WorthPoint Names Antiquarian Book Expert Michael Slicker to its Team of Worthologists

. August 3, 2008

ATLANTA – WorthPoint Corporation has named Michael Slicker, owner of Lighthouse Books in St. Petersburg, Florida, to its team of Worthologists — men and women with expertise in and a passion for art, antiques and collectibles.

Michael has been in the antiquarian book business for more than 35 years. The owner of Lighthouse Books in St. Petersburg, Michael is one of about 450 qualified members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and its affiliate, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. He was also the founding president of the Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association.

Michael participates as a vendor in many book fairs, antiques shows, map fairs and related events each year. He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of old books and maps, has contributed articles to periodicals, and has served as an appraiser for a number of charity auctions. He serves as Chairman of the annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, the oldest and largest antiquarian book fair in the Southeast.

Collections that Michael has appraised are now a part of more than fifty college, university and museum libraries across the country.

“We now have nearly 40 Worthologists on board and hope to add as many as 100 more during the coming year,” says WorthPoint Founder and CEO Will Seippel. “Our Worthologists are instrumental in building our online community of like-minded collectors and dealers.

“We are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from people who want to become Worthologists,” Seippel says. “We thoroughly check each applicant’s background and qualifications and require each to abide by a strict conflict-of-interest code. We are committed to creating a safe online site where collectors can share their passion for collecting and find unbiased expert advice on the items they want to buy or sell.”

For more information about WorthPoint and to find out how to become a Worthologist — visit the WorthPoint Web site at www.worthpoint.com and click on “Worthologists.”

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