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The Roy Willis Lifetime Collection - Last & Final Auction

by House Auction Company, Inc.

When

March 18 to March 29, 2016 - ONLINE ONLY AUCTION - Bidding ENDS Tuesday - MARCH 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM Eastern

Where

The Roy Willis Lifetime Collection LAST & FINAL AUCTION
ONLINE ONLY AUCTION - Bid from anywhere you have internet connection.
Havelock, NC 28532
Selling the last of one of the largest & best collections of Core Sound & Vintage Decoys & Artifacts ever assembled - Over 400 Lots

How

Online Only Auction

Notes

BIDDING IS CLOSED - INVOICES WILL BE EMAILED TO BUYERS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 at approx. 12:00 NOON. THANK YOU.

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House Auction Company, Inc.

885 Marshallberg Rd.
P.O. Box 220
Marshallberg, NC 28553

252-729-1162

http://www.houseauctioncompany.com

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North Carolina Estate Auction from the Lifetime Collection of the Late Roy H. Willis - conducted by House Auction Company, Inc. - Wood Decoys, Rare Core Sound Decoys & other Artifacts, Hunting & Sporting Memorabilia For Sale - MarkNet Alliance Member  

 

The ROY H. WILLIS  LIFETIME COLLECTION 

LAST & FINAL AUCTION

ONLINE   ONLY   AUCTION - Bid from the convenience of Home, Work or On-the-Go from your Mobile Device

 

Bidding is Now LIVE !! 

 

Auction Ends MARCH  29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

 

This is perhaps the largest, most eclectic & wide-ranging assortment of Hunting Memorabilia, Core Sound & Coastal NC Artifacts, Working & Vintage Decoys & Rare Items, All from the Renowned Lifetime Collection of Roy H. Willis - Over 400 Lots

 

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HUGE Assortment of unique Core Sound working decoys

Antique & Vintage Decoys from NC, VA, MD, & other regions

Decoys, silhouettes &/or carvings by: Eldon Willis, Roy H. Willis, Harry Hamilton, Judge Lambert Morris, Charlie Salter (of Portsmouth Village), Irvin Fulcher, Ralph Monroe Nelson, Julian Hamilton, Jr., Ross Salter (of Portsmouth Village), Dan Robinson (Orcacoke), Capt. Harry Jobes, Joe Huber, and more.

Rare decoy making tools owned & used by Mitchell Fulcher & Roy H. Willis.

Large Egret made by Eldon Willis

Rare songbird & miniature carvings by: Roy H. Willis, Eldon Willis, Elbert Gaskill, Joe Mason, Jerry Birch, Kent Hood, Don Walston & more. 

Rare - Henry Murphy "NO HUNTING" Signs used by the renowned hunting guide & decoy maker, early 1900's

HUGE quantities of Very Old Glassware  & Bottles

Very early Marbles & other rare collectibles from early 1900's

Very Early Ocracoke Island Advertisement Poster early 1900's - framed

HUGE assortment of Old Vintage shot shell & .22 rimfire ammunition boxes - full,  partially full & some empty

Large assortment of Core Sound Decoy Festival Posters from numerous early years

 

