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Live Auction Catalog - Carter Center Winter Weekend 2013

The bidding for this catalog is now complete. Read the press release: http://www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/winter-weekend-2013-results.html

Values expressed in this catalog represent certified appraisals, estimates based on sales of comparable items at previous Winter Weekend auctions, or sales of similar items from Internet sites such as eBay. Any amount paid above the stated value will be considered a donation to The Carter Center and will be tax-deductible.

Photographs of most auction items were taken by Tom England. There are additional photographs by Paige Rohe, by donors of items, and received from corporate and Internet sources.

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1. SHAKER BOXES

These five Shaker boxes ranging from 4 to 10 inches in length are replicas of boxes that Mrs. Carter owns. They are made of cherry wood with copper tacks and have a hand-rubbed oil finish protected by wax. Made by master chairmaker Russ Filbeck, the boxes are laser-engraved with the Carter Center logo and Mrs. Carter's name.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Filbeck

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $2,100.00

         

 


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2. ELIZABETH GINSBERG PRINTS

In 2008 New York artist Elizabeth Ginsburg created two 11 x 15 digital prints with hand-coloring. "Flora 1" is numbered 6 of 6 and shows a lily pad in various shades of green against a deep blue background. A monarch butterfly against a background of white flowers and vivid green leaves is the subject of "Flora 9," numbered 2 of 3. Each is presented in a 17 x 21-inch frame.

Donor(s):  Ms. Elizabeth Ginsberg

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $750.00

         

 


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3. ROCK AND ROLL GUITAR

A beautiful Les Paul model Gibson electric guitar with rhythm and treble switch in a custom-made, fur-lined hard case has been signed by several headline artists. Signatures include: Paul Simon, Brad Paisley, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Kid Rock, James Taylor, Bryan Ferry, Trey Anastasio, and the Zac Brown band members - Zac Brown, Chris Fryar, and Jimmy De Martini.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Moores

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $23,000.00

         

 


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4. 1976 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MEMORABILIA

A White House note card signed by Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, and Walter Mondale highlights this one-of-a-kind collection that features campaign memorabilia from both the Ford/Dole and Carter/Mondale campaigns. The collection is presented in a beautiful frame.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Smith

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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5. NAVY BOOK COLLECTION

This special collection of books includes 1946 and 1947 Naval Academy Lucky Bag year books signed by President Carter and Admiral Stansfield Turner, "Education and Freedom" written and signed by Admiral Hyman Rickover, and a 1922 Lucky Bag containing a photograph of Rickover as a cadet.

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $1,750.00

         

 


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6. JOHN GLENN BY PETER MAX

A colorful poster promoting Peter Max's May 25, 1994, exhibition "Homage To An American Hero - A Tribute To Senator John Glenn." It is signed "John Glenn" and "Max 94" on the front in black marker. The poster is matted and displayed in a 32 x 40½-inch frame and comes with an auction letter of authenticity from James Spence Authentication.

Donor(s):  Ms. Paula Terry

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $3,250.00

         

 


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7. HUBERT HUMPHREY COLLECTION

Honoring one of America's great senators, Hubert Humphrey, this item includes: "A Man for All Seasons" written and signed by Humphrey, a letter from Senator Humphrey to the recipient of the signed book, a signed copy of President Carter's eulogy given at Senator Humphrey's funeral service, and a book containing memorial addresses delivered in Congress following the senator's death. The book is signed by Vice President Walter Mondale with a personal note that reads, "Hubert was my friend, mentor, ally and perhaps America's greatest Senator, Walter Mondale."

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $4,750.00

         

 


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8. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM AFRICA BY GAIL SHORE

All of these photographs from Africa were taken by Gail Shore, founder of Cultural Jambalaya. Gail visits alluring and remote locations worldwide to focus on fascinating people and the traditions, rituals, and religions that enrich their cultures. While there, she captures compelling images that help both adults and children learn something new. Gail believes that the more we know about each other, the better we are able to shape our world by understanding and embracing our similarities as well as our differences. For more information, see http://www.culturaljam.org.

Donor(s):  Ms. Gail Shore

Value:  $350.00

Winning Bid -   $4,750.00

         

 


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9. CARTER-MONDALE MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

An exceptional collection of Carter-Mondale memorabilia from both campaigns includes: a "Homefolks for Carter" T-shirt; 10 1976 Convention credentials used by Frank Moore; campaign stationery and envelopes; six different bumper stickers; seven different campaign brochures; two campaign flyers; a mailbox stuffer; a transcript of President Carter's address to the Chicago Council on Foreign Affairs on March 15, 1976, signed by President Carter; eight different campaign buttons; two peanut-shaped lapel pins; a first edition peanut scarf designed by Frankie Welch; and other items. The collection is presented in a large portfolio for easy viewing.

Donor(s):  Mr. Eugene McCord, Ms. Emily Sessions Stromquist,

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $2,100.00

         

 


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10. HANDMADE MANUEL RODRIGUEZ CLASSICAL GUITAR

The world-famous Rodriguez family, makers of classical and flamenco guitars, made this exotic classical guitar of Brazilian rosewood. It comes with a warranty, a certificate signed by Manuel Jr., and a temperature- and moisture-monitored black guitar case. President Carter has signed the neck of the guitar.

For more information about Rodriguez guitars visit http://www.guitars-m-r-sons.com.

Donor(s):  The Rodriguez Family

Value:  $15,000.00

Winning Bid -   $35,000.00

         

 


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11. HANDMADE MANUEL RODRIGUEZ FLAMENCO GUITAR

The world-famous Rodriguez family, makers of classical and flamenco guitars, made this flamenco guitar. It comes with a warranty, a certificate signed by Manuel Jr., and a temperature- and moisture-monitored guitar case. President Carter has signed the neck of the guitar.

For more information about Rodriguez guitars visit http://www.guitars-m-r-sons.com.

Donor(s):  The Rodriguez Family

Value:  $10,000.00

Winning Bid -   $17,000.00

         

 


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12. 'DANCING DELPHINIUMS: A GEORGIA GARDEN'

American artist Stella Caffrey painted this image of a Georgia garden. She began to study painting while in Europe and based this work on a copy of a painting by impressionist Claude Monet. The original oil measures 32 x 24 inches. Ms. Caffrey also spent several years as a volunteer at The Carter Center, where the image has been on display for almost 20 years.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $7,000.00

         

 


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13. USS JIMMY CARTER MEMORABILIA

This collection of memorabilia from the launch of the USS Jimmy Carter submarine includes: the commissioning booklet signed by President Carter, three photographs of the submarine showing President Carter on the conning tower, an executive officer's cap from the submarine, a USS Jimmy Carter first day of issue cover signed by President Carter, and a framed set of USS Jimmy Carter patches and medallions.

