NEW ITEMS ADDED EVERY DAY!

AUCTION IS NOW OPEN!!

ALL BIDS UPDATED:
Tuesday, December 11
at
12:37pm

 WCHS's 8th Annual Online has begun!

Note change of auction ending & pick-up!  Due to delays in getting the auction online, WCHS has decided to extend the auction for one more day. 

The Online Auction runs through FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 4:30pm. Winning bidders will be notified on Saturday, December 15th, and may pick up their items as soon as MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th. Thank you and happy bidding!.


STEP 1: Check out all our auction items below! REMEMBER--new items are added daily so check back often!

STEP 2: To sign up and/or bid, simply click HERE and fill out the form. Once you've signed up for the first time, you will receive an email with your anonymous bidder number. Any subsequent bids, just skip over the contact info form and use your bidder number instead, it's that easy!

STEP 3: Once you've placed a bid (and you can bid on multiple items at the same time with our online form) you will receive a confirmation email of your bid. If you are outbid, you will also receive an email letting you know to rebid, if you wish.

PLEASE NOTE: Emails and website updates and additions will be completed, at a minimum, at 9am, noon & 3pm daily.

Happy bidding! Question? Call Sally at 763-682-7323.

 


 I tem #1: GORGEOUS handmade antique doll house with accessories

Item #1: GORGEOUS handmade antique doll house with accessories

2018 AUCTION ITEMS

TOP BIDDER:        #821

CURRENT BID:     $100.00

Minimum Bid:          $50.00

This absolutely gorgeous dollhouse in mint condition was made for the donor's children by her mother-in-law. Exquisitely detailed with many of the pieces free and able to be moved, and includes two more dolls. The perfect gift for someone who appreciates miniatures, dollhouses, and fantastic attention to detail. Note: This piece, as are all the items on the 2018 Online Auction, is available for viewing at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo, MN) during business hours.

Donated by Cheryl Loberg, WCHS member and patron

 

  Item #2: Dayton’s Bear Pair

Item #2: Dayton’s Bear Pair

TOP BIDDER:        #816

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $15.00

Wow!! This sweet bear pair is all dressed up for the races……yacht racing, that is :) These stand about 18” tall and dressed to a ‘t’. The set is in excellent condition and ready to go directly under the tree this holiday season. 

Donated by Helen Steiner

 

  Item #3: Christmas Top Hat Arrangement

Item #3: Christmas Top Hat Arrangement

TOP BIDDER:        #830

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

When this donation came in we all wanted to see it! This poinsettia arrangement stands nearly 2’ tall, is fully of holiday spirit and bursting out of Frosty’s top hat! A perfect addition to your holiday table for many years to come. 

Donated by

 

  Item #4: Handbound Journal with glass pen & ink

Item #4: Handbound Journal with glass pen & ink

TOP BIDDER:        #828

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

This sweet little wrap journal was made by my friend Karla and I love it so much! Her company, Grace Gear, creates custom pieces like this donation, all perfect for unique, thoughtful gift giving. We paired it with this old-fashioned novelty glass pen and ink and packaged them all together in a holiday bag just for you.

Donated by Grace Gear

 

  Item #5: Family Fun Frenzy

Item #5: Family Fun Frenzy

TOP BIDDER:        #803

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $

I’m a kid at heart. Seriously! I love crafts, games, silly stuff, and especially making a mess—just ask my coworkers. It pains me a little to put this fun crate o’ fun on the auction because I’m itching to try everything, but it’s okay…..I’ve got another one at home just like it under the tree with my name on it :)

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

  Item #6: Twin Comforter & Accent Pillow

Item #6: Twin Comforter & Accent Pillow

TOP BIDDER:        #814

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

A perfect present, this twin-sized handmade tied quilt paired with a small accent pillow is a cozy way to make someone’s holiday season their best ever! The fabric is burgundy and flower patterned on a creamy background, tied with blue yarn, and is available to be seen in person at the Wright County Historical Society during regular hours—you’re going to love it!

