Terms & Conditions
• All bidders who attend the sale must register and obtain a bidders card in order to participate in the auction. Absentee/Telephone bidders must register by filling out and signing an absentee bid sheet.
• The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall become the owner upon the fall of the hammer. The auctioneer has sole discretion in the case of a dispute among bidders.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. has taken great care in the preparation of the descriptions in this catalog. Although we believe everything in the descriptions to be true, we do not guarantee any part of any description. We recommend that the bidders view the items in person and form their own opinions as to condition, originality, origin, etc. Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will consider all requests for refunds. If a customer is unhappy with a purchase we will be happy to discuss a remedy with them.
• All requests for refunds must be made within 30 days of the sale date. Therefore, it is important that absentee bidders pay for their items in a timely fashion. All requests for refunds received after 30 days of the sale date will not be considered.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to reject any bid in order to protect our consignors interests.
• Reserves: A very few lots will be offered with reserve. In cases where items are reserved, a bid of the low estimate will always exceed the reserve. Reserves will be bid by the auctioneer as an opening bid so any bid taken from the floor or the phone is a live bid above the reserve amount.
• Bidding on any item in the sale indicates the bidder’s full acceptance and understanding of all terms and conditions of sale.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express as payment for items purchased by those customers who attend the sale. Credit card purchases are limited to $50,000.00 per customer, per auction. Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to demand cash or hold merchandise until funds are collected in full. There will be a $35.00 charge for all returned checks.
• A 17.5% Buyer’s Premium will be added to all purchases regardless of price. This premium is to be paid as part of the purchase price.
• Customers without prior credit approval who intend on making purchases in excess of $10,000 must provide credit information such as a bank letter of credit prior to bidding.
GUIDELINES FOR FIREARM PURCHASES
• All Federal, State and Local firearms laws will be observed. FFL Licensees may take possession of any firearm on day of sale when they present a signed copy of their Federal Firearms License. Curio and Relic holders may take possession of C&R firearms same day as well providing those arms meet the federal criteria for a C&R firearm. New Hampshire residents over the age of 21 may take possession of any firearm on day of sale providing the proper paperwork is filled out and the transfer has been approved either through the NH State Police or the FBI NICS System. While most NICS and State approvals are immediate, approvals could take up to 3 days. Most non-residents may take possession of long guns on day of sale after completing the proper forms and successfully completing a NICS check; modern handguns will need to be shipped to an FFL holder in the buyer’s home state. Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges and all items must be paid for on day of sale. Bidders should be familiar with their local and state laws as Amoskeag Auction Co., Inc. will not be responsible for any parties purchasing items which may not be possessed in, or shipped, to their state of residence.
CLASS III WEAPONS
• Amoskeag Auction Co., Inc. is a licensed Class III S.O.T. and now handles transfers of Machineguns, Suppressors, A.O.W.’s and SBR’s and SBS’s in-house. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding bringing your Class III items to market.
|Firearms are marked as follows:|
ANTIQUE – no paperwork required
C&R – for firearms that fall under the ATF Curio & Relics licensing and if purchased by a person with a “C&R License” no paperwork is required.NOTE: Items that meet the age requirements but have been altered from their original configuration may NOT be delivered on a C&R License.Firearms that are not marked with one of these notations are considered to be “MODERN” and all proper paperwork is required unless you are an FFL Dealer.
• As a service to our buyers, Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will accept absentee bids from bidders who cannot attend the sale. Bidders without prior credit approval are required to submit a 20% deposit prior to bids being accepted (credit cards may be used for absentee deposits). Absentee bids will be bid in a competitive manner and an absentee bidder needs only to outbid another buyer i.e. bidding will not be opened at the maximum bid unless that is the next competitive bid. Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges.
• Amoskeag Auction Co., Inc. will not be held responsible for errors or omissions of any type that may occur during this service.
• All absentee bids must be received by 8:00pm on the day prior to the auction. If you plan to attend the sale but will not be staying until the end and want to leave a bid on an item that will be sold after you leave, we must have those bids in by 8:00am on the morning of the sale. No bids will be accepted after that time. Please do not call the gallery once the auction has started (after 9:00am) as we will not be able to accept bids or make changes to bids.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will also accept telephone bids on a limited basis. Telephone bidding is reserved for seriously interested bidders. In order to bid by telephone, the bidder must be willing to pay atleast the low estimate of the item being bid on.
NOTE: Phone bids MUST be arranged by 5:00pm ON THURSDAY prior to the sale.
• All absentee/telephone bidder invoices are mailed within a few days of the sale, are due upon receipt, and are to be paid either by cash or check. All items not paid for within 20 business days from sale date shall be considered abandoned as well as any deposit that was made on those items and Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. shall have sole discretion as to their disposal. NOTE: As previously stated under “Payment Policy”, items that have not been previewed in person may not be paid for by credit card.
If you are a first time absentee/telephone bidder and have additional questions regarding how to place bids, please refer to our Absentee/Telephone Bidding Page.
• Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. will make every effort to ship items in a timely fashion. All items, with the exception of modern handguns, are shipped via UPS Ground unless other arrangements have been made.
• All modern handguns are shipped via UPS Next Day Air service.
• Buyer is responsible for any and all shipping charges.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING POLICY
It has become cumbersome and unpredictable shipping antique firearms overseas. If you purchase antique firearms we can now only ship to an address in the United States. This can be a dealer you have worked with, an exporter or any individual’s address here in the states. If you buy a modern or C&R firearm we can ship it to any FFL dealer or exporter in the U.S.. We have antique items that are being held by customs without explanation and we have had multiple packages returned to us because airlines were refusing them. This is a new and growing problem and moving forward this is how we will be handling our international sales.
PICKING UP MERCHANDISE
• OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE SALE. No merchandise will be delivered on those days. We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday.
• Our office hours are Monday through Friday – 8:00 am to 4:00pm. Please call ahead prior to arriving to pickup your merchandise.
Amoskeag Auction Company, Inc. does not warranty the safety of any article it sells. Therefore, we recommend that, before you use any firearm, purchased here or anywhere else, you have it examined by a qualified gunsmith to determine whether or not it is safe to use.