Selling at an Auction
Whether a fine art, an antique or an estate auction, the auction process is a true representation of the market place. Our appraisers at A.H. Wilkens work with clients (including private individuals, estate executors and professionals) to help estimate the value of their items or collections prior to going to auction.
Auction items at A.H. Wilkens are given the fairest opportunity to achieve their true value because they are properly advertised and accurately described.
The Auction Process
- We begin the auction process with an onsite evaluation of your goods; if this cannot occur due to timing or location constraint, we can provide appraisals through photographs delivered through email or mail.
- We will then provide a written evaluation or general verbal overview on a case by case basis.
- Following the valuation, we can help you plan the move by recommending packers, movers or organizers to facilitate an easy transition.
- All goods are brought into either our downtown Toronto location or our downtown Oakville location and inventoried so that consignments are properly managed and kept up to date. All items from a consignment are kept within the location committed.
- A copy of the consignment is mailed to the seller as a record of what was brought in for sale.
- Following each auction a cheque is mailed out along with a breakdown of what was auctioned off from the inventory.
We do our best to close up consignments within three auctions (or the equivalent of four months).
Contact us for more information.