iCollector, GoAntiques form alliance

DUBLIN, Ohio — Ableauctions.com has announced that its subsidiary, iCollector, has partnered with GoAntiques to broadcast the latter company’s auctions via eBay Live Auctions. “GoAntiques’ focus is to provide the highest level of visibility to the art, antiques and collectibles dealers who sell merchandise through our services,” said Jim Kamnikar, president and CEO of GoAntiques. “We chose iCollector to assist us in this continuing effort …”

GoAntiques began in 1994, originally as Antique Networking Inc. The company was founded as an Internet technology company providing an online location where dealers, collectors, auctioneers and other antiques professionals could share information and shop. Over the years, Antique Networking was merged and integrated with a number of related companies and properties including GoAntiques, BuyCollectibles, Kaleden.com, Acguide.com and WhatICollect.com. Under the present GoAntiques brand, the firm represents one of the Internet’s largest single-source locations for fixed-price antiques, live auctions and antiques marketing resources.

Its acquisition strategy has enabled GoAntiques to push antique listings to sites viewed by millions of buyers through Internet channels and sales venues that include Yahoo Shopping, AOL and Google.