Location: 703 East Main Street, Lewistown, MT
Highlights: AUCTION CLOSES: Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 6 o'clock pm, MTN time.

AUCTION PREVIEW: Online or Friday, November 30, 2018 between 2 pm and 5 pm and Saturday, December 1, 2018 between 10 am and 2 pm. at 703 East Main Street, Lewistown, MT
REMOVAL OF ITEMS: December 2, 2018 between 10 am and 4 pm ONLY! 703 East Main St. Lewistown, MT, We ship.

FANTASTIC BEAR COLLECTION! Each of these bears was chosen and selected by the eye of Edward R. Bazinet, former owner of the Department 56 Company. Mr. Bazinet loved his collection and was also very meticulous about his purchases and many of them are very high value. The Bronzes are by Bill Ohrmann of Drummond,MT. I was able to sell many of his works of art at the Lincoln Art Auction while he was still living! A GREAT bronze bear by artist Scott Scherer, well known and very talented!

A GREAT AUCTION, just in time for Christmas!!

Normally cards are run automatically at the conclusion of the auction. If you would rather pay cash at removal, you MUST send an email to marilyn@dmauctionsonline.com before the auction closes and the email MUST include your bidder number.

A Buyer's Premium of 15% applies, please bid accordingly! Items sell "as is, where is" with all faults.

Please read all terms and conditions below and on the next page. If you have ANY questions, please email Marilyn at marilyn@dmauctionsonline.com.

BE AWARE!! PLEASE COME TO THE PREVIEW! We do not presume ourselves to be experts and knowledgeable in all things or about all items and request that you do not presume that we are. While we endeavor to be as forthright as practical in our descriptions and generally include overall measurements, we do have public preview events where you can inspect/test items prior to purchase. Most items are used, so there are usually imperfections of some kind. An auction is not a retail store, sorry - we cannot offer refunds or returns. If you have any questions regarding our auctions, please inquire prior to making bid or purchase. Or, please come to the preview!

Notes: These whimsical designs are a delightful combination of both folk art and fine art. An antique collecting niche, Black Forest Carving is a sculptural art from in an alpine theme with woodland animals such as bears, deer, boar and dogs. Often, these animals are doing human-like activities like hiking, skiing, reading and smoking pipes, adding to their folksy charm. Swiss carvings such as these have been sculpted into forms such as bookends, humidors, clocks and furniture.
The forefather of Swiss Black Forest Carving was a man by the name of Christian Fisher. In the early 1800s he began creating and then selling his carvings of small woodland animals to visitors and tourists in the town of Brienz. His work became so popular, that soon he couldn’t keep up with demand and he recruited more young artists to develop and perfect the art form.
By 1843 the little town of Brienz, Switzerland was a destination for collectors of Black Forest Carvings. Owning these little carvings became a symbol of wealth and luxury and Victorian era tourists were fueling the popularity.
Furthering their appeal, Black Forest Carvings were on display at the Great Exhibition in London (1851), the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876), the Chicago Worlds Fair (1893) and the Exposition Universelle in Paris (1900). Black Forest Carvings soon became the main economic driver of the little town of Brienz.
In 1882, Black Forest Carving began to be used in furniture, creating a new genre of collectors. At its heyday, there were around 1300 carvers practicing the art. Today, there are around 60 to 100 Black Forest Carving craftsman, keeping this art form alive.

Anyone can browse the auction catalogs online, but you must register first in order to bid. While items have photographs and good-faith descriptions, you are responsible for your own inspection. Everything is sold as-is, where-is without warranties of any kind.

If you're a new bidder, click on "Register to Bid" at the top of any page of the auction, READ the terms and conditions, "Click Here to Continue the Registration Process" at the bottom of the page, fill in your information and check the box that you have read the terms & conditions, submit. You will receive a bidder number in your email within seconds. If you do not see an email from us, please check your spam or junk folder.

If you have registered on our website before then you still have a bidder number! If you can't remember your information please get a hold of us and we can help you.

