extended Bidding Period that begins at 5:00PM PST on December 17th, (the final day), you must have placed a bid on that lot before 5:00PM PST on Tuesday, December 17th. If only one bid at or above the Minimum Bid has been made on a lot when the Initial Bidding Period ends, that bidder will be declared the winner of the lot at the end of the auction. For any lot that has two or more bidders, bidding will remain open until 30 minutes pass without a bid being placed on that INDIVIDUAL LOT. Lots will end at different times depending upon bid activity.
BID NOTIFICATIONS VIA EMAIL
Upon placing a successful bid making you the high bidder, you will receive an email notification confirming that you are current high bidder on that lot. If and when you are outbid on that lot, you will receive a new email notifying you that you have been outbid. In the event that you place a bid but are immediately outbid by another bidder's Maximum Bid, you will be notified instantly on the computer screen that you have been outbid and will not receive an email notification.
MINIMUM BIDS, BIDDING INCREMENTS AND MAXIMUM BIDS
Each lot in the auction has a Minimum Bid (designated in the printed catalogue and online as "MB"). When bidding, you will be able to view the current high bid for each lot. When you want to bid, you will click through to the individual lot page. There you will be able to view a pull-down menu of incremental bid amounts. You will have the option of selecting the next incremental bid (the lowest amount that the pull-down menu displays) or any bid higher than the next incremental bid (a Maximum Bid). If you select a Maximum Bid, the auction program will bid incrementally on your behalf one bid at a time up to but not exceeding your "maximum" bid amount with the intention of winning the item at the lowest possible price. Bid increments are set at 10% increases. In the event that two or more bidders place the same Maximum Bid, then the earliest received bid will be recognized as the successful high bid.
If you have any questions about the details of our bidding process, please don’t hesitate to call us at 310-440-2982.
We ship via FedEx & USPS upon clearance of payment. Shipping includes expedited air shipping and insurance with signature confirmation. You will be notified of all shipping charges upon confirmation of your winning bid.
There is a buyer’s premium payable on top of the hammer price of 25% up to $99,999 and 20% at $100,000 or higher. This amount will be added to the winning bid. Payment methods accepted include personal and cashier’s checks, and wire transfers. We do not accept credit cards. All payment must be made in U.S. dollars. CA sales tax of 9.0% is charged as applicable. Full payment is due within 14 days of the ending auction date unless an exception is made in writing. Late payments have a 2.5% fee per month added to them.
Contact information for sending bids and inquiries:
|11901 Santa Monica Blvd., #555|
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Conditions of Sale for Auction
The following constitutes the entire terms and conditions on which property listed in the catalogue shall be offered for sale or sold by Nate D. Sanders, Inc. and any consignor of such property for whom we act as agent.
1. As used herein the term "bid price" means the price at which a lot is knocked down to the purchaser and the term "purchase price" means the aggregate of (a) the bid price, (b) A BUYER'S PREMIUM PAYABLE BY THE PURCHASER OF 25% (UP TO $99,999 & 20% AT $100,000 OR HIGHER) OF THE BID PRICE and (c) California state or local sales tax.
2. This is an Online, Mail, Phone, Email and Fax Bid Auction. As of closing time printed below, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot in accordance with all of the conditions set forth herein and thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore (b) if requested will sign a confirmation of purchase, and (c) will pay the purchase price in full or such part as we may require for all lots purchased. No lot may be transferred. All property shall be shipped at the purchaser’s expense. Each sale made pursuant to these Conditions of Sale will be deemed to constitute a grant of a security interest by the purchaser to us in, and we may retain as collateral security for the purchaser’s obligations to us, any of the purchaser’s property in our possession, and we may apply against such obligations all monies held or received by us for the account of, or owing to, the purchaser. Whenever the purchaser pays only a part of the total purchase price for one or more lots purchased, we may apply such payments, in our sole discretion, to the lots we chose. Payment will not be deemed made in full until we have collected all amounts due in cash or good funds represented by cleared checks or cashier checks. If the foregoing conditions or any other applicable conditions herein are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to us and the consignor by law, including but without limitations, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the purchase price, we at our option may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by purchaser or (b) resell the property, either publicly or privately, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for the payment of any deficiency plus all costs and expenses of both sales, our commission at our standard rates, all other charges due hereunder, attorney’s feel and incidental damages.
