How to Sell

The first step is understanding the true value.

Working with Waddington’s means you’ve selected to work with the most diverse auction and appraisal company in Canada with 160+ years of experience.

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

We also accept consignments from unique estate and specially curated collections. Our 50+ auctions through the year provide a multitude of opportunities to sell desirable items.

The Consignment Process

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

Live and Online Auctions:  We offer over 50 live and online 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 primary 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.
Consign with us today.

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

FIND OUT about our past auctions

SUBMIT a consignment request form

We are always interested in excellent examples of:

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

Please see our Department Pages for details.

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.

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

 

 

 

Notable Sales

Josephie Pootoogook   ᔭᓴᐱ ᑭᑐᒍ

Josephie Pootoogook ᔭᓴᐱ ᑭᑐᒍ

Jofully I See Ten Caribou


November 21, 2017

Estimate $6,000-$9,000

Realised: $12,000

Eduard Wiiralt

Eduard Wiiralt

SAARNAAJA PREDIKANTEN (THE PREACHER), 1932


October 04, 2018

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $20,400

John Graham Coughtry

John Graham Coughtry

TWO FIGURE SERIES XIX, 1964


November 24, 2014

Estimate $30,000-$50,000

Realised: $129,800

Paul Peel

Paul Peel

Portrait of a Woman


November 23, 2015

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $35,400

Kenojuak Ashevak

Kenojuak Ashevak

Enchanted Owl (Green Tail)


November 05, 2007

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $52,800

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu

Davidialuk Alasua Amittu

FIGURES ON A SLEEPING PLATFORM


November 17, 2014

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $45,600

Best of Bordeaux – 2008 Vintage

Best of Bordeaux – 2008 Vintage

Fall 2018 Fine Wine Auction


September 18, 2018

Estimate $6,300-$7,600

Realised: $7,356

Lawren Stewart Harris

Lawren Stewart Harris

STREET SCENE (LSH 135)


May 26, 2014

Estimate $400,000-$600,000

Realised: $1,150,500

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