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.

Phillips launch interactive site for budding collectors

25 June 2007

Phillips de Pury & Company are to launch a new website – separate from its core brand – in the hope of capitalising on the growing interest in Contemporary art and modern design.

Auctioneers complain about online database’s far-reaching terms

30 April 2007

NEW contracts being rolled out by online art and antiques database Artfact, who took over Invaluable last year, have alarmed a number of auctioneers who have been approached to sign up for their catalogue and online auction services.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

OFT announce study to look at online shopping habits

03 May 2006

THE Office of Fair Trading are to conduct a survey of internet shopping habits and will report their findings next spring.

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.

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.

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.


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.


Telescope tops internet purchases at first Live Bidding auction

20 March 2006

LIVE bidding from ATG's online service 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.

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.

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.