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INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1954
the estate of a decedent who was not engaged in the business of selling like articles. In the case of articles so sold, the auctioneer or other agent shall be considered the "person who sells at retail." SEC. 4003. EXEMPTIONS. (a) SPECIFIC AETICLES.—The
tax imposed by section 4001 shall not apply to any article used for religious purposes, to siu-gical instruments, to watches designed especially for use by the blind, to frames or mountings for spectacles or eye-glasses, to a fountain pen, mechanical pencil, or smokers' pipe if the only parts of the pen, the pencil, or the pipe which consist of precious metals are essential parts not used for ornamental purposes, or to buttons, insignia, cap devices, chin straps, and other devices prescribed for use in connection with the uniforms of the armed forces of the United States. (b) CERTAIN AUCTION SALES.—
(1) In the case of an auction sale held at the home of a person whose articles are being sold, any taxable article (as defined in paragraph (2)) of such person sold by the auctioneer shall be exempt from the tax imposed by section 4001 except to the extent that the price for which such article is sold, when added to the sum of the sale prices of all other taxable articles of such person previously sold at the same auction, exceeds $100. (2) For the purposes of this subsection— (A) the term "taxable article" means an article which, by reason of section 4002 and without regard to the exemption provided in paragraph (1), is taxable under section 4001 when sold at auction; and (B) in the case of articles of a decedent sold on behalf of the legal representative of his estate, an auction sale held at the home of such decedent shall be considered as "held at the home of a person whose articles are being sold".