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WorthPoint Teams Up with Heritage Auction Galleries

by Sandra Lee Stuart (09/03/08).

World’s Third-largest Auction House Joins WorthPoint, a Social Network and Search Engine for Collectors

Atlanta, Sept. 2, 2008—WorthPoint Corp., the premier Web site for art, antiques and collectibles, announced Tuesday that Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and third-largest auction house, has selected WorthPoint as a data-publishing partner.

Under the new agreement, Heritage will provide WorthPoint with upcoming and historical auction data to be published on the WorthPoint Web site. With information provided by Heritage, WorthPoint is now able to provide more comprehensive data than ever.

“Heritage Auction Galleries is the undisputed Internet leader in its field,” said WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel. “Heritage’s nearly 400,000 registered online bidder-members in 164 countries are a testament to the usefulness of its Web site, its reputation for professional business practices and its vast expertise in the field of art and collectibles.”

“WorthPoint’s cutting-edge technology, its visionary management team, its roster of “Worthologists”—men and women who share an expertise in and a passion for collectibles—and its planned acquisition of GoAntiques.com, make WorthPoint a perfect partner for us,” said Heritage Auction Galleries Co-Chairman Jim Halperin.

About WorthPoint

Atlanta-based WorthPoint Corp. is an Internet-based data and media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles. Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the world’s largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint helps collectors understand the worth of their items and provides expert advice from its team of Worthologists on how to preserve or sell antiques and collectibles.

WorthPoint recently announced plans to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, the oldest antiques-and-collectibles site on the Web. GoAntiques offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world’s largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner®. GoAntiques logs nearly a million visits and thousands of transactions each month and has more than 350,000 registered members.

About Heritage Auction Galleries

Heritage Auction Galleries, established in 1976, offers a wide range of U.S. and world coins, rare currency, fine and decorative art, Western art, illustration art, vintage comic books and comic art, movie posters, entertainment memorabilia, jewelry and timepieces, vintage and couture handbags, sports collectibles, stamps, historical and political memorabilia, rare books and manuscripts, American Indian art, air and space memorabilia, Civil War memorabilia, vintage and contemporary photography, natural history specimens and more.

Headquartered in Dallas, Heritage has representatives across the United States, as well as agents in France, the Netherlands and Italy.

WorthPoint—the premier Web site for art, antiques and collectibles

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