Conditions of Sale
Shipment is the full responsibility of the buyer. Selkirk will not be responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or otherwise responsible for any items left in Selkirk's possession fifteen (15) days after the sale. If arrangements for shipping have not been made and communicated within thirty (30) days, Selkirk reserves the right, at this time, to charge a storage fee of $10 per lot per day for furniture and large format items and $5 per lot per day for all other items, and within sixty (60) days, at its own discretion, sell any items left on the premises. Accumulated fees resulting from storage and insurance cost will be taken out of any proceeds.
Objects that contain materials of endangered or protected species may be subject to regulations disallowing export and import into other states or countries. It is the buyer's responsibility to be aware of all applicable laws and regulations and to obtain any required export or import licenses or certificates and any other required documentation.
Acceptance of Conditions of Sale:
By registering to bid at auction, you (bidder) agree to the terms and conditions (Conditions of Sale). Bidders are encouraged to read and understand all of the terms and conditions associated with an auction before bidding.
Selkirk Payment Terms:
Selkirk accepts payment in the form of cash, check, credit, or bank transfer. Payment is required within five (5) business days of the auction. Payments by check or credit card must be accompanied by valid identification. The purchaser agrees to pay Selkirk a fee of $50 for any returned checks. Credit card payments will be accepted strictly with a signed credit card authorization form and photo identification. Selkirk reserves the right to hold any purchases until payments by check or credit have cleared. Selkirk reserves the right in its own discretion to reject any form of payment in preference to another. Purchases greater than $20,000 USD domestic and $10,000 USD international must be paid for by wire or ACH transfer. Payments of this nature are subject to a $25 additional fee. Please contact our office for bank transfer details.
A buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price and is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price. Buyer's Premium is 10% of the hammer price. Any bidder bidding through a third-party platform agrees to pay associated fees in addition to the buyer's premium.
Unless exempt by law, the buyer will be required to pay all applicable sales or use tax. A tax exemption form must be provided to Selkirk in advance of payment for sales tax to be removed from an invoice.
If the buyer fails to make payment within ten (10) business days of the sale, without prior arrangements, Selkirk reserves the right to charge the credit card on file. Selkirk may also in our sole discretion exercise one or more other remedies, including but not limited to: (i) reject future bidding, (ii) charge interest of 2% per day on the total purchase price on any balance remaining, (iii) with thirty (30) days' notice, resell the lot, or sell any property belonging to the buyer that remains in Selkirk's possession and apply the proceeds to the amount owed, with understanding that if the lot sells at a price lower than that which is owed, the buyer will still be held liable for the remaining portion, (iv) bring legal proceedings against you to recover the balance owed in addition to any other loss, interest and legal fees or (v) take any other such action as we deem to be necessary or appropriate.
Any disputes a buyer may have regarding a purchase must be submitted to Selkirk in writing within thirty (30) days of the sale date.
Selkirk Condition Report Policy:
All descriptions of lots whether written or oral, inclusive of condition, creator, material, or period are a matter of opinion and no statement shall be deemed as a guarantee or implied warranty. All lots are sold "as is". Selkirk makes no warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or desired use. Selkirk assumes no liability for the failure to identify materials from endangered or protected species or for incorrectly identifying such materials. Reference to condition written, oral or within a condition report shall not be regarded as a full account of condition and may not include all defects, alterations, or restorations. Absence of a condition report does not imply a lot is flawless or lacking imperfections or damage. Additionally, we shall not be held liable for variations of color or appearance between the actual lot and the images depicted online or in print. Selkirk strongly advises personal physical inspection of any lot prior to bidding. The copyright of all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Selkirk pertaining to a lot, including the contents of our catalogue, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Selkirk and shall not be used by the buyer, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.