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Studio Sales

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 03 Nov 2021

The Auction Collective Studio Sales are held as a series of individual timed auctions grouped together in a dedicated week of auctions. Here we explain the process and benefits of a studio sale auction.

Auction Glossary

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 21 Oct 2021

From White Glove to Chandelier Bid to Bought-In, this guide breaks down the confusing auction terminology.

Choosing your Auction

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 20 Oct 2021

At The Auction Collective there are four different types of auction to choose from. This guide runs through the differences and advantages of each. 

What Sells Well at Auction

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 18 Oct 2021

The formula for a successful auction is simple - price and scarcity. This article explains the theory behind the formula and shares examples of its successful execution to help you curate the perfect white glove auction.

How to Prepare your Artwork for Auction

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 14 Oct 2021

Excellent presentation is the key to a successful auction. This short guide helps artists and art sellers prepare artwork for auction including: sharing the right cataloguing details, framing and professional photography.

Live Auction FAQs for Artists

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 14 Oct 2021

To the uninitiated the thrill of the auction can often come with a few surprises, this list of frequently asked questions aims to open up the mysteries of the auction room by answering who can bid and what happens when a work is auctioned..

Top Tips for a Successful Auction

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 12 Oct 2021

From our early days running popup, table top auctions in East London to our international collaborations, we've learnt a lot about what makes a successful auction. Here are a few of our top tips on the best practices for auctions.

The Auction Process

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 06 Oct 2021

From auction planning and uploading auction lots through to bid monitoring and post-sale logistics, this guide gives a full insight on the auction process at The Auction Collective...

Code of Conduct

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 06 Oct 2021

The Auction Collective strives to ensure a fair, trustworthy, professional and enjoyable customer experience. As such we ask our staff, partners and clients to adhere to our code of conduct.

Payment Collection and VAT

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 06 Oct 2021

A list of FAQs about The Auction Collective's payment processing system and how VAT is accounted for at auction...

Auctions for Artists 

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 28 Sep 2021

So you’ve been asked to take part in an auction or you are considering running your own, but what exactly are the advantages for artists to take part in auctions...

Estimates, Reserves and Pricing

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 03 Jan 2020

Selling at auction is a little different from selling at a gallery, an art fair or in a private sale. In the latter, vendors start with the highest price and negotiate down to make the sale. At an auction the opposite is true - bidding starts at the minimum acceptable price and the auctioneer helps negotiate the price up...

Bidding Increments

Author: The Auction Collective

Published: 31 Jan 2018

To avoid any confusion in an auction, bids increase by a set ‘increment’ each time. Although at first it might seem like a random arrangement of numbers, if you look closer you will see a pattern emerging in the numbers after 100. They increase roughly by 10% each time and the pattern repeats itself as more zeros are added...
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