Antique Helper Express Auction

October 20th, 2010 by

Antique Helper announces Antique Helper Express Auctions.

Sales are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 10am – 2pm.

Preview images are posted on the preceding Friday for each sale.

(Indianapolis, Indiana) Dan Ripley’s Antique Helper announces a new weekday format for discovery auctions. The focus will be short, four-hour uncataloged sales with an emphasis on furniture and decorative items. The four-hour auction format is a new innovation that Dan Ripley has devised as a means to make the auction experience more attractive to newcomers and those who have limited time on their hands. “It’s a win-win situation,” says Ripley. “People can come to an Express auction, have a good time, bid on quality merchandise and know that the sale has a concrete end time.”

Dan Ripley acknowledges that people with limited schedules don’t always have the time to commit to an all-day sale. Express auctions will be especially attractive to parents with school age children and individuals with little free time. Given Antique Helper’s convenient location, close to Broad Ripple, Meridian Kessler and North side communities, auction goers will have the ability to arrive at a reasonable time and get home before rush hour. “It’s an easy in, easy out kind of auction day,” says Ripley. “The schedule eliminates the stress of waiting to see if the item a buyer wants will come up for bidding before they have to leave to make it for car line or an afternoon appointment.”

Offered as an alternative to grabbing a cup of coffee at a local eatery with friends, Antique Helper Express auctions will offer auction goers the chance to socialize and enjoy coffee and breakfast treats while enjoying the excitement of acquisition. Antique Helper staff hopes to attract a new audience to these sales. “This is a great opportunity for folks who are new to the auction world to get their feet wet and learn about buying at auction in a non-threatening environment,” says Dan Ripley. Adding to the appeal, there will be contests and give-aways, including tickets to Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “Many people don’t understand what an untapped resource an auction can be,” says Ripley. “Our goal is to get people with families through our door. We hope to educate them and present the opportunity to buy pieces that are both fun and functional.”

“Auctions are a great way to find items to update and upgrade your interior, says Antique Helper staffer and passionate re-decorator, Andrea Hastings. “You can get everything from art for your walls to furniture and dishes.” The Antique Helper Express auctions offer plenty of decorative items, furniture and area rugs. Hastings continues: “Sales formats like this have been a staple in major metropolitan areas for years. Now Indianapolis residents can discover what New York housewives have known for years.”

Antique Helper will hold its first Antique Helper Express Auction on Tuesday, October 12. The doors will open at 9 AM, and the auction will run from 10 AM to 2 PM.. Given the bulk of consignments that come through the doors, Ripley has decided to offer these sales twice monthly, one the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

For more information about Antique Helper Express Auctions, visit www.antiquehelper.com.

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