Sunday, January 23, 2011

ACC/NAC Update, Volume 9, Number 1

The latest update from the Association of Collecting Clubs/National Association of Collectors (ACC/NAC) is now available on-line. Check it out!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday Night Auction at HLCCA Conference 2011

Once again, HLCCA members Andy Flachs and Jeff Kolodey have generously offered to coordinate the Friday Night Auction at this year's conference. Andy and Jeff will soon be ready to start taking consignments for the auction. The number of lots will again be limited this year, with a projected 75 consignments (give or take a few). Consignments will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis, with the auction committee making the final decision on the items that will be put up for bid. You are encouraged to consign rarer, better-quality items rather than more common pieces. Damaged items will not be accepted for auction. Members who would like to consign items may contact Andy Flachs at or Jeff Kolodey at

The auction will start with a preview at 6:30 PM on Friday, July 22nd, with the auction beginning at 7:00 PM. With a limited number of high-quality items, we hope to finish the auction earlier enough so that attendees will still have time to take in a little Pittsburgh nightlife! Andy and Jeff will also be curating the Facebook page dedicated to the auction, which will include photos of the consigned items with more details about the auction.

The annual Friday Night Auction is open to HLCCA members and conference attendees only. Click here to join HLCCA.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Six Months Until HLCCA Conference 2011!

HLCCA Conference 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA starts just 6 months from today. We have some great plans in store, which the HLCCA Officers mulled over at last weekend's Officers' Meeting. We look forward to seeing you all again at the Embassy Suites from July 21-24, 2011! Keep tuned to your e-mail, this blog and the HLCCA Facebook page for more conference information in the coming weeks and months!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DISHing with HLCCA Celebrates its 2nd Anniversary!

After more than 300 posts and with nearly 70 followers, DISHing with HLCCA is pleased to enter its 3rd year of reporting on our favorite American pottery...and the crazy folks who love it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

HLCCA Officers' Meeting This Weekend

The Officers of HLCCA will be meeting by teleconference this weekend to plan for the upcoming year, including this year's conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  If there is an issue that you would like to bring to the Officers' attention for discussion at this meeting, please contact us at or no later than 11:00 PM Eastern/8:00 PM Pacific on Friday, January 14th.

Monday, January 3, 2011

2011 HLCCA Membership Ornaments

Just before the holidays, we received from HLC our shipment of exclusive HLCCA membership ornaments for 2011.  This year's Fiesta ornament is LEMONGRASS.  You'll receive yours when you join HLCCA or renew your annual membership.

(Photo credit: David Schaefer)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

FABULOUS FIESTA®!--75 Years of America's Favorite Dinnerware

Honoring the 75th anniversary of Fiesta dinnerware in 2011, the Museum of Ceramics in East Liverpool, OH features the exhibit "FABULOUS FIESTA®!--75 Years of America's Favorite Dinnerware." The exhibit includes vintage and contemporary Fiesta dinnerware, including a RASPBERRY Presentation Bowl. The exhibit is open during normal museum hours and is included in the price of admission. The exhibit will be on display through July 2011. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

(Photo credit: Museum of Ceramics website)

Saturday, January 1, 2011