8-Year-Old WorthPoint Fan Gives Antique Valuations at the Topanga Vintage Market Young Expert Provides Free Valuations in L.A. every Month using WorthPoint Mobile App
ATLANTA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 8-year-old Connor McCrory, known as "America's Youngest Picker," will be giving free antiques and collectibles valuations using the WorthPoint Mobile App at the Topanga Vintage Market—home to more than 180 of Los Angeles's top vintage vendors, plus art, crafts, music and food trucks—on April 27, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif.
Connor has been using the WorthPoint (www.worthpoint.com) app for several months to discern the value of antique and collectible items for both his personal shopping excursions and for his new business, Estate Sales by Conner (www.estatesalesbyconnor.com). The 3rd-grader has been contracted to run two estate sales over the last six months, including one this last weekend in Shadow Hills, Calif., for an Emmy Award-nominated screenwriter. Connor was also recently featured on The Queen Latifah Show and on ABC7 News in Los Angeles.
"I love selling at the Topanga Vintage Market. There are a lot of nice people that come to buy and don't haggle too badly," Connor says. "Lori (Rotblatt) and Patrice (Curedale), who own the market, are very nice. They send people over to meet me and I sometimes give them appraisals on jewelry and vintage toys, especially Barbies." Connor has already amassed a fairly extensive vintage Barbie collection.
Connor has been attending estate sales, flea markets and antique shows with his parents for several years, gaining knowledge and experience about the antiques trade beyond his years. He and his mother began selling at small booths in a few Los Angeles-area flea and antique markets but says he would not have been able to make such a huge step as opening his estate sales business without relying upon WorthPoint's Worthopedia—the largest online price guide of more than 200 million sales records. Connor uses an iPad, given to him by WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel, to identify and price the items in the estate through the WorthPoint mobile application.
The Topanga Vintage Market (www.topangavintagemarket.com) is held every fourth Sunday at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. The April 27 event will mark the Market's second anniversary. Admission is $2 and children 12 and younger get in free.
"Connor is such an exceptional person. He has so much knowledge and poise at such a young age," says Patrice Curedale, co-owner of the Topanga Vintage Market. "Connor and his mom, Aimee, have been selling at Topanga Vintage Market since last year. We are really excited that he will now offer our vintage shoppers free appraisals using the WorthPoint app. It's a perfect blend of high-tech and antiques."
WorthPoint (www.WorthPoint.com), founded in 2007, is an online information company that has become one of the world's leading resources for researching and valuing art, antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint's suite of products includes the Worthopedia™ (www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia), a database of the sales records for more than 200 million items, aggregated from virtual marketplaces and leading auctions houses, Marks and Library (www.marksandlibrary.com), an online resource that includes digitalized books on antiques and collectibles, as well as examples and information about makers' marks, and GoAntiques (http://www.goantiques.com), the oldest, most established online marketplace for buying and 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, Ga.
The Topanga Vintage Market (www.topangavintagemarket.com) is held every fourth Sunday at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. and features more than 180 vendors of all manner of antiques and vintage goods, from furniture and home accessories to fashion, memorabilia and jewelry, plus a select group of two dozen artists and artisans. For more information and 2014 show dates, visit www.topangavintagemarket.com/visit/.
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