Terms and Conditions

  • 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 number.
  • 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 bid(s).
  • 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.
  •  Successful 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 privileges.
  • All payments must be in U.S. funds.
  • Payment by guaranteed funds or credit card will result in immediate shipment.
  • Third party checks are not accepted.
  • 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 grade.
  • Massachusetts sales tax (5%) will be added to all final sales totals unless the buyer provides evidence of a valid Massachusetts resale certificate/number.
  • 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 and conditions.

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