Buy Privately

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Buy Privately
Through private sales, 888 Auctions connects buyers and sellers of great works of art outside of the auction room.

How can i find out what is currently for sale?
Our online galleries are constantly updated with fresh-to-market items with prices listed (all prices are in Canadian Dollars).
Each item is listed with pricing and availability. On the gallery page, click on the relevant category to find details and contact information.

Whow can I contact for help in acquiring a specific object or work of art?
If you have a general enquiry about buying privately, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

How will you find the object or work I am looking to acquire?
888 Auctions’ close relationship with its network of important collectors and collections gives us unparalleled access to procure exceptional objects and works of art.
If you are looking for a particular work of art and wish to conclude a time sensitive purchase, our specialists will source the piece you are searching for.

How does the level of discretion in a private sale differ from that of an auction?
We never disclose the identity of a buyer unless it is the express wish of the client to publicise their identity. While 888 Auctions releases auction prices to the public, all aspects of a private sale are kept in the strictest confidence.

How quickly could you identify property that closely matches my specifications?
We will do our utmost to quickly locate the item or items that best meet your needs, but depending on the rarity and uniqueness of the object, the timing may vary. Our specialists will continue to identify possible private sale opportunities until your requirements have been met.

How do I pay for my purchase?
As soon as the sale has been processed, the post-sale service team will send you an invoice and a shipping quote based on your shipping preferences. You can pay by bank transfer, cash, cheque or credit card (applicable to purchases of under $2,000). Payment must be sent from the invoiced party and not from a third party. We will also assist you through the paperwork and shipping processes, and other logistical details needed to finalise your purchase. There is a buyer’s premium of $20%.

How can I learn more about 888 Auctions' Private Sales?
Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us by phone at (905) 763-7201.