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WorthPoint Hits the Road at Chicago’s Season Opener of the Randolph Street Market Festival

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

WorthPoint Corporation, the world’s largest resource for researching, valuing and buying/selling art, antiques and vintage collectibles, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Chicago’s Randolph Street Market for their Season Opener festival this weekend. WorthPoint will have Worthologists (valuation experts) on site to provide complimentary item appraisals on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday May 27th from 11am to 2pm. Stop by the WorthPoint Valuation Station and bring your most prized possession or a favorite previous Randolph Street Market purchase to discover its true worth.

In addition to one free valuation per attendee, WorthPoint will offer free two-day memberships to the first 100 Market attendees. The next 100 attendees will receive a 30 day free trial for WorthPoint’s new Marks & Library platform that contains more than 50,000 makers’ marks and hallmarks across all principle categories, as well as e-content on a wide range of collecting topics.

“We are extremely excited to be part of the esteemed Randolph Street Market season opening festival,” said Will Seippel, founder and CEO of WorthPoint. “WorthPoint’s core mission is in enabling the antique, art and vintage collectible industry through providing quality data to educate both shoppers and sellers. In many ways, WorthPoint is the ‘Bloomberg of the antiques and collectibles industry’, so it is great to be partnered with Randolph Street Market who is known as the ‘Barneys of Vintage’.

The Randolph Street Market’s is a must-attend, European-style, indoor and outdoor market that returns with a bang this weekend with more than 250 high-quality, one of a kind sellers. Expect 15,000 fashionistas, designophiles, antique and art collectors to flock to Chicago’s West Loop for value-priced “finds” and hours of shopping and entertainment. Voted as Time Out Chicago’s “Best Recurring Market” in 2011, and featured on Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, Lucky Magazine and more, the Randolph Street Market Festival is considered “a mecca of cool”, “the best hot spot for antiquing”, “the best Chicago venue for people watching”, and “the Barneys of Vintage.”

“We are so thrilled to have a powerhouse partner like WorthPoint to help inform our customers of the value of pieces previously purchased at one of our Markets,” said Sally Schwartz, founder of the Randolph Street Market. “The biggest question we get every day, in our office and at the Market, is ‘what's this worth?’ Now, shoppers can get the answers they've been waiting for regarding their most prized possessions, directly on-site!”

The WorthPoint Corporation suite of offerings consists of WorthPoint.com, an online resource for researching and valuing antiques, art and collectibles; 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION RANDOLPH STREET MARKET

WHAT:
Randolph Street Market

WHEN:
SEASON OPENER
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 27 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Free Appraisals both days: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

WHERE:
Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall, 1340 W. Washington Street, Chicago
Outdoors from 1350 Block West Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada & Ogden

PRICE:
Discount General Admission Tickets purchased online: $8
Saturday Sunday General Admission at door: $10
Student tickets w/ ID: $3/online, $5 at door
Early Buy: $20/online, $25 at door
*Free furniture delivery in Chicago

NEW IN 2012: Every paid admission gets a $5 or $10 shopping voucher good toward purchases. For more information, visit http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com.

PARKING:    
Valet, street parking, and complimentary Market parking in the Leslie Hindman parking lot (1338 W. Lake Street).

FOR INFO: randolphstreetmarket.com, call (312) 666-1200 or info(at)magepilots(dot)com

About WorthPoint    
Founded in 2007, WorthPoint Corporation is an international, online information and media company that has quickly become the world’s largest resource for researching art, antiques and collectibles. The company’s core feature is Worthopedia® — a vast database of sales records and images for 100+ million items that have been aggregated from eBay, virtual marketplaces and leading auction houses. In 2012, WorthPoint was named to the OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies List in the On-Demand Software category and it won the About.com 2012 Readers Choice Award - deemed the Best Resource for Collectors! In 2011, WorthPoint Corporation was named one of the top 100 private technology companies in the mid-Atlantic region on the Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic list. The company has offices in Atlanta, Ga. and Dublin, Ohio.

About Image Pilots
Recognized as the Midwest’s premier market organizers, Image Pilots productions are a favorite destination for merchandisers, decorators, fashionistas and style setters from around the globe. Click here to be added to customer mailing list. Email info@imagepilots.com or call 312- 666-1200 for more information.

The Randolph Street Market Festival group of events are internationally recognized European-style indoor and outdoor markets in Chicago’s West Loop district. Each event features 75-200 select purveyors of high quality, value-priced “finds,” offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of shopping and entertainment. Voted as Time Out Chicago’s “Best Recurring Market” in 2011, and featured on Travel & Leisure, the NY Times, Lucky Magazine and more, the Randolph Street Market Festival is considered “a mecca of cool”, “the best hot spot for antiquing”, “the best Chicago venue for people watching”, and “the Barney’s of Vintage”. Celebrity designer Nate Berkus says, “I love this market…the quality is incredible!” For more information, and 2012 show dates, visit http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com.

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