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An AUCTION is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. In economic theory, an auction may refer to any mechanism or set of trading rules for exchange. The word "auction" is derived from the Latin augeo which means "I increase" or "I augment". For most of history, auctions have been a relatively uncommon way to negotiate the exchange of goods and commodities. In practice, both haggling and sale by set-price have been significantly more common. Indeed, prior to the seventeenth century the few auctions that were held were sporadic and infrequent.

During the Roman Empire, following military victory, Roman soldiers would often drive a spear into the ground around which the spoils of war were left, to be auctioned off. Later slaves, often captured as the "spoils of war", were auctioned in the forum under the sign of the spear, with the proceeds of sale going towards the war effort. The Romans also used auctions to liquidate the assets of debtors whose property had been confiscated. For example, Marcus Aurelius sold household furniture to pay off debts, the sales lasting for months. One of the most significant historical auctions occurred in the year 193 A.D. when the entire Roman Empire was put on the auction block by the Praetorian Guard. On March 23 The Praetorian Guard first killed emperor Pertinax, then offered the empire to the highest bidder. Didius Julianus outbid everyone else for the price of 6,250 drachmas per Guard, an act that initiated a brief civil war. Didius was then beheaded two months later when Septimius Severus conquered Rome.

From the end of the Roman Empire to the eighteenth century auctions lost favor in Europe, while they had never been widespread in Asia. In some parts of England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries auction by candle was used for the sale of goods and leaseholds. This auction began by lighting a candle after which bids were offered in ascending order until the candle spluttered out. The high bid at the time the candle extinguished itself won the auction.

The oldest auction house in the world is Stockholm Auction House (Stockholms Auktionsverk). It was established in Sweden in 1674. During the end of the 18th century, soon after the French Revolution, auctions came to be held in taverns and coffeehouses to sell art. Such auctions were held daily, and catalogs were printed to announce available items. Such Auction catalogs are frequently printed and distributed before auctions of rare or collectible items. In some cases these catalogs were elaborate works of art themselves, containing considerable detail about the items being auctioned. Sotheby's, now the world's second-largest auction house, held its first auction in 1744. Christie's, now the world's largest auction house, was established around 1766. Other early auction houses that are still in operation include Dorotheum (1707), Bonhams (1793), Phillips de Pury & Company (1796), Freeman's (1805) and Lyon & Turnbull (1826). In 2008, the National Auctioneers Association reported that the gross revenue of the auction industry for that year was approximately $268.4 billion, with the fastest growing sectors being agricultural, machinery, and equipment auctions and residential real estate auctions.

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  • Accademia Fine Art - Monaco Auction - since 1999. "Paintings, furniture, Asian art, porcelain, jewelry and watches can be seen beforehand at Accademia Fine Art on 27 Boulevard des Moulins, the auction will take place at the same address, over the phone and online." 27, Boulevard des Moulins, 98000 Monaco.
  • ACKER AUCTIONS - "The world's destination for fine & rare wine." What began as a package store in 1820, today stands as the oldest and most respected wine shop in America, the largest global wine auction house, and the preeminent destination for fine wine worldwide. For its nearly 200-year history, Acker Merrall & Condit, now known simply as “Acker”, has been a true one-stop-shop for expert wine services in every form. Its culture is deeply rooted in customer service, upholding a commitment to the highest standards, applied across a vast array of amenities including a world-class wine club, fine wine retail inventory, a wine concierge service, advisement on wine as an investment, cellar consultations and appraisals, first-class wine education programs, bespoke events and tastings, corporate business services, and its crown jewel, global fine and rare wine auctions.
  • Ader - "Maison de Ventes depuis 1692." 3 Rue Favart, 75002 Paris, France.
  • AGUTTES - since 1974. The fourth largest French auction house and the first one to be independent, with no outside shareholders. Aguttes is positioned as the alternative to art market leaders in its 15 specialised departments: Asian painters, Old Masters Paintings & Drawings, Asian art, Russian Art, Classic Cars, Jewellery & Fine Pearls, Collector Watches, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Contemporary, Modern & Impressionist Art, Design, Furniture & Decorative Art, Wine & Spirits
  • Alexander Historical Auctions - since 1991. "Alexander Historical Auctions LLC is a leading auctioneer of fine historic autographs, documents, and photographs, militaria from all conflicts, and important historical relics. Based in Chesapeake City, Maryland, we have been in continuous operation since 1991 providing superior service to consignors and bidders alike. Our much-anticipated live auctions are held up to eight times a year, with each sale averaging over 1,000+ lots. We are a “brick and mortar” auction house and are able to offer our clients the opportunity to participate live at our sales, via live telephone bidding, or electronically in real-time via multiple bidding platforms including and" 98 Bohemia Ave., Suite 2, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, U.S.A.
