ISLE OF WIGHT, England, May 7 /PRNewswire/ --
- Invaluable.com Database Now Surpasses 45 Billion pounds Sterling in Value
Invaluable.com has the largest and most comprehensive database of fine art antiques and collectables auction information in the world, and has recently surpassed 30 million auction price results representing more than 45 billion pounds Sterling in value.
Now, as part of its launch of Invaluable Live!, Invaluable.com is offering complimentary access to the past year of auction prices, giving buyers the research they need to make informed bids. Invaluable Live! is a next-generation online marketplace where collectors can search and view complete upcoming catalogues from the world's 1,000 leading auction houses, and bid live online at thousands of auctions with hundreds of thousands of lots available each month across the globe.
Invaluable.com (and its U.S. sister site Artfact.com) is the largest global resource for fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectables, and estate auctions, connecting the world's leading auction houses with a community of the 6 million most active buyers of fine art, antiques, and collectables including coins, stamps, sports memorabilia, cars, wine, and more -- literally everything sold through traditional auction houses.
Focusing exclusively on the fine art, antiques, and collectables market, in the first quarter of 2008, Invaluable.com listed over 1,000,000 lots for sale at upcoming auctions at more than 1,000 auction houses worldwide. UK auction house partners include Gorringes, Lyon & Turnbull, Spink, Tennants, Bearne's, Bellmans, Charterhouse, Cheffins, Cooper Owen, Cotswold Auction Co., Dickins, Ewbank, Gerrards, Hall's Fine Art, Holloway's, Keys, MacDougall's, Mallams, Martel Maides, Rosebery's, Rowley Fine Art, Sheppards, Simon Chorley, Whyte's, and Wingetts.
Complimentary Invaluable Live! registration offers users a year of unlimited access to the last 12 months of auction results, representing nearly 5 billion pounds Sterling in realized prices.
The Invaluable database contains the complete auction record, including the full description and any available photographs, condition reports, and provenance.
Invaluable Live! registration also offers other complimentary benefits including the ability to save favorite searches, results and artists in a "My Invaluable" account and the ability to email lot information to friends and clients.
The complete Invaluable database, subscribed to by leading collectors, dealers, auctioneers, appraisers, museums, libraries and government agencies worldwide now represents over 30 million lots representing over 45 billion pounds Sterling in value. The database spans a period of more than 20 years and includes works by over 500,000 international artists.
"Invaluable is the only online resource that collectors need to find, research and acquire what they are seeking," comments Adam Kirsch, Director of Invaluable Group, LTD. Rod Funston, Company Secretary and Director of Invaluable adds, "eBay's recent decision to pull out of the live auction market underscores the need for a focused community of reputable auction houses and qualified buyers. Invaluable Live! fosters that kind of community."
For more information, or for complimentary Invaluable Live! registration, visit the web site at www.Invaluable.com.
Invaluable.com is the leading provider of auction marketing services and databases to the United Kingdom market. Today, the Invaluable team on the Isle of Wight continues to provide U.K. clients with industry-leading service and support. Recently, Invaluable announced its launch of Invaluable Live! which includes live online bidding with audio and video.
In 2007, Invaluable.com was acquired by Artfact.com, the largest global marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectables, and estate auctions. Over 1,000 fine auctioneers actively list their catalogues with the two sites, resulting in more than 100,000 fine and decorative art objects and collectables for sale at forthcoming auctions daily.
Over the past 20 years, the Invaluable and Artfact communities have grown to more than 6 million knowledgeable collectors and dealers worldwide. The Invaluable.com and Artfact.com websites receive more than 20,000 visits daily, and sent more than 35 million email alerts in 2007 matching bidders' collecting preferences with lots available for sale by its auction house partners.
The complete database, subscribed to by professionals, appraisers, museums and others worldwide now represents over 30 million lots representing about 45 billion pounds Sterling in unabridged auction results including works by over 500,000 international artists.
Prestigious auction houses use Artfact's RFC Systems software to manage all of the major functions of their businesses. The system is used in seven countries and four languages, including at Artcurial, Charlton Hall, Doyle New York, Eldred's, Gorringes, Galerie Koller, Leslie Hindman, Lyon & Turnbull, Spink, Swann Galleries, Tajan, and Weschler's.
Editor's Notes: -- Additional background information available. -- Complimentary subscriptions to Invaluable or Artfact are available to qualified media. -- Interviews with Adam Kirsch or Rod Funston can be arranged. Web site: http://www.Invaluable.com http://Artfact.com
Jeremy Gordon or Tony Fusco, for Invaluable.com, +1-617-363-0405