IRISH COFFEE AUCTION

Welcome to the Silent Auction. Scroll down the page to see all items. Click on a picture to see an enlarged image. Payment is available through PayPal or charge card. [All final bids are subject to review and confirmation by the Service Committee.]

To bid on an item or for more information about a listing, please send an email to chicagoirishcoffee@gmail.com.
Be sure to include your name, telephone number, the item you wish to bid on, and the bid amount. 

 

The 2022 auction has ended, as of Friday, March 11, 6:00 pm. If you have questions about a bid or your item, please contact the email address above.

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Wines for Your Cellar
 

[1] A careful selection of 6 bottles from 57th St Wines from France, Germany, and 4 red wines from Spain, Burgundy, California, and Italy.  Includes a handy carrying case.  Deliver to Metro Chicago only.  

VALUE
$140​​

Current Bid
$155
Increment Bid
$20​​

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Rainbow Gate Pottery, Large Decorative Platter

[2] A one-of-a-kind handmade beautifully decorated piece from Rainbow Gate Pottery, Sante Fe, New Mexico. A unique toad and floral pattern in stunning Southwest Colors. 16”. Comes with cord for wall hanging.

VALUE
$305​​

Minimum Bid
$150
Increment Bid
$25

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Tree of Life Tapestry

[3] A stunning William Morris tapestry featuring the elaborate floral designs that made Morris the prominent textile designer of the Arts and Crafts movement. This tapestry depicts a tree at the center, which symbolizes the abundance and continuity of all life. It is sure to become the focal point of your home. 100% cotton, new. 55” x 41”

VALUE
$150​​

Current Bid
$110
Increment
Bid
$20​​

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Porcelain Dinnerware, 
Rorstrand, Sweden, “Jenny” Pattern

Six place settings

[4] 1970’s classic mid-century modern. A timeless beauty. Each place setting includes a 10” dinnerplate, 8” luncheon plate, soup bowl, salad bowl, cup and saucer. Also, one 9” round serving bowl. Excellent vintage condition.

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum Bid
$150​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Chef’s Basket —
Things Every Home Cook Wants

[5] Includes: Kitchen tools and ceramic crock, New England Soup Factory cookbook, Ozeri digital scale, KitchenAid potholder mitts, Dual digital kitchen timer, Oxo Citrus zester, Wusthof Trident knife carrying case, Zyliss Restaurant cheese grater, spoon rest.

VALUE
$200​​

Current  Bid
$115

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Two Nights Out
in 
Hyde Park

[6] Enjoy a 2-night stay in luxurious 4 star Sophy Hotel in downtown Hyde Park, 2 tickets to one of renowned Court Theatre's fine productions on the UChicago campus, and a gift card to enjoy a delicious meal at Ascione Italian Bistro on 55th Street.

VALUE
$688​​

Current
Bid

$350
Increment Bid
$50​​
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Highly Collectable Hand-Made Queen-Size Quilt

[7] Created in 2017 with 1940s Dresden Plates and Nile Green background.
86" x 94". Dresden Dreams has hand-embroidered, red work centers and is hand-quilted with cable and floral design. Reverse side has modern black and white diagonal weave. Professional appraisal and additional images available.

VALUE
$900​​

Current Bid 
$400​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Astrology Reading with Tea and Refreshments for 4 (1.5 hours)

[8] A fun party with you and your 3 friends.  Schedule an astrology reading party with a Hyde Parker who will explain the history of astrology to the group and then provide a private mini-reading for each guest, while everyone enjoys conversation over afternoon tea and refreshments. Party may be hosted in your backyard or at a local park in Hyde Park. [Expires December 2022.]

VALUE
$300​​

Current Bid
$125​​

Increment Bid
$25

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Explore the Antarctic with Noted UC Glaciologist

Douglas R. MacAyeal

[9] Take this rare opportunity to talk with Professor Douglas R. MacAyeal, Ph.D., world renowned glaciologist, about his research as it pertains to climate change. Known for his legendary storytelling skills, Prof. MacAyeal is sought after as a speaker, appearing on PBS, BBC and others. Visit him on Zoom or a slide show in your home. Include your friends and family, as 10-15 people are permitted.

VALUE
$500​​

Current Bid
$300​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Weekend at Charming New Buffalo, MI Cottage

[10] Enjoy two nights stay at a charming New Buffalo cottage. Walk to shops and restaurants, the beach and the train. Lovely back yard available for grilling or fireplace. Sleeps 6.

VALUE
$600​​

Current Bid
$500​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Lady's Ruby and Diamond Cocktail Ring

[11] An exquisite piece. A 14K yellow gold cocktail ring set with (12) twelve round full cut diamonds weighing approx. 70/100 all matched of VS2-SI1 clarity G in color and 13 round 2 ½ mm rubies of good color. Certified appraisal available.

