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On closing day, beginning at 1:50PM, bidders will have a final 10 minutes to bid in each numbered section. The Manager will call time and that section will be cleared and roped off from the public. The last room to close is Room 1, which ends at 3:10 PM and concludes the Auction.

 

SIGN UP TO BID. To become a bidder, you must register at the front counter for a permanent number. When you register, you must sign a statement saying you have read and agree to be bound by the Rules for Bidding.

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To become a bidder, you must register at the front counter for a permanent number.

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As a registered Silent Auction Bidder, you can also be a Consignor.

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Monthly auctions close promptly at 2:00pm on the THIRD Saturday of each month

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  Silent Auction

Welcome to Cottage Antiques Silent Auction!
A new collection of antiques, collectibles, unusual and useful objects of every kind and description are displayed in the Silent Auction area (at the rear of the store) each month.

These Auction items are displayed for two weeks prior to closing day, the third Saturday of the month. During that time, registered bidders may come in as often as they like to check or increase their bids.

On Closing day, beginning at 1:50, bidders will have a final 10 minutes to bid in each numbered section. The Manager will call time and that section will be cleared and roped off from the public. The last room to close is Room 1, which ends at 3:10 PM and concludes the Auction.

NEXT CLOSING DAY: 2-17-18

Welcome to Cottage Antiques Silent Auction!


  A new collection of antiques, collectibles, unusual and useful objects of every kind and description are displayed in the Silent Auction area (at the rear of the store) each month.

  These Auction items are displayed for two weeks prior to closing day, the third Saturday of the month. During that time, registered bidders may come in as often as they like to check or increase their bids.

On closing day, beginning at 1:50PM, bidders will have a final 10 minutes to bid in each numbered section. The Manager will call time and that section will be cleared and roped off from the public. The last room to close is Room 1, which ends at 3:10 PM and concludes the Auction.

 

SIGN UP TO BID. To become a bidder, you must register at the front counter for a permanent number. When you register, you must sign a statement saying you have read and agree to be bound by the Rules for Bidding.

RULES FOR BIDDING
 

  1. Your Bidding Number and bid amount must be printed clearly and legibly. Any bid not fully completed, including both a Bid Number and legitimate bid will not be valid. Also, any bid that is not legible will be considered invalid. These determinations will be made solely by our Management and our decisions are final.

  2. The lowest starting bid on white cards is $3.00. All bids must be in whole dollars.

  3. Minimum increases: $3 - $50 Must increase by $1.00,  $50 - $100 Must increase by $5.00,  Over $100 - Must increase by $10

  4. The starting bid on a blue or Reserve Card will be listed by the consignor of the item. It could be $10, $50, or more. You must match the Reserve amount or increase it according to the above guidelines.

  5. Buy It Now - Take it Now! Consignors may choose to list a "Buy It Now" price for their item. If a bidder wishes to purchase a "Buy It Now" item, they'll need assistance by a floor vendor. Only a vendor can bring an auction item to the counter for purchase. Once paid for, the item must be taken by the Customer the same day - no exceptions.

  6. Your written bid is considered a legal and binding contract. Once posted, no bid or bid card may be changed, deleted, removed or altered in any way by a bidder. Anyone who does so will permanently lose all bidding privileges for Cottage Antiques and Crafts' Silent Auction.

  7. Inspect what you're bidding on. Cottage Antiques & Crafts makes no representations or warranties regarding any item sold in the Auction. All items are described and/or graded by the consignors who own them. All items are sold "As Is" and no returns are allowed. Items in locked cases or packaging may be examined in the presence of a Cottage Antiques' vendor. We encourage you to do so before you place a bid. All such inspections must be completed by 12:00 PM on Closing day. No cases will be opened after that time.

  8. Disputed final bids at Auction Closing. If two bidders disagree on which party had the final legal bid, the matter will be determined by a Bid-off. In that case, each bidder will write the greatest amount they're willing to pay on a separate paper and the Manager will award that item to the highest bidder.

  9. Accepted Payment is cash or credit card only, AmEx, Visa, MC or Discover. If present at Auction closing, you may pick up and pay for your winning items immediately following the Auction. There is a 10% buyers' premium for ALL purchases.  **Note: You cannot pay for & pick up items at a later time. Items must be taken at the time of payment!**

  10. You do not have to be present to win. Call (610) 366-9222 beginning Sunday following the Auction closing to see if you are a winner. Bidders who placed the highest bid when all bidding ended will be awarded that item. Store hours are Mon. thru Fri. 10 AM to 6 PM; Sat. 10 AM-6 PM; Sun. 12 noon-5 PM.

