In July, eBay made headlines when they joined forces with international auction house Sotheby's, both sharing an intention to make fine art, antiques, and collectibles available online via real-time bidding. Since then, the project has expanded to other well-known auction houses, including Doyle New York, Freeman's, Garth's Auctions, and Swann Auction Galleries. According to eBay, buyers will be able to browse through upcoming sales on their new live auction page (ebay.com/collectibles-liveauctions), then bid at the online events or even make absentee bids if they can't attend. This completely revolutionizes art sales for both the auction house and the art collector, making it possible to be able to access the inventory of reputable art houses from basically anywhere in the world! Starting this month, eBay visitors will have the opportunity to bid on anything from fine art, furniture, and jewelry to collectibles like travel posters or medical books. The very first auction will debut on Thursday, a collection of African-American art made available through Swann Auction Galleries.