Terms & Conditions of the Auction
  • PAYMENT: Payment must be made in full by our invoice system with Stripe payment system, bank wire transfer, or PayPal.  Payment can also be made by cash at the time of pick-up or by credit/debit card at the time of pick-up. We do not take any credit cards over the phone. For all international transactions over $2000.00 we ask for a wire bank transfer, for any transactions over $10,000.00 will also require a bank transfer. This payment must be made within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Within 1 – 2 hours after the auction, we will contact you as the high bidder with payment directions. We will process your credit card on file if payment arrangements are not made within 72 hours. If payment is not received within 72 hours you will be reported as a non-paying bidder. After 72 hours the contract between the buyer & seller would be voided and resold at the next available sale. An 18% Buyer’s Premium is added to the final bid price of all items. 6.625% New Jersey Sales tax will be charged on the full purchase price including the buyer’s premium, This will be collected and remitted by Bodnar’s Auction. If you are tax exempt you will need to fill out the appropriate resale ST-3 or ST3-NR forms and you must present a Certificate of Authority to be considered as tax exempt and be an appropriate re-sell type of business. The Auction House has the right to hold merchandise until funds clear!

    Non-Paying Bidders: After 72 hours the contract between the buyer & seller would be voided and resold at the next available sale. Buyer will be blocked from bidding at Bodnar’s auction for any future sales. The buyer will be held responsible for any loss due to the item being resold in a future auction including all fees involved with relisting the item. The buyer in a breach of contract will also be liable for any attorney and court fees involved to recoup any losses. Occasionally we will send the Joker to collect from you in person, don’t let this happen to you!


    CONDITION OF ITEMS SOLD: Bodnar’s Auction has endeavored to accurately describe all items being sold, with descriptions and photographs. We stand behind our descriptions. If there is no mention of condition it may be assumed it is in good condition with no breaks or repairs to the human eye. Any item in a box lot may have some damage and may not be listed in the description. Purchasers should take advantage of inspection opportunities and email to satisfy any questions they might have as to the condition, etc. of any item being offered. Photos listed with each item have been reviewed for accuracy, but are not guaranteed to be correct, the description will hold to being accurate. We describe all items day of the auction with a live feed that is recorded and will supersede any description in the catalog. We highly recommend you watch the sale live for any updates to an item or for any defects we call during the sale. All sales are final. Measurements are all estimated and may not be exact. We sell antiques, and items that have been loved and used, we try to accurately describe any defects, however, normal wear is to be expected and not described in the description. Bodnar’s Auctions is not responsible for missing pieces of toys and games not obvious without directions or knowledge of the toy or game. It must be understood that we cannot be responsible for minor age defects or hidden conditions. They will be sold in an “as is” condition. Original boxes were used to protect the items inside, so they are usually worn. The original box is not included in the grading of the toys. It should be assumed that none of the toys or trains are in working condition unless noted as mint in working order in the description. All gram weights and measurements should be used as a guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. All furniture is in used condition and may have minor defects not disclosed in the description. However, any major flaw in a piece of furniture will be addressed in the description. Due to the sensitive nature of clocks and watches they are all to be assumed not to be in working order unless noted in the description otherwise. Artwork; Name of Artist Indicates that the work, in our best judgment, is by the named artist, attributed to in our best judgement, the work may be by the artist but is not guaranteed.  All Art measurements include the frame unless otherwise noted as image only.






  • CLAIMS and RETURNS: No Claims will be allowed 48 hours after receipt of item. No claims or returns will be allowed once you sign and pick up your items from the auction house so please review your items at the time of pick up before you drive away. In the event of a refund for any reason, we will refund the purchase price only, shipping costs and buyer’s Premium excluded. Discrepancies of description shall be decided by mutually agreed upon experts in the field. The authentication must be in writing and is at the expense of the purchaser. An USPAP Certified Appraisal would be acceptable. Insurance claims will only be on the amount of what you paid for the item not including the cost of shipping and insurance which is terms set by the shipping carriers. All carriers require photos of the damage, the box it came in, photos of the damaged box and they might want to see this box in person to file a clam so please keep all materials to file a claim. If you do not keep the box and send photos the claim will be denied and insurance voided by the buyer.