Donor(s):  Mr. Jay Beck

Value:  $395.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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14. THE GREENBRIER RESORT VACATION

The Greenbrier vacation package includes a four-night stay at the fabulous Greenbrier Resort and a gift certificate for $250. The gift certificate can be used for dining, golf, or at the gift shop or Casino Club at the resort. You also can arrange a visit with Carleton Varney, curator for The Greenbrier and president of Dorothy Draper & Co., and select a Carleton Varney Home Fragrance to take home with you. Carleton will discuss with you the work he did redesigning the resort.

You'll receive a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, glasses, and assorted snacks.

Certificate for vacation is valid Jan. 2 - Dec. 15, 2013 (excluding holidays and blackout periods). Visit with Mr. Varney is contingent upon his presence at the resort and his availability. Arrangements for vacation and visit should be made well in advance of preferred travel dates. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at end of catalog for additional information.

Note: Air and ground transportation are not included.

Donor(s):  The Greenbrier, Mr. Carlton Varney, Ginger Ms. Brookover,

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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15. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHS

Add three photographs from National Geographic to your personal collection. William Albert Allard shows sheep moving across a green pasture in the light of late afternoon after a rainstorm in Trapani, Sicily. Stephen Alvarez captures Moai (Easter Island) at Ahu Akivi at night beneath the Milky Way. Tim Laman lets us see Japanese (or red-crowned) cranes standing in the morning mist on Hokkaido Island in Japan. All of the images were shown at either Steven Kasher Gallery in New York, or at the FotoweekDC photography festival.

Donor(s):  Mr. Terry Adamson, National Geographic

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $11,500.00

         

 


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16. CARTER INAUGURAL MEMORABILIA

An original work of art by Hunter LaLone in an 18 x 23-inch frame shows President and Mrs. Carter walking down Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural day ceremonies. The artist gave the painting to President Carter on his 85th birthday. It is framed with a signed copy of President Carter's inaugural address and has been signed by the artist and both President and Mrs. Carter.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $12,000.00

         

 


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17. 'THE MENTOR' LITHOGRAPH

"The Mentor" is a lithograph created and signed by Anthony Douglas showing scenes from the life of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. It contains the seal of the Rosa Parks Institute and is also signed by her, Andrew Young, Bernice King (CEO, The King Center), and Jimmy Carter. The framed lithograph is numbered 48 of 50 and is the only one in existence signed by these leaders.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center and The King Center

Value:  $250.00

Winning Bid -   $12,000.00

         

 


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18. TPC SAWGRASS GOLF GETAWAY

Your getaway includes a round of golf for four including carts at both THE PLAYERS Stadium Course (including forecaddie) and Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. You'll also receive two rooms for two nights at the Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa, certificates for four coach class domestic round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines, and a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

Getaway certificate is valid July - September 2013 and December 2013 - February 2014. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog to review time restrictions for golf tournaments and holidays. Note: Ground transportation is not included.

Donor(s):  Mr. Timothy W. Finchem (Commissioner, PGA Tour), Delta Air Lines, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $2,800.00

Winning Bid -   $5,500.00

         

 


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19. WILMA LANGHAMER ORIGINAL

Wilma Langhamer, a German-born artist living in Texas, donated this original 24 x 30-inch gallery wrapped oil painting on linen for the Winter Weekend. The idea for the piece came to Ms. Langhamer at 5 a.m. while watching the sky at a Buddhist retreat in Estes Park, Colorado. "The Key to Light II God Gives Us the Key," shows a bright red skeleton key hovering among the mountains as night turns to day.

Langhamer's work is described as "romantic realism" and has graced the covers of five Reader's Digest magazines as well as a Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.

Donor(s):  Ms. Wilma Langhamer

Value:  $2,500.00

Winning Bid -   $4,250.00

         

 


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20. WEEK IN KEY WEST, FLORIDA

You'll be close enough to walk to everything as you relax and enjoy a week in fabulous and historic Key West! This renovated, 80-year-old conch cottage is just two blocks from Duval Street. With two roomy bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sleeper sofa, it will sleep up to six people comfortably. Luxuries include a glass-tiled, kidney-shaped heated pool; a private pool deck with eating area and barbecue grill; satellite television; a DVD player; CD player; and washer and dryer.

You'll also receive certificates for two coach class domestic round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines and a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that contains a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

Offer is not available Oct. 15 - 31, 2013, or Dec. 20, 2012 - Jan. 2, 2014. It expires March 11, 2014. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Captain and Mrs. Stephen Dickson, Delta Air Lines,

Value:  $3,500.00

Winning Bid -   $8,000.00

         

 


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21. ORIGINAL CUBAN ART

A 22 x 11-inch matted and framed wood block print titled "Homanaje a Lam" (Homage to Lam) by Jose Julian Aguilera Vicente. Wilfredo Lam (1902 - 1982) was a Cuban artist and friend of Aguilera's who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. The print traveled the United States November 2003 - February 2004 as part of an exhibit organized by the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C. There is an exhibition museum sticker on the back. For more see http://www.CubanArt.org.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hensley, Eastern Cuba Cultural Exchange Association

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $4,000.00

         

 


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22. KENNY ROGERS PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT CARTER

Country Music superstar Kenny Rogers took this black-and-white photograph of President Carter sitting in his Maloof rocking chair at The Carter Center. A painting of Mrs. Carter holding their young daughter Amy can be seen in the background. Rogers has signed the photograph, "President Carter, - Thanks for helping me with this - Your Friend, - Kenny Rogers." President Carter also has signed the framed 11 x 14-inch photograph, which is printed on 16 x 20-inch paper.

