[meteorite-list] Auction, Bash and All

From: Linton Rohr <lintonius_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 11:55:37 -0800
Message-ID: <728E6331383D47A3A94386265D2BF1C0_at_D190TH71>

Anita, and all,
As posted by Michael on August 3...
"This coming Tucson Meteorite Auction will be held in the
Same location as the last several years on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013"
His entire announcement is pasted below.
Haven't heard anything on the B-day Bash, but isn't it traditionally on
theWednesday prior to the auction?
Geoff rarely drops in here, but perhaps his esteemed twin can chime in. ;^)
See you there!

Dear fellow List members,

        This coming Tucson Meteorite Auction will be held in the
Same location as the last several years on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.


        First, I would like to thank all of you for your past patronage in
The Tucson Meteorite Auctions of the past. I appreciate it very much.

        Unfortunately the cost of putting on the auction has increased
So significantly in the last several years that I have been walking a
Narrow line just to stay in the black on these events, let alone make
any money from them. On occasion, it has even cost me - after hundreds
Of hours of prep (the on line catalog is quite time consuming)and money
Up front.

        As you are probably aware, most auctions charge at least 25%
Consignment fees while 35% is rapidly becoming the norm. In short,
I must raise my consignment fee to 15% (for items submitted by Sept. 1)
to be certain I will break even.

        In addition, most auctions now have a Buyers' Premium of 15%
At least and often more. I will be holding that to 10%.

        I already have 15 items "up" and a personal collection of 17
pallasites and 38 other meteorites on the way - in
the mail to me NOW....
As soon as they arrive I will get them photographed and
listed in the
On line catalog. That will make 70 lots from the get go. SEE HERE:


        Those who would like to submit items, please contact me off list.

        I hope you all will be continuing your involvement - I would
certainly love to see this auction continue as the joyful event it has
become as part of the overall Tucson Show experience for the meteorite

        Thanks, Michael

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anita Westlake" <anitawestlake at att.net>
To: <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 8:29 AM
Subject: [meteorite-list] Bash and All

> Apologies in advance if this was already announced, but I'm looking for
> info on
> the Birthday Bash and the Auction. Dates, times and locations please. Need
> to
> make my flight reservations...
> Thanks much,
> Anita
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