2023 RWCS CrockFest Convention Auction
ONLINE Auction July 7-13,
LIVE IN-PERSON July 13, 2:30 pm
FORMS TO SUBMIT ITEMS TO THE AUCTION:
2023 Auction Printable Form – Print and Mail to RWCS Auction, PO Box 50, Red Wing, MN 55066
Location: Preview – RIVER BLUFF EDUCATION CENTER GYM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: THE 2023 MEMBER AUCTION WILL BE ONLINE AND LIVE/IN PERSON. THERE WILL BE AN AUCTION PREVIEW ANYONE CAN BID REMOTELY ON ITEMS. MEMBERS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR CONVENTION TO PREVIEW THE AUCTION. There will be a 10% buyers fee
Date: July 13, 2023
2023 AUCTION LOTS WILL BE OPEN FOR BIDDING VIA HOUGHTONS AUCTION SERVICE ON JULY 6
MEMBERS MUST BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2023 CONVENTION AND HAVE THEIR CONVENTION BADGE IN HAND TO CHECK-IN AT THE AUCTION PREVIEW. Badges may be picked up AT THE PRE-REGISTRATION DESK ON Wednesday, July 13 AND Thursday, July 14. PLEASE NOTE PICK UP LOCATION SITES BELOW ON THESE DAYS.
BADGE PICK UP – Wednesday, July 12, 2023
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
BADGE PICK UP WILL BE AT THE POTTERY MUSEUM OF RED WING 1:00 AM TO 3:00 PM.
BADGE PICKUP – Thursday, July 13, 2022
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
MORNING BADGE PICK UP WILL BE AT RIVER BLUFF EDUCATION CENTER BEGINNING AT 8 AM.
AUCTION CHECK IN TIMES
RIVER BLUFF EDUCATION CENTER,
395 Guernsey Lane, Red Wing, MN
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2023 10:00 – 3:00
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2023 8:00 – 11:00 AM
REGISTRATION, BADGE PICKUP, AUCTION BID CARD DISTRIBUTION River Buff Education Center
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
AUCTION PREVIEW / VIEWING TIME
Thursday, July 13, 2023 – River Bluff Education Center
Members must pick up their badges during registration hours as noted on the schedule.
Thursday, July 13, 2022- 2:30
Members must be registered for the 2023 Convention in order to PREVIEW the Auction. Anyone will be able to bid at the Auction. There will be a buyers premium
Members PREVIEWING the auction are included in a drawing at the end of the Auction for a 2023 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
2022 Auction Commission Information
The RWCS Auction has a flat commission of 15% 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 $1,000. Items that don’t hit the reserve will be charged a $100 fee. The Auction Manager reserves the right to not accept the reserve if a specific item has a value far less than $1,000. 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: Consigners 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 email@example.com. 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 are the auction submission and guidelines available? The Auction Manager publishes the auction form and guidelines annually in the March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more information or other questions regarding the Convention Auction please contact the Auction Manager or the RWCS Business Office.