Event Calendar

Fall 2022 Auctions

September 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – September 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Welcome to the Fall 2022 APS online auctions! 

To extend member benefits to as many international members as possible, we are holding three separate auctions: USA, Canada, and EU. The auction committee has been very busy! Generous donors have provided exciting items from out-of-print books and rarely available old cultivars to the newest efforts of hybridizers.

Members are already registered as bidders for the appropriate auction and items will only be available from donors in their country/union. There will be no international shipping. However, as you may be interested in following all three auctions, here are their URL’s:
USA: fundraiser.support/APSFALL2022USA
Canada:  fundraiser.support/APSFALL2022CANADA
EU: fundraiser.support/APSFALL2022EU

Bidding opens on Thursday, September 15th, at noon and closes on Sunday, September 18th at 6 pm Central Daylight Time (USA and Canada auctions). For convenience, the EU auction opens at 6 a.m. CDT Thursday and closes at 1 p.m. CDT on Sunday. View the countdown clock to get your bids in on time as it may be confusing to remember how your local time corresponds with CDT. (Central European Time, CET, is 7 hours ahead of CDT.)

All amounts are in US Dollars and payments will be made online using credit cards. You will receive an invoice following the close of bidding and are asked to pay within 24 hours. We are adding a small shipping charge ($5 for seeds and books and $10 for roots) to enable APS to reimburse donors who submit receipts for large shipping costs. A maximum of $30 for shipping will be charged to any one buyer even if items are coming from multiple donors.

Click on the “bidding info” on the auction website for more instructions about the bidding process. Starting bids are generally around 40-50% of the estimated value of the item.  As these are “charity events”, we hope to realize more than 100% of those values!

All proceeds from these fall auctions are designated to support ongoing peony DNA research at the University of Michigan. That research informs conservation of the gene pool in cultivars and detects viruses infecting peonies, benefitting peony growers and hybridizers worldwide.

Happy Bidding for a good cause!