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(502) 500-7760 Auctioneer License: P1421

Deja Vu - All Over Again

Online bidding closed

Dates & Times (US/Eastern)

Bidding starts to close:
Thu, April 2, 2020 8:00PM

Sale Address

Shipping available on select items.
  • Bid Increments

    Bid Range Increment
    $1 to $100 $1
    $100 to $1000 $10
    $1000 to $2000 $25
    $2000 to $5000 $50
    $5000 and up $100
  • Terms & Conditions

    Renaissance by Design, LLC

    MLS Estate Sales 

    544 Baxter Avenue

    Louisville, KY 40204

    Shop Phone: 502-585-5727

    Kelli's Cell #502-500-7760 (calls or texts)

    Auction Manager: Kelli Milligan

    Auctioneer/Owner: Stephen Lee / Kentucky #253693   

    Regular Retail Store Hours:  Renaissance by Design/MLS Estate Sales - 544 Baxter Avenue - Louisville, KY 40204      

    Wednesday - Friday Hours suspended due to virus, by appointment only.

    REGISTRATION TO BID: Registration for our on-line auction is through the site. It is free but does require several important pieces of information. Bidders must be registered with a full name, address, and telephone number and a valid credit card.  An email address is also required so that bidders may be sent winning bid notifications and auction invoices.  Registration may only be completed with an acknowledgment that the bidder has read and understood all terms and conditions for the sale and online bidding. You are responsible to read the PAYMENT and SHIPPING information in this section BEFORE YOU BID. If shipping is required, credit card information must be called into MLS after receiving the Shipping Costs Bill. If you choose to refuse to pay shipping, it is understood you are still required to pay for the item(s) you won.

    Bidding in this on-line auction is offered as a courtesy. Renaissance by Design LLC, its Auctioneer, Sellers, and the Internet and Software Providers do not guarantee or warrant the online bidding procedure and/or system to operate without interruption or malfunction, and shall not be held responsible in the event of such.

    INSPECTIONS/PREVIEWS: Auction items may be viewed on the opening day and duration of each auction by appointment at our retail store located at 544 Baxter Avenue. Louisville, KY 40204.  Call Kelli 502 500-7760.

    DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS: All descriptions and information are believed correct, but are not guaranteed as such by Renaissance By Design, LLC, its auctioneer and/or the Seller and they shall not be held liable for inaccuracies in the information. It is always the Bidders responsibility to verify - prior to bidding, any information deemed critical to their decision to purchase. Preview opportunities are announced and available for potential bidders to physically inspect the items. Bidders are encouraged to inspect and research items in which they have interest to their full satisfaction prior to bidding. All items in this auction are being sold “as-is” and “where-is” with no guarantees or warranties of any kind including merchantability and/or fitness for any particular or special purpose.  All sales are final.

    BIDDING: Online bidding is to be considered a binding contract. Bids are taken with the general understanding that the bidder will honor their winning bid along with all applicable taxes and fees. Do not bid if you do not intend to pay. You will be automatically emailed if you are outbid and are welcome to enter a max bid (site will bid automatically for you only when another bid surpasses yours until your max bid is reached).  Check back often and check your email for outbid notices.  Notification of winning bids will be sent via email along with an auction invoice within 24 hours of the auction’s close.  Check your "spam" email folder if you do not receive your invoice within that time frame.  Note:  Auction invoices will be automatically charged to your card on file if you are located outside the local pick-up area.  Shipping will not be included and will be billed separately. If shipping is required, credit card information must be called into MLS after receiving the Shipping Costs Invoice. If you choose to refuse to pay shipping, it is understood you are still required to pay for the item(s) you won.   If you make no other arrangements for shipping or pick up within one week of close of auction – items will be considered abandoned and become property of MLS Estate Sales.  Local pick-up can pay on location and pick up by appointment.  See payment information.

    CLOSE OF BIDDING: The bidding will begin to close at 8PM (Eastern Time Zone), Thursday, April 2, 2020. The closing of some items may be extended in the event of last minute bidding.

