Rago Arts and Auction Center joins with WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 13, 2008 — WorthPoint Corporation, the premier website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced today that Rago Arts and Auction Center has selected WorthPoint as a data publishing partner. Under the new agreement, Rago will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint web site. With information provided by Rago, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are very excited about our partnership with Rago,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we add the sales of fine glass and 20th century decorative arts and furnishings to our database, from one of the nation’s leading auction facilities. No one is more knowledgeable on the subject of contemporary decorative arts and furnishings than they are, and WorthPoint is proud to include Rago’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.
Rago Arts and Auction Center is one of the country’s leading auction houses, specializing in decorative arts and furnishings, fine art, art glass, jewelry, and estate property. Rago is best known for record-breaking multi-million dollar sales of 20th century decorative arts and furnishings. Personal service and enthusiasm are the hallmarks of Rago auctions. David Rago sums up his company’s commitment: “This is a home for buyers and sellers who seek excellence without attitude. We all know how to wear our suits, but we prefer to show clients how we roll up our sleeves. We handle some of the finest property in today’s markets – not just with expertise, but with genuine enthusiasm.”