Auction Results near $50,000

Mother Nature cooperated the first weekend of March and we had excellent weather in Cambridge for our Annual Benefit Auction. Bidding was brisk with a number of very high end consignments. Total sales were nearly $50,000 and after 80% of the proceeds were returned to consignors, NCC had a very strong benefit event, easily topping 2017. Our thanks to the many consignors and our great Auction Team headed by Bev & Will Acord and Lynn Welker.

The Auction results for this year can be found on the Miami Valley Study Group pages - this time with photos subtitled with the amount of the winning bid !

2018 NCC Convention Theme Announced

"Fun and Games" will be the theme for the 2018 National Cambridge Collectors to be held June 20th - 23rd in Cambridge, OH. Featured speakers announced to date include two prominent Cambridge collectors/leaders. Former Board member Dr. Les Hansen will talk about Cambridge's Varsity Sport line, featuring prominent university's logos on a wide variety of Cambridge Glass. NCC VP Doug Ingraham will lead a session on Cambridge Mixology. As a nod to today's craft cocktail craze, Doug will talk about the marriage of classic drinks like Old Fashioneds and Manhattans with the wide variety of Cambridge's bar ware. NCC President Rick Jones will again serve as Convention Director.

A Cambridge Christmas story

Zak and punch bowl Martha punch bowl
Cindy Arent reports that Zak McCamey bought the Martha punch Bowl from the Museum Gift Shop on Sunday of Convention weekend. Their car was so full that Zak had to ride home with the punch bowl on his lap! He messaged me his Christmas picture of the punch bowl this morning and you can see it here. Great photos. Thanks Cindy and Zak. [Click on the smaller photos to see a larger version]

The Auction is coming ... March 3rd

The Auction Committee has been working on cataloging and photographing the items for next year's Annual All-Cambridge Auction. Their work is finally complete and the listing and some photos will appear in the January Crystal Ball. The slide show (above) provides a sneak preview into just a few of the items that will be featured in the 2018 Auction. You can find individual photographs of every item in the auction on the web site of the Miami Valley Study Group. The full catalog and bidding information is posted on the Auction page.

Membership renewal on-line

Thanks to everyone who renewed promptly upon receipt of the Annual Fund mailing in April. If you have overlooked your renewal, you should be receiving a reminder letter in the mail soon. You can use the "Make a Donation Giving Works" link at left to make your Annual Fund donation online, saving you time and avoids writing and mailing a check. Clicking on the link will direct you to the Paypal Giving Works page where you privately enter the payment information and the amount of your donation. NCC receives 100% of your contribution as a donation without the overhead expense of credit card processing.

New Book on Rose Point - 2nd Edition

Last year's Convention featured a new book on Cambridge's most popular etching: Rose Point. The spiral-bound book is the product of multiple years of meticulous work by member Gary Turner, who has been Rose Point book collecting Rose Point for years. The second edition contains additional photographs of items not shown in the first printing. The book is available from NCC for $29.99 plus $5 shipping, and you can purchase it on eBay.

Notice the 'Giving Works' logo at left

This logo takes you to an eBay site where you can make a donation to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass using PayPal. We'll leave it there, just above the link to the eBay store where we sell publications and memberships via eBay.

TWO videos of the NCC Museum !

During the month of June 2015, the museum hosted crews from two different television stations. The first visit was from "New Day Cleveland" - a show from FOX 8 Cleveland that travels around the state of Ohio and features interesting places. They have given us permission to include the portion that features our museum.

The second visit was from Cable 2 and the crew of their "Talk of the Town" show. Again, they visited the Museum and gave us permission to include the portion that features the NCC Museum.

NCC wishes to thank both Fox 8 Cleveland and Cable 2 for the visit and the videos. You need to wait until the video loads (30-40 seconds) and you may have to adjust the sound. Both videos really showcase our Museum.