Donor(s):  Mr. Kenny Rogers

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $22,000.00

         

 


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23. PRESIDENT CARTER'S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS

Recordings of President Carter's Sunday school classes are collected here on three CDs. There are about 11 hours of teaching on "Bringing Peace to a Changing World," "Measuring Our Success," and "Leading a Worthy Life." President Carter has signed the three CD covers, and the signatures have been sprayed with a fixative to preserve the ink.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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24. CAMPAIGNING IN OHIO PHOTOGRAPHS

Two photographs show the energy exhibited by President Carter during his 1980 campaign for President of the United States. One shows him riding on top of a car and the other captures supporters eagerly reaching out to shake his hand. President Carter has signed one of the photographs and written "Campaigning in Ohio" on it.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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25. ROCK AND ROLL GUITAR

A stellar group of southern and country music stars performed in Atlanta in 2012. Several of those artists have signed this Les Paul Gibson electric guitar with rhythm and treble switch and a custom-made, fur-lined case. Signatures include: Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood), Willie Nelson, the Dave Matthews Band (Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Stefan Lessard, Carter Beauford, Boyd Tinsley), Jamey Johnson, Jason Aldean, Lauren Alaina, and The Allman Brothers Band (Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson, Warren Haynes, Marc Quiñones, Oteil Burbridge, Derek Trucks).

Donor(s):  Mr. Peter Conlon, Live Nation

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $15,000.00

         

 


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26. INAUGURAL MEMORABILIA

The most complete collection of Carter/Mondale inaugural memorabilia we have ever assembled is displayed in two portfolios.

The collection includes: a commemorative White House print by LeFevre Cranstone (1860) signed by President and Mrs. Carter (original is in the Lincoln bedroom); a 1977 Inaugural Guide to Washington with map and index signed by Walter Mondale and Jimmy Carter; five Inaugural Committee press releases; invitations to the Inauguration signed by President Carter, the Inaugural Parade, Inauguration Ceremonies (with photographs of President Carter and Vice-President Mondale), a reception hosted by Vice President and Mrs. Mondale, a dinner hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alston and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beatty; a marble Inaugural paperweight; order forms for the official Inaugural license plate and book; an Inaugural post card signed by President and Mrs. Carter; a copy of the official Inaugural book; programs for the Inauguration Ceremonies and Inaugural Evening Gala Performance signed by President Carter; advertisement for "Carter" wrist watch with accompanying photograph; a first edition peanut scarf designed by Frankie Welch; a Carter Mondale bumper sticker; nine inaugural and campaign buttons, two "Carter" peanut-shaped lapel pins; and four sheets of Inaugural Committee letterhead with the Carter Mondale Inauguration seal. There also are three White House photographs from this historic event showing President and Mrs. Carter walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, President Carter receiving his oath of office, and President Carter presenting his inaugural address.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center and Ms. Paula Terry

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $12,000.00

         

 


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27. LILLIAN CARTER COVENANT OF PEACE PRIZE DUST JACKET AND BOOK

In 1977 Lillian Carter received the Covenant of Peace Prize from the Jewish Synagogue Council of America. Guests attending the award ceremony were given a special dust jacket cover that had been created for her book "Away From Home." This rare copy has been signed by Lillian Carter and Jimmy Carter.

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $7,500.00

         

 


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28. INAUGURAL GALA PERFORMANCE MEMORABILIA

An invitation signed by President and Mrs. Carter introduces a rare and unusual book featuring the presidential seal, photographs, and messages from the Inaugural events. It includes recordings made by some of the many celebrities from the film, television, and music industries who honored the inauguration of President Carter and Vice President Mondale. These recordings are on four pristine 33 rpm records, and they have been copied onto CDs for your convenience in case you no longer use a record player.

Donor(s):  Mr. John Wermuth

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $4,000.00

         

 


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29. PRESIDENT CARTER AND VICE PRESIDENT MONDALE MEDALS

President Carter and Vice President Mondale are each featured on one of two 9-inch medals, numbered 8 of 10, created in 1977 by Romanian-born artist Mico Kaufman. Kaufman, who currently lives in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, endured three years in a concentration camp during World War II. He is the recipient of many artistic awards. One from the American Numismatic Society includes these words: "For his great ability to humanize the official and to universalize the personal." The medallions are framed with a White House notecard signed by both President Carter and Vice President Mondale.

Donor(s):  Mr. John Wermuth

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $3,000.00

         

 


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30. SUDAN ELECTION MEMORABILIA

The historic Southern Sudan Referendum of 2011 established the framework for the creation of the independent Republic of South Sudan. This one-of-a-kind portfolio contains images and materials that were used to educate voters and encourage their participation prior to the election.

In addition to a note from President Carter discussing the election, there are 20 photographs with captions that document the election, a note introducing the posters that has been signed by President Carter, a 40 x 61-inch banner, an election T-shirt, one of the vests worn by polling staff, a polling center sign, five 17 x 24-inch motivational posters used to encourage voting and to graphically explain how to vote, a bumper sticker, and a hat. These items commemorate the birth of a nation. This collection is presented in an 11 x 14-inch binder and in 32 x 24-inch portfolio sleeves in a carrying case.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $3,500.00

         

 


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31. PEARL JAM GUITAR

The members of Pearl Jam rarely sign anything. That makes this Les Paul Gibson electric guitar with rhythm and treble switch and a custom-made, fur-lined case signed by the band even more special. Signatures on the guitar include Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder, Matt Cameron, and Kenneth E. "Boom" Gaspar. Pearl Jam is an American alternative rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. The band has won five American Music Awards, four MTV Video Awards, and one GRAMMY. Pearl Jam is listed in the top 100 greatest artists of all time by VH1.

Donor(s):  Mr. Peter Conlon

Value:  $15,000.00

Winning Bid -   $40,000.00

         

 


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32. ROGER KINNAMAN ORIGINAL PASTEL

Artwork by Nevada artist Roger Kinnaman is part of the permanent collections of the Nevada Museum of Art and the Indiana University Fine Arts Museum. This painting titled "Trout Creek" of Trout Creek in the Sierra Nevada Series measures 18 x 24 inches (matted 24 x 30.5 inches). The pastel painting on black paper is presented in a lovely frame. For more information about the artist and his work, visit http://www.kinnamanart.com.

Donor(s):  Mr. Roger Kinnaman

Value:  $1,250.00

Winning Bid -   $3,500.00

         

 


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33. BAKHTIARI ORIENTAL RUG

Persian Rugs are known for their distinctive styles. The unusual pattern of this 4½ x 7-foot wool rug includes several distinct designs in a mosaic representing an array of traditional Persian designs. These household and floral images ranging from realistic to abstract symbolically represent an array of meanings including: immortality, religious liberty, youth, spring, weddings, prosperity, and purification among others.

