A Report on the
2004 East Coast Oughtred Society Meeting.
November 6, 2004, at East Windsor, NJ.
Words and images by
Jim Cerny (3/2005)
The 2004 East Coast Oughtred Society Meeting was
held November 6th, in East Windsor, NJ, organized by
Conrad Schure and Louis Gotlib.
What follows is my own unofficial report, with
links to pictures I took of the attendees,
the rules on display,
and the presentations.
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of commission or omission that you see.
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There were 28 participants and guests,
from as far as California and as close
as New Jersey.
brought an outstanding mix of uncommon
and unusual items.
The most uncommon or rare rules were from
the collections of
the MIT Museum (Debbie Douglas),
Ed Chamberlain, Bob Otnes, and Conrad Schure,
and a number of those are included in this
People spent the morning setting up, talking,
looking at rules, and planning auction bids.
We were served a delicious lunch
in a private dining room while
listening to the four presentations.
The afternoon auction worked this way: items up for auction
were on display with a starting price. If
nobody signed up to indicate interest, it was not auctioned
but was available for private sale after the auction.
If only one person signed up, it was sold to that person
at the starting price, without coming up for auction.
If two people signed up, it was auctioned to the
Bob Otnes was the auctioneer,
describing the items
and soliciting bids.
Auction activity was light,
with most interest in just a couple
Some items that did not go at auction sold privately
For those who could stay after the meeting,
we went to dinner at
Federici's Restaurant and
invited as many as could linger to dessert and coffee
at his home and the opportunity to see his
Other Meeting Reports.
Reports for other Oughtred Society Meetings are available