It was great to see firsthand a uniquely diverse group of merchants come together to support Round Top, rain or shine.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
WorthPoint Corporation recently concluded its Free Appraisal Weekend at Round Top’s Antique Weekend in Texas. WorthPoint provided complimentary item appraisals on Saturday and Sunday, using its own valuation experts, better known as “Worthologists” on-site at Historic Zapp Hall in Warrenton, Texas.
WorthPoint, the leading resource for researching and valuing art, antiques and collectibles, not only presented free valuations during the Antique Weekend, but also offered a free two-week membership to the first 500 attendees at the Zapp Hall Antique Show, a part of the Antique Week in Round Top, Texas.
For all sellers or dealers, WorthPoint presented them with a 30-day free membership to their antique mall, GoAntiques, which can be found at http://www.GoAntiques.com. GoAntiques is the oldest, most established online marketplace for antiques, art, and vintage collectibles.
During free appraisal hours, Worthologist Martin Willis discovered a rare 1840 presidential campaign American Flag, with the slogan, “Harrison and Reform, the Hero of Tippecanoe.” The slogan was a direct reference to the 1811 Indian battle, where William Henry Harrison, our ninth president, was named the ‘Hero of Tippecanoe’.
“The flag was a wonderful piece to come into the clinic. Not often do you see a textile that is 170 years old with colors that vibrant. I appraised it at $10,000 to $15,000,” stated Willis, “but due to the condition, it has the possibility of reaching a much higher value at a competitive, well-advertised public auction.”
The campaign flag was not the only interesting item found at Zapp Hall. WorthPoint’s Worthologists also found a “pop-up art design” of a cowboy and cowgirl, strictly made of vinyl and brass tacks, and an original watercolor painting by a Texas artist.
Round Top, or as some call it, Antique Week or Antique Weekend is one of the largest and most unique shows in the country and is located in Fayette County. Round Top began over thirty years ago and quickly became the social event for Houston and Austin socialites every spring and fall. Round Top is not just one show. Over the years it has become a 10-day event featuring thousands of merchants and spread over four very small towns – Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine and Shelby.
“It was great to see firsthand a uniquely diverse group of merchants come together to support Round Top, rain or shine,” said William Seippel, Founder and CEO of WorthPoint. “It was truly amazing how welcome the entire WorthPoint team felt at this show, it is true “Texas Style” hospitality. We are proud to be part of this dynamic show.”
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.