Partial Lising Below - This List to be Update daily

Draw Knife, Rasp & large File owned by renowned decoy maker Mitchell Fulcher, Stacy, NC 
Pair of Drake Blackheads, one with a Henry Murphy head, one with Holly Family body & Elmer Salter/Eldon Willis head.
Outstanding Red Breasted Merganser Hen by Eldon Willis (1908 - 1981) of Stacy, NC
Vintage collectible cast iron Canvasback Drake wing duck
Natural cork Drake Black duck by Harry Hamilton, Sea Level, NC. Featured in the print Decoys of Core Sound by Kyle Dixon and the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild. 
Pair of stick down silhouette decoys (Pintail & Blackduck) by Judge Lambert Morris, (1904 - 1969) of Atlantic, NC
Assortment of five collectible shot shell boxes - plus a nice collectible wooden ammunition box.
Extraordinary and rare signed 1st Annual Core Sound Waterfowl Festival poster, 1988. Signatures include Roy Willis, Julian Hamilton, Homer Fulcher.
Nice assortment of vintage hunting collectibles, including a trio of duck calls, Winchester signage, unique ammo, more.
Large framed collectible Winchester calendar with wonderful color, dated January 1920.
Lionel Mason (1909 - 1981), Atlantic, NC, branding iron and anchor weight
Rare Victor Crow & Owl Decoy Set, Animal Trap Company of America, original box
Trio of collectible Carteret County decoys, including one balsa Redhead Drake by Charlie Salter, Atlantic, NC.
Pair of Pintail decoys, Hen and Drake, by Capt. Harry Jobes of Aberdeen, MD.  Signed.
Nice pair of Gadwall, Hen and Drake, by Capt. Harry Jobes, Aberdeen, MD. Numbered 1.
Great collection of vintage decoys, including a factory Black duck with a head by Eldon Willis, Stacy, NC, and a Black head by Irvin Fulcher, Stacy NC
Great assortment of decoys from the hunting rig of Harry Hamilton, (1898 - 1973) Sea Level, NC
Group of local Carteret County decoys includes a cork Blackhead Hen by Joe Huber, Atlantic, NC, and a Core Sound Blackhead
Assortment of three terrific Core Sound decoys, including two (2) early Blackheads and one (1) Bufflehead made by Joe Huber, Atlantic, NC.
Nice set of Carteret County decoys, including a Blackhead drake and Bufflehead Drake by Joe Huber, Atlantic, NC
Vintage decoys includes cork Black duck by Roy Willis, Stacy, NC, Blackhead with head carved by Eldon Willis/Elmer Salter, and more
Selection of Carteret County decoys, all from the hunting rig of Harry Hamilton, Sea Level, NC.
Great assortment of decoys, including a beautiful balsa Black duck possibly made by Harry Hamilton, a Drake Redhead, and more
Terrific collection of vintage decoys, including a cork Redhead made by Harry Hamilton, Seal Level, NC, and two Drake Blackheads from his hunting rig
Fine pair of decoys, including a cork Black Duck Drake made by Henry Murphy, Davis, NC, and a factory Black Duck Drake with Henry Murphy head.
Assortment of collectible Drake Blackhead decoys with Henry Murphy heads, a Redhead from Murphy's hunting rig, and a Henry Murphy No Hunting sign
Pair of vintage decoys includes one Carteret County Drake Redhead and a Drake Blackhead by Eldon Willis and Elmer Salter, Stacy NC.
Fantastic array of collectible decoys includes a Drake Blackhead by Ralph Monroe Nelson, Stacy, NC with a Clyde Whitehurst ballast
Large lovely decorative Egret by Eldon Willis, Stacy, NC
Great assortment of collectible dove silhouette decoys and vintage photograph  of Roy Willis and Eagar Braxton Mason
Collectible assortment of dove silhouette decoys made by Roy Willis, and nice color photograph.
Collection of five (5) hand-carved wooden decoy heads made by Eldon Willis in the style of Ned Burgess Duck, NC
Assortment of collectible items, including a miniature Pelican and miniature Mallard Drake by Eldon Willis
Collectible decoys includes a pair of miniature Canvasbacks by Dan Robinson, Ocracoke, NC, a miniature Mallard Hen by Eldon Willis, Stacy, NC
Fantastic rig of small Bufflehead decoys made out of net floats and made by Roy Willis, Stacy, NC.
Wonderful collection of shorebirds by Roy H. Willis, and Eldon Willis, Stacy NC, including a Beach Robin and a pair of miniature Pelicans
Great stand of Beach Robin shorebird silhouettes made by Roy Willis along with the pattern used to make the birds
Awesome collection of decoy patterns, plus a hand-carved decoy head, miniature goose by Dan Robinson, Ocracoke, NC, and miniature Pelican.
Full size Canada Goose made by Dan Robinson of Ocraoke, NC, with initials DR, made in the 1960's
Great stand of Beach Robin shorebird silhouettes made by Roy Willis along with a natural finish red cedar decoy
Nice array of decoy collectibles, including two (2) mid-sized decoys by Roy Willis and a wonderful photograph of Roy Willis and Eagar Braxton Mason.
Group of birds includes a very, very rare decorative Prothonotary Warbler, made by Roy H. Willis, Stacy, NC.
Assorted collectible decoy items, including a variety of decoy bags and vintage signage, that belonged to Roy Willis 
Standing Drake Black Duck  decoy with stakes by Dan Robinson of Ocracoke, NC
Huge array of unfinished hand-carved decoy heads and accompanying pattern, a Canada Goose head, and a mid-sized Mallard Hen by Roy Willis, Stacy, NC
Collectible hand-carved unfinished miniature decoys and goose head by Roy Willis, plus a neat vintage photograph of Roy and his father Eldon Willis.
Hand-carved unfinished miniature decoys and bodies, plus Roy Willis' carving knife.
Vast assortment of unfinished hand-carved miniature decoy bodies, and one shorebird body by Roy Willis, plus his personal carving tools.
Great selection of patterns and cut-outs from the shop of Homer Fulcher (1918-1995), Stacy, NC
Large collection of 18 lovely birds includes carvings by Elbert Gaskill, Julian Guthrie, Joe Mason, Josh Hardy, Eldon Willis, Kent Hood, Don Walston, and more!
