Although we run primarily Internet based auctions, we can also enter competitive “up-to” bids by mail, fax or email on the enclosed bid sheet or phone. We are running these auctions in addition to the Wm Morford Premier Sales. All items in this sale are curated and described by William Morford (of Wm Morford Auctions) and are guaranteed to be authentic and as described. We have used brief lot descriptions on these pages- much more detailed descriptions and additional images for most lots can be found on our auction website (Live.AntiqueAdvertising.com) or on our mobile app. We attempt to grade condition both fairly and conservatively using a scale of 1-10 (10 being absolutely mint). We do not list reproductions, re-issues or deceptively restored items (occasionally, a well restored piece might be included in one of our sales, but in these instances this will be noted in our description). Any flaws and/or blemishes will be prominently noted and over emphasized in our website descriptions. Dimensions are listed by height then width and are only approximate (+ or – 1⁄4”). We hope you enjoy this sale and welcome any feedback you may have.
All bids are a legal contract to purchase and once entered cannot be canceled. Placement of any bid indicates acceptance of all terms of sale.
Mail, Fax and Email Absentee Bidding
For those of you who are not able to use the Internet or mobile devices for your bidding, we are happy to accept absentee bids from you if placed on our absentee bidding sheet. Bids are accepted only from those parties who have registered with us to bid. Even though AntiqueAdvertising.com is a separate brand, if you are a known bidder or customer of the Wm Morford Absentee Auctions in good standing, you have been pre-approved for mail, fax and email left “Up To” bids in this sale. These bids will get entered into the auctions bidding software in a discreet and competitive manner for you. If bidding by mail or fax, please remember to include your name and telephone number with your bids. To ensure that we have time to enter any absentee (fax, mail and email) left “Up To” bids, we will need to receive them by no later than 2 PM (Eastern Time) on closing day to ensure we have time to enter them all before the lots begin closing at 7 PM on the auction site. These absentee bids will be entered into the auctions bidding software in batches and they will not necessarily be entered or reflected right away. You’re welcome to send these absentee bids anytime after receiving this catalog. This is an exclusively absentee auction, which will not have phone bidding, however you are welcome to call us should you have questions regarding lot descriptions, bidding procedures or if you have incurred any problems establishing or setting up your on-line bidding account.
Online and Mobile Device Bidding
We offer on-line and mobile bidding for this auction, which can be accessed at our auction site Live.AntiqueAdvertising.com To access and view the current auction you can simply go to the Live.AntiqueAdvertising.com website or you can download our free mobile App in either the Apple or Google Play stores by searching for AntiqueAdvertising.com This innovative platform has been designed specifically with our bidders in mind and offers you live, real time bidding and current price feedback on both our website and via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets). It also contains more detailed descriptions, additional photographs and offers our users notifications and bid updates for any lot(s) you have bid on or are following.
If you will be bidding online with us for the first time , you will first need to sign-up and provide all the required information to get registered. If you have bid in any of our previous on-line sales, you can easily re-register to bid in the current sale after logging in to your account by hitting the “Register to Bid” button. It is not necesary to register to view the online catalog, descriptions and current bids.
Reserves, Estimates and Bidding Increments
All items pictured in this printed auction catalog will have a minimum opening bid of only $20. Additional uncatalogued discovery items have been added to the auction site, with minimum opening bids of only $10 each. Once any item opens, it will move in $10 increments throughout the auction and will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of the price realized, with a strict policy of no buybacks, no auctioneer games, and no hidden reserves. Unlike many auctions, consignors are not allowed to bid on their own items!
Auction Structure and Lot Closing
Starting at 7 PM (Eastern Time) on closing night a closing clock will begin for each lot. This clock counts down until no new bids have been received for 10 minutes, at which time the item will close. Each time a new bid is entered on a lot, the closing clock will reset to 10 minutes for that piece. Once no bids have been placed for 10 minutes the lot will close. It is important to frequently refresh your browser (using circular arrow button) to be sure you are viewing the most up to date bids.
Terms of Sale
-On all lots in this sale, an 18% buyers premium will get added to the hammer price of each successful winning bid.
-AntiqueAdvertising.com reserves the right to withdraw items in the event of inaccurate catalog descriptions and to reject any bid we feel is not made in good faith. We reserve the right to change the official closing date or time in the event of unforeseen family type emergencies or technological failures (utilities disruptions, etc.). We also reserve the right to either extend the bidding, to postpone or to cancel this auction in the event of a national emergency or if the services of the US Post Office or internet were to get seriously disrupted during our catalog mailing or bidding period.
-New York State and Kansas Sales tax will be charged to all customers with shipping addresses located in New York State or Kansas unless a signed resale certificate is provided.
-For security purposes, the auction bidding software requires all online and app bidders to register for bidding using your encrypted and secured credit or debit card info. Invoices will be sent after the sale closes, and all winning bidders may then pay via check, money orders or credit card. All personal paid by personal checks may be held for up to 10 days before orders are shipped. In the event of non-payment, AntiqueAdvertising.com reserves the right to charge your registered card 15 business days after invoicing.
-Should any legal action be required to collect on any unpaid balances, the bidder agrees to be responsible for all reasonable legal fees, collection costs and any additional court related costs incurred.
-Up To/Ceiling bids may be placed at any time and for any amount so long as it adheres to the $10 bidding increments. All up to/ceiling bids will be held in strict confidence and entered into the auction software with the intention of winning the item at the lowest possible price in a competitive manner up to your ceiling amount. Tie bids go to the earliest registered bid received.
-All bids are a legal contract to purchase and cannot be canceled once entered. Placement of a bid indicates acceptance of all our terms.
-All packing and shipping charges are extra. We do our own packing and shipping in house and try very hard to keep these charges as reasonable as possible for you. We ship through the Post Office and Fedex Ground (Fedex Overnight available at an extra charge). These charges will be added to your final invoice.
-Invoices for on-line and app bidders will be sent via email. Winning bidders who don’t have an email on file will be mailed a printed invoice. All payments are due within 10 days of invoice receipt. Final prices for all on-line auctions can be viewed on the auction website.
Subscribing, Consignments and Upcoming Events
We hope you enjoy this sale. Printed Catalogs for the AntiqueAdvertising.com auction are a free bonus for the paid annual subscribers of the Wm Morford Premier Absentee Auctions (subscriptions still only $20 for a full 12 months). We are currently accepting consignments for our next on-line auction, as well as the Wm Morford Premier auctions. If you have any items you would like us to consider for any of these upcoming events, please send any photos to our email address at [email protected]