ONLINE Silent Auction 2022

These were the winning bids on hand at 5 pm on Sunday, September 11th. Successful bidders will be notified via email within 48 hours and arrangements will be made to connect you with your treasure.

We would like to thank everyone who donated an item for the auction, whether it was bid on or not, and to everyone who bid, allowing us to raise $3,920 for the church. We truly couldn’t have done it without you, and we are deeply grateful for everyone’s generous and cheerful participation, especially to the local businesses who donated some of our most successful items.

Spotlight on Item 1:

Two nights at Zach Weinberg’s “Surf Ranch” AirBnB in York, ME,
dates to be arranged.

  • 4 bedroom house in a private woods setting (one bedroom gets closed off after Thanksgiving)
  • 1/2 mile to York Beach, Maine (a 15-minute walk or a 4-minute bike ride)
  • Cook’s kitchen, 9-foot dining table
  • Fire pit, picnic table, pool table, ping pong table
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Value: $800 – $1,000. Minimum bid: $350. Current high bid: $550.

​Item 2: Miriam Acquaviva has donated an antique flax-spinning wheel made by Joel Farnham, a wheelwright and cabinetmaker who moved from Pennsylvania to Oswego, NY in 1794; he had a well-established milling and wheelwright business by the 1820’s, which passed to his youngest son, Frederick, in the 1840’s. Miriam’s spinning wheel is a small wooden one, with four legs, a flat table, and a grooved wheel; it is functional and complete, with one replaced part. Estimated value: $350. Minimum bid: $75. Current high bid: $220.

​Item 3: Craftsperson Rachael E. Shaw offers a pair of her custom Vermont-made, fleece-lined sweater mittens. Choose your own size, color, weight and button style–the photo shows one of many possibilities. Estimated value: $75. Minimum bid: $25. Current high bid: $45

Item 4: Westminster Cares has donated 2 tickets to the Westminster Garden Tour, including one free lunch special. Estimated value: $45. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $30

Item 5: Charlotte Gifford and Dan Axtell have donated two soup tureens: one with a duck lid, about 12″ long; and one with a rabbit lid, about 8″ long. Estimated value: $30 each. Minimum bid: $10 each. Duck tureen: Current high bid: $20. Rabbit tureen: Current high bid: $20

Item 6: Allison Deen has donated a rendering of Vermont’s only nesting hummingbird: the ruby-throated hummingbird figure comes in a display case that stands about 5” tall. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $5

Item 7: Alison Latham has donated a pair of vintage Hyphos Paris Prism 8X binoculars, with leather case and strap. The binoculars are about 4″ deep, the surface material is lifting in spots, and the leather is worn. Estimated value: $50. Minimum bid: $20.

Item 8: Vermont Wagyu of Springfield has donated a $100 gift certificate, to be used to order online from their website. Started in 1790, Spring Rock Farm now raises 100% certified restaurant-quality Wagyu beef from direct descendants of Japanese herds here in Vermont.  Vermont Wagyu is used by some of the best chefs and restaurants in America, and has been featured in Forbes and on the Today Show. Minimum bid: $35. Current high bid: $105

Item 9: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a set of reproductions of four clay soldiers and a horse from the tomb of Emperor Shi of the Qin Dynasty, Xi’an province, in the original box, purchased in China.  Figures measure 4″ to 5″ in height. ​Estimated value: $35. Minimum bid: $10.

Item 10: “Anonymous” has donated a silver-plate antique meat platter by Tiffany & Co. Estimated value: $800. Minimum bid: $200.

Item 11: Leslie’s Tavern in Rockingham has donated a $35 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $35.

Item 12: Ira and Eileen Wilner have donated an antique old-fashioned push reel mower with a wooden handle.  It works well and requires no gas.  Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $40.

Item 13: Paul Spector has donated a vintage child’s high chair about 24″ tall with seat 14″ wide. Estimated value: $45. Minimum bid: $15.

