52+Joker Online Auction Info & Rules - April 2023
2023 APRIL ONLINE AUCTION – SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd, 2023 at @3 PM (EST)
NOTE – ALL AUCTION LOTS ALSO REPRODUCED IN COLOR IN CLEAR THE DECKS
This online auction will be held on Zoom and our website. Each page is listed on the Auction Home Page, can be viewed through your browser and be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat or Reader, so that you can study the lots in full color at your convenience. You can request additional photos from Steve Bowling at the email address below.
THIS IS AN ONLINE AUCTION. We also suggest you email your proxy bids. You will receive acknowledgment of bids received. If you do not receive a response it is because 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 up to 48 hours ahead of the mail auction start time 3 PM (EST).
52 PLUS JOKER AUCTION INFORMATION AND RULES
GENERAL INFORMATION – 52 PLUS JOKER is a nonprofit organization that 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 mail bids to be received for the mail lots is 6:00 PM CST on Friday, April 21st, 2023. If you have any questions about lots in the Auction or about the rules, you may call or write Steve Bowling prior to the bidding period. Steve will also send additional photos on request.
Read the following rules carefully.
Bids will automatically be rounded down to the proper increment. All email bids will be personally acknowledged. In order to avoid any conflict of interest, Steve, Judy Dawson and Auctioneer Larry Herold will have bid before any other bids are received. If a mail auction lot did not receive a bid, Steve, Judy and Auctioneer will be permitted to bid during the live auction event at the convention. The club will provide Proxies to represent mail and phone bidders, advising Auctioneer of bids as the auction proceeds. All winning mail bids in excess of the next highest bid, or minimum bid if there are no other bids, will be reduced to the next increment level above the highest bid (or minimum). 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 lots after the closing if the minimum bid is not met.
52 PLUS JOKER AUCTION INFORMATION AND RULES
BIDDING – When you bid by mail (email preferred), 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;
Steve Bowling’s Contact Info:
email: Steve Bowling (email@example.com) / Tel. 650-814-9653
12205 Menalto Drive
Los Altos Hills, CA
Please bid using the following increments:
- $0 to $100 – $5 increments
- $100 to $300 – $10 increments
- $300 to $1000 – $25 increments
- $1000 + – $50 increments
Bids will automatically be rounded down to the proper increment.
The club will provide Proxies to represent mail and phone bidders, advising Auctioneer of bids as the auction proceeds. Proxy bidders may not bid on their own behalf but may enter a bid 48 hours in advance that will be entered by a different Proxy. 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 lots after the closing if the minimum bid is not met.
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. CHECKS ARE PREFERED vs PAYPAL. International Money Orders in U.S. dollars will also be acceptable. Foreign 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. Shipments will be made by the US Post Office. Foreign shipments will, in most cases, be sent by First Class Airmail. Buyers may elect to add insurance at his/her expense. 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 $19/$29 for 1 or 2 decks respectively.
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. Makers highlighted in Green are club members. 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 Dawson Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards.