Name Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Antique Auction
Auctioneer Wiederseim Associates, Inc
Date(s) 11/26/2016
Saturday, November 26th 9:00am
Preview Date/Time Friday, November 25th 11:00am to 7:00pm Saturday, November 26th 7:00am to 9:00am
Location Griffith Hall Ludwig’s Corner Firehouse 1325 Pottstown Pike (Route 100)
Glenmoore, PA 19343
Buyer Premium A Buyer's Premium will be added to this bid if it is successful.
Selling Antique & Decorative Furniture, an Impressive Collection of Sterling Silver, Fine Paintings & Prints, Bronzes, Trophies, Rugs, Staffordshire, Leather Bound Books, and More… Selling the contents of Historic Lemon Hill Mansion, Philadelphia for the Colonial Dames of America, Chapter II, to benefit the scholarship fund; The Esteemed Collection of Samuel Evans Ewing III, Chester Springs, PA; The Estate of Barbara T. Crawford, Berwyn, PA; The Estate of F. Hastings Griffin Jr., West Chester, PA; A Reading, PA Collector; and Other Estates & Collections.
Conditions of Sale 1. CATALOGUE DESCRIPTIONS WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. has endeavored to accurately describe all items being sold, but all property is being sold “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”. No statement in this catalogue, invoice, bill of sale, or elsewhere by any representative or person in the employ of WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC., shall be deemed a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability with respect to age, condition, size, quality, variety, importance, provenance, material of manufacture, metal content or assay, stone identification, weight, or size measurement, or historical relevance of any of the items offered for sale. Any potential Bidders accept sole responsibility for contacting us to obtain condition reports on any offered lots and/or inspect said lots before bidding to determine the condition and if there are any repairs or restorations. If a lot description contains the phrase “As found” it indicates that there are general “issues/difficulties” and no further condition report will be available.CONDITION REPORT REQUESTS: Any requests received after 12:00 Noon the day before the start of an Auction may not be answered. Questions cannot and will not be answered once the Auction has started. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Wiederseim Associates will endeavor to provide additional information as a courtesy, but it is only an opinion and should not be regarded as a statement of fact. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!Any items purchased and removed from the auction cannot be returned. 2. BIDDING The Auctioneer will attempt to follow bidding increments as precisely as possible, but retains the discretion to change increments and further reserves the right to reject any bid or raise in bid. As a service to our customers WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. offers Internet Bidding, both Absentee and Live, through Live Auctioneers. Please visit the Live Auctioneers website to review current sale offerings and details for bidding. The Auctioneer is not liable for, nor has control of, online transmission speeds or bid increments placed by registered  internet users. WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES,, INC. reserves the right to limit lots offered for auction through Live Auctioneers and is not liable for any errors or failure in execution of any bid in connection with this process. Certain lots may be subject to a reserve or minimum price as agreed upon by WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. and the Consignor. The Auctioneer will execute the reserve on behalf of the Consignor. WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. reserves the right to withdraw any property prior to the Auction.          STANDARD BID INCREMENTS Bid Range:                                          Bid Increment: 0-500                                                    by 25 500-1,000                                             by 50 1,000-2,500                                          by 100 2,500-5,000                                          by 250 5,000-10,000                                        by 500 10,000-20,000                                      by 1,000 20,000 and above                                  by Auctioneer’s Discretion   3. PAYMENT TERMS All accounts are to be settled by the end of the day. Payment shall be in cash, money order or cashier’s check- call for further payment options. Personal and business checks will be accepted if good credit has already been established with WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC., or a personal reference from individuals known to us or upon presentation of a “letter of guarantee” from an officer of your bank. This letter must state an exact amount of funds guaranteed, expressly stating the funds are payable to WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. on the specific day of the Auction. In any event, WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. reserves the right to hold all or some of the merchandise purchased until good payment is received and/or any check has cleared our bank and with all items to be shipped at the purchaser’s expense. A service charge of $25.00 will be charged for any returned check. We DO NOT accept PayPal. 4. DISPUTES & TITLE TO GOODS In the event of a dispute, the Auctioneer will be the final judge as to which Bidder is successful. The Auctioneer may at his sole discretion, re-open the bidding on a particular item. Title shall pass on all items sold when the Auctioneer says “SOLD”. The Purchaser assumes total and full responsibility for all goods at that time, and is responsible for payment for all items whether or not the Purchaser actually takes possession at that time. If any dispute arises after the conclusion of the Auction, the records of the Auctioneer and Clerk shall stand as conclusive.  Any loss or damage by breakage, natural disaster, theft or any other cause is therefore the sole and entire responsibility of the Purchaser. 5. BUYER’S PREMIUM & SALES TAX Each individual Lot sold is subject to a 20% Buyer’s Premium which will be added to the successful bid price of each Lot and is payable by the Purchaser as part of the total purchase price. Separate Terms apply to internet bidding. A 6% State of Pennsylvania sales tax will be added to the total purchase price, unless purchased for resale or exempt from tax by other Pennsylvania law. All Bidders who qualify for exemption must file a Sales Tax exemption form with WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC.   6. REMOVAL OF GOODS All property is to be removed from the premises at the risk and expense of the purchaser, subject to limitations stated at the time of sale. Any items left at the sale site are left there at the purchaser’s risk. A charge of $25.00 per lot for furniture and larger items will be billed for items packed and removed to our warehouse. Additional storage fees will be charged for items left more than one week. The Auctioneer assumes no responsibility for abandoned items. If items are left for pickup, they must be paid for, in full, on the day of the sale. 7. ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. is not responsible for any typographical or other error or omission in this catalogue or in any advertising connected to this sale. 8. ABSENTEE BIDDING & PHONE BIDDING As a service to our customers WIEDERSEIM ASSOCIATES, INC. will execute absentee and phone bids if requested in writing 24 hours prior to the start of the auction. No bids will be accepted after that time. A 25% deposit of your bid amount must accompany your left bid request. The Auctioneer is not liable for any errors or failure in execution of any left bid or phone bid. 9. ON-LINE BIDS Via Live Auctioneers, bidders may now bid live from the privacy of your own computer and leave an absentee bid with Live Auctioneers.  Please visit to review the current sale options and deadlines for bidding on that website.  Also be sure to read the Terms and Conditions published on that site as terms, bidding deadlines, and buyer’s premiums differ slightly than bidding directly with Wiederseim Associates, Inc.   10. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF SALE By registering for this sale, and bidding on any item contained therein, all bidders agree to abide by and accept the Terms of Sale.
