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Ric Cherwin Auctioneer
 
… You did an incredible job, Ric. You saved the night.
Al Primo, ABC News Producer, creator of Eyewitness News

      

Cherwin Brothers Auctioneers, headed by Ric and Barry Cherwin, is one of the preeminent Fund Raising Auctioneering companies in the country.  They have been the auctioneers for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, SPCA, American Heart Assoc., Muscular Dystrophy Asscoc., "Lou Gehrig's Disease", SONY’s South Asia Excellence Awards (televised to 100 million people throughout Europe and Asia), Dr. Oz’ HealthCorps, East End Hospice, Ann Frank Foundation, Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock Artist's Assoc. and Museum, many private and public schools and scores of foundations and organizations in NYC and around the country.


Barry is the former president of two art auction companies: Artinvest, Inc, and You Gotta Have
Art, Inc, where he functioned as chief auctioneer for 15 years.  He is a past president of the New York City Auctioneers Assoc., a former "NYC Bid Calling Champion", and "NYC Auctioneer of the Year".


Ric, known as "The Singing Auctioneer", has worked alongside countless major celebrities on the auction stage, bantering back and forth in an entertaining manner, while stimulating audience participation and the raising of paddles. Ric is also a music producer, composer, performing and recording artist, practicing psychotherapist and attorney - all of which have contributed to a style and presence unlike any other in the auction world.


The brothers have conducted auctions in almost every state in the country, auctioning everything from movie roles to vacations in Europe and Asia to hot air balloon rides. 


They have conducted more than 1000 Fine Art Auctions, and have auctioned stamps, jewelry, computers, wines, toy soldiers, automobiles, trucks, real estate, and entire business establishments.  They have conducted
hundreds of auctions for the city of New York, generating millions of dollars in revenue.
 

But it is in Fund Raising Auctions that they specialize.  It is not uncommon for either of them to follow on the heels of a Sotheby's or a Christie’s auctioneer and literally double or even triple the amount of monies raised for the sponsoring organization.


Both are quite well known in auction circles Barry once auctioned a tie he was wearing for $1,000 and twelve cans of tuna fish for $520; a photograph before it was even taken for $30,000; and a dinner party for ten for $50,000.  He also garnered $2,600 for a $100 bill.


Ric has given auction tips, conducted a mock auction, and delivered the weather report (in auctioneer fashion) on "Good Day New York".  He's auctioned days with,
among many others, Oprah Winfrey and Joe Torre, and lunch and a round of golf with Rudy Giuliani. He has auctioned straight donations of $100,000 for research and once, absolutely nothing for $1,500!


Each is known for his energy, humor and warmth.  Each is fun and exciting and knows how to solicit bids in a quick, novel and entertaining way. They can inspire an audience, and people enjoy spending money at their auctions; novice buyers don't feel threatened and more experienced auction-goers find them a breath of fresh air. Simply put, the Cherwin Brothers know how to raise money.

 




















Blurbs about Ric’s auctioneering

 Who are you? You’re unbelievable.
Chuck Scarborough, NBC News

 

… You did an incredible job, Ric. You saved the night.
Al Primo, ABC News Producer, creator of Eyewitness News

 

Thank you so much. You made the night. I look forward to working with you again next year.
Dr. Mehmet Oz

 

…You guaranteed to surpass last year’s total (before you became the auctioneer.) You didn’t tell us you’d beat it by over $100,000. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!
Alan Frank

 

…We changed the date of our auction to accommodate your schedule, and thank goodness we did. Besides the money raised, I loved seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces during the auction. Our deepest gratitude to you.
Arlen Sue Fox, Associate Executive Director, SCS


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