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WorthPoint Unveils New Consignment and Brokering Service for Art, Antiques and Collectibles

by WorthPoint Staff (06/27/08).

ATLANTA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — WorthPoint Corporation today unveiled a new service that will help its members determine the value of the art, antiques and collectibles they own and walk them through the evaluation and sales process.

With the WorthPoint Consignment and Brokerage Service, WorthPoint members can find out what their treasured items are worth and sell them through a reputable auction house or to a private buyer. Items must be evaluated at $2,500 or more to qualify for this service.

“The Consignment and Brokerage Service is just one more way that WorthPoint can help people make money in these uncertain economic times,” says Will Seippel, Founder and CEO of WorthPoint. “Times are tough and our goal is to help owners of collectibles determine the value, and the proper venue to monetize their assets with the most useful tools on the Internet. People who work with WorthPoint can realize the full value of their unique collectibles and antiques.”

WorthPoint offers collectors, buyers, sellers and dealers an ideal environment in which to share their passion and increase their knowledge. Hundreds of thousands of collectors visit the WorthPoint site (www.worthpoint.com) each month to take advantage of its powerful tools, helpful content and supportive community.

WorthPoint’s expert Worthologists will guide WorthPoint brokerage customers through every step of the auction process, including:

* Determining an item’s likely value at auction;
* Helping members choose the best auction house, or private buyer, for their needs;
* Helping members manage selling-related fees including marketing, insurance and other fees; and
* Guiding members through the selling process.

“With the WorthPoint Consignment and Brokerage Service, you’re never alone,” says Thom Pattie, Vice President and Chief Worthologist for WorthPoint. “You get personal support from knowledgeable professionals with decades of experience from the moment you get started. And even better, you’ll pay nothing for this invaluable support until your item is sold.”

For more information, contact WorthPoint Chief Worthologist Thom Pattie at (877) 734-7735 ext. 9020 or e-mail brokerage@worthpoint.com.

About WorthPoint

WorthPoint is a Web 2.0-based data and media company. WorthPoint’s web site (www.worthpoint.com) offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles and enables members to contact other collectors interested in buying, selling or swapping stories. It helps collectors share their insights, knowledge and build collecting communities. WorthPoint fills an information void for these collectors by helping them understand the history and worth of their items and provides expert advice on how to preserve these items. WorthPoint also serves as a front end, to monetize them, whether this is for its own web site or at its partner auction houses or eBay or other online sites.

Contacts

WorthPoint Corporation
Steve Johnson, 703-547-6754
Cell: 703-798-5236
steve.johnson@worthpoint.com

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