  • Amati - "Amati is a specialist online auction house for stringed musical instruments." Three types of auctions, ten auctions a year, and a great choice of instruments. Amati holds an auction of stringed musical instruments almost every month of the year. We have three distinct types of auction: Specialist Auctions, Amati Affordable Auctions, and Single Owner Auctions. Amati Online Auctions take place online. We use high quality photography for all our lots. The auctions last 12 days, and you can bid at any time. Bidding is particularly intense on the last day.
  • AMERICAN AUCTIONEERS - founded in 1983. Riverside, CA, U.S.A. "California's #1 Auction Team!"
  • ANTIQUORUM - established in Geneva in 1974. "The World’s Premier Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Timepieces." Antiquorum has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world by cultivating a thriving collector’s market for timepieces worldwide and consistently obtains the highest prices for timepieces, auctions timepieces with exceptional provenance and rarity and has set many world records.
  • ART GRAILS$ - since 2021. "ArtGrails is a highly anticipated standalone NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens) Platform founded by Celebrity Art Dealer and Manager, Avery Andon, in partnership with his brother / longtime client, Street Artist Alec Monopoly and veteran web developer Seth Lowell. Each release on ArtGrails is curated, with a focus on unique and iconic NFT 'grails'."
  • ARTCURIAL - since 1974. International auctioneers. Offers more than 100 auction sales each year. Paris, France.
  • Artemisia Auctions - 49, rue Laffitte, 75009 Paris, France. Sell or buy objets d'art and collectibles at the Hotel Drouot auction rooms with the guarantee of receiving professional, efficient service of the highest standard.
  • ARTNET - since 1989. "Buy and Sell Contemporary and Modern Art." A modern way to collect contemporary art. Browse and bid on paintings, prints, photos, and more by the world's leading artists in curated online auctions. The Art World Online. Our online Gallery Network is the largest of its kind, with over 2,200 galleries in over 250 cities worldwide, more than 166,000 artworks by over 39,000 artists from around the globe.
  • Artspace - since 2011. "Contemporary Art for Sale Online." Artspace is the digital marketplace for fine art and design. Learn about and buy artworks from the best artists, galleries and museums around the world. It is our mission to make it easy for you to discover and collect fine art from renowned artists, galleries, and cultural institutions worldwide.
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  • BAINBRIDGES AUCTIONEERS - Ruislip, Middlesex, U.K.
  • Barnebys - Stockholm, Sweden. "All auctions in one place." On Barnebys you will find everything you’re looking for in arts, antiques and collectibles. We gather auctions and art dealers from every corner of the world and make them accessible to everyone. It’s simple and it’s free.
  • BARRETT-JACKSON - "Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events."
  • BEAUSSANT LEFÈVRE - Paris, France.
  • Beijing Poly International Auction Company - since 2005. "Beijing Poly International Auction is a leading auction house in China. As a state -dominated shareholding company, founded in July 2005. Beijing Poly has a wide range of business including not only covering ancient paintings, modern paintings and calligraphies, antiques and ceramics, modern and contemporary arts, modern ink paintings, rare books and manuscripts, works of art, but also in clocks and jewels, Dzi bead, Tibetan Buddhism arts and wines and liquors, antiques of scientific instruments. Beijing Poly is the best auction house in China. Beijing Poly is capable of undertaking any sales event and endeavors to provide first class service in arts."
  • Bidding For Good - since 2003. "Fundraising Auctions That Work For You." We provide a unique online auction platform, where nonprofits, schools, consumers and businesses converge to create dynamic and exciting fundraising events and ultimately, to raise more money for the causes we care so much about. With the help of over 8,000 customers and the 400,000+ shoppers in our Bidder Community, we have created a new category of shopping, Charitable Commerce.
  • BILLIONAIRE XCHANGE - online luxury auctions.
  • Binoche et Giquello - 5, rue la Boétie, Paris, France.
  • BOND LIFESTYLE AUCTIONS - James Bond memorabilia, and more.
