Policies & Terms

Terms of Use

I. Agreement

This website (www.LegacyAmericana.com and sub-domains; herein referred to as the "Website") is owned and operated by Legacy Americana LLC, of Tucson, Arizona. The following Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you (the "User") and Legacy Americana LLC with respect to the use of this Website, and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral. By accessing and using this Website, the User accepts and agrees to be bound by the Terms of Use set forth herein, as well as any applicable laws, rules and regulations. Legacy Americana LLC may at any time and at its sole discretion, modify or revise the Terms of Use by updating the text of this page.

II. Eligibility

Legacy Americana LLC offers this Website for the use of persons who may lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law. Use by minors is understood to be with the consent and under the supervision of a responsible adult, parent or legal guardian.

III. Warning

This Website may include graphic or literary content that some users may find offensive, and/or may be inappropriate for viewing by children or minors. If you find any content offensive, please avoid it or discontinue use of this Website. If you allow a child to use this Website, it is your responsibility to determine whether any content is inappropriate, and to restrict the child's access to this Website accordingly.

IV. License and Ownership

All content found on this Website, including text, graphics, audio, video, data, executable code and programs, is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws and international conventions, and is owned by Legacy Americana LLC or by parties that have licensed its use. Legacy Americana LLC grants a limited license to the User to view and download protected materials solely for the User's educational, personal, and non-commercial use, or for the purpose of facilitating a transaction with Legacy Americana LLC. The use of this Website or any portion thereof for any purpose other than those expressly granted, without the express prior written permission of Legacy Americana LLC, is strictly prohibited.

V. Limitation of Liability

This Website is provided on an AS-IS and AS-AVAILABLE basis, and its use is solely your responsibility and AT YOUR OWN RISK. Legacy Americana LLC does not warrant that this Website or its servers will operate continuously without error or interruption, or are free of computer viruses or other harmful content. Any loss of data or damage to computer hardware that results from use of this Website shall be the sole responsibility of the User. At our sole discretion, we may modify or discontinue this Website, its content, services or features, with or without notice, without liability to the User.

Legacy Americana LLC makes no claim that the contents of this Website are appropriate for any particular purpose or audience, or that they may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this Website from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

This Website may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Except as may be specifically provided with respect to a particular sale or transaction, Legacy Americana LLC makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of this Website or its content. Advice received via this Website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation. Some material on this Website is provided by third parties and Legacy Americana LLC shall not be held responsible for any such material.

 

VI. Privacy

Legacy Americana LLC respects your privacy and your need for confidentiality. You can visit most areas of this Website without revealing who you are, but you may be required to identify yourself and provide basic personal information before you can access some areas or use certain features. When you use the commerce areas of the Website, your computer's IP address will be logged for fraud prevention.

 

For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

 

VII. Security

This Website uses a certified SSL connection with 128-bit encryption for transmission of sensitive data. When your personal information is collected, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the security of that information from unauthorized access or disclosure. It is the responsibility of the User, however, to protect the security of personal information by controlling account access.

 

VIII. User Submissions

Legacy Americana LLC may provide certain areas of the Website (such as chat rooms, message boards or other facilities) designated as open to public access or to our Users at large (referred to herein as a "Public Area"). Generally, any communication that you post to a Public Area is considered to be non-confidential.

By posting communications (including any graphic or multimedia content) to any Public Area, you automatically grant Legacy Americana LLC a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the communication and any trademarks, names or likenesses therein, alone or as part of compilations or other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights.

Legacy Americana LLC does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by Users. As a User, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of their posting. You must not do any of the following things while accessing or using this Website: (1) post or transmit any material unless you are the owner of all patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary rights therein, or have the permission of the owner of the said rights to post or transmit such material to this Website; (2) post material that otherwise violates any proprietary rights of any third party or violates or infringes on the privacy or publicity rights of third parties; (3) post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, embarrassing or otherwise objectionable to another User or any other person or entity; (4) post sexually-explicit language or images; (5) post advertisements or solicitations of business; (6) post or transmit any chain letters or pyramid schemes; (7) impersonate another person or entity; (8) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law while using or accessing this Website; or (9) post or transmit any information containing a virus or other harmful component.