Mixture of shorebirds, includes a shorebird by Dale Robinson, Sandpiper by Kelley's Woodworks, Sandpiper by Kelley Nelson, and more
Great assortment of decorative birds, including a lovely Cardinal, a carving by Jerry Birch, and more
Group of shorebirds and geese, with a pair of birds by Mike Hargroves, Atlantic, NC, and more
Variety of hand-carved birds and figures, including a Red-wing Blackbird and Cardinal by John T. Mason, Stacy, NC
Neat Cormorant decoy from the rig of Julian Hamilton, Jr. (1925 - 2000), Beaufort, NC,  and believed to be carved by him
Collection of Geese, including a canvas Canada Goose by Ross Salter of Portsmouth Village and Geese from Roy Willis' personal hunting rig
Two Geese includes a canvas Canada Goose by Charlie Salter of Portsmouth Village and Geese from Roy Willis' personal hunting rig
Set of four Geese, including a canvas Goose from the rig of Sammy Mason and a canvas covered Canada Goose by John Lupton, Sea Level, NC
Great selection of 3 Geese includes a bird from Roy Willis' personal hunting rig with a Clyde Whitehurst anchor weight, and more
Four (4) Goose decoys, including a goose from Roy Willis' hunting rig, a Sammy Mason canvas Goose, and a Herter's balsa decoy
Four (4) Geese includes a Core Sound cork Canada Goose with high head and glass eyes, plus a goose from the hunting rig of Roy Willis.
Nice assortment of (4) Goose decoys includes a canvas over wire Currituck bird plus (2) Geese from the hunting rig of Roy Willis
Four (4) Goose decoys includes a canvas over wire Currituck bird plus (3) Geese from the hunting rig of Roy Willis
Nice mixture of geese, including a paper-mache goose, a unique goose silhouette, and a bird from the hunting rig of Roy Willis
Four (4) Goose decoys includes a canvas over wire Carteret County bird plus (2) Geese from the hunting rig of Roy Willis
Collection of (4) Goose decoys includes a canvas over wire bird, a Core Sound goose, plus a goose from the hunting rig of Roy Willis
Great Goose decoys include a canvas over wire Core Sound from Charles Clifton Edwards, Atlantic, NC, a cork Core Sound Goose, and more
Super decoys include a canvas over wire Core Sound goose from Charles Clifton Edwards, Atlantic, NC, a balsa Herter's bird, and more
Fine group of collectible Geese includes a cork Canada Goose and more
Four (4) Early Goose decoys includes a vintage canvas goose made by John Lundgren in the 1940's, plus an assortment of other collectible birds
Gaggle of Geese includes a collectible paper-mache AriDuk Goose, a canvas covered Canada Goose from the rig of Sammy Mason, plus more
Trio of vintage Redhead decoys from the hunting rig of Wesley Paul
Pair of Blackheads from the hunting rig of Worth Harris, Cedar Island, NC, and a Carteret County boathouse bird with a Clyde Whitehurst ballast
Drake Mallard and Hen Mallard made by Gundelfinger Wood Products Co., and from the hunting rig of Minor Davis, Davis, NC.
Great set of Carteret County decoys includes a Curt Salter Redhead, and a Bufflehead and Blackhead both with Clyde Whitehurst ballasts.
Pair Redheads, Hen and Drake, made by Joseph Taylor, Sea Level  and Wrightsville Beach,  NC
Three (3) wonderful decoys, includes a Seagull from the hunting rig of famous hunter and decoy collector Eugene Pond, and more
Assortment of collectible decoys, including a Green Wing Teal Drake from Swan Quarter, a Blackhead from Beaufort, NC
Terrific collection of vintage decoys, including four (4) Carteret County Drake Blackheads with silhouette heads, and more
Wonderful array of Carteret County Redhead Drake and Blackhead Drake boathouse decoys
Fantastic group of Carteret County boathouse Drake Redhead and Drake Blackhead decoys
Nice selection of vintage collectible Carteret County decoys, including a local balsa Green Wing Teal Drake, Canada Goose, and more
Great variety of decoys, including local Core Sound birds
Assortment of interesting Carteret County foam Hen and Drake Buffleheads, plus one (1) Carteret County Drake Redhead
Trio of collectible decoys, including a Drake Bufflehead by Bob Midgett, a high head Coot made by M. Haymond, Chesapeake, VA, and a Clay Tillett Ruddy 
Neat cross rack with four (4) Redhead silhouette decoys attached and five (5) individual silhouette decoys.
Very nice cross rack with five (5) silhouette decoys attached and three (3) individual silhouette decoys.
Unique cross rack with four (4) silhouette decoys attached and four (4) individual silhouette decoys.
Cross rack with four (4) silhouette decoys attached and four (4) individual silhouette decoys.
Great cross rack with four (4) mixed species silhouette decoys attached and four (4) individual silhouette decoys.
Wonderful assortment of silhouette Diver Duck Decoys.
Collection of silhouette decoys, including paper Mallards, a Carteret County Pintail Drake, and more.
Vast array of nice silhouette Geese from Carteret County
Terrific set of three (3) complete Brant silhouette decoys plus extra wings
Three nice vintage feeder decoys
Two great Green Wing Teal Drake feeder decoys made by Wildfowler, Point Pleasant, NJ.
Three oversized cork Drake Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis.
Pair of oversized cork Drake Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis.
Set of three (3) Animal Trap Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis with original rigging.
Set of three (3) Animal Trap Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis with original rigging.
Nice set of three (3) Animal Trap Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis with original rigging.
Great set of three (3) Animal Trap Black Ducks from the hunting rig of Roy Willis with original rigging.
Nice selection of four (4) decoys, including a vintage Ariduk Black Duck, a cork Black Duck, and Pintail Drake from the rig of Dr. Frank Raynor, NY.

