When the pandemic gripped in March last year, the nation's auction rooms fell silent. Bidding, buying and selling went online and gavel-wielders had to become instant masters of more sophisticated technology.
But what was it like for the ballroom-junkies to suddenly have to adapt to a virtual world? And what, if anything, would they keep as we head back to the auction room?
EG's senior writer Piers Wehner talks to Allsop partner Richard Adamson, Mountview Estate's head of sales and acquisitions John Herne, and Prideview's principal Jesal Patel to find out whether the future of auctions is in or out of the room.