No, we do not accept credit or debit cards as a form of auction payment due to the PA state laws regarding escrow deposits of auction funds. When you registered to bid with us, we took your credit card information for security purposes only (it states this in our terms as well as on the registration page). We accept personal check, bank check, money order, cash, or wire transfer.
If you would like to wire the payment, you would need to go to your bank and provide them with our bank account information so they can wire the money directly from your account to ours. There is a small fee associated with this transaction, as determined by your financial institution. If you would still like to wire money, please contact our office and we will provide you with our banking information.
To register, please visit our website at www.huntauctions.com. Click on "Internet/Phone Auction" and then "Register/Login" (red button on the right hand side of the screen). After that, select "I would like to register now," agree to our terms of sale, and then complete the online form. Please note that we do ask for a credit card at the time of registration, but credit card is not accepted as a form of payment. We take that information for security purposes only.
It may take up to 24 hours for your registration to be approved if you do not register during normal business hours. You should receive an email once that process is completed. Once you have been approved, you can begin placing bids on our website.
Do not create a new account! You already have an account with us, but need to create a username and password. Please send an email to email@example.com or call our office at 610-524-0822 and we will update your account.
If you provided us with an email address at the time of registration, your invoice will be emailed to you within 48 hours of the auction conclusion. Please check your SPAM folder, as many of our emails get labeled as junk mail. If you do not have an email address, your invoice will be mailed to you within 7 business days from the auction conclusion. If you are still unsure if you won anything, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 610-524-0822.
We ship via UPS ground with a signature required. If no separate shipping address is provided, we ship to the billing address by default. If you have special shipping requests, please see the information below.
We can certainly remove the signature required and/or the insurance value for your item, but you need to send us something in writing that states you waive Hunt Auctions of all responsibility of your package once it leaves our warehouse. You can send an email to that effect to: email@example.com or you can send a fax (610-524-0826) or letter (256 Welsh Pool Road Exton, PA 19341). Please also include a note with your payment to waive the signature and/or insurance.
We have no problem accommodating special shipping instructions, but the best way for you to indicate that change is to write your shipping request on your invoice that you send along with your payment. We can ensure proper shipping when we process payments and shipping instructions at the same time. If you have a permanent shipping address that is separate from your billing account, please let us know so we can add that information to your account. *Please note that if you are shipping on your own account, you can be subject to handling fees (packaging materials and labor). Also, address changes/shipping requests submitted after receipt of payment are not guaranteed.
Shipping, handling, and insurance are calculated objectively based on the value, size, height, and dimensional weight (how much space the package takes up on the truck) of the item(s). Also factored into the total shipping price are the packaging materials, the charge for signature required, and insurance. We do our best to accurately quote all shipping costs. If you still feel you were inaccurately billed, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 610-524-0822 and we will be happy to verify your shipping total.
Pickups are done at our office:
256 Welsh Pool Road
Exton, PA 19341
We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. You may pick up your items starting the Friday after the auction. Please provide us with 24 hours notice (during normal business hours) prior to the day and time you would like to pick up so that we can have your items ready. *Please note that if you are not a PA resident, you will be subject to 6% PA Sales tax upon pickup. If you have a tax re-sale certificate, please bring a copy of it with you.
Please send an email to email@example.com or call our office at 610-524-0822 with the auction and the lot numbers of the items you would like to preview. Please provide us with 24 hours notice (during normal business hours) prior to the day and time you would like to preview the lots, so that we can have the items ready.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 610-524-0822 with the auction and the lot numbers of the items you have questions about or need additional photos of. Please allow us up to 7-14 business days to respond to your request.
Unless otherwise stated in the description, all items do not include any authenticity documentation. By selling the items through Hunt Auctions, we are guaranteeing their authenticity. We will not create or add additional COAs/LOAs/any other authenticity documents if the description does not indicate it.
Provenance: Origins of a particular item such as the personal collection of a player. Professional model: Item such as jersey, bat, or helmet manufactured specifically for game use by a professional player. Attributed: Descriptive term referencing, among other things, the origins of a particular item or likely use in game action. For example, "Babe Ruth professional model bat attributed to his 50th home run." Replica: Item reproduced at a later date than its original. For example, "1980 Philadelphia Phillies replica World Series trophy". Salesman Sample: Item produced for marketing use by a salesman of the particular product such as a ring or baseball bat. Game Used: Item which has been fully authenticated to have been used by a player during game action.
PR - Poor (1/10)
FR - Fair (1.5/10)
GD - Good (2/10)
VG - Very Good (3/10)
VG/EX - Very Good / Excellent (4/10)
EX - Excellent (5/10)
EX/MT - Excellent/Mint (6/10)
NM - Near Mint (7/10)
NM/MT - Near Mint / Mint (8/10)
MT - Mint (9 or 10 / 10) NOTE: If an item has a multiple grade such as VG-EX then that item falls somewhere in between those two conditions.
Auto. - Autographed
c. - circa (dating within 10 years)
Facs. - Facsimile signed
Clubhouse - Signed by team employee, not the player
Please send an email to email@example.com Make sure you provide us with all your contact information, details about the piece, and pictures of the item(s) (if at all possible). Please be advised that we receive numerous consignment/value/information inquiries a week and that it could take 3-5 business days for someone to respond. You are welcome to call our office and schedule an appt to bring items in, if that is more convenient (we are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm). If you call our office with a consignment inquiry, please note that it may not be possible to immediately speak with someone in detail regarding your items. If possible, we prefer that you send all consignment questions through email.
