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Auctionata brings all the services of a classic auction house exclusively to the internet. We use sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology to broadcast live auctions in HD quality to computers, tablets and mobile devices – turning your living room into an auction room. Auctionata is the first enterprise ever to enable classic and authentic auctions on the internet.

With a global network of 250 experts in all kinds of fields, Auctionata can provide anyone with free valuation for art, antiques, collectibles
and luxury vintage items. And with our Auctionata Guarantee, buyers are always in safe hands.

Art-Start-up turns the industry inside out.
Handelsblatt, September 1, 2016
Paddle8 from New York and Auctionata from Berlin are amongst the big art auctioneers on the internet. […] The different areas of Paddle8 and Auctionata perfectly complement each other.
Handelsblatt, May 27, 2016
[Auctionata and Paddle8], often spoken of in the same breath as competitors and chief innovators in the space, have announced a merger; forming an auction powerhouse with a combined 793,000 registered users in 200 countries and $150 million in annual sales.
Forbes, May 12, 2016
Online art auction houses Paddle8 and Auctionata have announced that they will merge, making the new internet behemoth one of the top 10 auction houses in the world.
The Observer, May 12, 2016
Two major online auctioneers—New York-based Paddle8 and Auctionata in Berlin—say that they have joined forces in a “bid to grow the under served global mid-market”.
The Art Newspaper, May 12, 2016
Signaling that the once-scrappy online art market is maturing, two of the field’s most prominent start-ups, Auctionata and Paddle8, have announced that they will merge. The deal between the two online auctioneers creates […] one of the top ten auction houses in the world outside of China.
ARTnews, May 12, 2016
Since their founding, both Auctionata and Paddle8 have gained prominence as online art marketplaces.
New York Times, May 12, 2016
„Porsche Only“ – that is the title of Germany’s most extraordinary Porsche auction. Enthusiasts of the legends from Zuffenhausen can bid on site in Hamburg and via livestream. This concept is unique worldwide.
GRIP – Das Motormagazin, March 6, 2016
The online auction house Auctionata is selling over 500 artworks, documents, antique furniture […] in four auctions on April 15 and 16. The auction can be followed over the internet via live stream as always at Auctionata. What’s remarkable: all four auctions will be broadcasted live from two locations with a new splitscreen technology.
AD Architectural Digest Germany, April 12, 2016
Auctionata held a total of 249 auctions in 2015, with 44 broadcast live from the auction studios in New York. Around 76 percent of the GMV was generated from the livestream auctions, while fixed-price sales contributed 24 percent.
Blouin ArtInfo, March 13, 2016
The online auction platform Auctionata has completed 2015 with a GMV of €81 million. As a result, Auctionata recorded an increase of 165 percent compared to 2014.
Die Welt, March 12, 2016
The highest winning bid at a German auction 2015 was reached in June by the online platform Auctionata for a Chinese clock from the 18th Century: 3.4 million euros (including buyer’s premium).
Die Zeit, December 30, 2015
2015 was also an interesting year for the online art auction scene, with the Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata claiming a new world record for an Asian work of art sold in an online auction, with a rare clock from the late 18th century selling for 3.37 million euros in June.
Blouin Artinfo, December 29, 2015
As an end of year highlight, Germany’s biggest auction house Auctionata hosted a unique auction-show with their “Porsche Only” sale. 25 rarities from the 911 era were auctioned live from the car museum Prototyp. This made the auction a world premiere […]
Die Welt, December 19, 2015
[…] Auctionata & Co have been bringing a breath of fresh air to the German auction environment for some time.
Octane Magazin, November 28, 2015
Germany’s largest auction house is an online-only endeavor founded by Georg Untersalmberger and Alexander Zacke in 2012 with the intention of bringing the brick-and-mortar experience to the Internet. (..) Auctionata saw 195 percent growth in the first half of 2015, with total sales for the period at $39.7 million, and in late September, the house announced the acquisition of the London-based online valuation company ValueMyStuff.
Blouin Art + Auction, November 1, 2015
Auctionata surely ranks as the largest marketplace for art and related objects.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 16, 2015
Fall is the seasons for Ferrari. At least for Auctionata, the biggest auction house in Germany. Just before the end of the summer, the recently founded Berlin-based startup hosts an auction, in which only rarities from the Italian manufacturer (..) will be auctioned off.
GQ, September 25, 2015
Auctionata set a record in the first half of the year with a Chinese clock from the 18th century, for which a collector from Shanghai paid €3.37 million.