IX. Cybernetic Integrity

You agree not to use any mechanism, device, software or executable code to affect the proper functioning of this Website or any online service provided by Legacy Americana LLC. You further agree not to use any robot, spider, or other automatic or manual device or process for the purpose of compiling information regarding the identification, address or other attributes of any User, or to recreate in original or modified form any substantial portion of the Website. You further agree that you will not take any action that places an unreasonable burden or excessive load on our servers or systems.

This Website may contain links to third-party websites that are maintained by others. These links are provided solely for the convenience of users and do not imply an endorsement by Legacy Americana LLC of the contents of such third-party websites. Legacy Americana LLC is not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such websites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

XI. Commerce Areas

By using the commerce areas of the Website, the User accepts and agrees to be bound by the terms set forth in the Legacy Americana LLC Conditions of Sale.

If you believe that any material on this Website infringes a copyright, contact us promptly so that we may investigate, and, if appropriate, block or remove the infringing material. Provide us with the following information:
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • The name and address of the owner of the copyright;
  • An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of specific location of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed on this Website;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

 

XIII. Trademarks

Website graphics, logos and service names are trademarks of Legacy Americana LLC. These trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service not sanctioned by Legacy Americana LLC, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion to the public, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Legacy Americana LLC.

 

XIV. Applicable Law

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, United States of America, without giving effect to their conflict with laws or provisions of your actual state or country of residence, and by using this Website you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Arizona, U.S.A.

 

XV. Severability

If any provision of this agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Failure of Legacy Americana LLC to exercise or forbearance from exercising any rights or remedies, or failure to enforce or forbearance from enforcing, the strict performance of any provision of this Agreement, will not constitute a waiver of right of Legacy Americana LLC to exercise such rights or remedies or enforce such provision or any other provisions of this agreement in that or any other instance. Any waiver of any provision of this agreement by Legacy Americana LLC must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative specifically referencing Terms of Use and the provision to be waived.

 

XVI. Revisions

The User is advised to review this page periodically for revisions. By using this Website after revisions have been posted, the User is deemed to have accepted any new requirements or prohibitions set forth. Once posted, revisions take effect immediately.

 

XVII. Denial of Access

We reserve the right, at our sole and absolute discretion, to suspend or terminate your right to access this Website if we learn that you have provided us with false or misleading information, interfered with other users or the administration of our online services, or violated or attempted to violate the Terms of Use.

 

XVIII. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Legacy Americana LLC, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal, expert and accounting fees, incurred in connection with any claims, actions or demands alleging or resulting from your use of this Website, your breach of these Terms of Use, or your violation of law or of the rights of any third party.

 

Privacy Policy

We at Legacy Americana are committed to respecting your privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information you share with us. Legacy Americana has established this Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your personal information.

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, a phone number, email address or other contact information.

Legacy Americana collects personal information when you register to use any of our services, or make a purchase. When your personal information is collected, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the security of that information from unauthorized access or disclosure. We have implemented processes in order to ensure only those employees who need to know specific information have access to it. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Legacy Americana will not rent, sell, or otherwise share your personal information with anyone outside our company without your permission, except to provide products or services you have requested; or in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process; or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; or unless we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Legacy Americana Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

In general, you can visit all public areas of the Legacy Americana website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you choose to provide us with your personal information via the Web, you may edit or delete that information at any time.

Some of our web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about online activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall personal information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the website.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our website is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our website and your online experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain personal information for trends and statistics.

We use your IP address or the location of your computer on the Internet to help diagnose any problems with our servers, to administer our web site, to prevent fraudulent activities, and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole. Demographic information does not include personally identifiable information.

Legacy Americana may use your personal information to send you notices about, or invitations to, upcoming events in the collecting area in which you've made a purchase, or about other products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. You may request that Legacy Americana does not send any such notices or invitations by contacting us, or by editing your account preferences via the Web.

We may, from time to time, share our customer mailing list with companies that offer similar products and services. Customers who do not want their personal information used for marketing purposes of any kind may ask to be removed from our mailing list.

