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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.


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.

Adam Shum and Ahmad Qamar of Thread Genius

Sotheby’s buys AI start-up in bid to connect images with buyers

27 January 2018

Sotheby’s have purchased a New York-based artificial intelligence company that specialises in image recognition and ‘recommendation’ technology.

View of Venice by Canaletto

Sailing into the saleroom – Canaletto’s journey to auction aided by new video technology

11 January 2018

Among the highlights of the upcoming Old Master auction series in New York is a pair of vedute by Canaletto (1697-1768) for which Sotheby’s have produced a promotional video using CGI animation.

1stdibs moves dealer names after website 'upgrades'

13 November 2017

1stdibs has changed the way it displays objects for sale on its website.

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Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory

23 October 2017

As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers

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New online portal connects collectors through commission-free sales

10 October 2017

A site where collectors can buy and sell artwork with no commission or intermediary has launched online.

Kairos

Online dealer hub to offer monthly payments for design buyers

09 October 2017

A new platform for antiques and design dealers has launched online.

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All eBay final value fees now subject to VAT

04 September 2017

For the first time eBay is applying VAT to the fees of its business sellers.

Sotheby’s tears up online-only pricing model

28 August 2017

Sotheby’s has upped the ante in the digital auction space by scrapping buyer’s premium for online-only sales.

Editor’s comment: Sotheby’s serious intent in the silly season

28 August 2017

It’s late August and the art market continues its summer slumber.

British Museum

British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.

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Goodman’s Fine Art Bourse falls foul of Facebook’s nudity rules

10 August 2017

Tim Goodman’s Fine Art Bourse (FAB) has entered into an advertising row with Facebook over nudity rules at the social media giant.

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Clarice Cliff goes online only at Christie’s

07 August 2017

The collection of Clarice Cliff formed by André Aerne, a voice professor at Butler University in the US who died last year, will be offered in an online sale at Christie’s this month.

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