TERMS OF SALE
This is a mail bid sale. All bids are in US dollars. Note that we have revised the bid increments. All lots are sold to the highest bidder:
At $1 over the second highest bid for lots selling under $100
At $5 over the second highest bid for lots selling at $100 or more
You offer $95, the preceding bid is $62, you get the lot for $63
You offer $250, the preceding bid is $220, you get the lot for $225
We continue to list the reserve prices for every lot. We will not accept bids less than the reserve. The estimate is our reasonable judgement of the value of the lot. Lots may sell at, below, or above the estimate. You can confidently bid higher than the estimate and if there are no other bids for a lot, you will receive the lot at the reserve price. Tie bids go to the bidder with the earliest postmark or email date. It is to your advantage to send in your bids early.
Any lots unsold on the sale closing date will be offered at the reserve price and will be sold on a first-come, first- served basis.
All lots are guaranteed as described. Lots incorrectly described can be returned within 8 days of sale. Lots may not be returned for defects visible in the photos displayed on our website or in the catalog (if you received the printed version of the catalog).
Shipments are made fully insured through the postal system or through or own business insurance. There will be a reasonable charge for postage, insurance and handling added to the total. In the US, lots totalling more than $500 will be sent certified mail (registered if over $2000). For other countries, lots totalling more than $500 will be sent be registered airmail.
Each lot is sold as genuine. When, in the opinion of any competent authority mutually acceptable to FRANCE INTERNATIONAL and the purchaser, a lot is declared otherwise, the purchase price will be refunded. FRANCE INTERNATIONAL should be informed if the opinion is not expected within 8 days of receipt of the lot.
We reserve the right to withdraw any lot. We reserve the right to refuse any bid that we will feel "unreasonable."
Payment should be made upon receipt of the invoice.
Lots are mailed after funds are received except:
For customers known to us and at our discretion.
To expedite shipments, we recommend that you indicate your credit card number and expiration date on the bid sheet. We will charge your credit card as we mail the lots.
In certain cases, for purchases of more than $1000, we can arrange payment in installments without interest charge. Please contact us regarding this.
IF YOU RECEIVE THIS CATALOGUE LATE,
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO FAX OR TELEPHONE YOUR BIDS.
Photocopies are available FREE OF CHARGE for up to 5 lots.
Additional photocopies are available at 25 cents per lot (payable in
cash or stamps only, no checks please).
Photocopies can also be FAXED worldwide, within 24 hours of receipt of your request at only $1 per page. The amount must be charged to a VISA or MasterCard (minimum $5). Postal viewing is NOT available.
QUALITY: All lots are in nice quality considering the period of issue unless otherwise described. We take good care of what we sell and will never write, even in pencil, on covers as we have seen some auction houses do. Lots are very carefully packaged when mailed to you.
VACATIONS: Do not hesitate to bid because you are afraid that a mailing will be made to you during a vacation. If you are planning any vacation, please indicate it on your bid sheet.