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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
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WCHS's 7th Annual Online has begun!

Bidding begins Monday, December 4 at 12:00pm and runs through Thursday, December 14 at 4:30pm. Winning bidders will be notified on Friday, December 15th, and may pick up their items as soon as that day.

It's still not too late to donate an item to be auctioned off in this year's event! Please call us at 763-682-7323 or email info@wrighthistory.org with the details. All proceeds go to helping WCHS collect, preserve, and share Wright County's history.


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.

 


2017 AUCTION ITEMS

ITEM #1: Antique Dollhouse

ITEM #1: Antique Dollhouse

TOP BIDDER:        #714

CURRENT BID:     $60.00

Minimum Bid:          $50.00

This absolutely gorgeous dollhouse in mint condition was made by the donor's children by her mother-in-law. Exquisitely detailed with many of the pieces free and able to be moved. WCHS staff haven't been able to stop playing with it! The perfect gift for someone who appreciates miniatures, dollhouses, and fantastic attention to detail. Note: This piece, as are all the items on the 2017 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: Barn Quilt Square

Item #2: Barn Quilt Square

TOP BIDDER:        #722

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Have you heard of barn quilts? We certainly have--they are all the rage now, with barn quilt tours popping up all over America. In fact, WCHS is interested in starting a barn quilt tour here in Wright County, especially since receiving this donation! Lisa Haag creates and paints beautiful barn quilts--2'x2'x.75" wooden squares painted and weather-protected in various quilt block patterns--ready for hanging on your garage, barn, shed, or even in your home! This barn quilt is called "Delectable Mountain" and is a true, bright barn red with bright white background.

Donated by Lisa Haag, WCHS member and patron

 

Item #3: Baking Bonanza

Item #3: Baking Bonanza

TOP BIDDER:        #722

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

'Tis the season to bake, and this set's got everything you need to do it right. A 3-pyrex baking dish set and cookbook stand, along with measuring spoons, measuring cups, spatula and a Christmas dessert recipe book, combined with all the baking items you see here, are a great set for you or someone you love. 

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #4: Main Street Farmer $50 g/c

Item #4: Main Street Farmer $50 g/c

TOP BIDDER:        #752

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

We love good food and WCHS President Ken Gregornik knows it. That's why he's donated this $50 gift certificate to the Main Street Farmer in St Michael, MN! You can never go wrong with a gift certificate for gifting...or for yourself!

Donated by Ken & Karen Gregornik

 

Item #5: Star Wars Set #1

Item #5: Star Wars Set #1

TOP BIDDER:        #726

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $5.00

I'll admit it--I'm a Star Wars geek. When I saw these lightsaber cutlery sets and chip & dip serving set I bought two sets of each, one for me and one to donate to the auction. When it came time to put it online I'll admit I had second thoughts........but I'll just go order some more :)  A great set for all ages!

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #6: Over & Under Print

Item #6: Over & Under Print

TOP BIDDER:        #712

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

This sweet autographed, numbered & framed print (467/600) by artist Steve Polomchak is 26"x22" large and the perfect addition to your home. Or my home :)  As I don't bid on items (I have all the insider information as I run the auction) you're safe from me snapping this up but you'll want to keep checking back because this item is a winner.

Donated by Claudia Menzel

 

Item #7: Cord-Sets Inc Pack

Item #7: Cord-Sets Inc Pack

TOP BIDDER:        #752

CURRENT BID:     $75.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Cord-Sets Inc are the best quality extension cords we've ever seen, and are now the official extension cord of our Festival of Trees! Scott & Pam Campbell put together a special gift set for the Online Auction and it's a beauty, filled with cords of various lengths. C'mon, you know you want them!

Donated by Scott & Pam Campbell, Cord-Sets Inc.

 

Item #8: Get Yourself Cleaned Up!

Item #8: Get Yourself Cleaned Up!

TOP BIDDER:        #752

CURRENT BID:     $20.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

We all love this set! The soap dish and toothbrush cup are made from fair-trade artisans in Tunisia, with the handwoven palm leaf tissue box cover from Mexico. The embroidered hand towel is handmade in India! Paired with two soaps made in Buffalo at Modern Roots, plus four toothbrushes and a tube of my favourite toothpaste, it's just the thing to, ahem, get yourself cleaned up.

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #9:  Men's Gift Set

Item #9:  Men's Gift Set

TOP BIDDER:        #733

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Everyone's favourite--a growler from Spilled Grain (Annandale) along with a $22 gift card to get it filled with your favourite beverage! This set also includes a wooden change tray, bottle opener, custom blown mug from Mexico and, can you believe it, a multipurpose tool (because even when you're enjoying yourself you should also be ready to fix something at a moment's notice!).

