Once again it is time to submit to the Auction Committee your list of Cambridge Glass to be considered for inclusion in the Annual NCC Benefit Auction. The auction will be held on
Saturday March 6, 2010. The lists only (no glass) will be accepted during the month of September 2009. The lists can be emailed to Jack Thompson
Please indicate "NCC Auction" on the subject line and include your name, mailing address and phone number. Lists can also be mailed to:
NCC Auction Committee
PO Box 416
Cambridge, OH 43725
Please include your name, address and phone number.
Either way, all lists must be received by the Auction Committee on or before October 1, 2009.
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 to 25. We also implore the consignors to inspect their glass carefully for damage, and to only submit quality glass. This is a benefit auction for your favorite organization, and we want to realize as much profit as possible (NCC retains 20% of the final purchase price). This auction does not allow for reserves or minimum prices. Donations are welcome and the entire final purchase price of those items goes directly 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. Consignors will be mailed a check for their items a few weeks after the auction.
In the event 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, arrange for return, or (in a few cases) offer it for sale through the museum's gift shop.
After the committee reviews all lists, we will notify each consignor by mail (usually by mid-October) which pieces will be included in the auction. If you question why certain pieces were 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. In any case, all glass accepted, whether shipped or brought in person, must be received in Cambridge by the November Quarterly Meeting on November 7, 2009. The ship-to address is also provided to consignors 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.
The committee needs to adhere to all dates mentioned, as we have only a few short weeks to properly inspect, identify, photograph and have a completed Auction Catalog sent to the Crystal Ball editor so that it can be included in the January issue. We would like to thank all consignors in advance for their timeliness in each step of these procedures.
We encourage you to consider consigning some good quality pieces of Cambridge Glass to this Benefit Auction. The auction is only successful if we receive good quality glass consignments.
The Auction Committee: