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All property offered and sold through Westport Auction   shall be offered and sold on the terms and conditions below. By bidding   at the auction, whether present in person or by agent, by written bid,   telephone, internet or other means, the buyer agrees to be bound by   these terms and conditions.

1. All items are sold as-is. All sales are final. No returns. No refunds. No exceptions.

2. Online bidders on LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable are subject to a 28% buyer's premium with a discount of 3% for cash, good check, or bank wire transfer. A 23% buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price of each lot sold to the floor, phone bidders, and  Westport  Auction's bidding platform with a discount of 3% for cash,  good check,  or bank wire transfer.

3. All purchases are subject to a Connecticut State sales tax of 6.35% unless (1) the buyer is an out of state resident and lots   are being shipped out of Connecticut or (2) the purchaser has a valid   tax resale certificate (an actual resale certificate must be presented   and on file with Westport Auction) .

4. Bidder gives Westport Auction permission to charge the   credit card supplied at the time of registration, if payment is not  made  within 10 business days or the auction's specific payment time  frame.

5. Payment methods accepted: A. Cash (in house only) B.   Credit card payment will be accepted for invoice amounts under   $4,999.99. All payments over $4,999.99 MUST be made via other accepted   methods. We do not accept international credit card payments. All gold  and silver purchases must be paid for via guaranteed funds (i.e. cash,  certified bank check, or bank wire). We will not accept credit card  payments for gold or silver. Credit  cards from North America accepted:  American Express, MasterCard, Visa,  & Discover. Credit card  transactions are subject to a 3 percent  convenience fee. C. Bank Wire  Transfer (all international payments of  any amount and payments for  invoices over $4,999.99), Money order,  certified check, approved  personal or business check with proper  identification. We reserve the  right to hold item(s) until checks are  clear. International wire  transfer invoices are subject to a $50 bank  fee.

6. All items are sold as-is, where-is. We do our best to   describe the items; our descriptions are no way to be interpreted as a   guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition and materials.   Shipping and insurance are the responsibility of the purchaser. Please   contact us for an in-house shipping quote for select smaller items that   can be shipped to the Continental USA. Purchases are not contingent  upon  shipping costs. You must be aware of the shipping costs before you  bid  on an item. We provide a list of suggested shippers as a courtesy.

7. All items are sold to the highest bidder by the   auctioneer. The auctioneer has the right to not accept any bid. Bidding   may be reopened at the discretion of the auctioneer. The auctioneer   reserves the right to withdraw any item and to reoffer the item at   another time.

8. USA and international buyers should be aware that   certain countries or states do not allow the importation of items   containing materials made from endangered species. This includes, but   not limited to ivory, coral, and tortoise shell. It is the buyer's   responsibility to check with relevant import and customs regulations   prior to bidding.

9. All items purchased from Westport Auction must be paid   in full within 10 days after the auction date unless otherwise stated   (sooner for most on-site sales) . All bidders will have a dispute placed   on their account and will be blocked from bidding with us if payment  is  not made within the designated payment period. The dispute will be   removed only once the payment is received. The credit card supplied at   the time of registration may be charged if payment is not made within 10   business days or the auction's specific payment time frame. All items   purchased from Westport Auction must be removed within 10 days after  the  auction date or within the specific time window. Items left after  the  pickup window will incur a $10/day storage fee per item. After 30  days  items in our possession will be considered abandoned without  refund.

10. All items not being picked up at the sale's advertised   pick-up location can be shipped by us or any company from our  suggested  list of shippers. Buyers must contact us or the shipping  company  directly after the auction to arrange shipment and payment for  shipping.  We require a written emailed release in order to have items  ready for  pickup. Pickup is by appointment only.

11. Buyers will have 15 days after the auction date to   contact Westport Auction if there is a misrepresentation of an item.   Westport Auction will not be responsible for any items after 15 days   from the auction date.

12. Any damage that occurred during shipping is the   responsibility of the shipper. All items must be signed off on by the   shipper before leaving our facilities confirming condition is as stated   in the catalog.