All items sold by District Auction are sold “as is”. District Auction and the Consignor do not make any guarantees and assume no risk, liability, or responsibility for the authenticity or authorship of items described in the catalog. Descriptions and any other spoken or written references to items are to the best of our knowledge only; references to age/period, origin, artist, condition, or any other information provided in the description are provided only for the bidder’s convenience and shall not be considered as a warranty, guarantee or a representation of any kind.

No returns. Please research before bidding! Any disputes must be received in writing within 7 days of the sale.

District Auction reserves the right to withdraw lots prior to the sale.


All bidders are required to register prior to the auction. District Auction reserves the right to decline bidder registrations for any reason. District Auction reserves the right to reject any bid from any bidder. Consignors are not permitted to bid on items they have consigned. A valid credit card may be required to complete registration.

The auctioneer will determine at their own discretion the order of bids, the winning bidder, and has full discretion and final say in resolving disputes between bidders and District Auction.

Lots may be subject to reserve. Reserves will not be made available. The auctioneer will place bids on behalf of the consignor as if it were a paper absentee bid.

Absentee bids are accepted via email, phone, and in-house. The auctioneer will bid on behalf of in-house absentee bidders given their approval.

Phone bidding is also available, when arranged in advance.

District Auction reserves the right to reject any absentee bid for any reason.


After the auctioneer says “Sold,” the lot title will pass to the highest bidder, who then will assume all risk and responsibility for the lot and also pay for the lot in full, including hammer price, buyer’s premium, applicable taxes, and packing shipping fees.

Payment is due within seven (7) days of receiving an invoice. District Auction accepts payments by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Paypal to [email protected]. Non-payment will result in negative feedback, unpaid item strikes, and being added to our no-bid list, which may impact ability to register with other auction houses.

Items will not be released to the winning bidder or their agent until payment has been received in full.

The cost of shipping is not grounds for non-payment.


Occasionally, discrepancies between the LiveAuctioneers bid record and District Auction’s bid record may arise. In this case, it will be at the auctioneer’s discretion to decide the winning bidder. District Auction is not responsible for technical issues, slow connection speeds or loss of internet connection. In the case of loss of internet connection during the auction, District Auction will attempt to reconnect, but may need to pass lots on LiveAuctioneers to catch up with the floor.

Bidders experiencing log-in problems, forgotten passwords, or other technical or account issues should contact LiveAuctioneers customer service line during normal east coast business hours.


All items must be paid for and removed within seven (7) days. Items that have not been removed within this time period may be subject to a monthly storage fee of 10% of the hammer price which must be paid in full before the item is removed. Storage is limited to a period of 60 days, after which it will be considered abandoned (see “Default on Sale and Abandonment” section below). The purchaser may, at District Auction’s discretion, arrange with District Auction in advance for complimentary short-term storage in the case that their purchases are to be picked up by a third-party shipper or agent.


In the case of unpaid items, if the above conditions, or any other applicable conditions are not met, District Auction may cancel the sale to re-offer the item(s) privately or at auction at a future date.

The cost of shipping is not cause for rescission of sale. Please inquire about shipping costs before bidding!

In the case of a partial payment or items left at District Auction for storage, after 60 days time, a purchaser’s items will be considered abandoned and all payments, partial or in full, will be forfeit to District Auction and the item shall be reoffered by District with no compensation to the buyer.

If the purchaser is unable to arrange removal before within 60 days time, they may arrange for reconsignment. The buyer must still complete the Consignment Contract within the 60 day period, and will be subject to all terms therein.

Shipping Terms

District Auction can ship many of the catalog items on the purchasers behalf. Door-to-door delivery can be arranged for local buyers of larger paintings and furniture. Winning bidders of larger pieces or sets of glassware and china who live out of the Seattle area should contact the Tukwila UPS Store for estimates.

The UPS Store #5819
Email: [email protected]
Address: 100 Andover Park W, #150, Tukwila, WA
Phone: 206-246-0464


Washington state residents and purchasers picking up on site will be charged 10.1% sales tax. Only buyers with WA state sales tax exemption will be untaxed. Local buyers MUST provide a copy of their resale certificate.


If you have not contacted District Auction to arrange payment within 3 days of the time that invoice is sent, we will charge the credit card you used to register for the auction for the amount of your invoice.


Online purchases from District Auction may be subject to sales tax. Please see the following for more details. If you are tax-exempt, you can submit your tax-exempt certificate to prevent the collection of tax. Learn more about tax-exemption.