on a successful auction and thanks for your help and the service
you've provided. I'm very pleased with your results.
Hi Bruce & Vicki:
Thanks for a great packing job and we love the crock. I will be
shipping the box back after I get a chance to photo some items that
you may like for one of your auctions.
Dear Bruce and Vicki, Thank you for your prompt response in sending my
purchase of lot 104. Packaging was great and I am very pleased with
your service and my purchase. Your description was as advertised and I
am pleased that you shipped on a Monday so that I would receive it
midweek. Thank you for your continued trust and I look forward to
dealing with you again. It has been a very pleasurable experience.
I just want to compliment you on your
superior website which, in contrast to many others, is so easy to
navigate and the necessary information is concise and clear
Dear Bruce and Vicki,
My purchase arrived today in perfect condition. I'm very pleased
I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.
Our cake crock arrived
today and we just love it! We have another one that is almost
identical and we are pleased to have 2. The packing was wonderful
and we had much better luck with you than we did at the York, PA
stoneware auction a couple weeks ago-and we were there for that one!
If you have any trouble with the high bidder on the lidded cake
crock, please let me know. We wanted to bid on that too but the bids
went crazy so we didn't. Thanks again! We will be watching for your
New Sharon, Maine
Just wanted to let you both know how
pleased we are with the F.T. Wright bird crock we won in the latest
auction. It truly is a very appealing piece. As usual, we were very
happy with this auction. Thanks for doing such a great job.
We are sooo exited!
Thank you for all you do to make life fun for us!! Be Blessed.
I would like to compliment
you and Vicki for a beautifully run auction, attention to detail, fast
invoices and even faster delivery. My jugs arrived on Monday safe and
sound and beautifully packed for shipping. I have placed bids at
other auctions on the East Coast - as a displaced Yankee from
Massachusetts - and your auction was a real pleasure.
I received lot #70 in the mail yesterday and
everything was fine - just as advertised. Thanks for another well-run
auction and congratulations on the results for the two big hitters.
Hi Vicki and
Just wanted to drop
you a quick email to let you know we received our jug yesterday. It's
beautiful. Our first "critter". We have a few pieces with birds and
lots with flowers and now we have a rabbit. Enjoyed the auction, as
usual. Thanks for the fast, safe shipping. Take care!
I was very excited to see UPS at the door, just received my first
piece from you and love it :)
I enjoyed the auction and look forward to the next one. Sincerely,
are proud to
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Wallace Homestead Price Guide, American Stoneware,
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Pictorial Price Guide to American Antiques, by Dorothy Hammond
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I would like to thank you for helping me with the sale of my crock. I
was so impressed with your auction, if i have anything else that I feel
would do good at your auction I will be in contact. I received the check
this week, again thanks.
Just a note of
thanks for letting me participate in the Sept. auction. This was my
first experience with any kind of on-line auction. Your efforts and
determination in running such a first class operation have truly "paid
off " for us. South Carolina
This is one of the best and most user-friendly
websites I have ever had the pleasure to use. Kudos to the designer!
Dear Bruce & Vicki,
I just wanted to let you know that I
received my jar (Lot #71) yesterday and it arrived safe and sound. I
love it! And the unidentified brown drizzle that was running down the
back came off with a litte "Goof-off" and a q-tip. So it's now all
spiffed up and has a place of honor in my living room. Thanks for
making the auction process easy and painless for a novice like me.
I'm already looking forward to November!
a new & enthusiastic customer!
Thank you so much for the great transaction!!!
I can't believe I
received my stoneware pieces already ; )
Dear Bruce, I received the redware
inkwell today and I absolutely love it. It's much better than I
imagined...I have to commend you and your lovely wife on such a
professional and efficient operation.
Many thanks...Sept 05.
Hi Bruce and Vicky
We just wanted to let you know how incredibly blown away we are with
the results of the auction. In our wildest dreams we never thought we
would do so well. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your expertise
and for recognizing the quality of our crock. Thank you for sending
the crock out to be restored and for helping us add to our retirement
account. We sure can use it.
Already looking forward to November's
arrived in splendid condition...packed marvelously...many thanks.
Hi Bruce and Vicki
Just wanted to let you know that I received lot
#31 yesterday and it's a beauty. I appreciate the fast shipment and the
secure packing. Sounds like eBay feedback!! :-)
Looking forward to your next auction in
Thank you for another
wonderful sale! I am always thrilled I was able to add a nice piece to
our collection. CW, Dallas
IT IS JUST
A BLAST DOING IT THE NEW WAY I DECIDED TO START BIDING. I WILL BE
HAMMERING AWAY HAS THE BIDS COME IN. YOU & VICKI HAVE JUST A SUPER TOP
OF THE LINE AUCTION. AND I'AM AAZED AT ALL OF THE BEAUTIFUL STONEWARE
YOU TWO COME UP WITH.
Vicki and Bruce for handling the sale of our stoneware crock. We
received our check and again we appreciate your professional and timely
manner in which you conduct business. Extremely trustworthy and quality
keep in touch and congratulations on your efforts one more time.
J & J
Hello Bruce & Vicki,
Here is payment for
lots...Thank you so much for doing all this work in this auction. I
can't believ3 we got all three I bid on-Thanks again it's so nice to do
business with you!
Hello Bruce and
The catalog just
arrived. You have certainly done a wonderful job of enhancing this
publication! The color photos on each page are a nice touch.
Thank you very
much for all you do for us out here in the boon docks.
Regards, D W
Many thanks for your kind and efficient assistance in helping us
market it. The catalog was beautifully done...what an array of great
All the best.
|Dear B & V,
Am now anticipating the
arrival of my purchase...and I enjoyed participating in your auction for
the first time. I found even more nerve wracking than I live auction
when there was something you just Had to have.
