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Departing LAPADA chief: Why the game isn't up for antique ivory

23 October 2017

As Rebecca Davies heads back to the contemporary art world, she gives ATG her perspective on the big issues affecting fine art and antiques dealers

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New online portal connects collectors through commission-free sales

10 October 2017

A site where collectors can buy and sell artwork with no commission or intermediary has launched online.

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Online dealer hub to offer monthly payments for design buyers

09 October 2017

A new platform for antiques and design dealers has launched online.

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British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.

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TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.

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eBay to introduce VAT payments to UK traders

18 May 2017

Professional eBay sellers in the UK with turnover of more than £85,000 will be asked to pay VAT on their fees when the online marketplace restructures later this year.

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1stdibs shut dealer site over emails

07 January 2017

THE online antiques marketplace 1stdibs has shut down the website of a London dealer following a disagreement over promotional emails.

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Review of the Year 2016: Top online prices

01 January 2017

ATG delves into the data of its sister brand, online platform thesaleroom.com, to uncover this year's top prices for items bought online at auction.

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Antiques centre entrepreneur takes skills online as number of dealer portals grows

02 December 2016

James Podger, founder of Great Grooms Antiques Centre, has taken the ethos of his bricks-and-mortar dealer hubs online with the launch of a new dealer portal.

New UK dealer portal launches after nearly 10 years of construction

30 August 2016

A new antiques sourcing website, Looking for Antiques, has been launched after a construction period of nine years.

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Competition heats up with glut of new online art market platforms

12 July 2016

Competition among online art trade start-ups is mounting judging by the number of new platforms launched during the past few months.

Messum's partner the new FAX

01 June 2016

Fine Art Exchange (FAX), an online peer-to-peer marketplace for pictures, has launched with Cork Street dealer Johnny Messum as a partner.

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Dealer plans online market hub as fire destroys shop and stock

28 May 2016

A Scottish dealer whose stock and business went up in smoke has vowed to carry on with an online venture

Paddle8 secure $34m funding boost

02 November 2015

Online auction site Paddle8, who recently took space in Mayfair, have secured $34m in new funding.

Auctionata buy ValueMyStuff

28 September 2015

Online auction house Auctionata have acquired the London-based online valuation company ValueMyStuff.

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LAPADA to relaunch website to boost dealers

23 September 2015

LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) is to relaunch its website as a subscription-based online marketplace in a bid to boost the digital presence of its 600-plus members.

Bruno sells as 1stdibs raise new funding

17 September 2015

Online dealer marketplace 1stdibs has raised between $50m and $60m from venture capitalists Insight Venture Partners, Fortune magazine reports.

Phillips join Sotheby’s in streaming sales live on eBay

11 September 2015

Phillips are to begin-streaming their sales live on eBay’s platform for upmarket auctions of fine art and antiques.

HMRC investigate eBay traders

25 June 2015

Online sellers who use eBay are the focus of fresh attempts by HM Revenue & Customs to crack down on tax evasion.

Funding pledge for Your Sculpture project

01 December 2014

A project to create a free, comprehensive photo catalogue online of all the sculptures held in UK public collections has moved a step closer thanks to a £2.84m pledge of support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.