Once you are registered you can start bidding! Click on the "Red" title of the auction that you would like to enter, scroll down to the "Categories" section. From here you can either click on the category that you're most interested or you can look at each item by clicking on "All Items". Page 1 will have items 1-50, page 2 will have items 51-100, etc. You can place your bid number and password on the bottom of any page to log in. Once logged in you can submit your bid next to each item on that page or place several bids then scroll to the bottom of the page to "submit" all bids.

Note that MAX BIDS are an optional features whereby you authorize the software to bid on your behalf up to a designated amount. Sometimes it functions as a tie-breaker: for example, if you enter a $10 current bid with a $100 maximum bid today, and someone else enters a $100 bid during the auction closing, it will award you the high bid since it was time-stamped first.

We also have a new feature and you are able to "Watch" items that you're interested in without bidding. Once you have logged in and are on the main page of the auction, scroll to the bottom and click on "Review Bids" tab. A page will come up with all the items that you have "watched" and have bid on. It's an easy way to keep track of the items you are interested in during the hectic time of the auction closing.

Make sure you're watching the auction when it closes! Many bids are entered at the last minute. Be sure to regularly refresh the page!

Once the auction has finished closing and all credit cards have been charged, you will receive a "Paid in Full" invoice in your email. Please either print this invoice or bring your cell phone with a copy of your receipt to removal. You MUST have a copy of your invoice to retrieve your winning items!

Terms: All Terms and Conditions apply. All items sell "As is-Where Is" with no warranties or guarantee and with all faults. A 15% buyers premium will be added to your total purchase, please bid accordingly!

Items in this auction close at a rate of 1 item every 2 minutes; Item 1 will end then 2 minutes later items 2 will end, 2 minutes later item 3, etc. If you and someone else are bidding on the same lot, then that lot will not close until someone has stopped bidding for 5 minutes. It is important for you to know that once the bidding has started to close, you will NOT receive outbid notices in your email. Please watch your items closely and REFRESH your page often!

This is a credit card only auction. All items are purchased using the credit card information used to register with. All credit card information must be accurate and complete. The address of the CC you register with MUST match the CC statement.

If you are buying a high-ticket item and would like to split payment between two credit cards please let us know before the auction ends. Send Marilyn a short email indicating 1)that you want to use two cards; and 2) how much you would like to charge to the card CURRENTLY on file. After we run the first amount, we'll ask you to update your bidder profile with the second cards information. Once you've done so send a second email saying it's okay to run it for the balance. Due to our fraud prevention policy, we cannot allow you to use more than two credit cards. Both cards must be issued to YOU.

We authorize credit cards prior to auction closing. We authorize $1 charge on all "winning" bidders accounts. It will credited back to your card within a few days. This is not a charge that we keep! We do this only to make sure all credit card information has been put in correctly or hasn't expired. This helps us on the auction closing day to take care of any issues with the credit cards before that time. If there are any issues (declines, address mismatches, etc.) we will email you right away so that you are able to EDIT your personal information on the website.

If you'd like to pay with cash or check (accompanied by a letter from your bank stating authorization of amount - ONLY) please contact Marilyn. Her email and phone number are below. Please note that you have to follow this procedure every time you want to pay cash. We cannot "flag" your profile to be a cash buyer.

All winning bidders must rely on their own labor, property insurance, packaging, boxes, wrapping, hand trucks, tools, and moving trucks or service AT THE REMOVAL.

If you cannot pickup your items on the day and time indicated please do not bid OR if you request removal of your purchases by another party or by shipping, please indicate so by emailing Marilyn A. Burns - marilyn@dmauctionsonline.com or by calling 406-570-3922 with your bidder number and name of the person removing your purchases from the auction site. Please note you have to follow this procedure every time you want to have items shipped. We cannot "flag" your profile to be a shipping customer. At your expense and by your request we will ship small items via UPS, USPS or Fedex, however we will NOT crate for shipment or deliver your items. We charge your credit card on file for shipping charges plus at least $12 for handling of items. Handling depends on labor costs to gather, wrap, and pack your items and to transport to a shipping center or post office.

If your items are not removed on our specified removal day and we have not been contacted with arrangements, they will be considered ABANDONED.

Thank you for your business! Call for more information 406-570-3922, Marilyn Burns.

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