Auction Terms

  1. All items are sold “As is, Where is, without guarantee of any kind”.  Midnight Sun Antique Auction Company or consignors make no guarantees stated or implied to the authenticity, attribution, reliability of description, provenance or period of any item included in the auction.
  2. All Sales are Final!  No Exceptions!  By registering for a bidder number or when placing an Absentee, Phone or Fax Bid, you agree to these Conditions of Sale.
  3. Registration is free, but a bidder must be registered with a bidder number to bid at one of our auctions.  We do require a valid Driver’s License as well as Major Credit Card information.
  4. All items sold must be paid for and removed on the day of the Sale (unless shipping or special arrangements made).  There will be a Buyer’s Premium added to successful floor bids (refer to Auction Terms in Upcoming Auction Calendar) and successful online bids will be greater. (Refer to online bidding registration).  This is payable by the buyer as part of the total purchase price.   There is no extra charge for credit card purchases.  We are required by law to collect California Sales Tax.  Resale exemption forms must be completed or Seller’s permit and number must be shown while registering.
  5. Bidders are responsible for their purchases once the auctioneer declares them “sold”.  We cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen property or for any injury.
  6. All items will be sold in order of Lot Number. A catalog will be available online prior or on the day of the auction.
  7. No Lot Number may be transferred to another Buyer.
  8. Mail, Fax, Phone, Absentee (or on certain auctions, the Internet) bids are accepted.  Phone bidding on the Sales Floor can be arranged.  This will be done on an outgoing basis only.  We cannot be held responsible for any Absentee or Phone Bids that are not executed although the Auctioneer and Auction Staff will do everything in their power to ensure any potential Bidder will be contacted in good time.
  9. All purchases are to be paid for in cash or wire transfer, approved checks (pre-authorized only prior to auction), or major Credit Cards (MasterCard/Visa/Discover/Amex).  If the occasion arises, the Auctioneer may use his/her discretion and “pass” on an item if he/she feels an item has not received an adequate bid.  We, as the Agent for the consignors, must also protect their interests. Consignors are not allowed to bid on their own property.
  10. Midnight Sun Antique Auction Company reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time before the Sale or to reject a bid from any source from any bidders at anytime.
  11. Please verify our descriptions and carefully study the property at the preview before you bid.  Condition reports are subjective and are given only as an opinion and to help guide prospective buyers and should NOT be considered as a statement of fact.
  12. Bidders are solely responsible for their items once the Auctioneer declares them “sold”.

REMEMBER!  All items are sold “As is, Where is, without guarantee of any kind”.
All Sales are final!  No Exceptions!

Antique, Art, Jewelry, Vintage, Collectibles & Antiquities
APPRAISALS: Antiques, Collectibles, Art & Jewelry
Midnight Sun Antique Auction Co.
Matthew J. Lee
Auctioneer & Accredited Personal Property Appraiser
Phone: 562.304.8000 or 310.221.8580   Fax:  800.708.9155 | Email:

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