News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June, 2006 – This summer, Thomson Gale, part of the Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), will release Price It! Antiques & Collectibles, an antiques and collectibles pricing database that allows the experienced antiques dealer and the novice collector to identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles.
Through Thomson Gale’s partnership with GoAntiques, Inc (www.GoAntiques.com), the largest online virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles users have access to a powerful aggregator of information that identifies and prices these pieces from a variety of internationally recognized sources. Users simply type in keywords for the item they wish to value and Price It! Antiques & Collectibles searches millions of records from a variety of data sources, ascertaining the item’s current value and presenting historical pricing information, photos and descriptions for the same or similar items.
Users can search Price It! Antiques & Collectibles by any combination of keywords, data channels (online auctions, online retail sites, auction houses), categories, sales dates, sold or unsold items and restricting the search to only records that have images.
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“There are various estimates in reputable journals of the population that collects something – whether it be for investment or simply for the pure joy of collecting.” said Thomson Gale Business Development Manager Gerry Sawchuk. “Price It! Antiques & Collectibles provides these collectors, through access by their local public library, a one-stop, up-to-date source of appraisals based on actual sales from several reliable sources – eBay, professional antique dealers and antique auction houses. They will now have a reliable pricing appraisal of similar items and their actual selling value on which to base their own asking prices.”
“We are pleased to be working with Thomson Gale on Price It! Antiques & Collectibles,” said Jim Kamnikar, President and CEO of GoAntiques, Inc. “This will allow us to focus on adding more information to our database other than just prices. Thomson Gale’s long-standing relationships with libraries, coupled with their outstanding reputation for customer service, gives us an excellent opportunity to provide access to millions of additional users.”
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