The 2017 MAD Magazine Fall Auction
Friday, October 27th, 2017 6:00 p.m. - Midnight CST
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 6:00 p.m. - Midnight CST
- E-mail bids
will be accepted anytime on or before 10:00 p.m. CST on Friday, October
27, 2017 for Lots #1-75. E-mail bids will be accepted anytime before
10:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for Lots #76-156. Please
direct your bids and/or inquiries to: email@example.com. After
10:00 p.m. CST (on each night), ALL BIDS WILL BE BY TELEPHONE ONLY!
- If my telephone
line is busy, please call me back. The last two hours of the auction
are quite busy. So, please call early with your "MAX"
- When placing a
bid, please indicate your bidder number and the lot or item number.
If possible, please place your bids on the items in numerical order.
- The bidding
increments will be as follows:
increment (example: current bid is $16. Next bid is $17)
increment (example: current bid is $64. Next bid is $66)
increment (example: current bid is $360. Next bid is $365)
increment (example: current bid is $660. Next bid is $670)
$1001 and over:
$25 increment (example: current bid is $1600. Next bid is $1625)
- I will execute
your bids for you. Tell me your maximum bid, and I will bid in
appropriate increments until your limit is reached. I will notify
you if you are outbid, but only until 10:00 p.m. on the evening of
each auction. After 10:00 p.m. on the night of each auction, no
e-mail bids will be accepted and any questions asked via e-mail will
be left unanswered. This might be a little inconvenient for my
foreign bidders, but there is plenty of time to place bids
- Winners will
be notified by e-mail, and full payment is due within seven (7) days
after notification. I might also consider a payment plan, but that
would be on a per person basis. Generally, the terms of that payment
plan would be; half the total amount owed paid right away, with the
balance paid in a maximum of three (3) consecutive months. Those
terms are non-negotiable. After the payment(s) are complete, I will
ship your items.
- Returns are not
accepted. All sales are final.
- Accepted forms
of payment are: bank check, money order, cash, or personal check. I
will also accept PayPal, but that payment must be made using the
"Friends & Family" option. Foreign bidders must pay
with PayPal, as I do not accept foreign currency. A 5% fee will be
added to those paying with "regular" PayPal, including my
- All items will
be shipped via the US Mail. I will ship either First Class or
Priority Mail, depending on the size and/or weight of the item.
FOREIGN BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: The cost for foreign shipping is quite
high, so please keep that in mind while placing your bids. I will
ship to anywhere in the world, but to some countries, the shipping
cost is very expensive. Insurance is optional.
- A prices
realized list, enclosed with the merchandise, will be mailed to all
winning bidders. I will be happy to send a prices realized list to
anyone that requests one. The list will be sent via e-mail.
- All items will
be sold to the highest bidder. In case of a tie, the bidder with the
earliest bid placed will be declared the winning bidder.
- If you need a
picture or two of any item from a different angle, please ask. I
would be happy to send them to you, via e-mail. And, if you are
unclear with any description (or have any questions), please ask
before the night of the auction. I want to make sure you know
EXACTLY what you are bidding on.
- The placing of
a bid is an Agreement to Purchase, indicating that you agree to the
above listed Terms and Conditions.
- Several of the items in this auction come from the collections of longtime MAD Magazine memorabilia collectors, Gary Kritzberg, Jason Levine and Ed Norris, and Annie Gaines Ashton, the wife of the late founder of MAD Magazine, Mr. William M. (Bill) Gaines. It has been both an honor and a privilege working with everyone involved. And, thank you once again to MAD Magazine collector (and cover artist), Kent Gamble, for producing yet another fine cover for this auction catalog.
Good Luck, and
5250 South Oak