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About Our Founder

Our story begins with a poor kid from Mississippi who turned his fascination with "old stuff" into a business while still a teenager in the 1970s. With $400 borrowed from a local coin shop owner (who knew him as a regular customer and saw something special in the young man) Jon built a successful business in antiques and collectibles. As business grew, he expanded into publishing books and price guides for fellow collectors. But Jon was never one to rest on his laurels — he had a vision for something new and unique.

An early "electronic publisher"

In the late 1990s, he registered iGuide.net as a web domain and began migrating his vast database of collectibles knowledge to the fast-growing Internet. Over time, Jon's dream of creating a "new kind of price guide" unlike any other began to come into focus. With bespoke appraisals and cutting edge data analytics, his vision for a pricing engine took shape. The iGuide team worked tirelessly to challenge the status quo and push the envelope of what accurate pricing data means. And now, after years of research and hard work, iGuide.net has emerged with a new brand of innovation and creativity in the world of pricing knowledge. While our techniques may be new, our dedication and passion for accuracy is unrivaled. Join us as we continue to push the limits of what it means to be a knowledgeable collector — the journey is just beginning.

About our founder

Jon has been involved in the antiques and collectibles industry since the 1970s. He started his business as a teenager, owning a rare stamp business called "Rarities, Inc.", and opened his first retail shop at age 18. He has been buying, selling, and appraising rare coins and collectibles for decades, even before the Internet.

Warren is an internationally recognized expert in the field of antiques and collectibles, having authored numerous price guides, including "Warren's Movie Poster Price Guide," "The Official Price Guide to Paperback Books," and "Wizard: The Guide to Comics." He served as the senior price guide editor for Wizard Magazine, Toyfare Magazine, and Inquest magazine from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that, he was the senior editor of The Overstreet Update, a price guide for collectors of rare comic books.

In addition to his books, Warren has also provided certified appraisal services for many important collections, including the Movie Memorabilia Collection of Michael Wayne, son of legendary actor John Wayne. He has worked as a consultant for Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, TX and others.

Warren is the founder of several companies in the collectibles industry, including 2nd Markets Corporation, Soldster, and iGuide. These platforms provide services for buying, selling, and appraising antiques, art, coins, old currency, knives, movie memorabilia, rare comic books, vintage collectibles, and memorabilia of all kinds.

Jon graduated summa cum laude from Bryan College with a degree in Business Administration: Informational Management, and magna cum laude with a degree in Computer Science. He is a member of The Project Management Institute and The American Society of Appraisers.
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