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



Small Art Big Hearts Online Auction
June 24-28, 2016
An art-raiser in support of the LGBT communities in Orlando and Toronto


On View:
Thursday 23 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 24 June 2016
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery




"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
June 27 - 30, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 28 June 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Decorative Arts Online Auction
June 27 - 30, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 28 June 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Gentlemen’s Online Auction
June 27 - 30, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 28 June 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
July 4 - 7, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 5 July 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Asian Art Online Auction
August 22 - 25, 2016


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


Inuit Art Online Auction
August 22 - 25, 2016


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


Fine Spirits Online Auction
September 12 - 20, 2016


This auction will start closing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Under the authority of the LCBO


Fine Wine Online Auction
September 12 - 20, 2016


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Under the authority of the LCBO


Canadian Art Online Auction
September 19-22, 2016


On View:
Tuesday 20 September 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday 21 September 2016
from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thursday 22 September 2016
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

View the Preview Gallery


Fine Wine & Spirits Online Auction
November 14 - 22, 2016


This auction will start closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday 22 November 2016

Under the authority of the LCBO


Canadian Fine Art Auction
TBA