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Below you'll find some of our auction items that have been generously donated

Be sure to check back often as we continue to add new items


Spring Onions

A framed giclee print of an original watercolor by local artist Ann Kremers.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Cat Bird Studio

Coloring is a wonderful! way to relax which is! why it has become a popular past time. A box of 24 colored pencils will! add excitement to any page in this book.

Opening Bid
Value
$20
$31
Print of London’s Custom House

This charming antique print (c. 1780-1800) was donated by Chuck and Linda Putney.

Opening Bid
Value
$25
$75
Tea Party and Tour of the Dollhouse and Toy Museum for 8

Spend a special afternoon touring this delightful museum and partake in a traditional English afternoon tea. Party can be for friends, grandmothers, children, any combination you like. Can even be used during the Holiday Season. Comes with a child size china tea set for 4 in a carrying basket.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$125
Katie Cleaver Metalsmith

A hand crafted pair of silver earrings with quartz beads. Lovely and delicate.

Opening Bid
Value
$20
$30
Ultimate in a Unique Holiday Gift

Perfect for the person who has everything - an electric wine bottle opener. It comes with 2 bottles of wine to practice on.

Opening Bid
Value
$30
$65
Membership to Hildene

Family membership to Hildene brings many benefits like free admission to over 600 museums that are part of the North American Reciprocal Museums which includes the Bennington Museum and the Clark. It also gives free admission to many Horticulture Society Gardens like the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, Garden in the Woods and Tower Hill.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Still life "Morton Salt" by Judy Cotter

Judy is a Southern Vermont Artist who enjoys painting still lifes. She has shown her art at the Martha Canfield Library, Stratton Arts Festival, Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Round Barn in Waitsfield and Art in the Northeast.

Opening Bid
Value
$100
$300
Literary Tea with Lea Newman

Two tickets to the 2nd annual literary tea at Oldcastle theater. Next year the tea will feature the poems of Robert Frost. Lea has written a book on Robert Frost and will add insights to his poems. This package comes with a book of Robert Frost’s poems and 2 seats at Lea’s table for this special event which takes place Sunday at 2pm April 7th.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$75
Young Marilyn Monroe by Mel Madison

Large oil painting done by Bennington artist Mel Madison that was inspired by the early years of the iconic actress.

Opening Bid
Value
$125
$350
Oil Painting by Mark Barry

A Baltimore artist of national reputation now makes North Bennington his home. He has donated this oil painting of a delightful vase of flowers. He draws inspiration from everyday objects and activities and paints them in bright and lush colors.

Opening Bid
Value
$200
$500
Monet Dinner

A five-course dinner and wine for eight. Recipes from the cooking journals of Claude Monet. Monet had fabulous gardens of flowers he painted and fruits and vegetables he delighted in cooking. Dinner will be prepared by Anthony Marro, Board of Oldcastle, and served in his Old Bennington home.

Opening Bid
Value
$200
$350
Limited Edition Giclee Framed print from Peter Huntoon

Peter is the artist who created "A Day in Vermont". His generous gift to us is of the Paper Mill Bridge.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$75
Bennington Pottery Set

Blue and white napkins, place mats and table runner to show off the pottery mugs and canisters. Make some muffins and serve with tea and jelly from the pottery's collection of gourmet foods all on a splendid tray. The white mugs are some of David Gill's original designs.

Opening Bid
Value
$60
$260
Sandra Magsamen Collection

A collection of books by local artist and author Sandra Magsamen. Sandra has donated a dozen children's books and a soft luscious lamb. Many of the books have something unique about them that will delight the child who gets this wonderful collection.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$140
Vintage Bennington Pottery

8 5-piece place settings White on White is the second best selling glaze. It is also the most expensive glaze to make. Pattern from the 1960s. The cup and bowl shapes are no longer being made. Set is in pristine condition and would be something special for a Bennington Pottery collector or a spectacular wedding gift if there is a wedding in your future. A 5-piece classic dinnerware set in the white on white glaze goes for $120.

Opening Bid
Value
$250
$960
Abstract by Marilyn Ruseckas

A Vermont artist who generally works in pastels. This abstract painting is done with acrylic paint in shades of gray. She shows regularly at Frog Hollow and Art in the Red Barn.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$295
Backpack Picnic Set

A backpack with everything you need, except the food, for a wonderful picnic on a hike up Mount Anthony or a hike on the Long Trail. There is a special pocket for a wine bottle and we have included a bottle of "Director's Cut" from Francis Ford Coppola's California vineyards.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Bennington Museum Membership

If you are currently a member use this certificate to renew your membership and help the theater.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$75
Louis Comfort Tiffany Grapevine Scarf

This elegant silk scarf is based on a stunning stained glass window panel by Louis Tiffany. The scarf is from the Metropolitan Museum’s gift shop.

