ATLANTA, Georgia (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
WorthPoint Corporation today announced the results of a fan-based poll to determine the favorite antiques and collectible related show on television. The winner, as voted on by WorthPoint members and fans, was “Antique Roadshow” with 32.6 percent of the vote. “Cash & Cari” came in second place with 25.1 percent and “American Pickers” in third with 21.9 percent. Complete results can be found here: http://www.worthpoint.com/content-WorthPointFanTVShowPoll
As reality TV has become more and more popular, there have been numerous television shows created geared toward collectors and antique enthusiasts. Currently, these shows include "American Pickers", "Auction Hunters", "Antiques Roadshow", "Auction Kings", "Cash & Cari", "Hardcore Pawn", "Market Warriors", "Pawn Stars", and 'Storage Wars", among a few others. Each show deals with the antiques and collectible industry in its own way. Some focus primarily on picking or thrifting, others on the auction or estate sale. Some focus on the storage industry, while others gear toward the pawn shop experience.
Therefore, WorthPoint recently launched a poll to find out which show their fans’ made sure to watch every week. By a noticeable majority, “Antiques Roadshow” won this contest. Appearing on PBS, it is the precursor to all these other programs, having been on the air for 17-plus seasons. “Antiques Roadshow” travels around the country, as excited antique lovers show off their treasures to appraisers and find out what they might actually be worth.
“Cash & Cari,” airing on HGTV in the U.S. and W Network in Canada, is a reality show about estate sale agent, Cari Cucksey, who helps people sell their collections via an estate sale and tries to put into perspective what the retail price of a collectible might be, compared to the wholesale value that dealers are willing to pay.
“American Pickers,” on the History Channel, follows two pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, on their journey to salvage antiques and collectibles hidden in old barns, junkyards and homes of avid, and often quite eccentric, collectors.
“Whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit that the boom of antique & collectible related television shows has given a lot of attention to our industry,” said Will Seippel, founder & CEO of WorthPoint Corporation. “We were extremely interested in what our fans watch and the results of this poll are interesting. We are excited to see how these shows continue to grow and develop over time and the overall impact they will have on the antiques and collectible industry.”
Many of these “hot” antique and collectible shows deal with what items are actually worth. WorthPoint’s central mission is in enabling the people in the antique, art and vintage collectible industry—as well as individual enthusiasts—by providing quality data to educate both shoppers and sellers. WorthPoint has turned valuing an item in a collection to just a couple of keystrokes, which is a significant development in the world of collecting.
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint Corporation is an international, online information and financial company that has quickly become one of the world’s leading resources for researching art, antiques and collectibles. The WorthPoint Corporation suite of offerings consists of WorthPoint.com, a vast database of sales records and images for 130+ million items that have been aggregated from virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses; MarksandLibrary.com, an online resource for investigating makers’ marks as well as accessing a library of virtual books from leading publishers on a wide range of collecting topics; and GoAntiques.com, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling antiques, art and vintage collectibles. WorthPoint also offers an iOS application available on an iPhone/iPad, allowing users to access data and information “on the go.” The company has offices in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dublin, Ohio.