Online portals

Sotheby’s bid to put their clients in control online

26 February 2007

SOTHEBY’s are attempting to gain a lead over their competitors in the crucial area of client services by announcing major enhancements to their website. It follows the decision by rivals Christie’s to bring in new online features such as live bidding last year.

MLA set up new due diligence website as one-stop shop

19 February 2007

A NEW government-backed website is promising to be a one-stop shop to help people buy and sell antiques legally.


New online database unveils the history of the domestic interior

13 November 2006

Domestic Interiors Database, a free online database charting the history of the domestic interior since 1400 in Western Europe and North America, is now available for study.

Email alerts – double the search power for the same fee

23 October 2006

SUBSCRIBERS to auction alerts from can now get twice the number of searches for their money.

Trade remove 1m books in online protest

24 April 2006

...but Web provider still won’t budge on credit card charges

LAPADA offer members online gallery

12 April 2006

As part of an on-going makeover, LAPADA havelaunched their newly-designed website. For the first time the UK’s largest association of art and antiques dealers will offer members the opportunity to create their own online gallery within the site.

April Fool’s Day boycott planned against ABE credit card charges

03 April 2006

Book buyers on the internet are likely to face higher prices when the Advanced Book Exchange introduces new charges to booksellers on April 3.

Sotheby’s back Web learning at new online marketplace

05 October 2005

SOTHEBY’S Institute are backing a new web initiative to improve interest and knowledge in art and antiques.

Invaluable up for sale

19 July 2005

Invaluable, the provider of electronic art market intelligence, say it is business as usual despite news that the company is up for sale.

500,000 prices now listed on ATG site

08 March 2005

THE ATG online price guide has notched up more than 500,000 individual prices for items sold at auction.

A bigger picture

28 February 2005

Responding to requests from auctioneers and site users, the pop-up images on are now bigger.

US fine art market leaves France behind says Artprice study

01 December 2004

THE gap between the French and American art markets has dramatically widened in the past two years.


Mail-order art and bespoke websites prove useful when the going gets tough

16 September 2004

WHAT should the art world do when the going gets tough? Many in the trade sit back and whine. Others go into battle. Those who do get up from their derrières and practise a little innovation and lots of enthusiasm often do well in the most difficult of periods.

High Court rules against former icollector directors

13 July 2004

THE High Court has barred the former directors of now-bankrupt Interactive Collector Ltd from serving as directors of any British company for a period of seven years.

Amazon to compete for share of antiquarian book trade

05 December 2003

Amazon are to compete for a share of the thriving online trade in antiquarian and secondhand books, having acquired rights to use the British Library’s bibliographic catalogue as a searchable database.

US website to track Nazi looted art

15 September 2003

THE United States has taken a lead in art restitution by setting up a website to track Nazi-looted art. The Nazi-Era Provenance Internet Portal which has just gone online, will provide a database of museums collections – 70 have signed up so far – for checks on art that disappeared in Europe between 1933 and 1945.

Sign up for a better online service with the Gazette

01 September 2003

As part of the on-going development of the Gazette website, is now asking users to log in when using the site. Access to the site and all its services from Lot Find to Price Guide remains free of charge.

Many happy returns to Gazette site

09 June 2003

The second birthday of the Gazette’s web site (it was officially launched in May 2001) saw its usage rise to new heights with over 2 million hits and nearly 300,000 pages viewed in a single week.

Another online scam?

17 February 2003

AFTER what seems an unending number of complaints about unscrupulous online fair guides charging for unwanted advertising, the Antiques Trade Gazette has now heard about what appears to be a new scam. file for Chapter 11 protection

10 February 2003

ONLINE antiques and collectables mall have filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States.