WHAT’S IT WORTH?

Worthpoint

Bob’s new favorite TV show is “Pawn Stars,” and now he’s discovered a website that will put a price on stuff you’d like to sell them.

It’s Worthpoint.com, and it bills itself as the largest price guide in the world for antiques and collectibles. (We can’t verify this.) The site has over 70 million prices gathered from eBay, GoAntiques, TIAS (The Internet Antique Shop) and the world’s leading auction houses.

They also feature a “Worthologist” (what an awful term) who is available to answer questions. The featured Worthologist is Maggie Turnipseed (no, we’re not kidding). She started out collecting Art Nouveau hat pins and will tell you all about it. Her opinion was free but for $20, you can ask a “certified” expert what your treasure is worth. (Who certifies experts in collectibles? We think the people who do this may be certifiable.)

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