Item 14: Next Stage has donated two pairs of tickets to any two events, a total of four tickets. Estimated value: $50 for each pair of tickets. Minimum bid: $20 for each pair of tickets. First pair: Current high bid: $40. Second pair: Current high bid: $40

Item 15: Sarah Waldo and “Anonymous” have both donated sets of Wingspan, a competitive, card-driven board game using dice and strategy, from Stonemaier Games. Players become bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves. Recommended for ages ten and up, for up to five players. Both are new and have never been used. Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $10. First set: Current high bid: $35. Second set: Current high bid: $25

Item 16: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated two ceramic pieces by Laura Zindel: (1) a bottle with an etching of pine cone on the front and a stopper, about 12 ” high, and 2½” wide; estimated value: $45; minimum bid: $15; and (2) a vase with an etching of a moth on the front, about 9″ high and 4″ wide; estimated value: $30; minimum bid: $10.  Current high bid: $40 for bottle with pine cone etching.

Item 17: Allen Brothers have donated a hydrangea for your garden. Estimated value: $45. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $35

Item 18: Laura and Betsy Williams have donated a 16” terra cotta patio planter. Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $20.

Item 19: Ray Huessy has donated two “six-packs” of red wine from his cellar, each bottle chosen after extensive research and thorough road-testing (not for drinkers of sweet or heavy wines, let alone Chardonnay). Estimated value: $50 – $80 each. Minimum bid: $25 each. (The picture below is for bid encouragement only.) First six-pack: Current high bid: $45. Second six-pack: Current high bid: $45

Item 20: The Saxtons River Village Market has donated a $25 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25

Item 21: Paul Spector has donated a vintage painting of the Delaware water gap, signed “Piazza.” Estimated value: $200. Minimum bid: $20. Current high bid: $20

Item 22: “Anonymous” has donated a small glass terrarium, 8″ x 8″ x 6″ high (10″ to the peak; the base is 9½” x 9½”). Estimated value: $35. Minimum bid: $10.

Item 23: Westminster Animal Hospital has donated two rabies shots with exams for your pet. Estimated value: $100 each. Minimum bid: $35 each. First shots and exams: Current high bid: $70. Second shots and exams: Current high bid: $70

Item 24: Jennifer Latham has donated two adorable shell-covered boxes. The larger, heart-shaped box is about 4″ by 5″ inside; the smaller, rectangular box is about 1¾” by 2¾”. Estimated value: unknown. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $10

Item 25: Emily Kimball and Stician Samples have donated this well-loved child’s rocking chair, 28″ high and 16″ wide. Estimated value: $30. Minimum bid: $15.

Item 26: The Hungry Diner in Walpole has donated a $50 food gift certificate. Enjoy locally-owned and sourced food, including meats from Walpole Valley Farm. Minimum bid: $20. Current high bid: $50.

Item 27: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a boxed set of four pairs of new infant (0-6 month) socks, of a cotton-polyester- spandex blend, in four colors: red, blue, green and black.   Estimated value: $15. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $5

Item 28: Elizabeth Malczynski and Jonas Littman have donated a large ceramic bean pot, about 11″ wide and 10″ high (without the lid). Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $15

​​Item 29: Walker Farm in Dummerston has donated a $30 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $30

Item 30: Allison Deen has donated a wooden carving of a rhinoceros, about 3” tall and 6” long, bought on a trip to Kenya in 1967. Estimated value: $20. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $10.

Item 31: Charlotte Gifford and Dan Axtell have donated a brand new Yamaha YPG-235 portable grand piano (details here) including stand, cord, and user’s manual. Estimated value $160. Minimum bid: $50. Current high bid: $50

Item 32: Achille Agway in Walpole, NH has donated a $25 gift card redeemable at the Walpole store. Minimum bid:$10. Current high bid: $20

Item 33: Robert Burch of Brandywine Glass in Putney has donated a hand-made, blown-glass sculpture. Estimated value: $240. Minimum bid: $45. Current high bid: $50

Item 34: Peggy O’Toole and John Ewald have donated a handmade ceramic tile, 6″ by 6″. Estimated value: $60. Minimum bid: $20. Current high bid: $25

​​Item 35: Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls has donated a $25 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $20

Item 36: “Anonymous” has donated ​an antique mahogany tapered tiered muffin stand or pie stand, about three feet tall. Minimum bid: $35. Current high bid: $50.

Item 37: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a beautiful glass vase made and signed by local glass artist Caitlin Burch, about 5½” high and 3½” wide.   Estimated value: $125. Minimum bid: $35.

