iGuide is a searchable price guide to art, antiques, collectibles, memorabilia and other things of value. Basically, iGuide is millions of web pages,
each devoted to an individual object. Dozens of categories are included, from art to antiques, from action figures to baseball cards, comic books to movie posters, zippo lighters, and everything in between.
And the database grows daily, thanks to its open source framework and the freedom for any user to contribute. New pages are added daily.
Here at iGuide.net, we try to help you answer the question, "What's it worth?" iGuide empowers you with price information. iGuide gives you an edge. You'll buy smarter, and sell smarter.
A growing list of free online apps are being launched, each with a goal to make it easier to create inventory labels, launch items to eBay or other marketplaces, inventory your collection, quickly find a buyer, and more.
The goal of iGuide is to be the #1 source of pricing information on the internet and to be the Wikipedia of Art, Antiques, Collectibles and Memorabilia. Through iGuide, members can identify, authenticate, and
appraise tangible assets. iGuide's mission is to provide a single resource for current market values of objects of value.
Through iGuide's open source framework, and its strategic partnerships with recognized experts and the collecting community at large, we will build and maintain searchable price guides in
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iGuide has several unique features found on no other site. Here are a few:
Rarity Rating - 1 to 5 stars (from Trash to Treasure) - the Rarity Rating is an insight into how rare an item is. Users can "vote" and iGuide averages the votes. Our Subject Matter Experts assign a preliminary rating in most cases, but the collector community is in
control of the final vote. The vote can change over time based on input from collectors.
Demand Rating - 1 to 5 stars (from Low to Extremely High) - the Demand Rating is a look at the collector demand for an item. Users can "vote" and iGuide averages the votes. As with the Rarity Rating, our Subject Matter Experts assign a preliminary rating and
the collector community has input via the voting mechanism.
Liquidity Rating - A+ to F - the LIQUIDITY RATING is like a TRASH or TREASURE report card grade for the liquidity of an item (in other words, how quickly it should sell). An A+ rated item is a very good investment with high demand and strong liquidity, an F rated item is a very poor investment with very low demand, basically trash (in the opinion of iGuide's Board of Advisors).
Who Started iGuide?
iGuide is the brainchild of Jon R. Warren and was founded in January,
1999. This is not Warren's first foray into providing pricing information to collectors. He is an internationally recognized antiques and collectibles expert, authoring
numerous price guides, including THe Overstreet Update, Wizard: The Guide to Comics, The Official Price Guide to Paperback Books, Warren's Movie Poster Price Guide, and many others. He was 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 market research guide for collectors of rare comic books. He was the Vice President of Market Research for an 8-million dollar venture capital funded website, Wizardworld.com,
in 2000 and 2001 (it died in the dotcom crash). He was Publisher of Collecting Hollywood Magazine and Comics Source Magazine from 1992-1997. He has worked as a consultant for Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, TX and provided certified appraisal services for
many great collections, including the Movie Memorabilia Collection of Michael Wayne, son of John Wayne.
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Books written or published by Jon R. Warren