LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Bidding is in-person only so you must be present to win!
Still need tickets? Please contact Kate Wilkins at [email protected] or 518-792-1761 ext. 346.
1) A Day at the Track: Front Row Box & Backstretch Tour
Enjoy a full day in a front row box close to the finish line at the historic Saratoga Race Course during the 2023 season. The day includes a behind the scenes tour of the backstretch in a golf cart, which reveals the vibrant horse racing community that makes the meet happen. Any Wednesday, Thursday or select Fridays (at the discretion of the donor) are available with as many as five people in the box. Proper attire including jackets and long pants are required. This is a day at the track that will not be forgotten!
Opening Bid: $250
2) 1918 Old Town Canoe Bookshelf & Antique Fishing creel and Fishing Net
Personally restored by The Hyde Collection’s Chief Operations and Development Officer John Lefner, this vintage 1918 Old Town Canoe will make the perfect addition to your lake house or ski lodge, alongside an antique fishing creel and net. Included in this lot is this iconic hand-signed, framed Leroy Neiman serigraph (#150 of 300) from the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY.
Opening Bid: $1,000
3) Luxury Lake George Getaway
Spend three nights at your choice* of one of five luxury homes in Bolton Landing! All five properties are pet friendly, feature a fully equipped kitchen, hot tub, arcade games, fire pit, gas grill, laundry room, fire place, spacious deck, and more. Additionally, each home has their own dock assignment, so your vessel is guaranteed a spot at all times in Northwest Bay, the most exclusive and pristine area of the lake. The Docks also have a kayak/sailboat launch, seating area, and picnic table. Unique to each home is its own set of excellent perks, such as on-site rivers, stunning lake views, and home theaters.
*Dates to be mutually agreed upon and completed by May 1, 2023. Properties are not available on holidays or during school vacations.
Opening Bid: $1,500
4) Vacation at Bear Lake Reserve, North Carolina
Win a five-night stay for four at a lakefront home on Bear Lake in beautiful Western North Carolina. This 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath home provides the ultimate Bear Lake Reserve experience. Only steps away from the Lake Club, this home is one of the closest rentals to the hub of our amenities and activities. Enjoy the covered deck of either level of the home as you watch the sunrise over the lake in your private lakefront cottage. This family-friendly home* boasts a spacious chef’s kitchen, two king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a room with kid-friendly twin bunk beds. This package also includes Lake 54 Chef’s four course dinner for four, chauffeured transportation to Ilda’s and Dinner for four at Ilda’s, a Sunset Boat Cruise with wine, two rounds of golf with cart, one bottle of Caymus wine, as well as wine tasting and charcuterie boards at The Wine Bar and Cellar.
*Not a pet friendly property. Dates are mutually agreed upon between owner and winner.
Opening Bid: $2,500
5) Timeless Tuscany
Escape to the Tuscan countryside for seven nights in a picturesque Italian villa. Choose from one of five carefully curated historic homes, each with private pool and courtyard. During your stay you will enjoy a private winery tour and cooking classes included for all guests. You can expect to discover world-famous art and architecture with a bespoke travel itinerary, as you explore the region with day trips to Cortona, Montepulciano, and Arezzo.
Valid for travel within 24 months of purchase date. Subject to availability and travel year-round with the exception of Christmas & NYE weeks.
Opening Bid: $5,250
6) St. Andrew’s Hole-In-One: Scotland
Your unforgettable golf experience includes five nights for six guests in St. Andrews, Scotland, the birthplace of the game! Stay in a charming, newly renovated terrace apartment steps from St. Andrews Links. Tee off with one round of golf included at one of eight iconic courses. You can relax in your private garden with patio heaters, grill, and two terraces. Enjoy walking distance to historic landmarks, restaurants and bars, and West Sands Beach. And, ahead of your excursion, you’ll receive dedicated concierge service and trip planning.
Valid for travel within 24 months of purchase date. Subject to availability and travel between March-October, with the exception of open championship and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship Dates. Note: Availability of the old course is subject to a ballot system and cannot be guaranteed.
