Payment requirements
  • Bidders may submit a Tax Resellers Certificate to: pat@patsauctionhouse.com
  • Buyer's premium is 10% for online bidding. No less than 7% will go toward funding wildlife rehabilitation efforts. A 3% surcharge will be charged for all invoices paid by credit card.
  • Payment within 3 days is required. After 10 days any unpaid items will be resold by the auction house. Space is always critical. Please keep that in mind.
  • Please contact the auction house at pat@patsauctionhouse with emergencies contributing to inability to pay.
  • Pat's Auction House has complete discretion in regard to barring further use of buying privileges due to abuse of payment process.
  • Registered bidders grant us the consent to use contact information for reminder messaging by email and text, phone and any other means of communication as reminders of bidding, payment, shipping notices and advertising for the purposes of marketing in relation to Pat's Auction House and it's mission
  • Payment by phone is a last resort.

Buyer's Premium & Fees

10% Buyer's premium unless otherwise stated. Credit card processing will add an additional 3% to cover fees we have to pay for that service.


Shipping Saint will generate an email or text asking to verify your billing and shipping information with a link to pay the shipping invoice if requested.

Non-Payment of Merchandise Won

Items not paid within 10 days may be resold at the sole discretion of the auction house and the buyer may be restricted from future participation at Pat's Auction House.

Items paid for and not picked up within 30 days are considered forfeited and will be resold by Pat's Auction House. Should the item be forfeited we will make every effort to refund your purchase minus a 10.00 per day storage fee.  

Shipping and Picking Up

The Buyer Assumes ALL Shipping Costs- Postage, Materials, Handling, and Insurance.

Most items will be shipped by our in-house shipping team via FedEx, USPS or UPS. 

We use Shipping Saint shipping software after your item is paid you will receive another invoice from our shipping department for shipping. This will be under the Shipping Saint company.  

After your initial purchase payment our shipping department will package your item(s) and a second shipping invoice will generate. You will receive a tracking number once your label is printed.  

We will ship to the address that is on your invoice. You must make sure your address is correct before beginning to bid.

Local buyers may choose to pick up items. After 10 days we reserve the right to charge a storage fee of $10.00 per lot, per day. 

Pick-up times will be listed in the individual auctions. There will be a sign up list to avoid congestion at pick up.


Purchasers of firearms must strictly comply with all state and federal regulations governing their purchase, registration, and transportation. Firearms requiring registration are designated in our catalog as R (requires registration/FFL) or C&R (Curio & Relic).  Bidders of firearms requiring registration (R or C&R) will be required to provide their Federal Firearms License or be a licensed Collector of Curio & Relics.  If a purchaser does not possess a federal license, he/she must comply with additional registration as required by their resident state.  The purchaser is solely responsible for fees associated with the additional registration requirements charged by Pat's Auction House.  If the purchaser is not in possession of a federal license and is not a resident of Illinois, he/she must have arrangements made with a transfer agent in their resident state.  If you are restricted from purchasing a firearm, please do not attempt to bid on any firearm.

Conditions of Sale

The lots listed in this catalog (whether printed or posted online) will be offered at a public auction by Pat's Auction House as agents for consignor(s) subject to the following terms and conditions. By bidding at auction, you agree to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.  

Sale of Items 

All items (hereinafter referred to as item(s), lot(s), article(s), antique(s), property, etc.) for sale are sold “AS IS” and Pat's Auction House, it's agents, employees, and/or consignors do not make any guarantees, warranties, or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to the items or the correctness of the catalog or other description of the authenticity of authorship, physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, provenance, exhibitions, literature or historical relevance of the property or otherwise, except where applicable under the Terms of Guarantee (applies ONLY to published catalog auctions, NOT Online Only Auctions). No statement anywhere, whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a guarantee, warranty, or representation.  

All prospective bidders should inspect the property they wish to purchase prior to bidding. If a bidder is unable to view an item in person, they are responsible for obtaining a condition report and/or additional photographs prior to bidding to determine an article’s condition, size, and degree of restoration. We endeavor to be fair and forthright with our descriptions and condition reports; however, bidders must acknowledge that antique items often show normal signs of use and wear, which might not be specified in a condition report. If you are a very particular client with expectations of perfection for the items you purchase, it is advisable that you inspect items in person or that you do not submit absentee bids as your definition of condition may be more exacting than an appraiser could have time to verify. The absence of a condition report does not imply that the lot is in good condition. Pat's Auction House reserves the right to reject any request for a condition report/additional photograph in which, in our opinion, the value of the object is not commensurate with the time necessary to complete the request. Please also note that the warranties given by Pat's Auction House (applies to published/printed catalog auctions only), do not extend to the condition reports. Weights and measurements are approximate. Pat's Auction House does not guarantee clocks, watches, mechanical banks, scientific instruments, electric lamps, and other mechanical or electric items to be complete or in working condition. Display materials shown in photographs are not included with the lot unless stated in the description. Box lots (i.e. books) are only guaranteed to have those items listed in the description and no condition reports or additional photographs will be provided.


We will use reasonable efforts to carry out online bids and do not accept liability for equipment failure, inability to access the internet or software malfunctions related to the execution of online bids.  

We discourage reserves. All items will be sold absolute unless otherwise noted.  

The auctioneer has the right at his or her absolute and sole discretion to refuse any bid, to advance the bidding in such a manner as he or she may decide, to withdraw any lot, and in the case of error or dispute, and whether during or after the sale, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, to cancel the sale or to re-offer and resell the item in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, our sale record is conclusive. 


Pat's Auction House is not responsible for the correctness of any statement of any kind concerning any lot, whether written or oral nor for any other errors or omissions in description or for any faults or defects in any lot. Neither the seller, ourselves, our officers, employees or agents, give any representation, warranty or guarantee or assume any liability of any kind in respect of any lot with regard to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, description, size, quality, completeness, condition, attribution, authenticity, rarity, importance, medium, provenance, prior ownership history, or historical relevance. Except as required by local law any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this paragraph.  

If for any reason a purchased lot cannot be delivered in the same condition as at the time of sale, or should any purchased lot be stolen, miss-delivered, or lost prior to delivery, Pat's Auction House shall not be liable for any amount in excess of that paid by the purchaser. 

 The rights and obligations of the parties with respect to these Conditions of Sale, the conduct of the auction, and any matters connected with any of the foregoing shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the jurisdiction in Illinois. If any part of these Conditions of Sale is found by any court to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, that part shall be discounted, and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.  

Any and all the conditions may be waived or modified at the sole discretion of Pat's Auction House.