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By Fiona Brandhorst, 28 January 2017: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/luxury/copycat-iconic-furniture-becomes-illegal-buy-authentic-retro/    As of this weekend, it is against the law in the UK for furniture dealers to sell replicas of iconic pieces. Say goodbye to cheap imitations of such classics as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chair, the plastic S chair by Verner Panton, and th ...

John-Paul Savant discusses his role as boss of Auction Technology Group, including meeting the 600 auctioneers who use his online tech platform. What do you do? I run ATG, which is an online auction technology company, across 12 different industries from heavy machinery to cars and fine art. It is private-equity-backed by ECI and has a transaction value of £2 billion annually ...

Rare Star Wars, Lego, Barbie and original Monopoly sold for thousands at auction 25 per cent of toys sold above the estimated price at online auction on the-saleroom.com in 2016 With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start ticking off the gift lists for the festive season. As the Toy Retailers Association releases its Dream Toys list for 2016, the-saleroom.co ...

Dress appears amongst other iconic outfits in ‘passion for fashion’ auction to be hosted on the-saleroom.com Princess Diana’s iconic sea-green sequined evening gown worn for the State visit to Austria in 1986 is set to sell at auction for an estimated £80,000-£100,000 on the-saleroom.com, the leading antiques online marketplace, on 14th June. The dress formed part of a large ...

Postcard by Jack Phillips, the man who tried to save the titanic, predicted to become one of the most expensive in the world Other collectors items include a letter from titanic crewman, a bag from titanic baker, a gold pocket watch from titanic ship yard owner and rare customs landing card from titanic survivor The extremely rare lots from henry aldridge auctioneers are es ...

20 April 2016, London An Aston Martin Lagonda once owned by Prince Philip was sold to an online bidder on the auction portal ibidder.com for £350,000.  The magnificent 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre Drophead Coupe, built to special order of HRH, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, featured a pioneering radio telephone, which allowed him to contact Buckingham Palace on the road, and a vani ...

March 1, 2016, London ATG Media today announced a leadership transition plan in which John-Paul Savant will succeed Anne Somers as Chief Executive Officer of ATG Media.   Following a distinguished career of over 35 years, Mrs. Somers will assume the role of Deputy Chairman of the Board on March 1, 2016 and step down from her role as CEO in advance of taking up her new role.  M ...

Record number of users browse and bid on thesaleroom.com helping achieve year-on-year growth of 160% in unique visitors February 1, 2016, London: Thesaleroom.com, the UK’s number one marketplace for art and antiques auctions attracted more than 1m unique visitors in January, an all-time high for the site. This surge in online users represents a phenomenal uplift of 160% on the ...

Record number of bidders visit and bid on auctions at the saleroom in November, leading to a phenomenal increase in traffic for the UK’s leading auction website. November 23, London: The saleroom, the UK’s number one website for art and antiques auctions, announced today that visits on the website hit 2 million in the 30-day period leading up to November 20. This represents an ...

London, October 8, 2015. Last night, i-bidder.com, the online auction platform, owned by ATG Media, was delighted to support the sale of 126 sculptures from Shaun in the City, auctioned on behalf of The Grand Appeal, a charity that raises money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. The auction called by Tim Wonnacott, the antiques expert and TV presenter raised more than £1m for the ...

[New York/London 9/21/15]: the-saleroom.com, the leading portal for art & antiques auctions in the UK and Europe and Bidsquare (http://www.bidsquare.com), a leading online bidding platform in the US, have forged a partnership benefiting antique and fine art buyers and collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. Participating auctions will be listed on each other’s respective ...

December 18, London: ATG Media, the global pioneer of auction portals and live timed auctions technology, and Mail Boxes Etc., antiques and fine art shipping experts, have joined forces to provide a one-click global logistics service for buyers who use thesaleroom.com - Europe's leading website for fine art and antiques auctions. The new and unique service, which is due to lau ...

ATG Media, the global pioneer of live webcast and timed auctions has invested in its leadership team to accelerate the growth of the last few years. In addition to Anne Somers (CEO), Simon Berti (MD, Arts and Antiques) and Richard Lewis (COO), the senior management team has been boosted by the following appointments: Gemma Carver joins as Chief Marketing Officer from Bookata ...

ATG Media prides itself on providing the very best customer service with multilingual support staff available before, during and after auctions. To provide an additional customer service channel, ATG Media launched live chat on i-bidder.com and BidSpotter.co.uk. ATG Media is unique among the live and timed auction community in providing live chat for customers. Broadening the c ...

ATG Media has launched Buy it Now functionality for timed auctions on its portals powered by its Global Auction Platform (GAP) – BidSpotter.co.uk. i-bidder.com and BidSpotter.com. Auctioneers running timed auctions on these platforms can now choose to offer items at Buy it Now prices. Buy it Now allows the auctioneer to specify a Buy it Now price – often the reserve. Where Buy ...

