Very Special

Very Special

ALL UUCC Auction donations are Special, of course, but some donations are events and items that people might need to know about in advance.  For example, over the years generous folks have donated valuable signed prints, precious hierlooms, antiques, and extravagant Getaways.  We think of these donations as those which people would tend not to be able to acquire on an impulse at the last moment. We’ve developed a listing of these items, which we call Very Special, so you can browse in advance and plan your bidding.
Click item titles (alphabetical order) to view details.

    April, Oil on Cardboard, 2018

    Donor(s): Susan Keach Sweeney

    April, Oil on Cardboard, 2018, a painting by Alison Chase Radcliffe. The painting is 17 x 21 with frame, and 15 1/2 x 19 3/4. The painting has been shown at the Dorcester County Center for the Arts in Cambridge, MD, the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air, MD. View artist’s website at alisonchaseradcliffe.com

    Details:

    • Pickup/Delivery: Pick up at auction.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Silent Auction
    • Item number: 506
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $300.00. Valued at: $700.

    BEACH. A Week at Rehoboth Beach, DE

    Donor(s): Kathy & Jim Wu

    Treat yourself, your family & friends to 7 nights at an extraordinary 7th-Floor Beach Condo where you can enjoy Stunning Views of the Atlantic Ocean on the East, the Lewes-Cape May Ferry on the North, and Sunsets over Lake Gerar on the West. The Condo has 2 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths, and easily sleeps 6 people. Walk on the Boardwalk which is one mile long, and Commune with the Wind, the Waves and the Dolphins. Scheduling details: Before April 10 or after September 4, 2020, beginning on a Friday.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 131
    • Venue: 527 N. Boardwalk. Rehoboth Beach, DE
    • Scheduling: to be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 2
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $700.00.

    Gateway to Cape Cod and Boston

    Donor(s): Barbara Wrightscott & Charles Scott

    JOIN Barbara & Scotty for a week at their cozy, traditional 2-BD Buzzards Bay cottage in JULY. Abundant opportunities for kayaking, canoeing & biking (kayaks or canoe provided). Cottage has refreshing outdoor shower, full water view & small private beach. Take day trips to Plymouth, Hyannis, Provincetown, Boston, Newport or scenic Cape Cod towns, go whale watching or visit Martha’s Vineyard, see Cape Cod League baseball or just read & chill on the beach. Continental breakfast & snacks included. Kitchen facilities, outdoor grill, picnic table. Most comfortable for two individuals. No pets.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 130
    • Venue: Buzzard’s Bay, Massachusetts
    • Scheduling: To be negotiated for July, 2020
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $625.00. Most comfortable for two individuals. No pets.

    Hawaii Getaway

    Donor(s): Ann Seed, John Seed

    Fly to the Big Island of Hawaii and spend a week enjoying lush tropical vegetation, the sound of surf crashing on the shore below, fabulous ocean views and spectacular sunsets from the lanai of this third floor, 2 bedroom condo in Kona, Hawaii. Sleeps 6 max (K, 2T, QSS). The condominium complex offers elevator access, swimming pool, hot tub and barbecue area. Hiking, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, zip-lining and guided tours to various sites throughout this tropical paradise are readily available. Fine dining nearby. Lucky buyers can witness the elusive green flash at sunset. Scheduling details: Occupancy: Any 7 days, 4/1/2020 – 12/31/2020

    Details:

    • Item Number: 132
    • Venue: Kona by the Sea
    • Scheduling: to be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 2
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $700.00.

    How to Be an Antiracist
    by Ibram X. Kendi – Signed by the Author

    Donor(s): Lisa Schlossnagle

    Signed hardcover copy of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. From the author – “The only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it – and then dismantle it.” This nonfiction piece takes readers on a journey of understanding the historical roots of the concept of race, the intersections of racial ideas in science and law and capitalism, and some of the current manifestations of racism in our society and in ourselves as individuals. Dr. Kendi shares his personal journey along the way in this groundbreaking book.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 210
    • Pickup/Delivery: Pick up at auction.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $30.00. New condition with dated author signature

    Iris in Black and White by Lowell Nesbitt

    Donor(s): John and Gail Guy

    Print 10 of 10. 22.5″x27″ framed in white, glazed. Lowell Nesbitt (1935-1993) was an American painter and printmaker best known for his large scale depictions of flowers, isolating them from space and pressing them against a monochromatic or patterned background such as works of Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist. This piece is circa 1970.