 

House Auction Company, Inc.

PO Box 220, Marshallberg, NC 28553

 www.HouseAuctionCompany.com 

252-729-1162

NCAL# 7889


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AUCTION – Please read and review the Terms & Conditions thoroughly prior to bidding. If you have not read and understand these Terms & Conditions, then DO NOT BID.

The Roy Willis Lifetime Collection – Last & Final Auction

ONLINE ONLY AUCTION – Bidding Ends Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

BY BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION, BUYER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO ALL TERMS & CONDITIONS SET FORTH AND ENTERS INTO A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE THE ITEM(S) UNDER THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

ONLINE ONLY AUCTION – Bidding ENDS Tuesday – MARCH 29th , 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM EDT, subject to Extended Bidding based on bidding activity at the closing.

STAGGERED ENDING TIMES: The Ending Time for bidding in this Auction will be staggered at a rate of 40 Lots every FIFTEEN (15) Minutes, beginning at 6:00 PM EDT and subject to the Auto-Extended Bidding feature for Lots that receive a bid in the final five minutes.

A credit card, either Visa or MasterCard is required to register and bid. Nothing will be charged to your card unless you request it, OR if you default on payment under the Auction Terms & Conditions.

SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE - See Shipping Terms below.

PICK-UP DATES & TIMES: Thursday, MARCH 31st from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM and Friday, APRIL 1st from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 PM ONLY. These are the ONLY Pick-up Dates, so please plan accordingly.

PICK-UP LOCATION: 238-C Hwy 70 West, Havelock, NC 28532. DIRECTIONS: In Havelock, NC on Hwy 70 West, turn at the first stop light just west of the Havelock US Post Office. Turn on the north side service road and travel West approx. 1/4 mile. Located directly across Hwy 70 from Bay Racer Marine. WATCH FOR SIGNS.

