Terms and Conditions
Fine Art, Jewelry, Timepiece and Collectibles Auction
Conditions of Sale
1. SHIPPING: Items may be picked up in-person on
the day of auction at the venue. All shipping, with
the EXCEPTION of oversized items, is handled by our
in-house shipping department. Buyers will receive
an invoice, inclusive of shipping, following the
auction. Please allow up to 10 days after receipt of
payment for your purchases to ship. Depending on
size and value, domestic shipments are sent via
USPS, FedEx or UPS. International shipments are
sent USPS Express Mail International. All shipments
will include mandatory insurance and tracking /
delivery confirmation. Shipping claims and issues
must take place no more than 10 days of receipt.
Neither Manor Auctions nor Sun State Collectibles
LLC assumes any responsibility for lost or damaged
items received through post. All shipping claims
MUST be processed and resolved through the
organization by which they were shipped.
Absolutely no refunds or claims may be submitted
beyond 15 days of receiving a package. OVERSIZED
ITEMS: All shipping and packing arrangements for
oversized items are the responsibility of the buyer.
Please do not bid on an oversized item if you do not
have the means to ship. Shipping of oversized items
must take place within 10 days of the auction.
LOCAL PICKUP: Buyers are allowed to pick their
items up in person at our headquarters at 1500
Apalachee Pkwy. #2450, Tallahassee FL. All local
pickups must take place within 10 days of the
2. LOTS: Accurate descriptions are provided for each
individually described item in the auction on a best
effort basis and are not intended to be definitive
scholarly works or appraisals. Conditions provided
are only the opinion of the auction house. The
bidder is ultimately responsible for determining the
condition of a lot. Unless otherwise described,
single item lots are guaranteed authentic. If a
guaranteed item is deemed "not" to be authentic by
a panel of 3 competent authorities, a full refund of
the purchase price and buyers premium shall be the
limit of liability of the auction company and or its
representatives. Returns must be pre-authorized
and made within 10 days of receipt of purchase.
Gems and Coins are tested and examined for
authenticity, and are guaranteed authentic. All
guarantees are void if an item has been tampered
with, enhanced, altered, damaged or removed from
original mounting. Lots of MORE THAN A SINGLE
ITEM of any product are intended as "dealer" lots.
Lots of more than a single item are sold "as is,
where is - absolutely no exceptions, warranties or
guarantees", and the ultimate determination as to
authenticity and condition is the responsibility of
the bidder. The placing of a bid will be taken as full
agreement to all terms & conditions. The estimated
values shown after each lot are the auctioneer's
estimate of what each lot is likely to realize.
Generally the estimates are based on like
comparable sales of equitable items in kind, like and
quality. The auction house has the right to withdraw
3. ABSENTEE BIDDING: Absentee Bidding is used by
those who cannot attend the auction in person.
Absentee bids may be submitted via email, our
website, Internet bidding websites, mail or fax.
Absentee bidders agree to all terms and conditions.
In terms of a tie bid between an absentee bidder
and the auction floor, the auction floor will win said
item at their amount bid.
4. TELEPHONE BIDDERS: All telephone bids must be
submitted no less than 24 hours prior to auction.
Telephone bids may be submitted via email, our
website, mail or fax.
4. BIDDING: The highest bidder acknowledged by
the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. Once a bid is
announced "sold", the high bidder has purchased
the lot. All sales are final.
5. BUYERS PREMIUM: A buyer's premium of 18%
applies to all lots. And will be added to the hammer
price. According to Florida law, the Buyer's
Premium is considered a component of the
purchase price, and is therefore subject to state and
local sales tax.
6. PAYMENT: All bidders, regardless of venue by
which they bid, are required to pay within 7 days of
auction. Accepted forms of payment are cash,
check, PayPal, bank wire, MasterCard, Visa or
American Express. ProxiBid bidders will be autobilled
to the credit card on file with ProxiBid. If
payment is not received with 7 days, the auction
house has the right to deem the sale "null & void"
and a non-paying bidder claim can be left. We
reserve the right to verify funds on personal checks.
