January Signature series consignor auction

January Signature series consignor auction

Multi consignor auction - featuring a rare pair of watercolor on paper of a gentleman and his wife attributed to Virginia folk portrait artist, Charles Burton, ca. 1840. This exceptional pair of watercolors is a rare offering. Works by Burton can be found in the collection at the Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg and MESDA in Winston-Salem. Also offered is fine jewelry from the Stauer Collection and other fine consignments. 

PREVIEWS:  If you would like to inspect any items in this auction, please email a list of lots you wish to view. Once received, someone will gather all items in one location and an appointment will be made via email.  Thank you for your cooperation. Please allow ample time and refrain from last minute day of closing appointments.

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PAYMENT TERMS: All cc registered will be charged at the end of the auction. For invoices exceeding $2,500 and greater a deposit of $2,500 on the card and the remainder to be paid within 24-48 hours by wire transfer.

LOCATION of auction pickup:  2308 N. Lombardy Street, RVA 23220 (near Brook Road, at VUU near Main Post Office).

Date for local pickup: Thursday, February 8th 9:30 -12:30 pm. (by appt. use the link below (when posted) to signup for a reservation after invoicing).
LINK for sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4AA9AE2CA46-45546230-curated
BUYERS PREMIUM is 15% and sales tax has been increased 10/1/2020 to 6% for City of Richmond and surrounding counties.

Shipping services by Carytown Pack and Ship. Please call to arrange for Carytown to pickup your items. Ask for Stephanie, 804 355-8805, during operating hours, 10-6. 

DEALERS: If you are tax exempt we must have your state's tax exemption form PRIOR to invoicing. Email to hbeck@beckestates.com. You may find a PDF download on any state tax site. See Tax Bulletin 20-8 at tax.virginia.gov/retail-sales-and-use-tax

Need help picking up? Any of these movers or shippers may be able to help out.

On the fly moving guys 804-554-3772 or 804-836-4954
Brock's Moving/Berkley Brockenbrough 804.730.1258
Jim Bragg with River City Movers 804.624.7145
Kendall Jones 804.972.8840 or 
kbjones896@yahoo.com for local moves
RVAMovers.com - local, long distance, small or large moves. Email: quote@rvamovers.com, 804-801-8079
Chris Jones 804.874.5319
Pal4 & PPL moving and hauling/father and son team 804.401.2575 (Mr. Shamuan) or 550.8601 (Shya Powell)
U-Haul.com is an excellent resource for trucks or labor help

  •   Removal: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 9:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM

Terms, Conditions and Helpful Hints
This is an online auction. All items are sold in “AS IS” condition. We try to fairly and accurately describe the merchandise to the best of our ability. We will try to respond to all condition inquiries via email and video previews can be requested. Please refrain from bidding if you are uncomfortable with the condition of an item.
In order to place bids on this site, please register to bid and follow the links provided. For quick access please download our app. Please note that by submitting bids, you are bound by the terms and conditions that follow. Please read everything.
In order to get through this legalese quickly, we broke it down:
Register to bid: All registration is done ONLINE. Go the home page at www.beckestates.com to see all our current auctions. You must register a valid credit card with proper availability in order to bid. Your card will be billed $1.00 to make sure all data is correct. This is called a "capture" charge, it will be refunded and you will see a reversal on your charge account in a few days. Register only once. Your user name will be your email and choose your password. A follow up welcome email will be in your inbox stating your registration is complete. If you need help registering to bid – please scroll to the bottom of the homepage and “Click for help”. Use this combination to bid on any future auction at Beck Estates without going through the registration process again. Next step: Download our app for seamless bidding. Links can be found on our homepage.
Preview: By appointment only, see auction details for link, dates and times.
Pick Up: Each auction will have the time, location and date of the designated pickup on your invoice. Please pay special attention if the auction you are participating on is an onsite auction. There are usually very strict pickup times and dates.  If you miss an onsite pickup and do not make other arrangements to pickup your item, we consider your item abandoned.  No refunds will given.  Bimonthly gallery auctions, a grace period of the next scheduled pickup will be allowed. After this, your item is considered abandoned and no refunds will be given. Shipping services by Carytown Pack and Ship. Delivery services available by Chris Ward. Both have numbers listed under the info page of every auction listing. 
Buyer’s Premium: All items are subject to a 15% buyer’s premium. This will be added to your invoice based on the winning bid and is non-negotiable.
Buy it now:
This feature is designed to simply reserve the lot at the listed price offered through this feature. The auction must fully close out entirely before invoicing, payment, shipping, delivery or pickup can occur. Not all auctions have buy it now features.
Sales Tax: 6% in the state of Virginia. Sales tax will be applied to invoice total (excluding buyer’s premium). If you are tax exempt and are buying for re-sale purposes, tax exempt forms must be on file at Beck Estates prior to bids closing. Motor vehicles sales tax is 4.15%.  If you are tax exempt please email your tax exempt form when you register. We must have a signed form, we cannot accept only a tax number. Tax forms (ST-10) can be downloaded at www.tax.virginia.gov
Payment: If you win, you will receive a confirmation email at the close of the auction. Invoices will be emailed shortly after the close of the auction. Your credit card will be charged immediately. If your card is declined you will be notified and a link will be provided to pay online. If you are not contacted then you did not win any items in the auction.
BID INCREMENTS: $1 up to $10
$2 up to $25
$5 up to $100
$10 up to $500
$25 up to $1,000
$50 up to $5,000
$100 up to $10,000
$250 up to $25,000