Donated by Beverly Danielson

 

  Item #7: Electric Snow Shovel

Item #7: Electric Snow Shovel

TOP BIDDER:        #824

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

“I have something for your auction,” my husband said, “that I’m sure you’ll bid on.” My response was a simple, pointed stare while I handed him the shovel and sent him outside. Guess he’ll be buying this twice, IF he’s the highest bidder ;)

Donated by Mark Stevens

 

  Item #8: Life’s a Picnic

Item #8: Life’s a Picnic

TOP BIDDER:        #805

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

We all love this set! A waterproof blanket, wine cooler, picnic accessories, knives and a couple bottles of vino—all you need to add is some bread, wine, and thou! All nestled into a big basket and wrapped in cellophane ready for you to take home and gift to someone….or maybe break open and enjoy your own living room picnic!

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

  Item #9: Steel Cart with sides

Item #9: Steel Cart with sides

TOP BIDDER:        #801

CURRENT BID:     $55.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone loves a wagon and no one more than my husband, Mark. He started out small with a little pull behind as a child and has worked his way up to a few much larger styles that hook up to his truck to pull his toys around, but he still loves a good old wagon and is sure someone out there will too. Here’s a really sturdy one with a 400lb capacity for all your needs!

Donated by Mark Stevens

 

  Item #10: Perfect Bedtime

Item #10: Perfect Bedtime

TOP BIDDER:        #824

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

We love books, squishy things to love, and little kids like our nieces, nephews and grandkids who love to snuggle in and enjoy both during pre-bedtime book-reading times! The largest teddy bear is 27” tall and all are bundled together for perfect gift-giving to one lucky little one in your life.

Donated by WCHS 

 

  Item #11: Bathroom Art

Item #11: Bathroom Art

TOP BIDDER:        #805

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

When Bev brought this in we laughed and laughed, then realized that she painted it on an old toilet seat lid! The back is all set up for hanging in your favorite location. You can own this one-of-a-kind conversation starter by a local artist or gift it to someone who has, until now, everything!

Donated by Beverly Danielson

  Item #12: Sally's Homemade Caramels - 6 dozen pieces

Item #12: Sally's Homemade Caramels - 6 dozen pieces

TOP BIDDER:        #850

CURRENT BID:     $100.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

I only make caramel one time a year but, when I do, I make literally thousands of pieces, all individually wrapped, and all full of rich cream, butter, and sugar. I personally love caramel that’s much firmer and can be cracked before eaten, my mother-in-law likes caramel much softer, and my husband somewhere in-between, so I’m happy to make it to the winning purchaser’s specifications.

Six dozen pieces, hand-wrapped in holiday caramel paper, to be made on Sunday, December 16th for fresh pick-up on Monday, December 17th! I can also ship if necessary.

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

  Item #13: Game Night!

Item #13: Game Night!

TOP BIDDER:        #803

CURRENT BID:     $70.00

Minimum Bid:          $20.00

‘Tis the season to unplug and spend time together as a family. This set is gifted by a group of young adults who know the value of game night, family togetherness, and the bragging rights of the winner over many, many family suppers. Put the phone on mute, pull up a few chairs and make some memories with this set. You won’t regret it.

Donated by the Macnab kids/adults/aggressive game players extraordinaire

 

  Item #14: Seussical Jr tickets

Item #14: Seussical Jr tickets

TOP BIDDER:        #815

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Thanks to Zanna and the Buffalo Community Theatre for donating two adult and two youth tickets to their upcoming presentation of "Seussical Jr". Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, & he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family & community are challenged & emerge triumphant!

Donated by the Buffalo Community Theatre

  Item #15: Hostess Gift Set

Item #15: Hostess Gift Set

TOP BIDDER:        #819

CURRENT BID:     $20.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

She’s done it again—thanks to Bev Danielson for creating this great little housewarming set, complete with towels, jellies & jams, and all nestled into a gifting basket. If you’re planning on visiting friends during the holiday season this would make a lovely gift of thanks.

Donated by Beverly Danielson

  Item #16: A Year of Pie!

Item #16: A Year of Pie!

TOP BIDDER:        #843

CURRENT BID:     $80.00

Minimum Bid:          $50.00

The ‘pie goddess’, Mary Bischoff, texted me that she wanted to donate a year a pies, one each month, as a donation for the Online Auction. Once I stopped jumping up and down for joy I had to call my husband about her generosity and, ahem, to remind him that he hadn’t signed up for a bidder number yet, AND HOW MUCH I LOVE PIE! You can trust me, honest, because the last time Mary donated a ‘pie of the month’ gift to WCHS someone else got the pies…..and I was sad. Really sad. Mark, are you reading this? :)

The winner will be contacted by the donor to make arrangements for pie delivery, talk about favourites and any dietary restrictions.

