Tom & Debra Burns 2019 Convention Auction
The afternoon of Friday, July 26, 2019 we had many guests join us for the 3pm start of our convention auction conducted by Tom & Debra Burns. The 300+ lots to be auctioned included a variety of stretch glass, including a variety of Imperial Jewels, Fenton glass, art glass, carnival glass and more. With a number of potential buyers on hand in person and many online, there was robust bidding and stiff competition for many items. The previously advertised Dave Fetty mosaic vase, consigned by The Stretch Glass Society, was sold for the benefit of the Society. Initially the high bidder was Randy Clark winning the vase at $675. Randy surprised everyone by announcing that he was donating the vase back to The Stretch Glass Society so that it could be sold again, which Tom Burns did. This time Joanne Rodgers was the winner with a bid of $600. We thank Randy Clark for his generosity and interest in providing support for the Society to continue our outreach and educational programs. By 8:30pm all of the items offered for sale had found new homes and many happy buyers were busily packing up their purchases and heading out to check out the glass for sale by others in hotel rooms, antique malls, and other locations in the Marietta/Williamstown area.
We thank everyone who attended and look forward to seeing them again next year. For everyone not able to attend this year, we hope you will make plans to join us for three days of fun and learning in 2020. Our 47th convention will be held once again at The Quality Inn, 700 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio on July 22, 23 & 24, 2020.