Children’s Illustrators Auction

Policies and FAQs

General | Bidding | Payment | Shipping and Handling | Art FAQs | Acknowledgements | Landing Page


  • The auction will be from Wednesday December 1st at 8:00pm [ET] and end promptly on Wednesday December 8th at 8:00pm [ET].
  • This auction will be held online on eBay. Information on illustrators and their art is on the Friends of the Ashland Public Library website now and is for promotion purposes only!
  • If you win an auction (or two ☺), you will have 24 hours to pay for your winning bid. If payment is not made, or we do not hear from you, the art will go to the 2nd highest bidder — No exceptions.
  • Once you’ve paid, we will send your art out within a week. We will contact you if there are any delays.
  • All sales are final. No refunds will be available on items shipped.
  • Your information will not be used for any purpose other than this auction. We will not sell or share any personal information gathered  for this auction.
  • You can choose to join the Ashland Public Library email list if you are interested — we’d love to have you. This list is also not shared but used to inform interested parties about APL programs and updates only.


  • All bidders must register with eBay. There is no fee to register. This will allow you to bid and receive emails that confirm bids, being outbid and for winning auction items. This will also let us know that you are truly a human.
  • When registering, you will be required to submit your mailing address.
  • All auctions will begin on Wednesday December 1st at 8:00pm [ET] and end promptly on Wednesday December 8th at 8:00pm [ET].
  • You may leave a ‘maximum’ bid of how much you are willing to pay for an item. This will go up in increments specified in the particular auction as others try to outbid you. You will receive an email if someone outbids your maximum.
  • Bidding Increments will be increased as price of item increases  — these increases are determined by eBay:
    ◦ $1 – $99 = $1 increment
    ◦ $100 – $249 = $2.50 increments
    ◦ $250 and up = $5 increments


  • If you win an auction on December 8th, you will have 24 hours to post payment to receive your item. If payment is not posted or we do not hear from you to make arrangements, the item will go to the 2nd highest bidder. No exceptions.

Shipping and Handling

  • Shipping and handling will be added at the end of the auction. These charges can be viewed in each auction
  • Shipping Information:
    ◦ Art with or without books: $15 flat rate
    ◦ (Shipping can be combined if you win more than one auction – contact the library before paying!)
    ◦ We will ship domestically to the 50 United States.
  • Items can also be picked up by the winning bidder at the library for free. If you would prefer this method, please contact the library at the conclusion of the auction. You will need to show ID to pick up art at the library.
  • All art/books will be shipped via UPS or USPS with a tracking number. Art will be placed in weatherproof mailers.
  • Disclaimer: we will do what we can to ship out promptly at the conclusion of the auction by priority mail. But, we cannot be responsible for shipping delays and we ask for your patience if shipping takes longer than anticipated.

Art FAQs

  • All art was photographed or scanned by library personnel. It is NOT an exact replica of the work, although a fair reproduction. You are bidding on the description of the work, the images are for reference only.
  • All art is in the condition in which it was donated. All art is in good condition but the library cannot be held responsible for damage incurred during transfer from the library to the winning bidder. All effort will be made, though, to package securely.
  • Many of the auction items come with signed books. If there is a book with the art, that will be specified in the description of the item.


  • Lisa Wood, who spent countless hours creating the landing pages, creating most of our graphics and finding distinctive ways to showcase the artwork – as a Volunteer! And, of course, The Friends of the Ashland Library, who support all of our endeavors.
  • Nick Bialzik who helped with so many aspects of the auction – we couldn’t have done it without him.
  • The great staff at the Ashland Public Library who have cheerfully supported this endeavor, in addition to their regular library work, from the very beginning.
  • The Library Board of Trustees for all of their support and excitement for this initiative and so many others.
  • Ashland Town Officials – The Select Board, Michael Herbert and Jenn Ball our Town Manager and Assistant Town Manager, Members of the a variety of town departments.
  • Ashwika Vuppala and Lainey Earley who helped with the art details. Karen Leese for helping with photographing all of the art in one marathon session!
  • Ashland community members and APL library patrons who continually support our little library – we love our community!

Landing Page

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