VALUE
$2,050​​

Current Bid
$950
Increment Bid
$100​​

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Special Tour of the Egyptian Galleries at the Oriental Institute

[12] Walk through the Egyptian Collection at the Oriental Institute with noted Egyptologist, Dr. Emily Teeter who is well known for her very engaging lectures, so you are in for a real treat. Limited to 10-15 people.

VALUE
$400​​

Current
 Bid
$250​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Visa Gift Card

for $200

[13] Bid on this wonderful Gift Card to purchase a gift for yourself or a loved one.

VALUE
$200​​

Current Bid
$180
Increment Bid
$40​​

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White Wines Selected by Our Members

[14] Six delicious whites: Chenin Blanc, Prosecco, Pino Grigio (2), Moscato, Loire Muscadet. Cheers! Delivery to metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$100​​

Current Bid
$90

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Museum of Science and Industry Membership

[15] A one-year family membership for 2 adults, all children under 18 in same home + 1 guest, free parking, 10 free Giant Dome Theatre tickets, unlimited discount passes, invitations to annual member holiday breakfast, 50% off admission to local Illinois & Wisconsin museums & to many other science museums in U.S.

VALUE
$195​​

Current Bid
$195

Increment Bid
$35​​

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Abt Electronics Gift Certificate for $150 

[16] Family-owned Abt Appliances, in business since 1936, is the most reliable and one of the largest family owned appliance stores in the US. They carry everything from appliances, to computers and furniture and they ship to 50 states. You know you are always purchasing there! 

VALUE
$150​​

Current Bid
$175

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Private Organ Recital and Demonstration at Rockefeller Chapel, UC

[17] Enjoy a unique organ recital and demonstration of the Rockefeller Chapel E.M. Skinner organ (8565 pipes) by renowned organist, Thomas Weisflog.  The date will be mutually set, considering the Chapel schedule. Bring a total of 10-15 people

Current
Bid
$350

VALUE
$350​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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"All Things Irish"
Basket

[18] Jameson whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, Decorative Irish Tea Towel, two glasses, Scone mix, Garvey’s Organic Traditional Irish Soda Bread mix, dark roast coffee, Turbinado sugar, Irish Cream Liquor filled chocolates, napkins. Everything you need for March 17. Delivery to metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$125​​

Current Bid
$150​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Gift Certificate for Computer Resource Center

[19Gift Certificate for 1 Zoom computer class or consultation for up to 3 hours conducted by George Rumsey, owner of the Computer Resource Center.  Consultation can relate to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Photoshop, and more.

VALUE
$149​​

Current Bid
$180

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Keurig Mini Plus
Single Serve Coffee Maker & Pods

[20] Brews coffee, tea, hot cocoa, specialty & iced beverages in any size cup from 6 oz. to 12 oz. with strong brew setting. Boasting a compact design good for small spaces & is portable; is easy to fill with water & to clean; has cord storage & K-Cup pod storage for 9 pods. Comes with 24 Keurig coffee pods.

VALUE
$116​​

Current Bid
$75​​

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Trader Joe's Brunch Basket with
2 Bottles of Wine 

[21] Festive Gift Basket from Trader Joe's Groceries created for a special weekend brunch. Contains many Trader Joe's signature packaged food products and two bottles of prosecco, good for inviting guests to dine and enjoy. Delivery to Metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$90​​

Current  Bid
$90

Increment Bid
$10​​

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Flower Fairies
Quilt

[22] Created by local fabric artist Diana Barrie. 36" x 42". Original design printed on whole cloth cotton fabric. Pink backing. Expertly hand quilted with variegated thread. A very special baby quilt or a stunning addition to any room as a wall hanging. 

VALUE
$300​​

Current Bid
$175​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Lunch for 4 and
Buffalo Watching

[23] Tour the Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands (near Dixon) to see their herd of Bison and have lunch (for 4) with a Hyde Parker whose farm home is next to the prairie. Mutually agreed upon date to be determined. About a 2 hour drive from Hyde Park.

VALUE
$125​​

Current
Bid 

$145
Increment Bid
$20​​

Current Bid
$100

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Gift Certificate for Hair Stylist Dianne Petersen, Gold Coast

[24] Located in the Gold Coast at 34 Oak Street, this certificate includes a haircut and Milbon deep conditioning treatment with Dianne Peterson, owner and stylist at Platinum 34 Salon.  Dianne has clients from all over the city, including Hyde Park.  First time customers only.  Expires September, 2022.

VALUE
$200​​

Increment Bid
$25​​