2008 Convention Display Winners Posted

Annual July Convention Display Winners Posted


The 2008 Display room was packed with a number of spectacular members displays from stoneware to art pottery.

Congratulations to those members who created such wonderful displays this year.

Special Thanks to Glenn Beall who has passed the management of the Display room in 2009 to his daughter Laura Beall after being elected as Education Manager for the RWCS.

For those members who are interested in display next year and your chance to win the 2009 special commemorative please watch for information in the February 2009 issue of the RWCS Newsletter.

Remember no display to small!

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Wolverine Chapter Launches Website

Wolverine Chapter now Online


The Wolverine Chapter (Michigan) launched their official website today. Their new site features all the exciting new of their chapter including commemoratives, meeting information, and chapter history.

Take a look and check out the great hard work by Char Ackerman, Bernie Banet and the other Chapter members that made this site possible.

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Siouxland Chapter announces fall meeting

Autumn Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 2008
12 Noon
The Members of the Siouxland RedWingers will be gathering for their Fall meeting at the Valiant Vineyards Winery, in Vermillion, South Dakota.

The meeting will begin at 12 noon with a buffet lunch at $10 per person. RSVP is required 48 hours before the event. Please contact Julie Ellen Beall for reservations and directions at 712-644-2256 or gbeall@loganet.net

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RWCS Foundation Street Sale is On!

RWCS Foundation

Sunday Outdoor Antique Show

July 6, 2008 from Sunrise until 4pm

The annual RWCS Foundation Sunday Outdoor Antique Show is on. One 20 x 20 spot is only $50 and this fee is a tax deductible donation to the Foundation. If a 20×20 is just too big for you their are 10 x 20 spot for $25.

In addition to the space rental if you need to rent a table they are $10 each and chairs are $1. Contact Diane Hallstrom by, Wednesday, July 2nd to reserve a spot and request tables and chairs.

Diane Hallstrom cell phone is: 612-247-9876.


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Education Sessions and KidsView information available

Available for Download

Education Sessions and Kids View Program

The 2008 Annual Convention Education Sessions for Friday, July, 11 is now available for download on the Event Page for the Convention!

Terry Speedy, Education Manager has put together a jam packed schedule of Education Sessions for Friday, July 11, with everything from Recent Dump Finds, Ebb Tide Dinnerware, Mini Jugs and Stoneware Mugs and so much more.

Guest Presenter: Leanne Knott, GIS Specialist,City of Red Wing, will be discussing the Red Wing Pottery District then and now. She will show photograhy on how the area has changed.

Also available is information on the two day Kids View Program on Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11 during the Convention.

Sue Jones Tagliapietra and Wendy Callicoat, Kids View Chairs, have created a very exciting schedule for kids attending Convention. In addition, to the Kids Only Auction and Make Your Own Stoneware the kids are going to become Red Wing Stoneware workers. They will recreating advertising, lunch hour, and special order pieces. Click here to learn more.

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Stoneware & Petroliana Auction

A Division of United Country Beloit Auction Service, Inc.


The Jim & Julie Martin Collection

Sun., June 29 – 10:30 A.M.

8727 E. Avalon Rd. – Avalon, WI

Preview: Sat., June 28 – 10-5

The Martins, nationally respected collectors of Red Wing, Western, & other select stoneware & Petroliana, are downsizing & moving. This Auction’s filled with hundreds of outstanding pieces from their collection.

Can’t make it to the Auction? Join us, bid live on-line with Proxibid.com, or use our courtesy absentee bidder service.

Directions: From I-90 at exit 177 (Avalon Rd.) in Janesville, WI, go E 5-½ miles to Auction Center. From I-43 exit N at Hwy. 140 (Clinton, WI) & go N 5-½ miles to Avalon Rd. Turn W to Auction Center.

Lunch Available – Air Conditioned Auction Facility – Comfort Station on Site

Terms: Cash, approved check, Visa, M/C, Discover, or Debit. 12% buyer’s fee.

17% buyer’s fee for on-line purchases.

2% discount for cash, check, or Debit.

Shipping & internet bidding terms listed on Proxibid.com.

www.beloitauction.com & www.avalonauctioncenter.com toll free 877-364-1965 or 608-755-1802.



Registered Wisconsin Auctioneers Richard Ranft #237 , Bill Perkins #1956, Dan McKee #1830



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Red Wing Pottery Museum announces Fundraiser

Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser

for the Red Wing Pottery Museum

Where: The Red Wing Pottery Museum

When: Wednesday, July 9, 8 pm to 10 pm

The RWCS Foundation has planned a Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser for the Red Wing Pottery Museum.

Come and enjoy good food, friends and music on the evening of Wednesday, July of Convention Week to benefit the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Wine sampling and hors d’euvres will be served, a 4-piece band will provide the entertainment and some "one of a kind" items will be up for auction that evening and Dick Houghton has graciously offered to call the oral auction.

The admission for this event is your donation of a piece of stoneware, dinnerware or art pottery for the upcoming fundraising auction.

Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation’s Pottery Museum Fall Auction on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Grandpa’s Garage in Cannon Falls, Minn.

The RWCS Foundation would appreciate all donated pieces to be high quality, mint condition pieces with 100 percent of the auction proceeds going to the Red Wing Pottery Museum. Dick Houghton will again be auctioning off the items for free and Grandpa’s Garage has donated the venue for this fundraising event.

Indigo and the Bald Eagles have graciously donated their time and talents to play their Dixieland Jazz all evening as entertainment. The RWCS Foundation hopes to see you there!

Call Diane Hallstrom at 612-247-9879 for more information.

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Nebraska RedWingers announce Chapter Meeting

Nebraska RedWingers

Chapter Meeting

July 7th 2008

Nebraska Chapter President, Steve Splittgerber announces the chapter will meet shortly before the 2008 Convention (July 10-12) at the Wilderness Lodge in Fremont, NE. The address is 1220 East 23rd St (23rd & Yager St.)

Visitors are always welcome to come and meet with your fellow Red Wing Collectors.

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RWCS Featured on Antique Trader Pod Cast

RWCS Interview with Noah Fleisher, Antique Trader

Red Wing Collectors Society Executive Director, Stacy Wegner was interviewed by Antique Trader, Editor Noah Fleisher.

During the interview Wegner and Fliesher discuss the history of the Red Wing Potteries, the RWCS Society and the exciting news about collecting Red Wing. In addition’ to insight by RWCS Executive Director, Stacy Wegner the podcast will also include a interview with RWCS Newsletter Editor and Member, Rick Natynski.

Also, this week Antique Trader unveiled their new website. The RWCS Pod Cast is located both on the rotating front page leader board and the Antique Trade website NEW multimedia section. Visit www.AntiqueTrader.com multimedia grey box on the right hands side to hear the RWCS Pod Cast today.


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