Timed is of the essence


by Matt Ball, Content Director at ATG. This article was first published in the Antiques Trade Gazette on 10 November 2020.

What had begun as a trickle from the top – with the major London auction houses increasing their timed online sales as they moved up the value chain, accompanied by a small number of specialist regional players – has turned into a steady stream this year with more mid-size and smaller firms joining in.

The range of items sold in timed sales has widened and the price point ceiling is rising (see timeline).