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 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.

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 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.
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.


Notable Sales

Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman

Study for the Academy

November 18, 2019

Estimate $40,000-$50,000

Realised: $108,000

Shaman’s Face

Shaman’s Face

JUDAS ULLULAQ, Gjoa Haven / Uqsuqtuuq

November 19, 2019

Estimate $5,000-$7,000

Realised: $50,400

Thrush Holmes: Royal Fucking Painting, 2018

Thrush Holmes: Royal Fucking Painting, 2018

Excerpts from an Interview with the Artist

October 31, 2019

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $9,000

Jean Paul Lemieux

Jean Paul Lemieux

Portrait of Jean-Charles Falardeau

May 27, 2019

Estimate $50,000-$60,000

Realised: $55,200

Rita Letendre

Rita Letendre

Dynamique vs. Statique, 1966

May 27, 2019

Estimate $25,000-$30,000

Realised: $28,800

Jack Hamilton Bush

Jack Hamilton Bush


November 22, 2010

Estimate $50,000-$70,000

Realised: $165,200

David Milne

David Milne


May 27, 2011

Estimate $60,000-$80,000

Realised: $153,400

John Hoyland

John Hoyland

December 07, 2017

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $52,800

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Our Fees

We charge the vendor a commission based on a percentage of the hammer price on each lot. Please see the standard commission rates.

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