Antique Helper Celebrates 8th Anniversary as Former Business Partners Come Together to Launch Enhanced Online Auction Experience

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Small Box Web Design launches the new, offering visitors a modern-day online auction experience.

Online Auction pioneers Antique Helper are celebrating 8 years in business and the launch of their new website. The new offers visitors a modern, Web 2.0 experience with a streamlined home page and many new features including a blog offering advice and expert research. To develop the new site Dan Ripley, owner of Antique Helper, reached out to his former business partner Jeb Banner and his Web design firm Small Box. The result is a perfect blend of information and access. Providing visitors 10,000s of searchable auction results with just a click.

Antique Helper has been a leader in online auctions since being one of the first companies to sign on with eBay Live Auctions in 2002. This strategic move propelled the company's growth and attracted quality consignments from collectors and estates around the world. In addition to being the go-to auction house for buying and consigning Italian Glass, Antique Helper has also established themselves as a consistently vibrant auction venue for Mission to Modern Design, Toy, Costume Jewelry and Art auctions.

Antique Helper's new website offers a user-friendly and clean interface. Visitors can easily browse and bid on the full range of offerings in upcoming auctions, as well as view past auction items, complete with detailed product images and item descriptions. The site also offers several integrated functions to streamline buyer and seller communications, refining the bidding/seller processes.

Dan Ripley, President of Antique Helper states, "We've been the best online auction house in Indiana since 2002, and elevating our website's design and function to create an even better experience for our users just advances us further as a leader in national and international auction markets."

Looking forward Antique Helper is confident in continued growth in a challenging marketplace. With many baby boomers looking to downsize Dan Ripley sees Antique Helper perfectly positioned to offer estate consultation. In fact, the new Antique Helper website offers an appraisal section where a visitor can upload a picture of their antique or collectible for a free evaluation. The site also has many helpful tips for downsizing.

"There's going to be a flood of antiques and collectibles hitting the market in upcoming years" says owner Dan Ripley, "It's really important that estates downsize intelligently. Our job is to guide a family through the process and evaluate whether to sell items through our online catalog or at our traditional floor auction. We're unique in that we offer both services to our clients."

About Antique Helper
Offering complete auction services, for estates, collections and personal property for individuals, heirs, executors, other legal representatives and commercial clients, Antique Helper uses fully cataloged, live auctions and list sales on Artfact Live!. As an auction selling partner, Antique Helper works with such prestigious institutions as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, as well as hundreds of satisfied individual collectors and heirs.

About Small Box Web Design
Small Box Web Design was founded in 2006, providing professional websites, search engine optimization, Internet marketing and new media services for businesses and organizations in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. The company delivers integrated solutions for businesses to capitalize on new media as well as traditional marketing channels. To learn more please visit us on the web at

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