  • BONHAMS - founded in 1793. "Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques." The Bonhams name is recognised worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.
  • BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS - One of Denmark’s oldest auction houses and among the largest in Scandinavia. It was established in 1948.
  • BUKOWSKIS - "In 1870 Henryk Bukowski founded the auction house Bukowskis in Stockholm. For 150 years, Bukowskis has been offering Fine Art auctions to sellers and buyers around the world. By providing excellent results year after year, Bukowskis continue to strengthen the position as the leading auction house in Scandinavia." On the Bukowskis website, quality auctions take place around the clock, and all auctions are available in Bukowskis' digital app.
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  • C & T Auctions - "Consistently Achieving Higher Prices at Auction." Specialist Auctioneers of Vintage Toys & Militaria. Kent, England, U.K.
  • China Guardian Auctions - established in 1993, it focused primarily on the Mainland Chinese market until it decided to expand to Hong Kong in 2012. The Chinese artwork regularly sold by China Guardian includes Chinese paintings, calligraphy, porcelain, furniture, sculptures, rare books, rubbings, jewellery and watches. Approximately 60% of China Guardian's sales are in the categories of ink painting and calligraphy.
  • CHRISTIE'S - founded in 1766. International fine arts, antiques, jewelry auctioneers.
  • COLLECT SPACE - the source for space history and artifacts. Space history, space memorabilia, and space collectibles.
  • COMIC CONNECT - "The Online Marketplace for Buyers & Sellers!"
  • CORINPHILA - "Tradition and Experience in Classic Philately since 1925."
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  • DAVID FELDMAN PHILATELISTS AUCTIONEERS - Geneva, Switzerland. "Your reliable partner over 40 years."
  • Dix Noonan Webb | DNW - established in 1990. UK's leading specialist auctioneers and valuers of coins, tokens, medals, militaria and paper money of all types.
  • DOROTHEUM - founded in 1707. Vienna, Austria. International auctioneers.
  • DOYLE NEW YORK - auctioneers & appraisers.
  • DROUOT - Paris, France. Founded in 1852. Hôtel Drouot is a large auction house in Paris, known for fine art, antiques, and antiquities. It consists of 16 halls hosting 70 independent auction firms, which operate under the umbrella grouping of Drouot.
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  • eBAY - since 1995. An online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. The website is free to use for buyers, but sellers are charged fees for listing items after a limited number of free listings, and an additional or separate fee when those items are sold.
  • EBTH: Everything But The House - since 2007. "Marketplace For The Uncommon. Securely discover and bid on our unique collection of items. Everything starts at $1. Professional Processing."
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  • FAME BUREAU - "The Fame Bureau is the world's premier auction house for rock and film memorabilia." Mayfair, London, U.K.
  • Fellows & Sons - "Jewellery & Watch Auctioneers of Distinction." Founded in Birmingham in 1876, Fellows are a family-run firm of auctioneers and valuers. We hold more than 100 sales a year with specialist watch and jewellery auctions becoming increasingly popular.
  • FREEMAN'S - auctioneers & appraisers since 1805. Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
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  • GARDINER HOULGATE - "The Bath Auction Rooms." Corsham, Wiltshire, U.K.
  • GASTON & SHEEHAN AUCTIONEERS - Pflugerville, TX, U.S.A. sells all the jewelry, art, antiques, gold, silver and collectibles seized and forfeited nationally for the U.S. Marshals Service.
  • GOODING & COMPANY (PEBBLE BEACH AUCTIONS) - "Quality is our Style." Automotive auction house based in Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.
  • GOTTA HAVE ROCK AND ROLL - "The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction." Since 2008 online auction site devoted to rock and roll and pop art. 153 East 57th Street, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.
  • Gros et Delettrez - "Ventes aux enchères." Retrouvez toute l'actualité de la maison de vente Gros et Delettrez: prochaines ventes, résultats des ventes passées, actualités, guide pratique. 22 Rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France.
  • GSA Auctions | General Services Administration - since 1949. Government site for auctions. "U.S. government offers the general public the opportunity to bid electronically on a wide array of federal assets."
  • GUERNSEY'S - Auctioneers & Brokers Since 1975. "The Unique at Auction. For three decades Guernsey's has built a reputation as an auction house known for the presentation of extraordinary properties. From the largest auction in history (the contents of the ocean liner S.S. United States) to vintage racing cars on to pre-Castro Cuban cigars and the $3 million McGwire baseball, we have few rivals when it comes to the presentation of wildly diverse art and artifacts." 108 East 73rd Street, New York, NY, U.S.A.
