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Live Auction Catalog - Carter Center Weekend 2014

Values expressed in this catalog represent certified appraisals, estimates based on sales of comparable items at previous 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.

Please read carefully the conditions for travel packages and other restrictions at the back of this catalog. Note: $100.00 is the minimum acceptable bid for any of these items.

If a remote bidder desires proxy representation by Carter Center staff for the live auction, those arrangements need to be made with Dianne Bryant by 5:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) on June 28, 2014. To make arrangements for bidding by proxy and for details on submitting bids by fax or online, please see the auction bid sheet.

Fax bids and online bids will be taken until 4:00 p.m. MDT on June 28, 2014.
Note: Actual bidding at the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, and any bids received before the start of the auction will be considered preliminary. No conclusions therefore can be drawn regarding the winning bid until the item is presented at the auction. If you are interested in submitting bids after online bidding is closed, to keep your bid current, see above for information on bidding by proxy.

Photographs of most auction items were taken by Tom England. Additional photographs were received from donors of items and corporate and Internet sources.

Shipping costs will be added to items that need to be shipped.

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1. PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SOUTH AMERICA BY GAIL SHORE

All of these photographs from South America 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 www.culturaljam.org.

Donor(s):  Ms. Gail Shore

Value:  $350.00

Winning Bid -   $400.00

         

 


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2. PEANUT SPECIAL MEMORABILIA

This unusual memorabilia collection includes a breakfast menu signed by President Carter and lunch and dinner menus from the Peanut Special, a chartered train that took 400 excited supporters to Washington for President Carter’s inauguration. A booklet chronicling the train ride is also a part of the collection along with a rare, paperback edition of President Carter’s book “Why Not the Best,” which was read on the train by many of the travelers; an inaugural invitation and an invitation to an inaugural ball; a recording of the songs performed aboard the train by Sam and Annie Tate on the ride to Washington; a bronzed, etched plate that was given to dedicated campaigners who hosted Carter family members in their homes; a ticket to attend the Air and Space Museum visit of President Carter; an Inauguration Day First Day Cover showing the election results on a U.S. map; and an official inaugural commemorative book.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Zeak

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $7,500.00

         

 


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3. 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 a certificate 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 expires June 1, 2015, and is not available Oct. 17–27, 2014, or Dec. 20, 2014–Jan. 2, 2015. See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Donor(s):  Captain and Mrs. Stephen Dickson, Delta Air Lines, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $3,500.00

Winning Bid -   $10,000.00

         

 


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4. CARTER CENTER QUILT

Joan Gilkison, a master quiltmaker from Williamsburg, Va., created the Carter Center Quilt especially for the 2014 Carter Center Weekend Auction. The colorful 57 x 65-inch quilt, in shades of calming blue and lavender, is decorated with three white peace doves and the eagle logo of The Carter Center. Ms. Gilkison has included a copy of her poem “World Peace” with the quilt.

Donor(s):  Ms. Joan Gilkison

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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5. CARTER INAUGURAL MEMORABILIA

Seven unusual pieces of Carter/Mondale inaugural memorabilia are gathered in this collection. Items include an 8½-inch diameter Carter/Mondale button; a Washington, D.C., inaugural license plate; a signed inaugural album; a limited-edition sterling silver President Carter ingot; a booklet with a color photograph of President Carter giving his inaugural address that contains a complete, official inaugural invitation; a copy of the 1977 inaugural book "A New Spirit, A New Commitment, A New America"; and a plaque showing Miss Lillian holding a "Jimmy Won" T-shirt.

Donor(s):  Mr. John Cabral, Ms. Karen Carr, Ms. Sissy Dolvin, Mr. Eugene McCord, and The Carter Center

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $2,250.00

         

 


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6. PRESIDENT CARTER’S SHAKER BOX

President and Mrs. Carter each made a shaker box in Russ Filbeck's workshop in San Diego, Ca., especially for the 2014 Carter Center Weekend Auction. President Carter's black walnut box is 6 x 8½ inches and is finished with several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil and paste wax. A knot in the lid of the box resembles a satellite view of the eye of a hurricane. President Carter has signed the inside of the lid, which also contains the laser-engraved message "Weathering the Eye of the Storm with Dignity and Integrity."

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

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $11,500.00

         

 


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7. MRS. CARTER'S SHAKER BOX

Mrs. Carter made this shaker box, especially for the 2014 Carter Center Weekend Auction, in Russ Filbeck's workshop in San Diego, Ca. The 7 x 10-inch box has a finish of several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil and paste wax. The curly cherry wood for the box came from Steve Cross' saw mill in southern Ga. Mrs. Carter has signed the lid, which also contains a laser engraving of her signature and a long-stemmed rose to honor her name.

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

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $12,000.00

         

 


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8. SECRET SERVICE PIN COLLECTION

The U. S. Customs Service and law enforcement agencies from Winnipeg, Canada; Sumter County, Ga.; and San Antonio, Texas, are represented in this collection of Secret Service lapel pins. The rare set of 25 colorful pins, most of which contain the Secret Service star-shaped badge, includes some shaped like a car, a horse, and even a pineapple. In addition, there is a medallion from the U. S. Embassy Office of Military Cooperation, Aviation Division, Arab Republic of Egypt.

Donor(s):  Ms. Ann Johnson

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $5,250.00

         

 


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9. CREATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MEMENTO

Shirley Hufstedler served as the first Secretary of the Department of Education. She is pictured here with President Carter, Mrs. Carter, Amy Carter, and the department logo at the dedication of the newly created unit. All four have signed the framed image, which was in The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum for 25 years.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $2,000.00

         

 


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10. JIMMY CARTER T-SHIRT COLLECTION

"I'm A Kernel in the Peanut Brigade" and "Homefolks For Carter" are two of the slogans printed on this collection of eight T-shirts from the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign. Images on the shirts range from creative caricatures of President Carter to giant hat-wearing peanuts!

Donor(s):  Ms. Ann Johnson

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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11. ROSHAN SCREEN WINDOW MODEL

The Hijazi and Red Sea basin architectural styles found on buildings in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are reflected in a stone and wood model of a bay window measuring 8⅜ x 6½ inches. A photograph of a building with roshan windows and information about the style are mounted inside the top of the black storage case that accompanies the model. It was a gift to President Carter from Talal Zahid, chairman of the Zahid Group, during a trip to the Middle East in Oct. 2009. There are small scratches on the back of the stand.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter

Value:  $1,175.00

Winning Bid -   $1,500.00

         

 


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12. CARTIER NECKLACE

A beautiful Cartier "So Pretty" necklace with a single-pearl pendant and loose cable-type chain made of white gold is offered here. A small diamond in a bezel setting adorns the lobster claw clasp.

