How to Sell

Understanding the True Value, the Market, and How to Reach Buyers

Working with Waddington’s means you’ve selected to work with the most diverse auction and appraisal company in Canada with 171 years of experience. From a single item, through to a private, corporate, or institutional collection, we can provide the information you need to make the right decisions, and provide the best platforms to realise the desired results.

We welcome consignments of excellent examples of Asian, Canadian, International, Inuit and Indigenous Art, Decorative Arts & Design, Fine Jewellery, and Fine Wine and Spirits.

We also accept consignments from unique estate and specially curated collections. Our almost 100 auctions throughout the year provide a multitude of opportunities to sell desirable items.

1.  Find out what it’s really worth

Our experts will determine an accurate value and the best channel through which to offer your item to achieve the maximum result. To get started, including as much detail as possible, submit a Consignment Form.

2.  Our review process

We’ll review the information you’ve sent us and get in touch with you if further details are required and/or to determine the next steps. We will advise what we believe the item(s) will achieve at auction and recommend the best channel to offer them.

3.  Our Auctions

We offer some 100 auctions each year, providing a multitude of opportunities to sell desirable items.

Private Sales: Through our extensive network of domestic and international clients, we are able to expertly facilitate confidential private sales to best meet your needs.

4.  Marketing your item(s)

  • Our expertly researched catalogues are a key marketing tool. Colour photographs, detailed descriptions, provenance and essays are all included in our auction catalogues.
  • Auctions are accompanied by public and private previews to provide interested buyers ample opportunity to inspect items.
  • Every item 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, and social media.

 

Consign With Us Today

Waddington’s is the right choice to sell your works of art, decorative arts, jewellery, wine or specialty items.

We are always interested in excellent examples of:

  • Asian Art
  • Canadian Fine Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Decorative Arts & Design
  • Fine Jewellery & Watches
  • International Art
  • Inuit Art
  • Indigenous Art
  • Prints & Photography
  • Fine Wine & Spirits

 

Please see our DEPARTMENT PAGES for details.

FIND OUT about our past auctions

SUBMIT a consignment request form

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Meet Our Specialists

Our specialists 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.

Whether a simple valuation for sale or a complex inventory, we will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.

 

Valerie Brown
Valerie Brown

Client Services

Waddington's Collingwood

[email protected]

705-445-8811

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Jacqui Dixon
Jacqui Dixon

Director, Client Services

Waddington's Vancouver

[email protected]

778-837-4588

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Elizabeth  Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards

Client Experience Manager

Appraisals & Consignments

[email protected]

416-847-6193

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Bill Kime
Bill Kime

Senior Specialist, Ceramics, Glass and Silver

Decorative Arts & Design

[email protected]

416-847-6189

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Duncan McLean
Duncan McLean

President

Inuit Art, Management

[email protected]

416-847-6183

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Notable Sales

Le Pho (1907-2001), Fleurs

Le Pho (1907-2001), Fleurs

黎譜 (1907-2001) 花 油彩 画布


May 20, 2021

Estimate $70,000-$90,000

Realised: $144,000

‘Wuthering Heights’, a Novel by Ellis Bell (Brontë, Emily)

‘Wuthering Heights’, a Novel by Ellis Bell (Brontë, Emily)


July 08, 2021

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $78,000

PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD, O.S.A., R.C.A.

PETER CLAPHAM SHEPPARD, O.S.A., R.C.A.

A NORTHERN LAKE, ca. 1936-37


December 10, 2020

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $55,200

KENT MONKMAN

KENT MONKMAN

FORT EDMONTON, 2003


September 17, 2020

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $40,800

SYBIL ANDREWS

SYBIL ANDREWS

SPEEDWAY, 1934


November 24, 2014

Estimate $45,000-$60,000

Realised: $106,200

Cornelius Krieghoff

Cornelius Krieghoff

CROSSING THE ICE WITH THE ROYAL MAIL, QUEBEC (CIRCA 1862)


May 28, 2018

Estimate $225,000-$275,000

Realised: $456,000

TOM THOMSON

TOM THOMSON

A QUIET SUMMER EVENING, c.1913


September 17, 2020

Estimate $250,000-$350,000

Realised: $360,000

Wanda Koop

Wanda Koop

Landscape with Red Bar


April 11, 2016

Estimate $20,000-$30,000

Realised: $40,230

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