Item 38: The Sandglass Theater has donated a gift certificate for two tickets to any show at the Winter Sunshine Series at Sandglass Theater, now in its 16th year presenting family-friendly shows. “Send those mid-winter blues a-packing with the creative energy of a puppet show.” Check the website to choose from 4 different shows playing February 4-18, 2023; the winning bidder will need to select the performance and reserve seats by January 10th. Estimated value: $18. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $5

Item 39: Amy Cann offers two packages of three violin/fiddle or piano lessons, each lesson running 45-60 minutes. All ages and experience levels are welcome, and Amy offers a loaner violin. The second package will be offered to second-highest bidder at the amount of the highest bid. This offer has no expiration date (winning bidder from a few years back–you know who you are–you’re still good.  Estimated value: $180 for each package. Minimum bid: $60 for each package. First package: Current high bid: $60

Item 40: Betsy MacIsaac of Crooked Fence Farm has donated eight skeins of yarn. Estimated value: $120. Minimum bid: $50. Current high bid: $70

Item 41: Ian Conway has donated a home chimney cleaning by the Chimney Doctor. Estimated value: $248. Minimum bid: $95. Current high bid: $250.

Item 42: It’s your lucky day! Miriam Acquaviva is offering two rooted four-leaf clovers in small pots. Estimated value: whatever you think luck is worth. Minimum bid: $5 each pot. First pot: Current high bid: $5. Second pot: Current high bid: $5

Item 43: Charlotte Gifford has donated a 100% wool hat, knit to the winning bidder’s order, in the color and design of your choice. Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $20.

Item 44: David and Yesenia Major and their family have donated a sampler of their award-winning Vermont Shepherd cheese. Estimated Value: $95. Minimum bid: $45. Current high bid: $65.

Item 45: Ray Huessy has donated three framed Japanese woodblock prints of Kabuki actors, bought in Tokyo (and framed by Boutilier’s in Burlington) in 1964. All are about 15″ x 20″; the ones on the right and left were made from Sadanobu Hasegawa blocks. Please bid on #1 (left), #2 (center) and #3 (right) separately. Estimated value: $50 each. Minimum bid: $10 each. Current high bid #1: $10. Current high bid #2: $10. Current high bid #3: $10.

Item 46: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a handmade porcelain hanging vase with a “Delft” blue floral design, about 6½” high and 4½” wide, marked “Fadeley, Brattleboro, VT.” ​Estimated value: $20. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $10

Item 47: LaValley’s in Walpole has donated 2 Raintrain traveling sprinklers. Estimated value: $68 each. Minimum bid: $20 each. First sprinkler: Current high bid: $20

Item 48: Allison Deen has donated a small painting by an indigenous Caribbean artist, holding “a touch of Caribbean sun” with its vibrant colors. The frame is about 6” x 8,” the painting itself is about 3” x 5”. Estimated value: $30. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $10

Item 49: Kathleen Pirruccello has donated a pair of Waterford crystal candlesticks, Lismore pattern, in pristine condition. Estimated value: $75. Minimum bid: $25. Current high bid: $40

Item 50: The Putney Mountain Winery has donated a $25 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25

Item 51: Cheryl Charles and her family have donated an Ethan Allen dining room set. This table and chairs has hosted many meals, games, puzzles, and family gatherings; it shows some wear, but remains welcoming (one arm chair needs cosmetic repair). Six chairs (two captain’s chairs, four side chairs), a 44” x 67” table with two 18” leaves. Estimated value: $1,200. Minimum bid: $350.

Item 52: Charlotte Gifford and Dan Axtell have donated a “collectible” 1981 “Gone With the Wind” parody poster, featuring Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, a copy of which resides in the UK’s National Portrait Gallery. Estimated value $40. Minimum bid: $10.

​​Item 53: Sojourns in Westminster has donated a basket of immune-boosting supplements, Blue Crow Botanicals immune tonic (2 oz); Eclectic Vita-Biotic immune formula (150 caps); Honey Gardens elderberry syrup; and Sojourns’ own immunity and vitality tonic tea (5 oz). Estimated value: $100. Minimum bid: $35. Current high bid: $40

Item 54: Jeanne Bennett has donated a sterling silver bracelet. Estimated value: $65. Minimum bid: $25. Current high bid: $40

Item 55: Miriam Acquaviva has donated a Doulton Lambeth tobacco jar (perhaps a CBD bud jar in today’s world), about 5½” high and 4″ wide, from her mother’s antique store, in perfect condition (no chips, no cracks). Estimated value: $295. Minimum bid: $45. Current high bid: $50

Item 56: Dan Harlow has donated a $25 Harlow Farm Stand gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25.

