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Terms and Conditions of Auction 

This is a live auction. If you have questions please contact us before the auction! We provide additional images upon request up to 72 hours prior to the live auction.     

1. This auction is conducted under the laws of the State of Maryland. All lots are sold as-is, where-is. The property described in this catalogue, as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the sale, will be sold by Fairhill Auction LLC (Fairhill Auction) as agent for various owners (the consignors). All property is sold 'as is' and neither Fairhill Auction nor the consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property or its value, and in no event shall they be responsible for correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity, authorship, completeness, condition of the property or estimate of value. No statement (oral or written) in the catalogue, at the sale, or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation, or any assumption of responsibility.  

2. The total buyer's premium for all bids submitted is 27% and will be added to your final invoice. Our in-house buyer's premium is 25% and applies only to absentee bids left directly with Fairhill Auction. AuctionMobility charges a 2% fee for using their platform, those fees may show on your invoice as a combined total or displayed separately. Payments shall be made by cash, check, money orders, or major credit card. Invoices over $2,000 must be paid by check or bank transfer and all wire fees are payable by the buyer.  

3. The Auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid for any reason, at any time, before or during the auction. In cases of clerking errors, third-party bidding platform errors, miscommunication, technical malfunctions, or any other errors, the auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw the lot after the hammer has fallen. The auctioneer is the ultimate authority in the determination of the final hammer price.    

4. The Auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw any lot for any reason at any time.    

5. Our auctions are offered simultaneously on multiple proxy bidding sites. We offer direct absentee bidding with Fairhill Auction. In the event of duplicate high bids, the earliest bid received will be the winner as determined by the bidding records. Absentee bids placed through any third-party proxy site, such as AuctionMobility, Liveauctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, etc. are delivered to the auctioneer and the clerk when the lot is opened for bidding by the auctioneer and not before, these bids will not be considered as an early absentee bid by the auctioneer. Only absentee bids submitted prior to the live auction directly by phone or email, will be considered as early absentee bids and tracked by time and date stamps. If you need clarification or have further questions please contact us before bidding. 

6. Some lots may carry a hidden reserve, any lot that does not meet that hidden reserve will not be sold. Reserves and maximum bids will not be disclosed. You may see a current high bid on Liveauctioneers.com, which is only current information for Liveauctioneers.com, not taking into consideration competing bids received by competing proxy bidding sites, or bids received directly by Fairhill Auction LLC. The current bid status will be announced by the auctioneer when a lot is opened for live bidding.     

7. All lots are sold as-is, where-is, unless otherwise stated in the lot description. If you have questions please email us at bid@fairhillauction.com before bidding. We are not responsible for typographical or photo image errors in the description, the description is only provided as a service. All descriptions are personal opinions and not a statement of fact. Fairhill Auction allows ample time and recommends you to inspect the property personally or request a condition report prior to bidding. Our images posted online here or on our direct bidding site are always large enough for visual inspection, you may request images up until 2 days prior to the start of the auction. We do not provide such information the day before or the day of the auction. Once you place a bid you deem yourself satisfied with the condition of the item. Group lots are just that, a large grouping of items of varying conditions which we do not inspect for condition.     

8. Items housed in frames have not been examined outside of the frame. Lots that bear defects or damage not visible because of framing or matting or any other obstructions, will not be subject to return because of hidden damage. Fairhill Auction LLC will not be responsible for shipping costs, appraisal fees, authentication fees, testing, or any other post-auction costs. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer be responsible for lost profits or other financial damages. We do not refund shipping charges or any fees, including the buyer's premium.   

9. Any lot containing three or more items is not subject to return for any reason. All dimensions provided in the description are approximate.   