Donor(s):  Ms. Taj-Almolook Ferdowski

Value:  $4,500.00

Winning Bid -   $8,000.00

         

 


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34. VISIT WITH ZAC BROWN BAND

Be the guest of two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band and receive an "Uncaged" CD and Southern Ground Cookbook signed by the members of the seven-piece Georgia band. The multi-platinum artists have become one of music's most heralded acts, and their third studio album "Uncaged" (Atlantic/Southern Ground) debuted on the Billboard Chart as the #1 album across all genres and recently garnered the band's third GRAMMY nomination. The album follows their triple-platinum major label debut "The Foundation" (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) and platinum #1 follow-up "You Get What You Give" (Atlantic/Southern Ground), which together have produced a historic series of nine consecutive #1 hit singles. Since 2009, the band has garnered over 50 GRAMMY, ACM, AMA, CMA, and CMT award nominations.

The winning bidder will receive two tickets to a 2013 concert of their choice where Zac Brown Band is the headliner (see restrictions). You also will have the opportunity to attend the pre-show "Eat and Greet" where you and a limited number of other fans will meet the band, while enjoying a mouth-watering plate of Southern Ground Grub, cooked and prepared under the helm of Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin. The "Eat and Greet" menu features Zac's signature Brown Sauce, GA Clay Rub, and other special recipes found in the Southern Ground cookbook. Ice cold drinks will be provided by Jack Daniel's and LandSharkTM Lager.

Air travel, lodging, and ground transportation are not included. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Mr. Zac Brown

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $7,000.00

         

 


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35. SIGNED AARON RODGERS SUPER BOWL JERSEY

Aaron Charles Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV and was named Super Bowl MVP and Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011. Professionally, Rodgers is the NFL's all-time career leader in passer rating during both the regular season with a rating of 104.1, and the postseason with a rating of 105.5 (among passers with at least 1,500 regular season and 150 postseason pass attempts respectively). He also holds the league's lowest career pass interception percentage for quarterbacks during the regular season at 1.81 percent, and the single season passer rating record of 122.

This Official NFL jersey has the Super Bowl XLV logo and has been signed by Rodgers.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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36. SIGNED ARGO MOVIE POSTER

Ben Affleck, the producer, director, and star, of the critically acclaimed and award-winning hit film "ARGO" donated this movie poster. It is signed by Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, and others from the cast. The movie is loosely based on an account of the CIA's rescue of six American embassy workers during the Iran Hostage Crisis. A photograph of President Carter congratulating CIA Agent Antonio J. Mendez, the disguise and exfiltration expert who engineered the rescue, has been signed by both men and is offered with the poster.

Affleck, Goodman, and Arkin are past Academy Award winners, and Cranston has won several Emmys for his role in the AMC drama "Breaking Bad."

Donor(s):  Ben Affleck and The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $13,000.00

         

 


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37. FLY FISHING FANTASY

Brigadoon Lodge in the North Georgia mountains, one of the premier fly fishing resorts in North America, is offering a vacation to remember. You and up to seven of your friends (eight total) will arrive for a day of fishing on November 8. In the evening, President and Mrs. Carter will join you for dinner catered by Proof of the Pudding and your second day of fishing on November 9. On November 10, 2013, you will fish half a day, enjoy lunch with the Carters, and depart in the afternoon.

Fishing guides, tackle, and meals are included, although transportation is not. The dates for this trip cannot be changed, so please check your schedules before bidding.

As a special gift, you'll receive a fishing creel containing two bottles of Brigadoon Lodge Flyline Wine, and a "President Carter apron" for cooking fish, signed by President Carter.

See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Ms. Rebekah Stewart and Proof of the Pudding

Value:  $10,000.00

Winning Bid -   $140,000.00

         

 


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38. DECORATIVE HOME APPOINTMENTS

Any home would welcome these fine art appointments. The collection includes: two 20 x 30-inch hand-carved Indian wooden panels from the John Richard Collection, two hand-carved wooden sconces measuring 11 x 13 x 8 inches, a tightly-woven 11½-foot x 32-inch Nourison-style Persian wool runner, a beautiful giraffe painting in a gilded gold frame measuring 24 x 20 inches, and a 16-inch-tall bronze sculpture on a 5 x 6¾-inch marble base showing a rider's confrontation with a mountain lion. The name C. M. Russell and the buffalo skull adopted by the western artist as his mark can be seen at the base of the sculpture.

Donor(s):  Ms. Martha Hall

Value:  $4,990.00

Winning Bid -   $4,000.00

         

 


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39. CARTER FAMILY BOOKS

Although not written by President or Mrs. Carter, all of these books were written by or about the Carter family and are signed by the authors and President Carter. The collection includes: "Away from Home" by Lillian Carter and Gloria Carter Spann, "The Carters of Plains" by Richard Hyatt, "Cousin Beedie and Cousin Hot" by Hugh Carter, "Billy" by Billy and Sybil Carter with Ken Estes, "Brother Billy" and "Inner Healing" by Ruth Carter Stapleton, "Power Lines" and an article in the Georgia Law Review titled "Toward A Genuine Debate about Morals, Religion, Politics and Law: Why America Needs a Christian Response to the "Christian" Right" by Jason Carter, "Act Like You've Got Some Sense" by Mandy Carter Flynn, and "Ancestors of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter" by Jeff Carter. Two additional books, "The Carter Family Scrapbook" and "Miss Lillian and Friends," are not signed by the authors but have been signed by President Carter.

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family and The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $3,500.00

         

 


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40. PHOTOGRAPHY MASTER CLASS

Master photographer Jim Miotke, founder of Betterphoto.com, is offering a day-long master class on photography and signed copies of his five books on the subject to the winning bidder. This is a rare chance to have special one-on-one instruction by Mr. Miotke, who instructs thousands of photographers each year through his online classes. Winner must travel to Seattle, Wa., San Francisco, Ca., or Monterey, Ca. for the class. Travel and lodging are not included. Offer expires Feb. 23, 2015.

You also will receive a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that contains a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Mr. Jim Miotke and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $23,000.00

         

 


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41. BASEBALL HEROES MEMORABILIA COLLECTION

This fantastic collection includes: a July 30, 1965, Life magazine cover signed by Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, George Steinbrenner, and three others; a Stan Musial autographed print; framed photograph of all-star player and manager Joe Torre with former N.Y. mayor Rudolph Giuliani, signed by both; a "755" baseball signed by Hank Aaron; eight photographs of home run kings; 127 Hall of Fame plaque cards; five Hall of Fame photographs (Cobb, Cochrane, Clark, Chance, Chesbro); four signed player photographs (Elroy Face, Frank Saucier, Tito Francon, and Sid Hudson); 14 Big League reading kits; Josh Gibson photograph card; 11 Ted Williams series cards; 12 5 x 7-inch photographs; Ted Williams cover of Sports Illustrated; and Mickey Mantle cover of his memorabilia scrapbook and 22 various trading cards.

