OMC ANNUAL FLEA MARKET & Auction Flyer 2022

INFORMATION FOR SELLERS & BUYERS

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Flea Market Sales start at 6pm. Auction at 8pm.

WHERE: Scottish Rite Center – 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland.  – Website.  Free adjacent parking lot info at bottom.

DINNER?: The Lake Chalet across from the Scottish Rite has Taco Tuesdays from 3-8pm. Relax on the deck on Lake Merritt, meet with friends while eating and sharing magic. Full info here.

RESERVATIONS FOR SELLERS:  All those wishing to sell merchandise during the Flea Market or during the Auction should reserve a table in advance by contacting the Sale Coordinator, John Owens at OMCLibrarian@gmail.com  Reservations should be made no later than noon Monday, May 2, 2022.  Admission of sellers without reservations will be subject to space and table availability.

FEES:  The charge per table is $15 ($10 for OMC members) payable in cash at the beginning of the Flea Market.  No commission will be charged for items sold during the Flea Market, but OMC will be entitled to a cash commission of 10 percent of the sales price for all merchandise sold during the Auction.

SCHEDULEDoors open for Sellers at 5 pm and for everyone else will be admitted at 6 pm.  Flea Market sales begin at 6 pm and must be wrapped up at 7:45 PM for the Auction.  The Auction will begin promptly at 8:00 PM and end no later than 9:30 PM as everyone must be packed up and out of the building by 10:00 PM.  If there is time remaining after the Auction, then Flea Market sales may resume until 9:30 PM.

FLEA MARKET RULES:  Sellers are free to accept any mode of payment.  For the Auction, sellers who accept checks, credit cards or other non-cash payments must pay the 10 percent commission to OMC in cash at the time of the sale.   Sellers cannot demonstrate tricks that make fire or smoke inside the building.  It is against the law and could set off the smoke alarms.  Sellers must shut down their tables during the Auction. No flea market sales are permitted during the auction.

AUCTION RULES:  We are pleased that the Auction will once again be conducted by professional auctioneer D.H. Mayeron.  The order of sellers during the auction will be determined by random draw.  We will endeavor to see that each participating seller receives a fair share of the auction time.  Minimum starting bids for all items will be $3 and minimum bid increases will be $1 (all bids must be in whole dollar amounts).  Select items you think will generate spirited bidding in your limited time.

WHAT TO BRING (Sellers):  a dolly or hand truck if necessary (there is an easy ramp from the parking lot into the Ballroom), two table cloths (one to cover your merchandise during the auction), price stickers, bags/boxes for buyers to take away purchased items, receipt books (professional magicians may require receipts for tax deductions) and plenty of change (especially $1, $5 and $10 bills) for cash transactions.

BUYERS:  Buyers are encouraged to bring plenty of cash (especially smaller denominations) as some Sellers may run out of change and not accept non cash modes of payment.

Masks Strongly Suggested.

Where?  Scottish Rite Center  – Website.  1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Free Adjacent Parking available behind the Scottish Rite Center.  The parking lot is on Madison Street — a one way street going south, between 17th and 15th Streets – The entrance to the lot is on the left side of the street, directly across from 1555 Madison. Directions here: Google Maps. From the lot go along the left side of the building to enter.

ALSO COMING IN 2022

Coming to OMC(some dates TBD): Xavier Mortimer and Doc Eason in person lectures, Cardistry Night, IntraClub Stage Contest (July 5), Spaghetti Feed and Interclub Stage Contest (September 6), Close-Up Contest (November 1) plus teach-ins and several more Virtual Lectures.

RENEW OR BECOME AN OMC MEMBER NOW

As of March 2022 there are over 110 members including working professionals, aspiring pros, hobbyists and collectors from all over the world. The renewals have been very high for 2022.

Join us.

2022 dues are $25.00 good through December, 2022.

Youth Membership- under 15-year-olds: $10

If you want to apply for membership send an email to marc.c.mcguire@gmail.com requesting an application.

Even if you have paid you cannot become a full member until you have sent in the application.

You may make Payment anytime by PayPal

or mail a check to:

Oakland Magic Circle
c/o Marc McGuire
1737 Alhambra Lane
Oakland CA 94611

 

To use your PayPal account to pay dues– enter the following information to send your $10 or $25 payment to Oakland Magic Circle:
1) Sign in to your PayPal account here, or register for one:​ ​https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/account-selection
2) Send money to:​ ​ oaklandmagic@gmail.com

Note that you are sending money to a friend to save a handling fee.

Joining or renewing now will get you:

Exclusive Members Only benefits through December 2022:

Free Admission to In-Person Lectures (a $20+ value), Meetings and Teach-Ins

Free Admission to all Virtual OMC Lectures (Generally $12.50-$15 for non-members)

Exclusive access to most 2020-2021 and upcoming virtual lectures (you’d pay more than the dues fees just to see one of them from a dealer)

Eligibility to compete for cash prizes and trophies in the Close-Up and Stage OMC contests

Access to our large library of books and DVDs  and regular updates of what we have

-10% Discount on orders of $40 or more from Byron Walker Magic Books

-10% Discount on orders of $30 or more (in-person, by phone or online) from Misdirections Magic Shop in San Francisco

Free magic props for special in-person teach-ins

-Advance announcement for special events so you can reserve your place

                                     -More benefits coming

Your modest dues (we have kept them low for years) help us:

-Present monthly events including lectures, contests, our auction/flea market, two stage shows with some bonus events, and offer teach-ins with related props; rent the beautiful meeting hall at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building on Lake Merritt (includes a free parking lot) and pay liability insurance; offer a fully equipped stage for appropriate events and a performance platform for regular meetings; increase our fantastic library—all while providing a forum for local magicians to meet and share.

It isn’t just about paying your dues but helping build our club, the oldest independent magic club west of the Mississippi, operating continuously since 1925. We want you to help keep the club relevant and contemporary, both learning from past and present trends while looking to the future.

We look forward to all meeting in person in early 2022 at our beautiful new meeting place at the Oakland Scottish Rite Building.

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  • See top Bay Area magicians perform.

  • All ages welcome.

  • Learn from exceptional lecturers.

  • Participate in club competitions.


Upcoming and Past Meetings

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Club Competitions