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Friday, July 1, 2011

Auction Rules: Please Read Before Bidding

Auction Rules
1.   Place a bid on any Item listed below by emailing the Item Number and the Bid Amount to this email address:  newbid@yahoo.com  (No bids will be accepted if they are posted in the comment section under the Item.)
2.   The Item Number is very important so please remember to include it with your bid amount.   Once your bid has been received you will get a confirmation notice back.  If you submit a bid with no Item Number it will be rejected.
3.   If bids for the same amount are received, the bid received first will be accepted.  All other bids for that amount will be invalid.  A notification will be sent stating whether your bid has been accepted or not.
4.   To check on the latest bid and to find out the amount that an Item is selling for, click on the Item’s link titled “Comments.” This is where all bid updates will be posted for each Item.   The most recent bid will be the last comment in the list for that Item.
5.   Each item is listed with an “Opening Bid.”  This is the beginning value given to the Item by the donor.   All bids must be greater than this amount.
6.   Each Item will also be listed with a “Bid Increment.”  This is the minimum amount the latest bid can be raised.  If the Bid is at 25.00 and the Bid Increment is 3.00 then the smallest Bid you can enter would be 28.00. 
7.   It is important that you check the “Comments” section of the Item you wish to bid on to find the latest Bid before you submit yours.  Bids of the same amount as the latest bid will be invalid.
8.   You can place a bid now through July 10th, 12:00 P.M. EST.  
9.   No bids will be accepted after the closing time of 12:00 P.M. EST. – Sunday July 10th.  
10. Let the Bidding begin!!   Email your bids to: newbid@yahoo.com 

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Winners!
*Winners will be announced July 10th after 12:00 P.M. EST once all bids have been verified.
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*Once Snowhook receives payment for the Item, it will be mailed to the winner as soon as possible.

Advanced Reader Copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much

ITEM #: 1

Donated By:  New York Times Bestselling Author, Spencer Quinn

Description: A signed Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of The Dog Who Knew Too Much by Spencer Quinn.  This fourth mystery in the Chet and Bernie series will not be published until September 6, 2011.  (Auctioneer's note: Imitating Chet, I'd scarf this up on the fly!)

Please note: The picture ARC cover is different than the cover of the hardcover that will be released in September. 

Opening Bid: $35.00

Bid Increments: $5.00

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Nova" Needlepoint Kit

ITEM #: 2

Donated By: Mollypop

Description: Artist - Genny Morrow
Fascinating hours of stitchery await the creators of NOVA. Colors blend and contract. Values change from dark shades to light tints to the burst of brilliance that is NOVA, gradually drifting off into "nothings". The color spectrum is stitched with three types of six strand cotton. Each little quilt block is different. Restful areas of delicate prints contrast with colorful calicoes, stripes and plaids. Canvas and yarn included.  Original price tag still on package - $89

Size: Finished sixe is 12 x 14.6 inches Canvas is 16 x 20 inches

Opening Bid: $15.00

Bid Increments: $2.00

Pair of "HotDog Hotpads", Set 1 of 2

ITEM #: 3

Donated By: Staff (N. Drew)

Description: This auction is for a pair of extremely useful potholders.  Made of 100% quilter's cotton on the outside they have an inner layer of Insul-Bright brand needlepunched insulated lining which reflects heat back to the source.  The front design shows a selection of dogs and the back is a delightful assortment of hot-dogs. (Possibly Chet's favorite Hebrew National, but we don't know for sure).  The useful hanging loops are made of black fabric printed with white paw prints.  This particular fabric was leftover from some used on the ChettheDog quilt, making these potholders a lovely memento of that marvelous achievement.  These items endorsed by Dawson.

There are two sets of potholder available so two lucky people will be able to win these spectacular and useful items.

Size: Each potholders measure about 6-1/2 inches square not including the loop.

Opening Bid: 5.00

Bid Increments: 1.00 minimum, (Of course you can bid more...heh heh heh)

Pair of "HotDog Hotpads", Set 2 of 2

ITEM #: 4
Donated By: Staff (N. Drew)

Description: This auction is for a pair of extremely useful potholders.  Made of 100% quilter's cotton on the outside they have an inner layer of Insul-Bright brand needlepunched insulated lining which reflects heat back to the source.  The front design shows a selection of dogs and the back is a delightful assortment of hot-dogs. (Possibly Chet's favorite Hebrew National, but we don't know for sure).  The useful hanging loops are made of black fabric printed with white paw prints.  This particular fabric was leftover from some used on the ChettheDog quilt, making these potholders a lovely memento of that marvelous achievement.  These items endorsed by Dawson.

