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Major names highlight Christie’s Contemporary art sale

12 February 2015

Christie’s evening sale post-war & Contemporary art in London posted a decent performance with some of the biggest names in the market headlining the auction.

The model for all electric guitars comes to auction

09 February 2015

The Black Beauty, the prototype for all Gibson Les Paul guitars, will appear at Guernsey Auctions’ February 19 sale in New York.

Art insurers cover auctions blighted by technical failure

02 February 2015

Specialist fine art insurance brokers Anthony Wakefield & Co. are to offer cover for auctions cancelled or abandoned due to technical failure.

Dreweatts opt for monthly collectors’ sales online

29 January 2015

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are to conduct monthly collectors’ sales in collaboration with website The Auction Room – the first taking place on February 4-5.

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George II bookcase takes £55,000 in Edinburgh

22 January 2015

Leading Lyon & Turnbull’s latest furniture and works of art sale in Edinburgh was this fine George II mahogany breakfront bookcase c.1755 in the manner of Vile and Cobb.

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Asian art and jewellery drive regional sales in 2014

16 January 2015

Annual auction totals hold steady across provincial salerooms.

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Huge interest expected for Dambuster pieces

14 January 2015

Five truly remarkable items of British wartime history are being offered for sale at J.P. Humbert Auctioneers of Towcester.

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Record-breakers of the Tudor realm

13 January 2015

A recent sale in London saw the auction records for Tudor coins rewritten by two choice examples of a golden denomination.

New buyers, online sales and top-end art dominate

21 July 2014

Christie’s reported auction sales for the first half of 2014 of $3.6bn (£2.2bn), a 23% rise on the same period last year. Sotheby’s took $3.12bn (£1.9bn), a 22% increase.

Saleroom statistics show web bids on upward curve

28 May 2014

Unique visits to the-saleroom.com have risen by 80% in the last year. As of April 2014, the average number of visits per month has exceeded half a million.

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Building brand and trust the key to online success, say Hiscox

12 May 2014

Reputation and brand building is likely to become the single most important component to success in selling art and antiques online, a market now worth $1.57bn.

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Modern prints offered online

23 January 2014

Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol are among the names included in a European vendor’s collection of 74 prints and editions offered at online-only outfit The Auction Room’s next sale.

Live online auctions reflect trends in trust and confidence

16 April 2013

ATG’s sister operation, the-saleroom.com, is the UK market leader in providing live online auction platforms and reflects the upward trends.

Blythe Road to sell pictures online

17 September 2012

The hub of specialist auctioneers in West London, 25 Blythe Road, founded by arms, armour and militaria specialist Thomas Del Mar, is launching web-based picture sales.

Private sales and the web remain Christie’s chief focus

23 July 2012

Christie’s first half results for 2012 show that the focus of competition at the top end of the international auction business remains the private sales market and online auctions.

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Versace two piece at CJM

19 July 2012

Over 200 items of vintage couture belonging to a former fashion model will be offered at an online auction by CJM Auctioneers on July 25.

Christie’s commit to more online-only auctions

02 July 2012

Christie’s are broadening their range of activity by launching their first online-only sale, Signature Cellars, an auction of fine and rare wines that will be open for bidding from August 6 to 20.

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Olympic poster that tells torchbearer’s story

27 June 2012

This original poster for the 1948 Olympic Games by Walter Herz (b.1909) will be offered at Onslows’ internet auction of vintage posters on June 29.

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From paddle to mouse – the relentless revolution

26 March 2012

BUSINESS is really booming when it comes to the world of live online auctions.

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Global Growth in online bidding

26 March 2012

THE larger auction houses which have their own in-house live bidding are also seeing online bids becoming increasingly significant to their business.