April 2011 Issue
Schmidgall Auction Services, Inc.
Estate of Wally & Irene Adams Estate
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
OVER 300 PIECES OF STONEWARE!
Auction will be held at Ron Schmidgall’s Auction Barn, located 2 miles North of Goodfield, IL on Rt.#117, then west ¼ mi., on Cooper Road (Goodfield is at Exit 112 on I-74, between Peoria & Bloomington, Il)
Early Bird Special Commemorative Winner
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.
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!
Don’t miss out! Take advantage pre-registration and standard commemorative pricing today!
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.
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:
Red Wing Collectors Society Releases List of Stoneware Fakes
by Larry Birks
Red Wing, MN – Red Wing Collectors Society member Larry Birks was the keynote presenter at the 2011 MidWinter GetTogether in Des Moines, IA last weekend. Birks has spent over a year researching and documenting stoneware fakes found by himself, other RWCS members, antique shops, and auction houses.
The RWCS and Birks felt it was important to publish his list of fakes along with photo examples and a PDF that anyone can download.
If anyone finds additional stoneware fakes, please email the photos and information to the RWCS executive director, Stacy Wegner, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are just two weeks away from our boot slappin’ good time at MidWinter. Come early so you are ready for the Hoot’in Nanny Hoe Down in the ballroom Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss:
Here are some tips and information to check out before heading out on the back roads for Des Moines!