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Series D | Alive

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$9.7M | 3 yrs ago



About Barnebys

Barnebys is an online platform specializing in the aggregation of art, antiques, and collectibles auctions. The company provides a search engine that lists items from over 2000 auction houses, dealers, and galleries worldwide, offering access to a variety of categories such as furniture, jewelry, art, and more. Barnebys also offers a price database for auction results and appraisal services for items in these categories. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Headquarters Location

Kaptensgatan 6

Stockholm, 114 57,


+46 8 545 682 40



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Latest Barnebys News

Have you got Pokémon cards, a Casio watch, or a Polaroid camera worth a mint? Millennials and Gen Z drive up the price of retro items at auction

Mar 22, 2023

March 22, 2023 Many millennials and Gen Z now have the money to invest in former hobbies. This led to a surge of interest in things like Lego, Pokémon and Polaroid. Millennials and Gen Z may be sitting on a hidden gold mine as auctioneers report that the surge in interest is seeing classic items like Pokémon cards, Casio and Lego watches sell for tens of thousands of pounds. - Advertisement - According to auction search engine Barnebys, traditional auction items such as antiques, jewelry and art are experiencing increasing competition from newer, traditionally less expensive items that many people had as children in the 1990s and 2000s. Barnebys said a wave of young buyers and sellers has resulted in a 200 percent increase in sales of these nostalgic items since 2019. - Advertisement - One of the founders of Barnebys, Pontus Silfverstolp, said: “It is difficult to determine the exact reasons for this or that auction trend, but the emergence of younger users on the market has undoubtedly influenced which items become popular. “Since 2019, Millennials and Gen Z users have increased by over 200% in Barnebys, consistent with higher interest in 90s merchandise such as Pokémon cards and Casio watches. These users seem to yearn for a return to the nostalgia of their childhood, and now they have enough income to afford it.” - Advertisement - Construction cost: Old Lego sets can cost mints to the right buyer, with sets in good condition selling for the highest prices. Here are some of the 1990s and 2000s classics that sell for hundreds or even thousands of pounds and how to tell if you have a prized retro item. However, these items are only worth what someone is willing to pay for them. But remember, anyone looking to make money by buying and selling nostalgic items risks losing money if the mood changes. Pokémon and trading cards But, despite this, recently a new category has been making significant progress – Pokemon cards. Pokémon cards can cost tens of thousands, either individually or in sets. The most expensive individual Pokemon card ever was Pikachu Illustrator, bought for $5.2 million (£4.29 million) by YouTube star Logan Paul in April 2022. HOW MONEY CAN HELP How to choose the money or investment that’s right for you These cards are used to play fantasy monsters against each other and can be traded and traded. The Pokémon Trading Card Game, to give its full name, has been around since 1996, and cards are still being produced today. Many serious investors are also turning to Pokémon as an alternative asset class, attracted by the card’s rising cost and limited supply. Individual Pokémon cards are unlikely to cost more than a few pence, and sometimes several pounds. This is especially true if they have been discovered and played with – after all, there are 3.4 billion of them. But sealed card packs and some rare single cards do sell for high prices – and for serious investors, that’s where the money is. Catch Them All: Complete sets of Pokémon cards can also be valuable regardless of condition. However, the best price a casual Pokémon collector can get is a few hundred pounds for a rare card in good condition, unless they have the card professionally reviewed and evaluated. Pokémon investor Adam Leslie said, “If you want to go from talking hundreds of pounds to thousands, you need to get your card valued.” A professional appraisal service will assess the condition of the card – for a fee. This affects its overall price. A first graduated holographic Charizard edition can fetch hundreds or thousands – Leslie’s copy is valued at £500 mint. But that drops to around £50 for an unrated card in the same condition. One area that Pokemon investors flock to is sealed decks of cards bought discreetly. Sealed decks offer lottery-style thrills to Pokémon lovers who can land an incredible card through blind luck. But sealed packages are also a boon for investors. Leslie said: “Part of the value is that they are completely closed and you are not sure which card you will get. “This value can be destroyed once the packages are opened.” Leslie added that specialized investors often use sensitive scales when calculating the value of a sealed package. This is because Pokémon Holo Cards cost more than regular Pokémon Cards, but these cards also weigh more. The use of high-tech scales lets Pokémon investors know if the package can contain such an expensive holographic card. Popularity Contest: Pokémon cards can be worth more if they feature a favorite character like Charizard or Pikachu. But anyone looking to buy Pokemon cards should beware of scammers selling fakes instead of real items. Pokémon launches website to help detect fake cards . But to get a general idea of ​​whether your old Pokémon cards might be valuable, take a look at the bottom of each card. The symbols printed on the bottom indicate how rare the card is. The circle is common, the diamond is rare, the star is rare, and the white or gold star is ultra rare. Holographic cards and first edition cards usually cost more than standard cards. How rare a card is and what condition it is in also affects its value. Anyone who wants to know how much a Pokémon card costs can check prices on auctions like eBay. In addition, the TCGplayer app allows users to check prices by uploading photos of their cards. Small but powerful: Pikachu Illustrator card sets record for most expensive Pokémon card ever sold retro camera Another item well known to millennials is retro film cameras, which are back in vogue as a hopeful analog alternative to smartphone cameras. The most famous of these is the Polaroid. These iconic cameras need no introduction and have always been popular for their ability to shoot and print… Credit: /

Barnebys Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Barnebys founded?

    Barnebys was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Barnebys's headquarters?

    Barnebys's headquarters is located at Kaptensgatan 6, Stockholm.

  • What is Barnebys's latest funding round?

    Barnebys's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did Barnebys raise?

    Barnebys raised a total of $25.59M.

  • Who are the investors of Barnebys?

    Investors of Barnebys include Industrifonden, Inbox Capital, Club Network Investments, Peter Dahlberg, Jens von Bahr and 8 more.

  • Who are Barnebys's competitors?

    Competitors of Barnebys include Artfinder and 4 more.


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