has been a premier auction house dealing in only the highest end products since 1993. We pride ourselves on getting you, the consumer, the best
products for the best possible prices. We are very excited to get your incredible winnings to you as soon as possible!
Auction Terms and Conditions
Payment & Bidder Agreement
The following, as amended by any posted notices or announcements during the
sale, constitutes the entire terms and conditions on which property listed in
the catalog shall be offered for sale or sold by Kingston Galleries Inc.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. All items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS with all faults. ALL SALES ARE FINAL -
NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCHANGES. WE AND THE CONSIGNOR DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES,
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO WARRANTIES ARE MADE THAT ANY OF THE
MERCHANDISE COMPLIES WITH ANY APPLICABLE GOVERNMENTAL RULES, REGULATIONS OR
ORDINANCES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER. All items are available for inquiries
prior to bidding. Written and oral descriptions are our opinions and should
in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to authenticity, age, condition,
materials or any other feature of items being sold. Kingston Galleries Inc.
attempts to catalog every lot correctly and will attempt to point out any defects
but will not be responsible or liable for the correctness of the catalog or
other descriptions of the lot. We recommend prospective bidders examine all
items in which they have an interest. By placing a bid, either in person, by
phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the
items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them.
If you require absolute certainty in all areas of authenticity, and the results
of your evaluation leave uncertainty in your mind, we recommend you have an
expert examine the lot for you or do not bid on the item in question.
2. All property is sold AS IS, WHERE IS and neither Kingston Galleries Inc.
nor the consignor makes any warranties or representations of any kind or nature
with respect to property or its value, and in no event shall be responsible
for the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, authenticity,
authorship, completeness, condition of property or estimate of value. No statement
(oral or written) in this catalog, at the sale, or elsewhere shall be deemed
such a warranty or representation, or any assumption of responsibility. All
measurements are approximate.
3. The successful bidder is the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer.
In the event of any dispute between bidders, or in the event of doubt on Kingston
Galleries Inc.'s part as to the validity of any bid, the auctioneer will have
the final discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer
and resell the article in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Kingston
Galleries Inc.'s sale record is conclusive.
4. The purchaser assumes full responsibility for items at the fall of the hammer.
5. A 22% buyer's premium will be added to the hammer price on each lot sold.
6. For all residents of California, 9.75% sales tax will be added to your invoice.
7. PAYMENT: We accept bank wire transfers, personal or company check, cashier's
check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. WE DO NOT
ACCEPT PAYPAL PAYMENTS. For items purchased online, you will be emailed an invoice
within 24 hours after the auction. It is your responsibility to contact us at
(818-340-1134) or email us at email@example.com. We accept
credit card payments with the condition that we will ship your items to your
billing address. If paying by check, money order, or cashier's check, Kingston
Galleries Inc. reserves the right to hold all purchases until the check has
cleared to the satisfaction of Kingston Galleries Inc. and its bank. If we are
prevented by fire, theft, or any other reason whatsoever from delivering any
property to the purchaser, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually
paid, by the purchaser for such property. IF THERE EVER IS A CASE OF A REFUND
BEING ISSUED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A 15% RESTOCKING FEE AND YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE
TO PAY SHIPPING FEES AND BUYER'S PREMIUMS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. PLEASE BID RESPONSIBLY
AND ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PLACING A BID.
8. Kingston Galleries Inc. reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time
before, during, or after the auction without liability.
9. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid at any time and at his
10. A range of estimates is given on each lot with a low and a high estimate.
Estimates should not be relied on as a prediction of the actual selling or resale
11. On the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, ownership of the offered lot will
pass to the highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer, subject to fulfillment
by such bidder, of all the conditions set forth herein, and such bidder thereupon
a) assumes full risk and responsibility thereof, but not limited to, insurance,
fire, theft, removal and storage or damage from any and all causes, and b) will
pay the full purchase price thereof or such part as we may require. In addition
to other remedies available to us by law, we reserve the right to impose a late
charge of 1 1/2% per month of the total purchase price if payment is not made
in accordance with the conditions set forth herein. REGARDING ANY PURCHASER
WHO IS REPRESENTED BY A BIDDER: BIDDERS ARE PERSONALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY RESPONSIBLE
FOR ANY OBLIGATIONS OF THE PURCHASER SET FORTH IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF
SALE. If any applicable conditions herein are not complied with by the purchaser,
in addition to other remedies available to us and the Consigner by law, including,
without limitation, the right to hold the purchaser liable for the total purchase
price, we at our option may either, a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated
damages all payments made by the purchaser, or b) resell the property at public
auction without reserve, and the purchaser will be liable for any deficiency
costs including handling charges, the expenses of both sales, our commissions
on both sales at our regular rates, reasonable attorney's fees, incidental damages,
and all other charges due hereunder. In the event that such a buyer pays a portion
of the purchase price for any or all lots purchased, Kingston Galleries Inc.
