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UPDATED November 2011



My name is Linda Payne, and I am the owner of this
Auction Company. I would like to share some information
about me and my commitment to you.

I have been actively buying and selling autographs and antiques for 20+ years, having published my first autograph catalog in August 1988. Selling autographs and collectibles is my ONLY full-time business....not a sideline or hobby!

I am dedicated to bringing you high quality, honestly described, authentically signed autographs and collectibles! My reputation speaks for itself!


I am looking for quality consignments from those of you who wish me to sell your items in my monthly online auction format. The consignment fee is 25% of the final realized price for each item up to $999.00. If your item sells for $1,000.00 or more, the consignment fee drops to 10%. The auction has no reserves set unless requested and then we must approve of your reserve before accepting the items. There is a postage, insurance fee for all items that are unsold and returned to you.  


  As Linda Payne Autographs is a secondary seller and not a sole seller we have found it necessary to take a firm stance on merchandise guarantees and returns. We allow all items sold, except for the Bargain Bin and/or Scratch and Dent category, as noted in the listings, where the sales are FINAL, to be returned within 15 days of receipt for a REFUND (less shipping costs). Any item not in the same condition as when sent will be promptly returned to you and refund denied. The item must be insured for the full purchase price. You must call us at 262-598-8477 or email us to get a return authorization. Without this authorization we will not accept your return. You must also include your sales receipt, or if you have bought many items, a copy of receipt with item circled will suffice. Once the item is received and we deem it's in the same condition and is the original item sent to you, we'll immediately issue you a refund using the same method you used to pay us, unless you wish a credit to use, without time limit, in any of our future autograph auctions. Many of our items offered are consignments - but please note that everything you see up for bids in the auctions are held here in our Racine, Wi. office and will be shipped directly from us to the high bidder. We personally inspect ALL items up for your consideration, to be sure of their authenticity before listing, so BID WITH CONFIDENCE! 

We feel the 15 days will constitute your inspection period to check for described damages and authenticity. All items will be sold by their detailed descriptions AS IS, with no further warranty expressed or implied. After the 15 days, Linda Payne Autographs and its consigners will NOT be liable or accept returns for any reason and the sale will be FINAL and BINDING.

As an auction house we are attempting to provide you, our customers, with a wide variety of wonderful items for your bidding consideration. We screen all autographs presented for authenticity to provide quality items. We will NEVER knowingly auction anything that we feel is not authentic or as described to you. Therefore, we feel our 15 day return policy gives you adequate time to rely upon your own knowledge and judgment concerning the purchase and whether it meets with your approval. It would not be listed if it didn't meet with ours, but all auction items are being sold "WHERE IS, AS IS." We provide quality, large scans of items offered and expect you, as a buyer, to examine these scans prior to bidding. BEFORE YOU BID make sure you are comfortable with the item's authenticity. Please do not bid, win the item and then ask questions before you decide to make payment. Remember, placing a bid in our auction is a legal and binding contract! Feel free to email us BEFORE BIDDING with any questions about an item or items you may have an interest in, and as mentioned, check out the images we provide to further help you in deciding if this is an item you want to bid on and/or purchase.  


Everything sold has a 5% buyers fee added onto the final sale price. We have found it necessary to implement this fee, and have kept it as low as possible, due to the rising costs of folks using credit cards, Paypal and our overhead for supplies, etc. which has grown tremendously over the years. Example - You purchase and win one autograph for $10.00. When you receive your winning bidder letter at close of auction, you MUST add the extra 5% or 50 cents onto the sale price making it $10.50. Then you figure your shipping/handling costs, postal insurance if USA order is $25 or higher and sales tax (if applicable). This will be the amount you send us for payment. All items won must be prepaid in full before we ship. NO APPROVAL OR CODS. In case of a return the 5% buyers fee is NOT REFUNDABLE. Personal checks are welcome but shipment may be delayed until check clears the bank up to 14 business days. We accept PAYPAL (user id for payment is lindapayneautographs@yahoo.com), VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER  to speed up your order processing!


If paying by mail send to - LINDA PAYNE SALES, 5024 NATURE TRL, RACINE, WI. 53403-4425.

Any questions? Phone Linda at 262-598-8477.

Note to Wisconsin Residents: 
5.1% Sales tax will be added to your order.

Autograph Abbreviations Used


We do not normally issue COA's with any item sold. We are acting as an auction venue for consigners and therefore our liability is limited to the 15 day return for cash or credit card refund as previously mentioned above. However, if you wish a company COA, please add $2.00 for EACH COA requested. This $2.00 amount is non-refundable in case of a return. 

On Returned Items Shipping Costs
Will Not Be Refunded.


 IMPORTANT! Please understand that we hold all items for 7 days from date of winning to receive payment. Your payment must reach us within that that time period or items may be sold to next person on winners list. Please send funds promptly to avoid disappointment or use Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card for immediate processing.

If we are unavailable and the voice mail service picks up your call, please leave your name, information about your winnings and if you wish, your credit card information. Be sure to speak slowly, include your name as it appears on your credit card, your billing address for the card, the card number, the 3 digit number on the reverse side and your telephone number in case we need to reach you.  If you have paid by credit card once, and you would like to use the same card again, no need to call; simply email us to use the card on file and we will ship your order out as soon as possible! PLEASE!!  For your own safety DO NOT PLACE YOUR FULL CREDIT CARD NUMBER OVER THE INTERNET unless you break the numbers and information up into 2 or 3 emails!!

Billing and Shipping  Information

All Items Sent Out Priority Mail via United States Postal Service within the 50 states, Fed-Ex if heavy or bulky to lower 48 USA states only and PRIORITY FLAT RATE INTERNATIONAL MAIL, PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL or First Class Air Mail for overseas customers. If USA resident, you MUST insure your order if it totals $25 or more. If under $25 it is optional but recommended as we are are not responsible once your package leaves our hands and is in the postal system. You will not be reimbursed by our company if your package is lost or damaged and you have chosen not to insure. If you live outside the USA, you are also responsible for all insurance costs in case of loss (see below for more information).

USA postage will be added 
to the cost of your item(s) as follows:
If your order fits in a flat rate priority USA mailing envelope add $7.25 plus insurance amount as noted in winning email letter.
All orders not fitting in a flat rate mailer we will box up and let you know the cost plus insurance which will vary according to dollar amount of sale. Please go to USPS.com to check the current insurance rates for total sale amount. Remember, this MUST be added in if the sale is $25 or over!

NOTE: On Bulky items such as records, books, etc.
add 75 cents extra 
for EACH ITEM ordered to the total shipping  cost, unless the item calls for another amount, which will be added to the auction listing description.

If you are a winner we will try to notify you no later than 48 hours after auction closing to inform you which items you have won and any applicable shipping charges. Please respond to our winners notice immediately with your payment method for fastest service! We do request you contact us within 3 days of receiving your winning bidder notice with payment information.

EXPRESS MAIL delivery extra. Rates will be advised. Foreign items will be shipped via PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE for $15.95 or $13.95 if Canadian (if heavier or larger size package higher amount will be charged) or 1st Class AIR MAIL, your choice or ours,  both are NOT INSURED AND SHIPPED AT YOUR RISK, or shipped registered/ insured  at extra cost depending on value of package. Contact us about insurance information if you are an international buyer.  If you choose NOT to insure your foreign package please understand Linda Payne and/or Linda Payne Sales is not liable for your loss.  To be safe please consider insuring your shipments. NOTE! We place the correct package contents and values on your international custom forms, so please be aware of this before bidding.


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