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

Value:  $2,300.00

Winning Bid -   $10,500.00

         

 


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13. HANDMADE CARTER CENTER CANDELABRA

Montana silversmith Haddon Hufford created a handwrought, sterling silver candelabra especially for the 2014 Carter Center Weekend Auction. It is 9 inches high with a polished finish, and it has a dome-shaped base decorated with the Carter Center’s eagle logo. The shaft is made of block and twisted columns with a spherical top from which four stems extend. Each of the stems holds a single ½-inch tapered candle (set included).

Donor(s):  Ms. Taylor Pape

Value:  $3,000.00

Winning Bid -   $4,500.00

         

 

 
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15. BASS GUITAR SIGNED BY RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Red Hot Chili Peppers headlined Music Midtown in Atlanta in Sept. 2013. Four members of the alternative rock band (Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer) have signed a Fender Precision electric bass guitar especially for the 2014 auction. The bass comes in a hard, shag felt-lined case with a certificate of authenticity from the concert promoter and a limited edition concert poster and T-shirt.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, who rarely sign items, are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have won seven Grammy awards. They have sold over 53 million albums worldwide, have had three singles in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and hold a record of 11 number-one singles on the modern rock charts.

Value based on appraisal.

Donor(s):  Mr. Peter Conlon

Value:  $20,000.00

Winning Bid -   $55,000.00

         

 


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16. THE DELTA EXPERIENCE

Delta Air Lines once again is offering an incredible behind-the-scenes experience at their world headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. You and a guest will be flown first class round-trip from anywhere in the continental U.S., Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Canada to Atlanta where you will spend the night at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel Atlanta Airport. The next morning, you will start at 8:30 a.m. with a full day that includes a tour of the Technical Operations Center, Delta Ramp Tower, and the Delta Heritage Museum. You'll also experience a Delta flight simulator, have lunch at Woolman Café, and visit the Operations Control Center. At the end of the day, you will fully understand Delta's operations. Photographs taken during the day will be sent to you following your tour so you can relive and share your experience. This experience is exclusive to the Carter Center Weekend.

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

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

Donor(s):  Delta Air Lines, Captain and Mrs. Stephen Dickson and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $4,500.00

Winning Bid -   $4,000.00

         

 


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17. PANAMA CANAL TREATY

A replica of the Panama Canal treaty has been signed by President Carter. It is displayed in a 29 x 29½-inch frame with an aerial view of the canal and a photograph of President Carter and General Omar Torrijos Herrera, the Panamanian leader who negotiated the treaty with the United States.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $2,750.00

         

 


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18. HANDMADE GIRL’S DRESS

Carol Filbeck has crafted another exquisite handmade girl's dress for the Carter Center Weekend Auction. The size 7 dress features a smocked bodice. The geometric design is accented by hand-embroidered bullion roses and tiny seed beads at every intersection of the smocking. It is made of cotton piqué with pink gingham piping around the neckline, on the yoke above the smocked panel, and around the armhole. A matching pink gingham sash ties at the back of the dress, which has a wavy hemline made from Swiss cotton edging.

As an added bonus, you will receive a doll on a stand wearing a matching dress also handmade by Mrs. Filbeck.

Donor(s):  Ms. Carol Filbeck

Value:  $450.00

Winning Bid -   $4,500.00

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19. BASEBALL LOVERS MEMORABILIA AND TICKETS

Members of the Carter family have always been great baseball fans, and here is your chance to share that passion! You will receive a framed newspaper clipping showing longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda presenting a Dodgers jacket to Miss Lillian Carter, a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball jersey signed by Lasorda, a fan letter written to Lasorda's wife by Miss Lillian, and a parking pass and four VIP box tickets to a regular season 2014 or 2015 Atlanta Braves home game of your choice.

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

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family and Mr. Ted Turner

Value:  $2,750.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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20. ALASKA NATIONAL INTEREST LANDS CONSERVATION ACT

These items honor the signing of the Alaska Lands Conservation Act and are gathered here as a tribute to the Carter administration’s record on the environment.

The collection includes a framed map of Alaska commemorating the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, signed by President Carter and former Secretary of the Interior Cecil Andrus; a plaque from The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum with President Carter's original signature and a quote from his address at the bill signing; five First Day of Issue Covers commemorating events related to Alaska and conservation, one of which President Carter has signed; a binder containing a complete copy of the act with a signed color photograph of President Carter signing the bill, as well as a black and white photograph of President Carter fishing in Alaska; a copy of the book "A More Beautiful America" signed by President Lyndon Johnson, which contains speeches given by him, several photographs by Ansel Adams, and a gold-embossed pamphlet titled "Messages on Natural Beauty"; and the photographic book "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land" with a foreword by President Carter and signed by him.

Click here for more information about this item (PDF)

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family and Mr. Jay Beck

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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21. 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 www.guitars-m-r-sons.com.

Donor(s):  The Rodriguez Family

Value:  $15,000.00

Winning Bid -   $12,500.00

         

 


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22. 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 www.guitars-m-r-sons.com.

Donor(s):  The Rodriguez Family

Value:  $10,000.00

Winning Bid -   $12,500.00

         

 


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23. COLLECTION OF SCARVES OWNED BY ROSALYNN CARTER

A rare and historic collection consists of seven beautiful scarves in silk and other fabrics from around the world that were previously owned by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and have been signed by her. The scarves include designs by Gloria Vanderbilt, Teresa Jordà Vitó, Amanda Christensen, and others.

Donor(s):  Mrs. Carter

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $7,000.00

         

 


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24. ORIGINAL PAINTING BY YUMIKO KAYUKAWA

Japanese artist Yumiko Kayukawa is known for the panoramic and fanciful landscapes she calls "energy and giddiness." Kayukawa resides in Seattle, Wash. Since 1986, her works have been widely exhibited in the United States, Europe, and Asia and have been featured in numerous publications. Her works, including this lovely 40 x 22-inch seascape in acrylic and ink on canvas, are inspired by rock 'n' roll, film, and fashion.

Donor(s):  Ms. Hannah Park

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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25. ARCH DIAL MANTEL CLOCK

This contemporary arch dial mantel clock is made with highly figured crotch-grain walnut and is 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's logo and tagline. The clock is 7 inches thick, 13 inches wide, and 16 inches tall.

