Conditions of Sale
There will be a a combined buyer's premium and Invaluabel/AuctionZip listing fee of 23% added to the hammer price of each lot and it will be considered part of the total purchase price.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, check, money order and PayPal. Period Americana will email an invoice to you following the auction with a link to make payment online. We accept payment processing through Invaluable/AuctionZip (through their third-party vendor, WePay). We reserve the right, per AuctionZip/Invaluable terms, to automatically charge the credit card you supplied upon registration four (4) days following auction invoicing. Please note that we cannot accept credit card payments over the phone; you must use the online link to make payment.
Check or money order payment may be made to our mailing address. Please contact us to arrange bank wire transfer. We reserve the right to hold merchandise until payment has been verified through our bank, typically two weeks.
If you choose to pick-up your item or arrange shipping outside of Period Americana, this must be communicated prior to payment in order to have that charged removed. Otherwise we will include shipping and handling in the final billed amount and arrange for shipping.
There are no refunds. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned.
Most items will be packed and shipped through UPS (UPS Store, Saugus, Massachusetts, (781) 558-1642). After invoice payment, we will transport your items to the shipper. They will contact you directly to collect payment, pack and ship your items. Documents, photographs, and certain small items may be handled in-house at the cost of USPS Priority Mail plus $5.00 to cover packaging materials and labor. The minimum combined DOMESTIC postage and handling charge is $12.00. The minimum combined INTERNATIONAL postage and handling charge is $39.00. We can work with you on other methods as well. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay all fees associated with shipping and packing. All property should be removed from our premises no later than 5:00 P.M. of the 30th business day following the end of the auction. Unless prior arrangements have been made items not removed by the specified time will be charged storage and handling fees of $10.00 per item per day until removal. Please note that removal deadlines are strictly enforced.
For bidders in Massachusetts, the appropriate sales tax is added to the purchase price We are happy to accept Massachusetts Resale Certificates.
Condition of Merchandise:
Merchandise is sold "As-is, Where-is." Please ask questions before bidding.
Place a bid only if you're serious about buying the item. Once we accept your winning bid, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase the property bid on. All items are sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with all faults. All sales are final! Items cannot be returned. You should contact us prior to bidding to resolve any questions. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer. In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Period Americana's part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Period Americana's sale record is conclusive. NOTE FIREARMS CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.