the saleroom

The website thesaleroom.com is an online global auction marketplace for art and antiques which allows visitors to search and browse auction catalogues and place bids over the internet in live and timed auctions.


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Timed auctions: Salerooms of all sizes see advantages in a format that can deliver

02 November 2020

Live or timed? It used to be an easy answer: nothing compares to the thrill and theatre of the live sale. Now it is not so simple.

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Timed auctions: All objects great and small

02 November 2020

This timeline shows a sample of items across many price points sold in 2020 at timed online auctions by a wide range of auction houses.

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The resilient world of art and antiques auctions: UK Auctions 2020 – a report by thesaleroom.com

17 August 2020

A surge in online bidding, coupled with auctioneers’ ability to adapt quickly to changing times, has shown how robust this market can be, says John-Paul Savant, chief executive officer of Auction Technology Group

Announcement from thesaleroom.com: internet bidding will continue uninterrupted

16 March 2020

Online auction marketplace thesaleroom.com (owned by ATG parent Auction Technology Group) made the following announcement to reassure auction houses that internet bidding will continue uninterrupted:

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Bonhams to hold auctions on thesaleroom.com

07 October 2019

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

ATG parent wins business accolade

01 July 2019

Auction Technology Group, owner of ATG, has been included in the London Stock Exchange Group’s '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019' report.

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Timed to perfection

24 June 2019

The success of timed online auctions for London’s big auction houses is putting the format on the map for other salerooms too.

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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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Auction Technology Group hires chief technology officer

18 July 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com – has hired a new chief technology officer.

UK regional salerooms take 26% of auction sales

26 February 2018

Regional auction houses accounted for over a quarter of the UK auction market in 2017.

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Latest figures reveal how salerooms outside the ‘big four’ are increasingly reaping middle-market rewards

26 February 2018

The contribution of Britain’s ‘regional’ salerooms – defined here as those outside the big London four of Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhams and Phillips – is frequently overlooked when figures demonstrating the size of the UK auction market for art and antiques are created.

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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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Building the best bidder experience – Auction Technology Group CEO John-Paul Savant on why the company has rebranded

29 November 2016

What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually, if you’re John-Paul Savant, chief executive of the newly-rebranded Auction Technology Group, the company formerly known as ATG Media.

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Here's to the next 45 years

20 April 2016

With ATG Media, publisher of Antiques Trade Gazette, celebrating its 45th anniversary at a party in central London, key industry figures attending the event gave their views on what ATG means to them and their businesses.

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ATG Media appoint new chief executive

07 March 2016

ATG Media, parent company of the Antiques Trade Gazette, has appointed former PayPal senior executive John-Paul Savant as chief executive officer, succeeding Anne Somers who moves to become deputy chairman.

All-time high for thesaleroom.com

08 February 2016

Thesaleroom.com, sister brand to ATG, has hit a milestone one million unique visitors in January, representing a 160% uplift on numbers for that period last year and an all-time high for the site.

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Totals dip across top provincial salerooms

13 January 2016

Despite some welcome exceptions, 2015 proved a unspectacular year for Britain and Ireland’s regional fine art auctioneers with one in three salerooms experiencing a fall in sales.

ATG Media and Mail Boxes form logistics partnership

29 December 2015

ATG Media, parent of the Antiques Trade Gazette, and Mail Boxes Etc have joined forces to provide a new delivery service for buyers on thesaleroom.com.

Timed auctions add new dimension to the-saleroom.com

04 February 2013

Results from the first timed auction on the-saleroom.com, hosted last month for McTear’s of Glasgow, indicate that this style of selling has a useful role to play alongside established live auctions of fine art and antiques.

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Figaro venture now brings the-saleroom to France

03 October 2011

This week sees the launch of Figaro Enchères, a joint venture between ATG Media and French national newspaper Le Figaro.

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