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Advance Bidding - Paws, Pages and Music Auction

 Thank you everyone for coming to the event and for all of your generous bids!

 Advance Bidding now closed
Can't make it to Paws, Pages and Music?  No worries you can still support rescue and bid on some amazing auction pieces.  Selected items are available for advance bidding for people who are not able to attend the big day! 

There will be a lot of other items at the event, so if you are able to attend, please do!

How does advance bidding work?

You email your highest bid to us by 5 pm EST May 13, 2015 and our agent will bid on your behalf, in $10 increments.   Bids should be sent to newf.friends@gmail.com (Full details listed below, under "The Legal Stuff".)

Here are the items available for advance bidding - bid generously, all proceeds come to Newf Friends rescue!
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LOT 1
Weekend cottage getaway for four with a full day wine tour from Prince Edward County Wine Tours

Prize valued at $1000
Opening bid $400
Current bid $610
This fabulous weekend adventure would be perfect for a girl's weekend or a couples weekend! 
Weekend getaway for four adults at a waterfront Prince Edward County cottage, including a  full day wine tour from Prince Edward County Wine Tours complete with transportation to and from the cottage. 
The cottage is located on Massassauga Road in Prince Edward County, ON. Photos of the cottage can be viewed at www.vrbo.com/484697  Cottage is fully furnished and comes with paddle boats and canoes - you need to bring your  own sheets, blankets, pillows and towels, and toiletries.  .
You will receive 4 gift certificates for a full day wine tour from Prince Edward County Wine Tours.  They will pick up at the cottage at  10:30 am on Saturday and return back to the cottage at 5:30 pm on Saturday evening.  Lunch is not included, however, several wineries offer amazing lunches.  www.pecwinetours.com 
Your choice of 3 possible weekends for the cottage:  Sept 11-13, Sept 25-27 or Oct 2-4 2015. The fall colours will be spectacular in late Sept/early Oct!
Thank you to our generous donors of this fabulous auction item, A Plus Electrical in Belleville,ON
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LOT 2
Epiphone DR 100 acoustic autographed by John Cougar Mellencamp
Fabulous collector's item - a guitar signed by a rock legend!  Music enthusiasts will love to get in on the bidding action!
Retail value $500
Opening bid $250
Current bid $260
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LOT 3
2 tickets to see Whitehorse at Jackson-Triggs Winery
Enjoy the music of the fabulously talented duo of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland
July 11, 2015
Retail value $100
Opening bid - $50 
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LOT 4
Custom Digital Illustration of you and your pet(s)
This unique custom piece will make a fabulous gift or a treasured piece for your own collection.
10 x 15 custom colour digital illustration of you and your dog by comic book illustrator Jim Rodgers www.3PU.ca 
You can name the setting: fantasy, pirates, sword and sorcery, something of your own concoction, or just plain old modern day.  You will receive a printed poster and a print-ready digital version.  
Retail Value $500
Opening bid $250
Current Bid $460
Thank you Jim for this great donation!
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LOT 5
Music Collection
Music lovers have a look at this!  25 CD's from the Warner Music catalogue. Wowee!!
Retail value $500
Opening bid $250 
Thank you Warner Music!
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LOT 6
Lady Antebellum tickets

2 tickets to see country music sensation Lady Antebellum at the Molson Amphitheatre
Thursday June 18th
Retail value $200
Opening bid $125 
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LOT 7
Lady Antebellum tickets
(second set available!)
2 tickets to see country music sensation Lady Antebellum at the Molson Amphitheatre
Thursday June 18th
Retail value $200
Opening bid $125
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LOT 8
Finger Eleven Prize Pack
Fans of this Canadian rock band will be delighted to be the successful bidder on this prize pack which includes Finger Eleven autographed poster, CD and t-shirt
Retail value $80
Opening bid - $40
Current bid $50
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LOT 9
Gibson Gear Prize Pack
Music enthusiasts will love this auction item!
Man's hoodie, t-shirt and shot glasses - perfect Father's Day gift!
Retail value -$100
Opening bid - $70
Thank you to Gibson Brands for this great prize.
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LOT 10
MAC cosmetics makeup extravaganza package
This amazing prize package contains fabulous cosmetics from MAC cosmetics!
Retail value  $500
Opening bid - $200
Current Bid - $210
Thank you MAC cosmetics!
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LOT 11
2 pairs of Horseshoes from Bowmanville Foundry

