COMBINED MAIL & CONVENTION AUCTION #3
NOTE – ALL MAIL AUCTION LOTS ALSO REPRODUCED IN COLOR IN CLEAR THE DECKS
In response to prior years’ successful mail auctions, we are again doing a mail auction that will be combined with our convention auction on October 13, 2018. The mail auction
consists of 4 pages with seven lots per page. Each page is listed separately on the Auction Home Page and can be viewed through your browser as a pdf file. We have also included a
pdf file that includes all 4 pages. In addition, each page can be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat or Reader, so that you can study the lots in full color at your convenience. We have
been fortunate to get a nice selection of decks - there is something for everyone. We are hopeful that there will be active bidding by many of our members, including our new members
Read the following rules carefully. We suggest you use email to send us your bids. You will receive a personal acknowledgement of each list of bids received. If you do not receive a
personal response it is because for whatever reason, we did not receive your bids – in which case contact us by email or phone. If you mail your bids in and want to be sure they
arrived, please call a few days before the deadline. Finally, we will accept telephone bids so if you like to put your bidding off until the very end, just call!
52 PLUS JOKER AUCTION INFORMATION AND RULES
GENERAL INFORMATION - 52 PLUS JOKER is a nonprofit organization and offers Auctions to enhance the collections of its members, help members dispose of
their collections and raise funds to help sustain its operations. Only 52 PLUS JOKER members may bid on the auction items. The closing date for bids to be received for lots in this
Auction is 6:00pm CST on Friday OCTOBER 12, 2018. If you have any questions about lots in the Auction or about the rules, you may call or write Steve Bowling during the bidding
period. Steve will also send additional photos on request.
BIDDING – When you bid by mail or email, please list your name, address and email address (if applicable), and for each item you are bidding on, the lot number,
lot name and your maximum bid, and send to;
12205 Menalto Drive
Los Altos Hills, CA
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 650-814-9653
or Judy Dawson: email@example.com
All email bids will be personally acknowledged. In order to avoid any conflict of interest, Steve, Judy, Paul Bostock and the Convention Auctioneer (Larry Herold) will have bid
before any other bids are received. If a mail auction lot did not receive a bid prior to the convention, Steve, Judy, Paul and Auctioneer will be permitted to bid on the mail auction lot at
Convention Auctioneer will have the highest mail bid and will insert it into the live bidding as he deems appropriate. In some cases the winner will be at the convention, in others
the winner will be from a mail bid. All winning mail bids more than 10% in excess of the next highest bid, or minimum bid if there are no other bids, will be reduced to 10% above the
next highest bid, or the minimum bid, as applicable. In no case will bidders be notified the number or amounts of competing bids. There will be no price reduction or further offering of
auction items after the closing if the minimum bid is not achieved.
PAYMENT & SHIPPING - All bidders will be notified by mail or email of their winning bids and amount due. Invoices will be due upon receipt. All lots are to be
paid in U.S. currency. Foreign payments can be made by check only if it is in U.S. dollars and if the check specifically states it is cleared through a named U.S. bank. International
Money Orders in U.S. dollars will also be acceptable. Both foreign and domestic bidders will be able to use PayPal by directing the payment to firstname.lastname@example.org, adding 4% to
the total invoice to cover PayPal charges. If payments are not received within 30 days from the Auction's closing date, those lots will be returned to the consignor. If items received are
not as specified in the Auction listing, you should contact Steve Bowling within a week of receipt to arrange for a refund or price adjustment. U.S. shipments will be made by UPS and
the Post Office. All items over $50 in value will be insured within the US. Foreign shipments will, in most cases, be sent by First Class Airmail. The Club will invoice you at approximate
cost for the shipping charges plus a $3 handling charge for each package. Please note that international postage rates have increased to approximately $15/$25 for 1 or 2 decks
We have endeavored to describe all lots carefully so that members can be comfortable when placing their bids that they will receive items in at least as good condition as described.
As mentioned earlier, any lots that are not as described can be returned for refund. Remember all lots are pictured in color on the auction webpage. For each deck listed we have
indicated the lot number, its date of manufacture, maker, country of origin, number of cards, condition, condition of the box (if applicable, with OB1 being mint or near mint, OB2
being average with some use or wear and OB3 indicating considerable wear and quite possibly some damage), minimum bid, reference if found and a short description. Most references
are to specific listings in the Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards (Hochman).