Donor(s):  Ms. Paula Terry and Mr. Jason Perash

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $16,500.00

         

 


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42. CHAIR-MAKING CLASS AND INSTRUCTION BOOK

Learn to build your own handcrafted, two-slat ladder back chair during a five-day chair-making class with master artist Russell Filbeck in San Diego. You'll also receive a signed copy of "Making Ladder Back Chairs With Russ Filbeck." The book contains a foreword written by President Carter. The winner will have accommodations at the luxurious OMNI Hotel in downtown San Diego. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

You'll also receive a certificate for a coach class domestic round-trip ticket from Delta Air Lines and a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that contains a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Filbeck, Mr. John Moores,

Value:  $1,050.00

Winning Bid -   $10,000.00

         

 


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43. CULTURAL REVOLUTION CHINESE POSTERS (2)

These original stylized posters from the 1970s reflect the cultural and political changes of China. They were donated to The Carter Center by former missionary to China Camille Anders and are handsomely framed. See the back of each frame for more information.

"The Duck Herders," measuring 20½ x 30 inches and printed in 1974, shows two girls, "rusticated youth," from the Liyuanpo Production Brigade in Shaanxi Province watching a large herd of ducks for the Brigade. The poster was used to educate kindergarten children about duty.

"Rescued Fishermen," measuring 20½ x 30 inches, was printed in July 1976. On May 3, 1976, a fishing vessel from Taiwan foundered near Shanghai due to bad weather in the vicinity of Zhejiang Province. Fishermen in Zhejiang immediately rushed to their rescue and saved the 11 Taiwanese fishermen on board. Local government officials and residents treated the Taiwanese compatriots very well and on May 12, 1976, sent them to a nearby Taiwanese fishing vessel so they could return to their families as soon as possible.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $3,000.00

         

 


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44. VILLA GRAND VACATION IN PALM SPRINGS

Bask in the desert air with family or a group of friends at this luxury vacation home in Palm Springs, Calif. You and your guests will have one week at the Villa Grand, a 4,600-square-foot home previously owned by Christina Onassis that sleeps up to 17. This well-appointed home has a spectacular 80-foot heated pool, two Jacuzzi spas, a sauna, a lighted tennis court, a tiki bar/room, two living areas, two fireplaces, a citrus grove, lush green gardens, seven bedrooms, and seven bathrooms. This offer is for June 1 - Dec. 15, 2013, subject to availability. Holiday and special event weeks are not included.

You'll also receive certificates for six coach class domestic round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines and a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional travel information. For a pictorial tour of the home, visit http://www.vacationpalmsprings.com/home_detail.php?home_name=SanMarco.

Donor(s):  Mr. Rick Hutcheson and Mr. Rob Kincaid of Vacation Palm Springs; Delta Air Lines; and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $8,000.00

Winning Bid -   $7,500.00

         

 


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45. PRIVATE CONCERT BY PETER YARROW

Performer, songwriter, and American folk music icon, Peter Yarrow, will come to your home or office for a personal and private concert. Yarrow found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary.

Mr. Yarrow will perform at least one hour and be available for photographs. He also will sing with your children and present them with personalized copies of his bestselling book "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Yarrow co-wrote a song with the same name, which was one of the group's most famous songs. You also will receive a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that contains a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

This private concert could be an ideal fundraiser for your local charity.

Delta Air Lines will provide a certificate for a first-class, domestic round-trip ticket for Mr. Yarrow's travel to your event. However, the winning bidder must provide lodging for Mr. Yarrow. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Mr. Peter Yarrow, Delta Air Lines, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $7,500.00

Winning Bid -   $29,000.00

         

 


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46. PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT AND MRS. REAGAN WITH MOTHER TERESA

A photograph showing President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan welcoming Mother Teresa to the White House. The picture is framed with a note bearing Ronald Reagan's signature and one with Mother Teresa's signature. All of the items are together in a beautiful frame measuring 15 x 23 inches.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $3,950.00

Winning Bid -   $4,400.00

         

 


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47. GARTH BROOKS AND TRISHA YEARWOOD MEMORABILIA

Music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood joined President and Mrs. Carter at Habitat for Humanity's 29th Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Léogâne, Haiti, Nov. 24 - Dec. 1, 2012. All of them have signed this hard hat for the auction. The hat comes with a photograph showing Garth Brooks, President Carter, Tricia Yearwood, and other volunteers in front of a home they built together. The package also includes one of Garth Brooks' personal hunting shotguns, a 12 gauge Remington 870 Wingmaster, with a certificate of authenticity signed by the couple. The winning bidder must be a citizen of the United States and make arrangements with the holder of a Federal Firearm License in order to take possession of the gun. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Mr. Garth Brooks and Ms. Tricia Yearwood

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $10,500.00

         

 


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48. ANTIQUE DOLLS

The smaller of the two dolls has a hand-painted porcelain head and belonged to a woman from Conyers, Ga. The doll was a gift to her in 1884 when she was five years old, and she made the doll's clothes. The larger doll is a Bisque Head Doll made in Kopplesdorf, Germany, by the Armand Marseille doll company in the 1890s. The handmade "potty" chair also is an antique. A small pink pillow is included to help the doll sit upright in the chair.

Donor(s):  Ms. Clair Mae

Value:  $495.00

Winning Bid -   $1,500.00

         

 

 
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50. JEROME LAWRENCE ORIGINAL

"Beginning Meets End at All Points Between" is a beautiful painting of an Agapanthus. Lawrence, who lives with mental illness, has been a presenter with Rosalynn Carter in Carter Center Mental Health Program events. The colorful oil-on-canvas measures 40 x 30 inches and is not framed. Jerome's works have become Winter Weekend favorites.

He writes, "It has occurred to me on my journey that I am the same person looking out at the world as when I was a child, the same before my illness, during my illness and now having recovered at age 52. One could say that whatever my location, I stand at a point where beginning and end meet to touch hands across the expanse. My expectation is that I will be the person looking out from my ending to shake hands with my beginning."