There are two sets of potholder available so two lucky people will be able to win these spectacular and useful items.

Size: Each potholders measure about 6-1/2 inches square not including the loop.

Opening Bid: 5.00

Bid Increments: 1.00 minimum, (Of course you can bid more...heh heh heh)

Cat Handbag

ITEM #: 5
Donated By: AbbietheKitty

Description: This simple but stylish handbag is 11 inches long and 7 inches high with a width of 4 inches.  It easily holds books, notebooks, billfolds, pens, cat treats, stray tissues and many other important items.  The 28 inch long handles fit perfectly on your shoulder if you need to be 'hands free' for dispensing treats to any 4 legged friends you happen to meet.  

Made of a pale gold and ivory mesh it will co-ordinate with any wardrobe.  The beautiful cat designs are on both the front and back of the handbag and both sides are the same colors, but different designs.  Any cat would be proud to be seen with the owner of this delightful item.

Peter Abraham’s book, the Echo Falls mystery "Into the Dark", is not included in this auction.  It is merely shown for an idea of size.

Size: 11 inches long and 7 inches high with a width of 4 inches with 28" long shoulder straps.

Opening Bid: $15.00

Bid Increments: $2.00 minimum

Mesh File Protector with Cat Decoration

ITEM #: 6

Donated By: Alice M. Johnson

Description: A discreet file for the busy executive, this orange mesh delight measures 13 inches wide and 12 inches deep.  Papers up to 9" X 12", including manila file folders, will easily fit inside and be protected until you need them again.  The decorative border of cats will keep everything safe with its extra special protective super powers. A bright red zipper with a turquoise pull ribbon outlined in gold allows easy access to the contents when needed.  This is the one-of-it's-kind hot new item every business executive will be wanting this season.  Don't let it get away from you.  Measuring tape not included.
Size: 13 inches across and 12 inches deep.

Opening Bid: $12.00

Bid Increments: $2.00 minimum

Quilted Wall Hanging of Three Dogs

ITEM #: 7

Donated By: Staff (N. Drew)

Description: This whimsical quilt is for the many dog lovers out there.  Made by a North Dakota quilter from the design "DOGZ" created by the famous Australian quilt designer, Jan Mullen, it shows a trio of dogs in the fenced in backyard on a lovely summer day.  Flowers, butterflies, dragonflies and purple and green round things romp with the dogs in the green grass.  What a delightful item it is.  It will brighten up any room, guaranteed. 

Size: The wall hanging measures 14 inches wide by 30 inches long.
 
Opening Bid: $25.00

Bid Increments: $2.50 minimum

Every Dog Has Its Day - Framed Picture


ITEM #: 8

Donated By: Sam

Description: Picture titled "Every Dog Has Its Day".  Double matted and framed.  Estimated value - Priceless!

Size: Frame - 12" x 12"  Picture - 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Opening Bid: $10.00

Bid Increments: $2.00

Gift Basket for the Musher Wannabe

Item #: 9

Donated by: Anonymous

Description: A Musher-oriented gift basket. Includes a stuffed Iditarod veteran, and the up-and-coming rookie. Also a "Got Snow" t-shirt, and "If you're not the Lead Dog" bumper sticker.

Size: T-shirt is X-Large

Opening bid: $20.00

Bid increments: $2.00

Spanish Fan

Item #:  10

Donated By:  Anonymous

Description: A work made entirely out of paper using a technique called “quilling.” Some bling has been added. It is mounted in a shadow box frame.  This piece will be signed before shipping.

