Payment & Shipping

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You won!

If you are the highest bidder for a lot, you will receive an invoice by email within a few days of the auction.

Payments are due within 5 days of the auction.

Making payment

Your invoice will include a link to make payment by credit card. To pay by check, cash or wire, please contact our settlements department directly at (713) 524-6751.
In person bidders may make payments during or immediately following the auction.

Buyer’s Premium

The Buyer’s premium is a fee collected by the auction house as a percentage of the winning hammer price recorded during the auction. The Buyer’s Premium is added (along with Sales Tax, if applicable) to your invoice.
Bidding directly with Simpson's (in person, on the telephone, or through written absentee form) enjoys a favorable buyer's premium of 22%.
Bidding Method  Buyer's Premium 
 In Person, Absentee, Phone  22%
 Online Platforms: Invaluable, LiveAuctioneers, 

25% to 27% - please review the exact fee
for the bidding platform of your choice.

* Online premium is inclusive of the additional
premium charged by the online auction facilitator
(i.e. Liveauctioneers, Invaluable, Bidsquare).

Resale Certificate

Texas State sales tax is collected on all purchases received from the gallery or delivered to a Texas address, unless we have a valid Resale Certificate on file.
Please fill out this Resale Certificate Form if applicable.

Here’s how to collect your purchase.

Pick-up from Simpson Galleries

We are open for pickup Monday through Thursday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Friday from 9am to 12pm. Weekend and after hours arrangements can sometimes be accommodated. We ask that you collect your items or make collection arrangements within 10 days of your purchase.


Simpson Galleries does not provide outgoing shipping, insurance, or delivery services. We suggest that you obtain a shipping/delivery quote prior to bidding. Shipping Release - Upon choosing your shipping agent, please fill out the Shipping Release Form and return it to Simpson’s. The shipper will coordinate the pick-up of your lots directly with us, but we require the Shipping Release Form in order to release your winnings to your shipper.
Insurance and Damage/Loss Liability: Insurance liability falls to the shipper as soon as a lot is received by the shipper. Simpson Galleries is not responsible for damage or loss to any lots once they have been signed for and received by your shipping agent.
Below are some shippers that our clients have used and that are familiar with our operations, but feel free to use any shipper you choose.

For Local Deliveries:

Heroes Delivery & Moving

For Packing and Shipping:

ACTS Crating & Transportation Services