How To Sell

Contact Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers:

By Telephone / By Appointment: Call our office to speak with one of the Directors to discuss what item(s) you may wish to sell.

By Email: Send a written description/list and an image of your item to

By Post: Send a written description/list and a photograph to our saleroom at The Old Cinema, Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Vendors Conditions

All goods delivered to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers will be deemed to be delivered for sale by auction unless otherwise stated and will be catalogued and sold at the auctioneer’s discretion, subject to all sale conditions below. By delivering goods to Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers for inclusion at Auction, vendors acknowledge acceptance of these conditions and agreement to be bound by them and that he has good and unencumbered title to the goods.
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers, have sole discretion to determine the description of any lot in their catalogue, and the date and location of sale for any such lot.


The standard rate of commission that the vendor shall pay Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers varies depending on the type of sale from 15% to 25%. The commission is calculated on the hammer price and may be subject to change. This will cover Sale Commission, Advertising, Cataloguing, Printing and Presentation for all catalogue sales. Please see our conditions of sale for more information.

Catalogue photography may incur an additional charge. Please contact our office to discuss.

The Vendor shall pay Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers a contribution of 1% including V.A.T. of the hammer price towards the Insurance Cover of lots sold, unless otherwise instructed by the Vendor. Lots not covered so by the Auctioneers Insurance shall at all times be held by Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers at the sole risk and responsibility of the Vendor, pending their sale.

Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers can arrange for the collection and delivery of goods from the vendor to our Auction Rooms, or any other auction venue, and reserve the right to charge the vendor for this service, which is arranged by agreement.

All lots are put up for sale without Reserve, unless written instructions are received by the auctioneer prior to the commencement of the sale. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers do not accept reserves on any lot under €200 in value.
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers may, at their discretion, sell at a ‘hammer price’ below the reserve but in any such case the sale proceeds to which the vendor is entitled, shall be the same as they would have been had the sale been at the reserve. Lots ‘bought in’ under an agreed reserve price, are subject to a charge of 10% including V.A.T. on the fixed reserve.

Once catalogued, lots withdrawn from the sale before proofing / publication of Catalogue, will be subject to commission payable at 5% including V.A.T. of the Auctioneer’s middle estimate of the lot withdrawn, and any expenses incurred by the Auctioneer in relation to that lot. If Lots are withdrawn after proofing or publication of Catalogue, they will be subject to a commission of 10% including V.A.T. of the Auctioneer’s middle estimate of the lot withdrawn, and any expenses incurred by the Auctioneer in relation to that lot. All commissions and expenses hereunder must be paid for before the withdrawn lot or lots may be removed.

Where any lot or lots fail to sell at auction, the Auctioneer shall notify the vendor accordingly and (in the absence of an agreement between the vendor and the Auctioneer to the contrary) such Lots may, at the absolute discretion of the Auctioneer, be re-entered in the next suitable auction unless instructions are received to the contrary. Otherwise such Lots must be collected at the vendor’s expense within a period of 30 days of such notification from the Auctioneer. Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers reserve the right to adjust or reduce the reserve and estimated price of any previously unsold lot in order to facilitate its sale at a subsequent auction.

The Auctioneer shall remit the Proceeds of Sale to the vendor not later than 30 working days after the date of the auction, provided the Auctioneer has received payment. If by that date however the Auctioneer has not received the total amount due from the purchaser, then the Auctioneer shall remit the Proceeds of Sale within 7 working days after the date on which the total amount due is received from the purchaser. If credit terms have been agreed between the Auctioneer and the purchaser the Auctioneer shall remit to the vendor the Proceeds of Sale not later than 30 working days after the date of the auction. In the event of the vendor receiving full payment, before or after the Auctioneer receive same, then full title to the lots shall pass to the Auctioneer.

Lots entered for auction that fail to reach the agreed reserve may be re-offered for sale at a reserve not exceeding 50% of the initially agreed reserve. Otherwise, the item must be collected within 10 working days following the sale, and will incur a storage charge of €2 per day thereafter.