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In Memory of Ron McLean, Auctioneer Extraordinaire


Ronald McLean, the patriarch and founder of modern-day Waddington’s, passed away this past Saturday morning, March 25, at the age of 92.

Ron will be remembered for both his business integrity and engaging charm, but most people will also fondly recall his skill, character and humour, as a wonderful auctioneer. Whether he was selling an eclectic, one of a kind piece to an anxiously excited client at a Waddington’s regular weekly auction, or a fine painting that was destined to grace the wall of a prominent collection offered in a catalogued auction, his auctioning style was the same, delivered in his broad, Northern England accent. Informed, at the same time entertaining, and never missing a bid.

In contrast to this new era of anonymous and impersonal online auctions – Ron, sitting above the crowd and declaring an item he was offering as “not hard sold” was the classic old school auctioneer.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held in early May at Waddington’s.
Posted: 3/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Duncan McLean


Waddington’s Canada 150 Auction


The Canada 150 auction is a special Waddington's event celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary featuring art and objects of historical and cultural significance. Some may be whimsical, others more important, all drawn together to celebrate and tell the stories of 150 years of Canadian art and culture.

Waddington's is proud to be Canada's oldest auction house, founded pre-Confederation. Our deep well of expertise crosses multiple collecting categories, showcasing our rich passion and capacity for scholarship and linking our heritage to Canada's. This specialized auction will share in the excitement of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

We are pleased to accept consignments for this auction, please contact Sean Quinn for further information: sq@waddingtons.ca

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CITY OF TORONTO QUEEN VICTORIA DIAMOND JUBILEE ENAMELLED GOLD MEDAL, 1897

Estimate: $2,000—3,000

PROVINCE OF CANADA LAND GRANT TO SIR SANFORD FLEMING, 1856

Estimate: $300—400



LARGE SILVER CANADIAN INDIAN PEACE MEDAL, 1860

Estimate: $2,000—3,000





AFTER JOHN S.C. SCHAAK (ACTIVE WESTMINSTER 1761-1769), BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL JAMES WOLFE, COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF HIS MAJESTY’S FORCES ON THE EXPEDITION AGAINST QUEBEC, 1759

Estimate: $3,000—5,000

JOHN MARSHALL & CO. ‘CANADIAN SPORTS’ LARGE BASIN, 1880S

Estimate: $150—250
Posted: 1/27/2017 9:00:00 AM
By: Tess McLean


Spring Fine Jewellery Auction


In all forms of collecting, one of the most important factors in determining the value of an item is its rarity. For over a century, manufacturers of fine watches have recognized this and periodically they have created special limited edition offerings whose small production runs guarantee rarity. The spring 2015 Fine Jewellery And Watch auction features numerous fine wrist and pocket watches including two very special examples of these limited edition watches.

The first is a Montblanc wristwatch produced just a few years ago … the Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Mono-Pusher Chronograph. This line of watches pays homage to Nicolas Rieussec, who in 1821 patented the world’s first chronograph. Rieussec’s “Time Writer” was a box with spinning discs, and was created to track the running times of multiple horses in an 1821 Parisian horse race, to an accuracy of a quarter of a second. Montblanc’s design of the watch reflects the spinning discs of Rieussec’s Time Writer, and this 18k white gold and diamond watch had only 15 examples created, of which we are proud to offer #10.

The second limited edition watch comes from almost a century earlier …. a Gruen 50th Anniversary pocket watch celebrating Dietrich Gruen’s 1874 patent for a new watch pinion. The extravagant watch was issued in 1924, and retailed for $500. Gruen made 600 examples, representing the 600 months in 50 years of watch production, and each featured a hand-made and engraved 23 jewel movement created entirely of 12k rose gold. Watch #72 of 600 will be part of our Spring Fine Jewellery And Watch Auction, along with fine wrist and pocket watches by Rolex, Cartier, Tiffany, Chopard, Vacheron & Constantin, Patek Philippe, Le Roy, August Ericsson, IWC and Piaget.

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Posted: 5/10/2015 12:00:00 AM
By: Donald McLean


As one auction season ends, another is soon underway…


Upcoming Auction Highlights
2014 was extremely busy at Waddington’s with 21 live auctions, 43 online auctions, several selling exhibitions and numerous fundraising events. Across our various departments we brought together 4,219 successful bidders with over 12,000 lots consigned by 3,039 vendors. And our Canadian art department set 12 new artist’s auction records this year!