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  • H & H - Warrington, Cheshire, U.K. Auctioneers of fine historic motor cars, motorcycles, bicycles & automobilia.
  • H.R. HARMER - "Fine Stamp Auctions, Since 1940."
  • HEINRICH KÖHLER - founded 1913. Germany's oldest stamp auction house.
  • Hemmings - "World’s Largest Collector Car Marketplace." The bible of the collector car hobby: We've been around since 1954, and if you can't find it in Hemmings, it probably doesn't exist!
  • HENRY ALDRIDGE & SON - Wiltshire, England. "The Devizes Auctioneers." The leading auctioneers of Titanic memorabilia in the World.
  • HERITAGE AUCTIONS - since 1976. "The World's Third Largest Auction House." Heritage is an auctioneer of numismatic collections, comics, fine art, books, luxury accessories, real estate, and memorabilia from film, music, history, and sports. Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Hermann Historica - since 1960. "Come face to face with history." Arms and Armour - Antiquities - Antique and Modern Firearms - Orders and Decorations - Historical and Military Collectibles. Linprunstraße 16, Munich, Germany.
  • Hindman Auctions & Private Sales - founded in 1982. Specializing in fine furniture and decorative arts; fine art; fine books and manuscripts; fine jewelry and timepieces; and vintage couture and accessories.
  • HÔtel Drouot - since 1852. Large auction place in Paris, known for fine art, antiques, and antiquities. It consists of 16 halls hosting 70 independent auction firms, which operate under the umbrella grouping of Drouot.
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  • Im Kinsky - since 2000. "An auction often gives rise to dramatic headlines, with stories of record prices fascinating not just collectors, auctioneers and buyers, but the wider public as well. The im Kinsky auction house currently holds 27 world records and in the almost 90 auctions im Kinsky has set records on Austrian art market, as well as offering a range of prestigious services. The auction house specialized in Austrian art, in particular modern and contemporary art, though it also deals with the Art Nouveau, antiques, Asian, Old Masters and 19th Century paintings." Vienna, Austria.
  • Ineichen Auctioneers - "Ineichen Auctioneers have been selling watches and jewellery ever since its founding in 1973, delighting collectors and experts alike with exquisite and delicate objects from all eras of watchmaking and goldsmithery." Stadthausquai 11-13, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • INTERNATIONAL AUCTIONEERS - eight independent auction houses working together, around the world.
  • INTERNATIONAL AUTOGRAPH AUCTIONS - Britain’s leading specialist auctioneers of autograph letters, signed photographs and historical documents.
  • - "The World's Premier Online Auctions" Bid online in live auctions from all over the world. Browse fine and decorative art, antiques, estate jewelry, coins and stamps, collectibles, and more!
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  • JACK-PHILIPPE RUELLAN - Vannes, France.
  • JAMES LIST - since 2008. "The World's Largest Luxury marketplace." Featuring more than 65,000 private jets, yachts, exotic cars, exclusive watches and luxury homes from more than 1,200 trusted dealers around the world. JamesList helps you find the best of the best, whether you are in the market to buy or to find the perfect private jet or luxury yacht to charter.
  • JOHN BULL STAMP AUCTIONS - since 1977. Hong Kong.
  • JULIEN'S AUCTIONS - "The Auction House to The Stars." Entertainment memorabilia; Hollywood memoralia; Rock memoralia & Beatles. 9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, U.S.A.
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  • KERRY TAYLOR AUCTIONS - since 2003. "Kerry Taylor Auctions is the world’s leading auction house specialising in exceptional fashion (both vintage and contemporary), fine antique costume, European, Asian and Islamic textiles. Our name is internationally synonymous with excellence, unparalleled expertise and extraordinary, record-breaking sales. We are based in Bermondsey, London, close to the White Cube gallery and the London Fashion & Textile Museum."
