Red Wing Pottery Road Show Announced

Red Wing Pottery Road Show

Sunday, May 18th

1pm to 4pm

RED WING POTTERY MUSEUM
Pottery Place Mall, Red Wing

The RWCS Business office located in the Historic Pottery Place mall has seen a resurgence of inquiries regarding Red Wing Pottery information, both online through its “Ask the Experts” service and individual contacts through phone and email.
The RWCS website, www.RedWingCollectors.org, has always had an Ask the Experts service. This free service gives visitors to the RWCS website the opportunity to post a question, description and picture of their piece to the website for the experts to provide piece information via the website. The response is posted back to the website by RWCS member experts in stoneware, dinnerware and art pottery.
In the past several months, there has been a significant increase of contact to RWCS Business office from the local Red Wing community. Residents of Red Wing and nearby communities are contacting the office regularly with questions on value, repair, care, selling and adding pieces to their collections. These inquires are not just about the famous Red Wing Stoneware, but also dinnerware and art pottery values.
“We are receiving more calls from the greater Red Wing area then ever before with questions about pieces of Red Wing history” said Stacy Wegner, executive director.
Due to the frequency of inquires, the Red Wing Collectors Society is collaborating with its sister organization, the RWCS Foundation (The Pottery Museum) and members of the local RWCS Chapter, the Cannon Valley Collectors Club, to hold the Red Wing Pottery Road Show.
Like the famous PBS show, “Antiques Road Show,” experts from the Red Wing Collectors Society will be available to give free help in identifying pieces of Red Wing, providing production information, giving estimates for insurance purposes, and answering any other questions people may have.
Do you have a piece of Red Wing in your possession and want to know what it’s worth? Bring it to the RWCS Red Wing Pottery Road Show this May! The event is set for Sunday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. in The Pottery Museum on the 2nd floor of Pottery Place, 2000 Old West Main, Red Wing, MN.

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Siouxland Chapter Spring Meeting

Siouxland Redwingers Chapter meeting

12 April 2008

Noon

The Siouxland RedWingers Chapter meeting will be held at the Dakota Stoneware Pottery in Bushnell, South Dakatoa.

The meeting will be a potluck with our hosts providing soup at the main course. Please feel free to bring salads, breads, desserts, or side dishes. An RSVP is requested but not required.

For more information on the Siouxland Redwinters or this meeting please contact Glenn Beall or visit the Siouxland Red Wingers website.

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Wolverine Chapter Spring Meeting

Spring Meeting for Wolverine Chapter

Saturday, May 3rd

The Spring meeting will be at the home of Judy Corkins, 5366 NorthOak Road, Davison, MI.

The meeting will begin with a potluck lunch at noon with the meeting to follow. Members are encouraged to bring guests and something for show and tell.

If you are a Michigan Member of the RWCS, please join us and meet our small but enthusiastic group. For additional information or driving directions, please contact Charlotte Ackerman.


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NOW AVAILABLE – RWCS Anniversary Book

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

RWCS Anniversary Book

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Turner Publishing

Attention RWCS Members the long awaited 30th Anniversary Book published by Turner Publishing is now available for only $54.95, which includes $47.95 for the book and $7 for shipping/handling.

Members can place an order online at www.turnerpublishing.com or by calling 800-788-3350.

Limited quantities of this historic book are available so order your copy today.

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Monmouth’s Pottery Celebration announced

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 28th, 2008 starting at 8:00am. Monmouth’s history with stoneware and pottery dates back to the 1890’s and continues today with the new WS Inc. d.b.a. Western Stoneware and Maple City Pottery, both of Monmouth.
 
With the success of the pottery swap meet that was held in June of 2006 and 2007 the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce and its Pottery Event Committee is organizing the event again for 2008. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the last two year’s attendees indicating they would be interested in another event” stated Angela McElwee, Executive Director of the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. “We had attendees from 6 states, and we would like to build upon that by inviting collectors from various pottery clubs for this year’s event.”
 
Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monmouth’s Public Square, activities will include a pottery and stoneware swap meet, pottery demonstration, and window displays of rare pottery pieces. Also returning to the event this year is the pottery appraisal clinic where knowledgeable Illinois pottery collectors will be on hand to examine pieces of Illinois pottery brought by the public. According to the event Chairman, Fred Jenks, “we plan to bring back the appraisers clinic as it was popular among area residents.” A pottery/stoneware consignment auction will begin at 10:30am. The public is welcome to bring 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. Swap meet and consignment auction participants are not limited to Illinois pottery. 
 
