Sotheby’s of New York goes online with new live streaming auctions via eBay

New York’s famous auction house Sotheby’s, has just made itself very accessible to the rest of the world by tying up with online eCommerce auction house eBay.com. eBay.com/Sothebys is a new channel on the site which will live stream auctions that people from all over the globe can partake in and purchase those hard to find, one-of-a-kind items.

The online tie up and service will allow their customers to browse items that will be up for auction and even place advance bids for them. Connoisseurs of art will soon able to bid on objects d’art right from the comfort of their homes, offices and bathtubs should it be warranted.

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The site will be launched in April with the first auction for New York-themed memorabilia commencing on April 1. If the life and times of all that is New York is your thing, then you might want to tune in to bid on items like – famous photographs, Old Master paintings, the giant letters from the New York baseball stadium (which could fetch up to $600,000), baseball memorabilia from Reggie Jackson, and even a lot that was Andy Warhol’s first studio lease (estimated between $8,000 and $12,000) along with other specially curated themes.

The site goes well beyond the standard eBay themes and has been designed to provide potential buyers with all kinds of informative articles and even videos that are tailor-made for each auction to be held. Collectors, buyers, Sotheby’s experts and tastemakers from across a vast span of industries can share functional tips, style advice, fascinating historical information, behind-the-scenes looks at artists and brands, trend reports, and gift guides with customers. Items going into the online bid section would mostly be valued under $25,000, or even less but could possibly go higher at a later stage.

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All we can say is, welcome to the 21st Century Sotheby’s and thanks for making your services available to the rest of the globe on the digital front.

[Sothebys]