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We request anyone wishing to make an offer read all of the information below. We understand that these paragraphs of terms and conditions can be dry and boring, but we would like to insure those making offers completely understand the process by which we have sold Susan's art online since 2000. A good understanding of the process will eliminate any potential misunderstandings.Thank you.
A Background On The Pieces (2022)
Turning Point has been the principal gallery representing and selling original works by Susan Seddon Boulet since 1993. We continue to work diligently and cooperatively with her family, friends and estate to further enhance and honor Susan's legacy. This is Turning Point's 25th annual sale of original work by Susan Seddon-Boulet and the 21st held worldwide in an auction format over the internet.
The original works in this sale come from Susan's family and collections in the US.
All of the pieces have been re-matted using acid-free mats and or fillets, separators and backings; all of the glass has been replaced with or Museum, conservation Tru-Vue UV protective glass. All of the work has been re-framed as noted.
Some of the works shown may have the notation "- Title unknown" after the title given. The reason... many of the titles of Susan's early works, (1970 - 1980), are unknown. As a way to facilitate identification and historical records on the many individual unknown titles, we, after careful thought, have given each piece a title followed by the notation "- title unknown". Those pieces without this notation were titled by Susan.
To Make an Offer on These Originals
Please Note a 15% Buyers Premium has been continued in this years sale. A Buyers Premium is standard in the auction world and is a percentage added to your offer. Please consider this when placing your offer. The site will help you to calculate your offer including the buyers premium prior to you actually placing your offer.
These original works will be for sale on the internet for thirty days starting May 2nd through June 7th. The work will also be available for viewing during that same time period, in person.
Offers must be made by clicking on the "I agree to the Terms" tab at the bottom of this page . Clicking on that tab will take you to the "Make an offer Page" where you can place you bid/offer.
Offers are to be in US dollars equal to or above the Opening Offer Price, and should be in increments of fifty dollars. Ie. $1,000. - $1,050. - $1,100. - $1,150. etc.
You will need to create and remember a 7 to 10 letter and or number user name, (please do not use your email address as your user name ), when placing an offer. Please do not use the same user name as last year. Please fill in the online offer sheet completely; so that we can maintain clear communication with those of you making offers. Incomplete, un-verifiable offers will be voided.The high offer will be posted immediately along with the encoded User Name of the person making that offer. In the event of duplicate offers; the first offer received will take precedence.At the request of many... Turning Point Gallery has instituted a proxy offer system; in which we will automatically increase your offer incrementally, on your behalf, up to your maximum offer, which will be held absolutely confidential. ie. If you choose to offer $2,000. on a piece that has a current high offer of $1,000. your actual offer will only be $1,050 plus the 15% buyers premium. The computer will increase your offer automatically by $50., when other offers are received, up to your maximum offer. You will never pay more than $50. over the next highest offer below yours. Remember the buyers premium will be shown to you and added to your offer.
Closing The Offer Period
At pre-determined but undisclosed times starting June 1st and running through June 7th, 2022, offers will no longer be considered, and the pieces will be sold to the individuals holding the current high offer. (each piece has a different, randomly selected ending time).This unique procedure has been created to:
1.) give buyers, world-wide, an opportunity to purchase original work - (historically we have sold out all set price sales of Susan's work to local collectors within hours of the show being hung locally.) 2.) because the exact ending moment is not known to bidders, it helps to prevent last second offers, ("sniping") and 3.) It helps to create an atmosphere that we believe is more respectful to the wishes and legacy of the artist - and to the buyers that support Susan's art.If you have any questions about this process or any other needs, please do not hesitate to contact Chris or Cara at Turning Point Gallery - 610 565-8176 or by email at email@example.com
In order to simplify and facilitate U.S. and international shipping, of larger pieces, we have researched and found a local shipper that is highly qualified in packing & shipping important artworks. They work with the Philadelphia Art Museum, National Liberty Museum and numerous Philadelphia Auction Houses to handle their shipping needs.
Navis Pack and Ship - 780 Primos Ave., Unit A, Folcroft, PA 19032
Owners: Peter & Rebecca Michaelson, Phone: 610-534-0750
Fax: 610-534-0165, Email: pa1104@goNavis.com
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Turning Point Gallery will act as a liaison to deliver the works and stay in contact with Navis to assure that our clients get the best rates and smooth handling of the process. Another important factor in choosing Navis is they are able to insure the works to full value.
You may want to check your homeowners insurance to see if art purchases are covered in shipment up to their full value, if not, you may want to add that inexpensive rider to your policy, in order to save insurance costs (approx. 3% of declared value) through the shipper.
We are also shipping via US registered mail, which will prolong the shipping time but save substantially on the shipping costs and the cost of insurance. There are size constraints, but we can discuss that process if your bid prevails.
The terms and conditions of sale represent the entire agreement between Turning Point Gallery and the buyer with respect to the property in this sale. By tendering an offer you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions.
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