Donated by Kay Nordberg & Sally Stevens

 

Item #10: Good Dog!

Item #10: Good Dog!

TOP BIDDER:        #726

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Scot Storm is one of our favourite artists and labs are our favourite breed of dog. Put them together and you've got a beautiful 13"x18" stretched canvas on wood frame piece suitable for hanging anywhere. We're even throwing in our favourite Sunsect collapsible dog water dish (complete with clip to attach to your hunting vest) and some treats because, heck, all dogs are good dogs and deserve something special.

Donated by Mark Stevens 

 

Item #11:  Rose Quartz with Morganite Pendant

Item #11:  Rose Quartz with Morganite Pendant

TOP BIDDER:        #715

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Gem is an occasional sale shop (open the first full Thursday-Sunday of each month) shop located in Buffalo, MN. They specialize in handmade jewelry from four local artists, and you can find pocket stones, minerals, fossils, salt lamps and one of a kind jewelry boxes. I love this place, and love the three beautiful pendants gifted to us by one of their artists. This is just the first, so watch for the next two to be posted!

Donated by GEM

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

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

TOP BIDDER:        #731

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. The obsession began many years ago when my good friend Gyen brought me a bag of her homemade caramel for Christmas and, having consumed the bag by myself, realized I'd better make some to deal with my addiction :)

Six dozen pieces, hand-wrapped in holiday caramel paper squares, to be made on Wednesday, December 13th for fresh pick-up after Thursday, December 14th! I can also ship if necessary.

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #13: 1987 Dayton's Santa Express Set

Item #13: 1987 Dayton's Santa Express Set

TOP BIDDER:        #735

CURRENT BID:     $45.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Wow!! A Dayton Hudson/Marshall Fields SantaBear Express from 1987. This rare set includes the plush aviator bear dressed in helmet, goggles, scarf and jacket with the original bears plus the cardboard airplane with the airplane poster/instructions. The set is in excellent condition and ready to fly under the tree this holiday season. 

Plane measures 46"l x 19"h x 36"w.

Donated by Helen Steiner

 

Item #14: 'Madagascar' tickets

Item #14: 'Madagascar' tickets

TOP BIDDER:        #745

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

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 "Madagascar". Based on the motion picture, we join Alex the lion, the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

The upbeat score will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move it, move it”. This is another great opportunity for Buffalo and surrounding communities’ youth to participate in a singing and dancing adventure.

Donated by the Buffalo Community Theatre

Item #15: "Please, Sir, could I have some more?"

Item #15: "Please, Sir, could I have some more?"

TOP BIDDER:        #712

CURRENT BID:     $20.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

You say oatmeal, I say porridge,.......no matter what you call it, it's an absolutely delicious and healthy way to start your day. Kay & I eat a ton of oatmeal/porridge year-round, and this basket is filled with all the stuff both Kay & I love--dried blueberries, cinnamon, honey, honey roasted pecan pieces, and a great sealed jar for storage and easy access to your quick oats. Throw in two microwaveable bowls and it's a party! Kay, remind me again why we are giving this away because this is PERFECT for us?!

Donated by Sally Stevens & Kay Nordberg

 

Item #16: Summer Fun

Item #16: Summer Fun

TOP BIDDER:        #725

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

What do you do with your grandkids when they come for the weekend? You guessed it--make messes and feed them candy! This little set is perfect for gift giving and includes a bubble gun with a bubble 6-pack, a bottle of our favourite lemonade, licorice, an breakable cup with topper & straw, and a giant Hello Kitty Pez dispenser. There's even a child's size tie-dyed top & short set (size M). Because we're grandmas, we've included a Barbie & Ken for some quiet time, and my personal favourite sunscreen--Sunsect--because it also includes mosquito repellant right in the formulation. 

Donated by Sally Stevens & Kay Nordberg

 

Item #17: Rutilated Quartz pendant

Item #17: Rutilated Quartz pendant

TOP BIDDER:        #742

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Rutilated quartz is a form of clear quartz that is characterized by the presence of “needles” or strands of rutile within the structure of the quartz crystal. Rutile is powerful for improving awareness of the world, while clear quarts brings in positive energy. Together, they are positively powerful for the wearer and in this beautiful setting, this pendant is sure to also elicit compliments every time you wear it. The setting height is 2" and strung on black cord; the clear stone is 1"x0.75".