PICK-UP / LOAD OUT: We will NOT be responsible for loading or assisting in loading during the pick-up / checkout period. Buyers need to bring the necessary BOXES equipment, tools and labor to load out and haul all purchases, or make arrangements with a third party to do so. WE WILL NOT LOAD ANY ITEMS - THIS IS THE BUYER’S RESPONSIBILITY.

NOTE: Items not picked up or shipping arrangements made by April 6, 2016 will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of at the Auctioneer’s sole discretion, unless prior arrangements are made and verified by email.

1. CATALOG: House Auction Company, Inc. has put forth every effort in preparing the catalog for this auction to provide accurate descriptions of all items. However, all items are sold AS IS, WHERE IS with all faults, imperfections, and errors of description. Descriptions of items are believed to be correct and are provided in good faith, but are matters of opinion and not guaranteed. All purchases are considered verified by the purchaser as to grade, authenticity, quality and condition. The purchaser will rely SOLELY on his/her own judgment in any purchase. House Auction Company Inc. makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the items being sold. All Sales Are Final. No refunds or exchanges.

2. INSPECTIONS & REGISTRATION: All information contained herein is deemed to be from reliable sources. However, neither the Auctioneer nor the Seller guarantees this information to be correct. It is the bidder’s responsibility to conduct any inspections prior to the auction to determine the condition of any item and the feasibility of the bidder’s intended use. By bidding, you, the Bidder/Buyer certify that you have closely examined the item(s), have arranged for an independent agent to examine the item(s) for you, or waived your right to inspect the item(s) and further agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions as set forth herein. Please review thoroughly ALL photographs & information of all items you are bidding on – click on the feature photo and navigate the photo file for each Lot in the Catalog to review the multiple photos of each item. The Auctioneer represents the Seller in this transaction. All announcements made by the Auctioneer during the auction shall take precedence over all other information. We reserve the right to add or delete. A credit card, either Visa or MasterCard is required to register & bid.

3. TERMS & PAYMENTS: 10% Buyers Premium applies for payment by Cash, In-State check with proper ID, certified bank funds, or bank wire transfer. 14% Buyers Premium for payment with Visa or Mastercard and 16% when paying with American Express. Buyer pays all Wire Transfer Fees. North Carolina sales tax of 6.75% is required unless proper exemption documents are presented with payment.

4. ALL Bidders must make payment in full within 48 hours from the close of Auction, unless paying at pick-up on the pick-up dates named herein. Bidders may pay their Invoice at the scheduled pick-up on March 31 or April 1, 2016 from 12 Noon to 6 pm. No items will be loaded or removed until payment is made in full. If you have not paid your invoice or made acceptable arrangements, verified by email, with the Auctioneer by 6:00 PM on Friday, April 1, 2016, then you the Buyer, hereby authorize House Auction Company, Inc. to charge your credit card provided at registration for the full balance of the invoice or partial charges until your invoice is paid in full. If your credit card is declined there will be additional fee of $25.00 per attempt to collect invoice balance. No items will be released from the auction pick-up facility without a valid paid invoice.

Successful Bidders will be emailed their Invoice on the following day of the auction closing. It is highly recommended that successful Bidders EMAIL House Auction Company, Inc. at the close of the auction to advise if they will be picking up their items or want them shipped, and which method of payment they will be utilizing.

5. CHECK PAYMENTS: Out of State Buyers may pay by cash, certified bank check, U.S. Postal money order, or bank wire transfer unless PRIOR arrangements have been made with Auctioneer PRIOR to the bidding in the Auction and confirmed by email. Checks may be processed the day of the auction; be sure to have adequate funds in your account. Each transaction necessary to collect insufficient funds will have a $50 fee imposed. Shipment of purchases may be held until checks have cleared our escrow account.

6. SHIPPING: If Buyer cannot arrange pick-up on the above dates and times, shipping is available and is the responsibility of the Buyer. If a Buyer wants their items shipped, upon Buyers email request, we will deliver their purchased items to The UPS Store at 4915 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28557 for a transportation / delivery fee of $10.00 (for all items). Buyer must then contact The UPS Store to arrange and pay for shipping. The UPS Store in Morehead City, NC phone #: 252-726-4433. Buyer is responsible for cost of packing material and shipping costs. If a Bidder who desires shipping has questions, please CALL HOUSE AUCTION COMPANY prior to bidding. ALL items to be shipped must be paid for in full prior shipping. NOTE: Shipping cost will be paid by the Buyer DIRECTLY to The UPS Store by credit card. PLEASE NOTE: If shipping is requested, the House Auction Company will not deliver any items to The UPS Store until April 4 thru April 6, 2016.

