you’re new to the world of book and ephemera collecting,
or a seasoned veteran, you will find opportunity at National
Book Auctions. We realized some time ago that books
and collectible paper are not only rewarding materials to study
and acquire, they are also excellent investment vehicles.
arrival of the internet radically changed the world of used,
rare and collectible books, to a degree unparalleled in any
other collecting category. Already, staggering appreciation
has been realized in many genres of books and the growth continues,
gaining steam in many sectors. Investing in books and ephemera
is gaining in popularity because they carry very low holding
costs, are very durable relative to other collectibles, are economically resilient, and their content is compelling both
from aesthetic and scholarly perspectives.
in which you can bid (Absentee
Bid form will launch PDF file):
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BID TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Book Auctions is first and foremost, a live auction gallery
(located in Freeville,
NY) and all our events are open to the public. Many bidders
also choose to bid over the internet (via Invaluable.com),
by telephone (toll-free/minimum bid required) and by placing
absentee bids directly with the gallery. We provide a safe,
reliable bidding environment where all client information is
secure and all items are guaranteed to be as described. We have
shipped hundreds of thousands of books over the years and we
take care to pack our items well, using the same proven methods
whether we’re mailing to Massachusetts or Mozambique.
Our auctions are engaging opportunities to invest in long-sought
items, and you’ll find intriguing items that you didn’t
even know existed. If you have any questions or just want to
learn more about exploring the world of collecting books and
ephemera, contact us. This pursuit
is fun, rewarding (both personally and financially) and presents
rare opportunity for you to own pieces of history. Before long,
most of these items will be under glass or secured in private
collections, don’t be left behind!
methods are available for bidding at National Book Auctions.
Naturally, we hope you will attend our live auction in Freeville,
but for those who cannot, we offer alternative (absentee) bidding
methods. Absentee bids may be registered via email,
phone or fax, and through Invaluable.com.
you prefer not to use online bidding, email
or call us directly to register your bids. Phone bids open at
a minimum of $200.00. Remember to allow enough time for registration
and receipt of your bids before auction start. We request a
credit card number for absentee bid registration, and will authorize
it for an amount equal to half the total of your bids, on the
morning of the auction. If you like, we can also bill that same
card at the end of the auction for your successful bids. To
bid online, visit our homepage on Invaluable
and view our auction catalogs as they become available for bidding.
There is a 2.5% additional buyer’s premium for absentee
bids (total 20%), 5% additional premium for bidding through
Invaluable (total 25%).
for won items is due within ten days of auction close. Money
orders, certified check, bank transfer and cash are accepted,
and Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards are processed
directly through our gallery by calling us at 607-269-0101.
If we do not receive payment arrangements within ten days of
the auction close, we reserve the right to bill the credit card
placed on file when you registered for our auction. Paypal is
welcome, please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
for Paypal payments. Checks are accepted, we reserve the right
to hold shipment until check funds have cleared (time frames
mail checks or money orders to: National Book Auctions, 2085 Dryden Road (Route 13) Freeville, NY
to international buyers: payments must be in the form of a money
order or bank transfer in U.S. funds, or by Paypal. Checks with
international routing numbers are not accepted.
Invoices not paid within 10 days of the auction date will be
subject to a 3% late charge, plus 3% per week thereafter for
as long as complete invoice payment has not been received.
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National Book Auctions, shipping is the final step of our complete
each auction, lots are organized by buyer and once payment is
received, they are safely packed and promptly shipped out. In
most cases, we ship through the United States Postal Service.
Media Mail is a great way to move small or large quantities
of books throughout the country; it is efficient, reliable,
and comes at a minimum cost to the buyer.
only bound material can be shipped using Media Mail, we usually
use USPS Priority Mail for other items. For international buyers,
USPS Priority Mail International is our preferred method.
We are proud to offer in-house shipping as part of our auction
process and we take that responsibility very seriously. We pack
all shipments to a high standard of protection, ensuring that
when received by the high bidder, all items are in the same
condition as when offered at the auction. We also strive to
recycle shipping materials when possible. At National Book Auctions,
we love books and collectible paper as much as you do.
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