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Sat., January 31
 Beginning @ 9:30 AM ET
 

HOW TO BID


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Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.

VAR #555 / VAF #782
Tel: 540.434.3939
Fax: 540.434.3399
Email: Click to email us

Gallery Location & Shipping Address:

2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2638
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Auctioneers, Appraisers, Brokers, Consultants & Collections Management

Buying

Types Of Bidding

 
Absentee Bidding (Place maximum bid before the lot sells)
 
Absentee Bidding Details (e.g. various ways to submit, deadlines)

LIVE Bidding Options (Place bid in real time as the lot sells)
 
2. Phone Bidding (Pre-arranged and subject to minimum opening bid per lot)
3. Internet Bidding (Click either logo below. 20% buyer's premium)  
 
    
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE ON-SITE BIDDING
(AKA FLOOR BIDDING)
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
15% or 17% Buyer's Premium 

 
  • Welcome!  When you arrive during auction preview or on auction day, you may go directly to the gallery to view the auction lots, or come to the front desk to obtain your bid card
  • A physical home address is required for registration.
  • You will be required to provide your valid driver's license upon registration.  We will also ask for your phone number and if applicable, your email address (invoices and receipts can be sent as email attachments).  This information is used for our contact purposes only. We do not share your personal information with anyone.  Providing your email address does NOT add you to our email notification list.   
  • If you are tax exempt for resale, we are required to have a properly executed and signed Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption form on file for you. Non-Virginia dealers are also required to show proof of the current registration or license number, so please bring a copy with you, or you may fax it (540.434.3399), or email a scanned copy. (See VA Sales Tax / Tax Exemptions).
  • Your numbered bid card is valid for the current auction only. For multiple-day auctions, your bid number is valid for all sessions of the current auction.
  • Staff members are on hand in the gallery to assist you with items on display in the showcases.  
  • On auction day, we sell in lot number order, as presented in the catalogue.  Our auction catalogues are available on our website.  You may print a copy free-of-charge to bring to the auction, or for a small fee (usually $5 to $7) we sell black & white printed copies, with thumbnail photos of all lots, at the front desk. If a special catalogue has been produced for the sale (e.g. May 22, 2010), only those catalogues will be available for purchase.  
  • At various times during the sale, the selling pace may range from 80 to 120 lots/hour.  Our average rate of sale is 100 lots/hour.  
  • A Buyer's Premium will be added to each lot won.
  • Explanation of COMPETING BIDS.
  • Sold items are contained in our holding area.  Once you pay for your lots, we will give you two copies of your receipt.  Present one copy to the holding area staff, and we will retrieve your items for you.  We have some packing materials such as newspaper and boxes, which are available on a first come/first serve basis.  You may also bring your own boxes, storage totes, bubble wrap, etc.  Larger items such as furniture may be loaded into your vehicle from the loading dock at the east side of the building.
  • Payment in full is due on the date of sale unless an authorized representative of Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates has pre-approved an alternate payment arrangement.
  • Our auction gallery is a smoke-free environment that is equipped with security cameras. Free WiFi access is available during preview and auction days (you may inquire at the front desk for password).  
  • Deli sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available for purchase on sale days. Proceeds go to Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church.  There are other restaurants nearby.
 
 
The front office where you register for the auction and pay for your purchases. 

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ABSENTEE BIDDING
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.  
 
15% or 17% Buyer's Premium  

You may submit absentee bids: 
 
            Powered by
        
 
 
3.  In Person
 
4.  By FAX
 
5.  By Email
 
6.  By Mail 
 
*Bidsquare will be used for select auctions in 2015. If available, the Bidsquare logo with a clickable link will be provided here.
 
We do not accept bids verbally, either in person or by phone. 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Print our Bid Form(s) to submit by fax, mail or email attachment. 
 
Bid Form Part I (up to 10 bids)
 
Bid Form Part II (>10 bids.  If used, Part I is required also.)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deadline to Place Absentee Bids:   
 
The absentee bidding option closes two hours before the auction starts if:

A.  Bid is submitted through our online catalogue (using Auction Flex)
B.  Bid is submitted through LiveAuctioneers
C.  Bid is submitted by fax, mail or email
 
There is NO deadline to place an absentee bid if:
 
A.  Bid is submitted in person at our auction gallery
B.  Bid is submitted through Bidsquare*
 
*Bidsquare will be used for select auctions in 2015. If available, the Bidsquare logo with a clickable link will be provided here.

