How to Sell

You Need to Understand the True Value

Working with Waddington’s means you’ve selected to work with the most diverse auction and appraisal company in Canada with 170 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 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

Live and Online Auctions: We offer some 100 online and live 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
  • Fine Jewellery & Watches
  • International Art
  • Inuit & Indigenous Art
  • Prints & Photography
  • Wine & Spirits

 

Please see our DEPARTMENT PAGES for details.

FIND OUT about our past auctions

SUBMIT a consignment request form

Interested in Consigning FINE WINE OR SPIRITS?

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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.

 

Elizabeth  Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards

Client Experience Manager

Appraisals & Consignments

le@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6193

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Stacey Blouin
Stacey Blouin

Coordinator, Appraisals & Consignments

Appraisals & Consignments

sb@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6175

Ting Zhang
Ting Zhang

Director, Asian Art

Asian Art

tz@waddingtons.ca

416-504-9100

Bill Kime
Bill Kime

Senior Specialist, Ceramics, Glass and Silver

Decorative Arts & Design

bk@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6189

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Duncan McLean
Duncan McLean

President

Inuit Art, Management

adm@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6183

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Rochelle Konn
Rochelle Konn

Associate Specialist

Inuit Art

rk@waddingtons.ca

416-847-6191

Livia Miliotis
Livia Miliotis

Consignment Coordinator

Fine Jewellery & Watches

lvm@waddingtons.ca

416-504-9100

Nicole Schembre
Nicole Schembre

Consignment Coordinator

Canadian Fine Art, Inuit Art

ns@waddingtons.ca

416-967-6027

Valerie Brown
Valerie Brown

Client Services

Waddington's Collingwood

vb@waddingtons.ca

705-445-8811

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Jacqui Dixon
Jacqui Dixon

Director, Client Services

Waddington's Vancouver

jd@waddingtons.ca

778-837-4588

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Notable Sales

RENÉ MARCIL

RENÉ MARCIL

UNTITLED (PORTRAIT), 1983


February 27, 2020

Estimate $1,200-$1,500

Realised: $3,912

JOHN KASYN

JOHN KASYN

ON MCCAUL STREET NEAR QUEEN, 1980


November 18, 2019

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $9,600

ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON

ALEXANDER YOUNG JACKSON

GEORGIAN BAY


November 23, 2015

Estimate $25,000-$35,000

Realised: $35,400

CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF

CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF

HUNTER ON SNOWSHOES


November 18, 2019

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $26,400

WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS

WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS

JACK PINE


May 27, 2019

Estimate $3,000-$3,500

Realised: $14,400

Odoardo Fantacchiotti (Italian, 1811-1877)

Odoardo Fantacchiotti (Italian, 1811-1877)

BUST OF PANDORA


March 26, 2020

Estimate $3,000-$5,000

Realised: $31,200

ALLEN SAPP

ALLEN SAPP

AFTER CHRISTMAS ON POUNDMAKER RESERVE


March 12, 2020

Estimate $2,000-$2,500

Realised: $4,500

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