News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Drummondread.com launches unique specialist website for art, antiques and collectables
Drummond Read, specialist antique valuers, has launched a new interactive website dedicated to antiques and collectables. Conceived as an alternative to ebay and other wide-ranging websites, Drummondread.com offers the general public, dealers, traders and collectors alike a world-wide on-line community which is open for business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
‘The interest in antiques and collectables has grown considerably over recent years’, says Colin Read, Managing Director, ‘We have identified the need for an all encompassing one-stop shop for the art world where people can not only buy and sell antiques and collectables but can also find out how much an item is worth, learn about different aspects of art and antiques, advertise events and enter into discussions, all from the comfort of their own home or shop. We have spent two years developing this website and believe we have produced a totally unique and new concept.’
Drummondread.com offers the opportunity to buy and sell antiques and collectables within dedicated Collector Rooms for £5 per month for up to ten items – that is as little as 50p per item – and no commission is charged. The site also offers subscribers the opportunity of emailing a specialist a question or obtaining a valuation from specialists who range from well-known BBC Antiques Roadshow personalities to enthusiasts with expert knowledge.
In addition, Drummondread.com offers an interactive Events section, where subscribers can organise and publicise car boot sales, gallery openings and exhibitions, and enter into Discussion Forums with like-minded people.
Drummondread.com are also proud to announce that Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London are sponsoring the Master Class element of the website, which provides short on-line audio-visual lectures written by leading specialists on various topics. Sotheby’s Institute offers Post-graduate Diplomas, BA and Master Degrees, PhDs and public programmes: evening, day-time and short courses in the areas of art business, fine and decorative art, contemporary art and East Asian art.
Drummondread.com is a fun, user-friendly and cost-effective website solely dedicated to art, antiques and collectables.
Drummond Read Associates was founded in 1992 initially to provide valuations following theft, loss or damage and for litigation purposes using a team of professionally academically qualified associates. In 2002 Drummond Read formed Drummond Read Recruitment and Training, the first recruitment agency for the fine arts, antiques and related professions.