RWCS Convention in 10 weeks – Hot News Here

ATTENTION MEMBERS!

ONLY 10 WEEKS UNTIL CONVENTION!

2011 Convention – July 7-9 – “Stirring up the Memories” is in full swing. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ALREADY REGISTERED and/or ordered your 2011 Commemorative!

For those of you already planning on attending the Convention or have already order your commemorative, here are some reminders and updates.

REMINDER, MAY 15TH DEADLINES:

SELLERS TABLE REQUESTS – $45 EACH

AUCTION LOTTERY FORM – LIMITED SPACES

EVENTS:

3nd Annual Crock Hunt

Meatheads Brat Feed and Membership tent – Wednesday

Friday Night Picnic – Colvill Park, Meatheads Catering- BBQ Chicken and Ribs with all the fixin’s

Saturday Night Banquet – St. James Hotel

Commemorative Silent Auctions – including 35, 2 gallon crocks

Chapter Gift Basket Auction

35th Annual Convention Tile – Order Today!

Pre-orders numbers are recommended the RWCS will only have VERY LIMITED QUANITIES AVAILABLE FOR ONSITE SALES! To order a convention tile you must be registered to attend the Convention. No Tiles will be shipped.

If you have already registered for convention and would like to order a tile, you can either mail $28 to the office or call 800-977-7927 TODAY!

2011 Keynote Speaker Announcement!

Dr. Ronald Schirmer, Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato will be the 2011 Convention Keynote on primitive Minnesota Pottery. The Keynote will be Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 a.m. at Red Wing High School

NEW Young Collectors Club

Do you know a collector between the ages of 15 and 20 who is interested in history, art and collecting? Then it is time to bring them to the Convention. The Young Collectors Club is the next step following Kids View to learn about Red Wing and its wares. Events Scheduled for both Thursday and Friday contact Wendy Callicoat at crocks701@aol.com to learn more or check the RWCS Website for updates.

Keep checking the website for updates and more information as Convention draws closer for education sessions, Kids View, Special Events.

Take Action Today and SAVE! Orders placed after June 1st by mail or online after June 8th will be assessed a $5 late fee per commemorative.

1. Online using your membership number and password: www.RedWingCollectors.org
2. Call the office: 800-977-7927 (Business hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST)
3. Mail: PO BOX 50, Red Wing, MN, 55066 (
form attached)
4. Fax: 651-388-4042

Don’t let another exciting Convention pass you by!






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Over 500 Butter Crocks hit the auction block April 30th!

W. Yoder Auction.com

Directions: W. Yoder Auction Center located 3 miles West of Wautoma, WI on Hwy. 21. N2475 13th Gateway. Or 10 miles East of I39 via exit 124 (Coloma Exit).

2 Live Auctions in one day! Saturday April 30, 2011

100+ Old Guns, 20+ Duck Decoys starting at 9:00 am

500+ Butter Crocks starting at 1:00 pm

Auction #2 starting at 1:00pm: 500 Butter Crocks from many different states. All shapes, sizes and styles! If you are into collecting butter crocks, this is an auction you don’t want to miss. Red Crown Long Island City, Jamison Dairy Ohio, Otsego MI, Spring Valley Butter, Edward Brothers, Valley Farms Cottage Cheese, Sandy Butter Milwaukee, Davenport Butter bowl w/ lid, Waukesha Club Cheese, Western Dairy Co., Sodus Cottage Cheese Long Island, Corium Farm Fond du Lac, Victory Cheese, Marietta, Atwater Bros., James Rice Evansville IN, Hazel pure Chicago & NY, Four C , Kreem Rich Lonia MI, Blanton Cream PA, Newmark OK, Sam Lerner & Sons Chicago, Saddle Club Farms IL, Liberty Dairy Detroit MI, S. P. & S Co. Whitehall IL, Suamico Dairy, Redwing refrigerator jar, Bay City Dairy, Toleman Creamery, Williams Longmore & Co., Spring Valley Butter Co. IL, Carlton Co MN, Model Dairy Co., Cottage Cheese Supply co. Chicago, Northstar Creamery MN, Midwest Creamery Plymouth WI

