News-Antique.com - Mar 13,2013 - Wikicollecting.org, the open-source collector’s website, has announced the launch of its new auction catalogue index.
The online encyclopaedia, which launched in February 2011, now offers free fully-illustrated catalogue hosting for auction houses along with a helpful new index for readers.
Over 50 international auction houses, including PBA Galleries, Keno Auctions, Hanson’s, IAA, McTears and Rago, now host their catalogues on Wikicollecting – with more companies signing up every week. And unlike many similar sites, Wikicollecting provides the realised sale prices of every sale for free, with no sign-up necessary.
“Our new auction catalogue index will help our users keep up-to-date with the latest sales and provide a great database of realised prices,” said Wikicollecting spokesperson Louise Benson-James.
“The whole ethos of the site is to build a free resource for collectors around the world – so it’s free for auction companies to host their catalogues with us and free for our readers to look up prices. It’s perfect for collectors trying to put a value on their own items, and can help auction companies of every size connect with new potential customers.”
In addition to the new catalogue index, Wikicollecting has streamlined many of the site’s most popular categories including:
• The latest up-to-date auction news
• The highly-popular ‘Top 10’ lists, featuring the world’s weirdest and most expensive collectibles
• The weekly feature articles, taking a closer look at the history behind vintage collectibles and memorabilia
“By bringing together tens of thousands of pages we want to make it as easy as possible for readers to find the information they’re looking for,” said Benson-James.
“We’re adding thousands of new articles and pages every week, with the help of our amazing contributors, and we want to ensure that Wikicollecting remains a valuable free resource that’s easy for everyone to use – no matter what they collect.”
~ About Wikicollecting ~
Launched in 2011, Wikicollecting.org is a free open-source encyclopaedia covering the world of collectibles. With more than 200,000 articles, the site offers features, collecting guides, top 10 lists and all the latest auction news – in addition to online catalogues and results from some of the world’s top auction houses.
Users can also create their own pages, or add their knowledge to existing articles – with the aim of building the world's largest free online collecting community.