Item 57: Emily Kimball and Stician Samples have donated a Bob Revolution Jogging Stroller, a great and sturdy all-terrain stroller. Estimated value new: $700. Minimum bid: $75. Current high bid: $75

Item 58: Allison Deen has donated two handmade wooden compasses by Brad Rockwell of Saxtons River, about 1” x 1½”. These two charming, hand-held, pocket-sized works of art have practical uses and are offered as a pair. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $25

Item 59: Landscape designer Cyndy Fine, owner of Genius Loci, will donate one hour of ecological landscape design consultation. Cyndy offers alternative methods for creating a beautiful and ecologically healthy landscape while protecting and promoting biodiversity in your own gardens. Estimated value: $120. Minimum bid: $45. Current high bid: $60

Item 60: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a cast iron pink piggy bank, including a few coins of unknown date and denomination. ​Estimated value: $25. Minimum bid: $10.​ Current high bid: $30

Item 61: Tom “the Rocket Guy” Griffith will bring his bottle rocket regalia to your child’s birthday party or other celebration and will engage your troops in rocket-making and -launching for up to two hours, with a bit of science thrown in. (Tom has taught this age for over 20 years and can’t help himself). You provide the kids (ages 7 to 12-ish, maximum of 6) and a large field (the rockets can come down with a vengeance) and Tom provides the rest, though help with supervision is much appreciated. The winning bidder may contact Tom at tomgriffith1051@gmail.com  to set a date. Estimated value: $100 – $150. Minimum bid: $50.

Item 62: Livewater Farm in Westminster West, has donated a $25 farm gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25

Item 63: Ready for a romantic picnic in the woods, by the lake, or under the stars? Cheryl Charles and her family have donated this leather picnic backpack (​Legacy by Picnic Time)–it’s ready for wine, cheese, other delectable foods and more, complete with wine opener, cutting board, knife, flatware, plastic wine glasses and plates, with plenty of storage space and a place for the wine bottle on the side of the backpack. Never used! Estimated value:  $95. Minimum bid: $25.

Item 64: Sarah Waldo has donated a painted (very pale blue) hardwood cabinet, in good overall shape,about 28″ high, 31″ wide, and 16″ deep, with a side towel bar; the paint on top is nicked here and there. Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $35

Item 65: Cafe Loco in Westminster has donated two gift certificates, each qualifying the bearer for one of their fabulous Key Lime pies by Michael Lenox. Estimated value of each pie: $32. Minimum bid for each pie: $10. Current high bid on pie #1: $20. Current high bid on pie #2: $25.

Item 66: Susan and Rich Talbot have donated two rocking chairs: (1) a plain maple rocking chair (minimum bid: $20) Current high bid: $30 and (2) a stenciled rocking chair (minimum bid: $15). Current high bid: $30.

Item 67: Lee Crocker and David Mulholland have donated a gallon of organic maple syrup from Sidelands Sugarbush.  Estimated value: $75. Minimum bid: $35. Current high bid: $60

Item 68: ​The Putney Diner has donated a $25 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $20

Item 69: Allison Deen has donated a small hand-woven marsh reed basket, about 5” tall by 5” wide, made by the late Jackie Abrams of Brattleboro. Minimum bid: $5.

Item 70: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a set of copper-alloy Thai silverware with black horn handles, including 8 teaspoons, 7 small forks, and 4 small knives; 2 large forks, 2 large spoons, and a large knife. ​Estimated value: $50. Minimum bid: $15.​​

Item 71: The Green Mountain Spinnery has donated a boot-topper knitting project with yarn and instructions) to make from the Spinnery. Estimated value: over $35. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $15

Item 72: Lucinda Moses of Maple Leaf Design has donated a piece of stained glass artwork handcrafted in Westminster, VT.  Estimated value $50. Minimum bid: $25. Current high bid: $40

Item 73: Emily Kimball and Stician Samples have donated an Ab Lounge Sport exerciser.  Offered online, used, for $45 – $100. Minimum bid: $25.

