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If you are planning to bid at auction, you will need to register with us. Please arrive 30 or 45 minutes before the sale to complete bidder registration and to receive a numbered paddle to identify you if you are the successful bidder. If you are a new client, or if you have not made a recent purchase at Profiles in History, you may be asked to supply bank and/or other credit references when you register.To avoid any delay in the release of your purchases, we suggest that you pre-arrange check or credit approval. If so, please contact Profiles in History at (310) 859-7701 or by fax at (310) 859-3842.
You must acknowledge having read your agreement with all of the Conditions of Sale prior to your registration and prior to your bidding on any lot.
The Auction
All auctions are open to registered bidders only.You must register to bid or otherwise participate.
Property is auctioned in consecutive numerical order, as it appears in the catalog. The auctioneer will accept bids from those present in the salesroom or absentee bidders participating by telephone, internet or by written bid left with Profiles in History in advance of the auction. The auctioneer may also execute bids on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve, either by entering bids in response to salesroom, telephone, internet or absentee bids. Under no circumstances will the auctioneer place any bid on behalf of the consignor at or above the reserve. The auctioneer will not specifically identify bids placed on behalf of the consignor to protect the reserve. Bidding increments se registration page.
Absentee Bids
If you cannot attend an auction, it is possible to bid by other means. The most common is the absentee bid, sometimes called an “order bid.” Absentee bids are written instructions from you directing Profiles in History to bid for you on one or more lots up to a maximum amount you specify for each lot. Profiles in History staff will execute your absentee bid as reasonably as possible, taking into account the reserve price and other bids. There is no charge for this service. If identical bids are submitted by two or more parties, the first bid received by Profiles in History will take preference. The auctioneer may execute bids for absentee bidders directly from the podium, clearly identifying these as order bids.Absentee Bid Forms are available in the back of every auction catalog and also may be obtained at any Profiles in History location. See Conditions of Sale and Registration Form for absentee bid details.
Telephone Bids
It is also possible to bid by telephone if you cannot attend an auction.Arrangements should be confirmed at least one day in advance of the sale with Profiles in History at (310) 859-7701. Profiles in History staff will execute telephone bids from designated areas in the salesroom. See Conditions of Sale and Registration Form for telephone bid details.
Internet Bids
Profiles in History is pleased to offer live Internet bidding at To ensure proper registration, those Bidders intending to bid via the Internet must visit this site and register accordingly at least one full day prior to the actual auction. Please be aware that there is a minimum 3-second delay in the audio and visual feeds, which may confuse some bidders. If you have questions about this feature, please call Profiles in History well in advance of the auction.Winning bidders will be notified by Profiles in History. Profiles in History is not and cannot be responsible or liable for any problems, delays, or any other issues or problems resulting out of use of the Internet generally or specifically, including but not limited to transmission, execution or processing of bids.
PLEASE NOTE: On some occasions beyond the control of Profiles in History, the Internet bid software or the Internet itself may not physically keep up with the pace of the auction. In order to help avoid disappointment, Profiles in History recommends placing a realistic absentee bid now. Occasionally the auctioneer may eliminate or reject an
internet live bid, and the auctioneer may also reopen a lot after the close of the internet live bidding (typically but not always because a floor bid or a telephone bid was missed), and your bid may be rejected even if you were shown to be the winning bidder. By bidding via the internet, you acknowledge and agree that Profiles in History may award the lot to another bidder at its sole and final discretion under the circumstances described above or under any other reasonable circumstances. Since the internet bids are not shown to Profiles in History until Profiles in History opens the lot on the floor, Profiles in History treats those bids the same as floor or telephone bids. In most cases, however, the floor and/or telephone responds before the internet bid is presented, due to live Internet bid software or Internet lag time, so for consistency it is Profiles in History’s policy that floor bids and telephone bids are always considered first over internet bids with floor bids being considered before telephone bids. Also please note that all Profiles in History lots purchased through the Internet carry a 28% Buyer’s Premium. Profiles in History strongly urges the bidder to resolve any questions about these policies or their implementation PRIOR TO BIDDING.
Successful Bids
The fall of the auctioneer’s hammer indicates the final bid. Profiles in History will record the paddle number of the buyer. If your salesroom or absentee bid is successful, you will be notified after the sale by mailed or emailed invoice.
Unsold Lots
If a lot does not reach the reserve, it is bought-in. In other words, it remains unsold and is returned to the consignor.