Our success in 2014 was in great part due to our diversity of knowledge and experience, and our broad market networks. Waddington’s is well equipped to handle your items not only through our traditional departments, but anything you can challenge us with no matter how unique.

For me, the stand-out items are not always the most valuable ones. In 2014, what I found the most intriguing was The Billy Jamieson Collection of everything macabre, magical and outrageous – including a wooden New Guinea cannibal fork, a 19th c human tooth necklace, a pair of Houdini’s handcuffs and a commemorative slice of Jumbo the Elephant’s tusk originally presented to Mrs. P.T. Barnum.

Other 2014 auction highlights were a 16th c gilt bronze Buddha, a stone sculpture by Inuit artist Davidialuk depicting the story of Katyutayuuq, a rare set of 12 Imperial Russian dinner plates, a 19th c Napoleonic chess set depicting the Battle of Algiers, Sir Isaac Brock's Knighthood Commission document, an Elizabethan (1580) silver-mounted Tigerware jug, an Andy Warhol portrait of Karen Kain, and an important J.E.H MacDonald oil sketch for a major AGO collection canvas.  Now how’s that for diversity!

Spring 2015 will see Waddington’s offer yet another unique collection to complement our traditional department offerings: 250 pieces from the ‘FXSMITH Studio Collection’ including movie costumes and props from films like The X Men series and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. 

We invite you to be part of our Spring 2015 season and to consider a consignment opportunity with us. Whether live, online or through private sale, we can provide the best forum to buy or sell.

Winter 2015 Newsletter (PDF)

Spring 2015 Auction and Consignment Schedule (PDF)

— Duncan McLean
President

Posted: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
By: Duncan McLean


IN MEMORY OF TOLLER CRANSTON


(1949 – 2015)

Toller Cranston lived in a grand Victorian home on Pembroke Street in downtown Toronto in the 1980s. Waddington’s was on Queen Street East at that time – on the other side of Moss Park, a short walk away. Toller was a regular at all our auctions, which in those days included twice-weekly estate auctions offering anything and everything to be found in a home. Toller was always on the hunt for the wild, the colourful, the outrageous, the beautiful and anything over the top. His favourite expression when he saw something he had to have was: “It’s beyond the beyond!” Pieces Toller had to have included an Italian Murano green glass indoor fountain that was destined for his bay window (where it actually worked once installed); a huge black metal sculpture of a flying raven; as well as every antique, carved wood cherub he could find.

One evening, I was hanging out with Toller and Bill Kime, another friend from Waddington’s, at his home. In our conversation Toller declared that it was time for him to start selling a few pieces to help spark a change in his life. This was during a difficult period for Toller, in the twilight of his skating career, and feeling unappreciated by the art world. (I remember a large canvas he had recently painted of classically Victorian dressed skaters on a frozen outdoor pond. On a hill next to the pond, a sinister-looking tree with another skater hanging by the neck from a branch over the frozen pond. That was Toller – dramatic and dark-humoured.)

Bill suggested that the best way to sell his pieces was not a few at a time, but all at once as a big event that would generate excitement; create a buzz in Toller’s world of art and entertainment. Toller loved the theatre of big events – and he was immediately excited by the prospect. In June 1991, after many days of working closely with Toller to catalogue the collection and produce a catalogue, Waddington’s offered the contents of his three-story house over a three-session auction. Invitations to the preview party were highly sought. Fans, collectors, voyeurs and media spilled out our front doors the evening of the first auction. And as predicted, the sale of his home and its contents allowed him to “reinvent himself”. Toller bought a magnificent estate in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico’s artist colony, where many ex-pat Canadians including Leonard Brooks and Toller’s good friend Gary Slipper were already settled. A new chapter of his life.

The reality is, Toller had already reinvented himself several times – from virtuoso world-champion skater, to caustic commentator to devoted coach – Toller had pushed the limits of a restrictive sport at every leap and turn. As a painter, Toller’s work was like his artistry on ice. Graceful, sensual, provocative, at times dark, or exploding with colour and energy. Defying tradition and eschewing conformity.

Toller lived large. He craved attention and appreciation, but he also spoke the truth as he saw it – which often landed him on the wrong side of the establishment. He had a wicked sense of humour and could slay his critics with a mere word or two. Toller was brilliant. He should be honoured as one of Canada’s most remarkable creative forces for changing the Canadian landscape in so many ways. Toller was a friend. He was generous, he was fun, he was both a social animal and a solitary man, a mercurial temperament who would disappear for months and then return with bravado.

