2018 Spring Benefit Auction Absentee Bid Instructions

As absentee bidders, we will bid competitively for you at the HCA Spring Benefit Auction, April 13-April 14, 2018. In case of duplicate bids, the earliest postmark wins. Bids must reflect the listing in the catalog as to lot number, pattern, description, and condition. The minimum absentee bid per lot is $15.

You set the maximum amount you are willing to pay on each lot. If successful, the remainder will be refunded. Please use good judgment in arriving at your maximum bid figure. Remember, there are minimum limits to raises that the auctioneer will accept (smaller items $2.50, larger items $5, $10 or as much as $25). Lots containing multiple items will be as one lot to the successful bidder. Normally, these are not split up; however, there may be some exceptions to this.

Please indicate on your bid the desired condition of the item on which you are bidding. We have endeavored to describe all items to the best of our ability and a bid on an item reflects your acceptance of the condition as listed. (As you know, if no flaws are noted, that means the glass is in generally good condition.) If you mark your bid “near mint only,” we will use no discretion in your bid. If there is a variance on a lot not called in the catalog (such as unlisted damage or a difference in the number of items in a lot), we will not bid on that lot for you. Please use the Absentee Bid Form on this website or a copy available in the Heisey News to submit your bid. Absentee bids can be submitted by email, fax, or postal service.

PAYMENT Cash, check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to HCA Auction, and Visa/MasterCard/DiscoverCard accepted. A 5% buyer’s premium will be added. Buyer’s premium is deleted for cash, cashier’s check, money order, or approved check payments. You may send a separate check for each lot or you may send one check covering the maximum amount of all bids. Absentee Bidders must make their own shipping arrangements. See Shipping section below for further information.

In addition, if you would like to pay by check, Please consider leaving the amount blank. Designate in the memo blank of your check an amount not to exceed the total amount of your bids. The Auction Manager or HCA Treasurer will fill in the exact amount of your purchase, thus greatly cutting back on refunds. Surplus bid money will be refunded. Send in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return your checks. HCA reserves the right to reject any bid.

SHIPPING Buyers must make their own shipping arrangements including payments for shipping directly to the shipper. Glass is available to be picked up by your shipper on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, after 10:00 AM at the National Heisey Glass Museum, 169 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055. HCA is aware of the following area shippers: Express Pack and Ship: 740-366-1325, Pakmail: 740-522-2564, and UPS Store 3910: 614-939-5195. HCA is not endorsing any shipper and is not responsible for any of the services provided by these shippers. HCA will work with shippers to make sure your glass is available.

BID SUBMISSION Absentee bids must be received no later than Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. When using a credit card number, bids must be faxed to (740) 345-9638 using the Absentee Bid Form. When your Fax is complete, please contact the Museum to ensure it has arrived and is removed from the Museum Fax machine as soon as it arrives. The Absentee Bid Form with personal check, et. al., must be mailed to Absentee Bids, National Glass Heisey Museum, 169 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055. HCA, Inc. must have credit card information or cash, a personal check, money order, or travelers check in its possession prior to executing a bid.

OTHER The prices realized from this Auction will be printed in a future issue of the Heisey News and posted to the Heisey Museum website. If you are not an HCA member but want to receive the results list, send $2 and a long SASE.