Donated by Mary Bischoff

  Item #17: Framed Historic Print & Book

Item #17: Framed Historic Print & Book

TOP BIDDER:        #847

CURRENT BID:     $45.00

Minimum Bid:          $30.00

The "Battle of Nashville" was painted by Howard Pyle in 1907. Pyle was commissioned by the Minnesota State Capitol architect Cass Gilbert to paint a large-scale depiction of the battle, since Minnesota regiments participated and lost many men in the Battle of Nashville. It hangs in the Governor’s suite of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to this day. The painting depicts the charge of the 9th and 5th Minnesota Infantry Regiments across a muddy cornfield to the east of Shy Hill (seen in the background) on December 16, 1864. The 9th and 5th Minnesota were in Brig. Gen. John McArthur's First Division, Col. Lucius F. Hubbard's 2nd Brigade, of the detachment from the Army of the Tennessee under Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Smith.

This is a large framed print; the photo taken pales in comparison to the actual piece, which can be seen at the Wright County Historical Society until bidding ends.

Donated by Larry & Mary Marquardt (former Nashville & current Minnesota residents—and Larry is a WCHS board member)

  Item #18: River Inn $35 g/c

Item #18: River Inn $35 g/c

TOP BIDDER:        #827

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

WCHS President Ken Gregornik just popped by and I shared that River Inn generously donated this gift card to the Online Auction. He remarked how generous they were to the entire community and how much his family enjoyed their food (especially the pizza!). If you haven’t visited lately, this is your chance to donate to a great cause AND take yourself out to supper!

Donated by River Inn

  Item #19: Amethyst pendant, small

Item #19: Amethyst pendant, small

TOP BIDDER:        #849

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $15.00

Dick Stevens, WCHS board member, stopped in with a bag full of goodness—donations from GEM in Buffalo! Here’s the first piece, and it’s a beauty. GEM is one of my favourite places to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind items full of meaning, and is locally owned. And if you didn’t catch the hint, yes, there are more pieces coming so keep checking back for more!

Donated by GEM in Buffalo

  Item #20: Ancestry.com 6-month World Explorer

Item #20: Ancestry.com 6-month World Explorer

TOP BIDDER:        #804

CURRENT BID:     $75.00

Minimum Bid:          $25.00

Thanks to Ancestry.com for this 6-month World Explorer membership! Recipients will be able to search for US and international family with access to billions of global records from 80+ countries. Always one of our most popular auction items and certainly one of the most appreciated! This item is valued at $149.

Donated by Ancestry.com

  Item #21: Malachite Pendant

Item #21: Malachite Pendant

TOP BIDDER:        #803

CURRENT BID:     $45.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Here’s the second pendant donation from GEM and I’m posting it up because I can’t stop looking at it. GEM is one of my favourite places to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind items full of meaning, and is locally owned. Seriously, this pendant would match practically everything I own :)

Donated by GEM in Buffalo

  Item #22: Home for the Holidays hanging

Item #22: Home for the Holidays hanging

TOP BIDDER:        #820

CURRENT BID:     $20.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

My stepdaughter Amy is visiting from Washington and, as she sat in my office this afternoon, created this 15”x23” hanging banner with wood top & bottom! She has a gorgeous shop out in Washington, is an independent designer for Chalk Couture (R), and runs classes on projects just like this one! Any online purchases made through her website will result in a percentage donated back to WCHS, so check it out! (Check out our Facebook page for the photo of her working on this exact creation on my intern’s desk—it’s that easy!)

Donated by Amy Foley & The Rusty Lark

  Item #23: A Year of Wine Appreciation!

Item #23: A Year of Wine Appreciation!

TOP BIDDER:        #844

CURRENT BID:     $140.00

Minimum Bid:          $50.00

A friend commented on this auction and said, “boy, am I glad you don’t have a year of wine on there, haha!” so I called up my friend Nicole, owner & winemaker at Buffalo Rock Winery. She just happened to have a special—purchase a case of assorted wines and receive 1 complimentary wine tasting each month in 2019. What a deal! This complete set is valued at nearly $300.

