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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.


Dear (future) Prime Minister: a wish list from the art and antiques trade

06 July 2016

As our next Prime Minister negotiates our exit from the EU from September, she/he will have many pressing priorities. In this 'letter' the industry sets out its own priorities in the hope of relief from the red tape that bedevils our sector

Messum's partner the new FAX

01 June 2016

Fine Art Exchange (FAX), an online peer-to-peer marketplace for pictures, has launched with Cork Street dealer Johnny Messum as a partner.

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Dealer plans online market hub as fire destroys shop and stock

28 May 2016

A Scottish dealer whose stock and business went up in smoke has vowed to carry on with an online venture

Bonhams launch online-only auctions with single-owner watch sale

24 May 2016

Bonhams are launching into the internet-only auction arena with a timed sale of watches from a single-owner collection of a European nobleman.

Online auction tie-up as Auctionata and Paddle8 join forces

18 May 2016

Online auction firms Auctionata and Paddle8 are to merge.

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Here's to the next 45 years

20 April 2016

With ATG Media, publisher of Antiques Trade Gazette, celebrating its 45th anniversary at a party in central London, key industry figures attending the event gave their views on what ATG means to them and their businesses.

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BADA launch live auctions for members

12 January 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is to launch live online auctions for its members starting in June.

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"No buyer's commission and knowing who you're buying from" - Q&A with Michael Cohen, BADA Chairman

12 January 2016

With the British Antique Dealers’ Association to launch live online auctions for its members in June, ATG spoke with BADA Chairman Michael Cohen about the initiative.

SOFAA issue new T&Cs for online selling

02 December 2015

In response to the new Consumer Rights Act, the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers have produced two different versions of their model terms and conditions – one for bricks and mortar ‘onsite’ auctions and another for online-only sales.

Paddle8 secure $34m funding boost

02 November 2015

Online auction site Paddle8, who recently took space in Mayfair, have secured $34m in new funding.

BidSquare and the-saleroom strike online partnership deal

29 September 2015

Two leading online bidding platforms with a combined monthly audience of more than 800,000 have forged a partnership targeting fine art auctioneers and buyers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Auctionata buy ValueMyStuff

28 September 2015

Online auction house Auctionata have acquired the London-based online valuation company ValueMyStuff.

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LAPADA to relaunch website to boost dealers

23 September 2015

LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is to relaunch its website as a subscription-based online marketplace in a bid to boost the digital presence of its 600-plus members.

Bruno sells as 1stdibs raise new funding

17 September 2015

Online dealer marketplace 1stdibs has raised between $50m and $60m from venture capitalists Insight Venture Partners, Fortune magazine reports.

Phillips join Sotheby’s in streaming sales live on eBay

11 September 2015

Phillips are to begin-streaming their sales live on eBay’s platform for upmarket auctions of fine art and antiques.

Ambitious Dutch online auction firm aims to be a high-end eBay

30 July 2015

Dutch online auction business Catawiki has raised $82m to build its business.

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Godward’s dancer heads to online auction house

16 July 2015

The online auction house Fine Art Bourse (FAB) has announced a major consignment for its first sale in September. An Ionian Dancer by John William Godward (1861-1922) will be offered with $300,000-400,000 estimate.

Stanley Gibbons buy online wine auctioneer

16 July 2015

The Stanley Gibbons Group has bought online wine trading platform Bid for Wine.

HMRC investigate eBay traders

25 June 2015

Online sellers who use eBay are the focus of fresh attempts by HM Revenue & Customs to crack down on tax evasion.

Goodman and de Pury launch web-only auctions with promises to keep down fees

23 June 2015

Two senior members of the international auctioneering profession launch separate online-only ventures this week.

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