History

2019

December: Auctionet's first sale over 1 miljon SEK is achieved when the portrait of Sultan Ahmed III is sold for 1,050,000 SEK at Göteborgs Auktionsverk's fine art sale.

November: Issue number six of Auctionet Magazine is released and contains a catalog with a selection from the upcoming quality auction. The catalog is distributed in 70,000 copies.

Auctionet's second collective fine art auction with over 20 participating auction houses takes place.

Auctionet reaches over 18,000 items on the site.

UK auction house The Auction Hub joins Auctionet.

Augusti: Auctionet reaches 300,000 members.

June: Auctionet's first mutual fine art sale with over 20 participating auction houses.

May: Auctionet Magazine number five is released that also contains a catalogue for the upcoming Fine Art Sale. The catalogue is distributed in 80 000 copies.

April: Items for over 1 billion SEK have been sold at Auctionet since the start.

January: Auctionet Magazine number four is released.

2018

December: Spains foremost auction house Balclis joins Auctionet.

November: Over 250 000 members at Auctionet.

September: The first international edition of Auctionet Magazine focusing on the British market is released.

June: Renowned auction house Dreweatts, founded in 1759, joins Auctionet.

May: Auctionet Magazine number three is released.

March: The five millionth bid is placed at Auctionet. The item is a Gustavian style dinner set.

February: Auctionet Magazine number two is released.
Items for over 750 million SEK have been sold at Auctionet since the start.

2017

September: Auctionet launches "Auctionet Magazine". A new magazine focusing on art, antiques and design.

May: Lars Lerins water colour "Sömmerskans hus och ett hus bredvid" sets a new bidding record at Auctionet achieving 162 bids from 13 different bidders.·

April: Auctionet acquires southern Swedens most renowned auction house, Crafoord Auktioner in Lund. Traditional hammer auctions are transformed into online auctions. Fine art sales and book sales remains as traditional hammer auctions.·

2016

November: Auctionet celebrates its 5th anniversary.

More than 150 000 members at Auctionet.

More than 12 000 items live on auctionet.com for the 1st time.

September: First auction house in the United Kingdom.

April: First auction house in Denmark.

More than 10 000 items live on auctionet.com for the 1st time.

February: First transport hub in the United Kingdom, close to London Heathrow.

2015·

November More than 100 000 members at Auctionet.

October Items for more than 500 million SEK have been sold at Auctionet since the start.

May: A new auction record on the site, 67 500 EUR, for an 18th century gilded bronze Buddha statue with illustrious history: it belonged to Finland's famous statesman, The Marshal of Finland, Baron Gustaf Mannerheim.

April: Mr. Benjamin Otto and Axel Johnson AB invest in Auctionet. You can read more about our investors here.

2014·

December: Payments by PayPal are introduced.

April: Parcel service launched. The Swedish National Museum acquires its first item from Auctionet.·

March: Auctionet.com starts in Germany and Finland. Both traditional, well established auction houses and innovative young ones are integrated into the platform.·

January: The iPhone application is launched. A few months after the Android application follows.

2013

April: More than 50.000 members on Auctionet.

2012

September: Auctionet has grown to be the second largest platform in the Nordic countries for quality auctions.

2011

Niklas Söderholm, founder and previous CEO of bukowskismarket.com, founds auctionet.com together with a team of experienced colleagues. Read more about them here.

2007

The most renowned auction house in Sweden, Bukowskis, pioneers the online auction world when they start bukowskismarket.com. From now on, no-one needed to take opening hours or geographical restrictions into account.·

From antiquity to 2006

Auctions have always been an important element of local business life, the ancient Greeks loved auctions. In the 17th century, the Dutch used auctions to settle the many bankruptcies that followed the spectacular tulip speculation bubble. During the 18th century traditional hammer auctions for art and antiques was established in England and France.