How to Sell at Waddington's



Selecting Waddington’s means that you'll be working with a company that has been in business for 160 successful years – Canada’s longest-serving and most diverse auction house. That means that we can sell almost anything that a market exists for. Our core departments include Asian, Canadian, Contemporary, International and Inuit Art, Decorative Arts, Jewellery and the newly launched Fine Wine & Spirits. Waddington’s is also renowned for our ability to find or create markets for unique collections such as the contents of Maple Leaf Gardens, the William Jamieson Estate Collection, Charles Bronfman's Claridge Collection, the FXSmith Studio Collection, and many others.

Knowledge and Expertise
We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information and guidance. Choosing Waddington’s ensures that you will be assisted by some of Canada’s most knowledgeable specialists. Our staff are respected experts with access to international networks and resources.

Marketing
Our expertly researched catalogues are our primary marketing tools. Colour photographs, detailed descriptions, provenance and essays are all included in our auction catalogues. Waddington’s website is also a powerful marketing vehicle, attracting thousands of viewers. Every item in a Waddington’s auction is featured in our online galleries, with sophisticated multiple views and zoom options. We also reach our audiences via digital newsletters, email blasts and blogs, as well as traditional advertising in both digital and print media channels.

Live Auctions
We conduct over 20 live auctions in our Toronto gallery throughout the year totaling over $20 million in sales. Our spring and fall auction seasons are complemented by Waddington’s Fine Wine Auctions, quarterly Jewellery auctions, benefit auctions, and unique estate and collector auctions.

Online Auctions
Our online auctions allow us to offer a diverse range of items to our domestic and international clients. The convenience of our online auction technology provides anytime, anywhere access to a variety of monthly online auctions of eclectic collections, themes, and mainstream collectibles and fine art.

We conduct public and private previews for both our live and online auctions, sometimes accompanied by private receptions and invited guest speakers.

Private Sales
In addition to our live and online auctions, Waddington’s is pleased to assist with confidential sales when timing or privacy are factors for our clients. With our extensive network of domestic and international clients, we are able to expertly facilitate private sales to best meet your needs.

FEES

We charge the vendor a commission based on a percentage of the hammer price on each lot. Please see the standard commission rates below.

Insurance is charged at 1% of the hammer price; all items are insured while on Waddington’s premises. The insurance charge may be waived with proof of independent coverage.

Vendor Commission - Waddington’s
Up to $250 - 25%
$251 - $2,500 - 20%
$2,501 - $7,500 - 15%
$7,500+ - 10%

Vendor Commission – Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art
Up to $2,500 - 20%
$2,501 - $7,499 - 15%
$7,500+ - 10%

Vendor Commission – Waddington’s Fine Wine and Spirits
Up to $50,000 - 15%
$50,001 - $100,000 - 10%
$100,001 - $199,999 - 7.5%
$200,000+ - 5%

Photography – Waddington’s
Applies to items photographed and illustrated in printed catalogues.

Small image - $20
¼ page - $50
½ page - $75
Full page - $100

Photography – Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art
Items photographed and illustrated in printed catalogues

¼ page - $150
½ page - $400
Full page - $800

Photography – Online Auctions

$20 per item

Photography – "Off the Wall" Art Online Auctions

$10 per item



Appraisal Services

Upcoming Auctions Listing

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UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
March 25 - 30, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 27, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Silver & Costume Jewellery and Accessories Online Auction
March 25 - 30, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 27, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Rugs & Carpets Online Auction
March 25 - 30, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
from 12 pm to 4 pm
Monday, March 27, 2017
from 1pm to 7 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Inuit Art Online Auction
March 25 - 30, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 27, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction
April 3 - 13, 2017


On View:
April 3 - 13, 2017

Weekday hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, April 10, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Weekend hours:
Sunday, April 9, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Bidding begins on Artsy.net
March 31, 12:00 PM, and ends
April 13, 9:00 PM

Register now to bid online:
artsy.net/sign_up



View the Auction Gallery


Skam Graffiti Art Online Auction
April 3 - 13, 2017


On View:
April 3 - 13, 2017

Weekday hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 10 April 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Weekend hours:
Sunday 9 April 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm



View the Auction Gallery


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
April 22 - 27, 2017


On View:
Sunday 23 April 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 24 April 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Ethnographic Arts and Artifacts Online Auction
including the collection of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum
April 22 - 27, 2017


On View:
Sunday 23 April 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 24 April 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Preview Gallery


Fine Spirits Online Auction
May 8 - 16, 2017


This auction will start closing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Wine Online Auction
May 8 - 16, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 16 May 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
May 13 - 18, 2017


On View:
Sunday 14 May 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 15 May 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Decorative Arts Online Auction
May 13 - 18, 2017


On View:
Sunday, May 14, 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday, May 15, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Jewellery & Watch Auction
including Numismatics
Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Sunday 14 May 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 15 May 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 16 May 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Inuit Art Online Auction
May 27 - June 1, 2017


On View:
Saturday 27 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 28 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Canadian Fine Art Auction
Monday 29 May 2017 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Friday 26 May 2017
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 27 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 28 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 29 May 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


View the Preview Gallery


Inuit Art Auction
Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 6:00 pm


On View:
May 23 - 26, 2017
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 27 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 28 May 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 29 May 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Asian Art Online Auction
June 10 - 15, 2017


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Decorative Arts Online Auction
June 10 - 15, 2017


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Asian Art Auction
Monday 12 June 2017 at 6:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


International Art Auction
Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Fine Jewellery Auction
Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Decorative Arts Auction
Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 6:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


The Canada 150 Auction
Monday 19 June 2017 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Friday 16 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 17 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 18 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 19 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon

View the Preview Gallery


Fine Wine Online Auction
September 11 - 19, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Wine Online Auction
November 20 - 28, 2017


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017

Under the authority of the LCBO