eBay Announces Live Auctions For Arts & Collectibles

Chris CrumeCommerce & Retail

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eBay announced the launch of a new Live Auctions feature, enabling buyers to participate in auctions for arts and collectibles from actual auction rooms from the website.

The company has a schedule of upcoming auctions, which is as follows:

10/9: African-American Fine Art, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries
10/14: Rare & Important Travel Posters, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries
10/15: English & Continental Furniture & Decorations/Old Master Paintings, hosted by Doyle New York
10/16: Books, Maps and Manuscripts, hosted by Freeman’s
10/17: Fine Photographs: Icons & Images, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries
10/21: Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books, hosted by Swann Auction Galleries
10/21: Important Jewelry, hosted by Doyle New York

“Through the launch of live auctions, eBay is reimagining the time-honored auction house experience,” said Gene Cook, GM of emerging verticals for eBay Marketplaces. “We know that people want new ways to peruse and purchase fine art and collectibles, and eBay’s live auctions are a best-in-class, inspiring shopping experience that delivers on this at a variety of price points.”

eBay's live auction inventory is sold directly by the auction houses themselves.

In May, eBay announced that it had partnered with Invaluable, which has its own live online bidding platform, to bring over 2,000 auction houses to eBay buyers.

Image via eBay

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