GoAntiques.com's PriceMiner™ Adds Prices from Land-Based Auction Houses

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PriceMiner™ is now the only product to offer online and brick-and-mortar auction house prices.

GoAntiques.com (http://www.GoAntiques.com) announced today that it has signed agreements with some of the most prestigious auction houses to include their historical pricing information in GoAntiques.com's PriceMiner™ product.

This makes PriceMiner the only Internet-based product that conveniently provides both online and land-based auction house prices as well as retail pricing.

The newly-signed auction houses are some of the most notable organizations in the industry: Phillips de Pury & Company, Stanley Gibbons Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Rago Arts and Auction Center. The auction house information, combined with the online information already available from eBay, GoAntiques and TIAS.com expands to more than 20 million records available through PriceMiner on the sales of art, collectibles and antiques. More than 13 million of the records have photos.

Phillips de Pury & Company, founded in 1796, is one of the world's largest auction houses. They have conducted sales for many notable historical figures, including Marie Antoinette, Beau Brummel and Napoleon. They also are the only auction house to have held a sale in Buckingham Palace.

Stanley Gibbons Auctions has grown into one of the largest and most respected auction houses in the United Kingdom since its founding in 1901. Gibbons handled the Mey collection of Great Britain's King George VI, the Romano collection of King Edward VII, and the Ashanti' Gold Coast collection which realized £85,000 and included rare items of postal history.

David Rago established the Rago Arts and Auction Center in 1995. Rago is a leading dealer in American art pottery and an appraiser for the hit PBS television show Antiques Roadshow. Rago Arts & Auction Center is one of the foremost auction houses in the country specializing in decorative arts, furnishings, fine art and jewelry.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has been one of the Midwest's leading fine art auctioneers since 1982. In 1997, the firm was acquired by Sotheby's and the founder, Leslie Hindman, went on to host two highly-rated, nationally-televised programs on Home and Garden Television (HGTV); At the Auction with Leslie Hindman and The Appraisal Fair. Hindman returned to the auction business in July 2003.

Other land-based auction houses now included in PriceMiner are:

  •      Premier Auctions, specializing in sports memorabilia
  •     Manitou Galleries, specializing in contemporary representational art encompassing the traditional styles of realism, impressionism, expressionism and stylistic interpretation
  •     East Australian Trading Consolidated, specializing in international tribal and aboriginal art, artifacts and antiquities
  •     Westbridge Fine Art Auction House, a division of Westbridge Fine Art Ltd. Auctioneer, specializing in 19th and early 20th Century paintings
  •     Diverse Equities, specializing in coins and numismatics

PriceMiner is the most comprehensive antiques and collectible pricing identification tool in the world, delivering more than 13 million images, 125 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, and more than 20 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30 percent of Americans collect, buy and trade.

About GoAntiques, Inc.

With offices in Columbus, Ohio, GoAntiques, Inc. (GoAntiques.com) is the largest and only virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles offering an integrated, one-stop solution for storefront and live auction selling plus a host of marketing services for both dealers and buyers. GoAntiques has developed a distribution network providing art, antiques and collectibles to Yahoo Shopping, Froogle and BobVila.com, as well as eBay Live Auctions. GoAntiques also offers a Wholesale Channel for member dealers looking to sell and source quality merchandise at wholesale prices. GoAntiques.com offers over 450,000 items from more than 1,800 dealers in 29 countries. GoAntiques.com logs 1 million visits and thousands of transactions each month. More than 250,000 people are registered as GoAntiques.com buyers.


Jim Kamnikar



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