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

Value:  $650.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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26. PENDULUM WALL CLOCK

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

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

Value:  $650.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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27. SIGNED SENIOR CARTER ADVISORS BOOK COLLECTION

A collection of signed books written by Cabinet officers or senior staff members from the Carter administration includes:
"Cecil Andrus: Politics Western Style" by Cecil Andrus and Joel Connelly, "Medimont Reflections: Forty Years of Issues and Idahoans" by Chris Carlson with foreword by Cecil Andrus (signed by Cecil Andrus and the author), and "Cecil Andrus: Idaho's Greatest Governor" also by Chris Carlson

"Thinking about National Security: Defense and Foreign Policy in a Dangerous World" by Harold Brown

"Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Advisor, 1977–1981," "Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower," and "The Choice: Global Dominion or Global Leadership" by Zbigniew Brzezinski

"Governing America: An Insider's Report from the White House" and "The Triumph and Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson: The White House Years" by Joseph A. Califano Jr.

"Crisis: The Last Year of the Carter Presidency" and "No Such Thing as a Bad Day: A Memoir" by Hamilton Jordan

"No Easy Answers" and a copy of "Angles of Vision: A Memoir of My Lives" by Philip M. Klutznick signed to Cyrus Vance

"The Truth of the Matter: My Life In and Out of Politics" by Bert Lance with Bill Gilbert

"The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics" by Walter Mondale

"The Other Side of the Story" by Jody Powell

"Secrecy and Democracy: The CIA in Transition" by Admiral Stansfield Turner

"A Way Out of No Way: The Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young" and "An Easy Burden" by Andrew Young.
Accompanying the books are three gold-colored metal telephone handset covers used by Harold Brown, Joseph Califano, and Cecil Andrus during their time in Washington. Each of the covers is engraved with the name of the former Cabinet member to whom it belonged.

Click here for more information about this item (PDF)

Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family

Value:  $4,000.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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28. "A PEN" SERIES FROM THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION

These original, stylized posters from the 1970s reflect the cultural and political changes of China. They are handsomely framed and were donated to The Carter Center by former missionary to China Camille Anders.

Four 15 x 19-inch images, printed in July 1973, use a warm and friendly style to appeal to children and promote honesty. The subtle implication is that the child will be happy in honoring the idea that all things belong to the state.

1. Xiaohong found a pen on her way to school.
2. Xiaohong thought, "Whose pen is this? What should I do with it?"
3. Xiaohong turned the pen in to a policeman.
4. Xiaohong went to school happy.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $1,750.00

FIRST ITEM $1750, SECOND ITEM $1000          

 


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29. CULTURAL REVOLUTION CHINESE POSTERS (2)

These original, stylized posters from the 1970s reflect the cultural and political changes of China. They are handsomely framed and were donated to The Carter Center by former missionary to China Camille Anders.

1. On The Way to School
A 19½ x 26-inch image on 21 x 31-inch paper shows a teacher using a raincoat to protect her students from the elements while another student attempts to shield her with an umbrella. The poster was printed in 1973.

2. To Eliminate All Pests
A 22½ x 20-inch image on 28 x 21-inch paper shows an agriculturalist who specializes in pest control studying the Chinese Communist Party's policy on eliminating "pests" in the party. The People’s Daily newspaper headline reads "To reveal and criticize the crimes made by the Gang of Four." Printed in 1977, just a year after the Cultural Revolution ended, this political criticism is designed to counter the effect of the difficult 10-year period.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $2,000.00

         

 


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30. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS EXPEDITION

Experience an exotic 10-day National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos Islands. You and a guest will share a category 2 cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. During the trip you will cruise to pristine islands where you can walk among colonies of animals and birds unfazed by your presence.

Your package also includes a certificate for round-trip economy class travel for two to Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Delta Air Lines; a gift basket from Perfect 1864 Vodka that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, glasses, and assorted snacks; and the three-volume set "National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years."

The National Geographic Endeavour departs most Fridays throughout the year. Winner must complete travel by Dec. 20, 2015, and will be responsible for the cost of round-trip charter flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands (estimated at $450 per person).

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

Donor(s):  Mr. Terry Adamson, National Geographic, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $14,000.00

Winning Bid -   $40,000.00

         

 


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31. TPC SAWGRASS GOLF GETAWAY

Your getaway includes two rounds of golf for four including carts at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course (including forecaddie) at the Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. You’ll also receive two rooms for two nights at the Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa. A Perfect 1864 Vodka gift basket that includes a bottle of Peureux Perfect 1864 Vodka, mixers, and assorted snacks completes this package.

Getaway certificate is valid Dec. 15, 2014–Feb. 12, 2015, and July 1–Aug. 31, 2015 (subject to availability). See "Item Restrictions and Clarifications" at the end of the catalog for additional information.

Note: Ground transportation is not included.

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

Value:  $2,800.00

Winning Bid -   $10,500.00

         

 


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32. WILMA LANGHAMER ORIGINAL

Wilma Langhamer, a German-born artist living in Texas, donated this original 30 x 30-inch framed oil-on-linen painting for the auction. Titled “Walking with Peace,” the image shows a white peace dove flying over two pairs of red boots.

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 -   $5,500.00

         

 


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33. PRESIDENT CARTER’S HOMEMADE WINE

Back by popular demand! President Carter has donated one bottle of red wine that he made using traditional family methods. The 750-ml. bottle boasts his private label and is stamped on top with the presidential seal 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 -   $7,000.00

         

 


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34. HOWARD BAKER PHOTOGRAPH

Former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr., who also served as Ronald Reagan’s chief of staff, took this wonderful photograph of a bald eagle coming to rest at the Chilkat River in Haines, Alaska. Baker was the senate minority leader during the Carter administration and worked closely with President Carter on many issues. The beautiful 16 x 20-inch image is matted and framed and has been signed by Senator Baker.

Donor(s):  The Honorable Howard Baker

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $10,500.00

         

 


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35. LEATHER-BOUND BOOK FROM QUITO, ECUADOR

A beautiful reproduction in leather of the original book "El Escudo de Armas y Los Titulos de la Ciudad de San Francisco del Quito—Estudio Historico por Pedro P. Traversari" (The Coat of Arms and Titles of the City of San Francisco of Quito—Historical Study by Pedro P. Traversari) is offered here. The book traces the history of the city and is a limited edition numbered 15 of 100. It was presented to President Carter at FLASCO University in Quito, Ecuador, in April 2009.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter

Value:  $525.00

Winning Bid -   $800.00

         

 


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36. ROGER KINNAMAN ORIGINAL

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 pastel image titled "Mesa Verde" shows the lush greens and vibrant earth tones of a western canyon. It measures 24 x 33 inches and is presented in a lovely frame. For more information about the artist and his work, visit www.kinnamanart.com.