Case includes one each of: Pakaz, Hot Mama, Sota Sun, LaCreDa, Peg’s Apple, Cranberry, Rosemary’s Rose’, Rosemary’s Rose’ (but dry), Oximoron, Marcus’ Marz, got the nac?, and Mayhem.

Wine drinkers and aficionados, this one is for you :)

Donated by Sally Stevens & Buffalo Rock Winery

  Item #24: Main Street Farmer g/c

Item #24: Main Street Farmer g/c

TOP BIDDER:        #814

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

WCHS President Ken Gregornik is always popping into WCHS to see what is happening, and we always love seeing him, especially when he comes bearing gifts like this $50 gift certificate to Main Street Farmer in St Michael! This restaurant is hugely popular and one of the staff’s favourite places to eat. If you haven’t tried it yet, here’s your chance!

Donated by Ken & Karen Gregornik

  Item #25: A Box of Socks

Item #25: A Box of Socks

TOP BIDDER:        #843

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

If you know me you know I LOVE socks and rarely wear a matching pair (why worry or waste time on something no one can see?). What I do insist upon, though, is the highest quality of socks, and FEAT is one of my go-to online brands. Eight pair of FEAT socks in a variety of styles and colors, all tucked into a hand-made basket and wrapped with ribbon for easy giving? What more could you ask for? (Size SMALL is what I wear—it’s for Women shoe size 5-10, Men shoe size 4-9). Retail value of this item is over $100.

Donated by Sally Stevens

  Item #26: Scandinavian Sugar & Creamer

Item #26: Scandinavian Sugar & Creamer

TOP BIDDER:        #808

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

I happened to be in western Minnesota during an art crawl called “The Meander”, where artists open up their home and studios to the public over one weekend and patrons ‘meander’ between towns to enjoy their creative goodness. A friend and got lost trying to find a vineyard (surprise!!) and accidentally wound up at rural Tokheim Stoneware studio, which focuses on Scandinavian folk art and had their items on sale at the Smithsonian! It seemed like it was in the middle of nowhere but everyone in Lac Qui Parle county was there—and I left with my arms heavy and most of my Christmas shopping done….for a couple of years ;) Size is approx 2.5” high by 5.5” wide.

Donated by Sally Stevens

  Item #27: Pietersite Pendant

Item #27: Pietersite Pendant

TOP BIDDER:        #820

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Here’s the third pendant donation (wow!!) from GEM and one of my favorites…well, they’re all my favorites! Look at the intricate silver work on these gems….and if you want to view them in person, please c’mon over to WCHS and we’d be happy to let you drool over them with us. Pietersite has some interesting metaphysical qualities, for those who appreciate more than the surface beauty of the stone—the gold flecks have a deep and pronounced sense of devotion and commitment, providing the wearer with a mature enthusiasm and the ability to share a lifelong commitment of care and love. It provides the power to lead projects, organizations, and efforts to success.

Donated by GEM in Buffalo

  Item #28: Bundle of JOY

Item #28: Bundle of JOY

TOP BIDDER:        #848

CURRENT BID:     $25.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

This JOYful basket is filled with holiday goodness—two beverage glasses, large hand-written wooden tag, hand-chalked towel, a bottle of cranberry wine and something to open it with! Created by my stepdaughter, Amy, while sitting in my office one afternoon, all for the Online Auction.

Donated by The Rusty Lark

  Item #29: Wreath Centerpiece

Item #29: Wreath Centerpiece

TOP BIDDER:        #805

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

WCHS board member Karen Jacobson donated this perfect addition to your holiday table—a timeless centrepiece complete with candle and hurricane glass. So pretty and a gift for yourself or others for many years to come!

Donated by Karen Jacobson, WCHS board member

  Item #30: Quartz with Titanium Chalcedony pendant

Item #30: Quartz with Titanium Chalcedony pendant

TOP BIDDER:        #816

CURRENT BID:     $38.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

This fourth pendant donation is a real beauty—quartz with a titanium chalcedony. Don’t worry, I had to look up the meaning of chalcedony too, it means “a microcrystalline type of quartz occurring in several different forms, including onyx, agate and jasper” and, apparently, titanium! Whatever it’s made of, it’s absolutely breathtaking.

Donated by GEM in Buffalo