Auction Action On BCTV continues its fourth season with an auction event, just in time for Valentine’s Day, featuring a collection of estate jewelry that includes 18K, 14K & 10K gold & platinum settings, numerous diamonds as well as rubies, aquamarines, tanzanite, star sapphires, jade, blue topaz, amethysts, garnets, coral, a collection of gold charms, vintage costume jewelry; US gold and silver coins; US currency; Lionel trains and accessories; vintage Britains metal models; vintage prints and frames; paper ephemera; postcards; items of local interest from Reading, Berks County, SE PA, unique small collections and one offs in various other categories.
Auction Action On BCTV is a public-private partnership between The Renaissance Auction Group, Berks Community Television (BCTV), consignors, bidders and buyers. A portion of the profits generated are donated to BCTV to support the local media access platform. Online bidding opened on Monday January 13th. The auction begins closing live on BCTV at 7:00 on Thursday January 30th. Assistance with registering and bidding online is available by calling 610-370-2879.
Auction Action on BCTV is a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. As before, the show will be hosted by Bill Howze, owner of The Renaissance Auction Group and host of BCTV’s All That Stuff show. At the beginning of the show, Mr. Howze will remind viewers how the auction format works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online.
Individuals will be able to bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile devices. Berks County residents who have BCTV as part of their cable package will be able to view the show live and bid in real time. The show can also be live-streamed on BCTV.org. Viewers can bid live from anywhere in the world. It will be the fifth airing of the show, since its debut in 2017.
Already it’s attracted a following. “The show has grown its audience footprint in just a few episodes, with bidders logging in across the state and country,” said Heather Adams, Executive Director of BCTV.org. “Mr. Howze has set a fine precedent for curating unique and interesting items and we thank the generous donors who are offering their items for auction to benefit community media.”
Mr. Howze said he and his auctioneer colleagues enjoy the challenge of bringing an unscripted live event to the television stage. “Auctions are like sporting events,” he said. “You never know what’s going to happen until you play the game. Sometimes it’s a romp, sometimes it’s a stomp. Sometimes it’s nip and tuck all the way. But it’s never boring.”
All lots have a starting bid of $5 and will sell to the highest bidder, regardless of price. Auction Action on BCTV is scheduled to air from 6:30 pm to 10 pm, but because of the nature of an auction, the show may run shorter or even longer. The show will be telecast live from the BCTV studio. BCTV is seen in 100,000 homes in Berks County, through Comcast and Service Electric cable systems.
Bidding will be driven through the Renaissance Auction Group website, at www.auctionhowze.com. The show will be fast-paced – averaging one item sold per minute. Absentee bids will be accepted.
BCTV.org is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that provides live programming produced and hosted by members of the community on cable TV and its website. The mission of Berks Community television is to empower people and engage community through media.
The Renaissance Auction Group is located in Reading, PA. The firm assists clients in the liquidation of tangible property, including antiques, collectibles, business inventories and commercial equipment, as well as residential, historic, commercial and agricultural real estate. Benefit auction consultation and production services are also provided. To learn more about The Renaissance Auction Group, visit www.auctionhowze.com.