2014 New York Laws
GBS - General Business
Article 3 - (21 - 28) AUCTIONS AND AUCTIONEERS
25 - Records to be kept by auctioneers.
25. Records to be kept by auctioneers. Every auctioneer or person engaged in the business of selling goods at auction, whether acting in his own behalf or as the officer, agent or representative of another, shall, upon the receipt or acceptance by him of any goods for the purpose of sale at auction, and before offering the same or any part thereof for sale at auction, write or cause to be written in a book to be kept by him for the purpose, the name and address of the person who employed him to sell such goods at auction, the name and address of the person for whose benefit, behalf or account such goods are to be sold at auction; the name and address of the person from whom such auctioneer received or accepted such goods; the name and address of the person who was the owner, the authorized agent of the owner or the consignor of such goods immediately prior to the receipt or acceptance for the purpose of sale at auction of the same by such auctioneer; the location, with street and number, if any, of such goods immediately prior to the receipt or acceptance of the same by such auctioneer for the purpose of sale at auction; the date of the receipt or acceptance by such auctioneer of such goods for the purpose of sale at auction; the place, with street and number, if any, in which such goods are to be held, kept or stored until sold or offered for sale at auction; the place, with street and number, if any, in which such goods are to be sold or offered for sale at auction; a description of such goods, the quantity thereof and the distinctive marks thereon, if any; the terms and conditions upon which such auctioneer receives or accepts such goods for sale at auction. The expression "goods" as used in this section signifies any goods, wares, works of art, commodity, compound or thing, chattels, merchandise or personal property which may be lawfully kept or offered for sale, but shall not include goods damaged at sea or by fire and sold or to be sold for the benefit of the owners, insurers or for the account of whom it may concern or goods sold by virtue of judicial decree. The word "person" as used in this section includes a corporation, joint-stock association or copartnership. Nothing herein shall apply to the sale of real property at auction. The foregoing records shall be in addition to any other records required to be kept pursuant to the uniform commercial code.
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