Conditions of Sale

The following Conditions of Sale are the entire agreement between Legacy Americana LLC, the Consignor for whom it acts as agent, and the Buyer, relative to property offered for sale by Legacy Americana LLC, and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral. By bidding at auction, by ordering from a catalog or sales publication, or by using the commerce areas of the Legacy Americana LLC website (www.LegacyAmericana.com and sub-domains), the Buyer accepts and agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

  1. Property offered for sale by Legacy Americana LLC is warranted to be authentic as stated in the Warranty of Authenticity. Except for the limited warranty contained therein, all property is sold "AS IS" without any representations or warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, nor whether the Buyer acquires any copyrights or patents associated with said property. All statements contained in a catalog description, or in any bill of sale, invoice or elsewhere as to authorship, period, culture, source, origin, measurement, quality, rarity, provenance, importance, historical relevance, or physical condition are qualified statements of opinion and are not representations or warranties.
  2. All merchandise is offered subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time prior to sale. Prices quoted at any time prior to sale are subject to change without notice. Merchandise placed on hold awaiting payment will be available at the quoted price for a period of five (5) business days, after which time it may be re-listed, priced and sold to another customer, or otherwise disposed of. Prospective buyers may request an extended hold by making a non-refundable deposit of 15% of the total invoice, the balance due within 30 days. No merchandise will be sent on approval.
  3. Unless otherwise noted, only choice, excellent specimens are offered. Where condition is noted, standard grading may be employed. Material damage and/or flaws are described to the best of our ability, but all grading is subjective. For more information, please refer to our Grading Policy.
  4. Unless other arrangements have been made, all invoices are due within five (5) business days of receipt. Invoices not paid after 30 days are subject to a finance charge equal to 1.5% per month, in addition to other remedies available to us by law. Orders placed by mail should include payment in full. Layaway policy: Non-auction invoices of $250 or more may be paid in up to three monthly installments, with a minimum, non-refundable down-payment of 25% due upon receipt, and subsequent installments of at least 25% due each 30 days. Any balance unpaid after 90 days is subject to a finance charge, in addition to other remedies available to us by law. To arrange layaway or special terms, please make inquiry at time of purchase.
  5. Arizona residents must pay 6.1% sales tax. Purchases are exempt if the purchaser presents a valid Transaction Privilege Tax Exemption Certificate (Form 5000) or Exemption Resale Certificate (Form 5000A) from the Arizona Department of Revenue.
  6. Legacy Americana LLC accepts the following forms of payment: cash, cashier's checks, personal checks, money orders, electronic checks, and all major credit/debit cards. We do not recommend sending cash by mail, and are not responsible for loss. Personal checks may require bank clearance prior to shipment of goods. Credit/debit cards are accepted subject to the following provisions:
    1. Transactions are processed with the knowledge and consent of the cardholder.
    2. Cardholder provides full and accurate information, including name as it appears on the card, account number, expiration, verification code, billing address, and, if requested, written approval of the transaction.
    3. Cardholder shall give due notice of any disputed charge and allow at least five (5) business days for Legacy Americana LLC to respond before initiating a chargeback with the issuing bank. A processing fee of $50.00 (USD) shall apply to each chargeback later reversed, or cardholder will face indefinite suspension of services.
    4. Fraudulent use of credit/debit cards, including bogus chargebacks, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This provision shall not prevent Legacy Americana LLC from seeking to obtain other legal remedies, both civil and criminal.
  7. Legacy Americana LLC offers delivery of merchandise in as little as 24 hours. The greatest care is taken in preparing items for shipment, to ensure they arrive in the best possible condition. To offset our costs, a fee for delivery will be added to each invoice, based on the size of the order and the destination. This fee covers freight, packaging and labor. For the convenience of customers, we have established standard rates for delivery to most destinations in the U.S. and abroad (actual costs may vary). Buyer is advised to take into consideration the cost of delivery prior to making any purchase. Delivery fees are non-refundable.
  8. Buyers may return merchandise for refund of the purchase price immediately upon receipt, provided item(s) are in the same condition sold and received at our facility not more than 30 days from date of invoice. Merchandise purchased at auction may be returned only if found to differ from the catalog description. For more information, please refer to our Return Policy.
  9. No buyer shall be entitled to any remedy, relief or damages beyond return of the purchased property or merchandise, rescission of the sale and refund of the purchase price. If Legacy Americana LLC is prevented by fire, theft or any other reason from delivering any property or merchandise to the Buyer, or a sale cannot otherwise be completed, our liability shall be limited to the sum actually paid for said property or merchandise, and in no event shall include any incidental or consequential damages.
Last modified June 1, 2013.

