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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.

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.

Works on Paper Fair moves to Royal Geographical Society

22 May 2015

From 2016, the ‘Works on Paper Fair’ will move venue from the Science Museum to the nearby Royal Geographical Society, also in Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

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Christie’s billion dollar week of sales as Contemporary art market inflates further

14 May 2015

Christie’s evening sale of post-war and Contemporary art last night posted a premium-inclusive total of $658.5m (£445m) as the bumper fortnight of auctions continued in New York.

Online market totals $2.64bn says survey

11 May 2015

Global online art sales grew by 68% in 2014 to total $2.64bn, say Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, in their third annual survey of the market.

Sotheby’s start their new eBay experiment

26 March 2015

Sotheby’s have begun live streaming their sales on eBay’s new auctions platform.

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Tiffany lamp puts others in the shade

17 February 2015

This Tiffany Studios c.1905 table lamp proved the highlight of Denhams’ recent fine art sale in Horsham, Sussex. It was an unusual visitor to the UK regional saleroom.

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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.

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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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.