IRISH COFFEE AUCTION

Welcome to the Silent Auction. Competitive bidding of the 26 items begins Saturday, February 27, and ends Saturday, March 13. Scroll down the page to see all items. Click on a picture to see an enlarged image.

To bid on one item or several, please send an email to chicagoirishcoffee@gmail.com with the following: the item #(s), your bid(s), your full name, and your best phone number. Please pay attention to the Minimum/Current Bid and the Incremental Bid. Look for our emails with bidding updates. The person with the highest bid at 6pm March 13 will be the winner of that item.

Payment is available through PayPal or charge card.

Item # 1 Basket of select wines reshot 2

Basket of Select Wines
 

From noted wine cellar of one of our Advisory Committee members

[1] Six bottles, three French white, three Italian red including Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, Smith Story Rheingau Riesling, Paul Croses Pouilly-Fuisse. Delivery to metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$130​​

Minimum Bid
$75

Increment Bid
$15​​

Weekend at Charming New Buffalo, MI Cottage

[2] 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​​

Minimum Bid 
$350
Increment Bid
$50​​

Framed Etching,
"End of the Day"

[3] A beautiful framed etching, "End of the Day," by James David Smillie (1879). Etching measures 5 inches by 8 inches, framed it is 13 inches by 17 inches.

VALUE
$250​​

Minimum Bid
$125​​

Increment
Bid
$20​​

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Private Art Museum Tour with Curator

[4] Enjoy a unique tour (virtual or in person) of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, with curator of collection, Adrienne Kochman, Ph.D. 5 people, date set with curator.

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Abt Electronics Gift Certificate for $150 

[5] 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! 

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Update Your Headshot
with Erielle Bakkum Photography

[6] Package includes: Pre- and post-shoot consultation via email or telephone and two edited and retouched images of your choice. Head Shot sessions are scheduled during regular business hours. Your session will be held at Comer, or within 2 miles of hospital campus. Offer expires August 31, 2021.

VALUE
$400​​

Minimum Bid
$200​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

VALUE
$150​​

Minimum Bid
$75​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

VALUE
$300​​

Minimum Bid
$75​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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"Ascending Gull, Promontory Point"
by David Travis

[7] Chicago, June 28, 2020. Archival inkjet print with Epson UltraChrome k3 inks. (Image: 10" x 15” with 3” matting for framing). We have all been treasuring the extraordinary photography of David throughout this pandemic.  Now you can have one of your own to cherish in your home. David was Curator of Photography at The Art Institute for many years. 

VALUE
$500​​

Minimum Bid
$250​​

Increment Bid
$35

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Interested in a Home Makeover? Rethinking Your Space?

[8] You will want to consult with Christine Maringer of Divine Design Interiors who is known for her home makeovers, as seen on Oprah and CBS. Certificate towards her consultation.

VALUE
$150​​

Minimum Bid
$75​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Special Weekend in Hyde Park

[9] Two nights’ stay at luxury Sophy Hotel, Hyde Park, Gift Cards to Ascione Italian Bistro ($100), Certificate for 1.5 lbs. of Kilwins Signature Fudge.

VALUE
$635​​

Minimum Bid
$300​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Hand Knit Fashion Wrap/ Scarf by Leslie Kolkmeier 60" x 10"

[10] The perfect accessory for a night out.

VALUE
$200​​

Minimum Bid
$100​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Ruby and Diamond Pierced Earrings Set in 14 Carat Gold, each
1 cm (approx. .5")

[11] One pair of ladies 14K yellow gold cluster style earrings each set with a center .20ct round diamond of H color S11 clarity and six 2.5 mm round genuine rubies of fine color and clarity. Appraisal available.

VALUE
$1,650​​

Minimum Bid
$500​​

Increment Bid
$100​​

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Edwardian Stick Pin
2.5" in Length

[12] A 10K yellow gold antique pin with white gold accent set with a 5.5mm half pearl and four .015ct round diamonds. Appraisal available.

VALUE
$495​​

Minimum Bid
$150​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

Item #13 Jacquard Aubusson Style Tapestr

Jacquard Aubusson-style Tapestry 57" x 57"

[13] Machine woven in France, new, cotton and polyester. A good and decorative piece that has all the hallmarks of an 18th Century or Napoleon III Aubusson "tapis di pied” or rug.

