eBay Launches Live Auctions for Premium Art, Collectibles

eBay Inc. Staff

Today, eBay’s live auctions open the doors of traditional brick-and-mortar auction houses and offer a new way to discover, browse and buy art and collectibles online. From anywhere in the world, eBay shoppers now have the same access to auction merchandise as those bidding in person on the auction room floor.

“Through the launch of live auctions, eBay is reimagining the time-honored auction house experience,” said Gene Cook, general manager of emerging verticals for eBay Marketplaces. “We know that people want new ways to peruse and purchase fine art and collectibles, and eBay’s live auctions are a best-in-class, inspiring shopping experience that delivers on this at a variety of price points.” 

Inventory is sold directly by hundreds of world class traditional auction houses, including premier partners such as Doyle New York, Freeman’s, Garth's Auctions and Swann Auction Galleries.

All items are backed by the eBay Money Back Guarantee.

Starting today, shoppers can preview catalogs and sign up for upcoming sales like the following:

10/9    African-American Fine Art – hosted by Swann Auction Galleries

10/14  Rare & Important Travel Posters – hosted by Swann Auction Galleries

10/15  English & Continental Furniture & Decorations/Old Master Paintings – hosted by Doyle New York

10/16  Books, Maps and Manuscripts – hosted by Freeman’s

10/17  Fine Photographs: Icons & Images – hosted by Swann Auction Galleries

10/21  Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books – hosted by Swann Auction Galleries

10/21   Important Jewelry – hosted by Doyle New York  

Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind print or an exquisite painting, eBay’s live auctions brings premium art and collectibles from world-class auction houses right to your fingertips.