Visitors at last year’s Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world’s largest indoor antique show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Thursday, February 2, 2012. The show features 800 established dealers from 22 different countries. MARICE COHN BAND / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
ATLANTA – WorthPoint Corporation recently announced its Platinum Sponsorship of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, best known as the world’s largest indoor antique show, for the second consecutive year. The show will be held this Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2013.
WorthPoint, the leading resource for researching, valuing and buying/selling art, antiques and vintage collectibles, will again be providing complimentary on-site item valuations by its antiques and collectibles experts, known as “Worthologists.” Because of last year’s success, WorthPoint will extend appraisals to an second day. The valuations will be held in Hall D on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2 and 3, from noon to 5 p.m. Valid ticket holders can bring one item each for valuation. To save time in the line, pre-register here.
“We are very excited to be partnering with The Original Miami Beach Antique Show for our second year,” says Will Seippel, founder and CEO of WorthPoint. “The ability to offer free appraisal services during the show is a great honor for us! WorthPoint’s priority is making antique enthusiasts savvier with quality information while buying and selling antiques.”
WorthPopint Worthologists—experts in various fields of art, antiques and collectibles—conducted a free appraisal day at the 51st annual Original Miami Antique Show. The event was such a success that this year the appraisals have been extended for a second day.
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is the world’s largest indoor antique show with more than 800 established dealers from 22 different countries. No other show in the world can compare with this event in terms of quality of merchandise and the sheer variety of the items displayed on the show floor. Among the items that attendees will find on the huge convention center floor include: 17th through 19th century furniture, paintings, American and European silver, objects of virtue, textiles and rugs, Art Deco, Modernism, porcelain, art glass, bronze sculptures, antique jewelry & watches, exquisite time pieces and so much more. For more information about the item to be included in the show, visit the show’s FAQ page.
This show truly has something for everyone and is not just for those in the know in the antique world. The show is a must-see for novice and serious collectors alike, as well as museum curators, gallery owners, interior designers and anyone with an interest in antiques and history. Many of the items on the show floor have amazing provenances which detail previous ownership by dignitaries, royalty and celebrities.
In addition to the dealers offering some hundreds of thousands of pieces of art, antiques and collectibles, the Miami Antiques Show will be featuring five educational talks in its Antique Seminar Series to be given by local experts who will provide valuable information to enhance attendees’ experience at the show. WorthPoint founder Seippel will be among the guest speakers in the series, giving a talk titled “Demystifying Antiques.” In this seminar, he will be conducting a comprehensive discussing on antiques basics. This talk will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.
WorthPoint is giving away free pairs of tickets to the Miami Show to the first 50 members to register and use the code: WORTHPOINT2013. WorthPoint is also offering 100 free 30-day trial memberships on a first-come, first-served basis. This free trial will give users access to WorthPoint’s Worthopedia, the ultimate price guide for valuing antiques and vintage items using quality data acquired from online marketplaces and auction houses.
Chris Mulloy of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., deals in fine, estate and antique jewelry, among other things. He talks about his experience and what can be had at the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show in the video above.
If you go:
The 52nd Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show When:
Feb. 2-6, 2012 Where:
Miami Beach Convention Center
Halls C & D and Ballroom D
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Fla. 33139 Show Hours:
Thursday-Sunday, Noon – 8 p.m.
Monday, Noon – 6p.m. Admissions
Tickets purchased at the box office – $20 Tickets purchased online – $17
Tickets valid for all five days Information: Phone: 239-732-6642