Buying at DOYLE




Payments & Pickups

Congratulations on your successful bidding! The next step is to pay for and pick up your purchases or arrange for shipping.


Methods of Payment

Accepted forms of payment include cash (up to $2,500) or checks made payable in US dollars drawn from a US bank unless you make other arrangements with Client Accounts. Invoices greater than $5,000 require payment by certified check, bank check or wire transfer. We accept credit cards for payment of auction purchases, with a 3.5% additional processing fee. Doyle reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank.


Buyer's Premium

The invoice will include the successful hammer price of the item and the buyer's premium. The buyer’s premium will be 28% on the first $50,000 of the hammer price; 27% on the portion from $50,001 through $1,000,000; 21% on the portion from $1,000,001 through $4,000,000; and 15% on the portion of the hammer price exceeding $4,000,000. Applicable sales tax will also be added to the final total. All sales are final and subject to the [Conditions of Sale].



Auction purchases should be paid for and picked up at Doyle within 48 hours of the auction. Items left beyond 48 hours may be subject to a storage fee. Pickups appointments are available Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, please click here or call Client Services at 212-427-2730 for assistance. Items left beyond 48 hours may be subject to a storage fee.

Please note: should sold property remain on our premises for more than 31 days following a sale, we transfer it to an independent warehouse on behalf of the buyer and at the buyer’s expense.



Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and should be arranged with the shipping company of your choice. Click here for a list of shippers that many of our clients employ.


Sales Tax

For any property collected or received by the purchaser in New York City, such property is subject to sales tax at the New York State and City rate of 8.875%.

If the property is delivered into any of the states in which Doyle New York is registered, Doyle New York is required by law to collect and remit the appropriate sales tax in effect in the state where the property is delivered. If the property is delivered to a state where Doyle New York is not required to collect sales tax, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to self-assess any sales or use tax and remit it to taxing authorities in the state.

Please contact Client Accounts to find out if we are required to collect sales tax from your state.