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 (Consignor Commission - Per Consignment)
Under $8,000 - 20%
$8,001 - $49,999 - 15%
$50,000 - $99,999 - 10%
$100,000 - $199,999 - 7.5%
$200,000 and over - 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



Appraisal Services 

Upcoming Auctions Listing 

Vendor Terms of Sale Schedule A

sign up for our email newsletter


UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS







Asian Art Online Auction
March 3 - 8, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 4
from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, March 5
from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Old Masters Online Auction
March 3 - 8, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 4
from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, March 5
from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


View the Auction Gallery


Quarterly Jewellery And Watch Auction, including Numismatics
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm


Sunday, March 4
from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, March 5
from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

View the Auction Gallery


Canadian Art Select Online Auction
March 10 - 15, 2018


Sunday, March 11
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 12
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Inuit Art Online Auction
March 10 - 15, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 11
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 12
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Decorative Arts Online Auction
March 17 - 22, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 18
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 19
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


The Liebman Collection
Online Auction
March 17 - 22, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 18
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 19
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
March 17 - 22, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 18
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 19
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Silver & Costume Jewellery, and Luxury Accessories Online Auction
March 24 - 29, 2018


On View
Sunday, March 25
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 26
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Unmounted Gemstones Online Auction
March 24 - 29, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 25
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 26
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Expressions of Love Online Auction
March 24 - 29, 2018


On View:
Sunday, March 25
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 26
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction
April 7 - 12, 2018


On View:
Sunday, April 8
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 9
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Canada Select Online Auction
April 14 - 19, 2018


On View:
Sunday, April 15
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 16
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Japanese Art Online Auction
April 21 - 26, 2018



Sunday, April 22
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, April 23
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


"Off the Wall" Art Online Auction
May 5 - 10, 2018


On View:
Sunday, May 6
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, May 7
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Fine Wine Online Auction
May 7 - 15, 2018


Consignment Deadline: March 16, 2018


Fine Spirits Online Auction
May 7 - 15, 2018


Consignment Deadline: March 16, 2018


Canadian Fine Art Auction
Monday, May 28, 2018




Fine Wine Online Auction
September 10 - 18, 2018


Consignment Deadline: July 20, 2018


Fine Spirits Online Auction
September 10 - 18, 2018


Consignment Deadline: July 20, 2018


Fine Wine Online Auction
November 19 - 27, 2018


Consignment Deadline: September 21, 2018


Fine Spirits Online Auction
November 19 - 27, 2018


Consignment Deadline: September 21, 2018