21st Annual Auction
Saturday, March 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:30pm
Bidders and Sellers Wanted!
9:00 to 11:00am - Item Registration
10:00 to 11:55am - Item Preview
/ Bidder Registration
Noon to 5:30 pm - Auction
New & Used Hardware, Plants, Fish & Inverts!
Annual Auction Rules
Item Pre-Registration Deadline = Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm
Bidder / Seller / Volunteer Pre Registration
( at the Door before 11am )
Item Registration Form Download
NEW seller item numbers are being issued.
Contact: Joe Kurman Joe_Kurman@dcas.us
Event Staff / Volunteers Wanted - just an hour of your time would make
the Annual Auction much more enjoyable for everyone attending. We have
many diverse positions available 9am to 5pm.
See our Facebook Page for Updates
Holy Myrrh Bearers Church
900 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
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the Annual Auction Rules
are listed at the bottom of this page.
"Companies, manufacturters, individuals and local stores who have generously donated items to DCAS for this event,
will be listed as those donations are received
(see current donations listing
Please be sure to
support them as they have indeed supported us. Thanks"
There will be a 50/50 raffle on
the day of the auction for anyone who is interested in participating.
The raffle drawing will be held between 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets
are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are available at the sales table Good
Luck to everyone!
Updated Auction Form Download
Delaware County Aquarium
Annual Auction Rules
- The DCAS annual auction is open to its members as well as the general public.
- Participants who are not members
may join the club for a yearly membership or must pay a one day
membership fee of $5.00. Participants who join for the one day will be
issued a $5.00 voucher that can be used towards the purchase of any
auction item. If the cost of the item is less than $5.00, no change
will be issued.
- By accepting a bidder number or
entering items into the auction you agree to comply with and understand
the rules of the auction as stated herein.
- This is a cash auction. Item
winners must pay cash to the auction runner upon purchase. U.S. dollars
are the only accepted form of payment.
- Pre-registration is open at
DCAS.us and will close Tuesday, March 3 at 6:00 PM, red table
placement is only guaranteed for pre-registered sellers.
- On Site registration of auction items is Saturday March 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
- Items received after 11:00 a.m.
but before 12:00 may be accepted as time permits however, you will be
assessed a $10.00 late registration fee payable at the time of
registration, All late items will go on the white (last) table. There
will be no items accepted for registration after the auction begins.
- Registered items will be randomly
placed among the 5 table designations. RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, and
WHITE. The front (red) table will be the first table of items to be
auctioned. 3 of the remaining tables will be auctioned in random order
by lottery as the auction proceeds with the white table being last.
- All items must be registered and
have an item number and description on a properly affixed label. Any
item without an item number will be considered a donation and all
proceeds from its sale will go to the
- All bidders will be issued a
bidder number prior to the auction which will be used to bid on items
and for ease of our runners to locate item
- The initial auction period begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
- There will be 50 minute periods of auctioning followed by 10 minute breaks throughout the auction day.
- All items sold will be on a percentage basis: 60% to the seller and 40% to the DCAS.
- Items may be ‘pushed’ to be next
auctioned from any table at any time by anyone with a bidder number for
$1 cash. Multiple pushes will be auctioned in the order they are
pushed. Items may not be pushed from the white table until after
the item is properly registered.
- Reasonable donated items will be
accepted and all revenue gained by selling the donated items will
become sole property of the DCAS.
- A limit of 50 auction items per
person/seller or household. No more than eight (8) bags of
fish/livestock or plants of the same species or variety will be allowed
per seller or household.
- The auction primarily contains
fish / aquatic livestock, plants, and equipment / hardware related to the
aquarium hobby. Both non-aquarium and non-pet related items will be
entered into the auction at the discretion of those registering the
government restricted fish / livestock, plants, or items will be
allowed under any circumstances (example: crawfish / crayfish).
- Used equipment must be clean and
in working order unless otherwise specifically indicated on the auction
item by the seller. The DCAS reserves the right to refuse registration
of any item that is suspected of being in poor working order.
- All fish / livestock must appear to
be in healthy condition. The auctioneer or auction coordinator reserves
the rights to not auction any fish / livestock, plant, or other
merchandise that they deem to be in unsatisfactory for any reason.
- The DCAS will NOT be liable for
any fish / livestock, plant, or other item presented for auction, but
will exercise the greatest possible care to prevent damage, breakage,
- Sellers will usually receive payment for their auctioned items within two (2) weeks of the auction along with an itemized list.
- Any and all unsold auction items
are the sole responsibility of the seller and must be removed from the
premises at the conclusion of the auction OR upon the seller leaving
the auction. Any unclaimed items after the last table has completed the
auction will be assumed forfeited and disposed of at the discretion of
the DCAS. A $20 disposal fee will be assessed on EACH unsold
aquarium / tank and EACH unsold stand, regardless of size, left after the