Music Memorabilia Auctions
Closes December 08, 2013 at 2:00pm
or 10 minutes after the last bid
Rockin'Holiday Auction 2013
The Rockin' Holiday Auction
rock, pop and metal music
from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s!
Auction is Live!
Bid Dates: December 1- 8, 2013
Auction Rules / FAQs
& HELPFUL HINTS
On behalf of the entire Backstage
we wish to extend a Texas sized welcome
to our annual Rockin'
. This years clearance auction is sure
to light up your holiday season by giving you access to
memorabilia that has been marked down 75% off from the original list price
So do a little shopping for yourself and pick up a stocking
stuffer or two for you and that someone special.
The auction catalog features an awesome list of Headliner
including Aerosmith, April wine, Bay City
Rollers, The Beatles, Boston, David Bowie, Eric Clapton,
Cream, CSN, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan,
Eagles, Eddie Money, Elvis, Genesis, Grateful Dead, Michael
Jackson / Jackson 5, Jefferson Airplane / Starship, Jethro
Tull, Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, Loverboy, Meat Loaf, Ted
Nugent, Parliament Funkadelic, Pink Floyd, Queen, The Rolling
Stones, Santana, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Steve Vai, Van
Halen, The Who, Willie Nelson, and YES ...just to name a
And of course the Musicians / Bands A - Z
is equally impressive and should not be
This years clearance auction covers a wide range of Type of
- including autographed items, rare
recording reels, acetates & test pressings, vinyl, vintage
concert posters and handbills, tickets & passes, vintage
concert t-shirts, limited edition photos, slides and
negatives, press kits - complete with releases and photos, all
kinds of ephemera, vintage magazines, RIAA record awards
as well as lots featuring a nice selection of miscellaneous
There are over 750 auction
lots featured in the auction and all are "priced to move at 75% off"
the original list price. In fact over 600 auction lots have an
opening bid price of LESS THAN
Wow - now that ROCKS!
We have extended our Auction Preview
to give everyone a
chance to check out all the awesome lots and start their VIP
Tracking/Bid List. So, if you start your auction preview
(before the Thanksgiving holiday) you should
be ready when the bidding goes live on December 1st.
you have any questions or need help at anytime please feel free
to contact us - we are always happy to provide personal
On behalf of the entire Backstage
Auctions Crew, we wish you a rockin' great holiday season!
Backstage Auctions Crew
*BIDDING START TIME: The
auction will open for
bidding starting Sunday, December 1st.
*REGISTRATION: If you
are not already REGISTERED,
please sign up early (to get that part of the
administration out of the way). Once you have completed
the registration you will receive a password via email
in order for you to "log in" for the first time. If you
do not receive your Registration Confirmation Email,
first check your "Junk or Spam Folder" and if you still
didn't receive it, please contact us and one of our
staff members will be happy to assist you. Now, once you
have logged in you can change your password to something
that you will better remember by simply going to the "My
Account". We also recommend that you take a few minutes
and familiarize yourself with the AUCTION RULES
section, which can be found under the 'Resources' tab on
our site. This section will help you understand all of
the "mechanics" of how
our auctions operate, i.e. buyers premium, payment
options and shipping.
*VIEWING LOTS: You
can locate and view auction items by utilizing the CATEGORIES listed
directly in the upper
left frame of this page. Items can be accessed
and viewed by selecting either ARTISTS, TYPE OF ITEM OR
DECADE. There may be items that are
listed in several categories, so we recommend utilizing
the AUCTION SEARCH
function which can be found in the right frame of each
auction page. The AUCTION
SEARCH function will help you find pieces
related to a specific band or musician or finding a lot
by the lot number.
*MY VIP ACCESS:
You can manage all of your bidding and
tracking activity in your MY VIP section. Once you have
successfully logged in with your VIP Credentials
(user name and password), placed your bids or simply
identified items to track you can click on the MY VIP
laminate to view updates on those lots of interest.
Unlike most online auctions, there is no need to refresh your browser
to see the most recent activity on a lot you are
watching or even bidding on.
- The MY VIP page updates automatically every few
seconds, so just sit back and keep an eye on
the numbers. And "yes"..it's
you clicking the refresh button in your
- When you are outbid on an
item, a sound will
alert you and the item will be highlighted for a short
amount of time.
- The MY VIP section allows you to track items, bid on
items you are tracking, increase your bids
or even increase
your max bids and will automatically update
all of your personal auction activity.
- Once you have identified all the
items you want to track and bid, the rest is easy and
best of all you won't have to waste time digging
through the site just to place a bid...just
any easier than that!
*AUCTION CLOSE PROCESS:
On Sunday, December
8th at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York
City Time) the official start of the auction close
process will begin. Our system will begin a 10 minute countdown close.
What this means is that EVERY AUCTION LOT will
REMAIN OPEN (even
after the official 2:00 PM EST close process begins)
for periods of 10
minutes until such time that no additional
online, phone or fax bids are placed on any single item.
