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Live online auctions reflect trends in trust and confidence

16 April 2013

ATG’s sister operation, the-saleroom.com, is the UK market leader in providing live online auction platforms and reflects the upward trends.

Blythe Road to sell pictures online

17 September 2012

The hub of specialist auctioneers in West London, 25 Blythe Road, founded by arms, armour and militaria specialist Thomas Del Mar, is launching web-based picture sales.

Private sales and the web remain Christie’s chief focus

23 July 2012

Christie’s first half results for 2012 show that the focus of competition at the top end of the international auction business remains the private sales market and online auctions.

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Versace two piece at CJM

19 July 2012

Over 200 items of vintage couture belonging to a former fashion model will be offered at an online auction by CJM Auctioneers on July 25.

Christie’s commit to more online-only auctions

02 July 2012

Christie’s are broadening their range of activity by launching their first online-only sale, Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines that will be open for bidding from August 6 to 20.

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Olympic poster that tells torchbearer’s story

27 June 2012

This original poster for the 1948 Olympic Games by Walter Herz (b.1909) will be offered at Onslows’ internet auction of vintage posters on June 29.

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From paddle to mouse – the relentless revolution

26 March 2012

BUSINESS is really booming when it comes to the world of live online auctions.

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Global Growth in online bidding

26 March 2012

THE larger auction houses which have their own in-house live bidding are also seeing online bids becoming increasingly significant to their business.

Regional Growth in online bidding

26 March 2012

FOR provincial auctioneers, online bidding has clearly been a massive boon… and even a lifeline.

Auction Atrium ceases trading after backers pull out

06 February 2012

AUCTION Atrium, the online auction house based in Kensington Church Street, London, has announced that it has ceased trading.

Canterbury double fine sales

01 June 2010

CANTERBURY Auction Galleries are to embark on a new sales format that will double the number of fine sales held annually and offer every lot to a potential worldwide audience of Internet bidders.

Beijing first for the-saleroom

07 September 2009

ATG's www.the-saleroom.com launches the first live internet bidding sale in Beijing this Friday. The Seasonal Sale at Huachen Auctions offered an online catalogue in both English and Chinese via the-saleroom's online platform.

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Soul single sets new record price

20 May 2009

FRANK Wilson's Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) is generally ranked by enthusiasts of Soul music as a very good rather than a great single, but in the collecting community it has acquired legendary status. Only two copies of the original pressing appear to have survived.

Fedden offered at charity auction

17 November 2008

A Mary Fedden watercolour is among the items for sale on the philanthropic auction site www.buyoncegivetwice.co.uk

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Online bidding takes a bow

10 November 2008

THIS cello by William Forster, London c.1780 became the highest value lot sold through ATG's online bidding service the-saleroom.com when it brought £38,000 (plus 20 per cent buyer's premium) at musical instrument specialists Brompton's on November 3.

Dispute over terms for online sales contract

06 May 2008

Auctioneer unhappy about need to opt out at short notice

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Experiment underway for virtual bidder technology

29 April 2008

Cheshire auctioneers Robert Stones and Nick Allsopp of Peter Wilson, in Nantwich, have taken part in an experiment at King’s College, London, test-driving the so-called ‘intelligent gavel’.

eBay abandons Live Auctions platform

21 April 2008

In a move that will impact hundreds of auctioneers worldwide, eBay are to discontinue their Live Auctions business by the end of this year.

Christie’s extend live bidding

11 December 2006

Christie’s are to increase the number of European salerooms offering the Christie’s Live online bidding feature.

Complaints as eBay Live Auctions crashes

30 October 2006

American auction houses relying on eBay Live Auctions to bolster bidding via the internet, were left frustrated on Saturday, October 21 when a server supporting the live auction portion of the site failed.