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.

Online silver reference resource

08 May 2009

THIRTY antiquarian books on the subject of silver are now available in digital form online.

LiveAuctioneers post first quarter results

14 April 2009

LIVEAUCTIONEERS have posted figures for their first quarter as a stand-alone online auctions platform.

Traders complain as rival acquires and uses their domain name

06 April 2009

A COUPLE dealing in antique desks have issued a warning over internet addresses after discovering that a rival was using their name to divert potential customers to his own website.


ATG Media aim to fill vacuum left by eBay Live Auctions

09 February 2009

ATG Media have launched their bid to replace eBay as the primary provider of live online auctions. There have been several companies jockeying for position since the demise of eBay Live Auctions at the end of last year, but ATG Media, who also own Antiques Trade Gazette, argue that their new partnership scheme offers the best deal.

Science Museum to launch online research archive

09 December 2008

THE Science Museum are to launch an online database of 2500 objects covering centuries of medical history from their collection. Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine, goes online on March 2, primarily as a resource for GCSE students and undergraduates, but is also expected to be a useful research tool for antiques specialists.

Fedden offered at charity auction

17 November 2008

A Mary Fedden watercolour is among the items for sale on the philanthropic auction site


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 when it brought £38,000 (plus 20 per cent buyer's premium) at musical instrument specialists Brompton's on November 3.

Amazon buy top internet marketplace Abebooks

01 September 2008

Online retail giant have announced their intention to purchase AbeBooks, the most important internet marketplace for rare and out-of-print books.

Takeover for GoAntiques

01 September 2008

Atlanta-based WorthPoint, an online database and social network for antiques and collectibles, have announced its intent to acquire GoAntiques, the online buying and selling network.

French online stolen database

14 July 2008

A FRENCH company has launched a new online stolen art database which allows victims of theft to offer rewards directly.

Study questions value of online price indexes

02 June 2008

A NEW detailed survey of online art market information services concludes that they have a long way to go to be able to provide reliable information for art investors.

New web service aims to bring quicker shipping for art dealers

27 May 2008

A NEW internet innovation for the art market has been launched with the aim of making it easier to assess shipping costs and cutting delays in having works dispatched.

Dispute over terms for online sales contract

06 May 2008

Auctioneer unhappy about need to opt out at short notice


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.

Weak dollar leads to US antiques gold rush online

05 November 2007

Auction houses and antiques malls in the United States are reporting a surge in overseas buying on the internet thanks to the weak dollar.

ATG websites receive guide’s five-star rating

22 October 2007

THE Good Web Guide has just published its review of the Antiques Trade Gazette websites, including, and given them a five-star rating.


Internet bidding moves into the big league

16 July 2007

Thought that internet bidding was for low value items only? The five-figure sums tendered online at two country sales last week suggest the received wisdom may need a rethink.

Online map launched to find the trade around the world

16 July 2007

Antique hunters and collectors now have a way to locate fairs, centres, dealers’ shops and private sellers around the UK using a new online Collectables Map that pinpoints different locations.

UK dealer associations strike online deal with John Lewis Partnership

16 July 2007

THE UK’s top dealer associations have struck a deal with retailer John Lewis leading to the launch of an extensive online art and antiques directory aimed at shoppers.