Opening Bid
Value
$25
$55
Esprit de Core

Is offering a series of 6 classes dealing with back health, including core strength and stability. Classes are held on Monday and Thursdays from 12 to 1:20.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Bag of Vermont Books

From the Bennington Bookshop. Something for Archer Mayor fans and a fabulous book of Vermont in photographs. Perfect holiday gift for someone special.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$102
Country Club Dinner and Theater

Choose 2 tickets for one of next season’s professional plays and combine that with dinner for two at the Bennington Country Club.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$140
Basket of Maple Products

Specially packaged for us from the Gift Garden's unique line of gifts and gourmet foods.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Gift Certificate for a Massage

From Compassionate & HealingTouch, an hour therapeutic massage from Diane Hetherington.

Opening Bid
Value
$45
$65
Dinner at Miller's Toll

Combined with tickets for an Oldcastle professional play and you have perfect night out for two.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$120
Publyk House and Theater

Dinner for 2 at the Publyk House and your choice of one of next season’s exciting actor’s equity plays.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$120
Shakespeare's House

Early 20th century Arthur Osborne ivory wall plaque of the family house in Stratfordon-Avon.

Opening Bid
Value
$35
$100
Therapeutic Essentials

A 90 minute therapeutic full body massage with aromatherapy add-on.

Opening Bid
Value
$40
$100
Wine Butler

From The Hallmark Shop. The humorous butler comes with a bottle of Chardonnay wine.

Opening Bid
Value
$20
$50
Clip Shop Basket

hair treatment products from the Clip Shop. Also includes a gift certificate for a hair cut.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$193
Golf at Mt. Anthony Country Club

A foursome for 18 holes at the beautiful Bennington Country Club. Valid for the 2019 golf season.

Opening Bid
Value
$75
$220
$100 at Jay's

From Jay’s, Vermont’ s largest art supply store, that also has a wonderful variety of gifts. Think of how much holiday shopping you can get done there.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$100
Dinner at Mulligans

Drive to Manchester for dinner at Mulligans and back to Bennington for a play at Oldcastle for two.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$130
Vintage Studio Lobby Card

Gilda is the movie that made Rita Hayworth a household name. This 1940s movie with Glenn Ford was her most famous role.

Opening Bid
Value
$15
$35
Finca Laguna Vista, the Taste of Mexico

Salsas. Sauces, Pickles and more from our Bennington, Vermont farm to your holiday table. "

Opening Bid
Value
$35
$80
Bringing You Vermont

Shagbark syrup and a gift certificate for your shopping pleasure at this unique store.

Opening Bid
Value
$15
$30
Adirondack Chairs

2 chairs designed and made by Tom Martin, Interim Executive Director of Oldcastle Theater. A very talented man indeed

Opening Bid
Value
$100
$300
Chocolate and More Chocolate!

From Vermont Confectioners, Benningtons largest and most unusual purveyors of delectable sweets and Vt. Gifts.

Opening Bid
Value
$20
$40
Hobson's Choice

Has put together a delightful selection of holiday items that includes a wreath, picture. candle, seasonal scents, welcome basket, planter and in case there is something else you need a $25 gift certificate

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$150
Rita Dee Horse

We are delighted to be able to offer the chance to own one of these great sculptures to our gala participants. This 2 foot sculpture is a nice size to be an accent anywhere in your home.

Opening Bid
Value
$-
$300
Italian Inspired Basket

A basket filled with Italian specialities, Rao’s marinara sauce, Santa rotini. Tragalargo wine, personal pizzas, gift certificates from De Buona Ravioli Co, Hannaford’s and Northshire Bookstore.

Opening Bid
Value
$50
$160
Happy Friend

Wine holder with a wine ornament to delight whoever gets it. Comes with two bottles of wine to warm the spirit on a cold winter’s night.

Opening Bid
Value
$30
$65
Wine and More Wine

A gift to our gala fund raiser from the Dermody, Notleand Pendergast families. Enjoy 6 bottles of wine or just display them in the great wine holder.

Opening Bid
Value
$75
$175