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Auction Consignment Procedures
Anyone may consign glass to the auction. There is no limit to the number of items that can be considered for the auction, but normally the maximum accepted from any one consignor is 20-25. Please inspect the glass carefully for any and all damage, and only submit quality, undamaged glass. If a piece of glass does have an issue, please include a detailed description with your list. This is a benefit auction for your favorite club, and we want to realize as much profit as possible. On all consignments, NCC retains 20% of the purchase price, the consignor receives 80%. This auction does not allow for reserves or minimum prices. There are no buyer's premiums charged.
Donations are welcomed and encouraged as well, and 100% of the purchase price goes to NCC. Some lower-value donated pieces may be sold in the museum's gift shop rather than be included in the auction, if the committee feels that will yield a better price.
During the months of August and September the
committee will accept lists of proposed lots to be
considered for the auction. Please try your best to
identify your pieces as accurately as possible. Pictures
are encouraged. All lists should be emailed to Beverly
Acord at email@example.com. Please indicate
"NCC Auction" on the subject line and include a mailing
address and phone number.
Lists can also be mailed to:
6789 Liberty Farms Ct.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Please include your phone number. All lists must be received by the Auction Committee on or before September 30th. The committee would like to communicate via email as much as possible to save time and postage. If you have email, please utilize it with us.
After the committee reviews all lists, we will select approximately 400 lots. Consignors will be notified (usually by mid-October) by email or regular mail, as the case may be, which pieces have been selected. If you question why certain pieces are not chosen, it does not mean that they are undesirable, and we encourage you to submit them again another year. It can mean different things: we already have chosen a similar piece from another consignor, or we can only accept a certain number of pieces from each consignor to be fair to all.
All glass accepted, whether shipped or brought to Cambridge in person, must be received by the November Quarterly Meeting, on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The ship-to address is also provided along with the notification. For those consignors able to bring their glass with them while attending the November Quarterly Meeting, you save on shipping charges, avoid potential breakage in transit, and, best of all, you get to attend a great NCC function. An excellent dinner and program accompany the meeting. In the event that we accept an item based on the consignment list, and it is determined not to be Cambridge glass, we will hold it for pickup by the consignor or have it mailed once they send us the return shipping charge.
The committee needs to strictly adhere to all dates mentioned as we only have a few short weeks to properly inspect, identify, and have a completed auction catalog sent to the Crystal Ball editor, so that it can be included in the January issue and posted on the NCC web site. We would like to thank all consignors in advance for their timeliness in each step of the procedures.
We encourage you to consider consigning and donating some good quality pieces of Cambridge glass. If you have any questions, please feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And for complete auction info, don't forget to check out our Auction web site at www.cambridgeglass.org and click on the Auction tab. We are excited to see what you have in store for us this year!