how would i sell my pottery collection when i move
Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:54 AM
i have a large collection of pots made by Coleman, Glick, Makins, Meyer,Bringle, and others. i do not want to sell all of them but where would i start to search out a sale venue for such things? i know about Ebay. would that be the best way?
Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:09 AM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:17 AM
Keep us in the loop as I have few big name folks pots and the day will come that they must go.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 10:24 AM
I recently arranged the acquisition of a 700+ piece collection of historical works from the estate of a collector for my college, New Hampshire Institute of Art. Works cover a huge range of makers from Adrian Saks to Otto Heino, Don Reitz to Tom Coleman, Chris Gustin to Karen Karnes, and so on. The collector's sister very generously wanted it to go to a place where the use of it in a teaching collection would pass on her brother's love of ceramics to new generations. It is now housed in new cases in the ceramics building as the "Richard D. Murphy Ceramics Collection", and students are benefiting from this wonderful resource.
So if you are not looking at this collection of yours as a potential source of revenue (and need to sell it), and something like a tax deduction instead would be useful.... maybe seek out an institution that you favor and see if they would like to have the pieces. A big "pass it forward". One of my recent "Letters From The President" columns in the Potters Council "Potters Pages" publication focused on just this whole, "What is going to happen to your collection when you are gone" kind of thing.
Adjunct Professor of Ceramics; New Hampshire Insitute of Art
Former Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China
Former President and Past President; Potters Council
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