Ableauctions -- Heritage Galleries eBay Art Auction Sells $165,000 of Merchandise on the Internet, Attracting 560 Registered Bidders.
James Halperin, Co-Chairman of Heritage Auction Galleries, commented, "Heritage Auction Galleries has worked closely with iCollector for more than 5 years, having listed nearly one billion dollars at auction. iCollector has provided Heritage Auctions with first-class service and quality software for listing our auctions concurrently on eBay Live."
"I'm very pleased with the results of this auction," said Dr. Edmund P. Pillsbury, Managing Director of Fine and Decorative Arts for Heritage. "We saw strong bidder participation in each session, both in the auction room and on the phone, as well as via the Internet, all of which contributed to the strong prices realized."
Highlights from the auction included the following Internet sales: William Ritschel (American 1864 -1949) "Thaw on 12th Street, New York" -- $20,000.00 Guy Carleton Wiggins (American 1883-1962) "5th Ave Blizzard at the Library" -- $44,000.00 William MacDougal Hart (American 1823-1894) "Cattle Watering" -- $5,500.00 Walter Granville-Smith (American 1870-1938) "Across the Valley, 1934" -- $4,750.00 Enoch Bolles (American 1883-1976) "Brunette" -- $3,750.00
Heritage Auction Galleries, established in 1976, is the world's largest collectibles auctioneer with 242,908 members. They offer a wide range of Coins, Currency, Comics, Movie Posters, Antiques & Decorative Arts, Fine Art, Sports collectibles and Political Memorabilia. Their goal is to provide their customers with the largest selection of high-quality collectibles and fulfill their mission in providing the Internet's most indispensable trading platform and source of information for serious collectors, investors and dealers.
iCollector.com is the pre-eminent supplier of live online auction technology and services to some of the world's most prestigious galleries and industrial auction houses and operates one of the largest eBay Live Auction sales and support centers in the world. It is the only auction technology company to be endorsed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and has partnered with eBay Live Auctions in streamlining the process of broadcasting auctions real-time on the Internet. iCollector's technology enables auction houses to open their establishments to the world by allowing online bidders to participate in real-time on the auction floor.
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Ableauctions.com Inc. (AMEX:AAC) is a high-tech liquidator and online auction facilitator that operates the domains iCollector.com, NAALive.com and UnlimitedCloseouts.com.
As an online auction facilitator, the Company, with the experience of over 3,000 auctions, has developed state-of-the-art technology to broadcast auctions over the Internet (www.ableauctions.com/technology) and currently provides the technology and related services to auction houses, enabling them to broadcast auctions over the Internet. The Company broadcasts business and industrial auctions over the Internet for auctioneers and members of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and art, antique and collectible auctions for numerous galleries and auction houses around the world through eBay Live Auctions.
As a liquidator, the Company, through Unlimited Closeouts, purchases overstocks, order cancellations and discontinued products from major manufacturers and importers, then sells the merchandise to major retail chains, other resellers or the public.
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