As Accredited Members of the International Society of Appraisers, we complete Appraisals of Fine Art, Sports Memorabilia, Sports Cards, Coins, Stamps , Collectibles and other Memorabilia.
Please note that we complete Appraisals for clients throughout the world. We don't necessarily need to see your items personally. Appraisals can be done from quality photos of your personal property items. We are the lowest cost Accredited Appraisers in Canada. Please see below in our FAQ section answers to the most common questions:)
Our ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gallery has also carefully selected "Collection-Quality Original Art" from established Canadian and International Artists at wholesale prices.
We are Open by Appointment Only. You can easily reach us by email or telephone please visit the Contact Us Page.
Each Month we Feature a special painting available for the month only at a discounted price. Payments can be made by PayPal , Cash or any Major Credit Card. Our price includes free shipping within the General Toronto Area. Packaging and courier shipping elsewhere in Canada is $100 and Internationally is $200.
Question: What do you do differently from an Auction House or a Dealer that provides Values?
Answer: Professional Appraisers determine the "Best Market" for your Personal Property. Typically, an Auction House or a Dealer will give you a Value based on "their" local market which often isn't the best market. Also, we provide written reports as necessary , according to USPAP standards, to justify our Values. Our reports are often required by Insurance Companies, Lawyers, Tax Authorities, etc.,
Question: How much do you charge for Appraisals?
Answer: The cost depends on the objective of the Appraisal and how much work is involved. For example, a Market Value appraisal for a single painting from a well known, high value, artist is $150 for a 8 -10 page report and an Insurance Appraisal may be $200 for a 10-12 page report. If you have several items (paintings, coins , cards, collectibles, etc., ) the costs would be much lower per item since we discount signficantly for several items. In general, our costs are in the low hundreds of dollars for written reports. We also do verbal appraisals and consulting which is much cheaper. For example, the rate is $150 per hour for a home visit within 25 km of our Gallery or $200 per hour for a home visit further within the GTA.
Question: I don't want to pay money and be disappointed?
Answer: We feel the same way! That is why initial consulations are no charge and we only complete appraisals when it is well worth doing for the client. We always strive for win/win situations and no negative reviews. Just call or write to us...we are easy to deal with!
Question: What makes the Original Artwork you carry different from other places?
Answer: All of the artists collected by the Gallery are established and known throughout Canada, North America or Internationally. We acquire "special" compositions from each artist. Our clients thus obtain rarer and more unique pieces. All paintings are on-site and available for immediate viewing and purchase. Please visit the Original Art page for a complete viewing.
The Gallery owner, Emil Simon, is an Accredited Member of the Acclaimed International Society of Appraisers, https://www.isa-appraisers.ca.
The Wellington Gallery has won business awards and hosted many sold out art shows featuring some of the top artists in the world, such as Steve Kaufman (colleague of Andy Warhol and recipient of the Picasso Ring by the Picasso Academy of Fine Art in Spain). We have also featured many of the top artists in Canada, such as Bruce K. Lawes, Ciba Karisik, Edward Spera, Ken Danby, Michael Adamson,Terry Watkinson, Toller Cranston, Robert Bateman, etc.