Hello and welcome to my second blog posting!
First, I would like to thank all those who participated in March's past auction, and for making the monthly "Off The Wall" online auction a success. I truly can't believe it is almost April already!
Each month offers a variety of mixed works - from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. However, beauty is in the eye of the buyer. Nothing surprises me anymore! After working at Waddingtons.ca for 27 years and having probably seen over a million pieces of art, you'd think I might have seen it all. But sometimes, out of the blue, something will come in that will fill me with wonder and leave me saying "Wow, amazing!" (which is truly difficult to do .. ha ha).
For some of the auctions, you are probably in the same boat as me when I see how much works are sold for, given the conservative estimates I offer. This probably explains why 98% of the works offered each month are sold. My working motto is "I'm here to sell it, not showcase it". It's amazing and it works. The Off the Wall web page is one of the busiest in the company.
In April, "Off The Wall" has another great online auction from the 22nd to 25th. Works include pieces by Marion Long (2), Andre Bieler (5), Andre Lapine, Allen Sapp, Marmaduke Matthews, William Armstrong, Willem Hendriks, Guido Odierna, Wentworth Folkins, Bobs Cogill Haworth, Alexander Dzigurski, Bertram Brooker, Guy Michon (3), Horatio Walker, Leif Ostlund (6), Carl Beam, G. Osborn, Dick Ferrier, Geza Marich, Edmond Montague Morris, Farquhar McGillivray Knowles, Tom Scott, Antoine Blanchard, Nihan Basak (3), Albert J. Franck (4), Frederick S. Haines, Nicholas Hornyansky, Ted Bertram, L.A.C. Panton, Ernest A. Dalton, William John Hopkinson (2), and many more. Each piece is a high quality of work, with new pieces being consigned every day, so stay tuned for more to come!
Each day seems busier than the last with clients coming in to meet with me for various reasons. Whether they are downsizing their homes, inherited beautiful pieces or selling works they've had for years (or some just recently found), I am rarely at my desk! That said, if I don't answer my phone when you ring, please call the main line at (416) 504 - 9100, or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible.
For those of you wishing to consign for the April "Off The Wall" online auction, the deadline is April 10th by 5 pm. Finally, make sure to put the May dates into your calendar as the online auction will be running from May 13th - 16th, with consignments being accepted until May 1st.
Thanks for stopping by. I am looking forward to the myriad of online auctions coming up this Spring and can't wait to see what the Summer has in store (if it ever gets here!)
All the best,
Doug Payne (or as Ronald McLean used to call me... Bluto)