This auction is a legally binding contract by the high bidder to purchase an item. All items are sold "AS-IS” & “WHERE IS" with no guarantees or warranties, expressed or implied, of any kind, including but not limited to condition, suitability or merchantability for any purpose. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, and NO credits or refunds of any kind are given. You are bidding and buying based upon your own inspection, your own determination of value, and your own decision to bid. All lot descriptions are not guaranteed by Beck Estates.
By placing a bid, buyers acknowledge that they have either inspected the item online, video, or obtained a satisfactory condition report from a third party. If previewing items in person note that the preview and lot site may be hazardous, if you are bringing young children, they must remain with you and under your watch. Beck Estates is not responsible for any injuries at the sale site and is held harmless.
Click the “Preview and Bid” link provided for the auction on which you want to bid, review items, and place bids. Once registered, you will enter an opening bid (this is visible to other bidders), and a maximum bid (this is hidden to everybody but you). Your bid is represented automatically until your maximum is reached. You will receive an “outbid” notice via email if somebody bids higher than you. Your opening bid will be the winning bid if no other bids are received. Please ensure that you have placed bids on the correct items, and that the amounts are correct, before you click the “submit” button. Bids cannot be cancelled once placed.
STAR: The star icon is a “watch” feature. By clicking on the star, items can be found in “Your Items” drop down menu. This feature allows you to save the items you are interested in and find them quickly when you want to bid.
RESERVES: You may be bidding on an item with a reserve. This is a confidential amount that is not revealed. Reserves are the minimum amount the consignor will accept for an item.
MAXBID: The MAXBID feature allows the computer to bid on your behalf until the MAXBID you specify. This protects you from losing an item to a "last minute bidder" for less than you might have been willing to pay. If you want to raise your bid, place a bid in the "MAX" area only! Please be aware that many bidders routinely increase their own bid to price an item out of reach of other bidders. You should immediately review your bids once submitted.

CUSTOM BID: This is a one time bid, you may enter any amount over the next bid increment. This is a strategy used by bidders to say "hey, I'm not messing around, I'm willing to pay X amount".

STAGGERED CLOSING: The online auction closes multiple items per minute. This feature will close the bidding at pre-determined intervals, in catalog order. There is a default time extension for items that receive active last minute bids. Closing speed varies per auction.
BID NOTIFICATION: If you have been outbid you will be notified by email or by text if you have the app downloaded.
Please make sure you know what you are bidding on, as bids cannot be canceled. All sales are final. In the event of duplicate bids, the earliest bid will be recognized. In the event of a dispute between two or more bidders, the item may be put back up for resale. Beck Estates has the right to refuse any bid not corresponding with the value of the item being sold, and may reject any raise in the bidding which is less than the amount being called for. Beck Estates sale records shall be conclusive in all respects. Sellers may not bid on their own property. Pooling or collusive bidding are strictly prohibited and illegal.
Beck Estates reserves the right to cancel outstanding invoices if the specific payment terms are not met.
When the auction closes, an invoice will be emailed to you, please follow the links on the email to complete payment.
In the event of internet interruptions Beck Estates reserves the right to reopen or extend internet bidding for an auction as it deems necessary and appropriate.
Beck Estates shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any lot or item once the item has been picked up.  All bidders are responsible for picking up their own purchases at their own risk and do not hold Beck Estates responsible for any bodily harm or injuries.
Beck Estates may refuse any bidder registration privileges at any auction and/or refuse access to, or remove any person from an auction site for any reason including, without limitation, bid or item tampering, collusive bidding, violation of these terms or inappropriate behavior.
Beck Estates may pursue all legal and equitable means necessary to collect any funds due, including taking possession of, holding and reselling purchased items (subject to an additional Buyer’s commission), and funds due shall include all collection costs incurred including, without limitation: storage fees, reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, insurance, transportation and other costs. Bidder hereby grants, and agrees to grant, a lien to Beck Estates on all purchased items and property of Bidder consigned for auction with Beck Estates including all proceeds thereof, until all sums due Beck Estates are fully paid. Any exercise of its right to resell any items shall not prevent Beck Estates from recovering any amounts due to it from Bidder.
MOVING AND SHIPPING: Shipping items is the buyer’s responsibility. Onsite pickup is available at established times and dates. All winning bidders must abide by these times/dates. Bidders using a shipping or moving service