News-Antique.com - Sep 04,2008 - World's Third-largest Auction House Joins WorthPoint, a Social Network and Search Engine for Collectors
ATLANTA, Sept. 2 / -- WorthPoint Corporation, the premier
website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced on Tuesday that
Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, the world's largest collectibles
auctioneer and third largest auction house, has selected WorthPoint as a
data publishing partner.
Under the new agreement, Heritage will provide WorthPoint with upcoming
and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint website. With
information provided by Heritage, WorthPoint is now able to provide more
comprehensive data than ever.
"Heritage Auction Galleries is the undisputed Internet leader in its
field," said WorthPoint Founder and CEO Will Seippel. "Heritage's nearly
400,000 registered online bidder-members in 164 countries are a testament
to the usefulness of its website, its reputation for professional business
practices and its vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles."
"WorthPoint's cutting-edge technology, its visionary management team,
its roster of 'Worthologists' -- men and women who share an expertise in
and a passion for collectibles -- and its planned acquisition of
GoAntiques.com, make WorthPoint a perfect partner for us," said Heritage
Auction Galleries Co-Chairman Jim Halperin.
Atlanta-based WorthPoint Corporation is an Internet-based data and media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles. Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the world's largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint helps collectors understand the worth of their items, and provides expert advice from its team of Worthologists on how to preserve or sell antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint recently announced plans to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, the oldest antiques-and-collectibles site on the Web.
GoAntiques offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31
countries and the world's largest antiques and collectibles price guide,
PriceMiner(R). GoAntiques logs nearly a million visits and thousands of
transactions each month and has more than 350,000 registered members.
About Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage Auction Galleries, established in 1976, offers a wide range of U.S. & World Coins, Rare Currency, Fine & Decorative Art, Western Art, Illustration Art, Vintage Comic Books & Comic Art, Movie Posters, Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Timepieces, Vintage & Couture Handbags, Sports Collectibles, Stamps, Historical & Political Memorabilia, Rare Books & Manuscripts, American Indian Art, Air & Space Memorabilia, Civil War Memorabilia, Vintage & Contemporary Photography, Natural History Specimens and more. Headquartered in Dallas Texas, Heritage Auction Galleries has representatives across the United States, as well as agents around the world.