What a unique auction item!
Retail value $200
Opening bid $100
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 LOT 12
2 tickets for Darius Rucker

See country music sensation Darius Rucker live on Saturday, June 6th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Retail value $160
Opening bid $80
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LOT 13
2 tickets for Van Halen

See rock icons Van Halen live in concert on  Friday, August 7th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheater
Retail value  $200 
Opening bid $100
Current Bid $150
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LOT 14
2 tickets to the Toronto Blue jays vs Chicago White Sox
 
Take me out to the ball game!
May 26th
at the Roger's Centre
WOWZERS!  Theses tickets are close to home plate, on the third base side, 14 rows from the field!
Opening bid $100 for the pair
Current Bid $110
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LOT 15
TSN Studio Tour

Hockey fans, this is the auction item for you!!!!  Enjoy a studio tour for 4 people with TV personality Gino Reda, Host of That’s Hockey (Fall 2015)  
Value: Priceless!
Opening Bid $100
Current Bid $110
Meet Gino at the Paws, Pages and Music event on May 14th!
Thank you Gino for this great auction item!
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LOT 16
VIP Nickelback Passes
Rock fans take note!  This awesome auction lot will be a hot item!  Hotel room at The Brookstreet Hotel, VIP concert tickets and VIP backstage passes to meet Nickleback in Ottawa (winners need to provide own transportation.)
VIP package, includes meeting the band, photo op and receiving an Epiphone customized Nickelback Les Paul  Special II guitar signed by the band!  Amazing!
July 23, 2015 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
Valued at $700
Opening Bid $500
Current Bid $540
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 LOT 17
Festival Passes for 2 for  "Boots and Hearts” music festival
Country music fans, here is a great chance to bid on two full event general admission tickets to the Boots and Hearts festival, winner of the Canadian Country Music Associations Festival of the Year award! This annual country music festival takes place in Burl's Creek, ON on August 6-9/15 and features country legends like Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line! 
All General Admission tickets are already sold out to this event -- don't miss out on this pair up for bids!
Retail Value $550
Opening bid $200
Current bid $210
Thank you to Republic Live and Boots and Hearts for this great prize!
www.bootsandhearts.com
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LOT 18
Festival Passes for 2 for ‘Wayhome Music and Arts Festival’
Art and music lovers, this new festival is not to be missed!  Taking place on July 24-26/15 at Burl's Creek in Oro-Medonte, ON.  Performers include Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Neil Young, Hozier, Alt-J and many more.  The festival will include 4 stages, a late night forest, original art installations, fine international and local cuisine, an on-site farmer's market, and more! This festival will inspire fans to explore their own creativity while giving them a powerful, unforgettable and eye opening experience using music and art as a s catalyst. 
Retail Value $450
Opening bid $200
Thank you to Republic Live and WayHome Music and Art Festival for this great prize! www.wayhome.com
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 LOT 19
Darryl Sittler 10 Point game hockey stick, signed by Darryl.