Toller will be missed. By me, by those who had the chance to enter his magical life, and everyone else who will be touched by his creative legacy.

Duncan McLean
27/01/15


This photograph of Toller’s main floor living room was taken by Joy von Tiedemann and used as the auction catalogue cover. It’s a wonderfully mad room that is all Toller.





These images of Toller and his home were simply taken down off his wall to be used in the auction catalogue.





These images are of the auction preview displaying Toller’s immense and diverse collection. Waddington’s gallery had never looked so vibrant, so colourful or so fantastic!



Posted: 1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
By: Duncan McLean


Fall Jewellery Auctions


The Jewellery department is closing 2014 with a series of three auctions. First up will be another of our popular online auctions of Silver And Costume Jewellery, October 27 - 30. As always, the auction is composed of an eclectic mix of antique to modern pieces by well-known designers, international artisans and lesser-known craftsmen. Among the names represented in this auction are Tiffany, Jensen, Cartier, Sherman, Levin, Vidal, Hardy, Wanamaker, Haskell, Dior, Sigi, Morris, Chanel, Coro, Forstner and Birks.

Our online auction will be followed closely by our Quarterly Jewellery And Numismatic Auctions, on November 5. This will be a large auction combining the coins, bank notes and stamps of several numismatic collections with silver and gold jewellery and watches from numerous estates and consignors.

Our final auction of this year is the December 2 Fine Jewellery Auction. As well as a fine selection of jewellery, the auction will include a number of desirable wrist and pocket watches, and features examples from different eras in the history of Rolex. A circa 1915 Rolex “Trench” watch, so called due to its design for use in the trenches of World War I, represents the earliest years of the firm. Its flip-up silver cover over the dial is called a shrapnel guard, designed to protect the watch from flying debris. Inside the case is the hallmark of the firm Wilsdorf & Davis, the original name for the Rolex company, and the case back is engraved for a Lieutenant of the 66th battery of the Canadian Field Artillery and the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

From the 1920’s, we have a rare Rolex pocket watch. Pocket watch sales world-wide were already waning with the post World War I use of wristwatches so Rolex never produced very many, instead focusing on their development of the wristwatch features they became famous for, such as the waterproof “Oyster” case and perpetual movements. From the 1950’s we have a two fine Rolex examples. The first is a gold-cased “Bubbleback” Oyster, a nick-name derived from the bulbous back of the watch which houses the rotor of the automatic wind movement, and the second is an early steel cased Oyster Perpetual in perfect original condition. Finally, there is a beautiful 1960’s example of a Rolex Tudor Oyster Perpetual Submariner. In 1946, Rolex opened a second line of watches, naming them “Tudor” in recognition of Rolex’s English origin, and this Submariner represents one of the most collectible watches sold under the Tudor name.

The consignment deadlines for these exciting auctions are only weeks away, so please don’t hesitate to contact our department if you are considering the sale of any jewellery, watches or numismatics.

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Posted: 10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Donald McLean


Spring Fine Jewellery Auction


For several years, the demand for pearls has been diminished by the large quantities of inexpensive freshwater pearls available on the market. That may now be slowly reversing as there appears to be renewed interest in the more traditional varieties of pearls, many of which are featured in this auction.

Natural pearls are typically found in older pieces of jewellery. These are pearls which formed naturally in the oyster without any human intervention. In the recent marketplace, they have been the exception and have seen several years of escalating prices in auctions worldwide. We are lucky to have a fine six strand necklace of natural pearls featured in this auction, complete with a GIA certificate of natural origin, and in lot #72 we have a great example of the use of small natural pearls to accent a 19th century brooch.

The smallest pearls are seed pearls, those under 2mm in diameter, which are often used to decorate gold jewellery. When you string them as a necklace their lustre and small size gives a dramatic shimmer, and groups of these strings can make wonderful twist necklaces. Lot #62 is a Secrett's creation using thousands of seed pearls arranged in 80 separate strands, and an 18k gold clasp, to form a stunning collar necklace.

If larger pearls are your preferred style, our auction has two cultured pearl double strand necklaces both composed of fine quality cultured pearls, with one of the necklaces featuring a unique split clasp allowing them to be worn as either a single or a double strand. Lot #77 is a similar necklace created with baroque, or off-round pearls, which gives the necklace a less formal look. For buyers who are looking for pearls of substantial size, we are offering lot #44, a single graduated strand of South Sea pearls with exceptional lustre and nacre. Large South Sea pearls are also featured in other jewellery in the auction including a pair of gold, diamond and pearl drop earrings, and a wide platinum and diamond band.