shall apply the payment received to such lot or lots that Kingston Galleries
Inc.'s, in its sole discretion deems appropriate. In the case of default, purchaser
shall be liable for legal fees and expenses. In addition, a defaulting purchaser
will be deemed to have granted us a security interest in, and we may retain
as collateral security for such purchaser's obligations to us, any property
in our possession owned by such purchaser.
12. In the unlikely event we lose our internet connection, Kingston Galleries
Inc. reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel the remainder
of the auction.
13. **Auctioneer has final discretion on sale of an item. His word is final.**
14. We do not honor misbids or bid errors any more. Bidders are responsible
to all of your bids.
15. Bidder cards may be charged 4 days after an invoice has been sent.
**IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ***
AS YOU HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED BY AGREEING TO THE TERMS OF THIS AUCTION, THERE ARE
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU REQUEST AND ARE GRANTED BY Kingston
Galleries Inc. A RETURN, CANCELLATION, OR REFUND, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE STILL
RESPONSIBLE TO PAY A 15% RESTOCKING FEE BASED ON THE FINAL SALE PRICE (I.E.
THE HAMMER PRICE) OF EACH ITEM THAT IS RETURNED PLUS THE ENTIRE BUYER'S PREMIUM
FOR EACH ITEM AS WELL AS ALL OF THE SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES. THIS MEANS THAT
THE RESTOCKING FEE, BUYER'S PREMIUM AND SHIPPING/HANDLING CHARGES ARE NEVER
ELIGIBLE FOR A REFUND OR RETURN.
Shipping & Handling
Shipping Prices are FIXED for both Shipping and Handling. The fixed fee will
be $14.99 domestic/local or $63.95 international.
Will Call of items is not allowed. Coming to our offices to view items is also
not allowed. ***INSURANCE INCLUDED IN ABOVE PRICES*** ***IMPORTANT*** YOU MAY
NOT COMBINE PURCHASES TO SAVE ON SHIPPING. - Should expedited shipping be requested,
substantial additional fees will apply. - We reserve the right to adjust shipping
charges. - Substantial Additional fees apply when shipping Internationally.
- All items are shipped insured. Please be sure that you understand our shipping
policies prior to bidding. If you are unclear, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for clarification. If you are still unsure, please enjoy the auction however,
please do not bid.
IMPORTANT Notices & Disclaimers
Regarding Appraised Jewelry and Loose Stones - Kingston Galleries Inc. sends
them out to a third party for Retail Replacement Value Appraisals, which are
the most common. These types of evaluations are written for insurance needs.
This would be the cost to replace the jewelry with an item of equal quality
and kind, considered to be the current market price or the replacement value.
This type of appraisal is done to protect you in the event of damage or loss
of a valuable item. Our appraisals are conducted by independent 3rd Party appraisal
firms that utilizes Certified GIA Gemologist. Appraisals should be used for
verification of gemstone and/or metal weight, size, and grade only, not actual
value. Appraisal value should be considered for insurance purposes only, not
actual value, as price varies greatly from retail locations thru out the world.
Items should not be purchased with the expectation to resell for appraisal price,
or for profit.
We run our live auction event every Sunday on the following online auction platforms.
Our preview starts at 4:45am Pacific Standard Time. We recommend to bidders who are unable to join our
live auction event to place their last and highest prebids before or during this time to get the biggest chance of winning.
Live auction will start at exactly 6:00am Pacific Standard Time and will end at around 7:00pm
Pacific Standard Time.
Please visit our account at wwww.invaluable.com to view
all of our amazing pieces in our upcoming auctions.
Please feel free to contact us on any types of questions regarding our auctions either through phone or email. Our customer support staff are available
from 9:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time.
Phone: 1 (818) 340-1134