  11.  Winners not present at Auction closing have 7 days until the following Satur­day to pick up their winnings.

  12. Don't lose your winning items. Any items not paid for & picked up in 7  days from Auction Closing will be forfeited.  Bidders risk losing their bidding privileges.

These rules may change periodically at the sole discretion of Cottage Antiques and Crafts. In extenuating circumstances, the management may grant exceptions to these rules at its sole discretion.

Any violation or failure to follow these rules is cause for immediate and permanent loss of bidding privileges.

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Cottage Antiques' Silent Auction
Floor Fee and Commission Guide for Consignors

As a registered Silent Auction Bidder, you can also be a Consignor. You will use the same number to enter items into our monthly auction. Each item consigned will owe a 25% or 20% commission determined by the amount of the winning bid. Here's how it works.

1.    First-time Consignors must register to be paid. Come to the front desk the first time you submit items for the auction and we will enter your mailing information into the computer system, provide you with Bid Cards and explain how they are to be filled out. Bid cards for each item you're listing must be filled out & attached to your items prior to dropping them off at our Garage Door Drop-Off.


2.    How do I set a minimum selling price? If you want to list your item for a minimum price that you are willing to accept - or a Reserve Price - you will have to pay a 10% commission up front. For example, for a $50 Reserve item, you will pay $5.00. If that item sells for exactly the Reserve price of $50, you'll owe an additional $7.50 for a total 25% commission. If it doesn't sell, you forfeit the original $5.00 Reserve fee.


3.    What is Buy It Now? Consignors may list a price that they are willing to sell any item prior to the Auction closing. Bids can be made on the item in the traditional way, but if a bidder is willing to pay the Buy It Now price, they can purchase the item immediately, but they must take it with them the same day.


4.    How are commission fees determined?
       For each item entered in the Auction, the Consignor will pay a fee, no less than $3.00. 
       25% commission for all items that sell for less than $100 
       20% commission for all items that sell for $100 or more 
       $3.00 fee for each "No Bid" item


5.    What if an item doesn't sell? Items that don't sell - or No Bid items - must  be picked up within 7 days of the auction.  There is a $3 fee for no bid items and a $5 fee for furniture no bid items.


6.    No Bid items are not eligible for re-listing. Items which didn't receive any bids will not be re-listed in a future auction. Consignors have 7 days to pick up their No Bids. After 7 days, they become the property of Cottage Antiques and Crafts.


7.    What if my item sold but the Bidder doesn't pay or pick up the item?  Item will be automatically relisted unless the consignor picks up the item  within the 7 days after the end of auction.  A no bid reserve item will be  automatically relisted without a reserve unless picked up by the consignor within 7 days.


8.    How & when do I get paid? All consignors are paid by check with an accompanying breakdown of fees. This breakdown will list the items that were consigned; if they sold; and the final price minus the above Commission fees. Checks must be picked up after the 25th in the month following the Auction.


9.    What Items Are Acceptable? We accept antique & vintage furniture, pictures, mirrors, rugs, decorative items, china & glassware, toys & dolls, tools, vintage clothing, jewelry & other accessories. Collectibles including coins, basketry, figurines, books, etc. We also accept materials & items which can be used to make crafts such as fabric, fabric trims, ribbons, beading supplies, etc. "Slightly Used" but working electronics & household items are also acceptable. Management reserves the right to reject any item not deemed appropriate.


Are there items not appropriate for the Auction? Common sense should prevail, but guidelines include: Nothing badly broken; nothing mildewed or otherwise having an odor; no badly stained, ripped or torn upholstered chairs, benches or cushions.    NO SOFAS OR TUBE TVS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DROP-OFF SCHEDULE
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 11 AM to 5 PM AND SATURDAYS 10 AM to 4 PM (except  auction days when drop off is 10 am - noon)


All Items for the Silent Auction must be dropped off at our garage door behind the building.
Please ring the doorbell for assistance.


SATURDAY AUCTION SCHEDULE 2018

FEBRUARY  17 / MARCH  17 / APRIL 21
 

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