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



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UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Fine Spirits Online Auction
February 22 - 25, 2016


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Thursday 25 February 2016

Under the authority of the LCBO


Asian Art Online Auction
February 22 - 25, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


American & Modern Painting Online Auction
February 22 - 25, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Inuit Art Online Auction
February 22 - 25, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
February 22 - 25, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Gallery


Jewellery & Watch Auction
including Numismatics
Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Tuesday 23 February 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 24 February 2016
from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Fine Wine Auction
Saturday 27 February 2016 at 10:00 am


Under the authority of the LCBO


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
March 7 - 10, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 8 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Decorative Arts Online Auction
March 7 - 10, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 8 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Contemporary Art Online Auction
Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects
March 14-17, 2016


Consignment Deadline:
Friday 5 February 2016

On View:
Tuesday 15 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 16 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Canadian Art Online Auction
March 14-17, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 15 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 16 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Old Masters Painting Online Auction
March 28 - 31, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 29 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Asian Art Online Auction
March 28 - 31, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 29 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


African and Tribal Art Online Auction
March 28 - 31, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 29 March 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Contemporary Art Auction
Concrete Contemporary Auctions and Projects
Monday 11 April 2016 at 7:00 pm


Consignment Deadline:
Friday 5 February 2016

On View:
Monday 4 April 2016
to Monday 11 April 2016

Weekday gallery hours
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Weekend gallery hours
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

*The gallery will be closed at noon on Monday 11 April 2016


Jewellery & Watch Auction
including Numismatics
Wednesday 18 May 2016 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Tuesday 17 May 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 18 May 2016
from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Canadian Fine Art Auction
Monday 30 May 2016 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Friday 27 May 2016
from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 28 May 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 29 May 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 30 May 2016
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Inuit and First Nations Art Auction
Monday 6 June 2016 at 6:00 pm


Consignment Deadline:
Friday 15 April 2016

On View:
Saturday 4 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 5 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 6 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Asian Art Auction
Monday 13 June 2016 at 6:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 11 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 13 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Fine Jewellery Auction
Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 11 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 12 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 13 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Decorative Arts & International Art Auction
Monday 20 June 2016 at 6:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 18 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 19 June 2016
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 20 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon