Friday, July 10, 2009

Auctioneers from The Super Auction gathering in KC

Hundreds of auctioneers from across the country and around the world are gathering in Kansas City to attend the 60th National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference and Show. Included are auctioneers from The Super Auction. The Conference and Show is an networking opportunity that is unparallel in the auction industry.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Belhorn Auctions covered by Auction Central News


ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Collectors can express their devotion to art pottery by participating in Belhorn Auction Services' 15th annual Summer American Art Pottery Auction Sunday, July 12. Held in conjunction with the annual Pottery Lovers' Reunion, July 11-18, the auction will feature more than 400 pieces of art pottery. Also during the weeklong festival, Belhorn will present a second art pottery auction of more than 500 lots on July 15. will provide Internet live bidding for both sales.

"Both auctions will have American art pottery of equal value. There will be an emphasis on pottery made in the Zanesville area like Roseville and Weller, but there will also be Rookwood, Van Briggle and others made elsewhere," said auctioneer Greg Belhorn.

Sunday's auction will begin at 1 p.m. Eastern at the Muskingum County Welcome Center, 205 N. Fifth St., in Zanesville.

Featured Roseville items will include a 1920s Panel 296-10" vase in dark green, a Windsor 551-7" vase in blue with green ferns, and an early Velmoss jardinière and pedestal in flowing matte green and brown glaze. The vases are estimated from $400-$600, while the jar and pedestal set is estimated at $1,500-$1,600.

An 11 1/4-inch Weller matte green vase has a $500-$700 estimate, while a scarce Muncie Rombic star vase in high gloss yellow has a $150-$200 estimate.

Sunday's auction will conclude with more than 65 pieces of Hull pottery.

Wednesday's auction will begin at 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 4645 E. Pike in Zanesville.

Included in the sale will be a Roseville Futura 404-8" Balloons Glove vase (est. $500-$700), a Weller Dickens Ware mug decorated with an Indian chief (est. $500-$700) and a Roseville Falline 655-15" vase (est. $700-$900).

For details call Belhorn Auction Service at 614-921-9441.

View the fully illustrated catalogs and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at

For more information about the Pottery Lovers Reunion visit the Web sites and

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Three Auctioneers headed to the IAC

Three auctioneers from The Super Auction will be competing in the upcoming International Auctioneer Championship (IAC). David Helmer, Jonathan Kraft and Peter Gehres will be joining over 80 auctioneers from across the nation in Overland Park, Kan. at the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show to compete for the title of IAC Champion. The male and female winners of this competition are regarded by the auction industry as being one of the best. This is first year for Gehres in the IAC. Both Helmer and Kraft have competed in the contest in previous years.

The IAC competitors are judged on their presentation, chant, voice timbre, body language, and other performance elements of effective auctioneering. Participants are also judged on their answers of interview questions. The finalists will compete at 7 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009 in front of more than 1,000 of their peers at the Overland Park Convention Center. The two division winners of the IAC will receive a cash prize of $10,000, a trophy, and will represent the National Auctioneers Association as its spokespeople throughout the year.