How to Sell



Whether you have a few items to sell or require assistance to liquidate an estate, we will help you through each step in the process. Waddington’s has the broadest range of product knowledge and market expertise in Canada. Our experienced appraisers can provide you with preliminary auction estimates and suggested reserves.



Step One – Understanding your needs.

The first simple step is for a Waddington’s specialist to provide advice about your items’ market potential. This can be done by appointment at our office or by providing images together with any background information. To contact us please fill our the form found on our Contact Page.


Step Two – Determine a solution to meet your needs.

Once your items have been reviewed, we will contact you to discuss how we can best assist you.


Step Three – Finalize the plan of action

At this stage we will finalize the best course of action (type of auction, timing, estimates, reserves, etc.) to meet your needs and achieve maximum results. We will offer your items in the most appropriate market for maximum return. Waddington’s serves an extensive, domestic and international network of clients via multiple auction venues including both online and live auction services.




Our Fees

Our commission structure is a percentage of the hammer price, on a per lot basis, as seen below. Insurance is charged at 1% of the hammer price on all consignments. All items are insured while on Waddington’s. The insurance charge will be waived with written proof of independent coverage. You will receive a cheque and an itemized statement including a breakdown of fees within 35 days of the auction. 



- Waddington’s Toronto -

Up to $250 - 25%
$251 - $2,500 - 20%
$2,501 - $7,500 - 15%
$7,500 + - 10%

For items photographed and illustrated in printed catalogues the fees are as follows:

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

For items offered in online auctions photography fees are $20 per item.



- Waddington’s - Toronto -
- Canadian Fine Art Department -

Up to $2,500 - 20%
$2501 - $7,499 - 15%
$7500 + - 10%

For items photographed and illustrated in printed catalogues fees are as follows:

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

For items offered in online auctions photography fees are $20 per item.


• A minimum handling charge of $100 will apply per consignment unless previous arrangements have been made.
• Items will be offered in three auctions. Items not sold by the third auction will be offered at with no reserve or returned to the vendor.


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UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Old Master and Related Works Online Auction
April 27 - 30, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 28 April 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Rug and Textile Online Auction
April 27 - 30, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 28 April 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Asian Art Online Auction
April 27-30, 2015


Tuesday 28 April 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Decorative Arts & Silver Online Auction
April 27 - 30, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 28 April 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Inuit Art Online Auction
April 27 - 30, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 28 April 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
May 11-14, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 12 May 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Jewellery & Watch Auction
including Numismatics
Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Tuesday 12 May 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 13 May 2015
from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon

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Canadian Fine Art Auction
Monday 25 May 2015 at 7:00 pm


Consignment Deadline: Tuesday 14 April 2015

On View:
Friday 22 May 2015
from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 23 May 2015
from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Sunday 24 May 2015
from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm
Monday 25 May 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon

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Inuit Art Auction
Monday 1 June 2015 at 6:00 pm


Consignment Deadline: Friday 17 April 2015

On View:
Saturday 30 May 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 31 May 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 1 June 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon


Asian Art Auction
Monday 8 June 2015 at 6:00 pm


Consignment Deadline: Friday 27 March 2015

On View:
Saturday 6 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 7 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 8 June 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon

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Fine Jewellery Auction
Tuesday 9 June 2015 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 6 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 7 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 8 June 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon

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Decorative Arts Auction
Monday 15 June 2015 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 13 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 14 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 15 June 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon


Decorative Arts and International Art Auction
Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Saturday 13 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 14 June 2015
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 15 June 2015
from 10:00 am to 12 Noon


Decorative Arts & Silver Online Auction
June 22 - 25, 2015


On View:
Tuesday 23 June 2015
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm