News-Antique.com - Aug 16,2011 - ATLANTA, August 16, 2011 – WorthPoint®, the leading online resource for collectors, today announced attainment of a key milestone: its market-leading price guide, Worthopedia™, now contains more than 100 million auction sales results. By aggregating transaction records from a wide array of auction venues and virtual marketplaces, Worthopedia offers the broadest, deepest array of information available on art, antiques and collectibles. The recent addition of U.K. data obtained through a primary licensing relationship pushed sales records past the 100 million benchmark. Even more UK data will be added from recently acquired partnerships with leading local auction houses.
In addition to this expansion, Worthopedia will soon include auction results for art, antiques and collectibles in Canada, Australia, France and Germany. Localized web sites for these countries will be available too, making Worthopedia the global leader in pricing for art, antiques and collectibles.
To make Worthopedia even more effective, WorthPoint has increased its search functionality so subscribers can obtain highly precise results. Some of the new criteria include price range, country and the ability to exclude designated characteristics. Worthopedia is now integrated with WorthPoint’s new Forums as well, allowing subscribers with interests in specific items to gather and share more information about them.
“It is exciting to reach the 100 million milestone for Worthopedia,” said Will Seippel, founder and CEO of WorthPoint Corporation. “We have come a long way from the starting point of 1 million records in 2008. With the addition of international information and considerably more sophisticated search tools, I believe we have made Worthopedia a truly compelling resource for the entire collecting community – from hobbyists to professionals.”
The improved price guide provides a solid foundation for other products due to roll out later this year. This includes a native iPhone/iPad application, a complete makeover of sister site GoAntiques and a makers marks image library that will allow users to research distinguishing marks on items of interest and their impact on value.
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint is an international, online information and media company that has quickly become the world’s largest resource for researching art, antiques and collectibles. It helps people accurately value, preserve, buy and/or sell items. The company’s core feature is a vast database of sales records aggregated from eBay, virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses. This repository is called Worthopedia and now exceeds 100 million items. In 2011 (for the second year in a row), Lead411 named WorthPoint one of the fastest growing technology companies in Georgia (http://www.lead411.com). The company has offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Dublin, Ohio; and Dublin, Ireland.