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Bonhams to expand online by selling via thesaleroom.com

02 October 2019

In a move to increase its digital presence and reach new bidders, Bonhams has agreed a long-term partnership with online auction marketplace thesaleroom.com.

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South London pair jailed after selling £145,000 worth of antique ivory to overseas buyers on eBay

27 September 2019

Two men from south London have been sentenced for selling antique ivory fans on eBay to buyers in China and the US. The items were illegally exported without the required export permits.

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Leonard Cohen's love letters to muse Marianne sell for five times estimate at Christie’s auction

17 June 2019

Letters from Canadian poet, singer-songwriter and novelist Leonard Cohen to his muse Marianne Ihlen have sold for a total $700,800 ($876,000 including buyer’s premium).

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Boris Becker memorabilia auction to go ahead after bankrupt tennis star withdraws injunction

21 May 2019

The sale of sporting memorabilia seized from bankrupt tennis star Boris Becker will be going ahead this summer, the auctioneers handling the consignment have confirmed to ATG.

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How much for one of the first Apple computers? Here are seven realised prices ahead of the latest auction this week

20 May 2019

A chance to own one of the first Apple computers ever made is on offer at Christie’s online-only auction ending on Thursday.

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Final Margaret Thatcher auction is a white-glove affair at Christie’s

17 May 2019

An auction that coincided with the 40th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s historic election as the UK’s first female prime minister, raised a premium-inclusive £1.08m at Christie’s.

Nobel prize gold medal awarded to Friedrich von Hayek

Online record for Sotheby’s as economist Friedrich von Hayek’s Nobel prize medal brings major bidding

22 March 2019

A new record for any item sold in an online-only sale at Sotheby’s was set when the Nobel Memorial Prize for Economic Science awarded to Friedrich von Hayek (1899-1982) sold for £950,000.

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Norfolk auction house relaunch, Henry Aldridge & Son changes, Fellows fine jewellery and Artcurial's online-only sales - the latest business news from across the auction houses

08 March 2019

Norfolk sisters Catherine and Shelley-Anne Wilford have launched Beeston Auction House after the retirement of the owners of Townsend Auction Galleries.

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Ebay’s new tracking policy could lead to higher postage fees

08 February 2019

EBay has announced a change to its postal tracking policy as a caution against buyers who fraudulently claim they never received items that were sent.

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Sale of Boris Becker's collection to go ahead next year, says auctioneer

06 December 2018

The auction house handling the much-contested sale of Boris Becker’s personal collection has said the event will now take place next year. It follows the bankrupt former tennis champion dropping his claim to diplomatic immunity.

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‘Online bidders’ expectations are rising’

15 October 2018

We ask ATG’s Richard Lewis why thesaleroom.com is changing its commission fee.

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Hedge fund owner of Savile Row tailor plans online-only auction at Sotheby’s

14 May 2018

Savile Row tailor Huntsman & Sons and financier Pierre Lagrange are to hold an online auction at Sotheby’s later this month.

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Bruce Springsteen’s handwritten manuscript for ‘Born to Run’ goes up for auction

20 April 2018

A handwritten working manuscript of the 1975 Bruce Springsteen breakout hit 'Born to Run' comes up for auction at Sotheby’s online in June.

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Online art market up 12% to $4.2bn but growth slowing according to latest Hiscox Report

17 April 2018

The growth of the global online art market slowed in 2017 as price transparency remains a key issue for new buyers.

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Case study: Germany's online auction record

12 March 2018

An auction house in a small Bavarian town sold a Dutch Golden Age painting for more than 50 times its estimate back in November 2017 – setting a record for an artwork auctioned online in Germany.

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ATG's chief executive on purchasing Germany-based portal lot-tissimo: 'Bidders will have more choice'

12 March 2018

Auction Technology Group's chief sets out how online consolidation, such as the company's purchase in March of e-commerce portal lot-tissimo, will bring benefits to both buyers and auctioneers...

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Auction Technology Group announces merger with Lot-tissimo.com

25 February 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com - has merged with German art and antiques portal Lot-tissimo.com.

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EBay drops Paypal after signing with new payment platform

08 February 2018

Across the next five years, eBay is to drop PayPal in favour of a new online payment processor. The e-commerce giant says the decision to use Dutch firm Adyen to process future payments will benefit both sellers and buyers.

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‘No other auction house does this much business online’ says Heritage

05 February 2018

Heritage Auctions says more than half of its sales are now made through the internet.

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Heritage Auctions expand mobile app with PCGS tie-up

05 February 2018

Collectables specialist Heritage Auctions has announced a number of new developments to the Heritage Auctions app.