WCHS's 6th Annual Online has begun!

Bidding begins Monday, December 5 at 12:00pm and runs through Thursday, December 15 at 4:30pm. Winning bidders will be notified on Friday, December 16th, 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.

 


2016 AUCTION ITEMS

ITEM #1: Ancestry.com 1-year World Membership

ITEM #1: Ancestry.com 1-year World Membership

TOP BIDDER:        #620

CURRENT BID:     $160.00

Minimum Bid:          $100.00

Donated by Ancestry.com, this very generous gift certificate is worth $300 and the perfect gift for anyone working on their family history......or even for yourself.

Donated by Ancestry.com

 

Item #2: Mail, anyone?

Item #2: Mail, anyone?

TOP BIDDER:        #613

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Each year this donor creates something special and wow, has she ever outdone herself this year! This official US Post mailbox is hand painted and protected for immediate placement (mailbox should be re-varnished each year to protect painting). Add in some great all-purpose Wright County cards and a sheet of stamps, and this item becomes the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list.

Donated by Bev Danielson, WCHS member and patron

 

Item #3: Pirate's Booty

Item #3: Pirate's Booty

TOP BIDDER:        #610

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

What better to gift someone who has everything than this combo of Buffalo Rock Winery Port in a skull bottle, and a proof set of 2016 US coins? A fun present for that hard-to-buy-for family member.

Donated by Mark Stevens

 

Item #4: Reindeer Centerpiece

Item #4: Reindeer Centerpiece

TOP BIDDER:        #616

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $5

WCHS's reference librarian, Bev, has a very talented arts & crafts side to her, and she's sharing her skills with us! Bev created this beautiful gold reindeer centrepiece, perfect for every table this holiday season. (Keep watching, she's made another that will pop up as an addition soon!). Approximately 30" long.

Donated by the Bev Bakken

 

Item #5: Chocolate Lover's Basket

Item #5: Chocolate Lover's Basket

TOP BIDDER:        #613

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $5

Face it, chocolate makes the world go around, and WCHS Vice President Ken Gregonik knows it. That's why he's donated this great basket of goodies, and why staff will all try to make this basket a present to themselves this Christmas :)

Donated by Ken Gregornik

 

Item #6: Ducks Unlimited Print of the Year 2016

Item #6: Ducks Unlimited Print of the Year 2016

TOP BIDDER:        #613

CURRENT BID:     $40.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Ducks Unlimited Print of the Year 2016. One of my favourite prints over the past few years, this framed print is 18"wide by 17"tall.

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #7: Baby Quilt Set

Item #7: Baby Quilt Set

TOP BIDDER:        #639

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $5.00

A sweet baby set. One hand-crocheted soft baby blanket, two hand sewn soft blankets by Apple Blossom Kids (Spokane), and a sweet Velveteen Rabbit lovey, all bundled in a gift basket.

Donated by a happy grandma

 

Item #8: Set for the Holidays Wine Set

Item #8: Set for the Holidays Wine Set

TOP BIDDER:        #634

CURRENT BID:     $60.00

Minimum Bid:          $40.00

Here's a gift I know my daughter would love--6 bottles of wine, a 6-bottle carrying bag, two 'fight like a girl/drink like a lady' coasters, butler-style bottle opener and a handy spout-keeper if you don't drink it all!

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #9:  Autographed Baseball

Item #9:  Autographed Baseball

TOP BIDDER:        #639

CURRENT BID:     $12.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

This Minnesota Twins baseball is signed by pitched Tyler Duffey, #56, is sure to make your baseball lover's Christmas a perfect one.

Donated by the Mark Stevens

 

Item #10: Frosty

Item #10: Frosty

TOP BIDDER:        #611

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Bev's done it again--donated a very generous item for our online auction. This Frosty is sure to please, stands over 2' tall, and would bring a festive touch to your annual home decorations.

Donated by Bev Danielson

 

Item #11:  Sally's NEW Favourite Bag!

Item #11:  Sally's NEW Favourite Bag!

TOP BIDDER:        #634

CURRENT BID:     $60.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Last year I put my favourite bag up for auction and guess what? I have another favourite--this back-pack style bag suits my 'lots-to-do' lifestyle. There are pockets for my phone, wallet, and plenty of room inside for other goodies. I've added a few treats because, hey, why not? The colour is metallic bronze and believe it, it's the perfect colour for every woman on your Christmas list. The white foam you see in the picture above is simply protecting the metal zipper so it arrives to you in perfect condition.

