**This catalog is being offered on multiple internet auction platforms, as well as with traditional, live on-site bidding (by invitation only) and absentee bids. Any high pre-auction absentee bid placed through any platform will be placed in competition with high bid(s) from all other bid sources. Note: We are not accepting credit cards without additional convenience fee of 3%, Buyers premium is 22%. California Sales Tax will be added at 9% for all California sales. Signed documentation of current sales tax exemption can be faxed to (619) 749-2626, or emailed to admin@helmauction.com. Sales tax will not be adjusted without physical proof of a current resale license for the state of California.
In order to sign up to bid on any Helm Auction, Inc. or Auction Company catalog, the bidder, who will be referred to as "Buyer," agrees to all stated terms and conditions. At the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered lot and assumes full risk and responsibility for the article. Neither consignor nor Auction Company is thereafter responsible for loss or any damage to the article by fire, theft, or breakage. All items are sold on consignment and sell as-is, where-is with all faults and with no warranty of any type expressed or implied as to the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any goods offered in this sale. All sales are made on an as-is, where-is with all faults basis. Neither Auction Company nor the consignor make any warranties or representations with respect to these items, and neither will be responsible for the correctness of description, genuineness, attribution, provenance, period, culture, age, source, origin, authenticity, or condition of any item sold. All statements, written and oral, are qualified statements of opinion only. Prospective buyers are, in all cases, responsible for determining the physical condition of lots. By placing a bid, either in person, by phone, absentee or via the Internet, you signify that you have examined the items as fully as you desire to or that you have chosen not to examine them. Merchandise returns will not be accepted for any reason. Highest bidder is deemed to be the buyer. If a dispute arises between two or more bidders, the auctioneer shall have sole and final decision to determine the successful bidder or to immediately re-offer and re-sell the article in dispute.
Auction Company reserves the right to withdraw property before or during the sale, and has no liability whatsoever for the withdrawal of property. Auction Company reserves the right to reject any bid(s). Your bid is a contract. If you are a successful bidder, you have entered into a legally binding contract to purchase any and all items won. It is suggested that you contact the seller to resolve any issues before bidding. All items sell as-is, where-is with all faults and with no warranty of any type expressed or implied as to the merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any goods offered in this sale. All information regarding a particular item is provided in the descriptions; further information is not available. Buyer agrees to these terms as well as all other terms set forth below, can be amended or revised only in writing, signed by the auctioneer. Buyer also agrees that any oral representation made by the auctioneer shall not modify these as-is, where-is with all faults terms. Buyer understands that any description given in the catalog or written on the item(s) is not guaranteed, and Buyer will rely entirely on their own inspection. All information and descriptions contained in advertising this sale are believed correct, but no responsibility is assumed by Auction Company, or consignor for any errors or omissions. After auction completes, Auction Company will submit your invoice via email. Buyers will have 7-10 days to submit payment once invoice has been sent. Payments can be submitting via PayPal by clicking on the invoice, or sending funds to hhauction@cox.net. Disputes will be filed against any non-paying Buyers within 14 days of the sale completion date. Once disputes are submitted, items will be available for purchase within the 14 days of initial dispute being filed unless other arrangements are made; Auction Company does not guarantee the availability of disputed items once past the 14 day dispute period as such items will be returned to Consignors.
For large dollar amount payments over $1500.00, we may need to require a bank or wire transfer. This will be determined on an individual basis and your invoice will reflect these details. The values given are estimates only. Items may sell for more or less. None of the items are new and all have some acceptable amount of wear. Please look at all pictures and read descriptions, items have some amount of acceptable wear, scratches, nicks, missing stitches, etc. Pictures in frames have not been examined outside the frame. No bids can be withdrawn after the auction for any reason. Pre-sale bids submitted directly to Auction Company, not including bids on third-party platforms, will only be retracted provided the Buyer requests bid cancellation in writing no less than 1 hour before auction start time by emailing admin@helmauction.com. Buyer understands that any description given in the catalog or written on the item(s) is not guaranteed, and Buyer will rely entirely on their own inspection. All information and descriptions contained in advertising this sale are believed correct, but no responsibility is assumed by Auction Company, or Consignor for any errors or omissions.
For expedited receipt of your auction goods, secured/cashier's checks will be accepted or direct transfer between banks. The Auction Company banks with Chase Bank and many banks have procedures to transfer money between banks without any fees. If requested, the bank information will be provided. Payments made in this matter will receive priority processing. Payments sent by personal cheque will not ship until funds clear. Please notify Auction Company of any cheques sent via email, to admin@helmauction.com. All checks must be submitted and made payable to Helm Auction, Inc. 772 Jamacha Road, No. 303, El Cajon, California 92019. You can pay via PayPal by submitting payment to hhauction@cox.net via bank account or credit/debit card.


Preview period is by invitation only. Please email admin@helmauction.com for more information.

Shipping costs are indicated in the description area of the catalog. These shipping charges are estimates and are only for the United States. Shipping charges include contract labor of packing, packing materials, insurance, signature delivery/confirmation and postage. Bidders from Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico may incur further charges depending on the size and weight of the parcel. Foreign bidders are advised to inquire about shipping certain items before bidding to avoid surprises. Shipping will be computed on an individual basis after the completion of the sale; please do not pay before we compute your shipping charges. NOTE: You may also hire your own shipping agent to handle your shipping for you. Please contact Helm Auction before or after the auction ends to arrange for your agent to pick up your items.
Sensitive items such as frames with glass, pottery and other ceramics, as well as bulky items such as baskets will require double-boxing for safe transport during shipping. Auction Company attempts to fairly estimate shipping charges for these sensitive items in the lot description.
Auction Company will discuss shipping and Customs documents with foreign buyers for outside the U.S. for specific shipping instructions to include Customs declaration forms. Charges are for handling, packing materials, insurance and shipping fees. Items will be shipped primarily via FedEx and the United States Postal Service domestically, and in some cases UPS and USPS for foreign shipments. If you want them shipped another way, you must pay the additional charges. FedEx will not deliver to Post Office boxes, thus if your only method of receiving a shipment is via Post Office box, we will be limited in shipping via USPS only, which may or may not be more expensive than FedEx.

Estimated shipping charges found in lot descriptions now include signature/delivery confirmation. If you wish to save on shipping by not purchasing insurance and/or signature, you must email admin@helmauction.com stating your request. Paintings with glass cannot be insured. All items that are insurable will be insured. In the event of damage during shipping, claims must be filed promptly within 3 days of receiving your items. If items are damaged, please keep all packing materials and boxes, re-simulating the packages state as received, documenting the damage by extensively photographing and contacting Auction Company for further instructions. Without pictures of the damage and the packing materials, claims cannot be processed. Auction Company will file the claims. Helm Auction will explain what other information will be needed for filing claims. Claims will not be settled until shipping company has completed investigation. The investigation may involve actual presentation to the shipping service. Oversize items that need wooden crates will be charged for additional shipping charges. We will combine shipping if more than one item is purchased.

Buyers who do not wish to file claims on their damaged items will not receive a credit or reduction in price for their purchases. Insurance is purchased for all shipments in order to cover any possible damages item(s) might incur during freight.