Auction results are available at cowans.com on the day of the sale.
Invoices for successful bidders are emailed or mailed to successful bidders within 72 hours after close of auction.
Payment is due upon receipt of your invoice. Cowan’s accepts cash, check, wire transfer, ACH payment, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Please note, a 2% surcharge will be assessed to credit card transactions.
Successful bidders are charged a buyer’s premium, an additional percentage added to the hammer (winning) price.
Total purchase price = hammer price + buyer’s premium. The buyer’s premium from one auction may differ from the buyer’s premium of another.
All sales to Ohio residents are subject to a state sales tax, unless the buyer provides a valid vendor resale certificate.
Auctions in Cincinnati are subject to a 7% sales tax, while our Cleveland auction are subject to an 8% sales tax.
Unlike many auction companies, Cowan’s offers a full service shipping department. Shipping costs are added to your invoice.
We typically ship 7 – 14 days after payment has been received.
Cowan’s ships via UPS or FedEx.
To ensure safe delivery of the property we sell, successful bidders are required to pay for insurance and handling as part of the shipping charges.
If you’d like a shipping estimate in advance of the auction, contact email@example.com or call 513-871-1670, ext. 219.
We are also happy to work with your preferred shipper. As we incur handling and packaging expenses with outside shippers, you will be charged a handling fee.