333 North Main Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
David Rago began dealing in American decorative ceramics at the age of sixteen, at a flea market in his home state of New Jersey. Today, Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with $33 million in annual sales with specialties in early 20th Century Design, Modern and Contemporary Art, 20th Century Cera...Read more
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As the buyer, you are responsible for pick up or delivery/shipment. As a courtesy, the auction house has made arrangements with a variety of third party shippers to provide shipping quotes for you. All property must be paid for and removed from Rago Arts & Auction Center within 15 business days of the auction unless special arrangements are agreed upon in writing before the sale. Storage fees are charged beginning on day 16. For more details see our Terms of Sale. Once your invoice is paid, the shipping process begins. A separate credit card payment to the shipping company will be necessary. Shipping by common carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL or USPS): We have engaged 3rd party shippers to pick up from Rago several times a week. Our recommended shippers for small items are Masterpiece Shipping and The Flemington UPS Store. Once we receive payment and the completed shipping form authorizing the release of your property to the shipper, we will add your lot(s) to the list for the next pick up. You will receive a shipping quote for your approval within 48 hours after the shipper has picked up your lot(s). If for any reason the quote is not acceptable to you, your property will be returned to the auction house so that you can make alternate arrangements. Shipping larger items by freight: Freight is for furniture, fine art, bulky or odd shaped items that exceed allowable dimensions or weight restrictions of UPS, Fed Ex and similar carriers. Rago can provide assistance in arranging for delivery by freight. Depending on the location, we can recommend a variety of third party shippers. We will also work with the freight company of your choosing. Please keep in mind that delivery of these types of items can be an expensive proposition. We urge you to consider this before bidding, as it is your responsibility to pay for all deliveries. We highly recommend getting quotes during preview week so you can consider the shipping costs before bidding. We also highly recommend insuring your items for their full value during shipping. If you choose to do without the insurance coverage, we require a signed waiver from you stating that you accept full liability for any damage that may occur in shipment. Under no circumstances will Rago be held responsible for items entrusted to a third party shipper. It is a rare occurrence, but if your item arrives damaged, you must keep all packaging materials. Notify the auction house immediately. Take photographs of the damage to the box as well as the item. A representative from the shipping company will make an appointment to come and inspect the damage and begin the claim process. If you have any other questions about how to take possession of your property, please call Karen Davies at (609) 397-9374 or send her an e-mail. Pick-Up Regular hours for pick up are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We require 24 hours’ notice in advance of pick up. Please bring your own packing materials. The Auction House is closed on Federal holidays and on Mondays following full auction weekends. Weekend pick-ups are only on auction weekends and are by appointment only. Note: New Jersey sales tax of 6.625% must be added to your invoice when picking up merchandise unless you have a valid resale number on file. Pick-up and Shipping of Antique Firearms Rago sells only antique firearms as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Due to New Jersey firearms regulations, all handguns, pistols, and revolvers will only be shipped via Federal Express and will only be delivered to a person who holds a Federal Firearms License or a Curios and Relics License. Handguns, pistols, and revolvers can only be picked up at Auction House by a person who holds a Federal Firearms License or the proper New Jersey Handgun Permits, which must be shown and logged. There are no exceptions. No firearms will be sold or shipped internationally. For more information, contact Karen Davies.
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