Emailed Absentee Bids:
 
We do not accept absentee bids via email unless our Bid Form is properly completed and sent as an email attachment that can be printed legibly. 
 
EMAIL SHOULD BE SENT TO info@jeffreysevans.com
 
The deadline to submit an absentee bid via email is 2 hours prior to the start of the auction.
 
If you have computer access, the preferred bidding method is online, using the Auction Flex platform. 

 

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REGISTER & PLACE ABSENTEE BIDS
ONLINE THROUGH OUR SITE
Powered by
 
This bidding option closes two hours before the auction begins.
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
15% or 17% Buyer's Premium

 
1.  Go to Current Auctions 
2.  Select the auction (scroll down to see all) and click Register*
3.  Login to your Auction Flex account or create one
4.  Accept the auction terms (required)
5.  Browse the catalogue and place your absentee bid(s)
6.  Finalize your bid by clicking "Confirm Bid"

This registration is for online absentee bidding through the Auction Flex catalogue only.  It is NOT a pre-registration process for on-site, phone or LIVE internet bidders.  See ALL bidding options.

You may register as an absentee bidder as soon as the sale appears as one of our Current Auctions (available during the pre-catalogue preview phase); however, the bid option is not possible until the catalogued lot is online.  
 
Catalogues are typically posted 7-10 days before the auction.  When available, a white Catalog button and yellow BID NOW! button will be present.  (During the preview phase only the Preview, Registration and Information buttons appear.) 
 
The online absentee bidding option closes two hours before the sale begins.  
 
Your bid is a legally binding contract and can only be retracted with approval from the auctioneer (granted under extreme circumstances only).  Please be sure of your lot number and maximum bid amount BEFORE placing your bid!   
 
 
 

 
CREATE AN AUCTION FLEX ACCOUNT:   
 
Complete the New Bidder Form.  You will need to:
 
1.  Select a User Name and Password, then provide your name, address, phone number and email address (credit card not required).  Remember your User Name and Password; this same login can be used for our future auctions.  
 
2.  Click to check any or all of these options at the end of the form (we recommend that you check all three boxes) 
 
  • Hide your user name from the public
  • Receive emailed confirmation of each bid placed
  • Receive emailed notices when you have been outbid (outbid notices are not sent after the auction begins) 
3.  Click "Save Changes" and you're done! 
 
 
NOTE: We do not have access to your login info nor can Auction Flex retrieve that information for you.  If you cannot remember your login you will need to create a new account (this will not affect your past auction history).        

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SUBMIT ABSENTEE BIDS IN PERSON
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
15% or 17% Buyer's Premium

 
  • Print and complete our Bid Form.  Your signature is required.  Bid forms are also available at the front desk.  
  • BIDDING DEADLINE: n/a.  Bids are accepted at any time during the auction. We will make every effort to upload the bid before the lot is sold; however, we are not responsible for missed or inaccurately recorded bids.
  • Buyer's Premium applies to each lot won.
  • Verify your lot number!  lf you bid on the incorrect lot and win, you are still liable for payment.  When we enter the bids for you, we refer to lot number only (we will not verify lot numbers with item descriptions).  If we do notice a discrepancy with a lot number and item description, we will attempt to contact you to clarify.  If it is not possible to confirm your intent, we will not execute your bid.  
  • Please refer to our Bid Increments before placing your bid(s). Any bids that are not submitted in accordance with these increments will be rounded up to the next appropriate raise.  Example: If you submit a $75 bid but the level of bidding necessitates a $10 raise, your bid will be recorded as $80.
  • Explanation of competing bids.
  • Click for additional absentee bid information

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SUBMIT ABSENTEE BIDS BY FAX
This bidding option closes two hours before the auction begins.
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
 15% or 17% Buyer's Premium

 
  • Print and complete our Bid Form.  Your signature is required. 
  • BIDDING DEADLINE: Faxed bids must be received no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the auction. 
  • Buyer's Premium applies to each lot won.
  • Verify your lot number!  lf you bid on the incorrect lot and win, you are still liable for payment.  When we enter the bids for you, we refer to lot number only (we will not verify lot numbers with item descriptions).  If we do notice a discrepancy with a lot number and item description, we will attempt to contact you to clarify.  If it is not possible to confirm your intent, we will not execute your bid.  
  • Please refer to our Bid Increments before placing your bid(s). Any bids that are not submitted in accordance with these bid increments will be rounded up to the next appropriate raise.  Example, if you submit a $75 bid but the level of bidding necessitates a $10 raise, your bid will be recorded as $80.
  • If your bid is illegible and time permits, we will contact you to confirm. If this is not possible, we will not execute your bid.
  • REQUIRED FOR ALL FAXED AND MAILED BIDS:  If not using our absentee bid form, your submitted bids must include the following statement: "I understand that my bid is a legally binding contract and I accept all terms and conditions of the auction." along with your signature and the date signed.  Bids received without this signed and dated statement may not be accepted. 
  • FAX YOUR BIDS TO (540) 434-3399.  Note: Don't wait for a beep before sending your fax (you won't hear a beep).  Just press your SEND button after entering our fax number. 
  • It is recommended that you call or email us to confirm receipt of your bid(s).
  • Explanation of competing bids.
  • Click here for additional absentee bid information  