Warranty of Authenticity

Legacy Americana warrants the authenticity of every item we sell. This means whatever you buy from us will be an original from the time period represented, not a reproduction, facsimile, or copy of later vintage. If authenticity is ever questioned by a recognized authority in the field of historical Americana (e.g. an established dealer, auction house, museum curator, author of a reference or price guide, or an official of a collectors' organization, such as APIC), the buyer may return the item for a full refund of the purchase price. This warranty is for the lifetime of ownership.

The buyer's sole remedy under this warranty shall be the rescission of the sale and refund of the original purchase price paid for the item, and this remedy shall be exclusive and in lieu of any other remedy otherwise available to the buyer as a matter of law.

Legacy Americana shall have no obligation to rescind the sale unless the buyer has obtained, at the buyer's own expense, the opinion of at least one recognized expert in the field, who is mutually agreeable to Legacy Americana and the buyer, that an item is not authentic. Items of questioned authenticity must be returned, with proof of purchase, in the condition originally sold.

The benefits of this warranty are not assignable and are applicable only to the original buyer.

Autograph Policy

All autograph material offered by Legacy Americana is covered by our lifetime warranty of authenticity, which provides that if at any time the authenticity of any item is called into question by a recognized authority, the buyer may return said item for a full refund. Although we are not autograph specialists and do not employ an authentication service, as a rule we handle only items that are (A) authentic on their face, with virtually no possiblity of forgery; or (B) sourced from the original owners and/or witnessed in person.

Grading Policy

Unless otherwise noted, only choice, excellent specimens are offered.

Where condition is noted, standard grading may be employed, viz.:

Proof
Uncirculated (UNC)
About Uncirculated (AU)
Extremely Fine (XF)
Very Fine (VF)
Fine (F)
Very Good (VG)
Good (G)
Fair
Poor

Our grading system is derived from grading standards for United States coins established by the American Numismatic Association. We have opted for this system in favor of one based on less precise vernacular grading terms, which can be open to wide interpretation. Moreover, we strive for consistency in grading; if two items are graded alike, it may be assumed they are in like or very similar condition.

That said, all grading is subjective. Our grading methodology is based on years of experience in the trade, but we make no claims of scientific accuracy, and recognize that no two individual graders see the same specimen the same way. Our grading is for the purpose of facilitating transactions with our customers, and otherwise carries no weight in the marketplace or outside the Legacy Americana organization.

Only specimens we consider in pristine, untouched condition, with no apparent wear or fatigue, are graded AU or UNC. Unless described as AU or UNC, it should be assumed that specimens show at least minimal wear or fatigue. Generally speaking, a specimen graded XF is a superior specimen, in choice, excellent condition, with minimal wear or fatigue. A specimen graded VF is in choice, very fine condition, with minor but noticeable wear or fatigue. A specimen graded F is in fine condition, with general wear or fatigue. Specimens graded VG or G are in good condition, but may have extensive wear or fatigue. Specimens graded Fair or Poor, the lowest grades assigned, are inferior specimens, with significant wear or fatigue.

To the extent possible, given limitations of supply, only choice, above average specimens are offered. Where no grade is assigned, or in the case of General Catalog items (example shown), the customer may assume the specimen offered will grade VF or better unless otherwise noted. This reflects a physical condition acceptable to most collectors.

When inventoried by Legacy Americana, all items are given a preliminary inspection for damage, before being approved for sale. Material damage, flaws or defects (distinguished from normal wear and fatigue) are described to the best of our ability. As a general policy, items found to have significant damage or flaws will be culled from the inventory and will not be offered through our catalogs or auctions. When a damaged item is offered, it is usually because of its uniqueness or rarity, or because a specimen in better condition is very difficult or impossible to find. Items cataloged as part of an auction or featured in the online store are carefully inspected for damage, and we will note any flaws or defects in the sales description, in addition to assigning a grade.

