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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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Major names highlight Christie’s Contemporary art sale

12 February 2015

Christie’s evening sale post-war & Contemporary art in London posted a decent performance with some of the biggest names in the market headlining the auction.

The model for all electric guitars comes to auction

09 February 2015

The Black Beauty, the prototype for all Gibson Les Paul guitars, will appear at Guernsey Auctions’ February 19 sale in New York.

Art insurers cover auctions blighted by technical failure

02 February 2015

Specialist fine art insurance brokers Anthony Wakefield & Co. are to offer cover for auctions cancelled or abandoned due to technical failure.

Dreweatts opt for monthly collectors’ sales online

29 January 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to conduct monthly collectors’ sales in collaboration with website The Auction Room – the first taking place on February 4-5.

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George II bookcase takes £55,000 in Edinburgh

22 January 2015

Leading Lyon & Turnbull’s latest furniture and works of art sale in Edinburgh was this fine George II mahogany breakfront bookcase c.1755 in the manner of Vile and Cobb.

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Asian art and jewellery drive regional sales in 2014

16 January 2015

Annual auction totals hold steady across provincial salerooms.

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Huge interest expected for Dambuster pieces

14 January 2015

Five truly remarkable items of British wartime history are being offered for sale at J.P. Humbert Auctioneers of Towcester.

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Record-breakers of the Tudor realm

13 January 2015

A recent sale in London saw the auction records for Tudor coins rewritten by two choice examples of a golden denomination.

Funding pledge for Your Sculpture project

01 December 2014

A project to create a free, comprehensive photo catalogue online of all the sculptures held in UK public collections has moved a step closer thanks to a £2.84m pledge of support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Stanley Gibbons launch retail website

24 November 2014

Stanley Gibbons have launched their online collectables marketplace dealing in low-value stamps, coins, postcards and memorabilia.

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Right time, right place this time around, say Sotheby’s and eBay

25 July 2014

Twelve years after their first online collaboration, Sotheby’s and eBay have formed a second partnership to stream Sotheby’s sales worldwide.

New buyers, online sales and top-end art dominate

21 July 2014

Christie’s reported auction sales for the first half of 2014 of $3.6bn (£2.2bn), a 23% rise on the same period last year. Sotheby’s took $3.12bn (£1.9bn), a 22% increase.

Saleroom statistics show web bids on upward curve

28 May 2014

Unique visits to the-saleroom.com have risen by 80% in the last year. As of April 2014, the average number of visits per month has exceeded half a million.

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Building brand and trust the key to online success, say Hiscox

12 May 2014

Reputation and brand building is likely to become the single most important component to success in selling art and antiques online, a market now worth $1.57bn.

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ATG Digital now available

10 March 2014

A digital edition of Antiques Trade Gazette has been launched for all tablet users.

Hiscox launch self-valuation policy online

30 January 2014

Hiscox have launched what they say is a unique insurance policy allowing collectors to value their own items and sign up online for cover in minutes.

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Modern prints offered online

23 January 2014

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol are among the names included in a European vendor’s collection of 74 prints and editions offered at online-only outfit The Auction Room’s next sale.

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Woolley & Wallis launch Chinese version of website

30 October 2013

In keeping with changing market trends, Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury have launched a new Chinese version of their website.

New-look website for Asian Art in London

10 October 2013

The 16th staging of Asian Art in London from October 31 to November 9 is heralded by a new-look website.

Trading via the web after fire at shop

23 September 2013

Despite the fire ealier this month that engulfed his shop in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells, the Arts & Crafts dealer Peter Hoare is still trading via his website and by appointment.

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