Internet

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.


New faster ATG online price guide

29 June 2005

ATG have now updated the search capability of the price guide on www.antiquestradegazette.com, and it is infinitely faster than before.

Trade targeted in new scam to launder money: 'Job offer' cloaks risk being landed with huge bills and legal action

04 April 2005

THE trade are being warned of a new internet scam that risks involving innocent dealers in money laundering – and can leave them with large bills to pay.

Trade failing to make most of Web – poll

30 March 2005

More members of the trade than ever are using the internet as a business-getting tool but few are using it effectively.

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 antiquestradegazette.com are now bigger.

iCollector win New York Internet bidding case

14 February 2005

A New York jury has ruled in a legal case that has locked the horns of the two biggest names in real-time Internet bidding.

Accidental email loop

22 December 2004

The ATG and many of the UK’s fine art auctioneers have fallen victim to a computer bug that has hit many firms in recent months.

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.

Restoring expertise online

24 November 2004

THE Conservation Register, which provides detailed information on conservation-restoration practices from across the UK and Ireland, is now available on the Internet.

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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.

Lincoln Net pulls in bids

20 July 2004

INTERNET enquiries do not always translate into bids but Golding Young (15% buyer's premium) received enquiries from as far afield as India, America and Australia for pieces among the 1100 lots illustrated on their website for their May 5 sale.

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.

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Bailly lots in $3m Las Vegas sale

16 June 2004

OVER the weekend of May 15-16, the Annapolis (Maryland) doll specialists, Theriault’s, sold $3m worth of dolls and automata in a Las Vegas sale that for the first time introduced live Internet bidding.

Law firm advises firms to register .eu domain names

05 May 2004

LAW firm Withers, who specialise in advising the art and antiques trade, say new .eu domains coming in this year should be registered quickly to boost and defend business.

Live online bidding deal for Sotheby’s

27 April 2004

LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM, the Manhattan-based company that provides real-time Internet bidding capability to many US auction houses, has signed an agreement with Sotheby’s New York branch to provide its services for selected Sotheby’s sales.

Overpayment fraud is latest online scam

01 March 2004

The antiques trade are being alerted to a new online fraud after at least three dealers were targeted last week. Overpayment fraud, as it is known, is the latest in a series of Internet-based payment frauds aimed at retailers with a website presence.

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.

Sotheby’s former online auctions boss has another go at high-end web sales

14 October 2003

A NEW company aiming to capture a market that even the top firms have failed to corner – selling high end art and antiques online – are trying a fresh approach. iGavel are headed by Vancouver-based Lark E. Mason, Jr, a 24-year veteran employee of Sotheby’s whose last role was director of online auctions for sothebys.com.

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, antiquestradegazette.com 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.

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