ALTERNATE BIDDING ALTERNATE BIDDING of any type will be executed when possible for the convenience of our customers at no charge, however the Auctioneer will not be responsible for communication problems resulting in missed purchases or contacts. ABSENTEE BIDDING Absentee and phone bidding are services provided by the auctioneer at no charge to our customers. Every effort is made to execute all absentee bids and to contact all phone bidders however the auctioneer cannot be held responsible for missed communications or errors of omission. Absentee bids may be mailed to Ted Harmon, P . O. Box 206, West Barnstable, MA 02668-0206 or bids may be faxed to 1-508-375-6367, or sent by email to, or telephoned to 1-508-362-2766 or cell 508-737-2193. Enclose a check or money order equal to 10% of the total amount of your bids, payable to Decoys Unlimited, Inc. or include a valid Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. Any monies not applied to your account will be refunded immediately after the sale. Credit cards will not be charged for merchandise without your specific instructions but held as collateral. Absentee bids are treated fairly and confidentially. Bids are executed by a member of our staff or the Auctioneer. Bids are placed for you up to the amount you have specified as your bidding limit. All bidding starts on the auction floor unless two or more absentee bids are received in which case an opening bid could be entered on behalf of the highest absentee bidders limit. We do not open the bidding at your bid limit. We bid against the audience on your behalf within the limit you have specified. Therefore, it is possible to buy things for considerably less than the bid limit you specify. If two bids are received for the same amount the earliest bid received will be entered at the next logical bid increment. A successful absentee bidder will be notified of lots purchased within 7 days and must remit any balance due before the lots are shipped. Auction invoices are payable immediately upon receipt. TELEPHONE BIDDING To bid live by telephone contact us by mail at Ted Harmon, P . O. Box 206, West Barnstable, MA 02668-0206, by fax at 1-508-375-6367, by email at, or telephone at 1-508-362-2766 or cell 508-737-2193 at your earliest convenience and indicate the lots that interest you. Telephone lines are limited. A 10% deposit by Credit Card is required unless credit has been established. The Auctioneers cannot be responsible for communication problems resulting in missed purchases. The following statement is the Decoys Unlimited Inc. policy on the terms, “wear”, “gunning wear” and/or “gunning condition” of decoys offered at this auction. Many decoys in our catalog may be described as having “wear”, “gunning wear” or are in “gunning condition”. These terms are used to cover the following imperfections that may occur during a decoy, or shorebirds life. They can also be expected to occur through the normal wear and tear caused by normal use by hunters, handling, and time. These may include but are not limited to: Paint wear, flaking, rubs, dings, gouges, and checks, missing filler in necks, damage to bills, missing or repaired areas to heads, necks, shorebird bills, and bodies. These imperfections may not be specifically mentioned in the descriptions attached to each decoy or group of decoys listed in the catalog. Bidders or bidder’s agents should inspect the items offered by Decoys Unlimited Inc., for these imperfections and bid accordingly. 140 1194263 text.indd 140 6/20/19 11:51 AM 1194263 text_140 Page 140 28-Jun-19 Cyan Magenta Yellow Black