All of our on site, in-person auctions allow for preview times, either the day before or the morning of an auction. Previews are a period of time when the public is invited to views the items up for sale prior to the auction. We strongly encourage buyers to take advantage of this oppportunity to come and personally examine items they are interested in. During preview hours our staff is always on hand to answer any questions you might have about the history, value, and condition of items and their sales estimates. When possible we hare happy to accommodate a preview by appointment.
If you are unable to personally attend a preview, please email us about items you are interested in. We are happy to provide a condition report by email, or answer your questions about estimate and condition by phone.
The buyer's premium is a charge in addition to the hammer price of an auction item, or lot. The winning bidder is required to pay both the hammer price plus the buyers premium, which is percentage determined by the auction gallery. Unless otherwise specified in the terms for a specific auction, the buyers premium is 18%
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Automated credit card payments processed after "the close" of each auction. Additional shipping/delivery charges may apply.
All items are sold as is, where is, with all faults. There are no warranties of any kind, express or implied, so it is very important that buyers inform themselves about the condition of the item before they bid. All items are available for your examination prior to bidding. Your bidding will signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire, or that you have chosen not to examine them. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, materials or any other feature of items being sold. Our goal is to provide prospective bidders with accurate and detailed information to the best of our knowledge. If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you not bid on the item in question. We do not give refunds. All sales are final.
Smith auctions can assist a buyer with shipping, a certified local UPS pack and ship is our shipper of choice for smaller items, larger pieces can be stored until arrangements are made or one can request a quote for New England deliveries via Walts delivery service, a local pad wrap shipper used by Smiths.
We have many delivery options available to our customers. Please call our office in Plainfield at 603.675.2549 to discuss our recommendations. Once payment is received, we are happy to store your items on site at our Gallery in Plainfield, NH for up to 30 days at no charge. After 30 days you will be contacted to discuss further storage options.
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