Donor(s):  Mr. Roger Kinnaman

Value:  $1,600.00

Winning Bid -   $2,500.00

         

 


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37. 600-YEAR-OLD TABLE

A Cypress tree, approximately 600 to 800 years old, was found at the bottom of a river. Steve Cross used some of the wood to create a one-piece, 4 x 7-foot rustic-style coffee table. Features of the wood include a bird’s-eye pattern, red gold color with dark accents, swirl and curly grain, and a silky smooth finish. Cross has provided lumber for several of President Carter’s and Russ Filbeck’s woodworking projects and cut the lumber for the Jimmy Carter Election Headquarters/Train Depot restoration. The legs for the table are made from antique, mule-drawn plow stocks, a graceful, historic complement. The table has been signed by President Carter and shipping costs are estimated to be a maximum of $1,500.

Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCtq-P1dLAýu8. to see how the wood used in the table was cut.

Donor(s):  Mr. Steve Cross

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $20,000.00

         

 


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38. 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 one 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, Delta Air Lines, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $1,050.00

Winning Bid -   $2,000.00

         

 


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39. TABRIZ CARPET AND ORIGINAL PAINTING

Shades of brown and red are seen in the main panel of this silk and wool Tabriz carpet. It has an allover floral pattern and a round center demarcated like a rosette with extended flowers at four side points. The 78 x 81-inch rug was handwoven in Iran and is in excellent condition.

Accompanying the rug is an original painting by Italian artist Alessandro showing a horseman and his lady sharing a kiss in a tower high above their town. The painting measures 36 x 36 inches and is in a 44-inch square frame.

Donor(s):  Ms. Martha Hall

Value:  $9,500.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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40. CHARLES FUNK ORIGINAL PAINTING

Illinois artist Charles Funk has created another original oil painting for the Carter Center Weekend Auction. "Whistling in the Wilds" is a 28 x 16-inch oil painting depicting President and Mrs. Carter fly-fishing in Alaska. Funk’s painting for the 2013 auction showed President Carter teaching Sunday school at his home church, Maranatha Baptist, in Plains, Ga.

Donor(s):  Wide Water Gallery

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $9,000.00

         

 


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41. PRESIDENT CARTER’S SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS

Recordings of President Carter's Sunday school classes are collected here on three CDs. There are approximately 11 hours of teaching on such topics as "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 -   $5,250.00

         

 


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42. CUSTOM-MADE CANOE

This tribute to the bygone days of beautiful wood artifacts and fine craftsmanship is assembled without nails or staples, entirely from light, durable cedar. The classic John Winters design, handcrafted by Allen Sinquefield, is 16½ feet in length and weighs approximately 58 pounds. Its graceful lines are accented and enhanced by careful color-matching from bow to stern. The professional, deep finish ensures years of proud ownership, whether on or off the water.

The canoe, serial number 2009-01, bears a commemorative plaque documenting its association with the Carter Center's 2009 Winter Weekend Auction where it was first sold and the name of the builder, Allen Sinquefield.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brown

Value:  $6,200.00

Winning Bid -   $13,000.00

         

 


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43. JOHN GLENN MEMORABILIA COLLAGE

Celebrate the accomplishments of astronaut John Glenn! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind collage featuring a signed original First Day Cover from the Mercury Friendship 7 mission in 1962; mission patches and stamps from Senator Glenn’s 1962 and 1998 trips to space; a vintage photograph signed by both President Carter and Senator Glenn, taken prior to a meeting at the White House in 1978; and commemorative stamps with images of his home state of Ohio, the U.S. Capitol where he served for 25 years, and the planes Glenn flew as a Marine—a Corsair in World War ll and a Panther in the Korean War.

Donor(s):  DeltaSigma LLC

Value:  $500.00

Winning Bid -   $11,500.00

         

 


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44. 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.

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

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $6,500.00

         

 


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45. 1995 CORVETTE

Put yourself in the driver's seat of a spectacular 1995 Corvette with less than 65,000 miles! The four-speed automatic with a 5.7 liter V8 engine uses premium, unleaded gas and has a removable hard top, keyless entry system, power everything (antenna, brakes, steering, windows, door locks, front seats), the performance handling package, a Delco/Bose audio system (AM/FM/cassette/CD player), and so much more. Safety features include driver and passenger front airbags and a four-wheel anti-lock braking system. A major service has recently been performed on the car and the interior and exterior have been detailed and buffed. There are normal signs of wear on the carpet and seats. Value listed below is from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) blue book.

To make it even more spectacular, President Carter has signed the dashboard of the car.

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Donor(s):  Ms. Ginger Brookover

Value:  $12,600.00

Winning Bid -   $21,000.00

         

 


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46. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUR PRESIDENTS

Presidents Carter, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Ford all have signed this limited-edition photograph numbered 23 of 100. It was taken at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 6, 1997.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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47. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FIVE PRESIDENTS

This color photograph, numbered 51 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 -   $20,000.00

         

 


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48. PRESIDENT CARTER'S "OUR MOUNTAIN HOME"

"Our Mountain Home" is a framed, museum-quality print of President Carter’s 1989 painting depicting the dining area of the Carters' North Georgia cabin. It is numbered 33 of 50 and signed by Jimmy Carter. President Carter made the lazy Susan table, six chairs, and Parsons table shown in the painting, and you can see his bottle collection on the wall. The 17 x 20-inch print comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $2,500.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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49. "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 33 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 -   $7,500.00

         

 


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50. PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF., VACATION

Start your seven-night vacation with two ocean-view rooms (up to four guests) for two nights at the Inn at Spanish Bay, where the four of you can play a round of golf, including carts, at both the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf courses. Then move from the inn to a private guest house for four nights, one of which you will spend enjoying a gourmet meal with your host.

Your vacation also includes an overnight stay at Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast on the grounds of the Monterey Zoo where you'll have two suites as well as a continental breakfast, and a VIP tour in addition to a combo tour for four adults.

Four guest passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a gift certificate to Grasings Restaurant, a $1,000 gift certificate for Augustina Leathers, a certificate for four coach-class round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines, and more are also included in this package.

