Heffel Fine Art Auction House and heffel.com are divisions of Heffel Gallery Limited. Together, our three operations offer individuals, collectors, corporations and public entities a full service structure for the successful de-acquisition of their artworks.
Interested parties should contact us to arrange for a private and confidential appointment to discuss their preferred method of disposition and to analyse preliminary auction estimates, pre~sale reserves and consignment procedures. This service is offered free of charge.
If you are from out of town, or are unable to visit us at our premises, we would be pleased to assess the saleability of your artworks by mail, email or courier. Please provide us with photographic or facsimile reproductions of the artworks and information pertaining to title, artist, medium, size, date, provenance, etc. Representatives of our firm travel regularly to major Canadian cities to meet with prospective sellers and purchasers.
It is recommended that property for inclusion in our sale arrives at Heffel Fine Art Auction House at least 90 days prior to our auction. Property for our online auction sale should arrive at least 5 days prior to the Internet posting of our sale. This allows time to photograph, research, catalogue, promote, and complete any required work such as re~framing, cleaning or restoration. All property is stored free of charge until the auction; however, insurance is the Consignor's expense.
Consignors will receive, for completion, a Consignment Agreement and Consignment Receipt which sets forth the terms and fees for our services.
Live Auction Seller's Commission
The Seller's Commission rates charged by Heffel Fine Art Auction House for our live auctions are as follows:
10% of the successful Hammer Price for each lot sold for $7,500 and over;
15% for lots sold for $2,500 to $7,499; and
25% for lots sold for less than $2,500.
Consignors are entitled to set a mutually agreed Reserve or minimum selling price on their artworks.
Heffel Fine Art Auction House charges no Seller's penalties for artworks that do not achieve their Reserve price. However, we do charge a photography/cataloguing/internet posting charge of $275 to $500 for each Lot.
Online Auction Seller's Commission
Our Seller's Commission rates charged by heffel.com for our on~line auctions are the same as our live sales.
Heffel.com online auction photography, cataloguing and internet posting charges are $100 per item. We have no minimum commission for items consigned to our online auctions.
Rates and fees charged by Heffel Gallery Limited for private gallery sales are agreed upon an individual basis.