7. AUCTION ENDING TIMES – STAGGERED : This Auction features Staggered Ending Times in 15 minute segments for every 40 Lots. Bidding on the FIRST 40 (+/-) Lots will END at 6:00 PM, EDT on March 29, 2016, SUBJECT TO the Auto-Extended Bidding Feature. Therefore bidding on the first 40 Lots will END at 6:00 PM, the next 40 Lots will END at 6:15 PM, the next at 6:30 PM, and so forth, all subject to the Auto-Extended Bidding feature.

AUTO-EXTENDED BIDDING Feature: If a LOT receives a bid in the final FIVE (5) minutes of the bidding period, then the bidding on that LOT will extend for 5 minutes. If during the extended period, that Lot receives another bid in the final 5 minutes, then bidding extends again for 5 minutes for that Lot. This process will continue until there is NO bidding activity on that LOT in the final five minute period.

8. MAXIMUM BID: When you bid “MY MAX BID” the current bid price doesn’t automatically go to your MAX BID. The bidding system will only bid the portion of your MAX BID amount required to place you in the lead. Then another bidder has to bid to increase the current price and the computerized bidding system will automatically bid up to your Maximum Bid in the increments specified.

9. OUTBID NOTIFICATION: Until the auction begins to close, the bidding software will notify bidders by email when they have been outbid. Bidders may also find out if they have been outbid by refreshing the individual parcel / tract information. Due to varying internet connections and speed, sometimes email notifications can be delayed. Registered bidders expressly understand and agree that House Auction Company, MarkNet Alliance and the Seller are not responsible or liable for the failure of any part of the bidding process or internet bidding.

10. AUCTIONEER DISCRETION: House Auction Company, Inc. has full discretion to modify the date and time, order and details of the auction for any reason, including but not limited to technical issues, emergencies, and convenience of House Auction Company, Inc. or the Seller. We gather aggregate information from the website, which may include but is not limited to: number of page visitors, most visited pages, and any and all correspondence. House Auction Company, Inc. has the sole authority to resolve any bidding disputes as they may arise.

11. CONDUCT OF THE AUCTION: Conduct of the auction and increments of bidding are at the direction and sole discretion of House Auction Company, Inc. House Auction Company, Inc. is not responsible for any missed bids either in person or online. House Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any reason and also reserves the right to cancel this auction, or remove any item or lot from this auction prior to the close of bidding. All decisions of House Auction Company, Inc. are final.

12. CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT: By registering and bidding in this auction, the Bidder expressly indicates both an understanding and an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of the Auction and hereby enters into a Written Contractual Agreement (“Agreement”) between Bidder and both House Auction Company, Inc. and the Seller. By bidding in this auction Bidder expressly agrees to abide by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement and is prepared to purchase the items bid on under these Terms and Conditions of the Auction.

NOTE: If any Bidder has questions or extenuating circumstances regarding pick-up, PLEASE EMAIL or CALL House Auction Company PRIOR to bidding. ALL items must be paid in full at, or before pick-up, and BEFORE shipping. ALL SHIPPING & PACKAGING costs will be paid by the Purchaser/Buyer, plus the $10.00 transportation fee for delivery to The UPS Store. Items not picked up or shipping arrangements made within 8 days following the close of Auction will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of at the Auctioneer’s sole discretion, unless prior arrangements are made and verified by email.

13. BIDDING INCREMENTS:
$0 - $10 = $1 increment
$10 - $50 = $5 increment
$50 - $250 = $10 increment
$250 - $1,000 = $25 increment
$1,000 - $2,000 = $50 increment
$2,000 - $5,000 = $100 increment
$5,000 - $10,000 = $250 increment
$10,000 - $25,000 = $500 increment
$25,000 - $50,000 = $1,000 increment
$50,000 - $75,000 = $1,500 increment
$75,000 - $100,000 = 2,000 increment
$100,000 - $200,000 = $2,500 increment
$200,000 - $400,000 = $5,000 increment
$400,000 - $800,000 = $10,000 increment
$800,000 - $1,000,000 = $25,000 increment
$1,000,000 or Greater = $50,000 increment