Good pearls have a nice thick nacre to give them that wonderful lustre and glow, and they take a long time to create. A good cultured pearl can need as long as ten years in the water to form. Unfortunately, the economic pressures of needing to make them cheaper and quicker has resulted in a dramatic shortening of the time spent forming the pearl, and there are cultured pearls on the market today that are of a quality that would have been unacceptable 25 years ago. We are pleased to be able to offer this selection of quality pearls and we hope you enjoy viewing the range of pearl sizes, ages and varieties found in this auction.

— Donald McLean
Senior Specialist, Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics

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Posted: 6/9/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Donald McLean


Specialists' Preview - Spring 2014 Auction Highlights
April 3 – 8, 2014


Sometimes what’s old is truly new again. Traditionally, Waddington’s held our much anticipated Fine Art Auctions bi-annually, a dedicated week of previewing and selling the best we had to offer for that season from all our departments. Previewed as an enormous mix of wonderful and eclectic, rare and beautiful, classically traditional and wildly eccentric, there was something for everyone and for every taste. As all our departments grew, it became unwieldy to organize all our auctions and previews into the same time period. Spreading the auctions throughout the spring was more manageable, and the departments began to conduct business more autonomously, focused on their core proven markets and clients.

Fast forward ten years and we see an evolution in market tastes and buying trends. Today, fewer people collect as a hobby in pursuit of objects from a narrow, focused area of interest. Nowadays people are more likely to collect to decorate their home or business – and they’re much more willing to mix cultures, textures and periods to create an individualized environment. In reflection, our traditional preview settings more suited to the current more diversified market. They made it easy to imagine how things would look in situ – how an English highland painting might look beside the Sorel Etrog sculpture already in your home, how the clean and powerful lines of an Inuit sculpture could complement your Group of Seven canvas. How a delicate Chinese vase is flattered by art deco bronze figures and English silver candle sticks. It was almost like looking at the pages of a décor magazine.

So we’re borrowing from the past. We’re bringing back the multi-department preview to demonstrate how great but different art can blend together. Our specialists (some of the best in the world in their various categories of expertise) have handpicked their favourite items from their spring season auctions. The most interesting, most eclectic, and in some cases the most valuable, to be previewed together in our gallery in one glorious display. And to further enhance the experience, we’ve also invited Farrow & Ball to be part of the display, weaving in the colour palette and wallpaper highlights from their spring season.

We look forward to sharing some of our favourite things with you.

Please be sure to visit April 3 – 8.

Posted: 3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Duncan McLean


2013 Jewellery Auction Results


The jewellery department enjoyed a very successful 2013. We held a total of 12 auctions through the year, including 3 on-line auctions, and finished the year with sales of well over $1.5 million. It was also a record year for the number of lots to pass through the department with over 2,500 lots reaching the podium.

Our two 2013 Fine Jewellery Auctions were both led by 19th century gold and silver brooches. In June, the catalogue cover featured a beautiful floral brooch set with demantoid garnets, a particularly rare and beautiful gemstone. The brooch generated considerable world-wide interest and was hammered down for $9,000. Six months later, the catalogue cover again featured an old brooch, this time a wonderful bow brooch centring a large old mine cut diamond. This brooch also exceeded expectations and sold for $15,600, an indication that the market for high quality antique pieces remains as strong as ever. These two auctions saw the return of higher quality pocket watches being included in the Fine Jewellery. The market for pocket watches as always been unpredictable ... up one auction and down the next .... but this past year considerable interest has been shown in the rarer makes, movements and complications, with prices further boosted by the high gold prices we presently enjoy. We hope to see this market continue as we will be featuring a considerable number of pocket watches over the next 6 months. Wristwatches enjoy a much firmer market, and high-end wristwatches are always among the most popular lots in the auctions. Examples by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Cartier, Panerai and Piaget all brought solid prices in these auctions, and their popularity seems to continue to be on the increase.