3. All autograph signatures, letters, documents and signed photos are sold "as is". All statements contained in the catalogue or in any bill of sale, invoice or elsewhere as to period, culture, source, origin, measurements, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, exhibition and literature of historical relevance or physical condition are qualified statements of opinion and not representations or warranties. The purchaser hereby accepts the benefit of the consignor’s warranty of title and other representations and warranties made by the consignor for the purchaser’s benefit. The purchaser expressly acknowledges and agrees that in no event shall we be liable for any damage including, without limitation, any compensatory, incidental or consequential damages.
4. We reserve the right to withdraw any property at any time before the actual sale. We reserve the right to reject a bid from any bidder. The highest bidder acknowledged by us shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event we doubt the validity of any bid, we shall have sole and final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article. If any dispute arises after the sale, our sales records shall be conclusive in all respects. If we are prevented by fire, theft or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any property to the purchaser, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually paid therefore by the purchaser and shall in no event include any incidental or consequential damages.
5. If a lot is offered subject to a reserve (the confidential minimum price below which the lot will not be sold), we may implement such reserve by bidding on behalf of the consignor, whether by opening bidding or continuing bidding in response to other bidders until reaching the reserve. Nate D. Sanders may own some or many of the lots in this sale.
6. We have tried to accurately describe every item in this catalog. Condition description ranges are: fair, good, very good and fine Fair being the lowest level and fine being the best condition. Substantial defects are noted, minor defects may not be mentioned. If any substantial defect not described in the catalog is discovered by the purchaser, the lot must be returned within two days. This is not an approval sale. Any return for any reason other than authenticity issues will not be accepted.
7. All items are to be paid for by (a) cash, (b) cashier check or (c) personal check made to "Nate D. Sanders" All sales are final. No bid can be withdrawn at any time. All payment must be in U.S. dollars.
8. Full payment is due within 14 days of the ending auction date unless an exception is made in writing. Late payments have a 2.5% fee per month added to them.
9. These Conditions of Sale and the purchaser’s and our respective rights and obligations hereunder are governed by California law. By bidding at an auction, whether by Web, Fax, Mail, Telephone or other means, the buyer or bidder agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Agreement or the breach, termination or validity thereof, brought by or against Nate’s Autographs Inc. (but not including claims brought against the consignor by the purchaser of lots consigned hereunder) shall be resolved by Arbitrator.
10. The Arbitrator shall be empowered to order specific performance and to award consequential damages and pre-award interest, but shall not be empowered to award punitive damages. The arbitration shall be governed by the U.S. Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1-16, and judgment upon the award rendered by the Arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. Each party shall bear its own attorney’s fees and expenses in connection with such proceedings and shall bear one-half of the Arbitrator’s fees and expenses.
11. These Conditions of Sale shall bind the successor and assigns of all bidders and purchasers and insure to the benefit of our successors and assigns. No waiver, amendment or modification of the terms hereof shall bind us unless specifically stated in a writing signed by us. If any part of these Conditions of Sale is for any reason invalid or unenforceable, the rest shall remain valid and enforceable.
12. We accept bids in advance of sale by Web, Telephone, Email, Fax or Mail. "Buy" bids will not be accepted; all bids must state the highest bid price the bidder is willing to pay. As noted above, a premium payable by the purchaser will be added to the bid price. In the event identical bids are submitted, the earliest will take precedence. We assume no responsibility for failure to execute these bids for any reason whatsoever.
13. Estimated Prices. As a convenience to our clients, we furnish pre-sale estimates for all lots included in the catalogue. These are intended as an approximate guide to our opinion of current market value, and should not be interpreted as a price. The final bid price may well be less than or more than any estimate printed.
14. The purchase of any letter or document does not give the buyer any copyright ownership.
15. Shipment is via Fedex or the USPS unless otherwise instructed. Shipping charges are added to ALL invoices. Items are shipped after receipt of payment.