14. SERVER & SOFTWARE TECHNICAL ISSUES: In the event there are technical issues related to the server, software or any other online auction related technologies, House Auction Company, Inc., MarkNet Alliance and the Seller reserves the right to extend bidding, continue the bidding, or close the bidding. By registering and bidding in this auction each Bidder automatically and expressly acknowledges and agrees that House Auction Company, Inc., the Seller, MarkNet Alliance, and the company providing the software shall NOT be held responsible or liable for a missed bid or the failure of the software to function properly for any reason. Email notifications may be sent to registered bidders with updated information as deemed necessary by House Auction Company, Inc.

15. DEFAULT OF BUYER: Any Successful Bidder/Buyer not timely paying for items within 72 hours following the close of the Auction will be considered in DEFAULT. Such Default will result in that Bidder’s liability to both the Seller and House Auction Company, Inc. Seller shall have the right to: (a) declare this contractual agreement cancelled and recover damage for its breach, (b) to elect to affirm this contractual agreement and enforce its specific performance, or (c) Seller can resell the items either publicly or privately with House Auction Company, Inc. and in such event, the Defaulted Bidder shall be liable for payment of any deficiency realized from the second sale plus all costs, including, but not limited to the holding/transporting/storage costs of the items, the expenses of both sales, legal and incidental damages of both the Seller and House Auction Company, Inc.

In addition, House Auction Company, Inc. reserves the right to recover any damages separately from the breach of the Defaulted Bidder. The Defaulted Bidder agrees to pay all reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred by House Auction Company, Inc. in the collection of funds. The Bidder also agrees that a storage/handling fee of 2% per month be added to the balance of any unpaid balance due House Auction Company, Inc. Any debt collection or dispute proceedings shall be mediated or litigated in Carteret County, North Carolina as the sole and exclusive venue. All parties expressly agree to submit to this exclusive venue and hereby expressly waive any grounds for any alternate venue.

16. Both the Bidder and Seller shall indemnify House Auction Company, Inc. for and hold harmless House Auction Company, Inc. from any costs, losses, liabilities, or expenses, including attorney fees resulting from House Auction Company, Inc. being named as a party to any legal action resulting from either Bidders or Sellers failure to fulfill any obligations and undertaking as set forth in this contractual agreement.

17. BIDDER VERIFICATION: Bidding rights are provisional, and if identity verification is questionable, House Auction Company, Inc. has the right to reject the registration, and bidding activity will be terminated. The Seller and House Auction Company, Inc. reserve the right to preclude any person from bidding if there is any question as to the person’s credentials, mental fitness, etc. Bidders expressly agree to keep their user name and password confidential as they are responsible for ANY and ALL activity involving their account. When using the website you must obey any and all local, state and federal laws. Violations will result in termination of website use privileges.

18. DISCLAIMER: No allowance will be made for errors in cataloging, genuineness, defects, or imperfections not noted. All sales are final and a bid is a legally binding contract between the bidder and both House Auction Company, Inc. and the Seller. Both the Successful Bidder and Seller shall indemnify and hold harmless House Auction Company, Inc. for ANY and ALL costs, losses, liabilities, claims, or expenses, including attorney fees resulting from House Auction Company, Inc. being named as a party to any legal action resulting from either Bidder’s or Seller’s failure to fulfill any obligations and undertakings as set forth in this Contractual Agreement. House Auction Company, Inc. employees, agents and sub-contractors may bid on auction items.

19. DISPUTES: This Agreement shall be exclusively construed and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, without regard to its conflict of laws or principles. Any litigation or dispute arising out of this Agreement shall first be mediated before any lawsuit or legal proceeding is filed. The parties shall in good faith agree on a third party neutral mediator. The mediator shall set guidelines. The parties shall in good faith mediate the dispute and divide the cost of said mediator. All mediation shall be conducted in the County of Carteret, North Carolina and shall be subject to the mediation guidelines of the State of North Carolina. If mediation is unsuccessful then all litigation arising out of this agreement shall be adjudicated in a court of competent jurisdiction within the County of Carteret, State of North Carolina. All parties expressly agree to submit to this exclusive venue and hereby expressly waive any grounds for any alternate venue.
NCAL # 7889