  • KEYS FINE ART AUCTIONEERS - since 1953. "Keys is recognised a a 'top-tier' (Antiques Trade Gazette) provincial Auction House, and attracts sellers and buyers from all parts of the UK and further afield. Over the past 65 years, Keys has developed into one of the UK’s leading provincial Auction Houses, with a reputation which stretches far beyond its East Anglian origins, and now holds a regular programme of around 150 Fine Art, Antique, General, Commercial and Specialist sales covering the whole auction spectrum. Still operating from the same five-acre saleground in Aylsham, Norfolk, as it did in 1953, Keys has a locally-unrivalled team of experts who are able to compete on a national as well as local level." Off Palmer's Ln, Aylsham, Norwich, United Kingdom.
  • KOLLER - "Our auction house celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1958 by Pierre Koller, Koller Auctions is now the largest Swiss auction house and one of the leading auction houses in Europe. We employ 70 people at our headquarters in Zurich and in our branches and representative offices in Geneva, Munich, Düsseldorf, Genoa and Beijing. The artworks entrusted to us are appraised by our experts on the basis of thorough research and years of experience, and their age, authorship and provenance are determined in collaboration with leading experts worldwide. We guarantee the accuracy of this information in our auction catalogues, to both consignors and purchasers."
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  • LCG Auctions - since 2021. "Premium Auction House." LCG Auctions is the nation’s premier auction house specializing in professionally graded toys and collectibles.
  • LEMPERTZ - founded 1845. "One of the leading auction houses in Europe and the eldest in family posession." Cologne, Germany. International auctioneers.
  • LiveAuctioneers - since 2002. "Bid in Online Auctions." Brings an international audience of millions to the heart of the bidding action in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles auctions across the globe. With fascinating objects up for bid in 47 countries—instantly translated to your language and currency—LiveAuctioneers is a worldwide marketplace with treasures waiting to be discovered, whether you're an avid collector or a first-time visitor.
  • LOS ANGELES MODERN AUCTIONS - since 1992. Van Nuys, CA, U.S.A. Specializes in selling 20th century Modern Art & Design.
  • Lyon & Turnbull - since 1826. "Fine Art, Antique & Jewellery Auctions." Specialist fine art, antique & jewellery auctions and valuations, based in Edinburgh with locations in Glasgow and London.
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  • MACDOUGALL'S - London, England. Specialists in Russian art.
  • MAYO AUCTION & REALTY - Missouri and Kansas auctions, U.S.A.
  • MECUM AUCTIONS - "The world leader in live auctions of collector cars, classic cars, corvettes, hot rods, street rods and muscle cars." Collector cars, road art and celebrity memorabilia.
  • MCTEAR'S AUCTIONEERS - since 1842. Glasgow, Scotland.
  • MULLOCK'S - Church Stretton, Shropshire, England. Europe's premier auction house specialising in sporting collectibles, fishing memorabilia, historical documents and ephemera.
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  • NATE D. SANDERS AUCTIONS - since 1986. Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. "Fine Autographs & Memorabilia." Historical Documents, Rare Books, Signed Letters, Autographed Photos, Original Art and Signed Prints, Coins, Sports Jerseys and Signed Balls and Entertainment Costumes and Memorabilia.
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  • OLD WEST SHOW & AUCTION - Denver, CO, U.S.A. Western art, antiques & collectibles.
  • OMEGA AUCTIONS - since 2010. Sale, Cheshire, U.K. "Omega Auctions are proud to be one of the top auction houses worldwide for music memorabilia and vinyl records. We are passionate about what we do and whether you are looking to buy or sell, we are always happy to advise."
  • Only Watch Charity Auction - world-renowned charitable fundraiser for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, held every two years since 2005.
  • Osenat - since 1816. Auction House for fine art and antiques. Fontainebleau, Paris, France.
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  • Paddle8 - "Art and Design Auctions | The auction house for the 21st-century collector." Marketplace for collectors, presenting auctions of extraordinary art and objects.
  • Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers - since 2008. "Revolutionizing the world of auctioneering." The innovative concept of Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers uses today’s e-based solutions and new IT technologies, while at the same time, keeping the characteristics of more traditional auction methods. It has been designed to improve certain shortcomings frequently associated with online auctions and online bidding during classic auction sales. Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers is headquartered in Geneva with offices in New York, Milan and Hong Kong. Nine to ten auctions are planned annually between Geneva, New York and Hong Kong.
  • PFC AUCTIONS - Guernsey, Channel Islands. Boutique online auction business specialising in world class Art, Antiques and Collectibles.
  • PHILLIPS - founded in London in 1796, with current headquarters in New York City. "International auction house synonymous with modern and contemporary art, design and culture."
