Antique Collector - Fairs and Auction Houses


Auction houses are experiencing a bit of a boom as growing numbers of Britons seek alternative investment opportunities away from the property market. London's leading auction houses are more popular than ever as places to buy fine art and antiques, plus they're a great chance for you to view a treasure trove of items, to experience the excitement of a bid, and make a shrewed investment.

There are 3 main auction houses in London: Bonhams, Christie's and Sotheby's. Before every sale a public viewing day gives potential buyers the opportunity to examine the lots. This is also a chance to see rare items and things that might have been hidden from public view for hundreds of years. Many of the big auction houses now conduct some of their business on the web, but I suspect all of them together couldn't compete with the mighty EBay for turnover or volume.


Auction houses


The Art of the Steal:
Sotheby's-Christies Auction House Scandal by Christopher Mason
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Journeys inside the price-fixing scandal that rocked the art auction world, describing how billionaire Alfred Taubman; Diana Brooks, the most powerful woman in the art world; and British executive Christopher Davidge conspired to cheat clients out of millions, while offering a revealing look at the inner operations of Sotheby's and Christie's.


EBay Home Makeover:
Transforming Your Home with the Click of a Mouse by Alyssa Ettinger
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A wide array of do-it-yourself projects for little cost while using or recycling material & furniture that is already readily available in your home, or easily accessible. You no longer have to spend a fortune to duplicate those beautiful and tasteful rooms found in magazine pages. The first title in the series is The Ebay Home Makeover.



This guide to buying and selling at auction covers both the unique risks and opportunities to be found -- how to make a profit on yesterday's treasures or find a valuable treasure of your own. Comprehensive price charts and auction results, as well as resource information on auction houses and websites, this is a book no potential auction buyer or seller can afford to be without.


Jewelry and Gems at Auction: Buying and Selling at the Auction House and the Internet by A Matlins
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Whether you want to browse or buy, the "Essential Guide to London's Antique Shops, Auction Houses, and Markets" is an indispensable collection of the best places to see and purchase all types of antiques. This guide covers all manner of antique shops, markets, and auction houses that specialise in every conceivable type of old and interesting item.


Essential Guide to London's Antique Shops, Auction Houses and Markets by M Leech
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The Vendue Masters: Tales of America's Oldest Auction House by R Arkell
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Gives complete access to the archives of Freeman's, America's oldest auction house.


eBay Q&A: 200 of the most asked questions about eBay.co.uk by Robert Pugh
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New from the best-selling author of "The eBay Business Handbook", this title presents 200 of the most asked eBay questions answered by top eBay PowerSeller Robert Pugh. A wealth of eBay knowledge to give you the answers you need to take your eBay trading to the next level.

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