Our auctions are NOT at
all like eBay - so please note that every
single item will remain open during the close process.
PLEASE NOTE: Our auctions will remain open and
continue past the close time for several hours. Take
advantage of placing your maximum bids or changing
your existing maximum bid on the items you are
interested in and keep an eye on those items as the
auction begins to close as it will not close
immediately at 2:00 pm EST. For more
information and assistance on how our "Auction End"
process works, please see our Auction Rules
located in the "Resources"
tab on our site. Alternatively, give us a call and one
of our crew members will be happy to walk you through
how the close process works.
CLOSES: All winning bidders will receive an
immediate email confirmation of the items they won when
the auction officially closes. Final invoices (including
buyers premium (18%) and shipping costs) will be sent
out by close of
business Thursday. For items that require
special shipping services, a member of the Backstage
Auctions crew will contact you directly to make special
AUCTION ITEMS: In the event that an item does
not sell during the auction, our consignors may elect to
place their items in the online store for direct
purchase. The price of the auction lot will be adjusted
to reflect an appropriate "buy it now" price and in most
cases this means that the price will be higher than the
opening bid price. There is no guarantee that
any or all unsold item(s) will be made available after
the auction ends.
we aim to be as precise and complete as possible with
our descriptions. That said, human error is always a
possibility and we encourage you to ask questions and
make inquiries on any piece that you are interested in
prior to placing your bid. All auction descriptions ARE
QUALIFIED STATEMENTS OF OPINION AND NOT REPRESENTATIONS
AUCTION RULES /
POLICIES / FAQ'S
Auction End: At the designated official auction end
time our system will begin a 10 minute countdown for a hard
close. What this means is that the auction will remain open
(even after the official end time) for periods of 10 minutes
until such time no additional online, phone or fax bids are
placed on any single item.
Disputes, Rights and Disclaimers
If an auction is scheduled to begin the close process at 2:00
PM EST our software will automatically begin the countdown at
the specified time and the auction will continue to remain
OPEN until there is no longer bidding activity ON ANY AUCTION
LOT. All lots will remain open.
EXAMPLE: If a bidder places a bid at 2:25 PM EST
then the system clock will reset the close and start counting
down again for another 10 minutes for the ENTIRE auction and
not just that individual auction LOT. If there are no
additional bids placed between 2:25 PM – 2:35 PM the entire
auction will end at 2:15 PM EST. However, if a different
bidder places a bid on another item during that time, then the
system clock will reset the close and start counting down
again for another 10 minutes for the ENTIRE auction and not
just that individual auction LOT.
Our experience has been that an auction will continue to
stay OPEN several hours beyond the start of the close
process. On average our previous auctions have remained open
until 4 hours beyond 2:00 PM EST.
During the countdown close phase, if you are bidding on an
item but were outbid and decided that you have reached the
maximum you are willing to pay on that particular item can you
still place a bid on another item? YES! You can...simply place
your new bid during the 10 minute countdown on any new item,
even if you haven't previously bid on that item before! How
great is that!
If you want to eliminate the stress factor all together,
simply place your absolute maximum bid on items that you
simply can’t live without. Please note that after placing your
maximum bid, you can increase your maximum bid if necessary at
any time during the auction.
This auction close process eliminates the fear of being outbid
by a last second bidders and gives everyone an opportunity to
place their final bid. All is fair in love and rock and
Hammer Price: Final sales price of an auction lot.
Buyers Premium: Fee added to each winning bid on an
auction lot, this is a standard practice in the auction
Winner Notification: You will be personally notified
via email after the auction ends on each and every item for
which you are the winning bidder. We will be working hard to
process invoices in the days following the auction. This
notification is not your invoice, this is simply a
notification of sale.
Invoice: You will receive an invoice for your item(s)
which will include the cost of each item, the buyer's premium,
shipping and handling cost, and sales tax if applicable. You
can also print a copy of your final invoice, which will be
posted in your online account once the invoices are posted.
Invoices will be sent within 72 hours after the close of the
Managing your Account: Once you have received your
final invoice, you can log into to your account to view your
order, the status of your order and print the Backstage
Buyer's Premium (Updated): There will be a
buyer's premium added to each winning bid on an auction lot.
The PREMIUM retained by us and payable by the purchaser EQUAL
TO OR NOT TO EXCEED twenty percent (20%) of the hammer price.
A winning bid is a contractual obligation and cannot be
withdrawn. See Conditions of Sale Policy.
Shipping Costs: WE ONLY SHIP VIA FEDEX ECONOMY
GROUND. Lots are shipped within 48 hours of receipt of
cleared funds. Shipping charges reflect professional packing
service, materials, shipping cost, full insurance, tracking
services and signature required delivery for all items won and
purchased. We DO NOT use a third party packing service, we
pack and ship all items in house which saves the buyer money
AND eliminates the burden on the buyer to coordinating their
own shipping. Items that are defined over sized by the
shipping industry (larger than a 12 x 12 x 12 box) or oddly
shaped will have a higher shipping rate from the carrier
because of the dimensions, as the shipping rate will be
determined using a dimensional weight (size & weight).