Donated by Sally Stevens

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

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

TOP BIDDER:        #624

CURRENT BID:     $150.00

Minimum Bid:          $5.00

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 Sunday, December 18th for fresh pick-up after Monday, December 19th! I can also ship if necessary.

Donated by Sally Stevens

 

Item #13: fold3 annual subscription

Item #13: fold3 annual subscription

TOP BIDDER:        #627

CURRENT BID:     $35.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Ancestry(R) has been very generous to us this year, including some extra subscriptions for our auction. The fold3 subscription is valued at $80, and is the 'go-to' location when researching military family members.

Donated by Ancestry(R)

 

Item #14: Stuff Guys Lose, I mean, Like.

Item #14: Stuff Guys Lose, I mean, Like.

TOP BIDDER:        #624

CURRENT BID:     $75.00

Minimum Bid:          $20.00

My husband and I were shopping for the auction, and he said, "You've got way too much stuff for women, so I'm getting this stuff for guys." I knew what was REALLY going on--he was telling me that he's lost a bunch of stuff again and is going to a) take credit for a great donation, and b) try to buy it back himself to cover the fact that, c) he's pretty much lost all his tools or left them at the farm 2-1/2 hours away.  The fact that WCHS programs benefit from all this made me keep my mouth shut and simply nod. What a guy.

Donated by Mark Stevens, tool meister extraordinaire

Item #15: Toys, Trains & Trinkets!

Item #15: Toys, Trains & Trinkets!

TOP BIDDER:        #613

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Fun stuff--28 Lionel train ornaments, a small toy tool set, pocket kites, creative journal, and crazy mascot make for a fun bit of something for everyone. This set is all packaged up with a bow and ready for gift giving.

Item #16: Pie of the Month (6 months)

Item #16: Pie of the Month (6 months)

TOP BIDDER:        #610

CURRENT BID:     $50.00

Minimum Bid:          $30.00

IT'S BACK! Pie goddess Mary Bischoff has once again donated 6 pies (one pie a month for six months) to our online auction. This item was the most sought-after auction item of 2015, and my guess is it'll be the same this year. Bid early, bid often!

Donated by Mary Bischoff

Item #17: Everything WILD

Item #17: Everything WILD

TOP BIDDER:        #639

CURRENT BID:     $10.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

I love Ducks Unlimited, not only for their contributions to habitat and conservation, but for their great gear! This set includes grilling utensils, "The Everything Wild Game Cookbook", a pair of protective glasses, LED headlamp (for those dark, early morning hunts), a 'lures of the past' themed card deck, some 'trap-a-crap' wipes (hey, everyone has to go and it's usually right before shooting time!), all tucked into a DU gear bag with hat. 

Item #18: Bev's Centerpiece #2

Item #18: Bev's Centerpiece #2

TOP BIDDER:        #628

CURRENT BID:     $15.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

There are always a few items each year that draw my eye and make me regret that I can't bid. This centerpiece is one of those items--beautiful, festive, and classic, and would fit perfect anywhere, especially on my kitchen table. Sigh.  Actual length of the centerpiece is approximately 26" long.

Donated by Bev Bakken

Item #19: Handmade Quilt & Pillow

Item #19: Handmade Quilt & Pillow

TOP BIDDER:        #

CURRENT BID:     $

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Bev Danielson's been quilting again! Here's a large full-size quilt in pinks, yellow and blue floral print, that's hand-tied and comes with a small matching pillow. A warm, unique gift for someone special in your life.

Donated by Bev Danielson

Item #20: Beth's Favourites

Item #20: Beth's Favourites

TOP BIDDER:        #628

CURRENT BID:     $30.00

Minimum Bid:          $10.00

Beth, our daughter, is all about this auction item--great white wine, excellent quality treats, and recyclable wine glasses! Three bottles of white wine, all award winners, with a tin of Godiva truffles & caramels, other goodies, and 12 Tossware reusable stemless wine glasses that can be recycled when they've outlived their usefulness. This is a gift you can feel good about gifting in so many ways!

Donated by Sally & Mark Stevens