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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.

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ATG help bidders go live online in Hong Kong

04 September 2006

ATG's pioneering live bidding service went East on August 31 - participating in the sale of Oriental and Asian Coins, Medals, and Banknotes conducted in Hong Kong by Baldwin's in association with MA Tak Wo Numismatic Co. Ltd of Hong Kong and Monetarium Pte Ltd of Singapore.

Now Christie’s launch live online bidding service

18 July 2006

Christie’s took a major step into the world of virtual auctioneering last week with the launch of Christie’sLIVE, a real-time online bidding facility which they are to roll out over the next six months.

Online platforms go head-to-head

12 April 2006

Dreweatt Neate compared two different online bidding platforms side by side at two sales last week.

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Internet lights up the bidding for Tennants

27 March 2006

For those collectors of Ronson lighters and Guinness Memorabilia who were unable to make the trip to Yorkshire in person, online bidding was the perfect solution to participate in Tennants sale of Saturday, March 18.

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Telescope tops internet purchases at first Live Bidding auction

20 March 2006

LIVE bidding from ATG's online service the-saleroom.com got off to a smooth start on March 15 at Donnington Priory.

Live audio feed to change the face of online bidding

07 March 2006

On March 15 Dreweatt Neate are pioneering a live auction online with a difference at their Donnington Priory salerooms near Newbury.

Ewbank launch opt for live online bidding

19 July 2005

Surrey auctioneers Ewbank are now offering a live online bidding service and held their first such sale on July 7.

New faster ATG online price guide

29 June 2005

ATG have now updated the search capability of the price guide on www.antiquestradegazette.com, and it is infinitely faster than before.

iCollector win New York Internet bidding case

14 February 2005

A New York jury has ruled in a legal case that has locked the horns of the two biggest names in real-time Internet bidding.

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Bailly lots in $3m Las Vegas sale

16 June 2004

OVER the weekend of May 15-16, the Annapolis (Maryland) doll specialists, Theriault’s, sold $3m worth of dolls and automata in a Las Vegas sale that for the first time introduced live Internet bidding.

Live online bidding deal for Sotheby’s

27 April 2004

LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM, the Manhattan-based company that provides real-time Internet bidding capability to many US auction houses, has signed an agreement with Sotheby’s New York branch to provide its services for selected Sotheby’s sales.

Sotheby’s former online auctions boss has another go at high-end web sales

14 October 2003

A NEW company aiming to capture a market that even the top firms have failed to corner – selling high end art and antiques online – are trying a fresh approach. iGavel are headed by Vancouver-based Lark E. Mason, Jr, a 24-year veteran employee of Sotheby’s whose last role was director of online auctions for sothebys.com.

Bidders enjoy moonlighting as big hitters stay at home

08 May 2003

THANKS to intense internicine competition between major London dealers such as Richard Green and David Mason in recent years, the once-maligned name of Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1839) has become a byword for high prices at UK art sales.

Sotheby’s end separate sales on the Web

10 February 2003

Sotheby’s have dramatically scaled back their ambitious but costly Internet operation, announcing an end to all separate online auctions by early May.