NEWS

Sunday, October 24, 2021.

October 7, 2021. 3:22pm. Added more featured photos from our upcoming fall auction this afternoon.

September 27, 2021. 1:39pm. Added more Fall auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

September 15, 2021. 11:13am. Added more featured photos from our upcoming fall auction this afternoon.

September 7, 2021. 3:06pm. Added more Fall auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

August 26, 2021. 1:44pm. Added our first photos of stoneware to be sold in our upcoming November 5 - 19 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

August 23, 2021. 2:37pm. THANK YOU to all who helped make our Summer 2021 auction the highest-grossing stoneware auction ever held! The $3.14 million sale was headlined by Lot 1, the David Drake masterwork, which realized $1.56 million--the world auction record for American pottery!

The sale of Lot 1 was extremely meaningful to us, not only in the milestone it achieved from a sheer pottery standpoint, but for what it means for the legacy of David Drake, who now stands by at least this measure above all other American potters. Speaking more broadly, the best work of the American stoneware potters is now being widely recognized in ways we have always striven for it to be, at levels previously reserved for fine art.

Antiques And The Arts Weekly recently published an article about the sale, which you can read HERE.

Our next auction will begin on November 5, with the same format as our July-August auction. We are Now Accepting Consignments for what will be another important event. Our Summer auction also saw Lot 2, the Anna Pottery Liberty Monument, realize $600,000--significantly higher than the standing World Auction Record for American stoneware going into the auction ($483,000). Lots 1 and 2 along with numerous other significant prices in this sale are a testament to the extreme current strength of the market at our auction; if you would like to take advantage of a great opportunity to feature your pottery in an ideal venue, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

And finally, we will be posting photos to the website soon of some of the exceptional lots we have already received for our Fall auction! Thank you for your support and please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help you in any way.

All Our Best,
The Zipps

August 6, 2021. 9:13am. A Few Important Notes: Online bidding for this sale ends tonight, Friday, August 6, at 9pm eastern time, with a special callback session on Saturday, August 7, for lots that have achieved a bid of $3000 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 August 6. 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 $3000 are now sold. Lots that have reached a minimum of $3000 go on to the following day's Callback Session.

2. Callback Session: Lots that have reached the aforementioned $3000 minimum will be sold via telephone bidding on Saturday, August 7. 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.

August 2, 2021. 9:10am. Added some more videos of lots featured in our current auction. Click here to view them!

July 23, 2021. 9:12am. Bidding Open: Our July 23 - August 6 auction catalog is open for bidding! Full online catalog. How to Bid.

July 19, 2021. 9:00am. Our full Summer catalog is now available for browsing; please feel free to check out all 460+ 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!

The print version of our catalog will be shipping soon; 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; this one is over 160 pages long and, as always, presents each lot in the sale in full color.

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

July 16, 2021. 9:55am. The online catalog for our Summer auction will be posted for browsing on Monday, July 19, at 10am. Bidding begins Friday, July 23, at 10am and runs until August 6, with a special callback session on August 7 for lots that have reached a bid level of $3000 or more.

If you're new to us, please check out our How to Bid page to familiarize yourself with the format of this auction, which is the same format we've been using since last year.

The print catalog for this sale will be returning from the printer early next week and will begin shipping as soon as we receive it. You can order your copy here, or by giving us a call at 410-472-2016. Thanks very much for your interest in this auction and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!

July 5, 2021. 12:57pm. Added more Summer auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

June 28, 2021. 1:19pm. Added more featured photos from our upcoming summer auction this afternoon.

June 16, 2021. 3:03pm. Added more Summer auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

June 4, 2021. 4:34pm. Added more featured photos from our upcoming summer auction this afternoon.


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