Hennessey Cognac Tops List of May Searches on WorthPoint’s Worthopedia Bottles of Hennessey Cognac were the most-searched-for items in May on the Worthopedia, WorthPoint Corporation’s popular data-base of more than 65 million antiques and collectibles.
News-Antique.com - Jun 17,2010 - Hennessey Cognac Tops List of May Searches on WorthPoint’s Worthopedia
ATLANTA, June 17, 2010 – Bottles of Hennessey Cognac were the most-searched-for items in May on the Worthopedia, WorthPoint Corporation’s popular data-base of more than 65 million antiques and collectibles.
Atlanta-based WorthPoint (www.worthpoint.com) is the leading online platform for antiques, art and collectibles valuation and monetization information – playing a central role in this $150-billion industry. The company offers subscription-based products that help users identify what they own or want to own; how to determine their worth; and how best to buy or sell. Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the world's premier resource for researching and assessing the value of antiques and collectibles.
Each month, Will Seippel, Founder and CEO of WorthPoint, reviews the thousands of searches on the Worthopedia and develops a “Top Searches” list. Will has been an avid collector since 1974 and dealer of just about all things antique since 1984.
Here are highlights from Seippel’s commentary on the Worthopedia “Top Searches” for May.
Hennessy Cognac. “This was the most searched item for the month of May, “says Seippel. “I spend more time enjoying this drink -- when I can find a friend to buy it -- than I do collecting it. The searches were surprisingly varied; users were looking for many different varieties of Hennessey. More than I knew even existed.”
Obsolete Fire Badges. “Fire badges are always hot . . . no pun intended,” says Seippel. “I sell them and actively seek them out to sell. The key item here is the word obsolete, because some jurisdictions tend to get upset if you are reselling their current regalia and I suspect there may be laws prohibiting you from doing so.”
Jock Sturges Photographs. “Sturges’ photos have been controversial, since they often involve nudity,” says Seippel. “They also are art. The controversy surrounding these photos swirled and ultimately ended in the court room. The court threw out the charges and now his work often sells for more than $1,000.”
Art Deco Waterfall Bedroom Sets. “These bedroom sets became popular during the Art Deco period of the 1920s,” Seippel says. “Generally, they sell for a little more than $1,000. If you are on the buying side, be sure that you are able to buy the entire set; the more pieces to the set, the better.”
Henredon Artifacts Collection. “This company was started by four men in North Carolina who wanted to build quality furniture,” Seippel says. “The brand has thrived; it is part of a larger furniture company, Furniture Brands International. Prices range from several hundred dollars up to $1,000, and reflect solid resale value for quality American hardwood furniture.
Landshark Surfboard Signs. “These signs were produced to promote Landshark Beer, a brand Anheuser Bush created for Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville chain of restaurants,” Seippel says. “Native landsharks are the local males who circle for prey among visiting female tourists in the local watering holes. A surfboard sign in good condition can bring around $200.”