Holdback items consist of rare, test, sample, very low production items, items on bustoff, whimsies, Research and Development pieces, items sold wholesale exclusively to others, and / or old “out of stock” items that were transferred from archives. All auctions items are owned by HCA.HCA Holdback auctions are held no more than twice per year, for minimum period of 45 days.They are announced in the Heisey News and during the auction period items are on display at the Museum. All bids received are dated, time stamped and held in the business office until the close of the auction. Be watching your Heisey News for these special auctions.