Conditions of Sale
Successful bidders are requested to make total payment for purchases by cash, wire, money order or pre-approved local check on the day of sale.
All property must be paid within one week following the auction.
Buyers not known to Weschler's and planning to pay with a personal or business check are required to supply us a bank letter of credit prior to the auction. If such arrangements are not made prior to the auction, purchases will be held by Weschler's until the check has cleared our bank.
While Weschler's does not provide packing and shipping services other than jewelry purchases, we do have a list of recommended third party shippers to assist you. It is the responsibility of each purchaser to make their own shipping arrangements.
Keep in mind, property may not be released without receipt of purchase payment. In addition, once you have finalized shipping arrangements you must notify our shipping department to confirm your intentions. No property will be released without your confirmation with our office.
Maryland Sales Tax is computed on this total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; or (ii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier.
Please note that all property must be removed from our premises within one week (7 days) post-sale from a Capital Collections auction and three (3) days post-sale from a Metro Online or Timed auction.
If you have any questions about shipping, please contact Deborah Knott between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at email@example.com or 202-628-1281.
A premium equal to 22* percent of the successful bid price up to and including $100,000, 20 percent of the successful bid price $100,001-$500,000, and 18% over $500,001 will be added thereto and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase price.
In addition, online purchasers through Invaluable, Auctionzip or Weschler's Infinite Bidding are charged an additional premium of 3% of the hammer price.
*Discount for cash, wire or pre-approved check (excludes debit cards)
Taxes on your purchase:
Maryland Sales Tax is computed on the total purchase price. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; (ii) the sales price of precious metal bullion or coins is greater than $1000; or (iii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier. On any cash transactions or series of transactions exceeding $10,000, Treasury Form 8300 will be filed. *Discount for Cash, Wire Transfer or Local and/or Approved Checks.
The Auctioneer and the Consignor assume no risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity or the authorship of any property identified in the catalogue (that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin as the case may be, with which the creation of any property is identified herein). All property is sold "As Is" and neither the Auctioneer nor the Consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness or any implied warranty or merchant ability or any implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose as it relates to description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, safety, reliability or condition of the property. If any implied warranties of merchant ability or fitness for a particular purpose can be construed from the catalogue, auction, or bill of sale, such warranties are disclaimed by the Auctioneer and the Consignor. No statement in the catalogue or made at the sale or in the Bill of Sale or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty or representation or an admission of liability. All photographs are considered part of the condition report and may display issues not specifically described in the condition report. Please note that it is at our discretion whether or not we will unframe any works and we may not be able to accommodate requests for additional details for any lots estimated below $800.