    EXTENDED BIDDING: All items in the auction will be subject to an extended ending, where at the close of the auction, any bidding activity on an item within 1 minute of the closing time will automatically extend the bidding for 5 more minutes past the time of the last bid. The bidding on that lot will continue to remain open in 5 minute intervals as long as there is bidding activity within 5 minutes of the previous bid. Once there is no bidding activity within the 5 minute period, the bidding on that item will close. For example, if a lot is supposed to close at 7:00 PM but a last minute bid is placed at 6:59PM, bidding will be extended until 7:05 PM. If another bid is placed on an item at 7:01 PM, bidding will then close at 7:06 PM, unless subsequent bids are placed.

    PENALTIES: Any fraudulent bidding, illegal activity and/or negligence to provide proper payment in the allotted time will result in recourse to appropriate legal action and forfeiture of the rights to any of the auction items. Winning bidders who do not successfully complete the sale with timely pickup and full payment will be barred from all future sales conducted by our company and will be given an unsatisfactory review with Auction Zip.Com/Invaluable and  This is meant to warn other auction houses you do not fulfill your contractual obligations.

    AUCTIONEER'S RIGHT TO BID: In accordance with KRS330.220(6)(a), it is hereby disclosed that, with permission from the sellers, the auctioneer and staff members reserve the right to bid

    BUYER'S PREMIUM: A customary 10% buyer’s premium will be added to the winning bid of each item to determine the final selling price.

    SALES TAX:  Kentucky Sales Tax of 6% will be collected on all sales unless you have an exemption certificate on file with us or we are shipping out of state.

    PAYMENT: All items must be paid for in full prior to taking them from our premises or to be shipped and no later than 24 hours of the auction closing date.  If you are outside the local pick-up area, the card you have on file will automatically be charged for your winning bids per Stripe ( credit card processor) within 24 hours.  Note:  It could take up to 7 days for charges to clear for first time users.

    Local payments may be made by cash, good local personal check, local Official Bank Check, local Bank Certified Check or with credit or debit cards for purchases over $15.00. 

    ITEMS NEEDING TO BE SHIPPED WILL RECEIVE A SEPARATE INVOICE FOR SHIPPING ONLY.  It must be paid by using a credit card or debit card that is called in to us.  We have been in business over 30 years and have never had any issue doing business this way. If you have any concerns or questions please call Kelli at 502-500-7760.  Remember,shipping will not be included in the original bill, but will be billed separately. If shipping is required, credit card information must be called into MLS after receiving the Shipping Costs Invoice. If you choose to refuse to pay shipping, it is understood you are still required to pay for the item you won.   If you make no other arrangements for shipping or pick up within one week of close of auction – items will be considered abandoned and remain property of MLS Estate Sales.  We work very hard to keep shipping costs as low and safe as possible.

    PICKUP INFORMATION AND SCHEDULE: Local purchases must be picked up at 544 Baxter Avenue - Louisville, KY 40204 - BY APPOINTMENT during regular business hours.   All items must be removed or be able to be shipped within one week of the closing of the sale, or it will be considered abandoned – unless other arrangements have been made.  We will work with you as long as you communicate with us in a timely fashion. PLEASE   Bring necessary boxes and protective wrap in which to transport your purchases safely to your destination.

    Regular Retail Store Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM and Saturday Noon-4PM or by appointment.

    WON ITEMS TO BE SHIPPED: Upon winning the bid, please provide us with a telephone number, e-mail address and full mailing address within 24 hours so we can begin our shipping process.  Lack of communication may result in us believing the bid is abandoned and bar you from future sales. If we don't have an email address, we won't know how to correctly invoice you with shipping costs.  Please go back into your profile and add your address and phone number if you have not done so. We will e-mail you a Shipping Bill with shipping charges and payment instructions. You must fulfill your payment obligations within one week of the auction closing to prevent losing the ability to bid in our auctions, unless prior arrangements are made.

