On behalf of the editorial, design and Internet technology staff members who produce Auction Central News, I would like to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous New Year.
Because of your enthusiastic acceptance of Auction Central News’ digital format, our newspaper has quickly evolved over the past year into a respected resource that the antiques and fine art community trusts and relies upon for timely news and industry information. We pledge to uphold the same standards of quality and integrity as we go forward into 2010.
This year has been a challenging one for the auction business, but each successive week as I view the statistics for online bidding through LiveAuctioneers (ACN’s parent company) I am reminded that there is still a very sizable and active contingent of people worldwide buying antiques and fine art via the Internet. With the combined efforts of LiveAuctioneers.com, its 898 auction-house clients, and Auction Central News, I truly believe our sector can and will lead the economic recovery of 2010 and beyond.
Thank you for your valued support, and have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.
Julian R. Ellison
Publisher – Auction Central News
A LiveAuctioneers Company