VALUE
$350​​

Minimum Bid
$150​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

Item # 14 Daddy's Long Legs Collectable

Daddy's Long Legs Collectable Doll
Joshua, 13"

[14] 1996 Limited Edition, new, in original box. Individually designed by Karen Germany of Southlake, Tx., the personality of the character is first decided before hand sculpting. A work of art.

VALUE
$50​​

Minimum Bid
$30​​

Increment Bid
$10​​

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"All Things Irish"
Basket

[15] Jameson Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, two decorative Irish Coffee Glasses, coffee, napkins, plates, decorative tea towel and Irish Soda Bread. Everything you need for March 17. Delivery to metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$125​​

Minimum Bid
$50​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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"25 Eyes" Handmade Quilt by Diana Barrie, 38.5" x 38.5"

[16] Original design by local quilt artist made in response to the quilt challenge theme, “Look Through Any Window.” Machine embroidery, hand quilted.

VALUE
$650​​

Minimum Bid
$275​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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White Flower Farm
$100 Gift Certificate

[17] Make your garden grow from the most established mail order garden center in business from 1950.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum Bid
$60​​

Increment Bid
$10

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Wines for Your Cellar

[18] A careful selection of six bottles from “57th Street Wines” in Hyde Park: two white, four red including New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, California, Cabernet Sauvignon, Georgia Saperavi. Includes handy carrying bag. Be ready to entertain. Delivery to metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum Bid
$60​​

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Bulova Frank Lloyd Wright Mantel Clock, 14" Walnut Finish

[19] Adaptation of an art glass window from the Ward W. Willits House. Solid wooden case and geometric wooden pendulum. Quiet sweep (no ticking)

VALUE
$248​​

Minimum Bid
$100​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Carillon Concert (30 Min) by U of C Carillonneur Joey Brink

[20] You choose the music for this one-of-a-kind concert by Joey Brink, an award winning and accomplished musician, Carillonneur at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. In person or virtual.

VALUE
$250​​

Minimum Bid
$125​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Two Champagne Flutes and French Champagne

[21] Two distinctive champagne flutes and a bottle of French Champagne. Perfect for that special occasion.

VALUE
$100​​

Minimum Bid
$50​​

Increment Bid
$15​​

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Gift Certificate for Computer Resource Center

[22] Gift certificate for 1 Zoom computer class or consultation for up to 3 hours, conducted by George Rumsey, owner of Computer Resource Center. 

VALUE
$149​​

Minimum Bid
$80

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Power XL Smokeless Grill

[23] Indoor electric grill 8” x 13”- technology for smoke free grilling. Easy clean, non-stick grill surface, 1500 watts, LED touch control panel, hinged lid, dishwasher safe, non-stick griddle, detachable power cord.

VALUE
$120​​

Minimum Bid
$65​​

Increment Bid
$20​​

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Trader Joe's Brunch Basket with
2 Bottles of Wine 

[24] 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 sparkling wine, good for inviting guests to dine and enjoy. Delivery to Metro Chicago only.

VALUE
$80​​

Minimum Bid
$45​​

Increment Bid
$10​​

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New Handmade Quilt
(Queen/Full Size 89 x 89)

[25] In the modern graphic design pattern, “Slice”. Neutral shades of taupe, gray and chocolate brown. All gray on the reverse. Free motion quilting. Created by Cheryl Miller. Appraisal available.

VALUE
$2,100​​

Minimum Bid
$500​​

Increment Bid
$50​​

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Museum of Science and Industry Membership

[26] 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​​

Minimum Bid
$95​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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Gift Certificate for Haircut with Dianne Petersen

[27] Located in the Gold Coast at 34 E. Oak Street, includes Haircut, Milbon deep conditioning treatment, blowdry with Dianne Petersen, Salon owner and stylist.  Dianne has clients from all over the city including Hyde Park. For first time clients only. Expires December 2021.

VALUE
$270​​

Minimum Bid
$75​​

Increment Bid
$25​​

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