Garth’s Auctions Inc., partners with WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 20, 2008 — WorthPoint Corporation, the premier website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced today that Garth’s Auctions, Inc. has selected WorthPoint as a data publishing partner. Under the new agreement, Garth’s will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint web site. With information provided by Garth’s, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Garth’s,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we add the sales of pioneer furnishings and decorative arts to our database, from the oldest auction house in the Midwestern United States. No one is more knowledgeable on the subject of American fine art, decorative arts, and folk art than they are, and WorthPoint is proud to include Garth’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.
Garth’s Auctions has been a force in the world of antiques and fine art since 1954. Early American portraits and landscapes, decorative arts, folk art, and furniture are the backbone of Garth’s Auctions. Auctions at Garth’s are exciting occasions where friendships are formed, antiques and collectibles are purchased and information is exchanged. Each year, Garth’s hosts the Ohio Valley Auction celebrating three centuries of Ohio Valley artistry wherein the auction house promotes a national appreciation for its regional heritage. The staff at Garth’s preserve the simple founding principles upon which Garth Oberlander began his business over fifty ago; a commitment to customer service, honesty and integrity.