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

Donor(s):  Ms. Joanne Gimbel and Delta Air Lines

Value:  $8,000.00

Winning Bid -   $11,000.00

         

 


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51. ANSEL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPH OF PRESIDENT CARTER

In 1979, the National Portrait Gallery commissioned their first-ever photographic portrait of a president, assigning Ansel Adams to photograph President Jimmy Carter.

Adams used a 20 x 24-inch Polaroid camera to create the photograph being offered here. It is displayed in a frame with UV protective Plexiglas. Only three others from the session are known to exist. One is in the National Portrait Gallery and two are in The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Documents from Sotheby's value the image at a minimum of $7,000 and are provided with the portrait.

Included with the portrait is a portfolio with four 8 x 10-inch color photographs from Adams' session with President Carter.

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Donor(s):  The Farabaugh Family

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $25,000.00

         

 


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52. 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 for you and up to seven of your friends (eight total). Your group will arrive on September 19. You can fish in the morning and look forward to President and Mrs. Carter joining you in the afternoon. After fishing together, everyone will enjoy a wonderful dinner catered by Proof of the Pudding. You'll then have another morning of fishing on September 20 and depart after lunch.

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.

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 -   $130,000.00

         

 


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53. SAM MALOOF PEDESTAL TABLE

Craftsmen who worked shoulder to shoulder with renowned woodworker Sam Maloof in his workshop built this maple wood pedestal table from his design. It is 20 inches tall and has a 19½ -inch square top with rounded corners.

Donor(s):  Sam Maloof Woodworking Inc.

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $4,500.00

         

 


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54. INSIDER WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENCE MANUAL

Have you ever needed directions on how to write correspondence for the White House? This manual gives detailed instructions for staff regarding preparing various kinds of correspondence, including classified material, letters, memoranda, referrals, and telegrams. President Carter has signed the 141-page manual, which includes samples of correspondence on White House stationery and contains insider information that is not widely available.

You'll also receive five different pieces of White House stationery, including a page from Air Force One, all signed by President Carter.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $100.00

Winning Bid -   $5,000.00

         

 


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55. PRESENTATION SABER

This 40-inch saber was a 70th birthday present to President Carter from Middle East peace negotiator Hasib Sabbagh. The hilt and scabbard are decorated with colorful stones, and the blade is engraved with Arabic characters and designs. The outside of the 45 x 9½ x 3-inch box containing the saber is decorated with the emblem of Saudi Arabia and is a treasure in itself. Elaborately inlaid with wood, mother-of-pearl, bone and other materials, both the sword and box are a rare find.

The inscription on the sword blade translates: "The sword is the height of glory, o bearer, and in the height of glory you shall not be wearied as the sword is the defender of all the Arabs. The sword is the defender of the Arabs and the homeland."

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $6,000.00

Winning Bid -   $12,500.00

         

 


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56. SHANGHAI VACATION

Four people will experience a fabulous six-day, five-night tour of the wonders of China with a private guide and interpreter.

Start with a one-night stay in Shanghai and visit the Bund, a business and commercial center on the river. Then it's on to Suzhou for three nights on Lake Taihu, a place of charm, history, and beautiful architecture. From Suzhou you will be driven to Nantong City and tour Langshan, a famous natural reserve with a number of attractive mountains.

If you wish to extend the trip after the five-night stay, your local ground support team can assist with further travel arrangements. If not, you can choose to be transported directly to Shanghai airport. You will travel by private vehicle while in China, allowing you to enjoy the views of the countryside. Breakfast will be provided each day of the trip.

Air travel is not included.

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

Donor(s):  Go Purpose Inc./GoPurpose.com

Value:  $3,000.00

Winning Bid -   $17,500.00

         

 


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57. ORNATE SILVER FRAME

President Juan Evo Morales of Bolivia gave this beautiful silver frame to President and Mrs. Carter during a visit to Plains on Sept. 17, 2006. The front of the frame is silver with a classical motif, including S-curves and palmettes in the corners. The back and sides of the frame and the stand are wooden. President and Mrs. Carter have signed a 7¼ x 9½ -inch copy of the classic photograph showing them walking down Pennsylvania Avenue as part of the inaugural ceremonies, and it is displayed in the frame.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter

Value:  $950.00

Winning Bid -   $15,000.00

         

 


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58. AFRICAN SCULPTURE COLLECTION

A marvelous collection of four museum-quality African art pieces from a private collection.

A 12¼-inch-tall female figure sits atop a gourd with an animal skin covering on a metal stand. The piece was created by the Luba tribe, the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, whose art usually includes some sort of sculptural reference to the importance of women in their culture.

The Fanti (also known as Fante) created this 22-inch-high fertility figure on a custom metal base. The Fanti are an Akan tribal people living in Ghana. They are famous for their craftwork, particularly their handmade stools, fertility figures/dolls, and colorful Kente cloth. There is some damage to one of the feet of the sculpture.

The Fang are a tribe from Gabon and the makers of this 21½-inch-tall mask on a metal stand. The Fang tribe is best known for its wooden reliquary figures and whitewashed abstract masks.

Several cracks have been repaired in this 30¾-inch tall sculpture showing a mother holding a child. It was created by the Chokwe tribe of Angola. The skill of the Chokwe can be seen in the finely carved face and elaborate hair design of the figure.

Donor(s):  Private Collector

Value:  $2,000.00

Winning Bid -   $4,500.00

         

 


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59. CARTER CENTER COLLINGS I35 LC DELUXE GUITAR

Bill Collings and his team build custom handmade acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles in Austin, Texas. The craftsmanship of Collings guitars is respected by many artists such as Keith Richards, Lyle Lovett, Pete Townshend, and Emmylou Harris. The Carter Center logo appears on this Collings Blonde I35 LC Deluxe guitar, which was made especially for the 2014 Carter Center Weekend Auction. The guitar has a maple body, mahogany neck, and ebony peghead and fingerboard with a mother-of-pearl Collings logo and custom Carter Center logo inlay. The neck of the guitar has been signed by President and Mrs. Carter and it comes with a hardshell case by Ameritage.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Tony Moores

Value:  $6,500.00

Winning Bid -   $25,000.00

         

 


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60. HAWAIIAN PARADISE VACATION

You'll enjoy a week in a luxurious four-bedroom house on Wailea Bay beach, located between the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Lani Resort. This location allows you to view year-round ocean sunsets from an infinity-edge pool, the relaxing hot tub, or your own personal hammock. This unique home is available for the month of May or Sept.

