The buyer’s premium is a percentage added to the hammer price* of each lot sold, and paid by the winning bidder.

The JSE&A buyer’s premium is variable depending on how the bid is placed. 

Standard In House & Online at

A 19% or 21.5% buyer’s premium applies to any lot won by:

  • Live on-site bidding in person at our gallery
  • Live Telephone Bidding
  • Absentee & Live Bidding directly with our auction house (not through LiveAuctioneers, or Invaluable)

The 21.5% buyer’s premium is discounted to 19% if payment is made by cash, check, money order or bank wire transfer.

LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable


A 24% buyer’s premium applies to any lot won by bidding through the LiveAuctioneers platform. All credit card transactions will be through LiveAuctioneers’ Online Pay, note applicable credit card fees apply through Live Auctioneers.



A 26.5% buyer’s premium applies to any lot won by bidding through the Invaluable platform (includes Live internet and absentee bidding) regardless of the method of payment.

All of our post-auction realized prices include the discounted buyer’s premium. **The hammer price is the last bid price accepted by the auctioneer during the sale of each auction lot.** Not including Virginia sales tax if applicable.