  • PIASA - Paris, France.
  • PIERRE BERGÉ ASSOCIATES - "In 2002, Pierre Bergé opened Pierre Bergé & Associés, his own auction house in Paris. All kinds of art objects are sold there, including paintings, orfevrerie, and wines. It was so successeful that it opened a branch in Brussels in 2006. In 2016, Pierre Bergé & Associés ranked fourth among the top ten auction houses."
  • PORRO & C. ART CONSULTING - Milan, Italy. International auctioneers.
  • PROFILES IN HISTORY - since 1985. "Profiles in History is the nation's leading dealer in authentic original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts." 26662 Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302, U.S.A.
  • Prop Store - since 1998. "Ultimate Movie Collectables." Treasures from the world of film & Television. Entertainment memorabilia. Live auctions.
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  • RAAB COLLECTION - since 1989. "Autograph Dealers Raab Collection Specializes in Buying and Selling Rare Historical Documents and Autographs."
  • RM Sotheby's - since 1979. "RM Sotheby's is the global leader in the collector car auction industry. Our specialized services include auctions, restoration, appraisals, collection advice, private treaties, and estate sales. We offer the world´s finest cars to the most discerning collectors from around the globe."
  • Rockhurst Auctions - "Rockhurst was started with the purpose of creating the absolute finest marketplace for fine collectibles. With more than 20 years in the auction business, and after presenting more than 120 auctions across several major auction firms in at least a half dozen states, owner Jeff Marren envisioned a company combining the very best of every innovation he brought to the industry."
  • RoGallery Auctions - since 1982. "Bid and Win Fine Art at Auction." Online auction site where you can bid online in both Live & Timed Auctions.
  • Roma Numismatics - since 2008. "Dealers and auctioneers of fine and rare ancient and modern coins. Roma Numismatics Ltd was founded in 2008 and has rapidly risen to become one of world's foremost auction houses for rare and collectable coins, possessing industry-leading expertise in the appraisal, cataloguing and sale of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins."
  • RR Auction - since 1976. "Headquartered in Boston, RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted source for rare documents, manuscripts, autographs, and historic artifacts. Founded in 1976, RR has achieved countless record-setting prices in more than 533 successful sales, including: astronaut Dave Scott’s Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph watch, which sold for $1.625 million; President Kennedy’s reporter diary from 1945, for $718,750; author Mario Puzo’s extensive archive relating to his novel 'The Godfather,' for $625,000;an original Apple-1 computer, garnering $325,000;author Truman Capote’s hand-notated manuscript for 'Breakfast at Tiffany’s', for over $300,000; and a pair of Bonnie and Clyde’s guns for over $500,000. Internationally known and frequently featured in all media outlets, RR Auction prides itself on selling historic material, thoroughly examined by in-house experts and third-party authenticators, to ensure the highest standards of authenticity. With more than 40 years of auction experience, RR Auction continues to grow and expand into new categories, achieving record prices for clients around the world."
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  • Silverstone Auctions - Silverstone House, Kineton Rd, Gaydon, U.K. "Auctioneers & Valuers of Classic Cars, Modern Cars, Racing Cars, Rally Cars, Motorcycles and associated memorabilia."
  • Sofe Design Auction - "Sofe Design Auctions currently accepting consignments for our monthly Auctions. We are looking for quality fine art, American and European decorative arts, Asian works of art, fine jewelry and timepieces."
  • SOTHEBY'S - established 1744. The world's fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 80 locations in 40 countries, founded in 1744.
  • SOTHEBY'S DIAMONDS - since 1744. "A Marriage of Jewellery and Art." A spectacular array of diamonds is available at Sotheby’s throughout the year: In our global live and online auctions, diamonds appear in extraordinary jewels dating from the 19th century to the present day by the world’s most celebrated designers and jewelry houses. In the Loose Diamonds online auctions, unmounted stones in every cut and color allow the buyer to create bespoke jewels to their own specifications. And Sotheby’s Diamonds presents a contemporary collection of modern masterpieces, available for immediate purchase.
  • SOTHEBY'S GENEVA - jewellery, watches, and other collectibles auctions.
  • SPECTRUM WINE AUCTIONS - "Launched in 2009, Spectrum Wine Auctions is the world’s newest live and online auction house of fine collectible wine."
