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The thinking behind an online bidding system

MADAM – I write to ask whether any other dealers feel the same frustration and disappointment as me in respect of thesaleroom.com [sister brand to the Antiques Trade Gazette] operating more like eBay through the numerous ‘upgrades’ that have been made in the last few months.

Examples of this would be: 1. Showing the number of ‘watchers’ on a particular lot 2. Commission bids being recorded as a pre-sale bid for all viewers to be able to see. To what benefit does this functionality serve apart from making it feel like an eBay auction?

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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