2019 Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction Wrap-up
We held the 2nd annual Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction on October 19th at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall on Hudson Avenue.
Our volunteers boxed up the auction glass on Friday. We met at the Union Hall at 9:00 AM on Saturday to “unfurl” the 328 lots of glass from our 23 consignors/donors. We finished in plenty of time for the Preview which started at 12:30 PM and lasted till 1:30 PM. We had a wonderful selection of glass this year!!
Craig Connelly and cohort Tim Hughes were our auctioneers. Only the best would do for this auction!!
Our auction began promptly at 1:30 PM. The turnout for the auction was good – we had a crowd of approximately 100 with 66 individuals picking up bid cards and 14 absentee bidders. Bidding was robust with heavy competition for many of the special pieces in the auction.
We had total revenues of $36,958 with glass sales of $36,875 for the 328 lots. Our payments to consignors and other expenses are approximately $29,500 so we have an estimated net profit for the Museum of $7,458. We came in over our 2019 budget projection of $6,250 which is tremendous. This year we had receipts of $1,545 on 16 donated lots. This included 4 items consigned by HCA which raised $650 of the total.
We hope you will consider donating glass in the future since 100% of the proceeds goes to support the Museum.
Putting on an auction is a team effort and HCA has some great volunteers! I want to thank the volunteers who helped to make this a successful venture. They are listed in this newsletter- sorry if we missed anyone. I also want to give special thanks to two individuals. First, thanks to Walter Ludwig who volunteered his time to help catalog and properly list the glass and write a wonderful article highlighting the glass. Second, a big thank you to Mary Ann Spahr for assisting in every aspect of the auction process.
Thanks again to all of you who consigned and donated glass for this Auction and to those of you who purchased this wonderful Heisey glass. Hope to see you all at the 2020 Spring Benefit Auction on April 17 – 18, 2020. Please continue to support our Museum!
Auction Firm Manager
Past Fall Select Auction Results