Focus, September 19, 2015
Yet some trends that have emerged in recent years accelerated this past season, producing semiannual sales that reordered the ranks. (..) Besting them all was Auctionata, the online house headquartered in the German capital, which brought in €35.7 million ($39.7 million).
Blouin Art + Auction, September 15, 2015
In Auctionata’s „Ferrari Only“ auction in September, rare and unique vehicles of the sportscar legend will go under the hammer.
Focus, September 2, 2015
Mit 35,7 Millionen Euro Umsatz im ersten Halbjahr 2015 hat die Online-Plattform Auctionata die Marktführerschaft an sich gerissen.
Artcollector, July 24, 2015
Just two years after launching weekly livestream auctions, Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata is now Germany’s biggest auction house both in terms of revenue and size of staff (..).
Blouin Artinfo, July 20, 2015
Auctionata's business model is based on the antithesis of big auction houses: transparency.
Financial Review, June 30, 2015
Auctionata is getting ready for another classic car auction on June 26. Thirty-six top-notch automobiles, including Porsches, Volkwagens, Peugots, Mercedes-Benzes, and Mini Coopers ranging from 1968 to 2000 will be up for grabs.
artnet news, June 26, 2015
The 25 hottest German startups: Auctionata – Next to an online shop, the Berlin based startup has been focusing on livestream auctions, which are broadcast several times per week from their own TV studios.
Gründerszene, June 25, 2015
A Berlin startup is attracting millions streaming a Christies-eBay mashup - On Saturday, Auctionata set a new world record for the highest price paid for a work of Asian art in an online auction. The late 18th century Chinese automaton clock was acquired by Liu Yiquian for 3.37m Euros ($3.83 million) (..) With high profile sales like the Chinese clock, and others, there’s also the potential to disrupt the traditional auction house market
Forbes, June 23, 2015
Online auction house Auctionata has set a new world record for an Asian work of art sold in an online auction (..) The clock sold to the Shanghai-based billionaire and art collector Liu Yiqian, founder of the Long Museum
Blouin Artinfo, June 23, 2015
With art historians for every epoch (..) Auctionata has managed to give even those who are unfamiliar with the auction house an insight into their work and their wide range of art (..) The offer is much bigger and also includes fine wines, watches and classic cars.
Die WELT, June 6, 2015
With a work of the Chinese artist PAN Tianshou (1897 – 1971) for 610,500 Euro, the online art and auction house Auctionata achieved the highest sale of the past year.
Handelsblatt, May 17, 2015
Wie das Berliner Internetportal Auctionata bekannt gab, beteiligt sich die Groupe Arnault (LVMH), der einst das Auktionshaus Phillips gehörte, an der Finanzierungsrunde.
Handelsblatt, May 14, 2015
Fashion Billionaire Bernard Arnault Buys Stake In Online Auction Site Auctionata.
artnet news, May 13, 2015
Groupe Arnault, the controlling shareholder of French luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is investing an undisclosed sum in the online art auction site […]
New York Times, May 12, 2015
Paddle8 and Auctionata are considered reputable sites.
New York Times, May 8 2015
Ein anonymer deutscher Sammler kaufte den Oldtimer bei einer Versteigerung des Online-Auktionshauses „Auctionata“. Nie wurde mehr Geld für einen Bulli bezahlt!
BILD, December 9, 2014
(…) , the two-year-old German company’s goal is to eventually broadcast, or livestream, auction TV online nonstop around the world. It’s dubbed Auctionata, and it had its first test-run sale in New York last week.
The New York Observer, October 28, 2014
Beim Internet- Auktionshaus Auctionata gibt man online Gebote ab und kann dank Livestream, von zu Hause aus mitfiebern.
BUNTE, November 6, 2014
Schnell gelang es dem Berliner Start-Up Unternehmen, das gerade eine Filiale in New York eröffnete eine 108 Lose umfassende Auktion zum Thema zu organisieren.
AD, November 14, 2014
Rather than simply studying a photograph, online buyers can type in live questions for specialists and request that the auctioneer hold the work up and turn it in real time to help them inspect it.
New York Times, November 5, 2014
„Ein Berliner Auktionshaus hat ein Stück Raumfahrtgeschichte im Angebot: Ein Weltraumanzug für Hunde aus den Fünfzigerjahren.“
Spiegel Online, September 2, 2014
„An extraordinary lot of the first cosmonaut will be sold at the Berlin auction house Auctionata. At this online auction in September, a Vostok fragment, with which Yuri Gagarin first flew to space, will be sold.”