Attend, Phone bid, Absentee bid, or BID LIVE ONLINE @ wyoderauction.com

Terms: Cash, WI Checks Only, Visa, MasterCard. – . I.D. required to register – 13% Buyers fee. 3% discount for check or cash. 5.5% sales tax. All sales final with no warranties. Announcements sale day supersede this and printed material. Not responsible for accidents.

W. Yoder Auctions

Wayne Yoder Registered Wisconsin Auctioneer #1977

N2475 13th Gateway * Wautoma, WI. 54982 Phone 920-787-5549* Cell 920-295-2644

*For more info and updates visit: wyoderauction.com*

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RWCS Launches New Young Collectors Club at 2011 Convention

NEW RWCS Young Collectors Club

 

In celebration of the 35th Annual RWCS Convention July 7-9, 2011 in Red Wing, MN, the RWCS Young Collectors Club: Continuing the Tradition……. Will make its debut.

 

Parents and Grandparents do you know a possible collector between the ages of 15-20 years old? Bring them to the RWCS Convention this summer. Young collectors can come see old friends meet new ones and learn about Red Wing.

For many years, the RWCS faced the challenge of encouraging the next generation to maintain its interest in Red Wing’s wares and the RWCS. Eleven years ago, Wendy Callicoat and Sue Jones Tagliapietra, who at the time were members of the RWCS Executive Board, developed the KidsView Educational Program at the RWCS Convention to attract a younger generation of collectors to the RWCS.
 
“This program has developed into an exceptional part of the RWCS,” Callicoat says. “We have seen many kids come to our seminars during summer Convention and enjoy the activities of KidsView, only to age out and lose interest when they graduate from the program at age 15. In years past, many of the graduates have volunteered to assist during KidsView activities.”
 
Callicoat says the new challenge has been retaining KidsView participants’ interest in collecting as they become teenagers and young adults. Therefore, new education and retention opportunities were explored, and the new program was created for young adult collectors.
 
Young collectors are encouraged to attend sessions from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 7 and 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 8, where they will develop new friendships through peer-to-peer discussion groups and hands-on activities.
 
Collectors are encouraged to bring their computers for use during the sessions. A field trip will also be taken to the Pottery Place Street Sale, so participants should bring some spending money. Young collectors who participate in this first year of the program will become a charter member of the RWCS Young Collectors Club and receive a special stoneware crock to commemorate the beginning of this adventure.
Young Collectors who attend this year will be considered Charter members of the RWCS Young Collectors. There will be special stoneware crocks distributed to collectors who attend to commemorate this special year.

Watch for more details about the schedule of events on the RWCS Website, on Facebook RWCS/ Kids View Facebook pages, or Twitter @RWPotttery. If you are interested in attending or volunteering during the new program or have a question please contact Wendy Callicoat crocks701@aol.com.

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Early Bird Special Winner – Daniel Loessin

2011 Convention

Early Bird Special Commemorative Winner

Daniel Loessin!

Red Wing, MN – Red Wing Collectors Society draws mail commemorative order as the first of eighteen specials to be given away during the 2011 Convention.

Along with the annual member only commemorative available for pre-order and during the Convention, the RWCS also produces eighteen specials that are given away at various Convention events, drawings, and awards,

Daniel Loessin is the excited winner of the first 2011 Special Commemorative.

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Early Bird Special Commemorative Drawing, April 1st

Don’t miss your chance to win ONE of the 2011 Special Commemoratives!

The Early Bird Drawing for the 2011 Special Commemorative will occur on April 1st. The drawing is open to all members who register for Convention and/or just order a commemorative. There are only 18 special commemoratives made each year – don’t miss your opportunity to win one.

