Online portals

Desk specialists win dispute over rival’s use of their name for website

26 May 2009

BURRELLS Antique Desks have won their case against rival dealer Steve Campbell in a dispute over his use of their name to divert customers to his business via the internet.

Launch of new industry award

20 May 2009

ATG Media have launched an award to find the Best Auctioneer on the Internet.

Online silver reference resource

08 May 2009

THIRTY antiquarian books on the subject of silver are now available in digital form online.

LiveAuctioneers post first quarter results

14 April 2009

LIVEAUCTIONEERS have posted figures for their first quarter as a stand-alone online auctions platform.

Traders complain as rival acquires and uses their domain name

06 April 2009

A COUPLE dealing in antique desks have issued a warning over internet addresses after discovering that a rival was using their name to divert potential customers to his own website.


ATG Media aim to fill vacuum left by eBay Live Auctions

09 February 2009

ATG Media have launched their bid to replace eBay as the primary provider of live online auctions. There have been several companies jockeying for position since the demise of eBay Live Auctions at the end of last year, but ATG Media, who also own Antiques Trade Gazette, argue that their new partnership scheme offers the best deal.

Science Museum to launch online research archive

09 December 2008

THE Science Museum are to launch an online database of 2500 objects covering centuries of medical history from their collection. Brought to Life: Exploring the History of Medicine, goes online on March 2, primarily as a resource for GCSE students and undergraduates, but is also expected to be a useful research tool for antiques specialists.

Fedden offered at charity auction

17 November 2008

A Mary Fedden watercolour is among the items for sale on the philanthropic auction site

Amazon buy top internet marketplace Abebooks

01 September 2008

Online retail giant have announced their intention to purchase AbeBooks, the most important internet marketplace for rare and out-of-print books.

Takeover for GoAntiques

01 September 2008

Atlanta-based WorthPoint, an online database and social network for antiques and collectibles, have announced its intent to acquire GoAntiques, the online buying and selling network.

French online stolen database

14 July 2008

A FRENCH company has launched a new online stolen art database which allows victims of theft to offer rewards directly.

Study questions value of online price indexes

02 June 2008

A NEW detailed survey of online art market information services concludes that they have a long way to go to be able to provide reliable information for art investors.

New web service aims to bring quicker shipping for art dealers

27 May 2008

A NEW internet innovation for the art market has been launched with the aim of making it easier to assess shipping costs and cutting delays in having works dispatched.

Weak dollar leads to US antiques gold rush online

05 November 2007

Auction houses and antiques malls in the United States are reporting a surge in overseas buying on the internet thanks to the weak dollar.

ATG websites receive guide’s five-star rating

22 October 2007

THE Good Web Guide has just published its review of the Antiques Trade Gazette websites, including, and given them a five-star rating.


Internet bidding moves into the big league

16 July 2007

Thought that internet bidding was for low value items only? The five-figure sums tendered online at two country sales last week suggest the received wisdom may need a rethink.

UK dealer associations strike online deal with John Lewis Partnership

16 July 2007

THE UK’s top dealer associations have struck a deal with retailer John Lewis leading to the launch of an extensive online art and antiques directory aimed at shoppers.

Online map launched to find the trade around the world

16 July 2007

Antique hunters and collectors now have a way to locate fairs, centres, dealers’ shops and private sellers around the UK using a new online Collectables Map that pinpoints different locations.

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.