Item 74: Against the Grain Gourmet of Brattleboro has donated a $50 gift certificate for their gluten-free products. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $35

Item 75: Ray Huessy offers to write a sonnet or other poem of similar length, or hymn, to order (acrostic poems available on request). Estimated value: $75- $100. Minimum bid: $20.

Item 76: Emily Kimball and Stician Samples have donated a lightweight stroller for a toddler or small child. Estimated value: $20. Minimum bid: $5. 

Item 77: Muddy Paws Canine Center of Westminster has donated a $20 gift certificate for products or services. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $20.

Item 78: Allison Deen has donated “Trout Lilya small framed piece (about 5” by 5”) by pressed-leaf artist Maggie Lake of Westminster West, whom many will remember fondly. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $5

Item 79: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a pair of wooden bookends, with a race cars on black-and-white checks and “Ready, Set, Go” insignia. Each bookend is about 7½” long, 7″ high, and 4″ wide.  Used, in good condition, and perfect for a little boys’ bedroom. ​Estimated value: $25. Minimum bid: $10.​​

​Item 80: J&H Hardware has donated a $25 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $20

Item 81: Oliver Brody has donated a selection of baskets. Estimated value: $60. Minimum bid: $20. Current high bid: $40

Item 82: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated a beautifully crafted whimsical ceramic whistle from Guatemala, about 7″ high and 5″ wide, portraying a circle of six women, each with unique facial expressions, postures, and dress. ​Estimated value: $25. Minimum bid: $5.​​ Current high bid: $5

Item 83: Perfect Creations Salon has donated a $20 gift certificate. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25

Item 84: Emily Kimball and Stician Samples have donated an old-fashioned electric ice-cream maker, the kind that uses rock salt around the cream container. Minimum bid: $15.

Item 85: Ray Huessy has donated two large posters in metal frames, Saul Steinberg’s famous New Yorker cover (left, about 29″ x 40″) and Edward Steichen’s tinted photograph of the “Flatiron Building” (right, about 24″ x 34″). Estimated value: $30 – $40 each. Minimum bid: $10 each.

Item 86: Elise Manning and Bruce Sterling have donated six vintage ceramic salt/pepper/spice shakers from Japan, each about 3″ high and 2″ wide, with cork stoppers, a painting of a rooster and the name of the spice within–salt, pepper, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves.  Estimated value: $35. Minimum bid: $10.​​

Item 87: Miriam Acquaviva has donated an INTER 66 photo enlarger she received as a birthday gift in 1973, including its manuals and miscellaneous photographic accoutrements. It stands about 30″ high, and the wooden base is 24″ x 18″. Estimated value: absolutely nothing or quite a lot, depending on who’s talking (there are new Inter 66 enlargers on eBay for over $200), so let’s say $50. Minimum bid: $15.


Item 88: Lee Crocker and David Mulholland have donated a pair of ​Mersman mahogany end tables, about 24″ tall, 1712” wide, and 2712” long. Minimum bid on each table: $30.

Item 89: Diane Glim has donated a matted print of her painting of the village of Westminster West, about 13¼” by 22″. Minimum bid $30. Current high bid: $35

Item 90: Laura and Betsy Williams have donated a 500 piece puzzle, “Story Map of Ireland.” Estimated value $20. Minimum bid $5. Current high bid: $20

Item 91: Michael Daley has donated a one-hour table massage at his studio on Main Street in Putney. Estimated value: $80. Minimum bid: $25. Current high bid: $80

Item 92: Jim Gould has donated two hours of plumbing consultation or repair. Estimated value: $160. Minimum bid: $50. Current high bid: $170

Item 93: Lola’s Pizzeria in North Walpole has donated two (2) $20 gift certificates. Minimum bid: $5 each. First certificate: Current high bid: $30 Second certificate: Current high bid: $15

Item 94: Karen Blanchard has donated a new (never-used) Panasonic SD-BT55P “Bread Bakery,” an older model that does everything that the newer model does. It comes with a manual, recipe book, and a VHS instruction tape [!]. New ones go for $300-$400 and Etsy has this model from $120. Estimated value: $125. Minimum bid $45.

