Founded in 1744 in London auction house Sotheby's is the oldest in the world. Getting started in this house only books and collections of books were offered and sold at auction. After 1910, the range of the house in order prints, medals and coins has been extended. By moving to one of the best areas of London began a new era for Sothebys.
The auction events shifted to old master paintings and precious artifacts. Through the skill of the Chairman Peter Wilson has operated the internationalization of Sothebys, got the house on the auction house and world financial empire. Sothebys is active in 36 countries with 90 offices. It will be undertaken in the various auction centers more than 350 auctions a year. Using the international auction calendar, the data can be viewed. All auctions at Sotheby's are free and open to the public. Auctions are prepared well and planned. About the auction items, a catalog is published.
Also, a public viewing is possible. Every one can participate in
an auction if the magic experienced budget. Participation is
subject to the following options: in person at the auction, in
writing by completing a bidding form, under certain condition is
taking part by telephone possible. In very rare cases, there is the
opportunity to bid online. In charge of the commandment is a
premium (hammer price) are calculated. In Internet auctions also
been carried out. This was very successful, but has been
discontinued. Sotheby's has a growing international clientele. The
contests, the auction house with innovation and openness. It is
guaranteed that all customers are fully supported and advised.
Informations in italian can be found here.
Polish informations can be found here.