NEWS

Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

April 13, 2021. 2:04pm. Thanks to everyone who helped make our Spring auction our highest-grossing sale yet! At nearly $1.5 million, this auction was headlined by Lot 1, the 1806 Boston presentation jar, which sold for $180,000 (a World Auction for Massachusetts Stoneware; includes 20% buyer's premium); and Lot 53, the Edgefield District, SC stoneware jar by the enslaved potter, Harry, which sold for $120,000.

Full auction results are available here.

We are already accepting consignments for our Summer auction (dates TBA soon) and are always more than happy to discuss including your stoneware or redware in our auction. Please feel free to contact us today and we'd be more than happy to give you a free, honest assessment of your items.

All Our Best, The Zipps

April 10, 2021. 8:57am. Saturday's Callback Session: The final phone bidding session for our current auction begins this morning at 10am eastern. You can see the results of each lot as they're sold by visit: www.crockerfarm.com/callbacks/

(If you would like to see the schedule of approximate phone call times, click here.)

Thanks so much to everyone who's participating in this sale! Our Best, The Zipps

April 9, 2021. 9:25am. A Few Important Notes: Online bidding for this sale ends tonight, Friday, April 9, at 9pm eastern time, with a special callback session on Saturday, April 10, 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 April 9. 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, April 10. 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.

March 27, 2021. 11:47am. Bidding Open and Gallery Tour: If you've not yet seen it, the catalog for our March 26 - April 9 auction catalog is open for bidding! Full online catalog. How to Bid.

Also, we've posted an extensive video tour of the auction, in which Mark walks through the gallery discussing pieces throughout. Feel free to check it out here!

March 24, 2021. 8:59am. Our full Spring catalog is now available for browsing; please feel free to check out all 473 lots in this auction by clicking here.

If you bid in our auctions last year, 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 began shipping on Monday afternoon; 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 170 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

March 16, 2021. 3:10pm. Added a number of more featured photos of Stoneware & Redware to be sold in our upcoming March 26 - April 9 auction this afternoon. (Click here to view them.)

Also, the print version of this auction catalog has been sent to the printer and should begin shipping around the middle of next week. You can order your copy via our Online Store by clicking here, or please feel free to give us a call at (410) 472-2016 to do so.

February 23, 2021. 12:13pm. Added some more Spring auction featured photos to the website today. (Please note that the photos have been rearranged, so new pictures have been added throughout the page.)

February 10, 2021. 3:47pm. Added more Spring auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

February 3, 2021. 5:19pm. Added some more Spring auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

January 29, 2021. 2:08pm. Our FIRST PHOTOS of Stoneware & Redware to be sold in our upcoming March 26 - April 9 auction have been posted this afternoon! Click here to view them. We are NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS for this sale, with a Consignment Deadline of Friday, February 26. Please feel free to contact us to discuss including your pottery in what will be a truly exceptional offering; space is limited, so we always encourage prospective consignors to contact us as soon as possible. Thanks, as always, for your interest, and we'll be posting more photos regularly from here on out. All the Best, The Zipps

January 27, 2021. 12:00pm. First Spring Photos and Consignment Deadline:

Just a quick note to let you know that we are accepting quality consignments for our upcoming March 26 to April 9 online auction until February 26. We strongly encourage you to contact us as early as possible to discuss your objects, as space is limited.

This Friday, our first update of featured lots for this auction will be posted, including a number of exciting and fresh-to-the market examples from our nation’s leading centers of early pottery production.

Thank you very much for your support and if we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. Stay safe and take care!

December 23, 2020. 8:31am. 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 4. If you have a pressing need (in particular, an important question about your recent auction purchases), we are best available at 410-472-2016 as opposed to email. 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!

December 5, 2020. 3:13pm. Thanks so much to everyone for helping make our Fall 2020 auction such a success! All three of our auctions this year realized gross totals in excess of $1 million each, and we are so appreciative of the consignments and bids with which you entrust us each sale. End-of-auction reports went out via email last night, and we will finish compiling invoices for successful bidders by tomorrow evening. Invoices are emailed first thing Monday morning, and include all of the necessary details on payment / shipment / pick-ups, etc.

Full results from this auction are now available here: www.crockerfarm.com/stoneware-auction/fall-2020/

Thanks again! All our Best, The Zipps

December 4, 2020. 10:20am. A Few Important Notes: Online bidding for this sale ends tonight, Friday, December 4, at 9pm eastern time, with a special callback session on Saturday, December 5, for lots that have achieved a bid of $2000 by this evening's close.

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

1. Online Auction End: Bidding ends on each lot at 9pm eastern time on December 4. 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 $2000 are now sold. Lots that have reached a minimum of $2000 go on to the following day's Callback Session.

2. Callback Session: Lots that have reached the aforementioned $2000 minimum will be sold via telephone bidding on Saturday, December 5. 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.

November 23, 2020. 11:26am. Video Gallery Tour: We shot a video gallery walk on Friday and finished uploading it over the weekend. Over an hour long, Mark takes us through the entire sale, highlighting particular items along the way. Click here to check it out!


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