2013 Convention Auction Preview:
From salt glaze to Nokomis, Brushed Ware to advertising, a nice offering of dinnerware and a unique 2 gallon crock (pictured below), collectors of a wide variety of Red Wing’s wares will find something of interest at the RWCS Convention Auction this year.
The Thursday RWCS Auction is coming together with a nice variety of offerings. The photos shown here represent a few of the items that have been submitted. Remember, every piece in this auction has been submitted by a member or a chapter, so by bidding on these items, you are directly showing your support for RWCS members and the Society as a whole.
The Auction Check-in is from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 in the Red Wing High School Gymnasium and 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. The earlier you can be there to submit your piece, the better. Auction viewing will run from 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday and the event will start at 4:30 p.m.
We hope to see you there! -Bruce Selfridge, RWCS Auction Manager
A Message from Auction Manager, Bruce Selfridge:
We have made some changes in the 2013 RWCS Auction. As explained in the Auction Submission Form, we will have a flat commission of 10 percent on items that sell for $100 or more, and items that sell for less than $100 will be charged a flat $20 commission. We will now also allow high-end items to be sold with a reserve price. The minimum reserve price will be $2,000. Items that don’t hit the reserve will be charged a $150 fee. I reserve the right to not accept the reserve if a specific item has a value far less than $2,000. In this case, the member submitting the piece will be notified. I strongly encourage consignors to return their forms early and include a photo so we can promote their items in the June RWCS Newsletter and on the website.
I look forward to being our new Auction Manager and having a great Auction at Convention this year! I hope to have the volunteers from past auctions helping us this year and anybody new is also welcome to help.
2013 Auction Information:
Noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10
8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11.
The earlier you can be there to submit your piece, the better.
Auction viewing: 12:15 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday, July 11
Auction Starts: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 11
I encourage everyone to come early and bid often. I hope to see you there!
-Bruce Selfridge, RWCS Auction Manager email@example.com
Highlights from the 2012 Auction