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Selling at Auction

There are many factors to consider when selecting an auction company. It is important to make yourself aware of an Auction Company’s expertise and history in selling items similar to your own. For example, you would not consign fine antiques to an Auction Company whose specialty is farm equipment or commercial machinery. Nor would you wish to consign fine art to a company without any expertise in that field.

Hall's Auction Services Ltd. specializes in antiques, fine furniture, collectibles, and objets d'art. Through our affiliate, Hodgins Art Auctions Ltd, we offer the resources and expertise to market fine original art.

In order for items to sell well at auction, care must be given to accurate cataloguing, effective display and preview prior to sale, and proper advertisement to both the general public and specific clientele. Every item consigned to Hall's Auction Services Ltd. is carefully examined, researched, and described for the auction catalogue - all at no additional cost to you.

Hall's Auction Services Ltd. has a mailing list of approximately 9000 clients in Calgary as well as across the country, into the United States and overseas. In addition, we provide detailed catalogues and formal previews to the public for all our auctions. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will respond to any questions from interested clients.

Hall's Auction Services Ltd. charges competitive commission rates for the sale of consignments. There are no additional fees for items credit card discounts, cataloguing, photography, or advertising. We encourage you to review our consignment contact for complete details.

A reputable auction company will be able to provide references. References from individual clients are available on request.

Hall’s Auction Services assists many estate lawyers, trust companies and corporations each year. Corporate clients of Hall’s and our fine art affiliate, Hodgins Art Auctions have included EnCana, Chevron Canada Resources, Talisman Energy, Bennett Jones, Dunphy Calvert, Milner Fenerty and Soby Boyden Lenz.

The procedures for selling at Hall's Auction Services Ltd. are quite simple.

Contact our office for an appointment to view your property. Special arrangements may be made to accommodate your needs and schedule. Upon viewing your property, we can provide educated pre-sale estimates and make suggestions as to consigning for a forthcoming auction.

Additionally, Hall's Appraisals Ltd. can provide accurate written appraisals and evaluations to be used in your decision making process.

Arrangements for delivery of property will also be discussed, and we will be happy to provide advice regarding reputable delivery services if required.

By law, consignors must be paid for items sold at auction within 21 (twenty-one) days of the sale. Hall’s deposits all monies from sales into a Trust Account on behalf of the consignor. Each consignor receives a complete accounting of the sale, listing each item, the amount it sold for, the amount of the commission and the amount of the net cheque for sold prices less our commission.

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