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14 Jul, 2014

Partners with Sotheby’s

Ebay and Sotheby’s partner to stream live auctions.  In a joint press release the companies say:

eBay in the near future will be launching a newly-designed experience on its site, tailored for collectors of rare, unique and premium art and collectibles as well as first time buyers.

Sotheby’s CEO Bruno Vinciguerra says  the new venture will:

make our sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world.

At the onset, live auctions will stream from Sotheby’s in New York, and this will allow for “real-time bidding from anywhere around the world.” Although no firm start date for the live streaming has been set, it will take place late 2014 or early 2105.

3 Oct, 2012

Jewish lynching victim postcard sells

Makes StatementSale/Purchase

postcard leo frankAfter most major auction houses refuse, Sotheby’s agrees to auction a photo postcard of Leo Frank, which sells for $3,125. Sotheby’s:

It isn’t unusual for Sotheby’s to include famous images of important, yet disturbing historical events, such as the present work. This was not the only photograph related to Jewish history in last week’s sale, and it wasn’t the highest priced, either.

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