The Annual Convention “Stirring up the Memories” is fast approaching, July 7-9, 2011. Pre-Registration for the 2011 Convention will be open until June 8th; you can order your commemorative and register for Convention in several ways:

1.    Online using your membership number and password: www.RedWingCollectors.org
2.    Call the office: 800-977-7927 (Business hours Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST)
3.    Mail: PO BOX 50, Red Wing, MN, 55066
4.    Fax: 651-388-4042

Don’t have a form? Click here to download!

Also here are a few reminders as you make your 2011 Convention Plans!

  1. Auction Submission and Show and Sale Table deadline is May 15th
  2. Display Tables still available
  3. Consider Volunteering at the 2011 Convention
  4. Send your photos to help us bring back the memories!

Don’t miss out! Take advantage pre-registration and standard commemorative pricing today!

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Many Reports of Strong Sales at Red Wing MidWinter GetTogether

DES MOINES, IA – More than 300 Red Wing collectors once again braved snowy roads to attend the Red Wing Collectors Society (RWCS) MidWinter GetTogether, held Feb. 11-13 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Des Moines, IA.

Many sellers reported improved sales over last year’s event – perhaps a sign that the market for good Red Wing stoneware and art pottery is recovering along with the rest of the economy. Collectors started arriving as early as Wednesday, Feb. 9 to buy and sell Red Wing, but the event officially kicked off with a reception on the evening of Friday, Feb. 11. The theme of this year’s event was “Hillbilly Hoedown”, and many members dressed the part for a knee-slappin’ good time.

This year’s keynote speaker was RWCS Member Larry Birks, who’s made it his mission to educate fellow collectors about the fake advertising stoneware that has been showing up at auctions, antique shops, shows and flea markets in recent years.

“There are a few unscrupulous people out there who are placing new advertising stamps on old stoneware and passing it off as the real thing,” Birks explains. “While we might not be able to stop these pieces from being made, we can prevent people from getting fooled into buying them by helping them learn how to identify them.”

Birks has created a list of known fakes that includes photos; it can be viewed on the RWCS website at www.redwingcollectors.org/images/stories/Home/stoneware_fakes_feb11.pdf

Several educational sessions followed the keynote presentation, including Red Wing Dinnerware Paper Items by Larry Roschen and Terry Moe; a discussion on the salt glaze process by Bob Downs of Maple City Pottery; and a presentation from RWCS Executive Director Stacy Wegner on how to follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter. Other educational seminar topics included Red Wing bowls by Marleen Dinklage and news from the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation.

About 20 kids attended the event with their parents, and they enjoyed participating in the KidsView educational activities. This year, the kids got to decorate a 35 gallon crock made by Maple City Pottery to help commemorate the 35th RWCS Annual Convention, which is taking place this summer. The crock will be glazed and fired before it appears in Red Wing for the Convention, where it will be auctioned off to generate funds for the KidsView program.

The always popular Saturday Show & Sale was followed by an independently sponsored auction, which was once again conducted by Richard and Todd Houghton of Houghton’s Auction Services of Red Wing, Minn. This year’s auction featured a wide variety of pieces for every collector’s taste, including stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery.

The auction started off with a bang, with the first item being a large Red Wing art pottery vase designed by Charles Murphy. It drew a winning bid of $1,500. Another of the top items in this year’s auction was a stoneware cow & calf that generated a $2,300 winning bid. More than 20 lots of Red Wing dinnerware with the Lanterns pattern totaled in at $430.
The MidWinter GetTogether is a precursor to the national RWCS Convention held every July since 1977 in Red Wing, Minn. This year’s event, which is the 35th Annual Convention, July 7-9, will attract thousands of collectors to Red Wing for a week of educational meetings, auctions, buying, selling and fun for the whole family.
The Red Wing Collectors Society was founded in 1977 in Red Wing, Minn. and is devoted to educating people about all American pottery. There are more than 4,000 members worldwide. The Red Wing Potteries had diverse pottery lines that included stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery. Annual membership costs only $25. For more information or to become a member, call the RWCS business office at 800-977-7927, e-mail membership@redwingcollectors.org or log on to www.redwingcollectors.org.

