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IRISH COFFEE AUCTION

Welcome to the 2024 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.] Online auction ends at 6:00 pm, Friday, March 8, 2024. Bids received after Friday, March 8, 6:00 pm, will not be accepted.

To bid on an item or for more information about a listing, please click on the orange "Place Your Bid" button on each item. OR, you can just 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. Current bids are usually posted within a few hours after your bid has been received.

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Wines from Our Members
 

[1] A toast to our Comer Volunteers! Enjoy 6 bottles of wine (3 red / 3 white), hand selected for you by our Comer Committee Members. Menage a Trois, Pinot Grigio; Daou, Cabernet Sauvignon; Wairau River, Sauvignon Blanc 2022; Altos Las Hormigas, Mendoza, Malbec; Oyster Bay, Pinot Gris 2021; Well Read, Organic California, Red Wine. (Delivery in Chicago area only.)

VALUE
$120
Minimum
Bid

$60
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Dive into Sweet Bliss

[2] Enjoy an afternoon cake (cupcake or cookie) decorating in your own home with Sara Jelinek, owner of the Windy City Baker (5452 S. Ridgewood Court in Hyde Park), and winner of Chicago’s Best Baker Award in 2019, only a year after opening. Bid on this as part of a birthday party celebration, a scout activity, or a girl’s afternoon out. (Limited to 4 people in your party)

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum
Bid

$150
Increment Bid
$50
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Tickets for Two –
Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees

[3] Enjoy the rivalry. Monday, August 12, 2024, 7:10pm. Lower Deck box seats, opposite first base. Great view, great game.

VALUE
$150​​
Minimum
Bid

$75
Increment
Bid
$25​​
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One of a Kind—Hand-blown Martini Glasses

[4] Six signed Rick Strini blown glass (art glass) multi-colored 14-inch-tall martini glasses. Strini’s art glass is distinctive. He is in the noted collections of the Smithsonian, Metropolitan Museum of Art and even the White House. A special glass for a special occasion.

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum
Bid

$150​​
Increment Bid
$50​​
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Night Out in Hyde Park

[5] Need an escape? Have company coming to town? Enjoy a one-night stay at the luxurious Sophy Hotel conveniently located in Hyde Park. One or two persons, king or two queen beds. Certificate for $100 for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Mesler Restaurant included. Expires 2/8/25. Don’t delay! Use it today!

VALUE
$500​​

Current
Bid

$200
Increment Bid
$50
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Bach, Schubert, or Goldilocks and the Three Bears—You Pick!

[6] Two tickets to any Symphony Center program including Chicago Symphony, piano, movie themes, and kid friendly programs. Have a night out. Try something new. Must be used by May 31, 2024.

VALUE
$180​​

Minimum
Bid

$80​​
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Special Tour of Promontory Point

[7] Tour Hyde Park’s acclaimed Promontory Point with well-known preservationist Jack Spicer, the founder of the “Save the Point” initiative and the Promontory Point Conservancy. Learn more about the mission of the Conservancy to protect and preserve the unique and historic features of Promontory Point Park, Burnham Park.   When you finish this tour, you will know exactly why it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and also is now a designated Chicago Landmark.
Limited to 6 people in your group.

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum
B
id
$125
Increment Bid
$50​​
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Woodland Paradise Home

[8] A 4-night stay at a secluded 5-bedroom vacation home with private pool in Union Pier, MI. This property has a main house, guest house, heated inground pool, kids’ playground area, and 13 acres of beautiful, wooded land. The main house has 3 bedrooms including a first floor bedroom, perfect for grandparents. The guest house has 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and bath. Plan your special get-together now. Dates are Sat. Aug. 24-Tues. Aug 28 with departure Wed. Aug. 29. (Must be 30 years old to rent). Click here to view property 

VALUE
$5,075​​

Minimum
Bid

$2,500
Increment Bid
$100
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Around the World Full/Queen Quilt by Cheryl Miller

[9] Measuring 72 x 80.5" (full / queen). 1,089 squares of 2" fabric in shades of blue from turquoise to navy. An exquisite rendering of the traditional pattern “Trip Around the World.” Blue print backing, all fabrics 100% cotton. Created by Cheryl Miller. Long arm quilting, edge to edge pattern, by Judy Wolff.  A priceless addition to any home. Professional appraisal available.

VALUE
$2,100​​
Minimum
Bid

$1,000
Increment Bid
$100​​
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Funky, Chunky, and
One of a Kind

[10] Created by Barbara Mason of Bobbi Kahn design jewelry. Barbara creates “funky, chunky and fabulously chic, one-of-a-kind statement jewelry” made with beads from all over the world. This heavy brass necklace has cloisonné beads. Perfect for those times you want to make a statement.

VALUE
$200​​

Minimum
Bid

$100
Increment Bid
$25​​
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Gift Certificate for Hair Stylist Dianne Peterson, Gold Coast

[11] Experience Platinum 34 Salon, located at 34 Oak Street. This certificate includes a haircut and blow dry with Dianne Peterson, owner and stylist. Dianne has clients from all over the city, including Hyde Park. Expires 10/9/24. Try something new!

