There has been a significant increase in demand for items such as collectables, watches, memorabilia and gold, since lockdown. As we saw in the last economic downturn in 2008, these items are often seen as an alternative investments during times of economic uncertainty.
From the most expensive collectables such as vintage watches by Rolex to the more affordable Toy trains, Comics and Sporting memorabilia, all have seen a significant upswing in demand recently.
Moreover, as equity markets and oil markets have plunged, gold, traditionally seen as a safe haven, has also seen steady increase in demand in the past couple of months.
Ever attuned to the demands of online bidders, we are scaling up our online presence with the launch of our own online bidding service 'A&G Live' from June 15th. This high quality, easy to use, low cost platform, will run in conjunction with other live bidding portals, telephone bidding and commission bidding.
To give buyers extra confidence in what they are purchasing and making the process easy for them when bidding online we will also be providing additional services such as multiple photographs of each lot/item in certain sales and remote viewing via video calls