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SUBMIT ABSENTEE BIDS BY MAIL
This bidding option closes two hous before the auction begins. 
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc. 
 
15% or 17% Buyer's Premium

 
  • Print and complete our Bid Form.  Your signature is required.
  • BIDDING DEADLINE: Mailed bids must be received no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the auction
  • All bids are recorded in order of receipt, therefore this method is not recommended due to the time delay involved in delivery. 
  • If sending via USPS (U. S. Postal Service), mail your bids to: 
             
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
Absentee Bid Dept.
P. O. Box 2638
Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2638 
 
  • If sending by a carrier other than USPS (e.g. Fed Ex), use our physical address instead: 
             
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
Absentee Bid Dept.
2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841 
 
  • All information provided for faxed bids (other than fax number) also applies to mailed bids.

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IMPORTANT
Absentee Bidding Information
 
  • YOUR BID IS A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT.  A previously recorded bid may only be canceled under extreme circumstances, subject to approval from the auctioneer.
  • Absentee bids submitted directly with us (and not through another bidding platform (e.g. LiveAuctioneers) are provided as a courtesy, at no additional charge to the buyer.  If we record the bid for you (i.e. submitted via fax, mail, email or in person) we will make every effort to do so accurately.  Mistakes are uncommon, but can happen.  We are not responsible for missed or inaccurately recorded bids.  You are welcome to place bids yourself through our online catalogue (using the Auction Flex platform) or through LiveAuctioneers.
  • We will continue to bid on your behalf as long as there is at least one other competing bid. We will cease bidding for you when you win the lot or the next bid increment exceeds your maximum bid. 
  • Absentee Bidding Deadlines:  A). If you place your bid through LiveAuctioneers or OUR website, the deadline is two hours prior to the start of the auction.  This same deadline applies if you fax, email or mail your bids to us.  B). If you place your bid in person at our gallery, there is no deadline.  You may place bids up until the lot is sold.  
  • It is possible that a "live" bidder could win a lot for the same bid amount you placed prior to the start of the auction; it depends on the opening bid amount and where the bid increment falls during live bidding on the lot. Sample bidding scenario.   
  • The Absentee Bid amount refers to the "hammer" price only.  Please take the buyer's premium into consideration when determining your maximum bid amount.
  • Any emailed request to edit or cancel a bid must be sent from the email address that is associated with the bidder's account.
  • We will notify all successful absentee, telephone and Internet bidders within 2 business days of the end of the sale.  Go to After the Auction for details.  
  • The first two business days following an auction are extremely busy while we process invoices for all successful absentee, phone and internet bidders (150-250 winners per auction).  If we are unable to answer your phone call, you may send an email and/or leave a voicemail message.  We will return calls and emails at our earliest opportunity.   

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 LIVE PHONE BIDDING
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
 
 15% or 17% Buyer's Premium

 
  • The minimum opening bid for each phone bid lot is $250 for calls within the USA or $500 for international calls. Therefore, unless we have absentee bids that would cause a lot to open higher, the bidding will open at $250 to the first registered phone bidder on that lot.    
  • Phone bids must be arranged by 3:00 PM ET the day before the auction.  We may reject requests after this deadline. 
  • Phone bidding is reserved for higher-end lots (usually those with a low estimate of $500 ore more).  We gladly accept Absentee Bids or you may prefer LIVE internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers (20% buyer's premium)   

 Deadline to submit is 3 PM ET (not 12 PM ET as noted on form)
or
 
Then fax, mail or email (as an attachment)
Be sure to sign it!
 
Note: Your phone bid is NOT arranged until you have received confirmation from us, which includes estimated call time.     