Because of insurance requirements, we will only ship through
commercial carriers. WE DO NOT SHIP ANY ITEMS WITHIN THE
UNITED STATES USING THE USPS (UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE).
Items may be collected in person with prior approval and
payment must be received and cleared prior to picking up the
International Shipping Costs: We do not ship any
international orders using the USPS FIRST CLASS Mail
service. ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED EITHER PRIORITY OR EXPRESS
WITH TRACKING AND SIGNATURE - NO EXCEPTIONS. If
the parcel exceeds the USPS size or weight maximum then the
parcel will be shipped via FEDEX or DHL International Economy
Special Note - International Customers: The USPS no
longer offers an "surface or economy" shipping service that
provides tracking and delivery confirmation to international
locations. We recognize that most countries still provide a
economy (non air) service - but the USPS has eliminated this
service for packages shipped from the US. All items shipped to
international locations must use a service that provides
electronic tracking and delivery services if payment is made
by any form of electronic payment, ie. Paypal, Bank
Minimum Shipping Cost: Each order carries a minimum
shipping charge of $15.00 ($10.00 and a
minimum $5.00 handling charge per box). If the parcel
is classified to be over sized by the common shipping carrier
the minimum handling charge will be applied at a rate of
$10.00 per over sized box used in packaging the order.
Sales Tax: Backstage Auctions, Inc. shall collect 8.25%
sales tax for any items delivered in Texas. Texas bidders who
claim tax exempt status from the sale or use tax charges must
deliver a properly executed exemption certificate before the
auction. Bidders agree to indemnify and hold harmless
Backstage Auctions, Inc. from any such tax and liability.
Foreign Duty/Taxes/Insurance: International orders will
be declared at the full invoice amount, with NO
exceptions. Buyer is responsible for all duty and customs
charges.Each package will be insured for the value
stated on the invoice for each piece packed in a single box.
In the event that the parcel is returned due to refusal of
payment of duty or taxes in the local region or the post
office was unable to deliver and recipient was not available
to accept delivery, buyer is responsible for additional
shipping costs to reship the parcel. WE DO NOT SHIP ANY
ITEM TO ANY INTERNATIONAL LOCATION USING FIRST CLASS POST.
ALL ITEMS ARE SHIPPED EITHER PRIORITY OR EXPRESS WITH
TRACKING AND SIGNATURE - NO EXCEPTIONS. If the parcel
exceeds the USPS size or weight maximum then the parcel will
be shipped via FEDEX International Economy service.
Export: Items sold at auction may be subject to laws
governing export from the United States and import
restrictions of foreign countries. You are responsible for
familiarizing yourself with relevant customs regulations prior
to bidding and for securing all required export or import
licenses in the event you request than an item be shipped
outside of the United States. The denial of any license or any
delay in obtaining licenses shall neither justify the
rescission of any sale nor delay nor making full payment for
Payment Methods: Money Orders, Wire Transfers (fee's
may apply), PayPal*(see limit below) or Cashier's Checks.
Absolutely NO Personal Checks, Cash Payments, BidPay or
Western Union payments will be accepted. Business or
personal checks will be accepted but will require pre-approval
and will require a clearing period before an order is shipped.
In the event that a check is returned, the buyer is
responsible for all fees associated with the returned check.
Unless prior arrangements are made, all invoices must be
paid within 7 days. No special arrangements are
available without the PRIOR approval of our credit department.
Orders that are not paid within 7 days will be subject to late
fees, storage fees and collection process.
Paypal Limits: Invoices not exceeding $1,000.00 may be
paid with a confirmed Paypal account. Shipping address must be
the same as indicated on the Paypal payment.
Bank Wire Transfers: A fee of $15.00 USD will be
applied to all domestic wire payments and a fee of $45.00 USD
will be applied to all international wire payments.
Payment Received: We will ship your item(s) once funds
have cleared. You will receive an electronic confirmation
along with the shipping tracking number when we ship your
Documents: We guarantee the authenticity of each item
we sale. On occasion and if our client has made available,
you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the
musician or industry professional for an auction lot.
Please note that there may be auction lots that contain items
where a COA is not applicable, necessary or available.
Only one certificate is issued for each auction lot and
replacements will not be issued.
Returns: ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NO RETURNS ARE
ACCEPTED. Bidders are encouraged to ask questions prior
to bidding. All items are sold as described and "AS IS" with
no representation or warranty of any kind. We recognize that
sometimes there are rare instances in which a refund is
appropriate. A restocking fee of 15% will be charged and the
buyers premiums will not be refunded. Please ask questions
prior to placing a bid or making a purchase. ABSOLUTELY NO
RETURNS ON RECORDED MATERIAL OF ANY KIND, PHOTOGRAPHIC
SLIDES, NEGATIVES, POSTERS, EPHEMERA, ETC. ALL SAEES ARE
: See Policies