Terms of Sale

To bid on a lot offered by Miller & Miller is to accept the following Terms of Sale. Whether or not you have read or understand any of the said terms, participation in the auction binds you to an agreement with these terms.

Condition of Items

Despite the efforts of Miller & Miller to accurately describe each item, these items are for sale "as is". It is the bidder's responsibility (present or absentee) to directly examine and appraise the item condition. Miller & Miller is not responsible for typographical errors. Neither we nor the consignor, make any guarantees, warranties, or representation expressed, or implied, related to the property, the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authourship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibition, literature or historic relevance of the property or otherwise. No statement anywhere whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty or representation. It is the responsibility of potential buyer to inspect the property before bidding to determine its condition, size and whether or not it has been restored. So too, the bidder is responsible for making contact with Miller & Miller to uncover any information that might reveal more about the item(s).

Due to the age of the items we specialize in, all items are sold for the purposes of display, not functionality. If electrical, mechanical, or other working parts are found dysfunctional, (even if working at the time of sale) we are not liable.

Questions pertaining to upcoming auction items should be submitted at least 48 hours before the sale. We make every effort to answer all questions as quickly as we can, but we cannot promise that questions submitted 48-hours before the sale will be answered before the sale. Neither we, nor the consignor make any guarantee as to whether the purchaser can successfully acquire any reproduction rights in the property. Returns are not accepted under any circumstances. All items will be available for preview approximately three (3) weeks prior to the auction.


Rights and Responsibilities

The auctioneer reserves the right to determine the highest bidder and to reopen the bidding of a disputed lot. Floor bids take precedence over internet and absentee bids. Miller & Miller has the right to remove disruptive attendees who impede the preview or the auction. When the auctioneer closes each lot the ownership is passed to the winning bidder who then assumes all risk and full responsibility. It is recommended that you take out insurance for your items immediately after winning them. Miller & Miller is not responsible for any bid errors or omissions. Also, we shall have no liability to any bidder for any technical or other failure associated with the internet, absentee bidding, or telephone bidding.

• ABSENTEE BIDDING – Miller & Miller accepts absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through millerandmillerauctions.com online. The absentee bid form requires the bidder to clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online at www.millerandmillerauctions.com. If two (2) absentee bids of the same amount are received, priority will be given to the first bid received. Bids must be left in increments as shown on the bid form. The auctioneer can round bids left "out of increment," to the next correct increment. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our website, www.millerandmillerauctions.com Absentee and online bids placed through our website will be auto charged to the credit card entered 48 hours after the end of the sale. If you wish to pay by another method please contact us within 48 hours after the sale. Seller(s) agree to allow the Auctioneer to accept and execute absentee bids competitively for potential buyers and under the Miller & Miller absentee bidding terms and conditions. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated.

• ONLINE BIDDING – Online bidding through www.millerandmillerauctions.com, Live Auctioneers, or other bidding platforms may be available; all Terms and Conditions apply. Refer to your bidding platform of choice to see how added surcharges associated with these platforms affect your final buyer's premium. In the case of a tie, floor bids take precedence over online bids. If within 7 days the winning bidder has not paid, Miller & Miller reserves the right to use and charge the credit card provided. The auctioneer has the final word on all item(s) sold. You (the bidder) assume the risk of winning an item online and not having the item actually sell to you. This is due to the final discretion of the auctioneer and the operator not being able to re-open that lot. Online bidders are held responsible for accidental bidding.

• BID RESULTS – Miller & Miller contacts successful bidders 24-48 hours after the auction with an official invoice. The invoice will include item, hammer price, premium, packing and handling, shipping, insurance, and any other charges that apply. Please hold phone inquiries regarding bid success until after receiving your invoice. Winning bid information can be provided the second business day after the auction. Miller & Miller will not provide bidder information to any outside sources.

• TELEPHONE BIDDING – Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. Miller & Miller cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com or call 519-573-3710 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction.