By registering and accepting a bidder number for the auction, Buyer agrees to the Terms and
Conditions of the Sale as listed above.
Online, Phone, Absentee, and/or In-house Registration:
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. reserves the right to request and authorize a credit card provided
by all potential buyers up to 20% of the low estimate on all lots listed on phone and/or
Warranties and Representations:
All property is sold AS IS. Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc., for itself and as agent for the seller, makes
no warranties or representations of any kind with respect to any Lot. While we make all efforts
to be accurate, Buyer agrees that in no event shall Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. be responsible
for the correctness, description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period,
culture, source, origin, value, or condition of any Lot. Nothing being said or done by Ahlers
& Ogletree, Inc. shall be deemed a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability by
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. Disputes on items must be filed within three (3) days of an item’s
receipt, or twenty-five (25) days of auction completion, whichever is sooner. Disputes will
not beinvestigated beyond these timeframes and transactions will be considered complete.
In case of any discrepancy, from any source, the auctioneer’s record is the official record of
the sale. In case of any tie bids, the auctioneer’s ruling is final. Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. will
have sole and absolute discretion to determine who the successful bidder is and/or may
withdraw the Lot or reoffer the Lot for sale, in the event of a dispute.
Payment and Pick-Up Policy:
Buyer will receive an invoice within three (3) business days after the auction. It is the responsibility
of the Buyer to contact Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. to make payment and remove their
- For absentee, online, and out-of-state buyers, full payment and removal of goods is
required no later than ten (10) business days from the completion of the auction.
- For local buyers, full payment and removal of goods is required no later than five (5)
business days from the completion of the auction.
Any invoice with an outstanding balance thirty (30) days after the auction may be cancelled
and the sale rescinded without further notice to the Buyer.
Storage and Fees:
Failure to remove purchases within the above timeframes will result in Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
releasing all paid merchandise to an off-site storage & shipping company, Bonded Service
Warehouse, Inc. (BSW) (tel: 404.349.1466, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), and
moved to their facility without further notice to the buyer from Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. There
will be a minimum transportation charge of $50.00 upon arrival at the storage facility, and
the buyer will receive an e-mail notification from BSW. Buyer agrees to coordinate all shipping,
delivery, pick-up and collection of fees with BSW. The buyer will have five (5) business
days to arrange shipping before incurring an ongoing storage fee of $10.00 per lot, per day,
that purchases remain in the storage facility. Merchandise left in storage for more than thirty
(30) business days will be considered abandoned.
Condition report statements are provided as a courtesy to interested clients by request -
these reports state our professional opinion and should not be treated as a statement of
fact. As such, Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is not responsible for any omissions or
errors to these condition reports. It is important to note that the absence of a condition
report does not mean that the lot is in perfect condition.
Buyer agrees to pay Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. a buyer’s premium based on winning bid
amounts as follows:
- In-Person, Phone, or House-Absentee Winning Bids: 21% of any winning bid (18% for cash
or check payments).
- LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, and BidSquare Winning Bids: 24% of any winning bid,
regardless of payment method.
- Real Estate Winning Bids: 10% of the hammer price, regardless of payment method.
Buyer assumes full responsibility for any and all items when the hammer falls. Ahlers &
Ogletree, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage to property left on its premises after the
date of sale.
Auction price estimates are given on each lot. Estimates should not be relied on as a prediction
of the actual selling price or the actual value of any lot.
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw any lot at any time from the auction
for any reason.
All purchases are subject to 8.5% Georgia sales tax unless Buyer has a valid tax exempt
certificate on file with Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc.
Failure to Pay:
If Buyer fails to pay the balance of the invoice at the close of the auction, or otherwise comply
with these Terms and Conditions, Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. shall be entitled to the following
(1) to recover from Buyer any monetary loss arising on any resale of the Lot (including all
costs of any resale or attempted resale);
(2) any deposit or partial payment paid by Buyer;
(3) to recover from Buyer all of its costs and expenses of collection, including attorney’s fees
of fifteen percent (15%) of the outstanding balance, interest on the outstanding balance of
1.5% per month and costs;
(4) all other relief and remedies allowed by the law. Georgia law applies and jurisdiction and
venue over all disputes involving these Terms and Conditions shall be in Fulton County, Georgia.
Personal Property Sales: Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. accepts checks, wire transfers, and credit cards
including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. There is a flat $15 fee for domestic
wire transfers and a flat $16 fee for international wire transfers. We will not release item(s) for
shipment until payment has cleared the bank. There will be a $30.00 returned check fee for
any and all check payments that are returned.
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. does not provide shipping services at this time. We are happy to
provide information about local shippers who can assist you with shipping. Shipping arrangements
are solely the responsibility of the buyer.
Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. reserves the right to modify, add, or remove any section of these
terms and conditions of sale at any time, with or without notice.
All Sales are Final. No refunds are given under any circumstances
Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery is pleased to present a 1-day absolute auction event offering the Estate of Thomas Ruben Jones at his Georgia plantation estate, High Hope, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mr. Jones’ estate comprises a lifetime collection of period American and European antiques, fine art, and decorative arts.