Report: auction industry is preventing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions

Old-growth European beech forest in Biogradska Gora National Park, Montenegro. Photo by Snežana Trifunović, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

LONDON – New research from Auction Technology Group plc (LON:ATG), the operator of the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, has found that one million tonnes of carbon emissions were saved in 2021 by the sale of just 15 item types at auctions run on its marketplaces globally. This is the equivalent of 50 million mature trees growing for one year and only accounts for 6% of the 9.5 million items sold across ATG’s platforms in the period.¹

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Rare 1913 Chaplin poster headlines March 14 online auction

Early Charlie Chaplin poster, 1913, estimate $300-$3,500. Image courtesy Appraisals & Estate Sale Specialists
Early Charlie Chaplin poster, 1913, estimate $300-$3,500. Image courtesy Appraisals & Estate Sale Specialists
Early Charlie Chaplin poster, 1913, estimate $300-$3,500. Image courtesy Appraisals & Estate Sale Specialists

FULLERTON, Calif. — One of the earliest and rarest Charlie Chaplin posters to ever come to market, a collection of paintings by Burt Procter (Calif./N.Y., 1901-1980), and a beautiful Art Deco 18K white gold multi-diamond antique engagement ring are just a few of the expected highlights in a live online auction slated for this Sunday, March 14, at 12 noon Pacific time / 3 p.m. Eastern time, by Appraisal & Estate Sale Specialists, Inc. Overall, 633 lots are scheduled to come up for bid. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Continue reading