  • Spink & Son - "Spink and Son Ltd was founded in London in 1666 and has since developed into the world's premier collectables auction house. It specialises in the auctioning and private sales of stamps, coins, banknotes, medals, bonds & shares, autographs, books, wine & spirits and lifestyle collectables."
  • STACK'S BOWERS - "America's Oldest and Most Accomplished Coin Auctioneer." Founded in New York in 1933, and established in our present location since 1953, our flagship store in Midtown Manhattan has been the headquarters to numerous numismatists, from beginners to legendary figures.
  • STOCKHOLMS AUKTIONSVERK - the world's oldest auction house in continuous operation, founded in 1674. Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Summers Place Auctions - since 2008. "Summers Place Auctions are the world's leading auctioneers of Garden Statuary and Natural History." Summers Place Auctions is the world’s leading auctioneers of Garden Statuary and Natural History. Our first sale was held over 30 years ago as part of Sotheby’s Country House salesroom at Summers Place in Sussex. Over time the sales have flourished, establishing a global reputation.
  • SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES - "Swann was founded in 1941 as an auction house specializing in Rare and Antiquarian Books and is now the largest specialist auctioneer of Works on Paper in the world. Swann conducts approximately 40 sales a year, with departments devoted to Books, Autographs, Maps & Atlases, Photographs & Photobooks, Prints & Drawings, Vintage Posters, African American Art, Modern & Post-War Art and Illustration Art. On March 27, 2022, Swann celebrated 80 years of auctions."
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  • TAJAN - Paris, France. Leading French Auction House, specialized in fine art, antiques and collectables.
  • TARISIO - founded in 1999 is an internet-based auction house dedicated to fine stringed instruments and bows.
  • TATTERSALLS - "Europe's Leading Bloodstock Auctioneer." Founded in 1766 by Richard Tattersall, Tattersalls is the oldest bloodstock auctioneers in the world and the largest in Europe. Today, Tattersalls is an international firm offering 10,000 thoroughbred horses each year at 15 sales at either its Newmarket headquarters in England, or at Fairyhouse outside Dublin, in Ireland.
  • TELETRADE - coins & currency auctions.
  • THE FAME BUREAU - "The Fame Bureau is the world's premier auction house for rock and film memorabilia." Mayfair, London, U.K.
  • The Potomack Company Auctioneers - Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.
  • THE ROCK & ROLL POP ART AUCTION - the ultimate destination for fully authenticated sports, entertainment, rock'n'roll and historical memorabilia.
  • THE-SALEROOM.COM - "Bid online at real auctions." Search through 1000s of auction catalogues. Watch & listen to auctions from your own home. Buy online at established auctioneers around the world.
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  • W.A. BOLIN - established 1791. One of Northern Europe’s leading auctions for quality jewellery, silver objects and precious ornaments.
  • Wannenes Art Auctions - "Wannenes is an Italian auction house founded in 2001 with headquarters in Genoa." Wannenes auctions offer a unique selling opportunity for those with valuable items. An exceptional team of experts and an attentive Customer Service will guide and advise you through all stages of valuation, acquisition of the consignment and the final sale. With four offices in Milan, Genoa, Rome and Monte Carlo, and a choice of live, web-only and private sales, we are able to meet your needs and achieve maximum results.
  • Watches of Knightsbridge | WoK - since 2011. "Originating from the antiques quarter of Portobello Road over 50 years ago, the family business has grown and evolved to find its niche in the watch industry - specialising in fine, rare & collectable timepieces. Watches of Knightsbridge have a specialist knowledge & experience in the industry, led by father & son, Simon & Toby Sutton. Their knowledge & passion enables them to source timepieces & give advice to individuals & collectors from all over the world. 'WoK' auctions are conducted in a traditional way by auctioneer Edward Rising alongside live internet & telephone bidding."
  • Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers - since 1890. "Weschler's has served the DC Metro Area as auctioneers and appraisers since 1890 and is now owned by the fourth & fifth generation family members."
  • WILFORDS AUCTIONS - Wellingborough, Northants, Northamptonshire, England. Founded in 1934.
  • WINEBID.COM - the largest Internet auction for fine and rare wines.
  • WYLES HARDY & CO - England. since 2010. Leading independent firms of consultant machinery and business asset valuers and auctioneers.
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  • ZACHYS WINE AUCTIONS - since 1994.
  • Zisska & Schauer - since 1893. Munich, Germany. International specialists in rare antiquarian books and prints.
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