2018 HCA Spring Benefit Auction
Our 45th Annual Spring Benefit Auction will be held on April 13th & 14th, 2018 at the GMP Local #244 Union Hall at 350 Hudson Avenue in Newark. We have held it there the last several years and they are great hosts! Craig Connelly and his crew will again call our auction and we will have concessions available!
The auction catalog, preview hours, auction hours, absentee bid instructions, absentee bid form, bidding information, and most importantly the list of sale items are available on this website. This will give you a full month of looking and evaluating items and preparing for this great auction! You will want to arrive in time to attend the one hour preview on Friday April 13, 2018, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM with the auction beginning at 10:30 AM on lots 1 thru 649. On Saturday April 14, 2018, the doors will open at 8:30 AM, the annual membership meeting will be held at 9:00 AM with the auction beginning at 9:30 AM with lot 650. We are again not having a full mailing of the auction catalog. We will mail copies on or about March 5th to members who consigned glass, purchased glass, or put in absentee bids in 2016 and/or 2017. We will also provide a copy to any member who wishes one – you need to call the Museum after March 5th to get your copy. If you were a consignor, buyer, or absentee bidder wait a few days before you call – give time for your copy to arrive in the mail.
Absentee bidders listen up!! We have included the absentee bid instructions and bid form on this website for you to look over and use including shipping information. Please note the bids will need to be submitted by Saturday, April 7, 2018, by 4:00 PM EST. NO EXCEPTIONS. Successful absentee bidders must make their own arrangements to have their glass shipped. The absentee glass will be available for pickup at the Museum on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, after 10:00AM. Absentee bidders will have to pay their shippers directly. We will cooperate with your shipper and assist where we can. HCA simply does not have the volunteers, materials on hand, and staffing capability to do this task. We have listed these shippers in the Auction Catalog and have heard no complaints however HCA does not endorse them nor is HCA responsible for their performance.
This Auction is your association’s largest fundraiser. Please plan on attending if you can. If you can’t make it, consider bidding absentee for that piece you desire.
Happy Heisey Hunting! See you at the Auction.