Christmas Rare Books & Collectors' Sale - 1323 Lots

Christmas Rare Books & Collectors' Sale
9th Dec 2020 from 10:30am
Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers
Chatsworth Street
Co. Kilkenny
R95 XV05
056 4446200
Sale Description:
Christmas Rare Books & Collectors' Sale

Sale Dates:
9th December 2020 from 10:30am - Christmas Rare Books & Collectors' Sale (Lots 1 to 660)
10th December 2020 from 10:30am - Christmas Rare Books & Collectors' Sale (Lots 661 to 1321)
Viewing Dates:
4th December 2020 - 10am to 5pm
6th December 2020 - 1pm to 5pm
7th December 2020 - 10am to 5pm
8th December 2020 - 10am to 5pm

Fees apply to the hammer price:

Room and Absentee Bids:
21.00% inc VAT*

Online and Autobid:
24.69% inc VAT*

*These fees include buyers premiums and internet surcharges.
Please see the Terms & Conditions for more information
Conditions of Sale

The highest bidder to be the buyer, and if any dispute arises between two or more bidders, the lot in dispute shall immediately be put up again and resold.

In the case of lots upon which there is a reserve, the Auctioneer shall have the right to bid on behalf of the Seller.

The Purchasers to give their names and places of abode.

The lots to be taken away and paid for, whether genuine and authentic or not, with all faults and errors of description at the buyers expense and risk, within the specified time after the end of the sale; the Auctioneers not being responsible for the correct description, genuineness or authenticity of or any default or defect in any lot, and making no warranty whatever.

If within 30 days after the Sale of any item, the Auctioneer receives a notice in writing from the Buyer by Registered Post that such an item is a deliberate forgery, together with the necessary evidence to satisfy the Auctioneers of such an allegation, then the sale of that item will be rescinded and the net purchase monies refunded (less any outlays incurred by the Auctioneers) to the purchaser. In the event of any dispute arising in relation to the foregoing, the matter shall be referred to an Independent Arbitrator to be agreed between the parties.
The auctioneers reserve the right to withdraw or adjust the content of any lot prior to the auction without notice.

To prevent inaccuracy in the delivery and inconvenience in the settlement of the purchase, no lot can on any account be removed during the time of sale, and the remainder of any purchase money due, must absolutely be paid on delivery.
Upon failure of complying with above conditions, any money deposited in part payment shall be forfeited. All lots uncleared within the time of aforesaid shall be resold by public or private sale, and the deficiency (if any) attending such resale, shall be made good by the defaulter at this sale.

N.B.: Payment by cash or guaranteed cheques. All Cheques or Drafts to be made payable to “Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers. Third Party Cheques or Drafts will not be accepted as payment for lots purchased. Cash Payments accepted strictly subject to Anti-Money Laundering rules.

Purchasers to pay 25% Auction Fees (VAT inclusive) depending of type of sale.
First-time Buyers require Bank References. Bids are accepted in euro only.
We accept payment by Debit Cards (Laser / Visa Debit Card) etc., and Credit Cards (Mastercard / Visa Payments from outside EU are subject to 3% Surcharge).

Pre-Sale Condition Reports will not be provided on lots with an estimate less than € 500.
All such lots are sold " as is and with all faults "

Live / Online bidding is subject to occasional interruption and loss of connection and audio / digital image streaming. These are technical issues beyond the auctioneers control, We accept no responsibility for any bids missed, placed in error, or omitted as a result of the foregoing.

Digital imagery is used to display lots for sale at the auction. This service is a reminder of items in the catalogue. We do not guarantee the quality of the item being viewed, the accuracy of the digital image displayed, or that the item on display is the actual lot being sold. Disputes arising as a result of image display will not be entertained.
All shipping from our auction house is outsourced to third parties. We do not pack or ship in-house. All items are shipped at the purchaser’s own risk and expense. We accept no responsibility for any issues arising between the purchaser and the shipping company.

The following information on shipping companies is provided as a guide:

For Books, Silver & smaller Items:

PACK & SEND Belfast East
379-381 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AL, United Kingdom.

Tel +44 (0) 2890 219003

Fax +44 (0) 2890 455887

Email: [email protected]


MBE -Mail Boxes. etc,
3 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2

T: +353 (0) 1 671 0400

For: Furniture and Large Artworks.

Gibbons Removals, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
Tel: 056.7760444
Email: [email protected]

Mc Canns Removals, Durrow, Co.Laois.
Tel. 057.8736596
Email [email protected]

Carlyle Fine Art Services , Dublin.
Tel. 087.2890898
Email [email protected]
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