2021 Auction Information will be posted in the spring of 2021
2020 RWCS Members Only Auction
Location: River Bluff Education Center
395 Guernsey LN (adjacent to Red Wing High School)
Date: July 9, 2020
2020 Online Auction Form
2020 Paper form
2020 AUCTION PREVIEW HERE! – Available Spring of 2020! Members must log in with their membership number and password to view the full gallery of the photos.
MEMBERS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2020 CONVENTION AND HAVE THEIR CONVENTION BADGE IN HAND TO CHECK-IN AT THE AUCTION. Badges may be picked up AT THE PRE-REGISTRATION DESK ON Wednesday, July 8 AND Thursday, July 9. PLEASE NOTE PICK UP LOCATION SITES BELOW ON THESE DAYS.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Noon to 3:00 p.m.
BADGE PICK UP WILL BE AT THE POTTERY MUSEUM OF RED WING 11:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 – River Bluff Education Center
8:00 am to 11:00 a.m.
BADGE PICK UP WILL BE AT River Bluff Education Center (395 Guernsey Ln. Red Wing) BEGINNING AT 8 AM.
Members are encouraged to bring their submission item(s) early to ensure enough time to check-in and grade your piece.
AUCTION VIEWING TIME
Thursday, July 9, 2020 – River Bluff Education Center
2:00 pm to 4:15 p.m.
Members must pick up their badges during registration hours as noted on the schedule.
Thursday, July 13, 2020- River Bluff Education Center
Members must be registered for the 2020 Convention in order to attend and bid at the auction.
Members attending the auction are included in a drawing at the end of the Auction for the 2020 Special Commemorative!
Volunteers are Needed!
Auction Volunteer Page – The auction success needs volunteers all week from graders at check into catalog sales lots of great opportunities to support the auction. Visit the page to learn more!
Acting Auction Manager
2020 Auction Commission Information
The RWCS Auction has a flat commission of 12% on items that sell for $100 or more. Items that sell for less than $100 will be charged a flat $20 commission.
Reserve Items: The reserve option is for high-end items. The minimum reserve price is $2,000. Items that don’t hit the reserve will be charged a $150 fee. The Auction Manager reserves 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.
Please use one form for each piece. Do Not submit more than one on the same form.
Photos: Cosigners are encouraged to provide photos of their items during the submission process. The online form provides a way to upload your photo. If you mail your submission please email photos in a high-resolution digital jpg or png file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and membership number in the email.
About the Auction:
SUBMITTING TO THE AUCTION
Who can submit to the RWCS Convention Auction? Any member in good standing can submit to the auction. Members must use the auction submission form and are encouraged to provide a photo.
When is the auction submission and guidelines available? The Auction Manager publishes the auction form and guidelines annually in the February issue of the RWCS Newsletter and will be available for download online at that time.
Can I submit more than one piece? Yes, all current members have the opportunity for members to submit more than one piece to the auction. Members use the same form as published for the first piece, but indicate it is a “Additional Submission” in the proper checkbox on the form. These submissions are included in the event that the auction lottery has space remaining for additional lots. The Auction Manager will randomly select from the submission forms until the auction is filled.
Please use one form for each piece. Do Not submit more than one lot on the same form.
How are the lot numbers assigned for the auction? The lot numbers are randomly assigned by the Auction Manager.
When will submitter be notified of their lot number? The auction submission deadline is May 1. The Auction Manager will send an email with the number(s) for the submission(s) and a brief description. Emails are usually sent mid-June.
CONVENTION WEEK QUESTIONS
Once a submission is accepted, what is the process to get it to the Auction and the Auction Manager? Submissions are accepted during the two official check-in times as indicated on the auction form. No submissions will be accepted outside those times. Items may not be shipped to the Auction Manager or the RWCS Office.
The submitting member or another RWCS member selected by the member may bring the accepted submission items during the official check-in time. The member or their designee must be a current RWCS member and registered for the Convention
Is there anything else that should be brought with the submission? Yes, a submitter should also bring a self-addressed stamped envelope. This envelope will be used to mail the paid to owners check following the auction.
Who can attend the auction? Any RWCS member in good standing registered for the Convention may attend and bid at the auction.
How can I obtain a copy of the sale catalog? Catalogs are for sale during the days before the Convention from the Auction Manager, the Pottery Museum of Red Wing, and at Larry’s Jugs. They are also at River Bluff Education Center Wednesday and Thursday during check-in, viewing, and the auction.
How can I obtain a copy of the prices realized following the auction? All current RWCS members will receive the prices realized via email. No hard copies of the auction prices realized will be available at the Convention. If Members would like a hard copy mailed to them please contact the RWCS office at 651-388-4004.
What opportunities are there for Members to volunteer for the Auction? There are many volunteer auction positions. Some examples include: checking in each lot, grading and inspecting, set up and tear down, viewing time watcher, catalog and prices realized sales, data entry, and much more. Contact the Auction Manager to get involved at email@example.com.
FAQ FOLLOWING THE AUCTION
When will checks for consignors be mailed? The Auction Manager will make every effort to get the check to consignors before the end of July.
Who should consignors contact if they don’t receive a check? A consignor should contact the RWCS business office with any discrepancies or check questions.
If I did not attend the auction but I would like to receive a copy of the prices realized, how can I do that? The Auction Manager will provide that information in the August RWCS Newsletter. In general, however, you can contact the Auction Manager or Business Office to find out the cost of mailed prices realized list following the convention.