Hockey fans, hold onto your hats!  We have a commemorative Darryl Sittler 10 point game hockey stick signed by Darryl Sittler himself.  How great is that?
Opening bid $100
Current bid $150
Thanks so much for the donation Johnna!
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 LOT 20
Signed Zdeno Chara Hockey Jersey
A hot item for hockey fans -- a signed jersey by hockey legend Zdeno Chara!  You know you want it, get those bids in!
Opening bid $100
Current bid $185
Thank you for the donation Colin!
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 LOT 21
Handcrafted necklace

This stunning handcrafted necklace from P.J Crow, an artisan from Nova Scotia is the perfect accessory for warm summer days.
Opening bid $25
Current bid $70
Thank you for the donation Marlis!
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LOT 22
Recycled Canvas Bag

This beautiful bag is made from recycled tarps which were originally used as covers on army trucks, delivery vehicles, and tents. The covers have been salvaged to make these fabulous bags complete with funky accents and embellishments. Earth friendly fashions that are as unique as you are.
Retail Value $100
Opening bid $40

Current Bid $80
Thank you Leeanne for donating this bag!
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LOT 23
PAWtographed copy of Free Days with George

The Paws, Pages and Music event wouldn't be complete without auctioning off a copy of the book that we are all gathering to celebrate the launch of!  This book will be signed by the author Colin Campbell and will also feature a "pawtograph" by George himself! 
Opening bid $60
Current Bid $90
Thank you George and Colin!
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LOT 24
A “Free Day with George”
Last but definitely not least.....
George and Colin are the reason this event exists, and you can bid on your chance for you and your friends to spend an amazing day with them!  You and 6 friends will spend the day with George at a fabulous waterfront property.  The day will be filled with all of George's favorite activities - including a special lunch prepared for you  How great is this!?
Prize Value:  Priceless!
Opening Bid $200
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Last minute addition to our auction!
LOT 25
Birks Toronto Maple Leafs, Limited Edition silver-plated cuff links

These limited edition NHL licensed cuff links are a unique gift for the hockey lover in your life.
Value $80
Opening Bid $30
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   Happy bidding everyone - please bid generously, 100% of the proceeds come to Newf Friends!
We still have tickets available for PAWS, PAGES and MUSIC, so if you are in the Toronto area, please plan to attend.  Click here for ticket info!
The legal stuff......
Silent Auction  Bids will be accepted by email to newf.friends@gmail.com  up until 5pm EST May 13, 2015. Please state clearly the lot number, description and your HIGHEST bid....no BUY IT bids will be accepted. Please include your name, full mailing address and phone number.

The auction will take place on May 14, 2015 at the paws, Pages and Music event at the Gibson Brands Showroom in Toronto.

An agent will bid on the floor for the e-mail  bidders in the following manner.

a) only the top two bidders on each lot will be considered
b) the silent auction bidding will start at $10 over the second highest e-mail bid and that bid will be for the highest e-mail bidder on that lot.
c) the agent will continue to bid if necessary until the e-mail bidder is successful or their highest bid is passed by a floor bid.
d) A floor bid that matches the e-mail bidder will go to the e-mail bidder unless the floor bidder advances by one more bid
e) Only the agent will know the amount of the e-mail bids
f) If there are no e-mail bids then the bidding on that lot will begin at the minimum bid as noted in the listings.
f) All bids are in increments of $10

Terms of Sale

1. All bids are per lot as described. The right is reserved to withdraw any lot prior to the sale.The auctioneer shall regulate the bidding on the floor. The auctioneer has the right to reject any bid. In the event of any dispute his decision shall be final.

2. The highest bidder shall prevail at one advance of $10 over the next highest bidder. Tie bids shall go to the e-mail bidder unless advanced as above. There will be no buyer's premium added to the selling price.

3. Successful FLOOR BIDDERS must pick up their lots or arrange for delivery immediately after the sale. E-mail bidders will receive notification if successful. Lots shall not be sent/given to the buyer until payment has been received.

4. Shipping and handling are charged to the BUYER. Lots will be shipped by Xpresspost in Canada or Xpresspost USA to the USA.

5. Claims for errors in description must be made within 7 days after receipt. Any returns are at the buyer's expense.

6. All lots must be paid for by cash, certified cheque or bank draft in Canadian funds or via email transfer. Credit cards will be accepted on site at the event.

7. The agent bidding for an e-mail bidder WILL NOT go over their highest bid and will try to obtain the lot for less if possible.

8. The placement of a bid shall constitute acceptance of these terms of sale.