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Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

01 May 2019

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.

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Auction house Christie’s launches tie-up with online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs

17 April 2019

Christie’s will sell a collection of art and design objects through marketplace 1stdibs.

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Ebay’s new tracking policy could lead to higher postage fees

08 February 2019

EBay has announced a change to its postal tracking policy as a caution against buyers who fraudulently claim they never received items that were sent.

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Online giant AbeBooks to continue trade in four countries after dealers remove books from site

12 November 2018

A mass boycott by more than 580 book dealers across 27 countries has forced AbeBooks to U-turn on its planned withdrawal from four countries.

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AbeBooks ‘not suitable sponsor’ for ABA as giant quits four markets

05 November 2018

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ABA) has scrapped its sponsorship deal with Amazon-owned AbeBooks after the online book portal chose to quit selling in four countries.

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Online dealers’ platform scraps commission for sellers in a bid for “more transparent marketplace”

24 July 2018

The Kairos Collective, an online dealing platform for antique and designer furniture, has stopped charging commission on every sale as part of a major change in its trading model.

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ATG letter: Why I waved bye-bye to Online Galleries

23 July 2018

MADAM – I wanted to add to the discussion (ATG No 2344) on the recent fee increase by Online Galleries (Anthony Bernbaum of The Peartree Collection writes).

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Online second-hand watch firm snapped up by Swiss luxury goods group

08 June 2018

Online vintage and second-hand watch retailer Watchfinder.co.uk has been bought by Swiss luxury goods firm Richemont.

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Online Galleries defends price rises in line with increased traffic

28 May 2018

UK antiques portal Online Galleries has significantly increased subscription costs, causing many dealers to complain of steep price rises.

The French vintage furniture platform Selency was founded by Maxime Brousse and Charlotte Cadé in 2014. Now it is live for UK users.

Online Parisian vintage furniture platform launches in UK

30 April 2018

A French online marketplace for vintage furniture and home decorating items has launched a UK website.

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Online art market up 12% to $4.2bn but growth slowing according to latest Hiscox Report

17 April 2018

The growth of the global online art market slowed in 2017 as price transparency remains a key issue for new buyers.

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BADA website revamp will boost dealer and object search focus

05 March 2018

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is hoping its new website, which launches this week ahead of the BADA 2018 fair (March 14-20), will propel dealer members and their stock to the top of internet search rankings when buyers are looking for antique objects from dealers.

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ATG acquires German online sales platform

26 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) – owner of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom. com – has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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Sotheby’s buying spree continues – auction house expands into interior design market

13 February 2018

Sotheby’s has bought Viyet, a website for interior design, vintage and antique furniture.

1stdibs moves dealer names after website 'upgrades'

13 November 2017

1stdibs has changed the way it displays objects for sale on its website.

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Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory

23 October 2017

As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers

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New online portal connects collectors through commission-free sales

10 October 2017

A site where collectors can buy and sell artwork with no commission or intermediary has launched online.

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Online dealer hub to offer monthly payments for design buyers

09 October 2017

A new platform for antiques and design dealers has launched online.

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British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.