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Auction Hammer


  • How Often Are The Auctions?
    Our auctions are held every 5 to 6 weeks on a Monday. Catalogues are available on our website to view or download and a printed catalogue is available at The Auction Rooms during open viewing. Each auction has approximately 600 lots in the sale and the auctioneer goes through approximately 70 lots per hour.
  • When Can I View The Lots In The Auction?
    The sale can be viewed in person during our open viewing. We are open for viewing during the week before the sale day. Viewing is open to the public on Thursday from 10am to 5pm, Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday from 12pm to 5pm and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm before the day of the auction. All lots will be available to view online 10 days before the sale. You can view each lot on our Easy Live Auction page. If you need more information on a particular lot we can carry out a detailed condition report and send it to you along with additional photographs.
  • How Do I Bid In Your Auction?
    Bidding In Person You can come to The Auction Rooms and bid in person. You must provide your name, address, phone number, email address and ID. Please come in to register at reception at least 1 hour before the lot you are interested in is up for sale. The auctioneer sells approximately 70 lots per hour. Bidding Live Online You can register to bid online through Easy Live Auction Prior to bidding online, you will need to register an account with Easy Live Auction. They offer 2 registration options. Option 1 is a flat rate of £3 or Option 2 is a 3% commission on top of our commission of 18% plus VAT of 23% for bidding with Ushers. Commission / Absentee Bidding If you cannot attend or do not wish to bid online you can leave a bid with us. You can fill out a bid form, noting the lot number, description and maximum amount you wish to bid, along with your name, address, phone number and email. We would recommend leaving a plus 1 bid on top of your maximum bid. This will give you a better chance of leaving a successful bid. We will be on hand to advise you if required. During the auction, we will then bid on your behalf, taking into account any reserve or other bids left with us. Telephone Bidding We can call you to bid live on the telephone during the auction. This service is offered for lots valued at over €100. We will call you approximately 5 lots beforehand. Please ensure you are available to answer the phone. Buyer’s Premium Commission for any successful bid is 18% plus VAT (currently 23%) on top of the hammer price. For example: If the hammer price is €100, you pay a commission of €18 + €4.14 VAT. This gives you a total invoice price of €122.14.
  • What Is a Timed Auction?
    With a timed auction, you must leave or make bids online only. We are unable to take absentee/commission bids or phone bids on your behalf. You must create an account with or login to an existing account and register for the timed auction. Registration Fee: our online bidding platform have an internet surcharge of 3% plus vat on the hammer price. There is NO £3.00 flat fee option available for timed auctions. Once a bid is placed during a timed auction it cannot be retracted. Maximum bids left can be reduced to a lower amount, however, your current bid will remain if you are the highest bidder at that time.
  • How Do I Pay?
    You can pay by card, bank draft, bank transfer or cash. In the instance that the cash transaction is greater than €500 the buyer must complete a cash origin form. This is a requirement of the Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA). We will have this form available for you to fill in. All invoices will be made out to the name and address provided at the time of registration.
  • When Can I Collect?
    You can collect your lots once they are paid for in full. This includes all items successfully bought online,in person at the auction,via a commission/absentee bid or a telephone bid. We ask that all items purchased are paid for and collected within 5 days of the sale. Uncollected items are left at the buyers' risk. As we are constantly taking in new stock and have very limited storage,any uncollected items left after a 10 day grace period will accrue a storage charge of 10% of the invoice total.
  • Do You Deliver?
    We don’t offer a delivery service. However, we can give you some recommendations for experienced and competitively priced local, national and international couriers. For smaller items, we can pack and post them to you. We generally use An Post for any postage required. Let us know if you need it and we can get a price for you. Please note we do not ship large dinner services. We kindly ask that you arrange collection. For our non-EU clients please note that any import duty, tariff or VAT on delivery is not covered in our commission and is the responsibility of the purchaser.
  • Auction Conditions
    1. Subject to the absolute discretion of the Auctioneer, the highest bidder to be the purchaser and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the dispute may be settled by the Auctioneer or the lot so in dispute may immediately be put up and resold. 2. Ample opportunity is given for inspection and each purchaser by making a bid for a lot acknowledges that they have satisfied themselves fully before bidding by inspection. All lots sold “As Found”. 3. The lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine or authentic or not, with all fault and errors of description at the buyer’s expense and risk immediately from the close of the sale. The Auctioneer not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of, or any default or defect in any lot and make no warranty whatever. 4. The goods remain on the premises at the purchaser’s risk from the fall of the hammer and shall be taken with all imperfections, damage or errors of description. Purchasers are deemed to have thoroughly inspected each lot prior to the sale and the Auctioneer does not give any warranty or guarantee whatsoever. 5. Goods left on the premises by the purchaser or the vendor, are left at their own risk and the Auctioneer reserves the right to charge for storage. 10% of the total invoice or reserve price will be charged per week. 6. All goods accepted for Auctions remain at the owner’s risk. 7. The Auctioneer reserves the right to control the bidding and the right to refuse to take any bid. 8. All prospective buyers by making a bid for any of the lots advertised in the catalogue acknowledge that their attention has been drawn to these conditions of sale and that they are bound by them. 9. Purchasers shall give their bidding number after the sale of each lot and shall arrange for the removal of same at their own expense of the lots so purchased on the delivery day stated, without causing damage to either the premises or other lots. Any lots not so collected may be resold by the Auctioneer and any deposits forfeited. 10. The Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the vendor in the case of a reserve, and lots may be withdrawn, divided or grouped at the Auctioneer’s discretion. 11. ONLINE BIDDING We offer an online bidding service via for bidders who cannot attend the sale. Please note that any lots purchased via the auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price or, no commission for internet bidding if the ‘Flat Fee’ has been chosen at registration. We will not be responsible for errors or failures executing bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by a loss of internet connection by either party, a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or a breakdown or problems with a user’s internet connection, computer or system. 12. Payments may be made by card, in cash, or banker’s draft made payable to Usher Auctions. No third party cheques. Purchaser’s to pay Auctioneers Fees of 18% plus VAT of 23% on the fee only on top of the hammer price.
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