- All auctions conducted
by Grey Ghost Auction Services are public auctions. The
principal auctioneer is Paul Joseph, MA Lic # 2637.
- A 10% Buyers' Premium
will be added to the hammer price of each lot, to be paid by
the buyer as part of the final purchase price.
- All live auction
bidders must register with the clerk and obtain a bidder
- Absentee bid sheets
must be signed and dated. Unsigned bid sheets will not be
executed. Bids not remotely commensurate with the value of
the lot(s) bid on will be rejected.
- No lots may be returned
by floor bidders or absentee bidders who have previewed. All
of these sales are final.
- All lots shall be sold
as, where is, and without recourse for any refund or
reduction of the final sale price. The auctioneer guarantees
that all catalogued items are as described. Bidders are
urged to inspect each lot of interest.
- All lots are identified
by number, letter, or both. Lots will not be broken.
- When the auctioneer
declares a lot "sold", title on that lot shall
pass to the highest bidder. In the case of a dispute, the
auctioneer may reopen bidding until the lot is sold.
- The decision of
the auctioneer is final and absolute.
- All floor purchases
must be paid in full and removed from the auction site on
the day of the sale.
- Payment shall be in
cash, bank or traveler's checks, or accepted credit cards.
Personal checks may be acceptable if credit has been
established prior to the sale. The auctioneer charges $15.00
for returned checks. The auctioneer reserves the right to
hold the delivery of items purchased by personal check until
the check has cleared. Shipping, handling, and insurance are
the buyer's responsibility.
- Each winning absentee
bidder is responsible for shipping, handling, and insurance
charges. There will be a $5.00 minimum for any lots shipped
to winning absentee bidders.
- First-time absentee
bidders must submit a deposit equal to 20% of their total
- Absentee bidders are
expected to review their bids for correctness prior to
submitting their bid(s).
- The auctioneer reserves
the right to withdraw an item before or during the sale. He
also retains the right to regulate the bidding, to combine
lots, and to bid on behalf of the owner of the lot. Finally,
the auctioneer may accept or reject any and all bids.
absentee bidders will be invoiced within three (3) days of
the completion of the sale. Full payment is due upon receipt
of the invoice. Failure to pay within seven (7) days shall
constitute default. Late payment will negate return
- All payments must be in
- Payment by guaranteed
funds or credit card will result in immediate shipment.
- Third party checks are
- Any item(s) returned by
absentee bidders must include a written statement indicating
the reason for return. A lot must be returned in its
original auction lot holder.
- The buyer bears
exclusive responsibility for any post- auction third party
grading or authentication services. Any return due to
authenticity must be made within 30 days of the completion
of the auction.
- Raw (uncertified) items
are graded by the auctioneer, with the assistance, whenever
possible, of at least one other experienced dealer or
grader. Coins are graded using ANA standards. The auctioneer
recognizes that opinions on grading may differ, and that
grading is not an exact science.
- Certified items may not
be returned due to a difference of opinion with respect to
- Massachusetts sales tax
(5%) will be added to all final sales totals unless the
buyer provides evidence of a valid Massachusetts resale
- The auction is
conducted under applicable State and Local laws and the
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Any additional terms or
conditions shall be announced prior to the auction.
- These terms and
conditions take precedence over any other published terms