Kommersant, August 12, 2014
“[…] results of online auctions often aren’t published, making an already opaque art market even less transparent. […]Visitors to Auctionata.com, a Berlin-based auctioneer of fine-art and collectibles, can view past auction results. […] An Asian art auction on July 17, for example, drew 276 users from 31 countries and sold 57 of 124 lots, according to the website. The top lot, a 19th century Chinese bronze, fetched 7,500 Euros, surpassing the estimate of 1,500 Euros.”
Bloomberg, August 1, 2014
„Lancé en 2012, Auctionata fait une entrée remarquée en cinquième position du palmarès Skate's. La maison, qui transpose le système d'enchères classique sur Internet, a récemment renforcé son capital à 52 millions de dollars.“
La Tribune, July 11, 2014
[…] Stahlrohrstühle in vertrauten bis bizarren Krümmungen, viele kantig-farbige Accessoires von Marianne Brandt sowie Fotografien, Nachschlagewerke und seltene Stücke von Bruno Weil, Christian Dell und Wilhelm Wagenfeld werden ab 18 Uhr versteigert.
AD, 30 May 2014
Netzkultur und Expertenwissen: Bei den Online-Versteigerungen von Auctionata kommt beides zusammen. Das Online-Auktionshaus bietet den vollen Service eines traditionellen Versteigerers. Das komplette Programm – nur eben exklusiv online.
Vogue.de, 27 May 2014
Mit dem neuen Geld will Auctionata technologisch weiter aufrüsten und damit die Digitalisierung des Kunstmarkts vorantreiben.
Deutsche Welle, 13 May 2014
This Berlin auction house aims to replicate online the full experience of a traditional auction, primarily by live-streaming real-time sales. The bidding platform secured €21.5m in Series B funding in April, bringing total investment to about €37m. It made headlines last year by selling an Egon Schiele watercolour for €1.8m , the most paid for a painting via an online auction.
FT.com, 13 May 2014
Für Liebhaber außergewöhnlicher Schmuckstücke könnte ein Traum wahr werden.
Elle.de, 22 April 2014
Eine Geschäftsidee so einfach wie überzeugend: Das Portal Auctionata veranstaltet klassische Versteigerungen im Netz – und startet jetzt durch.
Focus, 7 April 2014
The future of high-end watch auctions.
Vanity Fair, 22 February 2014
Das interaktive, ortsunabhängige Modell von Auctionata spricht eine junge Generation von Onlinenutzern deutlich stärker an als klassische Auktionshäuser.
Huffington Post, 8 February 2014
Noch nie war verkaufen und kaufen so einfach wie mithilfe von Auctionata, dem ersten Auktionshaus seiner Art im Internet.
Westfälische Nachrichten, 3 February 2014
Bei Auctionata finden Kunst- und Antiquitätenliebhaber Stücke, von denen man nicht zu träumen wagt.
ELLE, 11 November 2013
The new online auction site Auctionata, however, has shown that collectors are willing to spend big money online under the right circumstances. Lot 57 in its June 21 auction, a previously unknown watercolor by Egon Schiele titled Reclining Woman, set a world record for a work of art offered exclusively online, selling for 1.827 million Euros (US$2.418 million) with premium.
Art in Print, 21 August 2013
Discoveries such as this recently uncovered original watercolour by Egon Schiele are extremely rare and are guaranteed to cause quite a buzz in the art market.
Gazette Drouot International, 30 May 2013
Das Kunstwerk hat alle Qualitäten, in der deutschen Auktionslandschaft zu den teuersten Losen des Jahres aufzusteigen: Egon Schieles “Liegende Frau” von 1916.
Weltkunst, 22 April 2013
On 21 June, the young German online fine art and auction platform Auctionata auctions off a watercolour by Egon Schiele which was hidden for 60 years. A sensation – because the leading expert Jane Kallir confirms its authenticity.
Handelsblatt, 8 March 2013
For us, Auctionata is one of the most exciting things the international e-commerce market has to offer at the moment.
Exciting Commerce, 5 December 2012
You usually associate auction houses with high prices and a feeling that they are not accessible to all. Auctionata is setting out to change this.
Tagesspiegel, 25 September 2012
The online auction house is the rising star among Austrian expats in Berlin.
Die Presse, 29 December 2012