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Normal time and place of monthly meetings unless noted below is the 2nd Sunday of each month.

Time: 1:30 pm Mini Mart and Fellowship, 2:00 pm Meeting
Dufner Park Building
2741 Winston Road
Oklahoma City, OK



Welcome to the Sooner Time Collectors Website                        Last Updated -  August 2, 2018


Our August 12  meeting will be held in the home of Jim and Elda Davis who will

present the program on Calendar Clocks.


At least three of our members will be attending the National Convention and

will be sharing their finds and impressions.


The 2018 All Texas Chapters Regional, Houston, TX will be held August 23, 2018

to August 25.  The good news is that they are cutting costs for Early Bird Registrants.

  Before July 31, Registration is only $15 and tables $27.50 each.

 

 They want to say "Thank You" to the many NAWCC members who pitched

in to help those who were experiencing floods.  Many clocks were saved.


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Don't forget our own MKOA Regional October 26-27, 2018.

Oklahoma City, OK


      Click here for a registration form.


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From: Overstreet, Steve

Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:45 AM

 

Subject: Latest on Harris' Clock Auction

 

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa  --  Tom Harris still can’t believe what he's seeing. The owner of a longstanding family-owned antique auction house, Harris was in Pennsylvania at a clock and watch expo when he got the news that his property took a direct hit from an EF3 tornado.

 

“My secretaries were in the building and called me and told me a tornado is hitting the building right now, so I'm like, ‘hang up and get under the desk!’” said Harris.

 

Harris says he loaded up the truck and started making the 18-hour trek home.  When he arrived in Marshalltown, he found his auction house had suffered considerable damage and his sale barn that held much of his inventory was destroyed.

 

“I stood out here in the parking lot for 15 minutes when we got home before I could function,” he said.

 

Harris says he's at least down a quarter to half a million dollars in destroyed inventory, and that figure could grow. He says it could take up to a year before insurance is able to sort through what is insured and what isn't.  Even in the face of disaster, however, Harris says this will not be a deathblow to the family business.

 

“We've moved out to Marshalltown Mall, and we're going to be there and other places, but our auction for August 11th, our clock auction is still going to happen out there. We're still going to pick up collections and we're not going to let this take us out,” he said.

 

Still without power, Harris credits his staff and his family with coming together to overcome tragedy.

 

“What are you going to do? I can't dig a hole and jump in it, I'm glad nobody ended up in one. I've got a great professional crew that's been doing this their whole life and family, and we're going to rent other buildings and do whatever we have to [in order] to have big sales and pick up collections. It's not going to stop us a bit,” said Harris.

 

Harris said despite the losses, he's lucky when it comes to how much inventory actually made it in the auction house. He says they're still sorting through the rubble to find out what can be salvaged.




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