NEWS

Friday, July 1, 2022.

June 27, 2022. 2:30pm. Added more FEATURED PHOTOS from our upcoming 7/22 - 8/5 auction.

June 17, 2022. 8:13am. Added more featured photos from our upcoming 7/22 - 8/5 auction.

June 10, 2022. 8:00am. Added our first photos of stoneware to be sold in our upcoming July 22 - August 5 auction! Click here to view them. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for this sale. Please feel free to contact us to discuss including your pottery in this landmark sale; space is limited, so we always encourage prospective consignors to contact us as soon as possible. Thanks, as always, for your interest. All Our Best, The Zipps

April 9, 2022. 8:37am. Thanks so much to everyone for your strong participation in this auction! Final prices for under-$5000 lots are available for viewing here, and today's callbacks / phone session will begin at 10am and you can follow it here. Winning bidders have received Auction Reports in last night's email but if you were a successful bidder and are wondering about next steps, we are compiling your invoice over the course of the weekend and you will receive this (except in rare cases) first thing Monday morning. If you do not receive an invoice by noon on Monday, please contact us and we can sort out the issue! Thanks again very much to everyone for your bids and consignments. Best, The Zipps

March 30, 2022. 12:36pm. A video gallery tour along with individual videos of select lots from the auction is now available at: www.crockerfarm.com/videos/

March 21, 2022. 9:03am. Our full Spring catalog is now available for browsing; please feel free to check out all 500+ lots in this auction by clicking here.

If you bid in any of our auctions since early 2020, you will be familiar with the format, but full information on How to Bid is available here. Bidding starts at 10am eastern time on Friday!

We expect the print version of our catalog back from the printer any time now; if you'd like to order a copy, please visit our online store or give us a call at (410) 472-2016. As always, our catalogs are great resources on period American stoneware & redware.

Thanks so much for your interest and please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way! All Our Best, The Zipps

March 14, 2022. 12:19pm. The catalog for our upcoming March 25 - April 8 auction of American stoneware & redware is at the printer and now available for pre-order; it should begin shipping about the beginning of next week. This sale ranks among our richest in quality and variety, bolstered by several major collections and a number of new discoveries. The print catalog includes well over 400 lots presented in full color with detailed descriptions, condition reports and estimates, laid out across 180+ pages. As always, our catalogs represent great reference guides on American stoneware and redware; if you'd like to order a copy, you can do so here.

(Alternatively, please feel free to mail a check for $38.95, which includes priority shipping, to: Crocker Farm, 15900 York Rd, Sparks, MD 21152, or give us a call at 410-472-2016 to order over the phone.)

The free online catalog through which the bidding also transpires will be posted for online preview at 10am ET on Monday, March 21. Bidding in this sale goes live at 10am on Friday, March 25 and closes at 9pm on Friday, April 8, with lots that have reached a level of $5000 or more by the auction close being sold as part of the final callback session on Saturday, April 9. (This is basically the same format as our 2020 and 2021 auctions; please visit our How to Bid page for a full breakdown of auction procedures / how to bid.)

Finally, we have added a few more photos of featured lots to the website as we approach the catalog's release; please feel free to have a look at them here.

Thanks very much for your interest in our auctions!

February 18, 2022. 11:48am. Added more featured photos from our upcoming spring auction this afternoon.

February 10, 2022. 4:18pm. Added more Spring auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

February 2, 2022. 12:12pm. Added more featured photos from our upcoming spring auction this afternoon.

January 27, 2022. 2:57pm. Added our first photos of stoneware to be sold in our upcoming March 25 - April 8 auction! Click here to view them. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for this sale. Please feel free to contact us to discuss including your pottery in what will be another exceptional offering; space is limited, so we always encourage prospective consignors to contact us as soon as possible. Thanks, as always, for your interest. All Our Best, The Zipps

January 13, 2022. 2:46pm. We are now accepting consignments for our upcoming Spring 2022 auction; if you are interested in taking advantage of the current market at our auctions, please don't hestitate to contact us today! We'd be more than happy to discuss your pottery with you.

December 23, 2021. 9:34am. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Crocker Farm! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic New Year.

Quick note: We will not be operating with normal business hours again until Monday, January 3. With some exceptions, emails / messages will not be replied to until the New Year. Thanks for your support and we look forward to another year of fun stoneware discoveries!

November 20, 2021. 1:47pm. THANK YOU to all of our bidders and consignors for making our Fall auction a truly landmark sale. In addition to many other strong results, Lot 2 realized a new World Auction Record for New York City stoneware, $240,000 (includes 20% buyer's premium). (Full results are available here.) Successful bidders will receive an emailed invoice first thing Monday morning. Thanks again for your support of our auctions and we hope you have a great Thanksgiving! All Our Best, The Zipps

November 19, 2021. 10:01am. A Few Important Notes: Online bidding for this sale ends tonight, Friday, November 19, at 9pm eastern time, with a special callback session on Saturday, November 20, for lots that have achieved a bid of $5000 by this evening's close.

Since we're nearing the end of the sale, here are a few details / clarifications about the last days of the auction:

1. Online Auction End: Bidding ends on each lot at 9pm eastern time on November 19. However, any lots that receive bids within 10 minutes of that closing time (in other words, from 8:50pm onward) will end ten minutes beyond their latest bid. For example, if someone bids on an item at 8:52 pm, that lot will close at 9:02 pm, barring any further bids. If someone then bids on that lot at 9:01pm, the lot would close at 9:11pm, and so on. Once the final ten minutes expires, the lot is closed for online bidding. Lots that have not reached a minimum of $5000 are now sold. Lots that have reached a minimum of $5000 go on to the following day's Callback Session.

2. Callback Session: Lots that have reached the aforementioned $5000 minimum will be sold via telephone bidding on Saturday, November 20. As has always been the case with our auctions, this session will begin at 10am eastern time, and phone bidding will proceed as similarly to our live auctions as possible, with the top four bidders on each of these lots being called simultaneously to compete against each other in the manner of traditional phone bidding. (Top four bidders must also have bid at least 50% of the current bid level in order to be called.) We will begin with Lot 1 and continue throughout the day, and a schedule with hour time windows is available here. (Please make sure you have your current Phone Number(s) on file with us if you plan on participating in Saturday's phone bidding session. You can update your contact info by visiting: www.crockerfarm.com/members/account/.)

3. Whether you win lots on Friday night or are going to be bidding with us on Saturday, the website's catalog pages will update you accordingly. You will be notified that you've won any given lot in the following ways: On each lot page, right now you are currently updated if you are the current high bidder or you have been outbid; you are also currently notified if you are a top four bidder. At the auction close, these same pages will tell you if you've won the lot. Meanwhile, your My Bids page (available from any of the lot pages) will also keep a running score of what you have and haven't won. Finally, at the end of Friday's bidding we will be generating End of Auction Reports that will come to your email inbox, telling you everything you've won and everything for which you will be called during Saturday's phone session. (Proper final invoices will also be emailed to you once they have been collated; these will be sent first thing Monday morning.)

We hope this answers some potential last-minute questions, and please feel free to contact us if you have any others! Thanks very much for your interest.


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