  • Telephone bidding is accepted at the bidder's risk. We are not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of phone bidding (e.g. missed call, missed bid, inaccurately estimated call time).  
  • We will call you to bid "live" during the sale.  We recommend that you provide at least one alternate phone number.  You may also provide a "back up" bid amount (we will bid up to that amount for you if we cannot reach you by phone).
  • DO NOT attempt to add lots to your phone bid during the auction.  Organizing the phone bidding requires careful coordination of time and personnel. We often have to call another phone bidder immediately after assisting you with your lot(s).
  • We sell in lot number order at an approximate rate of 100 lots per hour.
  • We will provide you with an estimated call time. The selling pace can range from 80 to 110 lots per hour during the auction; however, the average selling pace is 100 lots per hour.  Although we attempt to call several lots ahead, please be prepared to bid immediately if necessary.
  • All bid amounts refer to hammer price only; a buyer's premium is added to the hammer price of each lot sold.
  • We will invoice all successful bidders within 2 business days of the end of the sale to arrange for payment and pick up or shipping(Most, if not all invoices are sent via email on the first business day following the auction.)
  • The first two business days following an auction are extremely busy while we process invoices for all successful Internet, Telephone and Absentee bidders (an average of 150 bidders per auction).  Although we will not be available by telephone while invoicing is in progress, you are welcome to send an email and/or leave a voicemail message and we will return calls and emails at our earliest opportunity. 
  • Payment is due within 5 business days of the date of your invoice. Initial invoices may not include shipping charges.   
  • Explanation of COMPETING BIDS.
  • For additional information about invoicing, payment, shipping, etc., go to After the Auction.   

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REGISTER & PLACE ABSENTEE BIDS
ONLINE THROUGH

 
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 

Online absentee bidding is available through our website
(15% or 17% buyer's premium applies)
 
 

Catalogues are online 7-10 days prior to the sale. 

Bidsquare will be used for select auctions in 2015.  If available, the Bidsquare logo with a clickable link will be provided here.

NOTE: Although we are on Eastern Time (ET), all LiveAuctioneers auctions are displayed in Pacific Time (PT), which is three hours earlier.  


Deadline to Submit Absentee Bids


   

Customer Service & Technical Support
 
 
 

Online Request Form

 
 
Bidsquare will be used for select auctions in 2015.
If available, the Bidsquare logo with a clickable link will be provided here.

 
 

To use the LA online contact form or chat "live" with a support rep,
use the "Help" option (top of web page) to select "Live Help."
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE INTERNET BIDDING
IS AVAILABLE ON:
 
 
 
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc.
 
 

My registration is PENDING  DECLINED

Bidder Approval Process
 
#1: Referrals 
 
If you are new to our firm and have limited or no bid history on LiveAuctioneers, we may request verification of successful past auction transactions. We can consider:  
 
  • Your eBay feedback (you must verify your account by messaging us through the eBay system).  
Note to New Bidders: Although you may be a repeat buyer through LiveAuctioneers, we have no access to your purchase history; therefore, if you are new to our firm we may ask for proof of previous successful transactions. Many internet bidders also have eBay accounts and review of the eBay feedback is often the quickest and easiest method to satisfy our requirement for references. 
 
#2: Driver's License
 
We require a full name and physical HOME address for bidder registration in addition to a phone number where we can reach you if needed.  (We will first attempt to contact you via email or through the messaging system for the bidding platform.). 
 
If you received a notice directing you to #2 (Driver's License), we need to see a legible copy of your driver's license because your identity cannot be verified.  You may FAX to 540.434.3399, send through the LiveAuctioneers messaging systems or email info@jeffreysevans.com.
 
#3: Email Verification  
 
Registered LiveAuctioneers (LA) bidders who do not meet our automatic approval criteria may be asked to email us to verify their email addresses. 
 
If requested, the email must be sent to info@jeffreysevans.com and should include:
 
  • Your FIRST and LAST NAME
  • Your LIVEAUCTIONEERS USER NAME. 
Contacting us through the LiveAuctioneers messaging system does NOT verify your email address.  

 
 
Pending Bidder Registrations
 
All bidder registrations received by 6:00 PM ET the day before the auction will be reviewed before we close for the evening. 
 
If you are approved to bid in our auction, your LiveAuctioneers account should reflect the approved status.  
 
If your registration is still pending, check for messages from us in case we have requested additional information.  (Messages are often received as email.  Check your SPAM folder in case the message from us was rejected.)
 
 
We will continue to monitor and review all incoming registrations and emails as long as the auction is still in progress; however, if you register after 5:00 PM ET the day before the sale, it is possible that your registration may still be pending after the auction has started.  

