Covid-19 and Auction Notice


I hope this note finds you and your family well. I together with my colleagues who work in O’Reilly’s would like to thank you for your continued support.

Our May sale will be conducted in a similar fashion, commencing on Wednesday 20th at 1 pm and will continue until Friday 22nd at 1 pm .

Due to Government and HSE restrictions around Covid-19, we will be unable to offer an open viewing to the public. However, the items will be illustrated here on our website; and with our online selling partners

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your cooperation, patience and understanding during this time.

Keep safe, keep well and God bless,

Yours faithfully,
Martin Bernon M.N.A.E.A. (Overseas)

May 20th Timed Auction

Whilst you cannot place a commission bid on a timed auction, you can place bids on any lot from 1.00 pm Wednesday 20th onwards.

Register with to bid on our May auction. This auction is a timed auction and bids can only be placed once the auction begins.

Our May Timed Online Auction will start on Wednesday, May 20th at 1pm GMT and begin closing from 1pm GMT on Friday May 22nd.

The May 20th auction will be a 48-hour timed auction which will only be available online.

Timed auctions take place without an auctioneer calling the sale. Each lot can be bid on for a defined time period, in our case for our April auction it will be over 48 hours. 

The lots can be bid on at any point until the end of the auction. Once the auction starts to close, bidding will stop on lots in 30-second intervals. To avoid bid sniping, last-second bids will extend the closing time of the lot by another 5 minutes.

At the end of this period, the bidder who has submitted the highest bid will be successful in purchasing the lot, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price. You will see the current bid on each item and be notified if a bid higher than yours is placed onto your interested lot. 

Important Notice Regarding Lots 387 – 417:

The following lots in our May Sale (Lots 387 -417) will carry VAT on the hammer price at 23% in addition to our usual fees.

Second-hand goods are exempt from VAT (at 23%), under the margin scheme as a means of reducing the likelihood of double taxation, as this tax has already been included when they were first sold/ purchased. ‘The Margin Scheme applies to certain second-hand goods, works of art, antiques and collector’s items’

Lots 387 – 417 in this month’s auction are not second hand, VAT of 23% will apply to the hammer price in addition to the VAT included within our usual commission.  


Item’s Hammer price is €100

100 + 23% + 18.5% + 3.69% = €145.19 (Final Price)

(Hammer price + VAT + O’Reilly’s Commission + Easy Live Auction Commission)

Our Live online auction selling partners Easy Live
1. Visit
2. Click on ‘Create Account’ – Fill out your details
3. Click ‘Register to Bid’ – *Register for an auction timed auctions will incur an additional charge of 3.69% (incl. 23% VAT) commission for live internet bidding. 

*please note that these prices are not inclusive of O’Reillys Auction Rooms commission of 18.5% (incl. 23%)

Our Buyers

If you have already registered for any of our previous auctions, please know that you will need to register again through Easy Live Auction yourself.  They will require you to set up an account with them and there will be a charge of an extra 3.69% to use this platform for our timed auction.  These charges are inclusive of VAT and are an online surcharge.  O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms will continue to charge our usual commission of 18.5% (incl. 23%) on the successful hammer price.

There is no commission bidding with a timed auction. Once the auction has commenced you can place your bid however this is not possible before 1.00 pm on Wednesday 20th May. 


Due to ongoing restrictions, our public viewing is now closed.  We can complete condition reports and image requests where possible to satisfy your enquires.  Please contact the office via email

Payments and Postage

We would like to ask our customers and clients to complete their transactions via bank transfer and debit card. 

You are required to pay O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms within 7 days from the end of the auction. Payments cannot be made through Easy Live Auctions. On the Monday after the auction, you will receive an invoice by email along with payment instructions. You will also be phoned over the next few days to arrange payment by bank transfer or debit card.
We use tracked insured post for lots up to €3,000 to Ireland & Great Britain. Most lots weigh under 500 grams and cost €12 to Ireland, €20 to Great Britain and you can add this to your payment. We plan to ship all such lots to you within a week of payment being received. Alternative arrangements can also be made for bulkier or more valuable items.

  Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

Happy to help.

Please note that we will endeavor to fulfill all enquiries, condition reports and image requests where possible.   We will continue to update the Easy Live Auction platform with any additional information and images on each of the lots.  If you have a query please contact us through phone us in the office if it is urgent on 
01 453 0311