eBay and fine-art auction house Sotheby’s team up to offer live bidding online

eBay and the fine-art auction house Sotheby’s are teaming up to offer access to on-location auctions over the web, allowing people across the globe to bid on Sotheby’s listings of antiques, artworks, and collectibles. To host the online auctions, eBay will launch a new page for auctions that tie-in with bidding at Sotheby’s New York headquarters. Other sellers will eventually be able to take advantage of the service, though Sotheby’s will remain its flagship partner. “We are joining with eBay to make our sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world,” Sotheby’s COO Bruno Vinciguerra says in a statement.

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