Selling at Live Auction, Online Auction or by Private Gallery Sale

Heffel offers individuals, collectors, corporations and public entities a full-service firm 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, courier or email. Please provide us with photographic or digital reproductions of the artworks front and verso 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.

It is recommended that property for inclusion in our sale arrives at Heffel at least 90 days prior to our auction. This allows time to photograph, research, catalogue and promote works and complete any required work such as re-framing, cleaning or conservation. All property is stored free of charge until the auction; however, insurance is the Consignorís expense.

Consignors will receive, for completion, a Consignment Agreement and Consignment Receipt, which set forth the terms and fees for our services. The Sellerís Commission is the amount paid by the Consignor to the Auction House on the sale of a Lot, which is calculated on the Hammer Price, at the rates specified in writing by the Consignor and the Auction House on the Consignment Agreement, plus applicable Sales Tax. Consignors are entitled to set a mutually agreed Reserve or minimum selling price on their artworks.