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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.


The French vintage furniture platform Selency was founded by Maxime Brousse and Charlotte Cadé in 2014. Now it is live for UK users.

Online Parisian vintage furniture platform launches in UK

30 April 2018

A French online marketplace for vintage furniture and home decorating items has launched a UK website.

How Christie's, Bonhams, Fellows, Sworders and Sotheby's are preparing for GDPR's new data protection rules

30 April 2018

Auctioneers have told ATG the preparations they are making for sweeping new rules that will affect how they store and use personal data, due to be implemented in the EU on May 25.

Online market expects competitive year with growth at 12%

23 April 2018

The online art market’s growth is slowing but the use of mobile phones to buy art continues to increase.

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten manuscript for ‘Born to Run’ goes up for auction

20 April 2018

A handwritten working manuscript of the 1975 Bruce Springsteen breakout hit 'Born to Run' comes up for auction at Sotheby’s online in June.

Christie's

Auction house to host technology summit to tackle questions on blockchain in the art world

19 April 2018

Christie’s is to host a one-day conference called Art+Tech Summit to investigate the potential applications of blockchain within the art market.

Hockney

Online art market up 12% to $4.2bn but growth slowing according to latest Hiscox Report

17 April 2018

The growth of the global online art market slowed in 2017 as price transparency remains a key issue for new buyers.

BADA Instagram

BADA chief welcomes “huge” step as Instagram launches ‘Shopping’ feature in the UK

20 March 2018

Instagram is making it easier for businesses to make sales by extending its ‘Shopping’ feature to eight new countries, including the UK.

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Online sales hit ‘new high’ as market grows

19 March 2018

Online channels are an increasing source of new buyers for both auction houses and dealers, despite the art and antiques sector being behind the wider economy when it comes to use of ecommerce, a new global report says.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

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Case study: Germany's online auction record

12 March 2018

An auction house in a small Bavarian town sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate back in November 2017 – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

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BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus

05 March 2018

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.

Messum's

Messum's launches online shop for more affordable works

28 February 2018

Art dealership Messum’s in Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a shop from its website.

Lot-tissimo.com

ATG acquires German online sales platform

26 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) – owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom. com – has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Lot-tissimo.com

Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s buying spree continues – auction house expands into interior design market

13 February 2018

Sotheby’s has bought Viyet, a website for interior design, vintage and antique furniture.

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Forum now serving the drinks after Stanley Gibbons purchase

12 February 2018

Forum Auctions is expanding into the wine and spirits market with the purchase of the assets of Bid for Wine from Stanley Gibbons.

eBay offices

EBay drops Paypal after signing with new payment platform

08 February 2018

Across the next five years, eBay is to drop PayPal in favour of a new online payment processor. The e-commerce giant says the decision to use Dutch firm Adyen to process future payments will benefit both sellers and buyers.

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‘No other auction house does this much business online’ says Heritage

05 February 2018

Heritage Auctions says more than half of its sales are now made through the internet.

Heritage Auctions app

Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.

Heritage Auctions app

The low-down on Heritage Auctions’ mobile coin app

05 February 2018

Texas-based fine art and collectables specialist Heritage Auctions announced a number of new developments to its mobile app last month. Advances included one-touch mobile bidding and an extension to the barcode scanning facility for coins.

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