    Details:

    • Item Number: 172
    • Pickup/Delivery: Pick up at auction.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Minimum Bid: $300. Similar works are sold from $400 on up.

    LEED Platinum Home Tour
    with Lunch and Piano Entertainment

    Donor(s): Ed Gaddy, Michael Adcock

    Enjoy a delicious organic, whole food, plant based, vegan lunch and then take tours of Ed Gaddy’s award winning, environmentally reverent house and its native plant gardens. Ed’s LEED platinum house has won the American Institute of Architects Wintergreen Award and has been certified as meeting stringent energy and water consumption requirements that will be discussed in the tours. Afterwards, revel in a half-hour of piano entertainment from Michael Adcock as he plays vintage classical and popular pieces on a magnificent 1889 Steinway Grand. Alcoholic beverages will not be served. (Note: a cat lives at the home.)

    Details:

    • Date: May 16 2020 1-3:45pm
    • Maximum buyers: 20
    • Auction position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $40.00

    Special notes from Ed Gaddy:

    • As an added bonus, you may get to meet Ed’s slightly obnoxious cat, Root. Please do not discuss politics with Root. He is opinionated and weaponized. If you stay away from religion and politics, you will be fine and may even get a purr.
    • Information about the house is available at: https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/home/bs-mg-hm-gaddy-home-20170807-story.html and https://living-future.org/lbc/case-studies/gaddy-house
    • Rules and Regulations (gasp, bureaucracy even here):  Ed’s driveway has room for 15 vehicles; but sadly, all but two of the vehicles will be parked in until the end of the event. On street parking is not available. If you can, please carpool. Please do not park even a wheel on Ed’s neighbors’ lawns. One neighbor is very sensitive about this.

    Peanuts
    The Art Of Charles M. Schulz – 1st edition, hand-stamped by the author’s widow

    Donor(s): Diane E. Page

    Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz– A beautiful book, original, signed, stamped copy, dedicated to Schulz and first published after his death. It talks about the history of Peanuts, and where Schulz got his inspirations from. The book is a compendium of his work, from early sketches in the 1920’s through the last strip published after his 2/12/2000 death when the Peanuts comic strip was retired from publication.

    The authorized autograph stamp was designed by Mr. Schulz. This precious first edition was hand-stamped by the author’s widow during a book signing attended by the donor in 2001. Very good condition with intact dust cover – a collectable!

    Details:

    • Item Number: 202
    • Pickup/Delivery: Pick up at auction.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Silent auction
    • Minimum Bid: $20.00.

    Tasting Dinner at 18th & 21st

    Donor(s): Cured / 18th & 21st

    Once again Wecker Hospitality Group is generously offering a fabulous dining experience at 18th & 21st. Ten winning bidders will enjoy an all inclusive 5-course tasting dinner with paired beverages in this sophisticated setting. Named for the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and then subsequent Amendment that repealed it, the food and cocktails at 18th & 21st emulate the style of prohibition supper clubs with beautiful presentation, careful crafting, and perfect pairings. Adults 18+. Alcoholic beverages will be served.

    Details:

    • Date: Jan 26 2020 4:00pm.
    • Maximum buyers: 10
    • Auction Position: Vocal auction
    • Minimum Bid: $90.00

    We Hazz Jazz

    Donor(s): Tom Monroe & Jim Stivers

    The jazzy duo of Tom Monroe (saxophone, flute, or piano) and Jim Stivers (guitar) will provide live music for your celebration, special day, or auction event. Scheduling details: A mutually agreeable date/time in 2020.

    Sample their music here:

    Details:

    • Venue: Location to be arranged
    • Date(s): To be negotiated.
    • Maximum buyers: 1
    • Auction Position: Vocal
    • Bid type: The donor suggests a minimum bid of: $185.00.