Dan And the WorthPoint Van

Back of the WorthPoint van
Brimfield find the Worthpoint van at Central Park
Worthfield van at Brimfield

At WorthPoint, we call Dan Borsey “The Traveling Man” because he’s on the road more than he is anywhere else. Dan and the new WorthPoint van will be traveling to antique shows up and down the East Coast until November, beginning with the Brimfield Antiques Festival in Massachusetts.

Dan started collecting baseball cards when he was five. He enjoys spending his free time at antique shows and flea markets. Now he gets paid to do what he’s been doing every weekend for the past decade.

“Sometimes I really do pinch myself,” he said. “I’ve got the best job in the company – just don’t tell the boss. The hardest thing I do is pack up the big 42″ wide-screen TV (for presentations) by myself. But most of the time I’m just talking to people about what I love.”

For WorthPoint, Dan and his van offer an opportunity to keep our WorthPoint ear to the ground and to learn what collectors, buyers, sellers and dealers want from us. Fortunately, for WorthPoint, Dan doesn’t just like to talk about antiques – he likes to listen.

“I’m learning a lot. After all these people know their business. So it’s a fair exchange,” Dan said. “A dealer might show me a couple of special error coins, and I can show him how to use the WorthPoint site to increase his business.

“I show people how easy it is to post items, photos and blogs on the site,” he said. “I also have about 40 WorthPoint videos that we’ve produced on subjects as varied as the lady who saved a painting from the dumpster and sold it for $103,000, to a video about a civil war gun.”

“It’s never boring,” he smiled.

You can find Dan and the WorthPoint van at the following events.

MAY
5/13-5/18: Brimfield Antiques Festival, Brimfield MA
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5/23-5/25: DC Big Flea Market Virginia Beach VA
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JUNE
6/5-6/7: Whitman Coin & Currency Show, Baltimore MD
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JULY
7/14-7/19: Brimfield Antiques Festival, Brimfield MA
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7/26-7/27: Pittsburgh Toy & Comic Show, Pittsburgh, PA
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AUGUST
8/2-8/3: DC Big Flea, Richmond VA
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8/6-8/7: Mid-Week Manchester Antiques Festival, Manchester NH
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8/8-8/10: Maine Antiques Festival, Union ME
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8/21-8/23: Whitman Coin & Currency Show, Atlanta GA
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8/28-8/31: Baltimore Antiques Show, Baltimore MD
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SEPTEMBER
9/8-9/13: Brimfield Antiques Festival, Brimfield MA
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9/20-9/21: Fall Hartford Antiques Show, Hartford CT
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9/20-9/27: Antiques & Collector’s Extravaganza, Kutztown, PA
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OCTOBER
10/4-10/5: Champlain Valley Antiques Festival, Essex Junction VT
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10/18-10/19: DC Big Flea, Richmond VA
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10/30-11/1: Tailgate Antique Show, Nashville TN
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NOVEMBER
11/14-11/16: DC Big Flea, Virginia Beach VA
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