Adams offer a free valuation service here in our salerooms on St Stephens Green, with an open valuation day held the first Thursday of every month (subject to our auction schedule). Arrangements can also be made for a valuer to call to your house by appointment, for a nominal fee. We recommend initially sending in photographs, either by post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, together with any other relevant information which we can use as a preliminary valuation.. Alternatively you can use the valuation feedback form on the department pages of our website, where you can upload images directly to our department specialists. The service is free and there is no obligation to sell. We offer friendly informed professional advice in the strictest of confidence.
A sale contract of receipt is issued for items consigned for sale, which details our terms of engagement in accordance with our conditions of sale. All lots are given pre-sale estimates from which reserves may be placed indicating the minimum price at which the lot may be sold. All reserves must be agreed with the Auctioneer in advance of sale. We do not accept reserves on lots valued under €500 and reserves cannot be above the lower catalogue estimate.
A pre-sale advice & catalogue are issued prior to sale detailing the sale date & time together with descriptions of each lot, their agreed estimate and reserve. Post sale advices are issued 3/4 days after the auction with your auction sale results. Payment is issued approximately four weeks from the date of sale by way of cheque together with a statement attached detailing your deductions. Payment will only be made when all monies due from the buyer have been paid & cleared in accordance with our conditions of sale. All payments are made by Euro cheque, unless otherwise arranged by completion of our Payment Instruction form, prior to sale.
The standard rate of commission varies depending on the type of sale from 10% to 17.5%. The commission is calculated on the hammer price and may be subject to change. Please see our conditions of sale for more information.
Unless otherwise instructed by the seller, all lots shall be automatically insured under the Adams Fine Arts Policy. An industry charge of 1.5% of the hammer price is levied in accordance with our conditions of sale. Lots not covered under this policy remain completely at the seller's own risk. Please see our conditions of sale for more information.
Catalogue/Web illustrations are included at the discretion of the Auctioneer and are agreed in advance with the seller. Illustration charges are calculated based on the particular category of sale as well as size and value. These charges are subject to change. See our conditions of sale for more information.
Any other extra costs associated with offering your lots for sale by way of outlay recoverable (carriage/storage/framing/restoration/etc.), shall be deducted from the proceeds of sale as agreed in advance on consigning your goods for sale.
Vat is applied to the above charges & deductions at a rate of 23%.