Donor(s):  Mr. Jerome Lawrence

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $21,000.00

         

 


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51. JAPANESE NOH MASKS

Eight ceramic masks by Japanese artist Masataka Suzuki are mounted on a granulated wooden plank. One mask has been repaired, and another has a chip on the left temple. The masks were given to President and Mrs. Carter by Hajime Akiyama, Member of Parliament in the House of Councillors in the National Diet of Japan, and donated by Mrs. Carter to the Center, where they have been on display.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $2,400.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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52. LEBANON CAMPAIGN MATERIAL

Following a long standoff and fighting in Lebanon, the parties in dispute resolved many of their political differences through an election in 2009. This election resolved a tense political situation, and though differences and unrest remain, the parliament elected is still in power. The Carter Center and the European Union observers gave credibility to the election with their observation. This collection includes the vest worn by President Carter, which has been signed by him and Mrs. Carter, along with framed photographs from the election mission.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $1,500.00

         

 


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53. PRESIDENT CARTER'S 'OUR MOUNTAIN HOME'

This framed museum-quality print is numbered 32 of 50 and signed by Jimmy Carter. The 1989 painting by President Carter depicts the dining area of the Carters' North Georgia cabin and includes his bottle collection on the wall. President Carter made the lazy Susan table, six chairs, and Parsons table shown in the painting. The 17 x 20-inch print comes with a certificate of authenticity

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $2,500.00

Winning Bid -   $3,000.00

         

 


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54. ARCH DIAL MANTLE CLOCK

This contemporary arch dial mantle clock is made with highly figured crotch grain walnut and finished with hand-rubbed tung oil. The dial board in the clock is made of curly maple and has the phrase "Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter" laser engraved on it along with the Carter Center logo and tagline.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Filbeck

Value:  $650.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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55. PENDULUM WALL CLOCK

This contemporary clock is made with highly figured crotch grain black walnut and finished with hand-rubbed tung oil. The Carter Center logo and tagline are etched in the center of the stained-glass door panel below the clock face. This clock is 8 inches thick, 14 inches wide, and 28 inches tall.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Filbeck

Value:  $650.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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56. 2012 HEISMAN TROPHY FOOTBALL

On Monday, Dec.10, 2012, the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Johnny Manziel at the New York Marriott Marquis. As with past ceremonies, Manziel and other former winners in attendance including Gino Torretta, who donated this ball, signed several footballs like this one. It has the Heisman logo and the following signatures: Johnny Lattner (1953 - Notre Dame), Hop Cassady (1955 - Ohio State), Paul Hornung (1956 - Notre Dame), John David Crow (1957 - Texas A& M), Pete Dawkins (1958 - Army), Terry Baker (1962 - Oregon State), John Huarte (1964 - Notre Dame), Gary Beban (1967 - UCLA), Johnny Rodgers (1972 - Nebraska), Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975 - Ohio State), Tony Dorsett (1976 - Pittsburgh), Earl Campbell (1977 - Texas), George Rogers (1980 - South Carolina), Mike Rozier (1983 - Nebraska), Tim Brown (1987 - Notre Dame), Ty Detmer (1990 - Brigham Young), Gino Torretta (1992 - Miami), Danny Wuerffel (1996 - Florida), and Johnny Manziel (2012 - Texas A&M).

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Gino Torretta

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $3,400.00

         

 


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57. CHARLES FUNK ORIGINAL PAINTING

Illinois artist Charles Funk created an original painting of President Carter teaching Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. especially for the Winter Weekend. The 20 x 30-inch painting in a 24 x 34-inch frame is titled "Hospitality" as was the bible lesson President Carter taught during the artist's visit. President Carter made the offering plates and large cross seen in the painting. This is the only known painting of President Carter teaching at Marantha.

Donor(s):  Mr. Charles Funk

Value:  $4,500.00

Winning Bid -   $7,500.00

         

 


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58. SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH OF SIX FIRST LADIES

Six first ladies have signed this 8 x 10-inch photograph taken at the National Garden Gala, A Tribute to America's First Ladies event on May 11, 1994. Pictured from left to right are Lady Bird Johnson, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Rodham Clinton. The event was the inaugural fundraiser for the First Ladies Water Garden. This is a slightly different photograph than the one sold at the 2010 Winter Weekend.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $4,950.00

Winning Bid -   $8,000.00

         

 


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59. PRESIDENT CARTER'S PRINT OF 'STRAIGHT STREET, DAMASCUS'

President Carter lists Damascus, Syria, as one of his favorite foreign cities. It is among the oldest cities on earth and important to Christians as the place where Saul encountered Christ and became Paul, the foremost theologian and apostle. The street called Straight is mentioned in the Bible. This 24 x 30-inch gicleé print is signed by President Carter.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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60. ROBIN BOLTON ORIGINAL

"Autumn in the Blue Ridge" is a 20 x 20-inch original gallery-wrapped, oil painting showing the area of North Georgia near where artist Robin Bolton was raised. Ms. Bolton is a nationally noted artist with work in many galleries and museums from New York to California and has received numerous honors as one of the top women artists in the United States.

Donor(s):  Ms. Robin Bolton

Value:  $800.00

Winning Bid -   $4,000.00

         

 


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61. FIRST FAMILY AT LUNCH PHOTOGRAPH

A signed photograph of President and Mrs. Carter at their regularly scheduled weekly lunch where they discussed policy on mental health and other issues. The image in a 27 x 23-inch frame hung in The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum for 25 years until the recent renovation.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $4,750.00

         

 


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62. THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL BY HOWARD BAKER

Former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr., who served as Ronald Reagan's chief of staff, took this 16 x 20-inch aerial photograph of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The image is signed by Senator Baker and is matted and framed. Also included is a photograph of Senator Baker with President Carter, signed by both leaders, reflecting the days when government business was bi-partisan.

Donor(s):  Senator Howard Baker

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $3,500.00

         

 


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63. 'THE CARTER CENTER' PRINT

For many years, President Carter's original painting of this scene hung in the stairwell below his office at The Carter Center. The framed giclée print numbered 12 of 50 is signed by President Carter and stamped with the Carter Center embossing seal. A certificate of authenticity is also included.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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64. PRESIDENT CARTER'S HOMEMADE WINE

Back by popular demand. President Carter has donated one bottle of white wine that he made using traditional family methods. The 750-ml bottle boasts his private label and is stamped with the presidential seal on the top and the signature of Jimmy Carter. The label reads: "Carter Farms (with a sketch of the main street of Plains, Ga.) Vented and Bottled by Jimmy Carter in Plains, Georgia, Vintage 1998." Note: There is some sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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65. HUMAN RIGHTS CONGRESSIONAL COOPERATION REPLICA

A color replica of an original letter signed by many of the leading (and bi-partisan) members of Congress agreeing on President Carter's human rights policy and requesting support on an issue regarding the abuse of human rights by the Soviet Union. This document shows that President Carter's human rights policy was largely embraced by a bi-partisan Congress. President Carter has signed the document, which is presented in a lovely frame.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $11,000.00

         

 


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66. HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY DIRECTIVE REPLICA

A color replica of the original recently declassified document that established the Carter administration policy on human rights. It contains President Carter's handwritten edits of the declaration of human rights making the guidelines stronger. This document set standards that have had considerable influence in the world for the past 40 years. The replica contains an original signature from President Carter. The pages are presented in an attractive frame.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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67. SAM MALOOF PEDESTAL TABLE

Because of Sam Maloof's wisdom in planning for the future, his legacy continues. Craftsmen who worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Sam in his workshop built this pedestal table of Claro Walnut from his design in 2012 for the Winter Weekend. It is 20 inches tall and has a 19-inch diameter top.