When multiple specimens are available, our policy is to sell the best ones first. We fill orders as though the customer were looking over our shoulder. Nevertheless, our inventory is constantly in flux and new material arrives at our warehouse daily. If the specimen received is in unacceptable condition, a replacement in better condition may be available, and may be offered in lieu of a refund.

Customers who desire specimens in pristine condition should make this requirement known prior to purchase. We make an effort to accommodate unusually discriminating buyers, but no customer shall have exclusive access to the best specimens. Further, this requirement may prevent us from filling some orders. Many of the items we sell are of considerable age and were not always well taken care of by their previous owners. Minor, natural evidence of age should be expected, and acceptable even to the most condition-conscious collector.

Last modified March 1, 2007.

Return Policy

Our commitment to customer satisfaction means any item can be returned, no questions asked, for a full refund or replacement. Please notify us upon receipt of your order if you intend to return any item, and specify whether you want a refund or replacement. Returned items must be received at our facility within 30 days of invoice in the condition originally sold, and must include a copy of the invoice, packing list, or other proof of purchase showing the buyer's name. Legacy Americana is not responsible for loss or damage that may occur during return shipment, therefore we strongly recommend insuring returned item(s) for full replacement value. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. Refunds will be issued according to the method of payment.

Last modified November 30, 2008.

Buying Policy

Legacy Americana is constantly in search of vintage campaign and cause memorabilia and presidential artifacts to serve an ever-expanding, international clientele of private collectors and institutions. Emphasis is placed on United States election-related ephemera, but any object of historical interest will be considered, and we love the unusual. Prospective sellers are encouraged to submit their material for consideration.

We are prepared to make competitive cash offers for important single items, select groups of items, and collections of any size. We will make an effort to assist you even if you haven't yet decided to sell. There is no obligation to sell, and there is no charge for your initial consultation.

When an item or collection is identified for possible acquisition, the prospective seller will be asked to provide as much descriptive information as possible, including images (e.g. photos, copies or scans). Do not, however, send any information not specifically requested. If sufficient information cannot be gathered remotely (in the case of large collections, etc.), we may request a viewing in person, either at the seller's residence, storage facility or place of business, Legacy Americana headquarters, or at another mutually agreed upon location. Each party shall be responsible for any travel or other expenses thus incurred.

When enough information has been gathered, and in our judgment a transaction appears viable, an offer will be submitted in writing, and is good for a period of 90 days. The seller may stipulate a price, which if agreeable will be the amount of our offer; if the seller's stipulated price is deemed too high, a counteroffer may be submitted, or the item(s) refused for acquisition. If we decline to make an offer, the seller will be informed of the reason and advised on alternative means of disposing of his or her property.

Sellers are encouraged to evaluate carefully any offer, and to seek qualified, independent advice if necessary. We are not appraisers, and no offer should be regarded as the equivalent of an appraisal or an estimate of market value. While an offer remains valid, sellers are at liberty to seek competing offers from other parties not affiliated with Legacy Americana.

After an initial free consultation, a prospective seller may be billed for further consultation and advice. For hourly rates, please refer to our Explanation of Rates. Whether a prospective seller is billed for consultation shall be at the discretion of Legacy Americana, and in most cases fees are waived if a transaction is in progress. After a successful transaction is completed, the seller will be entitled to a full refund of any consultation fees associated with said transaction.

We will not engage in "bidding wars" with other prospective buyers. Once an offer has been submitted, it should be considered firm and final. If our offer is rejected in favor of a competitor's, we ask that the seller inform of the fact immediately, so the file may be closed (our offer will remain valid for 90 days, however, even if rejected).

If satisfied with our offer, the seller must provide a written acceptance within 90 days. Item(s) to be sold are thereupon rendered to a Legacy Americana associate for final inspection and approval. In the case of large collections, final inspection will be performed on location. Otherwise, seller will be provided an address to which item(s) are to be shipped. DO NOT ship to Legacy Americana headquarters unless specifically instructed to do so.

