About Christie’s Post-Sale Services

Our team of experienced staff will guide you through a simple and seamless buying experience, from payment to delivery of your purchases anywhere around the world.


If your bid in a traditional auction is successful, you'll receive the following via e-mail shortly after the sale:
  • An invoice (the hammer price plus the buyer's premium as well as any applicable taxes)
  • Collection and storage information, including the location of your property and date of availability.
  • Details on how to pay
  • Shipping information

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.

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.


We can help you arrange packing and shipping or you can use your own carrier. Please contact your Post-Sale Services Coordinator for further details.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines

To release your property before our offices close, full and clear payment of both principal and shipping must be received by the below deadlines:

Sale Site Destination Paid in full/Booked by
London European Road Friday , November 25
Worldwide Air Friday , December 2
UK Road/Courier Worldwide Friday, December 9
New York International/Domestic Courier December 19, 2022
Domestic Road/International Airfreight December 2, 2022
Los Angeles Domestic Courier December 19, 2022
Domestic Road Freight December 2, 2022
Paris European Road Friday , November 25
Worldwide Air Friday , December 2
Paris Monday, December 12
Hong Kong & Shanghai International December 9, 2022
Domestic December 15, 2022
Amsterdam NL Road December 1, 2022
Worldwide Air/Courier December 1, 2022
European Road (excludes NL) December 1, 2022
Geneva US Airfreight December 9, 2022
HK Airfreight December 9, 2022
Courier December 13, 2022
European Airfreight December 13 , 2022
European Road December 9, 2022
Zurich Domestic Road December 15, 2022
International Road December 1, 2022
Worldwide Air December 5, 2022
Milan European Road December 15, 2022
Worldwide Air December 15, 2022
Local December 15, 2022
Dubai International December 9, 2022
Domestic December 15, 2022

Please note that Christie’s is not responsible for delays in international shipments due to customs and export licenses. If your shipment is unable to be booked by these dates, we will be happy to hold your property in storage and help make shipping arrangements in the new year.

Related Information

Buying Guide
Client Service

To learn more, or to speak with your Post-Sale Services Coordinator, please contact Post-Sale Services.