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Live Auctioneers Company Profile

LiveAuctioneers brings an international audience of millions to the heart of the bidding action in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles auctions across the globe. With fascinating objects up for auction in 40 countries—instantly translated to your language and currency—LiveAuctioneers is a worldwide marketplace with treasures waiting to be discovered, whether you’re an avid collector or a first-time visitor. By hosting thousands of auctions in real time via the Internet, the site allows unprecedented access to remote sales, and savvy bidders can often land desired items at very desirable prices. Leave an absentee bid, or fully engage in the auction action—it’s up to you. All bidding takes place via the Secure Bidder Network (SBN), which keeps absentee bids for upcoming sales private until the item is opened on the day of the sale. LiveAuctioneers revolutionized the industry from the start. In 2002, the NYC-based company launched the first live-auction technology platform on eBay, introducing the notion of auction houses going online. In 2009, the debut of LiveAuctioneers' iPhone and Android apps, with live-bidding capabilities, opened up a new mobile pipeline to bid anytime, from anywhere, with complete anonymity. Now in its 10th year, LiveAuctioneers has become the Web's leading auction-related site. LiveAuctioneers also provides a constant stream of industry intelligence via: a Weekly Schedule with highlights, previews and links to online catalogs (sign up here); the easy-to-use Auction Results Database, a vast database with 12.5 million results and 60 million images that offers keyword-search access to bona fide auction outcomes, recent to historical. The updated archive is the #1 free online resource for the trade, appraisers, collectors, designers, arts institutions, estate officers, journalists, students and others on the research hunt; Auction Central News, the global destination for the latest auction headlines, mixing timely items with articles by experts on all things design. Get in on the auction with LiveAuctioneers. Happy bidding!

News from Live Auctioneers:

LiveAuctioneers Wraps 2013 With $222.5M In Sales, 70% Increase In Direct Traffic

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – LiveAuctioneers, the leading Internet live-bidding platform for fine art, antiques and collectibles, recorded its best year ever in 2013, with gross online sales of $222.5 million. Founded in November 2002, the Manhattan-based company has maintained…

Karl Lagerfeld 1960s Fashion Sketchbooks, Drawings to Be Auctioned on January 11

Florida’s Palm Beach Modern Auctions to host sale of Tiziani: Lagerfeld + Liz archive
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Karl Otto Lagerfeld is a fashion legend. As head designer and creative director for both Chanel and Fendi, and later mastermind of his own premier label, L…

LiveAuctioneers Reports 50% Jump in Q3 Mobile Visitors, with Average Time Spent on Site Increasing by 40.8% over Comp Quarter 2012

Client roster now exceeds 2,000 sellers from 47 countries on five continents
NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mobile was the big story during Q3 for Manhattan-based LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of antiques, fine art and collect…

From Illegal to Six-Figure Prices: Street Art Frenzy Continues with Nov. 2 Auction of Barry McGee Canvas

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – The Stateside residency of elusive British street artist and public prankster Banksy has sparked a frenzy in the street-art marketplace. Some say that although he didn’t plan it that way, the famously anti-commercial Banksy has prope…

LiveAuctioneers Unveils Sleek New Design Theme; Mobile Use Doubles in Q2

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – LiveAuctioneers, a Manhattan-based company that provides Internet live-bidding services to more than 1,800 auction houses worldwide, entered its second decade of operation in Q1 2013 with a substantial increase in both international auction-house cl…

Design Classics with Gatsby Flair Star in Palm Beach Modern’s May 25 Auction

Period pieces by Leleu, Porteneuve mix with the best of mid-century in 357-lot auction
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Great Gatsby would feel quite at home at Palm Beach Modern’s May 25 auction. A free-spending millionaire bootlegger, the fictional Jay Gatsby was th…

LiveAuctioneers Publishes Free Digital Arts Magazine ‘Live2012′ to Commemorate Company’s 10th Anniversary

Stylish 48-page publication includes auction highlights + features on Asian antiques, contemporary art and other in-demand collector categories
NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – LiveAuctioneers (http://www.LiveAuctioneers.com), the Manhattan-based technology company that pro…