    SHIPPING:  Most items in this sale are available for shipping and noted if NOT. We prefer to use the USPS Priority Mail or Flat Rate Box/Quick Ship System - if the item you want shipped fits into one of the USPS boxes and you live in the contiguous 48 states. This system includes tracking and insurance up to $50.00.  If the item is over $50.00 we will add the required insurance to protect your item and add it to your invoice.  Please be aware that in addition to the actual Priority Rate or Flat Rate Box System shipping cost there is a minimal $8.00 per box packing fee or a $4.00 per envelope packing fee. We will do our best to find the least expensive way to ship. Realize that with any labor related costs, it is not unusual for shipping to cost more than the item - many times much more.  Consider as you are bidding the actual value you will receive when you get an item at a really good price, that even with shipping, you won a treasure at a good value.

    However, if you really want to bid on an item and would need that item shipped by another means, we may be able to assist. Please contact our office to discuss shipping possibilities. We will coordinate with you prior to shipping to determine costs. Shipping costs – including packing fees, will be charged to your credit card before shipping occurs. We require shipped items to be insured, but you can opt out.  If you choose to save those costs, we require signatured written confirmation of your understanding there will be no guarantees of any kind with that shipment other than we will do our best to get it to you safely.

    Please provide a telephone number, e-mail address and mailing address for your credit card for verification and protection. We will call you within 48 hours to get your credit card information.  Do NOT e-mail us your card number.  Once payment has cleared in full and all shipping information is verified, shipments will leave our premises within 48 hours unless otherwise noted on your invoice. We will maintain all the tracking information in the unlikely event you need it.  Note:  It sometimes takes up to 7 days for credit cards to clear for first time users of Stripe.

    DAMAGED GOODS: If an item is damaged, please contact us ASAP.  We will need photos of the damaged goods to begin the USPS claim.  Text photos to: Kelli at 502-500-7760, so she can start the claim. You will then need to take them to your local post office for verification and surrender the items.  Be sure to get a receipt for the items, send us a copy and keep the original for your records.  The claim can only be the dollar amount of what you paid per item.  If there are multiple items in the same box but only one broke - you only get paid for the one.  So if you won a set of 5 perfume bottles for $5.00, your claim could only be for $1.00.  It doesn't matter if you were lucky and napped a Lalique perfume bottle in the lot, with an actually worth of $50.00, you will still only recover $1.00 from the USPS.  Shipping fees and charges are nonrefundable.

    QUESTIONS: For answers to questions regarding this sale contact MLS Estate Sales, a division of Renaissance By Design, LLC.  Our goal is to make this sale an experience that you will enjoy. or 502 500-7760.

    MAILING LIST: By bidding on any item in our sale, the bidder permits us to add them to our email mailing list.  Bidders may opt out of any future emails by following the instructions in any mailing.  

  • Payment Methods

    Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, Debit, Other: Other options are your registered credit card thru Swipe and PayPal

Sale Description

When your life's work is to sell uniques, antiques and collectibles it is always "deja vu all over again."  In this on-line only auction you will see some really nifty finds that we have garnered from various estate sales that are currently in our flow.  If you are a regular follower of MLS Estate Sales you'll notice that we are back to our old tried and true selling platform - the out-sourced platform we used in our last auction promised a lot but didn't deliver much - we hope you will once again enjoy the ease, convenience and service that you had come to know.

Note: a few of the items in this sale have a reserve price.  To be as transparent and open as possible we have stated upfront in the item description what that reserve price is - some of our consignors require this in order to list their items and we have worked with them to set any reserve as low as possible.  Many on-line auctions use a high starting bid for the same purposes -this platform doesn't allow for that option.

This auction's offerings includes art, jewelry, motorcycle & black memorabilia, music boxes, uniques of wonder and collectibles of all sorts.  Remember to win - bid high and bid often for the objects of your desire - thanks so much for your continue support.  Take a gander and enjoy this auction - it'll get your mind off all the craziness in today's world.

SPECIAL NOTE:  In light of the current world situation regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic our standard terms and conditions are temporarily amended by this paragraph to reflect that any in-person pre-bid inspection and/or post-auction merchandise pickup must be arranged by appointment - please call our Auction Manager, Kelli @ 502-500-7760 as no regular store hours are being held until further notice.  Items being shipped will go out as usual unless that part of the world situation changes.


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