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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.


New Nahum website offers trade food for thought

09 September 2002

ST James’s art dealer Peter Nahum is behind a website just launched specifically with the art and antiques trade in mind. Called Penseroso, it has taken Mr Nahum and his team three years to develop and although there are already website systems aimed at the trade he feels none has fully understood the specialist needs of a dealer.

US online auctions law could set global precedent for Internet

02 September 2002

THE State of Illinois is on the verge of introducing a new law to tackle Internet fraud that could lead the way for legislation elsewhere in the US and across the world.

New venture aims to overcome traditional stumbling blocks of Web transactions

01 July 2002

A flat annual user fee of about £1100, private access to fresh-to-market high quality pieces, and no buyer’s premiums to pay. A pipedream? Not according to new venture Whozbuyingwhat.com, an antiques Website that is attempting to introduce a new concept in trading in the market.

eBay deal sees Yahoo close European sites…

27 May 2002

Yahoo will close five of its auction sites in Europe and instead promote eBay’s competing auctions as part of an agreement the companies announced on last week.

Investors take over Dargate in $160,000 cut-price deal

08 April 2002

A GROUP of investors has taken control of both Pittsburgh’s Dargate Auction Gallery and ewolfs, the troubled Cleveland-based dotcom enterprise.

Online view of museum collections

25 March 2002

THE trade will soon be able to scour museum collections all around the country from the comfort of their own homes.

Liquidation confusion

21 March 2002

FEARS that the UK arm of online sales provider icollector have gone bust are not founded, the company’s UK spokesman Mark Hill has reassured Antiques Trade Gazette.

Now eBay strike online deal with sothebys.com

05 February 2002

THE influence of eBay in the online antiques trade has increased further with the announcement of an online deal with sothebys.com.

Firm trends start to appear in US online auctions

29 January 2002

A NEW survey of US auctioneers shows distinct trends developing in online auctions that should help them establish their presence long term as part of the selling process for antiques.

Finelot ‘will thrive’ – Bly

21 January 2002

Finelot chairman John Bly reassured investors last week that the on-line dealership, which made a loss of £1.44m last year, should make a profit by 2004.

Web moves highlight online gap between US and UK

20 December 2001

First icollector close their London operation, now sothebys.com consolidate service in New York: Growing acceptance that the US antiques trade and collectors are happier to complete transactions online than their UK counterparts is illustrated by two major moves that have just been announced.

Yahoo case sets legal precedent over Internet

21 November 2001

YAHOO have succeeded in their court bid to deny French government jurisdiction over the firm’s activities outside France.

$6262 to be the man with the golden gun…

05 November 2001

Listed on eBay on October 15 with an opening bid of just $75, within seven days this gold plastic PEZ space gun dating from the late 1950s/early ’60s had attracted a final bid of $6262 (£4540). At today’s prices, that’s more than 22 times the cost of an ounce of real gold.

Cloudband finances hit by NY attacks

16 October 2001

Cloudband.com, the specialist Website firm for rugs and textiles, have had their financing badly hit as a direct result of terrorist attacks in New York on September 11.

New way of marketing online

10 October 2001

MASTERING search engines is the key to gaining better exposure on the Internet, according to one firm who have started offering an alternative to signing up to major portal sites.

Brick-and-mortar disputes may spell the end for ewolfs.com

29 August 2001

A DISPUTE over rent and refurbishment could spell the end of ewolfs.com, the Ohio-based online auction house, who have shed 20 of their 24 staff and shut down temporarily in the crisis.

ICollector to introduce fee to subscribers

28 August 2001

ICOLLECTOR intend to bring in more revenue by introducing a subscription rate of around £40 a month for their Auction Search service and extending banner advertising on their Website.

US online auctions firm launches bid to take over Icollector

21 August 2001

US-based Ableauctions have made an offer to acquire fellow online auctions firm ICollector in a share swap deal that values ICollector at £9.8m ($13.9m).

QXL suspend Hugh Scully’s valuation site

31 July 2001

QXL have temporarily suspended Hugh Scully’s antiques valuation site while they conduct a summer review of their services.

US look at tightening rules to beat Net fraud

11 July 2001

USA: THE United States government is taking serious steps to beat Internet fraud and is consulting leading e-commerce figures on how to go about it.

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