Item 95: Susan Roman has donated a distressed Mexican tin candelabra, circa 1968, in excellent condition and much-loved, with “a good heft to it,”  about 14” x 18” wide x 6” deep at the base. Estimated value: $50 – $75. Minimum bid $25.

Item 96: Jennifer Latham has donated a solid oak “Shaker” desk in excellent condition, perfect for that small office nook, 36″w x 24″d x 30″h, with wooden carved pulls, dovetail joints, a removeable desktop, and four drawers (side drawers 9½” x 17″ inside). Estimated value $250 – $300. Minimum bid: $100. Current high bid: $100

Item 97: Susan Roman has donated plastic duck decoys, male and female in excellent condition (never used) to go in your pond! The decoys measure 16” x 7” x 6”. Similar “birds” for sale online for $25. Minimum bid $10.

Item 98: Susan Roman has donated a 7-piece pottery Asian tea set, lightly used and in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks; the teapot features an abstract bird decoration. The teapot is 4½” high and 4” in diameter; the teacups are 2¼” high and 2½” wide.  Estimated value $50. Minimum bid $10.

Item 99: Johnson’s Greenhouse in Westminster has donated a chrysanthemum. Estimated value: $10. Minimum bid: $5. Current high bid: $10

Item 100: William Ballard Piano Service is offering a $50 discount on a piano tuning (get a $125 job done for $75). Your piano is assumed to be ready for a tuning, and needing no other repairs. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $75

Item 101: William Ballard Piano Service has donated a square-grand-piano table, a 3¼” slab of pine boards, edged with mahogany veneer, with majestic period lion’-legs, topped with birch plywood, about 76”l x 37”w x 37½”h. Square grand pianos went extinct after the 19th Century; 120 years later, they are exceedingly rare, but some of them get to live on as tables. Make it your dinner table, fold laundry on it, or gather the kids at it for homework! The time spent on conversion alone is worth some (not small) multiple of the minimum bid. Minimum bid: $300.

Item 102: Karen Blanchard has donated a brand-new medium-size Swiss Gear backpack in perfect condition. Estimated value: $90. Minimum bid: $25.  Current high bid: $25

Item 103: Pia Rabin has donated a framed pastel drawing, approximately 12″ x 12″ (framed, about 16″ x 16″). Estimated value: $450. Minimum bid $130.

Item 104: Bill Ballard has donated a nearly-new Hamilton Beach microwave. Estimated value: $75. Minimum bid: $25.

Item 105: Stephen Major has donated a leather Australian Outback-style stock saddle in good condition that he used himself for many years. Cost if new: $1,600. Estimated value: $400. Minimum bid: $100.

Item 106: Bellows Falls’ Twin Falls Gym has donated a two-hour mini-class/birthday party (a 40 minute “mini-class,” 20 minutes of free gym time, 45 minutes in the party room for food and gifts, and 15 minutes for cleanup and departure) for up to 8 children. Parents may supervise during open gym but not actively participate, and need to provide the food, drinks, paper products, etc. Estimated value: $175. Minimum bid: $75.

Item 107: Main Street Arts has donated two (2) tickets to the “Windborne” concert at 7 pm on September 18th in Saxtons River. “Windborne” is the quartet Brian O’Donovan of WGBH called the “musical discovery of the year… stunningly powerful… sets a new bar for harmony singing today!” Your name will be sent to the box office, where you can pick up your tickets. Estimated value: $40. Minimum bid: $15. Current high bid: $35.

Item 108: The Community Feed Store has donated a double-decker birdseed feeder, about 14” high.  Estimated value: $32. Minimum bid: $10. Current high bid: $25

Remember:

To bid, just email cherylcharles01@gmail.com.

Bidding will continue right through the Fair weekend until 5 pm on Sunday, September 11th. Minimum bids are listed for each item; each succeeding bid must be at least $5 higher than the last.

On Sunday, September 11th, we will be updating bids hourly beginning at 1 pm, and then every fifteen minutes between 4 and 5 pm. The high bid in hand for each item at 5 pm will win. Winners will be notified via email within 48 hours and arrangements will be made to connect you with your treasure.