  • BIDDING: We are accepting bids on multiple platforms as a convenience to our customers, but we will not be held responsible for errors or failures in executing bids. In the event of a tie bid between an online bidders and a bidder at the auction house, the auctioneer will make the determination of the winner, it is not determined upon who bid first. Due to the bidding rotation at a live auction, you may want to bid one bid higher than your high bid to ensure you get the item in the event of a tie. We will not be held responsible for computer malfunctions or user malfunctions during the sale. If you are the high bidder at the fall of the hammer you will be held responsible for that purchase. You will be in a binding contract and expected to pay for that purchase. If you do not intend to pay for the item you are bidding on please do not bid! Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. You are responsible for your own computer and access to bidding on the platform of your choice. If your cat bids or you accidently bid, it is your fault not the auctioneers. You must complete the transaction. If you do not want the piece you can re-consign it to the next appropriate auction for a fee of 35%. This is a live broadcast auction. All description comments given live at the auction will supersede any written description. The terms of the sale will be announced at the beginning of the sale at 11:00am. Any announcements will be given at this time, please plan on attending at 11:00am for any changes.



  • We try to answer all questions with-in 48-hours prior to the sale. All items are packed away until auction week so if you ask a question the week before the sale you may not get an answer until 2 days prior to the auction. You may call 732-951-2100 to get answers to any questions about any lots in the sale.
  • Shipping: We have multiple shipping options. They are as follows:
    1. A) You can select a shipping company from our list of shippers. You will call them prior to bidding to get a quote. We have instructed them to contact us with any questions they may have in order to give you the most accurate quote. You can then decide which one you would like to go with once your invoice has been paid. The shippers are as follows: 1. The Monmouth Junction NJ UPS store – email store7449@theupsstore.com, phone number 732-230-3551. 2. The Kendall Park NJ UPS store – email store6782@theupsstore.com, phone number 732-422-7242. 3. The New Brunswick NJ UPS store – email store7200@theupsstore.com, phone number 732-354-4284. You must have a shipper lined up for your items by the Monday after the sale or we will choose one for you as all items must be out by Monday.
    2. B) We do offer in-house shipping on SMALL, SINGLE ITEMS ONLY. We will contact you after payment of your invoice and let you know if we can ship your items in-house. If we can ship your items in-house, we will invoice you via Shipping Saint when it is ready. Through Shipping Saint we use either UPS or USPS to ship. The shipping invoice will include the actual shipping price, insurance (this is not negotiable) and a $12 handling fee per lot. Any items left in our possession after 30 days is considered abandoned and will be resold with no refund offered.


  • Pick-Ups: Once your invoice has been paid, you will receive a link via Shipping Saint to either have your item shipped to you or schedule a pick-up. Please follow the prompts and schedule yourself a day and time. They are the Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SALE. If you do not schedule a day and time, do not just show up – you will be turned away. If you cannot make your appointment time, just go back to the link and schedule a new day and time. All items must be out by Monday or they will be automatically given to the UPS store to be packed and shipped to you at your cost. Anything left at our facility or the UPS facility for 30 days is considered abandoned and will be resold with no refund given. All items left after Monday will incur a $ 10-a-day storage fee that must be paid before any items are released.
  • Some items may be subject to seller’s confirmation. 99% of all items in our auctions are sold with no reserve. We are not responsible for errors or omissions.


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I’m happy with everything Joe and Janet did, you were both informative and were very helpful with the questions I had being that I was never in that position before. Janet’s response time was also positive for me. It was interesting to watch the auction live. I thought you did an amazing job and had a nice banter back and forth. You seem to be a good team! Thank you for all your hard work and making this difficult time of letting  my deceased father’s collectibles go an easy experience.

Kim F.

I would like to thank you for including me in your online sale.
Everything from none contact drop off, to none contact pick up, was handled with the outmost professionalism.
I appreciated your clear communication after the sale with a printout and an explanation of when I’ll receive my check.
Overall I was very please with the prices my jewelry achieved, some lot  went for less then I expected, others went for more, it’s all in the average.

Thank you very much

Michal F.

I come to your auctions often. You and your staff are great. Your change to an online auction on 4/9 is just another testament to your fine character and being thoughtful of others. The items are great no doubt, but a big reason I keep coming back is due to the culture you have created. Thank you. Art

Art F.

Thank You Joe! We Had a Very Good Experience With Your Team! 8/15/19

Carry G.

Sold in July 18, 2019 sale and Overall Pleased!

Frank D.

I received the proceeds from the Auction and wanted to again thank you and your team.  Everything went so smoothly and you all did such a great job from start to finish.This was an overwhelming experience for me and you made everything so easy.  I have been recommending you to everyone!

Thank you again for helping me; your kindness was very much appreciated.

Debbie B

Five Stars!

Samuel P.

Great deals and great company

Armand P.

Love this service! Great deals if you know what to look for!

Anthony D.

As I said once before, Wonderful People Work here. Thanks too all for your constant help. One Huge Look Auction!

Michael L.

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