That's a good question - we have not delayed payment to consignors in the December sale, and will not for the February or May auctions. We're glad you asked so it could be addressed for everyone.
Our last conversations with New York State DEC made it clear they are navigating a new law with unintended consequences and unclear intentions. I don't mean to suggest we send them flowers in sympathy (!) but I mention it as a glimpse into their delays.
We've offered bidders in December and February the options of 1) receiving their bows without tips and a $150 credit, 2) letting us coordinate a new (legal) tip on their behalf before shipment asap, or 3) electing to delay their own shipments until NYS may issue a license.
This is as pressing as ever to us. We plan to provide clear information and updates before the fine May sale begins, and I invite anyone to contact me with general or specific questions. I'll share whatever I know.
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