FEBRUARY IRISH ART AUCTION

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Buying at Gormley's Art Auctions

Buyers Premium

The buyer shall pay the auctioneer a commission of 18% of the hammer price. VAT is payable only on the commission at the prevailing rate. 
 

Bidding Increments

Bidding increments will be as follows: 0-200 by 10, 200-500 by 20, 500-1300 by 50 and over 1300 by 100, however the auctioneer can deviate from this at his discretion.

Buying Online

Gormley's Art Auctions do not charge any additional fees for purchasing online. We do ask however that all customers pay particular attention to our payment and collection terms. If buying online it is the purchasers responsibility to make sure that they have satisfied themselves with the condition of the lot and if applicable any frame it may have.

We offer two forms of online bidding; pre auction bidding and live auction bidding. Both require you to register at http://www.gormleysartauctions.com/pg_reg.asp

Pre Auction Bidding

This feature allows customers to place bids on any lots before the auction starts. You will be asked to enter your maximum bid with the highest amount you would be willing to pay for the item. Gormley's Art Auctions will automatically raise your bid only as much as is needed for you to remain the high bidder. This means that you may win an item for less than your maximum bid, but you can also be outbid if someone else enters a higher maximum bid. Your maximum bid will not be disclosed.

If you are the first person to place a bid you will be asked to enter a minimum bid unless the item is unreserved. The minimum bid will always be lower than or at the reserve. Once you have entered your maximum bid you can increase it at any stage up until 30 minutes before the start of the auction.

If you maximum bid matches that of an in room bidder, precedence will go to the in-room bidder. It is often the case that winning bids are odd amounts. Therefore by placing a bid of 1,100 you are much more likely to win than placing a bid of 1,000

Live auction bidding

This feature allows customers to bid on each lot in the same manner as someone in the room would. Lots are offered for sale in numerical order as they appear in the catalogue and on our website according to their lot number.

There is no maximum bid when using this feature; the only option is the next pre assigned bid. Bidding increments will be as follows: 0-200 by 10, 200-500 by 20, 500-1300 by 50 and over 1300 by 100, however the auctioneer can deviate from this at his discretion and this will be reflected in the next available bid.

Once a bid has been place it will have to be approved. If another online bid of the same amount is entered precedence will go to the bid first submitted and any unsuccessful bidder will be asked to bid again. If your bid is accepted you will be notified that you are the current highest bidder, if you are out bid you will have the option to bid again and if you win the lot you will be notified that you have won.

When viewing the auction online you will see the “Fair Warning” notice appearing on each lot, this denotes that that the lot is about to sell. Once this notice appears you will typically only have a few seconds to place your bid. Please not any bids that are received after the fall of the hammer will not be accepted.

Live Telephone Bidding

You must pre-register for this service indicating the lot or lots you wish to bid on and give a telephone number (preferably a fixed land line) where we can reach you at the time of sale. We will telephone you in advance of the lot going under the hammer.  As the number of telephone lines are limited, early booking is essential. Please contact the office to reserve a line. This service is subject to the number of telephone lines available to us at the time of the sale and is at our discretion.

Payment

All purchases must be paid for within 7 calendar days of the sale. Goods will only be released upon clearance through the bank of all monies due. We accept all major credit or debit cards, cash, cheque or bank transfer. We charge a 2% surcharge for the use of credit cards.

Collection

Collection of purchases is at the responsibility of the buyer. We are happy to assist the buyer with collection in our Omagh, Belfast or Dublin offices; however goods remain at the buyers risk from the fall of the hammer.

Purchases may be collected during and up to 11pm on the day of the sale, on location. Alternatively we can arrange for collection in any of our offices located in Omagh, Dublin and Belfast. Please note if you wish to collect from one of our offices it may take a number of days for the items to arrive for collection. You will be notified when the paintings are available for collection and all items must be collected within 7 calendar days of notification or a storage charge will be levied.

Regardless of collection all items must be paid in full within 7 calendar days.

Packaging and shipping is available at the purchasers’ expense. For a quote please contact us. International and priority shipping can be facilitated.


Artist’s Resale Rights

Northern Ireland

Artist’s resale rights are applicable to all works of a living artists and artists who are deceased less than 70 years  that reach a hammer price over 1,000 at a rate of up to 4%.*.

Republic of Ireland

Artist’s resale rights are applicable to all works of a living artists and artists who are deceased less than 70 years that reach a hammer price over 3,000 at a rate of up to 4%.*

*Artists resale rights vary on the following scale:


Percentage

Resale price (Euros €)

4.00%

Up to 50,000

3.00%

Between 50,000.01 and 200,000

1.00%

Between 200,000.01 and 350,000

0.50%

Between 350,000.01 and 500,000

0.25%

In excess of 500,000