Waddington's various on-line auctions have been an extremely popular addition to our auction schedule. Our bi-annual auctions of Signed Silver And Costume Jewellery always feature an array of affordable jewellery, spanning from the simple and sublime to the wacky and visionary. Our 2013 auctions featured jewellery by Canadian designers including Maryon Kantaroff and Poul Petersen, pieces by major manufacturers such as Cartier, Tiffany, Christian Dior, Miriam Haskell and Georg Jensen, and a wide spectrum of artisan work from Mexico, Israel, Norway, England, and of course, the United States. In particular, there were numerous pieces by the Canadian designer Sherman highlighted by a clear rhinestone bangle which sold for $1,600. We were very pleased with the results of Waddington's first auction comprised solely of First Nations Jewellery which enjoyed considerable interest from across Canada. Two small gold pins by famed Haida artist James McGuire sold for $1,850 each in this auction which also featured works by Charlie Harper, Amos Dawson and Earl Muldon.

Our relatively new Numismatics Auctions continue to grow in popularity and attendance. A massive collection of world coins from a private estate dominated the May auction, and required extended public preview times due to the sheer quantity of coins to be reviewed. The auction ended with the majority of the lots bringing twice the estimate or more. In all the 2013 Numismatic Auctions, the stars were the paper currency, with good banknotes continuing to bring great prices in the sale room. Two rare Canadian notes, a Dominion Bank 1900 $5 and an Imperial Bank 1886 $5 together sold for $19,200, despite there relatively poor condition, and a Dominion Of Canada 1923 $2 note brought $1,560.

Don P. McLean, B.Sc., F.G.A.
Company Director, Jewellery and Watch Specialist
Waddington's Auctioneers and Appraisers
dpm@waddingtons.ca
Phone : 416-847-6170
Main Line : 416-504-9100
North America Toll-Free : 1-877-504-5700
Fax : 416-504-0033
Posted: 1/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Donald McLean


Waddington's Fall 2013 Fine Jewellery Auction


Waddington's twelfth and final jewellery auction of 2013 is an offering of 130 premier lots selected from consignments over the last 6 months. Although many of the jewellery items in this catalogue represent single item consignments by members of the public, there are also larger consignments from an estate of a prominent Toronto family and the Ontario Public Guardian And Trustee. The items we hold for these catalogue auctions are not selected solely for their high value, they are also selected for their unique characteristics and a high quality of craftsmanship which warrants their place here in the Fine Jewellery Auction. The result is an auction composed of a wide variety of content, with something for everyone.

The catalogue cover features a fine 19th century silver and gold bow brooch set
with an unusually cut oval diamond which appears to be much larger than its
2.25ct weight, in a mount studded with another 9 carats of bright old cut diamonds. Before platinum was widely available, silver was the metal of choice for setting diamonds, and the large facets on the old cut stones in this brooch would have made it come alive in the candle and lamp light of its period.
Inside the catalogue you will find a selection of beautiful gemstone rings. High
quality rubies are getting very scarce in the market as colour-enhanced stones are becoming more common place, and we are very pleased to have a selection of five rings set with fine rubies, including a 4 carat stone certified as not heat treated or enhanced. There are three jade and diamond rings, all of good quality, but all different in look and design, and a ring set with an aquamarine of exceptional colour and clarity. For our buyers who are looking for something a little different in coloured stones, there are also rings set with a brilliant green peridot, a vivid violet-blue sapphire, and a rich maroon coloured rhodolite garnet.

The auction features 12 solitaire rings with diamonds of more than one carat in
weight, with four being over the two carat mark. Of particular interest in this auction is a variety of rings, earrings and pendants set with fancy yellow diamonds including a 0.64ct. pear cut GIA certified as natural fancy intense green-yellow, a very unusual colour.

The market for fine vintage wristwatches is as strong as ever, and the back of our
catalogue features a classic collectible watch. The LeCoultre "Mystery" Watch is
unique in its lack of any hands on the dial. Diamonds, seemingly floating over
the dial, denote the time in this rare automatic wind example of this famous
watch model. We are also pleased to have another classic in the auction, a 1950's example of the Patek Philippe Calatrava, one of the most desirable of the Patek models.

We invite you to enjoy the catalogue, preview and auction of this varied collection of fine examples of jewellery and watch making.

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— Donald McLean
Senior Specialist,
Jewellery, Watches and Numismatics


Posted: 11/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
By: Donald McLean


Jewellery Department


Just in time for your Christmas and holiday shopping, the Jewellery Department is ending 2012 with a flurry with over 700 lots going on the block in November and December. The Quarterly Auctions of mid November bring a huge selection of gold jewellery in a wide variety of forms, together with some interesting quantities of costume jewellery. There are watches, wristwatches, unmounted gemstones and small groupings of antique pieces rounding out the 400 lot auction. Also coming up in November is another of our Numismatic Auctions which will feature the usual selection of Canadian Mint product and silver content coins, together with a large assortment of gold coins from all over the world. Good coins and bank notes remain a popular form of collectible at a time when many of the traditional forms of collectibles are seeing their market interest dwindling, and we will be continuing the Numismatic Auctions through 2013.

