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The art and antiques market continues to grow its presence in the online sphere thanks to the development of online catalogues and auctions, dealer portal sites as well as giant trading sites such as eBay.


Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury launches new Contemporary art sales

06 July 2022

Auctioneer Simon de Pury, who previously owned and ran Phillips and worked as an art advisor, has launched de-Pury.com with auctions planned for next month.

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The web shop window: Danish drop-leaf table

04 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

ATG letter: Why, with experience, I prefer offline bidding

27 June 2022

The wholesale switchover by some auction houses to mainly online bidding and information is no doubt beneficial on a financial basis but, in my view, for the serious collector it is a serious backward step.

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The web shop window: Michel Dahl portrait of Mrs Theodora Cowper

20 June 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: 18th century armchairs

30 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: Vintage litter bin

16 May 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: Victorian 'canine' cufflinks

18 April 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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On Instagram: Scrolling surprise and delight

11 April 2022

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded photo-sharing app Instagram in 2010 they probably did not expect that 12 years later it would have become a platform for selling antiques.

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From a dealer portal: Stock selection

11 April 2022

Dealer portals provide a handy online view of a selection of stock from a large number of traders. They offer a connection to dealers for both the buyer casually browsing from home and the buyer seeking a specific type of item.

Tom Österman of Auctionet with Lawrences' Helen Carless.

Swedish firm Auctionet buys Lawrences of Crewkerne

30 March 2022

Auctionet, the online auction platform, has bought Lawrences Auctioneers in Somerset but the team at the Crewkerne firm will remain in place.

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Second-hand and sustainable: A special report from Auction Technology Group

21 March 2022

Firms selling second-hand items such as antiques can now quantify the environmental advantages thanks to a new report. They can also improve their competitive edge by auditing and publishing their own green credentials.

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The web shop window: 19th century hall lantern

07 March 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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How much carbon emissions are saved when buying second-hand furniture?

21 February 2022

Just how green is it to buy furniture second hand these days? A new study conducted by Small World Consulting on behalf of ATG parent company Auction Technology Group set out to provide the answer.

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Partial to a portal? Read on…

21 February 2022

Our special focus on the online marketplaces now available to support business

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Helping hands for online

21 February 2022

Keeping multiple sites up to date can be crucial for sales, but also very time consuming. Companies such as Ronati help dealers keep their online presence up to date.

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Inside stories: How new focus on improving home spaces has boosted antique and vintage items

21 February 2022

Long periods of life at home because of Covid restrictions for both lifestyle and work reasons have encouraged a trend for younger buyers in particular to target second-hand items from auction houses and dealers

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The web shop window: print of Fleet Street

24 January 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: symbolist's painting of owls

17 January 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

Sandro Botticelli ‘Young Man Holding a Roundel’

Sotheby’s announces best ever year for sales with new bidders and online growth a big boost

15 December 2021

Auction house Sotheby’s has reported total sales (including associated fees) for the year to date at $7.3bn (£5.5bn).

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The web shop window: Victorian silver wager cup

29 November 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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