Donor(s):  Sam Maloof Woodworking Inc.

Value:  $3,500.00

Winning Bid -   $14,000.00

         

 


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68. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUR PRESIDENTS

This limited edition photograph is numbered 21 of 100. It was taken at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 6, 1997, and is signed by Presidents Carter, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and Ford.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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69. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FIVE PRESIDENTS

This color photograph, numbered 50 of 100, of five presidents (H. W. Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford, and Nixon) during the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Library on Nov. 4, 1991, in Simi Valley, Calif., is autographed by each president pictured. It is a priceless piece of our national heritage.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $4,000.00

Winning Bid -   $10,000.00

         

 


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70. APPALACHIAN LADDER BACK ROCKING CHAIR

This Appalachian Ladder Back rocking chair was handmade by Russ Filbeck especially for the Winter Weekend Auction. It is a replica of President Carter's personal rocking chair. The laser engraving on the slats includes the Carter Center's logo and tagline. This chair is made of southern Georgia cherry provided by Steve Cross' saw mill in Iron City, Ga. The seat is woven with the inner bark of hickory trees. Several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil with a coat of paste wax create a sensually smooth chair that you will love to touch.

The chair will be shipped to the buyer's preferred location following the auction. Winning bidder is responsible for all shipping charges.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Russell Filbeck

Value:  $8,000.00

Winning Bid -   $26,000.00

         

 


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71. STEFAN FINDEL GOLD LEAF PHOTOGRAPH

Photographer Stefan Findel took this photograph of a wooded path in 1994 with a large format camera and printed it as an "orotone" using 24 karat gold leaf. Before applying the gold leaf, the image was submerged in a sulfide solution to alter the tone to sepia and to insure archival quality. This is a rare 19th century sepia toning process. The photograph is 6 x 8 inches in a 12 x 14-inch frame.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Findel

Value:  $1,600.00

Winning Bid -   $10,000.00

         

 


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72. PRINT OF 'OSPREY' PAINTING BY PRESIDENT CARTER

President Carter is offering for auction this giclée print of his 20 x 16-inch oil-on-canvas painting of an osprey. He painted the image in March 2012 and has signed it "Jimmy Carter." The print may be slightly larger than the original painting.

Note: The original painting is not for sale. President Carter retains the right to use this image for other prints in the future.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $16,000.00

         

 


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73. PRIVATE HOLLYWOOD RECEPTION AND FILM SCREENING

Sherry Lansing, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures and producer of such hit films as "Fatal Attraction" and "The Accused," will host a group of up to 12 people for a cocktail reception and private film screening in her Los Angeles home.

Under Ms. Lansing's leadership, Paramount released some of the biggest blockbusters of all time including Academy Award winners "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," and "Titanic." Lansing retired in 2006 to run her foundation (www.sherrylansingfoundation.org), with programs in cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities. She has served on the Carter Center Board of Trustees since 2004.

Travel and lodging are not included. Some restrictions apply. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Ms. Sherry Lansing

Value:  $4,950.00

Winning Bid -   $10,000.00

         

 


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74. FIRST LADY BOOK COLLECTION

There are many books signed by former presidents of the United States, but comparatively few signed by first ladies. Here's a chance to own a rare collection of 13 books, each of which has been signed by a former first lady of the United States.

Eight of the books were written by the first lady who signed it. "My Memoir" (numbered edition) by Edith Bolling Wilson, "This I Remember" by Eleanor Roosevelt, "The Times of My Life" by Betty Ford, "Within Our Reach" by Rosalynn Carter, "My Turn - The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan" by Nancy Reagan, "A Memoir" by Barbara Bush, "It Takes a Village" by Hillary Rodham Clinton, and "Spoken from the Heart" by Laura Bush.

The five remaining books are: "Bess W. Truman" by Margaret Truman Daniel (signed by Bess Truman), "Ike - A Great American" by Dwight D. Eisenhower with an introduction by Mamie Eisenhower (signed by Mamie Eisenhower), "Hollywood Babylon" by Kenneth Anger (signed by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and comes with a certificate of authenticity), "Inaugural 1965 Threshold of Tomorrow: The Great Society" (signed by Lady Bird Johnson), "Pat Nixon - The Untold Story" by Julie Nixon Eisenhower (signed by Pat Nixon and Julie Nixon Eisenhower).

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander, The Carter Center

Value:  $4,990.00

Winning Bid -   $16,000.00

         

 


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75. ROME, ITALY, HOLIDAY

You will have a choice of two apartments for your week in Rome, Italy. Both 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are located on the third floor of a 14th-century Roman palazzo. The palazzo is located near many great restaurants and is one block from Piazza Navona and a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps or the Vatican. The large Renaissance apartments are air-conditioned and completely equipped (telephone, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, Internet connection, TV, stereo, all kitchen and linen supplies, etc.) and furnished with Italian antiques and Oriental rugs over hardwood floors.

Offer is subject to availability from July 15 - Aug. 30, 2013, Nov. 1 - Dec. 15, 2013, and Jan. 1 - March 20, 2014. For more information about the apartments, see www.romit.com.

Certificates for two business elite round-trip tickets for travel between the US/Canada and Europe are included with your vacation courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

You'll also receive a Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks.

See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Captain and Mrs. Stephen Dickson, Delta Air Lines,

Value:  $3,500.00

Winning Bid -   $18,000.00

         

 


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76. PRESIDENT CARTER'S HANDMADE STOOL

Using black cherry wood, President Carter handmade this 27 x 20 x 10-inch stool. Accompanying the stool is a scrapbook, which he created, containing an introductory note and 14 photographs with his captions showing him working on the stool. All joints are fitted by hand with no nails or screws. President Carter signed the bottom of the stool, and he liked the finished product so much that he made one for himself.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $50,000.00

Winning Bid -   $300,000.00

         

 


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77. PRINTS OF PAINTINGS BY PRESIDENT CARTER

Two giclée prints of paintings by President Carter were made to display in place of the originals at the auction. These prints may be slightly larger than the original paintings.

