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. 

  1. Standard In House

A 19% (Cash or Check) or 21.5% (Credit Card) buyer’s premium applies to any lot won by:

  • Live on-site bidding in person at our gallery

  • Live Telephone Bidding

  • Absentee Bidding directly with our auction house (not through LiveAuctioneers or Invaluable)

  • Jeffrey S. Evans LIVE

2. Bidsquare, LiveAuctioneers and Invaluable

A 26.5% buyer’s premium applies to any lot won by bidding through LiveAuctioneers and 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.