• 23
    Sep

Mysterious Devenish Mechanical Bank Sale at Bertoia Auction has Collectors Atwitter

A mysterious collection of mechanical banks that were designed for pennies and originally sold for about a dollar each is causing a stir among serious collectors as it is currently up for auction online at Bertoia Auctions and scheduled to wrap up on Oct. 3. The auction of 175 lots of mechanical, still, tin and […]

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  • 14
    Sep

Oh Lord, Forget the Benz… Won’t You Buy Me Janis Joplin’s Iconic Porsche 356c Cabriolet

NEW YORK – She may have famously sung about wanting a Mercedes-Benz, but legendary singer Janis Joplin personally drove an unmistakably wild 1965 Porsche 365C 1600 Cabriolet. This December, Joplin’s iconic Porsche will be offered as a star attraction at RM Sotheby’s exclusive Driven by Disruption sale in New York City. “Oh Lord, won’t you […]

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  • 10
    Sep

Letter Signed by Father Junípero Serra on offer at Upcoming Bonhams Auction

NEW YORK – A two-leaf decree letter signed by Junípero Serra and the four other mission leaders of Colonial California is a highlight at Bonhams’ upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale, to be held Sept. 22. The letter is being put on offer just ahead of Serra’s canonization, slated for when Pope Francis visits Washington, […]

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  • 26
    Aug

Crocker Farms added to WorthPoint’s Worthopedia; Database grows by 8.8 Million Items

WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has just added more than 8.8 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 276 million. The new sales data—8,831,096 individual sales records—is aggregated from WorthPoint’s data […]

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  • 18
    May

WorthPoint Sells Online Marketplace GoAntiques.com to Gemr

In a move designed to streamline its information data business, WorthPoint has announced the sale of its GoAntiques.com online marketplace to Gemr.com, a social marketplace for collectors. WorthPoint founder Will Seippel, who acquired GoAntiques in 2008, said the sale only included the online dealer mall. WorthPoint is keeping everything acquired with GoAntiques that has to […]

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  • 30
    Apr

WorthPoint’s Worthopedia Grows by 24 Million New Pieces of Sales & Auction Data

WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has announced that it has just added more than 24 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 264 million. The new sales data—24,503,288 individual sales records […]

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  • 21
    Apr

WorthPoint Releases New iOS App for iPhone and iPad; Android App to Follow this Summer

WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has announced the release of its new 2015 iOS app for iPad and iPhone, allowing antiques and collectibles enthusiasts access to the company’s huge online database of values records. The main function of the WorthPoint app is to […]

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  • 24
    Mar

Ruling on Fractional Ownership of an Art Collection and Taxes could affect Collectors Big and Small

Rumor has it that estate attorneys all over America are gleefully dancing around their desks. The reason for the lawyerly ruckus was that the Internal Revenue Service had just lost a case with major implications for the estates of collectors. At issue was whether an estate could parcel out an art collection according to the […]

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  • 15
    Mar

One-Day Jewelry Camp Offers Information on Learning the Appraising Business

Do you have a desire to get into the jewelry appraising business but don’t know where to start? If so, the upcoming one-day Antique Jewelry and Arts Conference might be what you are looking for to get started. The one-day course—which is designed for those who have a background in jewelry but is also a […]

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  • 12
    Feb

WorthPoint’s Worthopedia Grows by 5 Percent, adds 11 Million New Pieces of Sales Data

WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has announced that it has just added more than 11 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 240 million. The new sales data—11,122,354 individual sales records […]

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