We would prefer that you make an appt with our Director of Consignments prior to bringing any items to our office. We are open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. We ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice prior to the date and time you plan on coming in. Please call our office at 610-524-0822 to set up an appointment.
We can certainly produce a written appraisal for you, but please note that the fee for this service is $150/hour. That cost includes the time it takes to examine the items and determine the authenticity, any research that needs to be conducted to verify the item(s) history, origin, additional information, etc., and the time to write up the actual documentation. If you are interested in doing an appraisal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Make sure you provide us with all your contact information, details about the piece, and pictures of the item(s) (if at all possible). Please specify that you need a written appraisal.
Consignment checks are always sent 30 business days after the conclusion of the auction. You will receive a detailed statement along with your check that breaks down each lot that belonged to you as well as the price it sold for.
If you have not bid with our company before, the first thing you would need to do is get registered. Please see "How do I register?" under Business/Account/Registration Questions.
After your registration has been approved, you can begin placing bids. To place a bid, simply visit our website and click "Internet/Phone Auction" in the upper right hand corner. Then click "Register/Login", select "I already have a username and password", and enter the username and password you entered when you registered. After that, you can click "View All Auction Lots" and start placing your bids! *Please note that you must be logged in prior to placing a bid or your bid will not be entered!
The Buyer's Premium is a standard fee charged by auction houses as a part of the commission structure. The fee covers costs such as: photographing the material, insurance on all the items, cataloging, printing fees, maintaining the website, research or authentication that needs to be conducted, etc. Our buyer's premium is 15% on top of the hammer price. So, if you win an item for $100, your cost with the Buyer's Premium would be $115
A ceiling/maximum bid is typically a bid that represents the highest dollar amount a bidder wants spend for a particular lot. To enter a ceiling bid, just type in the amount in the bidding field and click submit (this amount must at least be 10% higher than the previous bid). Once your ceiling bid is entered, the computer will automatically give you whatever the next available bid is (in 10% increments) based on everyone elseÕs current bids. The computer will continue to bid on your behalf up until it reaches your ceiling amount. You can raise your ceiling bid at any time, if you so choose.
The best way to stay up to date on your account is, after logging in, click on the red "View Bids" button. This page will display every lot that you have bid on in the current auction. Any bids that are in green indicate that you are the high bidder, any bids in red means you have been outbid. You can go ahead and increase bids on that same page by clicking "Place a Bid" next to that individual lot. At 10pm, you will be able to view the lotÕs individual timer that will tell you exactly how many minutes are left on that lot. *Please note that you will need to refresh your webpage continuously to view the most current bidding information on the lots.
Yes. To add items to your watch list, you need to be logged in. Once you are logged in, find the lot you are interested in and click "Add to watch list." If you do not have an account, you will need to register. If you need help registering, please refer to "How do I register?"
As per our terms when you registered to bid, bidding is a legal, binding contract that obligates you to pay for any items that you bid on and subsequently win. Bids cannot be retracted after they are placed. If you have placed any ceiling bids on certain items, the best we can do is lower your ceiling to the current high bid.
Yes, we do have staff during the Internet/Phone auction nights to answer questions and take bids. Our auction night staff will stay to answer phones until there are 50 or less lots open in the auction. Typically, this time is around 11pm ET. If you do have access to internet and you want to place bids, we recommend placing bids online for the fastest service.*Please note that if you are calling with a specific lot question on the night of the auction, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to answer it.
At 10pm ET, all of the lots get a 20 minute timer on them. So, the earliest any lot can shut down is 10:20pm ET. However, if someone bids on an item after 10pm ET, it restarts that individual lotÕs timer at 20 minutes. As such, a lot has to have zero activity for a 20 minute span in order to completely close. So to clarify, every time someone bids on a lot after 10pm ET, it will continue to restart the clock at 20 minutes. This allows bidding to go back and forth indefinitely until no one wants to bid any longer on a particular lot. This also prevents someone from jumping in 10 seconds before a lot closes and winning it.
You can place ceiling bids online up to 2-3 days before the live auction (this time varies depending on the live auction). If you are still a high ceiling bidding at the conclusion of the online portion, your bid will be executed by a Hunt Auctions representative during the live auction. The Hunt representative will bid on your behalf until he/she has reached your ceiling bid. Alternatively, you can submit a ceiling bid to our office (over the phone or using an Absentee bid sheet) and then the same process would occur. For a full, detailed description of live auction bidding procedures, please refer to your catalogue or on our website under the "Current Live Auction" tab.
You would provide us with the lots you were interested in bidding on and a primary and secondary phone number on which to contact you. We would call you at the time of the auction (about 3-4 lots prior to your auction item) and you would bid over the phone with one of our representatives. We do anywhere from 80-100 lots an hour, so depending on what lot you were interested in, would determine the time of the call. For a full, detailed description of live auction bidding procedures, please refer to your catalogue or on our website under the "Current Live Auction" tab.
All of our Live Auction results are archived on our website at www.huntauctions.com and can be found under "Completed Auction Results" sorted by date. You have the choice to view the complete Prices Realized list (which includes the 15% buyer's premium) or View the items by lot, which provides a detailed description of each lot along with the hammer price.
If you're looking for past Internet/Phone Auction results, those can only be viewed the 5 days following the conclusion of that Internet/Phone Auction. They are located under "Internet/Phone Auction" and then "Final Bidding Summary" (which is a small link found underneath the red "Register/Login" button on the right hand side of the page). If you still need prices realized for the Internet/Phone Auction and it is past the five day window, please call our office at 610-524-0822 or email us at email@example.com .