Price your antiques and collectibles at PTC library

Thu, 02/07/2008 - 3:29pm
By: The Citizen

The Peachtree City Library now helps the experienced antiques dealer and the novice collector to identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles. Thanks to “Price It! Antiques & Collectibles,” Peachtree City Library patrons have access to a database of over 25 million antiques & collectibles records from which to find and compare pricing of these items.

“There are various estimates in reputable journals of the population that collects something – whether it be for investment or simply for the pure joy of collecting,” said Jill Prouty, administrator at the Peachtree City Library. “’Price It! Antiques & Collectibles’ provides these collectors, through access of the Peachtree City Library, a one-stop, up-to-date source of appraisals based on actual sales from several reliable sources – eBay, professional antique dealers and antique auction houses. They will now have a reliable pricing appraisal of similar items and their actual selling value on which to base their own asking prices.”

Through Gale’s partnership with GoAntiques, Inc. (, the largest online virtual marketplace for art, antiques and collectibles, “Price It! Antiques & Collectibles” users have access to a powerful aggregator of information that identifies and prices these pieces from a variety of internationally recognized sources. Users simply type in keywords for the item they wish to value and “Price It! Antiques & Collectibles” searches millions of records from a variety of data sources, ascertaining the item’s current value and presenting historical pricing information, photos and descriptions for the same or similar items.

A valid library card and an Internet connection is all that’s required to access “Price It! Antiques & Collectibles” – Peachtree City Library patrons can browse this powerful resource from the library or by password from their home, as long as they can connect to the Internet.

For more information, contact the reference desk at the Peachtree City Library by calling 770-631-2520, or visit and click on the link for “Online Resources.”

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