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the-saleroom.com is Europe’s leading portal for fine art and antiques auctions. Visitors to the site can search and browse catalogues and place bids over the internet in real time, with live audio and video feeds communicating the auction room atmosphere. In 2012 the-saleroom.com hosted 5,000 auction catalogues and 2,400 live auctions and sold over £53m online. the-saleroom.com continues to expand the features it offers having recently introduced a new delivery service, timed auctions and multi-lingual versions of the site.
the-saleroom.com is wholly owned and operated by ATG Media – a global pioneer of auction portals and live and timed online auctions. The company’s sites have hosted over 22,000 auction catalogues and in excess of 12,000 live and timed auctions online. ATG Media’s sites include i-bidder.com - Europe's leading portal for commercial auctions. In 2012, the i-bidder.com hosted 1,400 live and timed auctions and sold £28m online.
In April 2013, ATG Media acquired BidSpotter Inc, the US-based world leader in industrial online auctions. BidSpotter Inc is based in Seattle, Washington, and runs the industry leading sites BidSpotter.com and BidSpotter.co.uk. The acquisition gives ATG Media bases in the USA and UK, allowing the company to provide a truly global audience of bidders coupled with global customer service.
ATG Media's best-in-class proprietary technology also powers partner sites Figaro Enchères (hosted on France's premier news website) and lot-tissimo.com (Germany's foremost fine art and antiques auction portal).
ATG Media began in 1971 with Antiques Trade Gazette – the bible of the antiques and fine art industry. ATG Media is the UK's leading provider of specialist information and services to the fine art and antiques industry, both in print and on the web.