Welcome to DCAS


19th Annual Auction
Fund Raiser!

Saturday, March 3, 2018  9:00am - 5:30pm

9:00 to 11:00am - Item Registration

9:30 to 11:55am - Item Preview

9:30 to 5:00pm - Free Bidder Registration

Noon to 5:30 pm - Auction

Please note: the Annual Auction Rules are listed at the bottom of this page.

New Location
Holy Myrrh Bearers Church
900 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
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Pre-Registration Deadline = tba

Please email your item list and bid minimums to to confirm / recieve item numbers.

Questions:  Shaun Guthrie

Pre-registration is recommended.

Please note: 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 here).  Please be sure to support them as they have indeed supported us.  Thanks"

Updated Auction Form Download

Annual Auction Rules

Delaware County Aquarium Society
Annual Auction Rules rev 20160227

    1. The DCAS annual auction is open to its members as well as the general public.
    2. By accepting a bidder number or item entry into the auction you agree to comply with and understand the rules of the auction as stated here-in.
    3. 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.
    4. 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 items.
    5. Registration of auction items is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    6. All items must be registered and have an item number and description. Any item without an item number will be considered a donation and all proceeds from its sale will go to the DCAS.
    7. Items received after 11:00 a.m. may be accepted as time permits however, you will be assessed a $5.00 late entry fee payable at the time of registration AND you will not be permitted to place any of your items on the first (red) table or current table being auctioned at the time of your registration.
    8. The initial auction period begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
    9. 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 winners.
    10. There will be 50 minute periods of auctioning followed by 10 minute breaks throughout the auction day.
    11. All items sold will be on a percentage basis: 60% to the seller and 40% to the DCAS.
    12. The front table will be the first table of items to be auctioned and will be designated by the color red. The remaining tables will be auctioned in random order by lottery as the auction proceeds.
    13. Items may be ‘pushed’ to be next auctioned from any table at any time by anyone with a bidder number for $1 cash.
    14. Reasonable donated items will be accepted and all revenue gained by selling the donated items will become sole property of the DCAS.  
    15. A limit of 75 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.
    16. The ‘Special Raffle’ (if any) and the 50/50 raffle drawing are to be drawn at approximately 3 p.m. Lottery participants must be present to win the 50/50 raffle but not the Special Raffle (if you provided contact information).
    17. No government restricted fish/livestock, plants, or items will be allowed under any circumstances (example: crawfish/crayfish).
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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, or theft.
    21. Sellers will usually receive payment for their auctioned items within two (2) weeks of the auction along with an itemized list.
    22. 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 Auction.

DCAS Annual Auction