Auction terms:

* All items sold “AS IS, WHERE IS” with all faults.

* All descriptions believed accurate but not warranteed.

* Bidder inspection is encouraged.

* By placing a bid, bidder signifies that they have examined the items to their satisfaction, or that they have chosen not to personally examine them.

* In the event of tie bids between an online bidder and a floor bidder, the tie will go to the floor bidder. Tied online bids will be assigned a winner by the auctioneer. We do our best to rotate winning tie bids through our online bidding platforms.

* We reserve the right to reject any bid at our sole discretion.

* ONLINE BIDDING: Winning bids will be charged a 20% buyers premium plus 7% sales tax in Florida.

* IN-HOUSE BIDDING (also absentee and phone bids): Winning bids will be charged a 15% buyers premium plus 7% sales tax in Florida.

* The Florida Department of Revenue does not accept out of state resale certificates. If the buyer takes delivery of the item in Florida, either in person or via mail, and does not have a valid FL resale certificate, applicable sales tax of 7% must be collected.

* We are in full compliance with laws regarding the sale of firearms. Firearms manufactured prior to 1899 do not require shipment to an FFL. Firearms that do require shipment to an FFL are noted in our catalogs and will only be shipped to an FFL. Local transactions are completed through an FFL with whom we have made arrangements, and non-local buyers can provide us with the FFL information of their choosing. 

Payments:

*Absentee and phone bids are accepted for bidders who pre-register and provide payment information. The absentee bid form available on our website must be submitted by 5 PM the day prior to auction day.

*Online bidders will be invoiced the week after the auction – we invoice directly, via email. Payment is expected within 7 days of invoicing, after which time an unpaid item dispute will be opened. Items will no longer be available one week after a dispute is opened.

*Your invoice will include a link for you to make your own secure payment with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Invoices over $2,000 for USA buyers may require payment via cashiers check or bank wire transfer at our discretion. All international transactions over $500 must be completed via bank wire transfer.

*Personal checks are accepted — shipping will be held until the check clears.

*If partial payment (deposit/layaway) arrangements are made, additional time may be allowable on a case-by-case basis. In any case, however, items not paid for in full (including buyer premium, taxes and shipping, if applicable) within 30 days of auction’s close will be considered abandoned. Any deposits collected will be forfeit. 

Shipping:

*Where possible, we provide in-house packing and shipping via UPS and USPS that is done with excellence and is competitively priced. We do not make a profit on shipping. Your invoice will include shipping unless otherwise noted, and you are also welcome to contact local third-party shippers or make your own arrangements for pickup or shipping.

* Some items are noted which must be shipped via 3rd party, freight or cargo services — you can contact them directly to make shipping arrangements or for quotes.

Resources for 3rd party/freight/cargo delivery:

o   UPS store 4567: store4567@theupsstore.com phone: (727)725-9985

o   UPS store 5980: store5980@theupsstore.com   phone: (727)391-6094

o   ORBIT PROFESSIONAL PACKING CRATING (888) 247-8540 or 727-507-7447  lg@orbitppc.com www.orbitppc.com (U.S. & International)

o   CRATERS & FREIGHTERS (813) 889-9008 ( 877) 448-7447 Fax (813) 884-8393 Tampa@cratersandfreighters.com www.cratersandfreighters.com (U.S. & International)

o   We’ve had several buyers be pleased with this service — https://www.uship.com/

*Each item paid for, but left at the gallery, 21 days after auction day will be subject to a storage fee amounting to $5/day per item or 2% of the hammer price, whichever is greater. After 60 days, the item(s) may be sold on behalf of the buyer at 50% commission, at the discretion of Blackwell Auctions.

* We are in full compliance with laws regarding the sale of firearms. Firearms manufactured prior to 1899 do not require shipment to an FFL. Firearms that do require shipment to an FFL are noted in our catalogs and will only be shipped to an FFL. Local transactions are completed through an FFL with whom we have made arrangements, and non-local buyers can provide us with the FFL information of their choosing.

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