Ring 41 held its annual magic auction again this year at the Fire Ridge Golf Club in Grafton, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 25,2010.
Magicians came from near and far to bid for and sell their magical props, tricks, books, lecture notes, DVD’s and videos. Forty seven (47) members and guests were in attendance as registered bidders. The main Auctioneers were Bob Rath and Glen Gerard; while, at times, other Ring members and guests would help by explaining or demonstrating their magical equipment and collectible items offered up for bidding.
It was a very busy afternoon for the auction tabulators who recorded a total of 441 items sold of which 279 items were bought in the live auction and 162 items were sold in the silent auction. The tabulators who did a great job were Richard Mehring, Maria Kurtz, Mike Miller and John Kurtz.
It was another successful fund raising event because the Ring collected $283.00 as 10% of the total live and silent auction sales.
I would also like to thank the following Ring members who worked at the auction or behind-the-scenes to make this another successful Ring event. They are Mark Martinez, Jon Spansail, John Lewitzke and David Swoboda.
Don't forget that your attendance at our upcoming lectures is free if you're a current Ring 41 member.
Bob Salzer — Ring Treasurer