Size: 15” x 12” x 1 ½” deep

Opening bid: $25.00

Bid increments: $2.50 minimum

"The Deserter"

Item # 11

Donated by: Betty L. Stover 

Description: A short story/sketch about a young soldier in the American Civil War 

Size: Approximately 1,800 words 

Opening bid: $20.00 

Bid increments: $2.00 minimum 

Watching Eyes

ITEM #: 12
Donated By: Tupper and Gilly the Corgis

Description: Stoneware sculpture silhouette depicting the wise and watchful eyes of the lead husky. This one of a kind, original piece was inspired by the stories of the Snowhook Team, and was created for this auction by award winning Native American artist Amalia FourHawks

Size: approximately 14" x 8"

Opening bid: $25.00

Bid increments: $2.00

Fringed Leather and Wool Western Jacket

Item #: 13


Donated by: Gus and BooBear

Description: Beautiful leather and wool bolero style jacket with fringe detail.  A Liz E. Parker original design.  Front of jacket and back yoke are a muted wool plaid.  The rest of the jacket is a buckskin colored leather.  Fringe outlines the back yoke and continues down the sleeves. 

Please note that the leather matches the color shown on the picture showing the back of the jacket. 

Size: Womens, fitted 10

Opening bid: $35.00

Bid increments: $5.00

Do the Funky Chicken

ITEM #: 14

Donated By: Deborah Lamb-Mechanick

Description: Original quilt design using crazy log cabin squares framed by black and white asymmetrical pieced sashing, made from 100% cotton fabrics.  Machine pieced and hand quilted by Deborah Lamb-Mechanick of Chevy Chase, MD.  Machine washable on gentle cycle; can be used as a lap quilt or wall hanging (hanging sleeve attached on back).  Completed June 2011.  Dog tested by Wookie of Chevy Chase for his friends at Snowhook Kennel.  Estimated retail value:  $600.00

Size: 40" by 60"

Opening bid: $165.00

Bid increments: $5.00

Island Coffee Gift Package

Item #: 15

Donated by: BearSpiritDog

Description: 2 full lbs of locally roasted coffee with soft peppermint balls and a bag of decadent chocolate covered espresso beans. Your choice of blends: Brazil (medium or dark), Guatemala (light or medium), Honduras (dark), Papua New Guinea (light or medium), Peru (light or dark), or Sumatra (medium or dark). 

Please specify your choice of grind: whole bean, french press, espresso, or drip (cone or flat).  Estimated retail value: $27.95

Size: 2 lbs organic coffee - shipped Priority Mail next business day

Opening bid: $18.95

Bid increments: $2.00

Bath & Body Works Gift Set

Item #: 16
   
Donated by:  Masquers

Description:  1 pkg - 'Rain Kissed Leaves" Shower gel & Body Lotion and 1 pkg - Coconut Lime Verbena Body Lotion & Peach Bellini Scented Candle.

Size:  1 Medium Size Candle and 8 oz & 10 oz. Lotions

Opening bid:  $10.00

Bid increments:  $1.00

Second Chance

Item #: 17

Donated By:  Dan Montague, author
Description:  Personalized inscription and signature by author.  Hardback.

Second Chance, Dan Montague's second captivating novel, is the poignant story of Chuck Carver, who upon his estranged father’s death, returns to his childhood home that he has inherited and a raft of memories that haunt him to this day.  What he discovers, however, is that his dark remembrances of his past bear faint resemblance to the picture of the warm and caring man who owned the house, as seen through the contemporary eyes of his late father’s friends and neighbors.  Having to reconcile these discordant views with his own haunting memories sets Chuck down the difficult path of reassessing his past, while affording him the second chance to know and understand the father than he had shunned for so many years.  A second chance for romance and love is also present, but only if Chuck can confront and overcome these very same memories that helped destroy his first marriage.  Second Chance is an extraordinarily uplifting and incredibly optimistic book that explores possibility of redemption, rediscovery and renewal that a second chance can offer, but only if one has the courage and determination to challenge the past.
Size:  9.25" x 6.5" x 1.25" deep

Opening bid: $15.00
Bid increments: $1.50 minimum

YSAS's (famous from Chet's Blog) Photograph

Item #: 18

Donated By:  McKey Carpenter

Description:  A headshot of the (to be) famous NYC actor McKey Carpenter.  Personalized and signed by the actor himself!  This will be suitable for framing.

