Crocker Farm partners with WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 02, 2008 — WorthPoint Corporation, the premier website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced today that Crocker Farm, Inc has selected WorthPoint as a data publishing partner. Under the new agreement, Crocker Farm will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint web site. With information provided by Crocker Farm, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are excited about our partnership with Crocker Farm,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we add the sales of antique American stoneware and redware to our database, from the nation’s premier auction house for American utilitarian pottery. No one is more knowledgeable on the subject of eighteenth and nineteenth century American stoneware than they are, and WorthPoint is proud to include Crocker Farm’s records in its data collection.”
WorthPoint is a collector’s social network and search engine rolled into one. The website is changing the process of assessing worth for collectibles by providing a vast database of sales records wherein an individual can assess the worth of their own collection. Through Worthpoint, collectors connect with experts to learn more about authenticity and value in art, antiques, and vintage items. Through the WorthPoint online community, members can contact other collectors interested in buying, selling, or swapping stories, and they can share their insight and knowledge through the forums and wikis.
Crocker Farm, Inc is the authority on historic American stoneware and redware. A family business comprised of Anthony and Barbara Zipp and their three sons, Crocker Farm has been appraising and selling antique American pottery for over 25 years. The Zipps spend hundreds of hours conducting original research on American stoneware and redware potters in original, period sources, such as census records, city directories and newspapers. New information brought to light through their research includes ground-breaking revelations on specific pieces. Often, Crocker Farm has correctly attributed anonymous pieces to historic American artists — to the delight of their clients and buyers.