Will anxiously await your
Hi, Bruce and
I just wanted to
let you know that all of my wonderful pottery arrived safe and sound
(last Thursday--sorry I didn't write sooner) and I love everything!
I can't wait for
the next auction!!
Take good care. (
We were just
sitting here talking about, and looking at, our new "Waasdorp" ovoid
jug that we received last week (#32, I Seymour 3 gal jug ) and
reflecting on how comfortable we are dealing with you. Of course we
were disappointed that we missed two other jugs, but such is bidding.
are extremely accurate, the packing excellent for this large 17" jug
and the shipping prompt.
It just seemed
appropriate to send you a note and say thank you.
So, THANK YOU
Sincerely, J & S ,
Meadow Vista California
"Dear Bruce & Vicki,
I was very surprised and pleased when a check arrived for my old jug!!
Thank You! I will ask friends if they have stoneware and if so-I'll pass
on your address." Richard C.
Just wanted to let you know that items #198 and 360 arrived safely.
Very pleased with the condition (as described). Look forward to your
next auction. JS
|We got the
stoneware and it arrived in great shape. my husband said the bird nest
crock is wonderful! i like my apple basket crock, and will make a lamp
out of the crock that is drilled already. will be talking to you in the
fall, thanks again
Bruce and Vicki. Your web site gets better every auction! Talk to you in
"Thanks! One of these days I'm going to get a crock...I'm happy with my
Dear Vicki and Bruce,
Thank you for your help on the phone-especially during the last minute
|Hi B & V,
Can't believe I won this little cutie! This is way more fun than
investing in the stock market!
We were very pleased with the results in your recent auction indeed!
The good goods went well,
even a surprise or two.
We'll stay on the hunt
for more prime material and definitely praise your auction to fellow
D & K, ILLINOIS
|Bruce: Looks like
decorated stoneware has finally come into it's own with these prices!
|Dear Bruce &
I am really excited about my new jug and can hardly wait for it's
thanks, it was fun & I'm happy I got something!
I just wanted to Thank You for the awesome job that you did on promoting
the Cowden & Wilcox Man in the Moon Preserve Jar for me in your last
auction......I was quite surprised and happy with the final bid!
for another great auction. L.W
|Dear Bruce &
Thanks so much for all
the fun we have had with your auction. While we had read about it in
several books, this was our first effort. it was informative and lots
and lots of fun. What a superb collection of stoneware. Excellent
description, variety, etc. Looking forward to March! Thanks Again, LM
the three items we were successful in bidding on in your recent
auction. They are absolutely beautiful and they are exactly what we
expected. A nice addition to our collection. We look forward to your
||I got your
E-mail. Looking forward to seeing some new
and exciting stuff!
You folks always do a great job on
the catalog, it's a joy to
read and a easy format to
follow. Talk to you soon.
looks good! We enjoyed it and look forward to your next auction.
Just E-mailing you to let
you know that we are very, very happy with the crock
we bought from you! You
were right -We wouldn't be disappointed in it. It has
become one of our
favorites. Wish to thank you again!
pieces of stoneware arrived in good shape today. We are certainly pleased with them. The "starface" crock adds a big boost to
our collection. Looking
forward to future auctions
"Thank you very much for realizing such a great price for my stoneware.
The pieces were wonderful and I shall miss them. It was a pleasure doing
business with you" Camden NY
Thank you (and Vicki) for being so helpful. Seattle, WA
"Dear Bruce & Vicki,
Thanks for all
your assistance in putting together the beginnings of a nice stoneware
New York City
"Thanks again for great Pottery, Prices, and fun!!" McLean, Virginia
"Thanks for some great stoneware & terrific Fun!"
was a lot of fun. Looking forward to the next one.",
thought I would just drop a line to say hello and to once again say well
done. Another exciting stoneware event. I can't tell you how much I look
forward to each one.", Rhode Island
Can't wait for the next one!
"Thanks so much for you help. Look forward to receiving pottery and
doing business with you again." Christine W. Ohio
"Thank you Bruce & Vicki, again you conducted another great auction. I'm
really looking forward to receiving my lot. ...looking forward to your
spring auction." Carl, Indiana
a note to thank you for a great auction of such top quality stoneware.
Also, for your patience & expertise during my bidding. My 1st auction
with you! and I look forward to the next!
Thanks again, JK
must say, in all candor, that I've seen few sites among the many
hundreds that I visit that show such a spectacular array of quality
stoneware as yours. I had to finally leave the site before my drool
completely flooded my keyboard. Congratulations on a gorgeous site...",
"Your site is excellent! I liked enlarging the photos that you have
inserted. My wife could not believe how great they looked on our
monitor.", Ont, Canada
novice collector I truly appreciate your posting information such as
fake/reproductions. I encourage you to keep it up and look forward to
future postings and any information you might provide that will help to
educate me> Thanks...and again, keep up the good work!
you know, yours is the first specialty auction we've participated in. IT
was a lot of fun. You were extremely cordial, patient and helpful and I
am particularly appreciative of that. We look forward to your next
I am a first time viewer of your
auction, a 37 year antique dealer, but I had to let you know how
impressed I am of your operation. Although I didn't participate in this
auction, I wanted to observe first, but I look forward to your next
"Thank you for the fun
and excitement of another
We got the "POT" :O)
and love it! Thanks
again.", Barb and Chip
Dear Bruce and
By international express today I sent to you USD 25 for a catalogue
return by air mail - could you please eMAIL me when it's in the mail !
Thanks - and yours are still the best photos on the web ! I collect 19
th century Australian pottery but have a great love of US stoneware !
thought you may like a couple of photos of Australian 19th century
pottery - a shaving pot , decorative bread plate and a cheese dish !
Looking forward to the catalogue.
Regards, Greg J.