VALUE
$155​​

Minimum
Bid
$70
Increment Bid
$25​​
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More Than Lunch

[12] Join Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle for lunch for 4 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Lively conversation, wonderful food. A lunch to remember. Date to be mutually arranged.

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum
Bid

$150
Increment Bid
$25​​​​
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Downsizing? Home Need a Makeover?

[13] Indulge yourself by hiring Christine Maringer of Divine Design Interiors to transform your home exactly the way you want it. Win a $200 coupon towards a $500 Design Consultation fee. Obtain expert advice on furniture placement, furniture selection to fill in the blanks, paint colors, and more. You will love your new space!
https://www.divinedesigninteriors.com/

VALUE
$200​​
Minimum
Bid

$100
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Margaritaville

[14] Tired of Chicago weather? Escape to Margaritaville!  Blue Agave Tequila, Triple Sec, Orange Liqueur, Agave in the Raw, Mexican pottery jigger, hot chili socks, all-natural salt rimmer, decorative towel, miniature piñata and margarita glasses (2 shown, 8 total) All you need for a night of Margaritas, including a jigger of salt. Delivery in the Chicago area only.

VALUE
$150​​

Minimum
Bi
d

$75
Increment Bid
$25​​
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How Does Your
Garden Grow?

[15] With a $100 certificate from Gethsemane Gardens for all your garden needs! Add a garden flag, hand made by Kristin Woods, a decorative knee pad, squirrel proof bird feeder, bird house, and Irish garden gnome. You are ready for spring!

VALUE
$200​​

Current
Bid

$100
Increment Bid
$25​​
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Abt Electronics Gift Certificate for $150 

[16] Family-owned Abt Electronics, 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​​

Minimum
Bid

$75
Increment Bid
$25​​
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Explore the World of
Art Restoration –
a New Lens on Art

[17] Enjoy a private behind the scenes tour with Heather Becker, CEO of The Conservation Center in Chicago, the largest private art conservation lab in North America. Learn just how expert conservators reveal and restore the beauty and technique of original artworks, whether they be paintings or sculpture, photographs or prints, textiles, furniture or frames. Limited to 6 people in your group.

VALUE
$300​​

Current
Bid

$150
Increment Bid
$50​​
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"All Things Irish"
Basket

[18] Be ready! March 17 is almost here. Basket includes Jameson whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, 4 Dublin Crystal Irish Coffee glasses, Shamrock Shortbread Cookies, la Perruche pure cane sugar, Irish Soda Bread Mix, tea towel, napkins, a leprechaun rubber duck and socks for the big day. Slainte! Delivery in the Chicago area only.

VALUE
$150​​
Minimum
Bid

$75
Increment Bid
$25​​
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Gift Certificate for Computer Resource Center

[19Gift certificate for 3 hours of software consultation (Zoom or in-person), conducted by George Rumsey, Computer Resource Center.  Consultation can relate to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, and more. To be used in 2024.

VALUE
$150​​

Minimum
Bid

$75
Increment Bid
$25​​
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Crush It Like a Professional

[20] 72 oz and 1000 watts. Ninja Professional Blender 1000. BLAST ice into snow in seconds, CRUSH whole fruits, vegetables, and ice into delicious drinks, BLEND your favorite ingredients into delicious sauces, dips and smoothies. Every kitchen needs one.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum
Bid

$50
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Ascione Bistro

[21] Ascione Bistro, the Italian-focused restaurant located in the heart of Hyde Park, is waiting for you! Explore influences and cuisines that are exuberant in flavor and style. A comfortably elevated, contemporary setting with exquisite attention to details is their focus, from the food to the service, to the atmosphere.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum
Bid

$50
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Enjoy the Best of
Early Music

[22] Enjoy 2 season passes to the acclaimed Newberry Consort, known for their extraordinary Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. The Newberry Consort works with local and internationally known artists and scholars to present historically informed performances in an accessible entertaining way. To be used for the 2024-2025 Season.

VALUE
$360​​

Minimum
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, IL) to see their herd of Bison and have lunch (for 4) with a Hyde Parker whose farm home is next to the Prairie. This home has been owned by this Hyde Park family for over 70 years. Mutually agreed upon date to be determined. About a 2-hour drive from Hyde Park.

VALUE
$125​​

Current
Bid

$60
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Every Day Begins at Dawn

[24] Try Hyde Park’s new restaurant, Dawn – a brunch place of “nouveau” American cuisine and Southern Classics. Owned by Kenwood resident Racquel Fields, Dawn is an a. m. eatery, though serving through an early dinner hour. A new taste in a familiar location.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum
Bid

$50
Increment Bid
$20​​
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Visit the Bard and More

[25] Enjoy 2 tickets to any upcoming play at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. See Jason Alexander’s Chicago stage debut in Judgement Day or have an immersive experience of puzzles and illusion in The Enigmatist. Or wait until next season for Shakespeare. You choose your play. Must be used by March 10, 2025.

VALUE
$150​​

Minimum
Bid

$75
Increment Bid
$25​​​​
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