The home is caressed by tropical ocean breezes and invites the company of family and friends. There is no television, although the home is wired. Five minutes away are hotels with available world-class golf courses, tennis, spa treatments, surfing instruction, shops, bars, and restaurants.

A certificate for two round-trip coach-class tickets to Hawaii is included courtesy of Delta Air Lines. You'll also 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. Bob Friedman and Ms. Kristina Kiehl, Delta Air Lines, and Perfect 1864 Vodka

Value:  $10,000.00

Winning Bid -   $9,000.00

         

 


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61. CARTER CENTER BANJO

The Carter Center banjo, which has been signed by President Carter, was created by Wayne Blythe, a member of the Ambassadors Circle living in Chesapeake, Va. The handcrafted instrument is heirloom quality and intended to be passed down from one generation to the next. Hand-cut mother-of-pearl inlays adorn the fingerboard and headstock of the five-string bluegrass banjo. It is constructed primarily of black walnut and also includes rosewood, maple, and ebony. A high-gloss finish enhances the beauty of the wood, and quality components contribute to the rich tonal quality. Standard features expected by professional musicians, such as a two-way adjustable truss rod and J. D. Crowe tone ring, are found throughout the instrument.

The Blythe Model 39 comes with a hard-shell case.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Blythe

Value:  $1,500.00

Winning Bid -   $14,500.00

         

 


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62. THAI DANCER

Herbert E. Abrams was one of the leading portrait artists in America. His works include the official White House portraits of former presidents Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.

Abrams sketched and photographed this dancer in one of the temples he visited while in Thailand on a tour led by the wife of General Creighton Abrams (no relation). The handcrafted and painted frame is antique-stressed and measures 19 x 25 inches.

Donor(s):  Ms. Lois Abrams

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $1,500.00

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63. 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 best-selling 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 -   $16,000.00

         

 


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64. JEROME LAWRENCE ORIGINAL

"Trees at Twilight: iPurpose" is a stunning, large original painting by auction favorite Jerome Lawrence. The 60 x 48-inch work is acrylic and fixed graphite on canvas. It comes with a poem by Lawrence.

Lawrence, who lives with mental illness, 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 54. 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 -   $25,000.00

         

 


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65. SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SET

A classically styled silver tea and coffee set contains a tea pot, an 8½-inch tall coffee pot, a creamer, a covered sugar bowl, two tea cups and two saucers. It comes with a matching rectangular tray measuring 13¾ x 23 inches, which has a recessed hammered-metal surface. Each item is decorated with a slightly raised rugged metal band. The set is in a 23 x 15 x 8-inch presentation box and was a gift to President and Mrs. Carter from Juan Evo Morales, President of Bolivia.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter

Value:  $1,075.00

Winning Bid -   $14,500.00

         

 


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66. EIGHT NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES

In April 2012, eight Nobel Peace Prize winners gathered for a photograph. The picture was taken by Annie Leibovitz and appeared in the August issue of Vanity Fair. Pictured left to right—Mikhail Gorbachev (1990), His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama (1989), Jody Williams (1997), Professor Muhammad Yunus (2006), Dr. Shirin Ebadi (2003), Lech Walesa (1983), F.W. de Klerk (1993), and Jimmy Carter (2002). All have signed the one-of-a-kind photograph, including Ms. Leibovitz. The 8 x 15-inch photograph on a 16 x 20-inch matte is handsomely framed.

Donor(s):  The Carter Center

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $57,500.00

         

 


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67. JOHN WAYNE AND WESTERN COMMEMORATIVE MEMORABILIA

A commemorative pocketknife and belt buckle made by W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. are offered with a portfolio containing a personal note signed by President Carter describing his warm relationship with John Wayne. In addition, there are copies of correspondence between the two, one of which has an original "Jimmy Carter" signature; the recent biography “John Wayne: The Genuine Article” signed by President Carter, with a prologue written by him; and a 21 x 29-inch movie photograph showing John Wayne in his classic pose, framed with an original signature from Wayne.

A vintage Navajo rug from the 1930s, designed in the traditional style, with diamond motifs and other geometric patterns, completes the package. The rug contains shades of cream, dark brown, tan, and red. It is in great condition, has a smooth and silky wool weave, and measures approximately 86 x 46 inches.

Donor(s):  President and Mrs. Carter, Mr. Jack Bacon, and Mr. Jim Margard

Value:  $2,250.00

Winning Bid -   $14,000.00

         

 


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68. 2013 HEISMAN TROPHY FOOTBALL

The 2013 Heisman Trophy was awarded on Saturday, December 14. As with past ceremonies, winners in attendance signed several footballs, including this one. It has the Heisman logo and the following 26 signatures: Johnny Lattner (1953–Notre Dame), Paul Hornung (1956–Notre Dame), John David Crow (1957–Texas A&M), Pete Dawkins (1958–Army), Joe Bellino (1960–Navy), John Huarte (1964–Notre Dame), Mike Garrett (1965–USC), Gary Beban (1967–UCLA), Johnny Rodgers (1972–Nebraska), Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975–Ohio State), Tony Dorsett (1976–Pittsburgh), Earl Campbell (1977–Texas), Billy Sims (1978–Oklahoma), George Rogers (1980–South Carolina), Mike Rozier (1983–Nebraska), Tim Brown (1987–Notre Dame), Barry Sanders (1988–Oklahoma State), Ty Detmer (1990–Brigham Young), Gino Torretta (1992–Miami), Charlie Ward (1993–FSU), Danny Wuerffel (1996–Florida), Chris Weinke (2000–FSU), Eric Crouch (2001–Nebraska), Jason White (2003–Oklahoma), Johnny Manziel (2012–Texas A&M) and Jameis Winston (2013–FSU).

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Gino Torretta

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $6,000.00

         

 


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69. SEVEN PRESIDENTS PLATE

The signatures of Richard Nixon (11/2/85), Gerald Ford (2/9/2001), Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan (11/17/88), George H.W. Bush (7/2/91), Bill Clinton (11/6/96) and George W. Bush (09) appear on a rare 11-inch plate that features images and dates of service for all the presidents from George Washington to Lyndon B. Johnson. It took 24 years to collect the signatures. The one-of-a-kind plate is presented in a beautiful gilded wood frame measuring 37 x 21 inches. A certificate of authenticity is included on the back of the frame.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $17,000.00

         

 


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70. HISTORICAL MOMENT

The resignation of President Richard M. Nixon is the subject of two documents and a photograph in a 24 x 40-inch frame. The photograph shows President Nixon boarding Marine One on April 22, 1994, just after he resigned as the 37th president of the United States. There is also a copy of his resignation letter, and both the photograph and letter contain his signature. The last item is a copy of Nixon's pardon, with an original signature from President Gerald Ford. The framed articles come with a letter from the donor describing how the collection was assembled.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $8,500.00

         

 


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71. PRIVATE HOLLYWOOD RECEPTION AND FILM SCREENING

Under Sherry Lansing's leadership as chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures released some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including Academy Award winners "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," and "Titanic." In 2006, Lansing retired to run the Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is dedicated to funding and raising awareness for cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities.