You are expected to pay for your purchases in full within seven calendar days of the sale or five calendar days from the invoice date, whichever is later, and to remove the property you have bought by that date.
After payment has been made in full, Profiles in History may, as a service to buyers, arrange to have property packed, insured and shipped at your request and expense. For shipping information, please contact Profiles in History at (310) 859-7701. In circumstances in which Profiles in History arranges and bills for such services via invoice or credit card, we will also include an administration charge. Packages shipped internationally will have full value declared on shipping form. Please remember that the buyer is responsible for all shipping charges from Profiles in History’s offices in California to the buyer’s door. Many of the items in this auction are of unusual size and/or weight; they will require special handling and will incur an additional shipping premium as charged by the carrier.
After approximately 45 business days following completion of the sale, pending payment by the purchaser, you will be sent payment for your sold property and a settlement statement itemizing the selling commission and other damages.
Sales Results
Interested clients may obtain sale results for specific lots at least three business days after the auction by calling Profiles in History at (310) 859-7701.
Auction Estimate
If you are considering selling your property, you can bring items to our Calabasas, CA salesroom by appointment only. If a visit is not practical, you may instead send a clear photograph together with dimensions and any other pertinent information you may have. Profiles in History cannot be responsible or liable in any case for damage or loss to photographs or other information sent.
Consignment Agreement
If you decide to sell your property at auction, the procedures are simple and you should find Profiles in History staff helpful to you throughout the process. After discussions with our staff you will receive a contract (Consignment
Agreement) to sign, setting forth terms and fees for services we can provide, such as insurance, shipping and catalog illustrations. For all categories, Profiles in History’s standard consignor commission rates are fifteen percent (15%) of the final bid price. Profiles in History generally charges a minimum commission of $100 for each lot sold. Profiles in History will discuss with you a suggested reserve price and our recommendations for pre-sale estimates for each piece of property you consign for sale.The terms and conditions contained in the actual Consignment Agreement will govern our respective rights and obligations; those terms and conditions are controlling over these general guidelines.
Delivery of Property to Profiles in History
After you have consigned property to us for sale, you can either bring your property to Profiles in History yourself, arrange with your own shipper to deliver it to us or Profiles in History can arrange for it to be shipped through their shipping department. We are always happy to assist you. For more information please contact us at (310) 859-7701. Property usually arrives at Profiles in History at least three months before the sale in order to allow time to research, catalog and photograph the items. Prior to the auction your property is generally stored at Profiles in History’s facilities.
Pre-Auction Notification
Several weeks before the scheduled sale, along with thousands of Profiles in History’s worldwide subscribers, you should be receiving a copy of the sale catalog in which your property is offered.
Catalog images:
Catalog images representing group lots (defined as any lot containing more than one item) may show replicated photographs to illustrate count are sold “as is” and are not subject to return. Not all the items in a group lot are shown and some images in the catalog are cropped for illustration purposes. We strongly encourage you to view the items before bidding or call 1-(310)-859-7701 for a more specific condition report.
photographs, illustrations and sCreen shots:
Unless otherwise explicitly set forth in the catalog de- scription for an individual item, all photographs, illustra- tions, and screen shots are furnished solely for reference purposes and not as a statement, representation or war- ranty that the image depicted is the exact item offered. Due to the fact that multiple props, costumes, and other items are customarily made for and used on or off screen in a motion picture or other program, Profiles cannot and does not represent or warrant that the specific item depicted in the photograph, illustration or screen shot is the very same item offered at auction.
In the catalog descriptions, Profiles takes steps to identify and provide provenance for an item offered at auction. In many cases, the items offered were used in or in con- junction with motion pictures and are furnished in order to fully identify and describe the item offered at auction, including photographs, illustrations, and screen shots. In all cases, the use of the titles or other elements of these motion pictures is for informational purposes only.
All items offered are original, and neither Profiles nor the Consignor make any statements, representation or warranty concerning the copyright of such items. The depiction of the item in the catalog and other auction promotions are purely for informational and reference purposes regarding the offering of the item at auction.
Please remember that the buyer is responsible for ALL shipping charges. Many of the items in this auction are of unusual size and/or weight; they will require special handling and will incur an additional shipping premium as charged by the carrier. Please see Terms & Conditions of Sale. Many items in this sale are located outside of California and will require special shipping arrangements.
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