Important Information for Purchasers

The sale is subject to the ‘Terms & Conditions of Sale’ as listed online and accepted, & agreed to, upon registration for each auction. Commencing at the ‘End Time’ stated, bidding will close, for most auctions, at 30 second intervals per lot, to allow you to manage your bids across multiple lots. Please note, if a bid is received in the final minute of a timed auction, the clock resets back to sixty seconds, in order to give other bidders an opportunity to respond. 

Estimates are shown for each lot in the auction. All amounts are in Euro. The figures shown are provided merely as a guide to prospective buyers. They are approximate prices which are expected, are not definitive and are subject to revision. 

Buyers are reminded that there is a Buyers Premium payable to the auctioneer on the final bid price of each lot. The Buyer shall pay a commission to the auctioneer, viz. a Buyers Premium of 27.5% (inclusive of Vat) on the hammer price of each lot. The auctioneers are happy to execute bids on behalf of the buyer, but if successful, the purchase price payable will be the final bid price, together with the VAT inclusive premium chargeable thereon. Furthermore, the Buyer acknowledges that the Auctioneer may also receive a commission from the Vendor. The Buyer’s Premium is a Vat inclusive charge on every lot sold in the auction and all lots are sold within the Revenue Commissioners Auctioneers' Vat Margin Scheme”. Revenue Regulations require that the Buyers Premium must be invoiced at a rate which is inclusive of VAT and further requires that this VAT is not recoverable by any VAT registered buyer.

All goods must be paid for in full before collection. All accounts must be discharged by account transfer or Card Payment. Payment may be made by electronic transfer of funds to Dolan’s bank account, and full details are available on request. Credit & Debit cards are both accepted. Credit card payments are accepted up to the sum of €3,000 (Three Thousand Euro). American Express Cards are Not accepted. Please note that in certain circumstances, and entirely at the discretion of the Auctioneers, full payment by account transfer may be required. The Auctioneer reserves the right not to release goods until cleared funds are received. All accounts must be settled within 7 days and the Auctioneers reserve the right to seek a 25% deposit at time of purchase. Purchasers will NOT be charged the artist’s resale levy, known as the droit de suite. Responsibility for purchased items passes to the Buyer, on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer, ie from the moment of sale. The Buyer authorises the Auctioneer to use any photographs, drawings or illustrations of any lot purchased by the Buyer and to indicate the price paid at auction for the lot, at any time in the future and the Buyer acknowledges that same may be used for any advertising, promotional or general purposes.

The Auctioneers are happy to provide additional images and details of all items on request. Please note that imperfections are not stated. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ascertain the condition of any or all goods offered for sale in the auction. The auctioneer is happy to provide a Condition Report on any lot in the auction. While we make certain observations on the lot, which are intended to be helpful, references in the Condition Report to damage or restoration are for guidance only and should be evaluated by the bidder or a knowledgeable agent on the bidder's behalf. The absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration, nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any other defects. The Condition Report is an expression of opinion only and must not be treated as a statement of fact. Each buyer, by making a bid for a lot, acknowledges that they have examined and inspected any and all photographs of the lot and acknowledges that they have satisfied themselves fully before bidding, as to the Terms & Conditions of Sale and as to the physical condition and description of the lot, including but not restricted, to whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired. Estimates are provided merely as a guide and are subject to revision without notice. Please note that all books are sold with all faults’ and are not subject to return. All electrical and mechanical items, including clocks & musical instruments, are sold as is, and no warranty or guarantee comes with these items. It is up to the buyer to satisfy themselves as to whether or not they are in working order. Buyers are reminded that removal of all items is solely at the buyers risk and expense and all items are sold subject to the auctioneersTerms and Conditions of Sale’.

The first step is to Register by clicking here and thereafter by verifying your email. When registered you can leave bids on multiple lots at any stage up until the closing time, whereby the highest bidder wins the lot. Bidding increments are as follows:

€0 - €49 by €5
€50 - €99 by €10
€100 - €599 by €20
€600 - €1,199 by €50
€1,200 - €3,999 by €100
€4,000 - €5,999 by €200
€6,000 - €9,999 by €500
€10,000 - €49,999 by €1,000
Thereafter in increments of €2,500

Enter your Maximum Bid, i.e. the highest amount youre willing to bid for a particular lot in the auction. The system will automatically raise your bid, only as much as is needed, for you to remain the highest bidder and only up to your chosen Maximum Bid, which does not include the buyers commission (VAT Inclusive) payable on all lots.

Please note that all Maximum Bids are confidential and are not disclosed. The system will endeavour to purchase your lot at the lowest hammer price, as is permitted by other bids or reserves, if any, and subject to the Terms and Conditions of Sale, and the auctioneer disclaims responsibility for any failure, for whatever reason, in this regard.

The system will advance your bid automatically, on your behalf, only when required, up to the maximum you have chosen. This means that you may win an item for less than your maximum bid, but it also means that you can be outbid if someone else enters a higher Maximum Bid. If you are outbid for a lot, an email will be sent to you to notify you and to invite you to increase your Maximum Bid. Please note, if a bid is received in the final minute of a timed auction, the clock resets back to sixty seconds, in order to give other bidders an opportunity to respond.

If you are unable to attend the auction you may contact the Auctioneer and/or complete an Absentee Bid form, and the auctioneers will bid on your behalf subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale. Tel 091 798647 for further details.

All lots are sold subject to Dolan's Terms & Conditions of Sale, as listed online and accepted, & agreed to, upon registration for each auction.

Dolans Art Auction House takes special care to ensure that all works of art offered are as described and are the work of the artists to whom they are attributed. In the event that any work sold is subsequently proved to be a deliberate forgery, subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale, Dolans will cancel the sale and refund to the buyer the total amount paid to Dolans for the item. This guarantee is provided for a period of seven years after the date of the auction and may be extended at Dolans discretion.

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including, but not limited to, coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarise themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding, if they intend to import such items into another country. It is also the responsibility of the Buyer to ascertain if any Export Licence is required to remove an item from the Republic of Ireland.

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