1935 . . . it was a great year! It introduced the world to Technicolor, nylon and Gershwin's classic "Porgy and Bess". Even better, the first issue of The Woodbridge Advertiser rolled off the press. In the many years since, Ontario's Auction Paper has grown to become the No. 1 auction resource in Ontario.
When Roy Lavery named his budding publication after the nearest thriving town, Woodbridge, he couldn't have known that it would outgrow the name to become the premier auction paper of the province. What began primarily as a farm publication, has become the auction bible to antique dealers, collectors and weekend antique-hunters alike. The Woodbridge Advertiser lists over 2,000 auction sales a year.
Under the guidance of long-time owners Beverley and Karl Mallette, The Woodbridge Advertiser has expanded to offer more than auction listings.
Our pages regularly represent antique dealers advertising their shops and shows.
Life on the Farm features memories of rural life back in the day.
Folksy Tidbits is a snapshot of local Ontario community life during the 30s & 40s as represented through district news items, classified & auction advertising from early issues of The Woodbridge Advertiser.
Our Q & A column is a crossroads for auction, antique and related information.
Auction Feedback allows the auction community to relate recent happenings including record prices and unique buys.