Antiques and Collectibles Websites
The list below provides links to online sources of information dealing with antiques and collectibles. Many of the links are to other lists of related links, many take you to commercial sites where you can buy or sell an item, and others offer information on collecting, terminology, makers, and prices.
Auction Records & Price Guides
- Art Databases
Only available at CLP-Main, our subscription databases include Invaluable (formerly ArtFact) and Artnet.com which contain auction records.
- American Society of Appraisers
- International Society of Appraisers
- Appraisers Association of America
Indexes, Directories, and Other Online Information
Antiques and the Arts Online
"The nation's leading newspaper and source of information on antiques and the arts."
Extremely popular auction site for collectors of all kinds.
An antiques and collectibles expert, Harry Rinker has an informative site, including question and answer columns and places to go for further research.
Online information from Ralph and Terry Kovel, a leading name in the antiques market for many years.
National Auctioneers Association
Includes a database of NAA Member Auctioneers, plus other information about the organization.
Christie's includes sales information, lists of auction catalogues, and other information about the company.
Dargate Auction Galleries
Dargate Auction Galleries is an auction house here in Pittsburgh.
Sotheby's has similar information to Christie's, but also includes a live auction house.
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
This Digital Library from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, contains links to electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums and research facilities for the study of decorative arts.
General Sites of Use to the Collector
Carnegie Museum of Art
The major art museum in Pittsburgh.