 
 
Declined Bidder Registrations
 
Bidder approval is at the sole discretion of the auction house.
 
Each auction house has its own criteria for bidder approval.  While some approve all registered bidders, we conduct a more thorough review of potential bidders before we approve or decline.  We may request additional information from new bidders.
 
We may decline registrations if the account history shows more than one late payment or at least one incomplete purchase transaction.    
 
We automatically decline registrations from bidders who have open disputes in LiveAuctioneers and UPIs (Unpaid Items) in Invaluable (formerly Artfact), regardless of the bidding platform used.    
 
Appeal Process for Declined Registrations
 
 
You may provide an explanation of the rejection and/or submit an appeal for reconsideration. 
 
Appeals must be EMAILED to info@jeffreysevans.com.   
Upon receipt of an appeal from a declined bidder we will request an explanation from the auction house in question. 
 
Our decision will be sent via email (from info@jeffreysevans.com), not through the bidding platform's messaging system.
 
We allow 3 business days for the auction house staff to reply to our inquiry, therefore the appeal review process may not be completed in time for you to participate in our current auction. 
 
An overturned rejection will allow you to participate in future auctions as long as no new open disputes, late payments or incomplete transactions are associated with the bidder account.    

 
 
Referral from Other Auction House
(USA only)
 
We need the name and location (city/state) of at least one auction house with which you have had a successful payment transaction.  Please include date of auction if known.  
 
If time permits, we will contact the auction house(s) for a referral on your behalf.  
 
If your registration request is submitted more than 24 hours before the auction begins, we may not have sufficient time to facilitate this process.  We will NOT contact other auction houses on your behalf after 4:00 PM ET the day before the auction.   

 Submit eBay Feedback for Review
 
You must verify your eBay ID by contacting us through the eBay message system.  Follow these steps:
 
  • Login to eBay and click on "My eBay" (top right)
  • Click the "Messages" tab
  • Click "Find and contact member" (bottom left, under "More options")
  • Enter jeffrey_s_evans_auctions in the field for user ID, enter the verification code and click Search. 
  • Click on the link for our user  ID
  • Click "Contact member" (top right, under "Member quick links")
  • In the message field, enter this information:
    • Our auction date
    • Your full name
    • Your LiveAuctioneers username 
  • Enter the verification code as shown on your screen
  • Click "Send" button 

 
COMPETING BIDS
 
As an active auction participant, you may be in direct competition with absentee bidders (those who placed bids prior to the start of the auction) and/or those who are bidding "live" in real time while the auction is in progress. 
 
Absentee bidders include anyone who has submitted bids directly with our auction house either in person, by fax or mail, or through our website (powered by Auction Flex), and anyone who has placed absentee bids with us through another bidding platform (e.g. LiveAuctioneers).  
 
The absentee bidding option closes two hours before the auction begins.  Exception:  There is no deadline if the bid was placed in person at our gallery.
 
NOTE: although you may be the high bidder when the absentee bidding closes, once the auction begins two hours later, your absentee bid may be in competition with bids from "Live" bidders.
 
"Live" bidders include:
 
  • Active On-Site participants (aka "In-House" or "Floor" bidders) who are physically present at our auction gallery
  • Anyone bidding remotely during the auction by telephone
  • Anyone bidding remotely during the auction by computer through Invaluable (used through 10/21/2014) or LiveAuctioneers
LiveAuctioneers cannot know if our Floor/On-Site Bidder is someone who is physically here at the sale, a LIVE phone bidder or someone for whom we are executing an absentee bid (placed directly with our auction house and NOT through LiveAuctioneers), therefore "Floor" or "On-Site" Bidder technically refers to any non-LiveAuctioneers bidder.  
 

 
 


 
TYPES OF BIDDING 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rooster

Virginia Carved & Painted 14" Figure of a Rooster, Attributed to S. F. Welsh, Grayson Co., Circa 1880 - Sold $41,800, March 24, 2007, lot 185, from the Mac & Dolly McKenney Collection.

Painting

Folk Art O/C Painting of the Western Lunatic Asylum, Staunton, VA, Circa 1895, 25" x 37" - Sold $31,900, March 24, 2007, lot 192, from the Mac & Dolly McKenney Collection.

Baltimore Quilt

Signed & Dated 1845 Baltimore Album Quilt, 82" x 84" - Sold $30,800, June 25, 2005, lot 95, from the Richard Ruffner Collection.

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