Colorful ‘Washington’ leads rare books auction Aug. 14

‘Washington’ by Lucy Foster Madison, illustrated by Francis E. Schoonover, first edition, 1925. Estimate: 150-$200. Jasper52 image

‘Washington’ by Lucy Foster Madison, illustrated by Francis E. Schoonover, first edition, 1925. Estimate: $150-$200. Jasper52 image

A first-edition of Washington by American novelist Lucy Foster Madison leads a collection of rare books in an online-only Jasper52 auction to be held Sunday, Aug. 14. The offering will range from the earliest printed material to modern children’s classics.

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It’s Easier to Find and Win Items with LiveAuctioneers’ New Website

Millions of bidders and thousands of auctioneers have trusted LiveAuctioneers with over $40 billion in bids.  While leading the online live auction industry, LiveAuctioneers has been the first to introduce streaming video, iOS and Android apps, online payments, and more. Each of these innovations came from careful research and development with our community.

Our new site is a result of listening to feedback.  You can now find, discover, and win exceptional items, with features like outbid alerts, advanced search, a mobile-friendly design, auction times in your time zone, image zoom, and more.

Our new site will remain accessible alongside our “Classic” site until we’ve delivered more of the features you’re used to as well as made sure that we’ve gotten the experience right.

See Current Leading Bid & Know If You’re Outbid

All upcoming items now display the current leading bid, and our one-click bidding design easily helps guide you to a win. When you bid before an auction starts, you’ll be notified immediately as to whether or not you have the current leading bid.  Outbid Notification

 

Advanced Search

Refine your search by multiple auction houses, country, category, price, and more. Sorting options include newest listed items, number of bids placed, and current leading bid. And you can easily create search alerts with the same preferences.

Advanced Search

 

You can also search within a catalog or auction house.

Search Within Catalog

 

Image Zoom

All photos have an advanced zoom capability, so you will now be able to see the condition of an item with greater clarity and precision before you bid.

Mobile Phone & Tablet- Friendly

The new site has a responsive design which is optimized on any screen size, allowing you to easily bid with your phone or tablet.

 

Mobile Phone & Tablet- Friendly

 

Quick Access to Your Bids and Saved items

From the top of any page, you can easily access your bids and saved items to get to the items you need the most.

Navigation

 

Easily Browse Related Items

From any upcoming item page, you can easily preview and navigate to the next item in the catalog.

Catalog Browse

 

Scroll down to browse other items in the auction’s catalog as well similar items on-page. When you find items you like, simply click the blue heart to save them.

 

Browse Related Items

 

Enhanced Auction Calendar

Find and discover auctions by date, auction status, auction house, location, and featured items.

Auction Calendar

 

Automatically See Auction Times in Your Time Zone

Based on your location, we automatically detect your timezone and display all auction times for you as such.

Store Your Credit Card and Pay with One-Click

Put your credit card on file with us for faster auction approvals and to easily pay for items through the LiveAuctioneers platform.

Payments

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to hearing your feedback to help us prioritize where our energies should be focused next. On any page, easily submit feedback in the bottom right window. We read everything, and react as quickly as possible by releasing new updates weekly if not daily. We look forward to continuing to offer constant, ongoing improvements that will help you discover and win exceptional items from trusted sellers.

JetBlue, LiveAuctioneers, Ralph Lauren and Others to Help Stop Wildlife Crime

Three years ago, it would have been easy to find a place to buy elephant ivory….
The U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, a coalition of nonprofits and companies, announced Thursday that in honor of World Wildlife Day, more than a dozen companies or organizations have committed to help combat wildlife trafficking by eliminating illicit products from the supply chain, telling others to do the same, or educating the public….
Along with commitments made today by Google and LiveAuctioneers.com, fashion retailer Ralph Lauren has promised to beef up its illegal wildlife product policies and share the problem with the American Apparel and Footwear Association. High end jewelry shop Tiffany & Co. and Signet Jewelers, owner of Zales, Kay Jewelers, and Jared, also said they’ll spread the word to other retailers…..

How to own a Super Bowl ring

Every Super Bowl player wants to “put a ring on it,” but not all fingers were created equal. Sometimes it costs the NFL just a bit more to spring for a World Championship ring. In 1985, the jewelers appointed by the NFL had to supersize the Super Bowl XX ring awarded to mighty Chicago Bears tackle William “Refrigerator” Perry.

Reportedly, there wasn’t even a jeweler’s device capable of producing an accurate measurement of the Fridge’s ring finger, but the estimate was an unbelievable size 25. It was the largest Super Bowl Championship ring ever made.

Perry parted with his ring at some point, and it changed ownership multiple times after that. Most recently it was in the spotlight at Heritage’s July 30, 2015 auction. An individual who bid online through LiveAuctioneers.com claimed the gridiron super-prize for $203,150 (inclusive of buyer’s premium).

Read the original article at TimesUnion.com

LiveAuctioneers announce $47.6M round of funding led by Bessemer

NEW YORK (LAPRS) ‐ LiveAuctioneers, the world’s leading online platform for live auctions of collectibles, antiques, and fine art, announced today that it has obtained a $47.6M round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. This investment is one of the largest financing events for a technology-enabled auction marketplace and will enable the company to make deep investments in talent, product innovation, marketing, international expansion and acquisitions. In conjunction with the investment, Bessemer partner Brian Feinstein will be joining LiveAuctioneers’ board of directors.

“After a decade of building LiveAuctioneers without any outside investment, we’re excited to partner with Bessemer and leverage the firm’s expertise, capital, access to talent, and experience building market-defining Internet businesses to drive our next decade of growth,” said co-founder and Chairman, Julian Ellison. “We were the first in our industry to bring timed auctions to market. We were the first to bring both desktop and mobile-enabled bidding tools to the industry. And, we’re thrilled to have even more resources available to continue to be the innovation trailblazer in the online live auction industry.”

The capital raise follows a record year for LiveAuctioneers during which the company helped to facilitate almost $3 billion worth of gross merchandise sales by connecting nearly one million collectors and dealers from around the globe with over 2,500 auction houses and sellers of one-of-a-kind items.

“The founding team has done a tremendous job building LiveAuctioneers into the top platform in the industry. We’re delighted to provide the company with additional resources to execute on its goals of enhancing the user experience for our network of bidders and investing deeply in tools to assist our auction house partners,” said Feinstein.

About LiveAuctioneers

Founded in 2002, LiveAuctioneers is the world’s leading platform for live and timed auctions of collectibles, antiques, and fine art, enabling over 2,500 auctioneers and other purveyors of unique inventory to host auctions online. LiveAuctioneers is the largest marketplace of its kind and attracts its network of nearly one million bidders to its auctions each month via its desktop and mobile tools. For more information, visit www.liveauctioneers.com.

About Bessemer Venture Partners

Founded in 1911, Bessemer Venture Partners invests in early-stage, hyper-growth startups, partnering closely with entrepreneurs to build durable businesses. Bessemer is a global firm with offices in Menlo Park, Cambridge, New York, Mumbai, Bangalore, Herzliya and Sao Paolo. With $4 billion under management, Bessemer invests from $100,000 to $75 million in innovative companies like LinkedIn, Yelp, Skype, CornerstoneOnDemand, Pinterest, Box and Twilio. Over 100 Bessemer companies have gone public. Last year alone, Bessemer had 5 IPOs, 7 M&A exits, and 20 new investments. For more information, visit www.bvp.com.

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