Terms & conditions

ALL property is sold AS IS and all sales are FINAL. The items in the sale are available for an inspection. The bidder is responsible for assessing the age, condition, value and any other elements involved in purchasing an item. Captain Ahab’s may attempt to describe the merchandise in advertising, on the Internet and at the auction but makes no representations or guarantees. In no event shall Captain Ahab’s be held responsible for having made or implied any warranty of merchandise or fitness for a particular purpose of any item. The bidder is the sole judge of the value of any item sold. Absolutely no credit card charge backs will be allowed for any reason.


Bidders who bid from off the premises and are not present at the live auction/preview acknowledge and understand that they may not be able to inspect an item as well as if they were handling the item in person. It is the bidders responsibility to determine condition , age, genuineness, value and all other details pertaining to the item.


Captain Ahab’s will not be responsible for any errors or ommissions in the description of the merchandise. Bidder agrees that everything is sold as is and that they may not return any item they purchase. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING. YOU MUST KNOW WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING ON. All ART is sold with the buyer being the expert with no guarantee unless stated in the description of the item. Captain Ahab’s is providing internet preauction and live bidding as a service to bidder. Under no circumstances shall bidder have any kind of claim against Captain Ahab’s or anyone else if the internet service fails to work correctly before during or after the live auction. Captain Ahab’s will not be responsible for any missed bids from any source.


All antique firearms are sold as decorative pieces and should not be considered to be used as weapons.


Tax will be collected from New York State residents unless they have a valid NYS sales tax certificate on file with Captain Ahab’s.


Acceptable forms of payment includes check, bank check, wire transfer or money order, cash or Visa/Mastercard. Additional identification may be required with payments. After purchase successful bidders may be requested to use only wire transfer as form of payment. All property must be paid for and removed from our premises by the purchaser at his or her expense not later than 7 days following its sale. If not paid for and removed we may resell the items to the highest bidder at auction. Property will not be released or shipped until the funds have cleared .



Buyers premium is 20% and will be added to the hammer price as part of the total purchase price.


For shipping large or fragile items, paintings, furniture etc. arrangements for packing and shipping must be made directly with an outside carrier. Please contact the shipper directly to get quotes and to make arrangements for them to pick up your items at our location. We take no responsibility for shipping costs or for any damage in shipping. All items will be insured for the hammer price plus the buyers premium and shipping price. The buyer will pay total shipping costs before the items are shipped. We have the option to charge your credit card on file after the standard 4 day beyond the auction and the grace period of 4 days after the dispute. We may require wire transfers, bank check, cash, or postal money order on all gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, important art work, and purchases over 300.00.


Shipping Terms


Auction House will help arrange shipment, at buyer’s expense. All customs, taxes etc due on international shipping are at the buyers expense.





All bids are considered to be final and binding.