Donated by Gem of Buffalo

 

Item #18: Holiday Survival Kit

Item #18: Holiday Survival Kit

TOP BIDDER:        #733

CURRENT BID:     $25.00

Minimum Bid:          $15.00

Relieve your holiday stress with this 'survival kit' courtesy of Buffalo Rock Winery! Nicole, the owner, bottled her best-selling OxyMoron in a funky slanted bottled (second from the right) just for this occasion, and added another bottle plus a moon-shaped port. We threw in a gorgeous woodgrain-finish hot/cold thermos and Mexican handmade basket tube to hide, ahem, STORE it in, and some German gingerbread cookies because hey, you should never drink on an empty stomach :)  

Donated by Buffalo Rock Winery & WCHS

 

Item #19: Kill It & Grill It

Item #19: Kill It & Grill It

TOP BIDDER:        #711

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $20.00

My husband, Mark, is the quintessential outdoors guy. This set represents everything he'd love--from the Browning 2-set hunting knives to the snacks to the grill utensil set in its' own box (which he'll probably end up using for shotgun shells once the utensils are out). I threw in an electronic thermometer to avoid steaks becoming, as he calls them after a little too much flame, "ketchup pockets", some seasoning and sauces, flexible grilling skewers and snacks for while you're waiting for your meat to burn. "What's the frame for", he asked? When I replied that it pulls the set together he said, "Huh. I'd just put it all in a bag."  Sheesh.

Donated by Mark 'make sure people know I didn't donate that weird frame' & Sally Stevens 

 

Item #20: Pizza Night

Item #20: Pizza Night

TOP BIDDER:        #711

CURRENT BID:     $20.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Everybody love pizza, and this kit is a sampler of all the good stuff to get you going on a fun family pizza night. Included in the box is an apron, metal pizza pan and pizza cutting tool. Add some laughter and you're all set! 

Donated by WCHS

Item #21: Ancestry.com Gift Pack

Item #21: Ancestry.com Gift Pack

TOP BIDDER:        #748

CURRENT BID:     $85.00

Minimum Bid:          $50.00

Here it is, the one researchers have been waiting for! This set from Ancestry.com is a $290 value and includes one semi-annual World Explorer individual membership to Ancestry, one annual Newspapers.com Basic subscription, and one annual Fold3.com subscription. That's three online reference subscriptions in one package and the perfect present for a loved one (and yes, that perfect person can be YOU).

Donated by Ancestry.com 

Item #22: MN Twins Gift Set

Item #22: MN Twins Gift Set

TOP BIDDER:        #736

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Each year Peggy and her family donates something Twins-related because they are, don't 'cha know, the Twins BIGGEST fans. Their season's tickets allow them to purchase fun gifts like these, and the Fouquettes generously share them with us for our auction. I love this set--an official hat, set of paper plates, ceramic dip & spoon set, and TC bobblehead. I bought some peanuts-in-the-shell to add to this set but accidentally ate them on the 5-minute drive from the store to work, so they're not in the picture. Trust me, next time I'll buy two bags and will make sure to include one in this set too!

Donated by Peggy, Rick & Ryan Fouquette

Item #23: Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?

Item #23: Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?

TOP BIDDER:        #752

CURRENT BID:     $25.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

I can't stop buying stuff like this--first, a smaller-sized digital camo pack with a ton of nooks, crannies and straps to hold anything you need in a zombie apocalypse. Pair it with a Christmas-style uber-strong stocking filled with survival items like knives, a foil emergency blanket, saw cord, credit card style multi-tool and more? Go ahead, pretend to buy it for someone else.....but keep it for yourself. I did :)

Donated by Sally Stevens

Item #24: Two Handmade Bracelets

Item #24: Two Handmade Bracelets

TOP BIDDER:        #741

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Thanks to Vicki Kramer for stopping by and donating these two absolutely lovely bracelets for our auction. She brought her entire collection and asked us to pick, so we chose this thicker reversible 7-1/4" gold, silver & clear stone beauty, and a 6-3/4"super-sparkling reverse diamond-set silver party bracelet. Both are flexible, have a strong, convenient magnetic clasp, and are much more dazzling that even the picture can depict. Her work is so beautiful that I ended up buying one for myself!

Donated by Vicki Kramer

Item #25: Coffee Sampler

Item #25: Coffee Sampler

TOP BIDDER:        #739

CURRENT BID:     $25.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Coffee makes the Wright County Historical Society run smoothly. and this set has all our favourites--four big mugs, a french press, wooden coffee measuring spoon, a bag of fair trade coffee & handmade Mexican basket to keep it in, and a coffee-scented candle. Throw in a 'Make coffee not war' magnet and you have the makings of a get-along-with-anyone present. 

Donated by Sally Stevens & Kay Nordberg