Everything sells “As Is – Where Is” with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied! All purchases become the responsibility of the buyer when sold to the highest bidder. Bidders are responsible for making a determination as to the items condition and value from inspection prior to bidding. Inability to observe defects or deficiencies in a lot through inspection is a risk inherent in the auction process and will not be basis for any refund or adjustment in the sales price. Failure to view/inspect any property for sale shall not constitute cause of cancellation of sale. It is hereby warned that bidders should not bid on the basis of photography alone. All sales are recorded and any discrepancies will be settled after the conclusion of auction.

By placing a bid, you are entering into a legally binding contract and agree to follow through with the purchase of the item should you win the item. Bidder expressly agrees not to stop payment, dispute or contest this transaction. FAILURE TO PAY FOR ITEMS WILL RESULT IN DENIAL FROM PARTICIPATION IN ANY FUTURE U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE AUCTIONS.

All descriptions are believed to be correct; however neither Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers nor the U.S. Marshals Service assumes any liability as to the accuracy of any descriptions, quantity, weight, grade, quality, purity, value or any other feature(s). No allowance, refund or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, error in cataloging, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type.

Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. neither conducted an appraisal, nor has any association with the appraiser for this auction. Appraisals are conducted under a separate contract with the U.S. Marshals Service, which is completely separate from the Auction contract. The Auctioneer has no control over the appraisal contract, and cannot warranty, stand behind or guarantee information contained in the appraisal.

The Buyer specifically agrees and acknowledges that the use of the term “tested” as used to describe articles of jewelry means only that the Auctioneer believes that the article described has been tested as to the gold or silver and the Auctioneer makes no warranty that the gold or silver content is as described. Likewise, the description of a diamond or other gem or the description of a particular brand does not constitute any representation or warranty that the article is as described. It is the Buyers sole responsibility to determine the authenticity of any item purchased.

The Expected Price Range listed in the catalog is listed as a convenience to buyers. These prices reflect estimates based upon historical sales of similar items.

The Auctioneer has the right to reject any and all bids on behalf of the Seller and to bid as agent for any Absentee Bidder. The Auctioneer is not responsible for the acts or representations of the Seller. Seller shall retain full security interest in all merchandise until full and complete payment is made to Seller or Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers.

Security for purchases is the responsibility of the Buyer and begins immediately upon the sale of each lot. Removal is at the expense, liability and risk of the Buyer. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for goods not removed within the specified time period. Auctioneer shall not be responsible for non-delivery or for any other matter or thing to any purchaser of any lot, in any event. The U.S. Marshals Service retains the right to reject any bids for any reason or to make counter offers or accept back up offers at their sole discretion.

All prospective bidders should be aware that in order to ensure compliance with the Crime Control Act that they may be subject to a background check. Title 18 USC Section 1963(g) and 21 USC Section 853(h) of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, prohibits the United States Government from reverting forfeited property to the defendant(s) convicted of violation under 18 USC Section 1962 nor 21 USC Section 841 et seu., or any person acting in concert with or on behalf of such defendant(s). To ensure compliance with the prohibition, you are required to certify that you are not acting and will not act in concert with or on behalf of the defendant(s) in this case upon the satisfaction of your purchase.

Upon receipt of your certification, as set forth below, a records check will be made with the investigative agencies involved in the prosecution of the said case to confirm your submitted certification. In the event your certification cannot be confirmed, the purchase shall be immediately dissolved, and further criminal action taken.

“The offeror warrants that he/she is not: (a) an employee of the United States Department of Justice; (b) an employee of any Federal, State or Local Governmental Agency which participated in investigations that led to the forfeiture of property to the United States subject to this sale; (c) an employee of any contractor or subcontractor whose contract or subcontract provides goods or services to the United States Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program; (d) an agent or member of the immediate family/ household of any employee described in (a) (b) or (c) above.

“Any offeror who is an employee of the United States Department of Justice warrants that he/she has complied with the provisions of 5 CFR 3801.104(a), and shall provide as part of his/her offer a copy of the written determination by the Agency designee required by 5 CFR 3801.104 (a)”


Live Bidding: To bid you must register and obtain a bid card. Registration will be Friday, May 31st, from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. PDT and sale day, June 1st starting at 9:00 A.M. PDT. To register you will need a valid photo ID and a $500 cash deposit. Deposits for unsuccessful bidders will be returned in the same form when exiting.

Upon the conclusion of the auction or bidding; Buyers will be required to verify purchases, make final payment and/or discuss final payment arrangements and receive checkout instructions prior to exiting the auction facility.

Online Simulcast Bidding: To bid you can register at www.txauction.com and submit a $1,000 deposit no later than 10:00 A.M. CST, on Thursday, May 30th to Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc. by any acceptable payments listed below. Deposits for unsuccessful bidders will be returned by ACH bank credit or company check within ten business days from auction.

Pre-Bidding: Written bids will be accepted until Thursday, May 30th at 10:00 A.M. CST with a $1,000 deposit.


Cash, Cashiers Check(s), Money Order(s), Personal or Company Check with an original verified bank letter of guarantee, ACH Bank Debit or Bank Wire. All purchases paid by ACH or wire will be held until funds are confirmed and are accessed a $10 fee per Bank Wire and $5 fee for ACH Bank Debit. Credit Cards will be accepted for DEPOSITS ONLY with a non-refundable 3% fee. FULL payment is due Wednesday, June 5th. 8.25% Sales Tax is applicable for all merchandise retrieved in Texas if a resale tax number is not provided. Merchandise retreived in Las Vegas will not be charged sales tax.

PAYMENT MAILING ADDRESS: Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc., 1420 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX 78660


Paid merchandise can be removed when convenient until 5:00 P.M. PDT on auction day; June 1st. Any items left thereafter will be shipped at buyers expense.

Gaston & Sheehan will utilize the following carriers and assess a minimal fee for packaging and handling; UPS, FedEx, US Postal Service and armored transports. Quotes will be given on final invoice.