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Posh Auction House Sotheby's to Stream Auctions through eBay

By Gary Cutlack on at

A new "live" auction section of eBay is launching this autumn, initially starring a selection of arty super-collectibles from traditional auction house Sotheby's.

The deal will see the waters tested with Sotheby’s New York auctions, before expanding to include live deals from its other global sales offices. The art dealer says that around half of its business comes from selling things between $5,000 and $100,000 (£3,000 to £58,000), prices it believes might be within reach of a small percentage of eBay users. [NYT via Guardian]