ATG Media (‘ATG’), the global pioneer of webcast and timed online auction platforms and owner of antiques industry bible, Antiques Trade Gazette, has announced that it has struck a deal with private equity firm ECI Partners (‘ECI’) to drive ongoing international expansion. ATG’s platforms, which include the-saleroom.com, i-bidder.com, BidSpotter.co.uk and BidSpotter.com, allow ...

ATG Media has been recognised alongside Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits at the 15th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 awards, held at The Savoy Hotel in London. The Profit Track Ones to Recognise award represents the best companies who are set to grow rapidly in the future, The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 annual league table focuse ...

18 May 2014 ATG Media has launched its best-in-class payment online technology on i-bidder.com. This brings two major benefits: automated deposits and secure online payments. Auctioneer customers of i-bidder.com can now automate the process of taking deposits online when bidders register, freeing up valuable time. Once an auction has finished, i-bidder.com automatically refun ...

30 January 2014 Figures just out show that the-saleroom.com’s new post-auction delivery service has packed and shipped more than £1.6m worth of art and antiques for around 3500 customers in its first six months. “We are delighted that the launch period has been so successful,” says ATG Media Delivery Manager Marika Clemow, “but we are not about to rest on our laurels, which i ...

London, 3 December 2013 ATG Media has been included in the London Stock Exchange’s inaugural publication of 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report lists 1,000 of the most exciting small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the UK. Within this group of more than 4.5 million UK companies, the reported identified a subset of fast-growing, dynamic businesses. ATG Media is ...

London, 25 October 2013 Online sales at ATG Media, the market leader in webcast and timed online only auctions, increased from £200m to £235m between October 2012 and September 2013. In the same period, over one million lots were sold on ATG Media’s online platforms – an increase of 41% over the prior year. These increases were driven by additional investment in marketing, tec ...

21 June 2013 ATG Media has launched a packing and shipping service for bidders using the-saleroom.com, providing a convenient end-to-end experience for art and antiques auction buyers. There is high demand from both auctioneers, who often don't get involved with packing and shipping, and customers bidding worldwide to provide a solution. the-saleroom.com publishes a price for ...

19 April 2013 We are pleased to announce that the-saleroom.com has launched telephone number verification for all online bidders. Bidders are now required to confirm their phone number at the point of registering their credit/debit card on the-saleroom.com. Authentication also applies if a bidder amends their existing number.         The process is simple. Whenever a bidder e ...

27 February 2013 the-saleroom.com continues to experience phenomenal increases in both traffic and bidders. In January 2013 the-saleroom.com generated an average of 236 registered bidders per auction – a 20% increase on January 2012. Despite this growth, the-saleroom.com has experienced a 40% decrease in the volume of reported fraud and non-payment thanks to ATG Media’s invest ...

29 January 2013 ATG Media, Europe’s leading provider of online bidding services, has added eBay-style timed auctions to the range of options open to auctioneers on the-saleroom.com, expanding the service for both sellers and buyers. The potential of the new service was immediately obvious from its first trial at McTear’s of Glasgow. “We were delighted to be the first auction ...

London, 5 November 2012 ATG Media announces the appointment of John Varney as advisor to the Board of Directors and Philip Gilgunn as Chief Technology Officer. John Varney will advise the Board of Directors on all matters relating to existing and future technology. John brings a wealth of technology expertise and experience to the Board. His previous roles include global Chie ...

London, 27 April 2012 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Europe, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring ...

London, 17 January 2012 ATG Media was the subject of a major article in The Daily Telegraph’s Business Section on January 17th 2012. Click here to read the article in full on www.telegraph.co.uk In summary, the Daily Telegraph article described how ATG Media developed a profitable digital strategy in publishing – a sector which in general is experiencing falling circulation ...

London, 11 November 2011 The traditional auction house is going through a secret renaissance thanks to recent online developments that allow bidders from anywhere in the world to participate live in saleroom auctions. The-saleroom.com, a spin off from Antiques Trade Gazette magazine, enables auctioneers to include online bidders into their live saleroom auctions. On average th ...

London, 20 May 2011 Buying Asian art is becoming increasingly frenetic but thankfully the-saleroom.com creates a one-stop shop, helping buyers to find items to suit their taste (and budget). The-saleroom.com brings together over 400 established bricks and mortar auction houses, lists over 80,000 lots and hosts over a 1,000 live auctions every year. Many of the major auction h ...

London, May 2011 Coys, Barons, Historics of Brooklands, H & H, Silverstone & Channons auctioneers are all using i-bidder.com's live auction facility for their forthcoming May & June sales. Buyers will be able to browse online catalogues and participate in the auction from anywhere in the world. The advantage of bidding online is clear: instead of having to attend ...

London, 20 April 2011 A rare First Edition Mein Kampf came to auction through Mullocks Auctioneers, Shropshire, yesterday, Tuesday 19th April. The buyer bid online, live through www.the-saleroom.com with the item going under the hammer at £18,000. It is believed the buyer is based in Munich. This book was a special presentation copy signed and dedicated by Hitler to Hermann E ...

