Auction Me is an innovative webcast auction company founded and run by me, Michael Roberts.
Born into an antique dealing family and attending auctions as a child,I have always been fascinated by history, aesthetics and art. After attending university in Nottingham, I began my career as a fine art valuer and auctioneer, rising to the position of Company Director in a major South East England auction company. Whilst working for this company, I earnt my 'White Gloves' - the traditional accolade for an auctioneer who conducts a sale where every lot sells: an almost unheard of achievement. Also during this period, I appeared frequently on BBC TV in the programme Bargain Hunt developing a skill and passion for engaging with clients in a professional, fair and friendly manner.
These experiences, combined with a passion for technology and innovation, have led me to develop Auction Me - a refined and efficient auction service fit for the 21st Century. With commission charged at around half the level of traditional competitors, expert valuation and brilliant marketing, Auction Me is dispensing with the traditional saleroom and uniting beautiful and interesting artworks with global buyers via live, accessible and entertaining webcasts.
Auction Me 是由Michael Roberts创立与管理的一家科技创新网络拍卖公司。Michael Roberts 出生于一个经营古董生意的家庭，儿童时期的他已经参加各种拍卖活动。他说：我一直着迷于历史，美学和艺术。从University in Nottingham 毕业后，我在英国东南部一家大型的拍卖公司做艺术品评估师和拍卖师，开始了我的职业生涯，并很快成为公司董事。在这段工作生涯中，Michael Roberts赢得了“白手套”，这是拍卖界的最高荣誉 -- 所有拍品都能成交，这几乎是前所未闻的成就！同时，在这期间，Michael Roberts经常参加BBC Bargain Hunt的电视节目， 通过参加这个节目，Michael Roberts提升了自己接待客户的技巧和热情，从而更专业、更公正，也更友好。基于这些宝贵的经验和对于技术创新的热情， Michael Roberts创建了Auction Me。与传统拍卖公司相比， Auction Me 只收取传统拍卖一半左右的佣金，凭借高水准专家鉴定和有效的营销，Auction Me 正在逐渐取消传统拍卖方式， 通过直播，方便和有趣的网络渠道把精美有趣的艺术品和全世界买家联通在一起。