You and up to 11 friends will join Ms. Lansing for a cocktail reception and private film screening in her home.

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 -   $8,000.00

         

 


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72. PRESIDENT CARTER AND WILLIE NELSON CONCERT

An A.C.F. Martin & Co. guitar played and signed by Willie Nelson is offered with a harmonica that has its own unusual backstory.

During a Willie Nelson concert at Chastain Park in Atlanta, Ga., President Carter joined the band onstage as they were playing "Georgia On My Mind." According to Willie Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, he handed his harmonica to President Carter, who graciously "stole the show."

In addition to the guitar and harmonica, a photograph from the performance signed by President Carter and Willie Nelson and a note from Mickey Raphael are included.

The guitar comes with a statement of authenticity.

Donor(s):  Mr. Peter Conlon and Mr. Mickey Raphael

Value:  $20,000.00

Winning Bid -   $60,000.00

         

 


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73. SIGNED PRESIDENTIAL BOOK COLLECTION

Chief executives from Millard Fillmore to Barack Obama are represented in this once-in-a-lifetime collection of books authored by or written about a U.S. president. Some of these books are rare or came from the presidents’ personal libraries. The set includes the signatures of the following: Millard Fillmore (13), Franklin Pierce (14), James Buchanan (15), Abraham Lincoln (16), Andrew Johnson (17), Ulysses S. Grant (18), Rutherford B. Hayes (19), James A. Garfield (20), Chester A. Arthur (21), Grover Cleveland (22 & 24), Benjamin Harrison (23), William McKinley (25), Theodore Roosevelt (26), William Howard Taft (27), Woodrow Wilson (28), Warren G. Harding (29), Calvin Coolidge (30), Herbert Hoover (31), Franklin D. Roosevelt (32), Harry S. Truman (33), Dwight D. Eisenhower (34), John F. Kennedy (35), Lyndon Baines Johnson (36), Richard Nixon (37), Gerald R. Ford (38), Jimmy Carter (39), Ronald Reagan (40), George H.W. Bush (41), Bill Clinton (42), George W. Bush (43), and Barack Obama (44).

Click here for more information about this item (PDF)

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander

Value:  $4,995.00

Winning Bid -   $145,000.00

         

 


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74. FAN-BACK WINDSOR ARM CHAIR

These chairs have been a part of American culture since 1725, when they were first made near Philadelphia. Highly sought after and treasured for their lines of beauty and comfort, the fan-back Windsor chair is the crowning style of both colonial times and modern day.

This chair was made by master craftsman Russell Filbeck, who had the log specially cut in Pennsylvania. The crotch-grain pattern in the seat and crest rail is stunning. Several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil and paste wax create an astonishingly smooth finish. Especially designed for President and Mrs. Carter while they were visiting Filbeck's shop, the chair is laser-engraved on the bottom of the chair seat with the Carters' names and the Carter Center logo.

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:  $5,000.00

Winning Bid -   $14,500.00

         

 


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75. FAN-BACK WINDSOR SIDE CHAIR

Russ Filbeck made this side chair, a companion to the arm chair, to show off the high-fashion style of Windsor chairs. In addition to an elegant slender style, the saddle-shaped seat design makes it as comfortable as an upholstered chair. The highly figured walnut crotch-grain is across the crest rail and in the seat, and the polished oil finish highlights grain patterns and deep rich colors.

This chair, too, was made especially for President and Mrs. Carter and is laser-engraved with the Carters’ names and the Carter Center logo on the bottom of the chair seat.

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

Value:  $4,000.00

Winning Bid -   $14,500.00

         

 


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76. STEFAN FINDEL GOLD LEAF PHOTOGRAPH

Hiesterhof, an 1,800-acre farmstead in northern Germany where Stefan Findel lived for 15 years, is the subject of this image that he created using a large format camera.

To create the "orotone," the negative is printed on black-and-white film and then sepia-toned, gold-toned, or both to give it archival permanence. Finally, 24-karat gold or 12-karat white gold is applied to the back of the film.

The image is 6 x 7¾ inches, and the frame measures 12½ x 14¼ inches. For more about the artist and his creations, see www.stefanfindel.com.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Findel

Value:  $4,000.00

Winning Bid -   $5,500.00

         

 


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77. ROME, ITALY, HOLIDAY

Take a week-long holiday with family or friends in this 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment located on the third floor of a 14th-century Roman palazzo near many great restaurants. The palazzo is located a block from Piazza Navona and is a 15-minute walk from the Spanish Steps and the Vatican. The large Renaissance apartment is air-conditioned and completely equipped (telephone, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer, Internet connection, TV, stereo, all kitchen and linen supplies, etc.). It is furnished with Oriental rugs over hardwood floors and Italian antiques. Occupancy for the apartment is limited to four people.

Offer is subject to availability from Jan. 1–March 19, 2015, and July 15–Aug. 30, 2015.

For more information about the apartment, see www.romit.com.

A certificate for two business-elite round-trip tickets valid for travel between the United States or Canada and Europe is included with your vacation, courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

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

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoll and Delta Air Lines

Value:  $2,500.00

Winning Bid -   $25,000.00

         

 


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78. PRESIDENT CARTER'S HANDMADE COFFEE TABLE

Over a nine-month period in 2002, much of downtown Plains was renovated under the leadership of Lloyd Troyer. As a reward for his hard work, President Carter made this coffee table for Troyer and his wife, Loretta. The materials used are antique oak flooring removed from buildings during the remodeling. The table, which measures 17 x 17½ x 46 inches, has an undershelf and comes with a booklet containing photographs showing President Carter making the table and his handwritten notes. The Troyers have donated this exceptional item for the 2014 auction with the hope that the proceeds will help alleviate suffering in the world. President Carter has refinished and reworked the table to get it ready to auction.

