2022 ALL HEISEY SPRING BENEFIT AUCTION WRAP-UP
Roy Eggert, Auction Committee Chair
The 48th Annual All-Heisey Spring Benefit Auction was a wonderful event for HCA! We held the auction on-line and in-person, a first for this auction. The in-person portion of our two-day auction returned to the GMP Local #244 Union Hall on Friday-Saturday, April 22 – 23, 2022. Our auction was well attended with 73 in-person registrants and 117 on-line registrants. We also had 4 absentee bidders. We had 1,000 lots of glass from 42 consignors. On-line pre-bidding for the auction started on Friday, April 15th with live bidding starting at 9:30 AM ET on April 22nd for lots 1 – 500 and again on April 23rd for lots 501 – 1000.
How did we do financially? We grossed $68,238.50 (glass sales and buyer’s premium) and after consignors and expenses are paid, we hope to make budget. We had a 2022 budgeted amount of $16,500. Our average price per lot this year was $66.74, compared to 2021’s average of $56.43. We had 20 lots of donated glass which brought $895, while in 2021, we had 7 lots generating $190 – resulting in $705 more 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 2022, unpacking, identifying, photographing, cataloging, and repacking the glass and then working three straight days until the auction was concluded. 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; to Mary Ann Spahr and Karen Taylo, whose work made the event possible; and to Caleb-Michael Files, Michael Maher and Doug Olson, who handled the on-line portion of the auction.
A big thank you goes to Craig Connelly, Auctioneer and his cohorts. They not only sell the glass; they keep us in stitches while doing so! And to GMP Local #244’s own Jimmy Gill who worked to assure the hall was in tip-top shape all three days.
Thank you to all the consignors who consigned and donated glass to HCA and to all the auction attendees and absentee/on-line bidders who purchased that wonderful Heisey Glass.
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