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quoteLiveAuctioneers is the best-kept secret among treasure-seekers; it offers access to some items that have been in private collections for decades."
—Julian R. Ellison, Co-Founder


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 bid in 47 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 formed a marketing partnership with eBay to introduce eBay Live Auctions. This alliance of LiveAuctioneers and eBay enabled auction houses worldwide to go online with their live sales — a development that changed the auction business forever. 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 11th 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 12.9 million results 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!

Auction Activity
20,229,724 Items listed
40,615 Auctions listed
2,477 Auctioneers/Sellers
794 Auctions scheduled this month
34,898 Bids left on current items
12,359,297 Bidder participations in online auctions
Traffic
Q2 2014
LiveAuctioneers site traffic graph

4,271,456 Users

8,673,574 Sessions

73,314,227 Pageviews