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Catawiki is a worldwide online auction house for exceptional items and collectibles, founded in 2008 as an online community for collectors. Since 2011, the company has hosted weekly online auctions, and as of 2015 it organises over a hundred weekly auctions in fifty categories of collectibles such as vintage comic books, model train, coins, watches, art and classic cars.[citation needed]


Catawiki was founded by René Schoenmakers, a Dutch comics collector, and Marco Jansen, a Dutch ITC developer. It went online on September 10, 2008 as an online wiki-based compendium of collector's catalogues. First focusing on comics, the database later covered items such as postage stamps, coins and telephone cards.

Since 2011, Catawiki has hosted auctions of collectibles. The site was originally in Dutch, but was made available in English in 2011, in French and German in 2012, and in Spanish, Italian and Chinese in 2015.[2] Investors such as venture capital firm Accel Partners have funded the company.[3][4]

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