A $30 fee will apply to all returned checks. The full
purchase price on all lots sold to the same buyer
must be paid before removal of any of the items.
7. SALES TAX: Florida residents and Auction Floor
bidders are required to pay applicable Florida state
and local sales tax on all taxable items purchased.
Tax exempt bidders must have a current copy of a
Florida Sales Tax ID / Re-Sale Certificate on file.
8. RESERVE: Most lots are offered without
reservation or minimum bid. In an instance of a
reserve, the auctioneer will announce the lot being
sold as "having a reserve". The reserve will never be
greater than the low estimate. If a lot is offered
with a reserve, we may implement that reserve by
bidding on behalf of the consignor. This bidding will
not constitute opening bidding. If no opening bid is
received we will pass the item. However once
bidding is opened the auctioneer will bid on behalf
of the consignor to reach the reserve price.
9. IDENTIFICATION: All purchasers are required to
complete registration, including Full Name, Address,
Phone, Email, Signature and Drivers License
Number. Those not willing to disclose this
information cannot partake in the auction. PLEASE
MAKE SURE ALL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE & UP
TO DATE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. Neither
Manor Auctions nor Sun State Collectibles LLC will
be held responsible for any delays or losses due to
false information provided at the time of
10. AUCTIONEER: The bidding advances shall be
regulated by the auctioneer and shall be at his
discretion. The auctioneer reserves the right to
determine the opening bid / minimum bid on any
lot. The auctioneer reserves the right to pass / no
sale any lot. The auctioneer may reject nominal
bids, small opening bids or very nominal advances
made with the purpose of disparaging an item.
Once a lot has been passed and not sold it will not
be re-offered until a later sale. Items which are not
reserved are sold at the auctioneer's discretion. The
auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid. The
auctioneer reserves the right to execute absentee
bids on behalf of clients and vendors, but shall not
be liable for errors or omissions in executing
instructions to bid. The auctioneer acts as agent
only, and shall not be liable for any default of the
purchaser or vendor.
11. BID INCREMENTS: All bids, including absentee
and Internet must be on increment. The auctioneer
reserves the right to deviate from the established
increment at their discretion. Increments are as
12. DISPUTE BETWEEN BIDDERS: In the event of any
dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have
the sole and final discretion either to determine the
successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the lot in
dispute. The auctioneer's sole resolution of dispute
applies also to all bidding mediums.
13. CONSIGNORS: Consignors are NOT permitted to
bid on their own items. This is called "shill bidding"
and is illegal by Florida Auction Law standards. By
placing your item up for auction, you have agreed to
sell. We cannot discuss payment on the day of the
auction. Consignors may only be paid on items for
which payment has been received. Consignment
payments are disbursed on the 1st & 15th of each
14. GENERAL TERMS & INFORMATION: Employees
and associates of the auction house are permitted
to purchase lots at competitive bidding under the
same terms, rules and regulations as the general
public. By bidding at this auction whether in person
or by agent, absentee bid, telephone bid or other
means, the buyer or bidder agrees that the contract
created by these conditions of sale is made and
performed in the County of Leon, State of Florida.
15. INTERNET BIDDING: Bidders are able to bid via
the Internet through ProxiBid or LiveAuctioneers. If
bidding live via the Internet, please bid quickly. We
auction approximately 50-70 lots per hour and once
the auctioneer closes a lot, it cannot be re-opened.
If leaving absentee Internet bids, please consider
leaving a reasonable bid. The Internet venue will
incrementally (in accordance with standard bid
increments) execute bids on bidder's behalf until
your bid is either successful or exhausted. This
means, if you leave an Internet absentee bid of
$500 on a lot, and the winning bid increment is
$350, your winning bid is $350. Internet bidders
may be required to agree to additional terms
established by the Internet bidding venue. Internet
bidders may be subject to a different Buyer's