10. We are not selling frames or framing glass, the condition of the frame or the glass, including broken glass during transport, is not reason for return. Shipping costs for framed items may vary greatly depending on the size and/or weight of the frame, and at times these charges may be more than the hammer plus buyer's premium. Customers may request us to remove items from its frame to reduce shipping charges. We will accommodate customers for an additional charge of $10.00 per framed item, please note such service will be undertaken at our sole discretion and only after full payment has been received. Fairhill Auction LLC will exercise care in removing items from frames, but this is done ENTIRELY at the risk of the buyer and the buyer fully indemnifies Fairhill Auction LLC for any damage that may occur as a result of any attempt by us to remove the item from a frame, mat, glass, etc. 

11. Photographs of lots may have been adjusted for size, color, brightness, or contrast, for display purposes only. We do not guarantee the color of lots displayed online matching the sold items due to variances in external device color calibration.     

12. Estimated prices are only suggestions. Actual selling prices may be higher or lower than our estimates.   

13. The placing of a bid is a legal contract, you agree to purchase the lot at or below the bid placed, plus the buyer's premium. Bids may not be retracted without our approval. Please think before you bid! Fairhill Auction LLC cannot remove or cancel your bid on Liveauctioneers.com, if you have bid in error you will have to cancel your bid with assistance from Liveauctioneers.com. 

14. The winning bid will always be one bidding increment over the second-highest bid. Bidders may call us at 443-222-8240 during office hours, Monday through Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M. EST. Live bidding: Bids entered during the course of the sale by bidders on the floor, on the phone, or live on the internet, will be taken at the amount bid. 

15. Payment is due immediately upon receipt of your invoice from Fairhill Auction. We accept cash, checks, money orders, all major credit cards, and bank transfers for invoice amounts over $600. All invoices are payable to Fairhill Auction in US dollars. Invoices over $2,000 must be paid by check or bank transfer. Maryland residents pay 6% Maryland sales tax unless a resale number is filed with us prior to the auction. We reserve the right to cancel invoices not paid within 14 days. Transfer of property rights only takes effect after payment, not by being the highest bidder. 
Successful bidders will receive an invoice directly from Fairhill Auction within 1-2 days after the auction. We only ship in-house and the shipping charges are automatically added to your invoice. Your email will contain a secure link for easy online payment by credit card. 
Please check your email inbox and your junk mail folders for an email from us with your invoice attached as a PDF file. It is the responsibility of the bidder to follow up and pay in a timely manner. 
We do NOT accept Paypal.  
Fairhill Auction LLC reserves the right to re-offer or re-sell any lot if items are not paid for within 14 days, or earlier if the winning bidder has made verbal or written statements of refusal to pay for an item. If a bidder contacts Fairhill Auction LLC during or after the auction and claims a bid in error, the auctioneer may, in his judgment, immediately sell the lot to the underbidder for the last bid placed.  

16. Shipping is fulfilled in-house. Shipping and handling charges will be added to the final invoice. International shipping is very expensive. We are required to ship with tracking and signature confirmation to protect Fairhill Auction LLC, the buyer, and the seller, from fraud. We will only ship to the address on file and registered with the payment method. Shipping will be determined by the volumetric dimension and destination. If you have any shipping questions, please contact us before placing a bid! Cost of shipping does not release you from paying an invoice. Should you require international shipping (Canada is considered international for our purposes) you can request a non-binding shipping quote, simply contact us at bid@fairhillauction.com before bidding.    

17. Property purchased and paid for by successful bidders but remaining unclaimed after 90 days will be deemed abandoned and the title will be ceded to Fairhill Auction LLC unless you make arrangements with Fairhill Auction LLC to hold items. 

18. Although careful precaution has been taken in the preparation of this catalog, we assume no responsibility for omissions or errors. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that an item is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement or a fact.   

19. By placing of a bid in our auction you confirm that you have read and accept our terms. By accepting these terms you give Fairhill Auction LLC implied and unquestionable permission to send you emails now and in the future, contact you through email now and in the future, according to American, Canadian, and European regulations. You may contact us at any time to be removed from our mailing list.