Please follow these 3 easy steps 1) PAYMENT OF YOUR WIEDERSEIM INVOICE Wiederseim sends invoices to successful bidders within thirty-six hours after the end of each sale via email. Wiederseim does not accept PayPal. Checks and money orders should be made payable and mailed to: Wiederseim Associates, Inc.  P.O. Box 470 Chester Springs, PA 19425 Call for information for bank wire transfers (610) 827-1910 Property is not released until payment has been received and has posted to our account 2) ARRANGE FOR PICK-UP & SHIPPING For faster service, please contact one of the following shipping agents. They will obtain quotes for packing & options for shipping and you can then deal with them directly. Our warehouse location: 1041 West Bridge Street  Phoenixville, PA 19460 (turn on Jefferson St., our building is in the back) SHIPPERS FOR SMALL ITEMS      Mail N’ More…Plus – (610) 430-2003 Fax (610) 430-2014 Contact- Bill Koppe Email   Web Page: Suitable for most small to medium sized objects, but can ship items of most any size, and specializing in high value and fragile items- they use UPS, FedEx, US Post office, DHL and can custom crate heavy objects for major freight transportation. The Packaging Store – (215) 361-6940 Fax (215) 361-6941 Contact- Alex Long Email:   Web Page: Suitable for most small to medium sized objects, but can ship items of most any size, and specializing in high value and fragile items- they use UPS, FedEx, US Post office, DHL and major freight carriers The UPS Store Auction Warehouse – (484) 879-6678 Contact- Dennis McCarthy Email: Provides swift service Suitable for most small to medium sized objects. Lou2you – (610) 329-5406 Contact- Warren Tyler Email: Provides swift service Suitable for most small to medium sized objects. SHIPPERS FOR LARGER ITEMS, FURNITURE, ETC. Annie Hauls – (215) 230-8123, Fax (215) 230-4760 Contact- Jules Smith Email: Suitable for furniture, larger items, paintings and smalls and specializing in antiques and fine art. Delivery area includes New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC, Pittsburgh and points in between. Web Page: Vintage Transport – (800) 333-0056, West Coast (888) 882-4442 Email: Suitable for furniture and larger items. Web Page: PLYCON Van Lines – (410) 238-2655 Suitable for furniture and larger items. Craters & Freighters – (215) 234-8090, Toll free (866) 397-0878 Email: Suitable for furniture and larger items. Navis Pack & Ship of Philadelphia – (610) 534-0750 Email: Suitable for furniture and larger items. PAKMAIL International- (843) 795-7197, Fax (843) 795-7132 Contact- Stefan Gortat Email: Specializing in packaging and shipping art, antiques and high value items, Custom crating, shipping worldwide via major surface and air carriers Bush Dependable Delivery, LLC- (941) 951-2447 Contact- Diane Bush Email: We are family owned and operated and in our nineteenth year. We specialize in small shipments, offer reasonable rates, and do inside delivery. Our company is based in Florida and monthly we make a delivery trip from Florida through New England and go as far west as Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta Important Note: in order to provide you with a quote, the shipper will need to know the sale date and lot number(s) of your item(s). Payment for their services is due directly to the shipper and we will need written authorization from you- an email is fine- indicating that we are authorized to release the property to the shipper.  Please go to Info Requests and Forms on our web page left-hand navigation bar to print and include it with your payment, fax to us at (610) 827-1930 or email to 3) FINALIZE YOUR PAPERWORK Once you have arranged payment and shipping of your WIEDERSEIM auction purchase(s), you must supply WIEDERSEIM with written authorization either by email or a signed copy of the authorized release form with shipping instructions. The form and/or specific instructions allows the shipping agent to collect items on your behalf once payment has been cleared and the item(s) are available for pick-up. The shippers for smaller items make weekly trips to our warehouse, but please instruct your shipper(s) for larger items that they must contact us forty-eight hours in advance to make an appointment for pick up at (610) 827-1910. The authorized release form can be found on the information request page or by clicking on the authorized release form above. If at any point you have questions about the process, please contact WIEDERSEIM at (610) 827-1910 Monday thru Friday 9 AM- 5 PM, Eastern time or via email at