The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or affect the following:
   A.   Persons acting pursuant to an order of a court of competent jurisdiction;
   B.   Persons acting in accordance with powers and duties as public officials;
   C.   Duly licensed auctioneers selling at auctions; and
   D.   Charitable organizations or persons when the proceeds from the sale are used directly for charitable purposes and the goods or articles are not sold on a consignment basis. (1985 Code § 9-411)