Size: 8" x 10"

Opening bid:  $ 5.00

Bid increments: $1.00

White Wings

Item #: 19

Donated By:  Melanie's dad, Dan Montague, author

Description:  Personalized inscription and signature by author.  Hardback.
Written by Wookie's Dad: White Wings is a stunning first novel by Dan Montague that traces the story of an exquisite wooden sailboat, White Wings, and the three generations of extraordinary women who owned and sailed her in the waters off Marblehead, Massachusetts.  At once a love story, as well as adventure saga, the reader is swept away in a tale that spans the time from pre-World War II to 1995.  One need not ever have been on a sailboat to fall under the intoxicating spell that this amazing craft is able to cast, or to be captivated by the passions and heartbreak that the author weaves into a compelling tale of romance, devotion and perseverance.  A book that you hope will never end, but yet when it does leaves you breathless in the face of the epic love story that is at its core.

Size:  9.25" x 6.5" x 1.5" deep.

Opening bid: $15.00

Bid increments:  $1.50

Franklin in the Snow

Item #: 20

Donated By:  Melanie of the Newfoundland Pack

Description:  Framed 11" x 14" print of River Bear Franklin as he paused during a great big snow fight with the other eight Newfs in the pack.

Size: 11"x 14"  x 1.5" deep
Opening bid: $15.00

Bid increments: $1.50 minimum

For The Love of Puppies: Memoir of a Breeder's Husband

Item #: 21
Donated By:  Zoë Montague, owner and founder of River Bear Newfoundlands.  (Actually, the Pack owns her!)
Description: Soft cover edition of Dan Montague's For The Love of Puppies.  Pen and ink illustrations by Rob Carpenter (Dan and Zoë's Grandson).

The book will be personally inscribed and signed by the author.
Size: 5.25 " x 8.25 " x .5 "
Opening bid: $10.00
Bid increments: $1.50 minimum

"The Steps" --- Sterling Silver Earrings (handmade)

Item #: 22


Donated by: Pamela Lund

Description: "The Steps," a notorious stretch of the Iditarod trail has been known to wage war on teams as they descend the drops and navigate the twists and turns. 

Named "The Steps" by the artist, these handmade, etched sterling silver earrings with lapis lazuli drops and silver-wrapped guitar wire are a way to wear a peice of the the trail.    

Size: 1" x 1 3/4", (light weight, pierced)

Opening bid: $20.00

Bid increments: $2.00 minimum

Wolfie's Best Toffee

Item #: 23

Donated By:  Wolfie Wigglebutt

Description:  We are offering three pounds of a wonderfully rich sweet concoction made with Danish butter, California almonds, Ghirardelli chocolate and a dash of sea salt.  The candy is specially boxed and will be shipped to the location of your choice.  Since the toffee is sensitive to heat, it will not be shipped until the weather cools. This could be a great Christmas present for a loved one!

Size: 3 pounds

Opening bid $ 15.00

Bid increments: $ 1.50 minimum

Complete Matched Paperback set of all 9 novels in the Beloved Mitford Series by Jan Karon

Item #: 24

Donated by: BearSpiritDog

Description: Includes the 6 Book Boxed Set plus the final 3 novels in the Mitford Series. In used/v.good condition. Estimated retail value -  $57

Size: Each book measures 6 1/2" x 5" - Weight: Set of 9 = 5 lbs.9.9 oz

Opening bid: $35.00

Bid increments: $2.00

Blou II

Item #: 25

Donated by: Tyb and Jay

Description:  A life size plush replica of Blou, the rescued border collie who became a philanthropic wonder after his rescue.  He raised and donated thousands of dollars for emergency medical care for animals. He was animated and featured on the Wonder Pets Program on Nickelodeon Network and appeared on the cover of a national dog magazine.

This plush puppy has a titanium frame and will support the weight of a child.  It was fabricated by a German toy company and sold at $225.00 retail.

Size: about 24" high and 33" long
Opening bid:  $50.00

Bid increments:  $5.00

Morning Dew

Item #: 26

Donated by: Tyb and Jay

Description:  Original Art Photograph of morning dew on one blade of grass and a spider web printed from the original negative and signed by the photographer.  (Unmounted and unframed to facilitate shipping.)
Size:  16" x 20"
Opening bid: $35.00
Bid increments:  $3.00

Stormy Sledders

Item #: 28

Donated by: Tyb and Jay

Description:  Original Art Photograph of two Amish Boys sledding on a blizzardy afternoon.
(Unmatted and unframed to facilitate shipping)

Size:  16" x 20"

Opening bid:  $35.00

Bid increments:  $3.00


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