On December 4th, just a few weeks after the November auctions, we will be holding our auction of Fine Jewellery And Watches. This 250 lot auction will be the largest selection of fine jewellery and watches Waddington’s has ever offered in a single evening. There are over a dozen diamond solitaire rings with stones up to 4.70ct., several significant strands of pearls, and finely crafted pieces by many of the biggest names in jewellery including Tiffany, Cartier, Gucci, Hermes, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb, Stittgen, Secrett, Mindham, Bulgari, Bancelin, Fope, Lapponia, Lalaounis, Antoniazzi, Tufenkjian and Barry Kiesselstein.

Complementing the jewellery there is a selection of fine wristwatches for both men and women. A rare reference #1655 “Steve McQueen” Rolex Explorer II and a lady’s Chopard “Ice Cube” set with 920 diamonds are among the wristwatch highlights. Other makers represented in the auction include Cartier, Patek Philippe, Corum, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and Baume & Mercier.

The Fine Jewellery Auction will also include over 25 pocket watches. The selection includes a Stolz Freres automaton repeater plus 6 other minute repeaters. There is a 1930’s Cartier gold and enamel dress pocket watch, a Jules Jurgensen with the original box and signed certificate, fine pocket watches by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysee Nardin, A. Lange & Sohne, Henry Sandoz, James McCabe, Edward Dent and L. Vrard, plus a variety of American Railroad Grade watches by Waltham, Hamilton and Elgin.

Looking forward to 2013, our Quarterly Jewellery and Numismatic Auctions will be held in February, May, September and November, and our bi-annual Fine Jewellery Auctions will be part of Waddington’s spring and fall catalogue auction line-up.

The online auctions will also continue, with our next Costume & Silver Jewellery and Luxury Accessories Auction in the early spring. The luxury accessories component of these auctions was a new addition started in 2012, and features a wide variety of items by coveted names. In 2012, our auctions included Hermes scarves, purses by Louis Vuitton and Chanel, leather goods by Gucci, and a range of Cartier and Tiffany pens, lighters, keychains and wallets. We hope to continue to offer this type of material in our 2013 auctions as it has proven to be a very popular addition to the sales. Also planned for the spring of 2013 is an online auction of First Nation Jewellery to include silver and gold jewellery of Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and Haida origin.



We are always pleased to hear from clients who would like to consign a single piece, or an entire collection, to one of these auctions and we wish everyone all the best for the holidays.
Posted: 11/13/2012 1:13:00 PM
By: Jamie Long


Sneak Peak at this Year's Presents


The Jewellery Department is burning the midnight oil as we prepare to end the year with a flurry of auctions, offering up almost 700 lots during the last 2 months of 2011. The Nov. 15th Numismatic Auction promises to be one of the biggest ever for Waddington’s with fine examples of many collectible Canadian coins and bank notes, dozens of gold coins from around the world, and literally thousands of silver dollars. The following day there will be another of our huge Quarterly Jewellery Auctions with 400 lots of jewellery being put on the block. This auction, as always, will feature a wide spectrum of gold and diamond jewellery and includes dozens and dozens of pieces that would be perfect Christmas gifts for someone special. For ladies shopping for their men, the last on-line auction of the year will be a small auction of Gentlemen’s Accessories and will include pens and lighters by Cartier, Tiffany and Waterman as well as cufflinks, money clips and tie bars. The year will close with the Fine Jewellery Auction on December 6th … over 100 select lots featuring diamond solitaire rings from one to ten carats jewellery by Tiffany, Cartier, Garrard and Fabergé beautifully crafted gold pieces and watches by Patek Philippe and Rolex.
Posted: 1/5/2012 3:39:00 PM
By: Jamie Long

UPCOMING AUCTIONS & EVENTS



Silver & Costume Jewellery and Accessories Online Auction
March 25 - 30, 2017


On View:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, March 27, 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Jewellery & Watch Auction
including Numismatics
Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 1:00 pm


On View:
Sunday 14 May 2017
from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm
Monday 15 May 2017
from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 16 May 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon


Fine Jewellery Auction
Tuesday 13 June 2017 at 7:00 pm


On View:
Friday 9 June 2017
from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11 June 2017
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday 12 June 2017
from 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon