Arranging payment

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Congratulations on becoming a successful bidder at a Christie’s auction!

If you were successful in either an online-only sale or a live sale, your purchase information will be available to view in your online account, where you can view invoices and choose your shipping option.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, and for most purchases you can pay online up to a limit of USD 100,000 / GBP 100,000 / EUR 100,000 / CHF 100,000 / HKD 1,000,000. For purchases over this threshold, bank transfer is the easiest way to pay.

For live sales, you will also receive the following information from Christie’s Post-Sale Services via email:

• An invoice setting out the hammer price plus all other applicable charges, such as the buyer’s premium, taxes, and any other charges that may apply. In certain locations, Christie’s is required to collect a re-sale royalty (“droit de suite”).

• Shipping information, including a shipping quote if you would like one

For online-only sales, you will receive an email that will direct you to the online checkout page. Here, you will be provided with an itemised breakdown of all costs including buyer’s premium, applicable shipping, taxes and insurance. Once payment has been made, you will be provided with a confirmation of payment.

Please note that for live auctions, payment is due within seven days of the auction, and for online-only auctions, payment is due immediately via online checkout. Christie’s does not accept third-party payments from an individual or organisation that is not the winning bidder.


If you require any assistance with the payment process, the Post-Sale Services team are more than happy to assist you.


Note: Please always refer to the conditions of sale in the back of the relevant sale catalogue for a live auction or online for any online only auction.