In conjunction with the event the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce is offering to the public an opportunity to purchase a handcrafted limited- edition, three-quarter sized leaf and scroll pitcher. The pitcher will be burgundy and white and have a Burgundy “Western Stoneware” leaf logo on one side and “Pottery on the Square, June 28, 2008, Monmouth, Illinois” also in burgundy on the other side. There will be a small maple leaf on each side of the wording. A detailed embossed maple leaf will be on the bottom of the pitcher. Orders are currently being taken for the pitchers that will be available the day of the event. The deadline for orders is June 1st and they are priced at $35. Shipping charges vary based on quantity.
 
For more information on the event or the commemorative pitchers please contact the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce at 309-734-3181 or e-mail maccdir@maplecity.com

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RWCS Anniversary Book Shipments Completed

Turner Publishing Announces

RWCS Anniversary Book have been shipped to all pre-orders!

The long await RWCS Anniversary book from Turner Publishing began shipping to people who placed orders on March 19, 2008. The RWCS Business Office received notification from Turner Publishing that the books have all been shipped. If you have not received book please contact Turner Publishing directly.

A copy will be available at the RWCS Business Office should anyone like to see the finished book before ordering.

It is not to late to order a book just contact Turner Publishing. Each book is $54.90 which include the $6.95 for shipping an handling.

800-788-3350

www.TurnerPublishing.com

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NOW OPEN: Convention 2008 Registration

ATTENTION RWCS MEMBERS!
Online Registration for July Convention 2008 is now open!
Spread the word…. online registration is NOW OPEN for Convention 2008, July 10-12 in Red Wing. By using your membership number and password you can:
  • pre-register for convention
  • order commemoratives to be picked up or mailed
  • Contract for a Sellers table
  • Picnic and Banquet tickets
  • Renew your membership
If you don’t know your membership number or need a password for the website contact the RWCS Business Office email or call 800-977-7927.
We look forward to seeing you all here in July!
REMEMBER
THE EARLY BIRD DRAWING FOR THE SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE IS APRIL 1ST.

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2008 Convention Information Now available

2008 Annual Convention

Forms and Contracts available online!

The 2008 July Convention will be July 10-12, 2008 in Red Wing at the Red Wing High School. This will mark the 32nd Anniversary of the RWCS membership gathering in Red Wing.

This year the State of Minnesota is celebrating 150 years of Statehood, so our Convention is going to focus on all things Minnesota. Members are encouraged to send pictures of their Minnesota pieces to the RWCS office for the Convention Supplement.

Visit the Convention Page to learn more about this exciting event! Information on education sessions, kids view, auction, picnic and so much more!

If you have any questions regarding the RWCS Convention please contact the RWCS Business Office at membership@redwingcollectors.org or phone at 800-977-7927.

We hope to see all of you once again in Red Wing!

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MidWinter 2008 Show and Sale SOLD OUT!

Aloha RWCS Members!

The MidWinter GetTogether February 8-10.

It is with great excitement that the RWCS Business Office announces that the 2008 MidWinter Show and Sale on February 9th from 1:oopm to 4:00pm is sold out!

The MidWinter Show and Sale will have 46 sellers tables filling the room to capacity with Red Wing Stoneware, Dinnerware, and Art Pottery at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Des Moines, IA.

In addition to this jam packed Show and Sale room there will be educational sessions, Kids View, Room Sales, and auction organized by Houghton’s Auction Service. Click here to learn more about MidWinter.

It is not to late to register. Pre-registration will be open until the January 31st. RWCS Members can register by logging in to the Members Only section of website, calling the Business Office at 800-977-7927, or mailing a registration form today.

The MidWinter will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines IA, February 8-10. You must be a current member and registered for MidWinter in order to attend the event. If you are not a member you can join today or the day of the event at the registration table.

Don’t Miss this MidWinter!

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MidWinter Overflow Housing Now Available

Additional Housing Now Available for MidWinter!

The RWCS housing block is almost sold out. The RWCS Business Office worked closely with our contact at the Holiday Inn and Suites and rooms are now available at the Super 8 located directly behind the Holiday Inn. Below are the details for the facility.

Super 8
5900 Sutton Place
Urbandale, IA 50322
Call 515-270-1037
Rooms at the conference rate of $64.0++

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