NEWS

Sunday, July 25, 2021.

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.

May 27, 2021. 3:07pm. Added more Summer auction featured photos to the website this afternoon.

May 20, 2021. 12:42pm. Our FIRST PHOTOS of Stoneware & Redware to be sold in our upcoming July 23 - August 6 auction have been posted this afternoon! 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 the Best, The Zipps

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.


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