Legacy Americana shall not be responsible for loss or damage that may occur during shipment. In addition to packing items with care, we strongly recommend insuring for full replacement value (or in the amount of the offer). We will advise sellers on how best to prepare items for shipment, and of the options for safe and reliable delivery. Sellers may qualify for a full or partial refund of the cost of shipping item(s) acquired by Legacy Americana; send under separate cover copies of any shipping-related receipts.

If upon inspection item(s) are found to differ materially from the seller's description, are determined to be reproductions or forgeries, are found to have damage or flaws not before apparent, or for any reason must be declined for acquisition, the offer will be rescinded or revised. If rescinded, item(s) will be returned promptly to the seller. If revised, seller will have a period of five (5) business days to accept or reject the revised amount; if rejected, item(s) will be returned.

Items approved for acquisition are considered sold at the agreed upon price, and payment in full shall be immediately forthcoming by terms agreeable to both parties (usually check or bank draft sent via certified mail). In addition to the purchase price, seller may be entitled to reimbursement of any consultation fees and transaction-related expenses (be sure to save all receipts).

Last modified March 1, 2007.

Consignment Policy

Legacy Americana is constantly in search of vintage campaign and cause memorabilia and presidential artifacts to serve an ever-expanding, international clientele of private collectors and institutions. Emphasis is placed on United States election-related ephemera, but any historical item will be considered, and we love the unusual. Prospective sellers are encouraged to submit their material for consideration.

We accept consignments of important single items, select groups of items, and collections of any size. Our experts will make an effort to assist you even if you haven't yet decided to sell. There is no obligation, and there is no charge for your initial consultation.

Legacy Americana offers consignors a variety of options for marketing their political collectibles and presidential artifacts. We don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach to consignments. We will create a plan that best meets your needs and maximizes the return on your investment.

Our commission is based on the selling price of each item, decreasing the higher the selling price. While our terms are always negotiable, the following commission rates have been established, and will apply unless otherwise agreed:
Selling PriceCommission
< $9.9935%
$10.00-24.9930%
$25.00-49.9925%
$50.00-99.9920%
$100.00-999.9915%
$1,000.00-4,999.9910%
$5,000.00 > 5%

When an item or collection is identified for possible consignment, the prospective consignor will be asked to provide as much descriptive information as possible, including images (e.g. photos, copies or scans). Do not, however, send any information not specifically requested. If sufficient information cannot be gathered remotely (in the case of large collections, etc.), we may request a viewing, either at the seller's residence, storage facility or place of business, Legacy Americana headquarters, or at another mutually agreed upon location. Each party shall be responsible for any travel or other expenses thus incurred.

When enough information has been gathered, and we have agreed to accept your item(s) on consignment, you will be presented with a contract. If the terms of this agreement are acceptable, you must return a signed copy within 90 days. If any portion of the agreement is unacceptable, proposed revisions must be submitted in writing within 30 days; we shall respond in writing within 30 days. If compromise has not been reached at 90 days, the contract will be withdrawn. When both parties have agreed to the terms, the consignor shall render item(s) specified in the agreement to Legacy Americana or its agent within 30 days. We shall have no obligation under the agreement until such item(s) have been rendered by the consignor.

Unless otherwise agreed, the cost of rendering consigned property to Legacy Americana is the sole responsibility of the consignor. Legacy Americana shall not be responsible for loss or damage that may occur during shipment. In addition to packing items with care, we strongly recommend insuring items for full replacement value. We will advise consignors on how best to prepare items for shipment, and of the options for safe and reliable delivery; please inquire in advance. Once received, all consignments are authenticated and inspected for damage. Items found not to be authentic or in any way other than represented by the consignor may be refused or we may ask that the consignment terms be revised. As a general policy, we do not accept consignments of uncertain authenticity or provenance. Consignors will be liable for any false or misleading claims made about their consigned property.

Consignors may stipulate a minimum price or net return on a consignment, but the actual selling price will be determined by Legacy Americana or (in the case of items sold at auction) the buyer. The actual amount the consignor nets from a consignment may not be determined until after the sale. We reserve the right to refuse a consignment if we believe the minimum established by the consignor is unrealistically high.

