An email from AuctionZip –
Thank you for contacting AuctionZip.
I understand you have a question why we all banning us from advertising our auctions that have guns in them.
At Invaluable, we pride ourselves on operating with a strong set of values. We maintain guidelines to ensure that we are promoting high levels of trust, respect and adherence to the law in keeping with our company’s mission.
As such, we recently evolved Invaluable’s policy toward hate-related materials to add additional detail, clarity and scope. This policy is now part of Invaluable’s Marketplace Standards. Prohibited items under our Marketplace Standards include the following:
Nazi, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan or White supremacist memorabilia in all forms All Class III weapons
“Assault-style” semi-automatic rifles
Please note, this will not prevent an entire catalog from loading and the policy will only impact relevant lots on Invaluable and AuctionZip. These items will still appear on Connect sites when they are uploaded.
Effective June 7, 2018, online bidding will be disabled for any specific items in violation of this policy on Invaluable and AuctionZip. For comprehensive guidelines surrounding Invaluable Marketplace Standards, visit our resource hub.
Why these items?
While Invaluable understands that some artifacts represent important periods of human history, including those plagued by great injustices, we believe items from these eras should be preserved for study in museums and not sold on our marketplace.
In light of recent events in the U.S., Invaluable will no longer allow “assault-style” semi-automatic rifles to be sold on our marketplace. The same standards and guidelines will apply to Class III weapons as defined and regulated by the National Firearms Act. Likewise, Invaluable will not support the sale of bump stocks, which are designed to use the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire like a fully automatic weapon, after they were effectively banned by the U.S. Justice Department earlier this year.
Invaluable is also prohibiting the sale of rhino horn. Rhinos are protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act and under The Conventions of International Trade in Endangered Species. In the U.S., it is illegal to import or export rhino parts and products or engage in interstate commerce in those items.
We thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Customer Care team by emailing email@example.com.
Maureen Via De Leon
Customer Care Representative
North America 617-746-9800
Europe +44 (0) 1983 559 850
Australia + 61-2- 8310 4003