World’s Fair teams up with WorthPoint, a social network and search engine for collectors
Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 11, 2008 — WorthPoint Corporation, the premier website for art, antiques, and collectibles, announced today that World’s Fair Auction has selected WorthPoint as a data publishing partner. Under the new agreement, World’s Fair Auction will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint web site. With information provided by World’s Fair, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.
“We are very pleased about our partnership with World’s Fair Auction,” said Will Seippel, CEO and Chairman of WorthPoint. “With this new relationship, we add the sales of historic American World’s Fair memorabilia to our database, from the Fair experts at World Fair’s Auction. No one is more knowledgeable on the subject of patriotic, turn-of-the-century World’s Fair souvenirs than they are, and WorthPoint is proud to include World’s Fair Auction’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.
World’s Fair Auction specializes in collectibles from World’s Fairs held in the U.S. Charles Rand Penney began collecting World’s Fair memorabilia in 1970. His collecting interests focus on U.S. Fairs and his interest in World’s Fairs came from family ties: his grandfather Thomas Penney, former District Attorney for Erie County, prosecuted President McKinley’s assassin, who shot President McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in 1901. The late Floyd Hansen joined Dr. Penny as a consigner at World’s Fair Auction, after operating an antiques mall and museum in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, where he delighted visitors with his World’s Fair collection for many years. Tom Diddle joined World’s Fair as an expert with an extensive collection of items primarily from the 1893 Columbian Exposition Chicago World’s Fair. Together, World’s Fair is the preeminent auctioneer of memorabilia from U.S. Fairs.