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The art and antiques market continues to grow its presence in the online sphere thanks to the development of online catalogues and auctions, dealer portal sites as well as giant trading sites such as eBay.


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How much for one of the first Apple computers? Here are seven realised prices ahead of the latest auction this week

20 May 2019

A chance to own one of the first Apple computers ever made is on offer at Christie’s online-only auction ending on Thursday.

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Final Margaret Thatcher auction is a white-glove affair at Christie’s

17 May 2019

An auction that coincided with the 40th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s historic election as the UK’s first female prime minister, raised a premium-inclusive £1.08m at Christie’s.

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Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

01 May 2019

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.

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Auction house Christie’s launches tie-up with online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs

17 April 2019

Christie’s will sell a collection of art and design objects through marketplace 1stdibs.

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Tech solution specifically designed for dealers to tackle fraud

15 April 2019

New technology designed to offer dealers a more secure way to accept payment aims to combat issues such as fraud, money laundering and other cybercrime facing the market.

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Hiscox report shows online art market on the up

08 April 2019

The global online art market recorded sales up 9.8% to $4.64bn (£3.5bn) in 2018, according to the seventh annual Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2019.

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Tech tackles rising fraud and money laundering in dealers’ market

03 April 2019

New technology designed to offer dealers a more secure way to accept payment aims to combat issues such as fraud, money laundering and other cybercrime facing the market.

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The web shop window - Victorian chair from Wick Antiques

01 April 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Scam alert sounded for art and antiques trade as email invoice fraud tops £100m

26 March 2019

The cost to firms of cyber fraudsters' invoice scams reached nearly £100m in 2018 and small businesses, such as those in the art and antiques trade, remain vulnerable, according to the latest report.

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Online record for Sotheby’s as economist Friedrich von Hayek’s Nobel prize medal brings major bidding

22 March 2019

A new record for any item sold in an online-only sale at Sotheby’s was set when the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science awarded to Friedrich von Hayek (1899-1982) sold for £950,000.

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The web shop window: Rewind Vintage

18 March 2019

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Norfolk auction house relaunch, Henry Aldridge & Son changes, Fellows fine jewellery and Artcurial's online-only sales - the latest business news from across the auction houses

08 March 2019

Norfolk sisters Catherine and Shelley-Anne Wilford have launched Beeston Auction House after the retirement of the owners of Townsend Auction Galleries.

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Ebay’s new tracking policy could lead to higher postage fees

08 February 2019

EBay has announced a change to its postal tracking policy as a caution against buyers who fraudulently claim they never received items that were sent.

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Modern British art dealer launches new website for paintings under £2000 to encourage new buyers

10 January 2019

Modern British art specialist Liss Llewellyn has divided its business across two buying platforms to help customers search for and find pictures from its 4000 items of stock more easily.

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Sale of Boris Becker's collection to go ahead next year, says auctioneer

06 December 2018

The auction house handling the much-contested sale of Boris Becker’s personal collection has said the event will now take place next year. It follows the bankrupt former tennis champion dropping his claim to diplomatic immunity.

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Online giant AbeBooks to continue trade in four countries after dealers remove books from site

12 November 2018

A mass boycott by more than 580 book dealers across 27 countries has forced AbeBooks to U-turn on its planned withdrawal from four countries.

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AbeBooks ‘not suitable sponsor’ for ABA as giant quits four markets

05 November 2018

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) has scrapped its sponsorship deal with Amazon-owned AbeBooks after the online book portal chose to quit selling in four countries.

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Sotheby’s expands into interior design market with relaunch of retail website

24 October 2018

Viyet, a website selling interior design objects, vintage and antique furniture which auction house Sotheby’s bought earlier this year, has been relaunched as Sotheby’s Home.

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‘Online bidders’ expectations are rising’

15 October 2018

We ask ATG’s Richard Lewis why thesaleroom.com is changing its commission fee.

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Online dealers’ platform scraps commission for sellers in a bid for “more transparent marketplace”

24 July 2018

The Kairos Collective, an online dealing platform for antique and designer furniture, has stopped charging commission on every sale as part of a major change in its trading model.

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