Members are invited to vendor material through club organised auctions. An auction may be held during the Annual General Meeting each year and one or more postal auctions or disposal sales may be organised by the committee as a no obligation service to the membership.
1. ANNUAL AUCTION.
- a. The auction organiser(s) will call for vendor lists from members, beginning with the February/March Bulletin in each year, and prepare an auction from the lists submitted, to take place at the time and venue of the Annual General Meeting.
- b. With the June/July Bulletin, the vendor will be sent a list of his or her lots with the respective lot numbers, so that the vendor can clearly label the lots, which shall be placed in plastic bags or otherwise similarly sealed.
- c. Each vendor shall be restricted to a maximum of 30 lots.
- d. The starting bid shall be $5.
- e. A commission rate of 10% shall apply to all lots sold, with a minimum commission of $1.
- f. Condition description and identification of each lot offered shall be the responsibility of the vendor, save that the organiser(s) shall reserve the right of correcting identification if required.
- g. Provision for postal bidding shall be provided by the organiser(s) of the annual auction, save that rolling bids or sale transfer instructions will not be accepted. Such provision shall be detailed with each auction list when published. Every effort will be made to secure lots at a rate exceeding lesser bids by the smallest possible margin and all postal bids will remain confidential to the postal bid co-ordinator.
- h. In the event that a postal bid equals the floor bid, the postal bid shall take preference.
- i. Any lot found to deviate from the list description will have the postal bids waived on that lot.
- j. All lots sold to the floor will be delivered to the buyer at the time of sale.
- k. Any and all unsold lots from an annual auction shall be returned to the vendor at no cost to NZCCC, unless otherwise directed by the vendor.
2. POSTAL AUCTION.
- a. In the October/November Bulletin of each year, the organiser may call for material from members for inclusion in a mid-year postal auction list. The Postal Auction is not necessarily an annual event.
- b. The list will be made available to all club members.
- c. All such material shall be in the hand of the organiser prior to a listing being prepared.
- d. The responsibility for correct identification and condition description shall rest with the vendor. Corrections will be made by the organiser(s) if appropriate.
- e. Each vendor shall be restricted to a maximum of 30 lots.
- f. The starting bid shall be $5.
- g. A commission rate of 10% shall apply to all lots sold, with a minimum commission of $1.
- h. Buyer instructions shall accompany any postal auction list when published.
- i. Any and all unsold lots from a postal auction shall be held by the organiser for unreserved inclusion in the following annual auction, unless otherwise advised by the vendor.
- a. Full accounting of all auctions shall be kept by the organiser(s), and all vendors shall be advised of accounting pertaining to their material sold, following the conclusion of each auction.
- b. All material purchased shall be paid for in full before being dispatched to buyers, who shall also accept full cost for all freight.
- c. Purchase transactions incomplete at 21 days after notification may be subject to a 10% penalty.
- a. All material offered for auction shall be received by the organiser(s) prior to commencement of any auction.
- b. The vendor may place a reserve price on any or each lot. The rarity or value of any lot offered shall not be considered when listing material.
- c. The acceptance and presentation of material for all auctions shall be at the discretion of the organiser(s).
- d. No responsibility shall be placed on NZCCC for any claim resulting from such auctions. In the event of any post-auction dispute relating to the description or condition of a lot, the buyer shall in the first instance be referred to the vendor with a view to resolution.
- e. All postal bids must be in compliance with Section 43a of the Arms Regulations and will only be accepted on the Club’s official Postal Bid form.
- f. If two bids are received for the same amount, the bid bearing the earlier post date shall take preference.
- g. Only financial members are entitled to submit lots for auction.
- h. Only financial members and invited guests are entitled to bid in an auction.
- i. Only successful postal bidders will be notified.
- j. Delivery of any purchase to an overseas member shall be by buyer arrangement only.
5. DISPOSAL SALES.
From time to time individual members may vendor estate or general material for bulk disposal. All such sales shall be completed in accordance with the NZCCC estate disposal policy (see 7).
6. MATERIAL EXCLUDED FROM ALL NZCCC AUCTIONS INCLUDES:
- a. Firearms of any description
- b. Firearms parts or accessories
- c. Pictorial gun books
- d. Pyrotechnics post WWII
- e. Booby trap devices
- f. Bulk current production ammunition
- g. Items listed in the Second Schedule of the NZ Arms Act
The following list is offered as a guide to acceptable material:
- a. Cartridges
- b. Cartridge packets, wrappers and containers
- c. Draw sets
- d. Cartridge catalogues and advertising material
- e. Bullet packets
- f. Pneumatic projectiles
- g. Bunters
- h. Cartridge reference books
- i. Loading tools
- j. Primers and percussion caps
- k. Bullet moulds
- l. Inert grenades to WWII
- m. Sub-cal. devices
- n. Strip clips and belting.
- o. Case dies
- p. Shot and wad packing
- q. Cartridge gauges
- r. Cartridge company memorabilia, etc.
7. NZCCC ESTATE DISPOSAL POLICY.From time to time the club may be called upon by an estate to dispose of collection material on their behalf. Where this service is requested, and in accordance with the standing rules of NZCCC, the following shall apply in order to maintain integrity.
- a. On request, the Secretary shall advise the estate of all particulars pertaining to the options of uplifting, preparation, listing, and presentation for sale, of material available for disposal.
- b. All material so assembled shall be offered in unreserved auction only.
- c. On being advised that material has been assembled, NZCCC shall appoint at least two qualified delegates to uplift the material. At the earliest convenience thereafter, a digital record of all significant items shall be recorded.
- d. d. All material is thereafter listed and prepared for sale in accordance with the NZCCC guidelines pertaining to auction, the format of listing to be at the discretion of NZCCC. Circumstance would then determine its inclusion in either a postal or annual auction as deemed convenient.
- e. e. A copy of all auction lists shall be provided to the estate prior to any auction(s), and on their completion, a full account record prepared by the NZCCC Treasurer, shall be made available to the estate.
- f. Any and all expenses pertaining to uplifting and preparation of material for sale shall be charged against auction realisations and an overall 10% sales commission to NZCCC shall apply.
- g. Every effort shall be made to ensure that material so offered for sale is presented at best advantage to the estate, with the understanding that market trends are beyond any control of NZCCC.