Consignors may stipulate a maximum period, not less than 90 days, during which Legacy Americana is authorized to market consigned property. Unless withheld for a forthcoming auction or included in our General Catalog, most items not sold within six months will be returned to the consignor, or we may propose an alternative marketing strategy (may affect consignment terms).

Consignors are compensated for sales month-to-month. Payments are disbursed approximately 45 days from the final day of each calendar month. For example, proceeds from sales made in the month of January are disbursed to consignors in mid-March. Consignors will receive an itemized report of all sales disclosing the selling price of each item. It is not our policy to issue advances to consignors unless negotiated as part of the consignment agreement, nor may consignors borrow against sales. Items consigned to Legacy Americana are insured against fire, theft, and any damage or breakage caused by our staff or personnel. Consignors shall be reimbursed up to 80% of retail value, or will be offered replacement with item(s) of equal or greater value.

Last modified March 1, 2007.

Explanation of Rates

Summary

Bounced check$25.00See Conditions of Sale.
Catalog subscription$10.00 per annumSee below.
Chargeback reversal$50.00See Conditions of Sale.
Consignments5% to 35%See Consignment Policy.
Consultation$75.00 per hourSee below.
Extended payment15% depositSee Conditions of Sale.
Late payment1.5% compounded monthlySee Conditions of Sale.
Layaway25% depositSee Conditions of Sale.
Priority handling$25.00See below.
Restocking$15.00 or 15% per itemSee Return Policy.
Sales tax 6.1% (AZ residents)See Conditions of Sale.
Shipping $2.95 minimumSee below.
Volume discount25% to 75%See .

Catalog subscription
Legacy Americana publishes fully illustrated catalogs featuring vintage political collectibles. The annual subscription rate is $10.00. Customers with cumulative annual purchases of $50 or more receive a comp subscription.

Consultations Legacy Americana offers consultation services to licensed appraisers and the general public. Our specialists can assist you in identifying and evaluating your political antiques and collectibles. Our basic hourly rate is $75.00. Consultations can be performed by mail, electronically, over the phone, or we can arrange to consult with you in person.

Legacy Americana does not offer appraisal services, and any values given are estimates only.

Consultation fees charged to prospective sellers will be refunded if a sale is successfully negotiated with Legacy Americana or one of its affiliates.

Priority handling Our policy is to process and ship orders as they are received. Most orders will ship within one business day. Orders received before noon MST normally ship the same day; orders received after noon normally ship the following business day. Priority handling guarantees same-day shipment; the service is available M-F, subject to existing backlog and the size and complexity of the order in question. Our base rate for priority handling $25.00 per order.

Shipping Rates include packaging, labor, freight and insurance, and apply as a fixed surcharge to each invoice based on the highest class assignment of item(s) invoiced. Additional handling fees may apply for shipment of especially large, heavy or fragile items (refer to item description or inquire at time of purchase). All rates and fees paid for delivery are non-refundable unless package fails to arrive within (a) 15 business days of shipment date with Standard service, or (b) 3 business days of shipment with Expedited or Overnight service. Most orders ship within 1-2 business days of receipt of cleared payment, and often the same day. Authorized carriers: United States Postal Service (Standard and International); FedEx (Expedited and Overnight).

CLASS A
Pinbacks, ribbons, tokens, ephemera, etc.
Standard (3-10 business days) $2.95
Expedited (2-3 business days) $29.95
Overnight (1 business day) $49.95
International (transit time varies) $12.95
CLASS B
Standard broadsides and posters, textiles, larger badges, etc.
Standard (3-10 business days) $6.95
Expedited (2-3 business days) $49.95
Overnight (1 business day) $69.95
International (transit time varies) $29.95
CLASS C
Larger broadsides and posters, artwork and decorative objects, etc.
Standard (3-10 business days) $19.95
Expedited (2-3 business days) $69.95
Overnight (1 business day) $99.95
International (transit time varies) $49.95
CLASS D
Determined by size, weight and destination.

Last modified Jan. 28, 2013.