WorthPoint Concludes a Successful Weekend at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show

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WorthPoint’s CEO and Founder Will Seippel and chief Worthologist Maggie Turnipseed led an information seminar on ‘Demystifying Antiques’ and the basics of collecting.

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We are always looking for a way to help the collecting community learn more about the items they have in their homes.

WorthPoint had a successful week at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show, in which WorthPoint’s expert Worthologists provided two days of free valuations for the show’s attendees.

Among the 200 or more items brought for appraisal was an Art Deco glass palace platter, a collection of 22 original unpublished photos of Marilyn Monroe, a Japanese naval navigational instrument and many more interesting items.

On Saturday, Feb. 2, WorthPoint’s Founder and CEO, Will Seippel, along with lead Worthologist Maggie Turnipseed, co-presented a well-received seminar on demystifying antiques at the show. The duo defined basic terms of antiques and collectibles, discussed the common questions and concerns of beginning collectors and their personal experiences in the field.

“We are always looking for a way to help the collecting community learn more about the items they have in their homes, as well as what they find in the field,” said Will Seippel. “We're happy we had the opportunity to be part of the show for a second consecutive year. We enjoyed sharing some of our experiences with the folks of Miami Beach, and teaching them a few things about collecting.”

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show—known as the world’s largest indoor antique show—is produced by GLM®, a leading producer and marketer of consumer tradeshows in North America. In its 52nd year, the event featured nearly 900 established dealers from 22 counties, including some 100 exhibitors in the Jewelry Ballroom.

About WorthPoint:
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint Corporation is an online information company that has become one of the world’s leading resources for researching and valuing art, antiques and collectibles. The WorthPoint Marketplace consists of WorthPoint.com, a vast database of sales records for 130-plus million items that have been aggregated from virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses; MarksandLibrary.com, an online resource for investigating makers’ marks and symbols; and GoAntiques.com, the leading online marketplace for buying/selling antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint also offers an iOS application available on an iPhone/iPad, allowing users to access WorthPoint’s Worthopedia “on-the-go.” The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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