PriceMiner® Tops 25 Million Prices for Antiques and Collectibles Powerful, yet easy-to-use aggregator of historical pricing information helps professionals and consumers price antiques and collectibles
News-Antique.com - Apr 02,2007 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – March 28, 2007 – GoAntiques.com (www.GoAntiques.com) announced today that its PriceMiner® historical pricing product for antiques and collectibles now has more than 25 million pricing records, making it the largest source of historical prices anywhere.
“Since introducing PriceMiner two years ago, it has been adopted by amateurs and professionals alike as one of the most reliable sources of historical pricing information,” said Jim Kamnikar, GoAntiques.com president and chief executive officer. “PriceMiner is the first product to combine historical pricing information from multiple sources with GoAntiques.com’s vast archive of art, antiques and collectibles sales information.”
The 25 million prices and over 15 million photos in PriceMiner are carefully assembled and come from respected authorities in the antiques and collectibles industry including eBay, GoAntiques and TIAS as well as auction house records provided by Phillips de Pury, Stanley Gibbons, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Rago Art & Auction and a dozen more. It also includes information from online retail storefront sales.
“With more than 30 percent of the U.S. population identified as avid collectors of art, antiques and collectibles, accurately identifying items of value has become increasingly important,” Kamnikar said. “Being able to discern the subtleties that determine whether or not an item is considered a piece of art adds additional complexity to evaluations, appraisals and replacement activities. PriceMiner can help with such determinations and offers credibility to the process by accurately assessing the value of items and their replacement costs through the use of massive pricing archives from reliable sources.”
By simply keying in attributes of the item you wish to buy or sell, PriceMiner performs searches and presents historical pricing information for the same or similar items. In addition, PriceMiner presents findings on price averages and ranges and swiftly analyzes data to eliminate the need to sort through massive amounts of numbers. Search and sort criteria include price range, category and data source.
Other PriceMiner features include:
The option of saving individual searches for later reference
Breakdown by category
No-cost use for GoAntiques.com member dealers
Convenient subscription program for non-GoAntiques.com members
GoAntiques.com offers an educational DVD that serves as a helpful companion piece for PriceMiner users. Called “An Insiders Guide to Antiques and Collectibles,” the DVD features nationally known experts describing how to tell real antiques and collectibles from items of lesser value. The 70-minute presentation is a quick study for helping with appraisals and identification of a wide range of valuables including furniture, porcelain, art, glass and pottery. The DVD is available at www.GoAntiques.com/dvd, Amazon.com and many Border’s Bookstores.
Originally created for consumers and antique industry professionals, GoAntiques.com now offers custom versions of PriceMiner tailored for specific business applications, such as libraries and the insurance industry.
With offices in Columbus, Ohio, GoAntiques, Inc. (GoAntiques.com) is the largest and only virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles offering an integrated, one-stop solution for storefront and live auction selling plus a host of marketing services for both dealers and buyers. GoAntiques has developed a distribution network providing art,