London, 23 February 2011 Cheffins, who run the largest auctions of agricultural equipment in Europe, have teamed up with i-bidder.com to introduce internet bidding at their machinery auctions. From March onwards, buyers will be able to participate in Cheffins's monthly machinery sale from anywhere in the world. A fully illustrated online catalogue for each auction will be ava ...

London, 26 January 2011 The success of the recently re-launched site www.the-saleroom.comconfirms that internet bidding at bricks and mortar auctioneers to buy vintage collectibles, antiques and fine art is a successful alternative to attending sales. The site, which brings together over 400 established UK and international auction houses, hosted 1,208 live auctions in 2010 a ...

London, 10 January 2011 ATG Media's website, the-saleroom.com, continued to break records in 2010 with a 132% increase in online sales. The site hosted 1,208 live auctions in 2010, an increase of 68% versus the previous year and provided more bidders spending even more per bid. the-saleroom.com generated an average of 118 registered bidders per auction in 2010 - an uplift of 2 ...

London, 11 November 2010 Finding unique vintage collectables and fine antiques is now even easier thanks to the recently relaunched site www.the-saleroom.com. The site brings together over 400 established UK and international auction houses, such as Christie's, Dreweatts, Woolley & Wallis, Duke's and Lawrences of Crewkerne enabling visitors to browse hundreds of catalogues ...

London, 29 June 2010 In the last twelve months, ATG Media sold £13 million of lots through its live internet bidding portal www.the-saleroom.com, a 124% increase on the £5.7 million sold in the same period in the previous year. According to a recent survey of 896 successful bidders conducted by ATG Media, 43% said they use the site so they can bid on several auctions at the sa ...

London, 02 March 2010 ATG Media, the UK's leading provider of specialist information and services to the auction industry, saw business soar in 2009. Last year, the-saleroom.com alone recorded a 120 per cent year-on-year increase in bidder numbers and a rise in revenues of 55 per cent year-on-year. The company's second live bidding site, www.i-bidder.com, which auctions white ...

London, 15 January 2010 The-saleroom.com, the UK's leading live online bidding site, recorded a 120 per cent year-on-year increase in bidder numbers in 2009, revealing growing buyer confidence in purchasing art and antiques online. In a year when recession and credit issues dominated the headlines, the-saleroom.com bucked the trend with revenues generated by the site increasin ...

London, 10 November 2009 ATG Media, owners of the-saleroom.com and i-bidder.com, have teamed up with Bayswater Media Group (BMG) to offer time-constrained shoppers an efficient alternative to the lunchtime dash. Using their industry-leading, proprietary technology, ATG Media, the pioneers of online live auctioneering are launching the Homes and Bargains series of auctions in t ...

London, 4 November 2009 The-saleroom.com, the UK's leading live online antiques bidding site owned by ATG Media, will host a marathon two-day live auction on November 5h and 6th. The auction will have over 1100 lots and will include items of furniture, ceramics, art pieces, lighting, lamps, rugs and carpets and garden furniture. The auction is being conducted by Adam Partridg ...

London, 14 October 2009 The-saleroom.com, the UK's leading live online antiques bidding site owned by ATG Media, has bucked the trend of falling retail figures over the last 12 months and recorded an impressive £1.24 million in monthly sales during September 2009. The figure represents an increase of 111 per cent over the sales figure for September 2008. Confounding critics a ...

London, 10 July 2009 eBay's exit from the live antiques auction market has helped London-based the-saleroom.com to double its unique visitors to more than 100,000 over the last six months and become the dominant market player with 85% market share. ATG Media, owners of the-saleroom.com and also industry bible Antiques Trade Gazette, expect the site's reach to continue doubling ...

London, 29 September 2009 The-saleroom.com, the UK's leading live online bidding site, has launched its first live internet bidding sale in Beijing. The launch in China is a significant step in geographical expansion for the-saleroom.com as it increases the international scope of its pioneering bidding platform. The-saleroom.com is owned by ATG Media and backed by Matrix Priva ...

London, 21 July 2009 On Wednesday 22 July, the UK's leading live online bidding site, the-saleroom.com, will host the auction of a most unusual item. Amongst the catalogue from Dominic Winter of collectors' books, prints and maps, a Citroen C4 hatchback (lot 198) will be available for sale. Not usually categorised as a work of art, this particular Citroen has been transformed ...

London, 14 July 2009 On June 30 at Holloways auctioneers of Banbury, Oxfordshire, a carved Indian Mughal ivory khandjar handle sold for £24,000 to a buyer bidding live via the internet. It was the highest recorded sale in the first six months of 2009 for the-saleroom.com, the leaders in UK of live online antiques bidding. The 6in (15cm) long handle, which was modelled as a pa ...