Name WOLVERTON COLLECTION: 2-18-2016
Auctioneer Quinn's Auction Galleries
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 2/18/2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:00pm EST
Preview Date/Time Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm Monday, February 15, 2016 from 10:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 10:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 12:00pm - 7:00pm Thursday [Auction], February 18, 2016 from 10:00am - 6:00 pm
Checkout Date/Time Immediately following auction. Shipping is available: Please call the office before auction for shipping estimates.
Location 360 S. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Buyer Premium 20% Buyer's Premium applies.
Description
The Howard Wolverton Collection of Black American History is a 2000+ piece collection that represents the changing roles and images of Black Americans in the United States, from the late 1700s to the 1960s. A New Jersey high school history teacher, Mr. Wolverton (1910-2005) collected across the spectrum of Black Memorabilia, from sheet music to toys and games, books, textiles, artwork, photographs, newspapers and furniture and used it all when instructing his students. His first purchase of Black Americana in 1963 was a piece of sheet music and highlights of the auction include the sheet music of "The Bereaved Slave Mother," and "When a Coon Sits in the Presidential Chair," and many pieces by the piano prodigy, Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins. Other rare items include a series of scrapbooks by the Civil War era ex-slave David F. Nelson, a tintype of the Civil War mariner hero, William Tillman, a poster for a lecture by a young Booker T. Washington, Ives windup toys, a meersham pipe of "Fugitive Slaves," a painted Folk Art tray top lap desk, trade cards, post cards, advertising and much more.
Auction Terms & Conditions Terms And Conditions Bidder agrees that the terms listed shall govern this auction and that he/she agrees with them. Additional terms may be posted or announced from the auction block, and are just as binding as the listed terms: YOU AGREE TO ALL THESE TERMS. 1. Buyer's premium is 15% for weekly auctions or 20% for Catalog, Waverly & Collector's series Auctions. An additional 4% premium is added when paying with a credit card or debit card. Purchases must be removed by noon Saturday following the auction. Items not removed by the Saturday after the auction subject to transfer to Quinn's storage facility in Ashburn, VA with additional moving and storage fees. Quinn's assumes no liability for items damaged in transfer. You still agree to pay for all items damaged in transit to our off site facility! 1A. Full payment: All items must be paid for in full before the bidder leaves the premises. Nothing may be removed until bidder transaction is settled. Payment for purchases must be made by cash, cashier's check, or credit card (Visa or Master Card only) or by personal check or business check if approved by auctioneers. Auctioneers reserve the right to hold personal or business checks for up to 10 business days to allow for clearance of funds, returned checks are subject to an additional fee of $35.00. All sales are subject to state sales tax laws. Tax exempt bidder must present proof of sales tax exemption status including a Virginia or reciprocating state tax ID # before any sales tax is waived. Bidder agrees not to stop payment on checks or disallow a sight draft. Bidder is responsible for any expense due to collection of a bad check and authorizes the auctioneer to charge his/her credit card for any merchandise and applicable fees on returned checks. The Auctioneers reserve the right to repossess, at any time, at your location, any unpaid merchandise. The bidder agrees to allow the auctioneer to charge his or her credit card for all unpaid merchandise. The auctioneer reserves the right to bar bidders in participating in future auctions due to failure to pay for merchandise won at auction. 2. No warranty: All items are sold as is, where is, without guarantee of any kind. The descriptions of items appearing in advertising prior to this auction are believed to be correct, nevertheless, neither those descriptions nor any oral statements made by the Owner (or his agents or officers) or the Auctioneer (or his agents or officers) concerning any item shall be construed as a warranty either expressed or implied. I, the Bidder, have examined this merchandise and accept it the way it is. 3. Disputes: The Auctioneer shall designate the winning bidder after each item is auctioned. If disputes arise between two or more bidders, the auctioneer reserves the right to re-open the bidding. The Auctioneer's designation of a buyer shall be final. 4. Buyers' responsibility: After a Bidder has won the bid with his/her high bid, they have become the new owner of the item even though they may not have paid for or taken possession of the item yet. The item(s) become the full and sole responsibility of the buyer and the buyer assumes all risk of loss and damage. Buyers should pay for, guard and remove and remove their item(s) accordingly. 5. Injury or damage: Bidder acknowledges responsibility for any personal injury or property damage caused by the Bidder or his agent, and further agrees to hold Auctioneers harmless from any personal injury to himself or his Agents and the property damage incurred on auction premises. 6. Agents only: The Auctioneers are acting as the Owners Agents only. 7. Buyer's premium: A fee of 20% for Catalog, Specialty Sale and Waverly Auctions or a 15% fee for General Auctions will be added to the hammer price. An additional buyers premium of 4% is added to all purchases paid for by credit or debit card. 8. Removal: Removal of items won at auction is the responsibility of the buyer. Prompt removal must be made no later than the Saturday after an auction which is the designated removal deadline. Failure to remove merchandise on the designated day after the auction will incur storage fees of $3.00 per day, per item. After designated removal deadline, the Auctioneers reserve the right to move purchases to an alternate storage facility and require the buyer to retrieve merchandise from that facility (located in Ashburn, VA). Auctioneer is held harmless for any damage to property incurred during relocation. A $25 relocation fee per item will be added for items moved off site for storage. Quinn's staff assisting customers with moving auction purchases to vehicles are not responsible for damage. Thank you for your cooperation --------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------ Terms Of Use

Seller User Terms

Bidder User Terms
Your bid must adhere to the bid increment schedule.
Bid Amount Bid Increment
0.00 - 300.00 10.00 USD
300.01 - 500.00 25.00 USD
500.01 - 1,000.00 50.00 USD
1,000.01 - 3,000.00 100.00 USD
3,000.01 - 5,000.00 250.00 USD
5,000.01 - 10,000.00 500.00 USD
10,000.01 - 9,999,999.99 1,000.00 USD
Currency USD
Buyer Premium 20% Buyer's Premium applies.
Payment Terms
1.Payment - All payments are due within 7 days of receiving the email invoice. Payments received after 12 days will charged a late fee of 1.5% per month. We reserve the right to cancel any transaction. 2. Acceptable Method of Payment - For a total amount due of $2,000 greater than $2,000, we accept only business or personal checks, cashier checks, money orders and wire transfers. For a total amount of $2,000 or less, in addition to the above we also accept Visa & Mastercard. Please note credit card transactions will be charged an extra fee of 4%. 3. Personal or Business check - We hold all items paid for with a personal or business check for a period of 10 days from date of deposit. if you need your item(s) released for shipping or available for pick-up sooner, please choose another method of payment. There is a $25 returned check fee. 4. Sales tax - Items picked up or shipped to Virginia are subject to a 5% state sales tax. You need to provide a certificate of resale from Virginia or a reciprocating state to be exempt. 5. International Payments - International customers with amount due under $2,000 may pay with Visa & Mastercard (subject to 4% fee) , or wire transfer in US currency. Amounts due over $2,000 must pay by wire transfer in US currency. Any fees associated with wire transfers are the responsibility of the sender. No checks or money orders on foreign banks will be accepted.
Shipping is available - please call the office to discuss terms and conditions.