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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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10 Clarice Cliff highlights offered in Christie’s online-only sale

02 August 2017

Christie’s are offering a collection of Clarice Cliff in an online-only sale for the first time this month.

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Cork Street gallery seeks to widen buyer base by welcoming Bitcoin

06 July 2017

A Cork Street gallery has become the first in the UK to accept digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

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TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.

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eBay to introduce VAT payments to UK traders

18 May 2017

Professional eBay sellers in the UK with turnover of more than £85,000 will be asked to pay VAT on their fees when the online marketplace restructures later this year.

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Online buyers boost spend according to Hiscox Online Art Trade Report

02 May 2017

The overall value of online sales in the art market increased by 15% in the last year, though many buyers remain cautious about purchasing in this way, according to the annual Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

Hiscox Online Art Trade Report

Online art market up 15%, according to Hiscox Report

25 April 2017

The overall value of online sales in the art market increased by 15% in the last year although many buyers remain unconvinced about purchasing works online, according to Hiscox Online Art Trade Report.

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Patrick van der Vorst buys back Value My Stuff

08 March 2017

The founder of Value My Stuff, Patrick van der Vorst, has bought back the online valuation firm after its parent company Auctionata entered administration.

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Auctionata closes down after failure to find buyer

01 March 2017

Online auction house Auctionata is closing down after an attempt to find new investment failed to materialise.

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Cybercrime heads agenda at LAPADA Conference

24 February 2017

The ninth annual LAPADA Conference opened yesterday with a sobering reminder to dealers that they could fall victim to cybercrime.

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1stdibs shut dealer site over emails

07 January 2017

THE online antiques marketplace 1stdibs has shut down the website of a London dealer following a disagreement over promotional emails.

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Review of the Year 2016: Top online prices

01 January 2017

ATG delves into the data of its sister brand, online platform thesaleroom.com, to uncover this year's top prices for items bought online at auction.

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Review of the Year 2016 - ten highest prices over estimate

26 December 2016

ATG delves into the data of its sister brand, online platform thesaleroom.com, to uncover this year's top estimate-busters.

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Dealers and fairs trial new ‘.art’ domain

12 December 2016

A group of art and antiques dealers, fairs and museums have become the first to use the new internet domain name of ‘.art’.

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Antiques centre entrepreneur takes skills online as number of dealer portals grows

02 December 2016

James Podger, founder of Great Grooms Antiques Centre, has taken the ethos of his bricks-and-mortar dealer hubs online with the launch of a new dealer portal.

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Unravelling Instagram: five top tips for dealers using social media app

19 October 2016

Social media is a low risk, low cost outlet for dealers and auction houses to promote their wares.

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A new art auction hub seeks to rival eBay and similar platforms with low rates

22 September 2016

A new online auction platform featuring free listings and eight percent commission launched yesterday.

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Cotswold auction house acquire new permanent home

21 September 2016

The Cotswold Auction Company have moved into a new permanent saleroom in Cirencester.

New UK dealer portal launches after nearly 10 years of construction

30 August 2016

A new antiques sourcing website, Looking for Antiques, has been launched after a construction period of nine years.

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Ancient coin banned from eBay due to Nazi-like symbol

23 August 2016

An auction of a Thracian coin – minted in the city of Apollonia Pontica (in modern-day Bulgaria) in the 4th or 5th century BC – was halted by eBay on the grounds the listing was ‘hateful or discriminatory’.

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Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms

12 July 2016

Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.

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