Note: President Carter retains the right to use these images for other prints in the future. The prints are:

A. "Painted Bunting" - The original oil painting from which this 24 x 16-inch print was made was created in March 2012 and has been hanging in the Zaban Room at The Carter Center. It is signed "Jimmy Carter."

B. "Wild Turkey" - The original oil painting from which this 24 x 18-inch print was made was created in October 2012 and has been hanging in the Zaban Room at The Carter Center. It is signed "Jimmy Carter."

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $17,000.00

         

 


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78. ORIGINAL PAINTING BY PRESIDENT CARTER

The winning bidder will select one of two original oil-on-canvas paintings by President Carter. The choices are:

A. "Painted Bunting" - Created in March 2012, this 24 x 16-inch painting has been hanging in the Zaban Room at The Carter Center. It is signed by President Carter.

B. "Wild Turkey" - This 24 x 18-inch painting was created in October 2012 and has been hanging in the Zaban Room at The Carter Center. It is signed by President Carter.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $100,000.00

Winning Bid -   $160,000.00

         

 

Item Restrictions and Clarifications
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14. Greenbrier Vacation – Certificate entitles bearer to a four-night stay at The Greenbrier for two people (one superior-rated room) from Jan. 2 – Dec. 15, 2013, excluding holidays, potential sell-out periods or dates otherwise restricted. Package includes daily resort fee. Recipient will be responsible for all food and beverage purchases, activities fees, incidental charges, and applicable taxes. Reservations must be made according to directions on certificate and will be dependent upon space availability. Original certificate must be presented at time of check-in. It cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, is not valid for any meeting or convention, and has no monetary value. Expiration date is final and cannot be extended.

Visit with Mr. Varney must be arranged separately from hotel reservation and is subject to Mr. Varney’s schedule and availability. Please see certificate for instructions on scheduling visit.

Note: Air and ground transportation are not included.

18. TPC Sawgrass Golf Getaway – Certificate is not redeemable for cash. Please follow instructions on award certificate to schedule vacation. When calling to schedule it is recommended that you have alternate dates in mind. The certificate cannot be extended past the expiration date. Offer for golf foursome and hotel is valid from July 2013 to September 2013 and from December 2013 to February 2014 (subject to availability).

Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificates. Certificates are valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for four passengers within the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

20. Week in Key West, Florida – Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificates. Ground transportation is not included. The cottage sleeps up to six people (two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa). Offer is not available Oct. 15 – 31, 2013, or Dec. 20, 2013 – Jan. 2, 2014, and expires March 1, 2014. To schedule your vacation follow instructions on the certificate.

Airline tickets must be booked separately. Certificates are valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for two passengers within the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

34. Zac Brown – Winner will need to coordinate the concert and “Eat and Greet” well in advance to ensure availability. See certificate for details on how to schedule. Offer is valid for two people for headlining shows only; it does not include co-headlines, festivals, or private events. Air travel, lodging, and ground transportation are not included. Concert season is for 2013 calendar year and is not transferrable.

36. Fly Fishing Fantasy – Winner will be responsible for coordinating additional guests (up to seven) whom they wish to bring. The dates of Nov. 8 – 10, 2013, are firm. Guests are responsible for their own transportation to the lodge. Air and ground transportation are not included.

40. Photography Master Class – Air and ground transportation, lodging, and other expenses are not included. Class must be scheduled well in advance and is subject to Mr. Miotke’s other obligations. Winner must travel to Seattle, Wash., San Francisco, Ca., or Monterey, Ca., for the class. Offer expires Feb. 23, 2015.

42. Chair-making Class – Class is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. starting on Monday and ending on Friday of the same week. Please make reservations early to ensure preferred dates. To make arrangements for the class, please follow the instructions on the certificate. Certificate for lodging is valid at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Diego. Hotel reservations must be made well in advance and are subject to availability based on restrictions for holidays and other demands. Package does not include ground transportation or meals.

Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificates. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for one passenger within the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

44. Villa Grand Vacation in Palm Springs – Please note restrictions and expiration dates listed on air travel certificates. Reservations are subject to availability and must be made according to directions on certificate. This offer is valid June 1 – Dec. 15, 2013. Holidays and special event weeks are not included. Guest must sign a standard lease and pay a refundable security deposit of $1,000. The deposit is returned within two weeks of departure.

Certificates are valid for economy travel for six passengers on Delta Air Lines within the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

45. Private Concert by Peter Yarrow – The winning bidder will need to provide lodging for Mr. Yarrow and cover additional costs associated with the performance (microphone, speakers, etc., if needed). Please follow directions on certificate to schedule concert. It is recommended that you call well in advance of your desired date and have alternate dates in mind. When calling, keep in mind that the concert is subject to Mr. Yarrow’s availability.

Please note restrictions and expiration dates for air travel certificate. It cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for first class travel for Mr. Yarrow on Delta Air Lines within the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

47. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Memorabilia – It is the responsibility of the buyer to make arrangements with a dealer who holds a valid Federal Firearm License (FFL) in their state of residence (must be a citizen of the United States) in order to receive the gun. The Carter Center will ship the item to a dealer chosen by the buyer. The buyer must provide The Carter Center with the FFL registration number of the receiving dealer prior to shipping and be responsible for all costs associated with shipping, receiving, and legal compliance for the purchase.

73. Hollywood Reception and Film Screening – Travel and lodging are not included. Cocktail reception/screening must be scheduled well in advance and is subject to Ms. Lansing's availability. The film will be a new release, selected by Ms. Lansing. Please follow instructions on the certificate to schedule your screening. The schedules of the 12 participants must be coordinated by the auction winner.

75. Rome, Italy, Holiday – This offer is valid from July 15 – Aug. 30, 2013, Nov. 1 – Dec. 15, 2013, and Jan. 1 – March 20, 2014. Note restricted dates. To schedule vacation, follow instructions on certificate. For best choice, schedule well in advance and have alternate dates in mind. Reservations are subject to availability. Both apartments are on the third floor above street level, and there is no elevator.

Please note restrictions and expiration dates for air travel certificates. These cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificates are valid for business elite travel between the United States/Canada and Europe for two passengers on Delta Air Lines. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

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