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Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:39 pm

I have decided to run an auction for charity.

On offer is a Peterson 106 Spigot (silver) - Red Spray Finish. The pipe is lightly smoked, perfect condition, no teeth marks etc.

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It can also be seen here http://www.tobaccopipes.com/peterson-sp ... -fishtail/

I will run the auction for a month, and the highest bidder wins. I will cover postage charges. Once the winner has received the pipe, I will be expecting the winner to make a donation to the charity of his/her choice (to the value of the winning bid). We are working on a "good faith" basis here. Obviously if the winner is a new member with only one post to his name, I will be asking the other bidders, the best course of action to follow .....

Maybe it would be a good idea if the bidders state the charity that the funds will be going to, when placing bids.

I will endeavour to take, and post, some photos of the actual pipe over the weekend - but don't expect good results. My photography skills are non existent. All I will say is that these Red Spray finishes darken with age, and the pipe on offer is slightly darker than the one shown on the link above.

I am auctioning the pipe as it is a large pipe (for me), and having received the Ferndown T&P POY I no longer smoke this pipe.

Also included will be two 50g pouches of tobacco - one of St Bruno Flake, and one of Condor Long Cut.

The auction is open worldwide - I am expecting that a US bidder will win actually. (Being a largish pipe and the tobacco also on offer).

So there it is. I know that all of us like a bargain, but come on guys, let's try and raise a few bob for a worthwhile cause.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Dodger » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:06 pm

Nice gesture .

Alan is this an open auction or do you want a PM .
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:12 pm

Dodger wrote:Nice gesture .

Alan is this an open auction or do you want a PM .


Mmm. I hadn't thought about that.

I would think a PM to me, then I will update as bids arrive of the highest amount as they come in (no names mentioned). (assuming that someone bids :) )

If members would prefer open bidding, then that is fine also.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Dodger » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:35 pm

Thanks Alan .
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:22 pm

We have a first bid.

£50 ( or $80 in round figures).
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:12 pm

Another Bid

$100 (£63 rounded)

This is looking good. We have two charities named so far.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:57 pm

Highest bid is now £90 (approx $144)

I really wasn't expecting bids like these - well done. Let's do some good for a charity, and you get a free pipe and bacca :)
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Frizz » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:01 pm

Nice idea Alan! Good karma all around; and good luck to all the bidders! :)
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:08 pm

Highest Bid now is $150 (approx £95)
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Latest bid $165
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby highstump » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:21 am

bump
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:55 pm

Another bid $200

WOW - thanks to all the bidders so far, this is doing FAR better than I thought.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby highstump » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:03 pm

It does sound like this is going to do very well Alan. I may have missed this somewhere but are you planning to post a deadline with a few days notice?
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:26 am

It is running for a month from the date of the first post.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby RompinDonkey » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:07 pm

Ok it's over.

The winning bid was $200

I will contact the winner for address etc. With his permission name him. The charity is The Alzheimer's Association.

I never imagined that this amount would have been raised.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Dodger » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:29 pm

Well done the winning bidder .
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Frizz » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:43 am

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Re: Charity Auction

Postby NoBail » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:10 am

I thought I would post a bit about the very thoughtful charity auction. I was struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's on my mother with little hope of having any impact against this dread disease. I'm sure you know the circular reasoning one can get into, I can't fight this so I'll not try.

Well, when I saw that RompinDonkey had started this auction it struck me as a way to fight back. It might be a speck of dust, but it was something I could do. To add to the auction my wife and I opted out of exchanging names within our family for Christmas gifts and gave to the Alzheimer's Association instead.

I'd like to publicly thank RompinDonkey for leading me out of my circular reasoning and giving me a bit of a weapon against Alzheimer's.

Here is what we will have run next Wednesday in our local paper:

Thelma Evelyn Rogers passed away on January 8, 2014 following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. One of 13 children, Thelma was born to Louis and Mabel Jacobson in 1921 in Wilmot, South Dakota. She raised her family in Tigard and Beaverton, before moving to the Hillsboro area, where she died.

The daughter of Norwegian farmers, Thelma believed in the power of hard work and persistence, and that heavenly rewards were gained by a strong faith in God’s love and forgiveness. An avid gardener, she traded her gardening gloves for oil paints and canvas later in life, sharing the beauty of God’s work by painting scenes from nature.
Thelma raised her children while working as a cook, but fatigue never prevented her from putting her children’s needs before her own or stood in the way of getting a full meal on the table at the end of the day.
Her cooking and baking skills were legendary among her family and friends.

Thelma is survived by her three children, Rolland Kane and his wife Janice of Saint Helens, OR; Rebecca Verd and her husband John of Yamhill, OR; and Randy Kane and his wife Angela of Scappoose, OR. Thelma also leaves three grandchildren, Kevin Kane, Michelle Bateman and her husband Joe, and Benjamin Verd and his wife Sydney; and two sisters, Arvilla Hohertz and Dorothy Vosberg. Thelma has been reunited with her husband Roger Kane, who died in 1953, her oldest daughter Sandra Kane, who died
in 1949, and her grandson John Philip Verd III, who died in 2009.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:00AM at Springer and Son Funeral Home in Aloha, Oregon with graveside services afterwards at Mount Olive Cemetery in Laurel, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby KevLa » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:39 am

Requiescat in pace.
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Re: Charity Auction

Postby Dodger » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:43 pm

Sorry for your loss .
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