2021 SPRING ALL HEISEY BENEFIT AUCTION WRAP-UP
Roy Eggert, Auction Committee Chair
The 47th Annual Spring All Heisey Benefit Auction was a first-ever event for HCA! Our (expanded) three-day auction was held on-line on Friday-Sunday, April 9 – 11, 2021. Each day of the auction was well attended with 108 registrants on Friday, 122 on Saturday and 132 on Sunday. We also had 7 absentee bidders. We had 1,258 lots of glass from 40 consignors. Prebidding for the auction started on Friday, March 26 with live bidding starting at 12 Noon on April 9 for lots 1 through 420. Day two, April 10, saw more live bidding on lots 421 through 840. We closed out the auction on April 11, with lots 841 through 1228.
How did we do financially? We grossed $70,990.55 (glass sales and buyer’s premium) and after consignors and expenses are paid, we hope to make budget. We had a 2021 budgeted amount of $16,500. Our average price per lot this year was $56.43, about the same as 2019’s average of $56.68. We had 7 lots of donated glass which brought $190, while in 2019, we had 18 lots generating $1,525 – resulting in $1,335 less than last auction.
On behalf of the HCA Board of Directors and Staff, I would like to thank all the volunteers who worked, starting in January 2020, unpacking, identifying, cataloging, and repacking the glass, and then returned in January 2021 to photograph the glass for the on-line auction. Thanks also to the volunteers who unpacked all the glass and repacked winning bidders’ glass in April 2021. You make this event a success and HCA’s largest fundraiser.
Special thanks to Walter Ludwig who graciously lent his time and Heisey expertise whenever asked; to Jack Burriss and the Museum staff, who helped coordinate events in Newark: and to Mary Ann Spahr and Karen Taylo, whose work made the on-line event possible.
Also, thanks to Kevin Burchett who helped us navigate some of the nuances of on-line auctions. And to GMP Local #244’s own Jimmy Gill who assured the hall was ready for us to use in April.
Thank you to all the consignors who consigned and donated glass to HCA and who waited patiently for us to be able to hold this event. Lastly, thank you to all the auction “attendees” and absentee bidders who purchased that wonderful Heisey Glass and made our first on-line auction such a success.
Hope to see all of you at the Dave Spahr Fall Select Auction in October.
Past Spring Benefit Auction Results
2020 Spring Benefit Auction – Cancelled