How to buy

A simple step by step guide on how to buy at auction with Bonhams

United States

The following rates of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

For all Sales categories (excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky)

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Coins & Medals

20% on the Hammer Price of each Lot

Motor Cars (excluding Automobilia)

12% on the first $250,000 of the bid price
10% on any amount of the bid price exceeding $250,000.

Motorcycles (excluding Automobilia)

15% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price
10% on the excess over $100,001 of the Hammer Price

Wine & Whisky

24% on the Hammer Price of each Lot

For each Sale category applicable Sales or Use Tax will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges.

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