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Celebrating Monmouth, IL Pottery on the Square

Join Us for “Pottery on the Square”
Celebrating Monmouth, Illinois’ historic tradition of creating quality stoneware and pottery is the idea behind our annual Pottery on the Square Swap Meet event on June 25th, 2011 starting at 8:00am and running until noon, on Monmouth’s Public Square. Activities will include a pottery and stoneware swap meet, pottery demonstration, pottery auction, and window displays of rare pottery pieces.

The pottery/stoneware consignment auction will begin at 10:00am. The public is welcome to bring vintage items the day of the event for the auction or can register them ahead of time and have them advertised on the auctioneer’s website www.burnsauctionservice.com. Auction fees are 10% for a sale, 3% no sale, and $5 per item or set check in fee. Swap meet and consignment auction participants are not limited to Illinois pottery, but pottery items must be vintage.

The pottery appraisal clinic will begin at 8:30am, where knowledgeable Illinois pottery collectors will be on hand to examine pieces of Illinois pottery brought by the public. Rare items have been seen at the appraiser’s booth and it is exciting to see what prized item might show up.

In conjunction with the event the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce is offering to the public an opportunity to purchase a handcrafted limited-edition, blue spongeware water cooler replica that is molded after an existing original blue spongeware miniature Monmouth Pottery Co. water cooler. Like the original Monmouth Pottery Company mini water cooler, this water cooler is hand turned. The replica, created at Maple City Pottery, measures approximately 4 inches tall and 3 wide. Stamped on the side is “Monmouth Pottery Co, Monmouth, ILL” in black. The Maple City Pottery logo is impressed on the bottom. Also included is a miniature non-functional spigot to make the water cooler look complete. Orders are currently being taken for the Monmouth Pottery Company water cooler, that will be available the day of the event. The deadline for orders is May 16th, 2011, and they are priced at $35. Shipping charges vary based on quantity.

Monmouth Pottery Company was formed on February 1, 1893. They manufactured all kinds of stoneware and survived a few plant fires. Monmouth Pottery Company used their name on their products in different fonts and different designs along with various logos. Then on November 29, 1905 Monmouth Pottery Company was sold and by 1906 was merged with six other pottery companies to form Western Stoneware.

For more information on the event or the commemorative Monmouth Pottery Company water cooler please contact the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 309-734-3181 or e-mail maccdir@maplecity.com. You may also go to the tourism page of the Chamber’s website, www.monmouthilchamber.com.

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RWCS releases Convention Tile

Red Wing Collectors Society

Release Convention Tile

As the RWCS did for the 30th Annual Convention, we have commissioned a tile to mark a Convention milestone—this time the 35th Annual event. Manufactured by Door Pottery in Madison, Wis., this beautifully designed 4-inch by 4-inch hand-crafted clay tile incorporates the Birchleaf decoration and the Convention years.

All Society members can pre-order the tile for $28 each via the registration form or online. Order yours today to guarantee receiving it! A limited supply will be available for purchase at Convention for $35.

These tiles were a hit in 2007; the limited supply for sale at Convention sold out quickly and we expect the same to happen this year.

Frames for this tile and the 30th Anniversary tile are also available:

FOR SALE: Quarter-sawn oak frame custom-made for displaying your 35th Annual Convention Tile – only $29.50!  Save on shipping – free delivery to Convention. Additional tile frames available:  4×8 $35.50, 4×6 $31.50, 6×6 $37.50, 6×8 $39.50 and 8×8 $41.50. Call or email: John Mathews 608-764-1454 dovetail@live.com.

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