Donor(s):  Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Troyer

Value:  $40,000.00

Winning Bid -   $110,000.00

         

 


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79. PRINTS OF PAINTINGS BY PRESIDENT CARTER

Three giclée prints of paintings by President Carter were made to display in place of the originals at the auction. These prints have been signed by President Carter and may be slightly larger than the originals.

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

"Old Grist Mill"–The original oil painting from which this 30 x 24-inch print was made was created in March 2008 and has been hanging in the Executive Dining Room at The Carter Center. It is signed "Jimmy Carter."

"Mountain Cabin"–The original oil painting from which this 30 x 24-inch print was made was created in December 2010 and has been hanging in President Carter's house in Plains. This exterior view of the cabin is signed "Jimmy Carter."

"Boyhood Farm"–The original oil painting from which this 30 x 24-inch print was made was created in March 2012 and has been hanging in the Peace Pavilion at The Carter Center. It is signed "Jimmy Carter."

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $1,000.00

Winning Bid -   $13,000.00

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80. ORIGINAL PAINTING BY PRESIDENT CARTER

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

"Old Grist Mill"–This original oil painting measures 30 x 24 inches and was created in March 2008. It has been hanging in the Executive Dining Room at The Carter Center.

"Mountain Cabin"–This original oil painting measures 30 x 24 inches and was created in December 2010. It has been hanging in President Carter's house in Plains.

"Boyhood Farm"–This original oil painting measures 30 x 24 inches and was created in March 2012. It has been hanging in the Peace Pavilion at The Carter Center.

Donor(s):  President Carter

Value:  $100,000.00

Winning Bid -   $210,000.00

         

 

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3. Week in Key West, Fla. – Ground transportation is not included. The cottage sleeps up to six people (two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa). Offer is not available Oct. 17–27, 2014, or Dec. 20, 2014–Jan. 2, 2015, and expires June 1, 2015. To schedule your vacation, follow instructions on the certificate.

Airline tickets must be booked separately. Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on the certificate. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for two passengers within the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

16. The Delta Experience – You must make reservations at least three months in advance by following instructions on the certificate to schedule the experience. All necessary ground transportation will be provided. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as this tour requires extensive walking. Delta reserves the right to alter or eliminate tours of certain venues due to operational restrictions.

19. Baseball Lovers Memorabilia and Tickets – Tickets cannot be resold. Please follow instructions on the certificate to claim tickets. Be sure to have at least three games in mind that you would like to attend. Tickets may be used for the 2015 season if you are unable to schedule a game in 2014.

30. National Geographic Galápagos Islands Expedition – Space is subject to availability. Winner must complete travel by Dec. 20, 2015, and is responsible for the cost of round-trip charter flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, estimated at $450 per person. Cost of flights is subject to change. Winner will also be responsible for all personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and Internet usage.

Airline tickets provided to Equador must be booked separately. Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificate. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for two passengers from the United States/Canada to South America. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

For complete trip details, please visit the National Geographic Expeditions website at www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/expeditions/galapagos-cruise/detail.

31. TPC Sawgrass Golf Getaway – Certificate is not redeemable for cash. Please follow instructions on the award certificate to schedule vacation. When calling to schedule, it is recommended that you have alternate dates in mind. Golf Getaway certificate is valid Dec. 15, 2014–Feb. 12, 2015 and July 1–Aug. 31, 2015, (subject to availability). The certificate cannot be extended past the expiration date.

Note: Ground transportation is not included.

38. 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, 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 the certificate. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for one passenger within the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

50. Pebble Beach, Calif., Vacation – Reservations for Pebble Beach Resort, stay at private guest house, and Vision Quest must all be made separately. Winning bidder is responsible for making and coordinating reservations for all parts of the vacation package. Certificate for Pebble Beach Resort is based on rates in effect at time of issuance. If used after June 30, 2015, stay will be subject to payment of any subsequent rate increases. Any change to confirmed dates of stay is subject to availability and any applicable rate increases. Certificate must be presented at time of check-in, is only valid as specified, and has no cash value. All charges in excess of the value of the certificate are the responsibility of the recipient.

Stay at guest house and gourmet dinner are subject to the owner’s availability.

Certificate for stay at Vision Quest Bed & Breakfast has no cash value, expires July 7, 2015, and cannot be used for services other than B&B or tours. Gift certificate number must be given when making reservation, and gift certificate must be presented upon check-in. Reservations are required and are subject to availability. Gift certificate is subject to cancellation policies regardless of circumstances. Children under four years old are not allowed to stay overnight at Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast.

Certificate for Grasings Coastal Cuisine is valid for dinner for four and cannot be used for gratuity, tax, or alcoholic beverages. Gift certificate for Augustina’s is good toward any regularly priced, in-stock merchandise and valid through Dec. 31, 2014. It is not valid on special orders, sale items, or layaways.

Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificates. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for four passengers within the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii ) and Canada. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

51. Ansel Adams Photograph of President Carter – This is a Polaroid image and should be displayed in a setting with moderate to cool temperatures in UV-protected glass, as with the current frame. Do not display in direct or bright light.

52. Fly-Fishing Fantasy – Winner will be responsible for coordinating additional guests (up to seven) whom they wish to bring. The dates of Sept. 19 and 20, 2014, are firm. Guests must depart immediately after lunch on Sept. 20, 2014. Neither air nor ground transportation is included.

56. Shanghai Vacation – A private car, driver, and personal guide are included. Air travel is not provided. Winner is encouraged to book trip at least one month in advance to ensure availability of accommodations. Please follow instructions on certificate to make reservations.

Breakfast will be provided each day of the trip. One group dinner is also included. In addition, each family member will receive a one-hour spa treatment at Suzhou San Teh Hotel.

60. Hawaiian Paradise Vacation – Rental car may be needed and is suggested. Caretaker will be available to answer questions.

Please take note of air travel dates and restrictions listed on certificates. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for economy travel on Delta Air Lines for two passengers within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

63. 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 the 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. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is valid for first-class travel for Mr. Yarrow on Delta Air Lines within the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada. Bag fees are the responsibility of the successful bidder. Governmental taxes and security fees may apply and will be determined at time of ticketing.

71. 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.

77. Rome, Italy, Holiday – This offer is valid from Jan. 1–Mar. 19, 2015, and July 15–Aug. 30, 2015. Note restricted dates. To schedule vacation, follow instructions on the certificate. For best choice, schedule well in advance and have alternate dates in mind. Reservations are subject to availability. The apartment is on the third floor above street level, and there is no elevator.

Please note restrictions and expiration dates for air travel certificates. Offer cannot be extended beyond expiration date. Certificate is 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.