Opening Bid: $6,550
7) The Adirondack Arts Collector
Artist Matthew Horner was born in Mamaroneck, NY and moved to the Adirondacks in 1994. Drawn to the region through the Wilderness Recreation Program, Horner began guiding rock and ice climbers in 1999. When he’s not working as a climbing guide, Horner spends his time focused on his other passion, sculpting. He fell in love with the wilderness of the Adirondacks and was first inspired to take up carving stone about fifteen years ago. The artist continues to pursue and perfect his craft at his studio in Jay, New York. This one-of-a-kind 10”x10”x8” carved granite sculpture is called Celestial Series #6, and makes the perfect addition to any Adirondack art collection.
Opening Bid: $500
8) After-hours Tour of The Hyde with cocktails plus dinner for 12 at Mint
Have you ever wanted to roam the halls of The Hyde after dark? Enjoy a private, curator led tour for twelve with cocktails at the Museum, followed by a three-course meal* and wine pairing for your entire group at the newest restaurant in Glens Falls, Mint! As pioneers in the restaurant revolution and local farm-to-table movement, owner Johanna von Geldern and her team offer seasonally fresh and local ingredients in an intimate atmosphere unlike anything else in our area.
*3-course, price fixed with wine.
Opening Bid: $500
An Adirondack Evening for Two
Enjoy a wine tasting for two at Adirondack Winery and take home six (6) bottles of wine with accessories. Allow you and your loved one a chance to relax and refresh as you spend an evening at the Inn at Erlowest with a dinner for two and a Farm Fresh breakfast in the morning.
Courtesy of Adirondack Winery and The Inn at Erlowest
It is time to make some memorable moments with your family! Your family will “Fall” in love with all the exciting attractions at Ellms Family Farm. Enjoy four (4) VIP Fall farm passes where you can take a scenic ride on the trolley, pick-your-own pumpkin, find your way through the corn maze, and enjoy freshly made cider donuts. But the fun does not have to stop there! You will be screaming “Let’s Go Thunder” with four (4) home opener tickets to see an Adirondack Thunder game. What better way to end the night by taking home an autographed piece of memorabilia too? There is truly something for everyone!
Courtesy of Ellms Family Farm, Adirondack Thunder and Nate Gosline, Director of Corporate Sales
A one day session of artistic high end architectural photography or editorial/ commercial work in health care or education fields by Boston-based commercial photographer, Michael Fein.
Courtesy of Michael Fein Photography
Monument Cleaning & Maintenance
Rest assured that your family’s final resting place will reflect your care and respect for their memory with a $250 gift certificate for monument cleaning and maintenance by Grave Guardian LLC. They are committed to the satisfaction of your desire to celebrate and honor your dearly departed.
Courtesy of Grave Guardian LLC
Private Studio Tour
Do you love the John Van Alstine Exhibition, Transformations? Get an exclusive 2-hour tour of his studios and sculpture garden with artist John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramersdorfer. This tour is limited to up to eight (8) guests. The tour date must be mutually agreed upon by winner and Artists and is COVID dependent.
Courtesy of John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramersdorfer
In As Much by Roger Weik
Own an original piece from American Abstract Artist, Roger Weik. This 2017 piece called In As Much is composed of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer Emulsion and Oxide pigments on canvas.
Courtesy of Roger Weik
Give your car an interior makeover and drive in style with these four (4) sheepskin rugs which can be used as seat coverings and a four (4) piece set of floor mats.
Courtesy of Ginger Bailey and RACEMARK
Adirondack Winter Sports
Whether you are a winter sports novice or pro, you can enjoy the Southern Adirondacks with a Full Privilege Ski and Snowboard Season Pass at West Mountain during the 2022-2023 Season. And if you are looking for something a bit more versatile, you can explore the winter wonderlands with a pair of Adult Tubbs Snowshoes.
Courtesy of Alpine Sports Shop and West Mountain
Foursome of Golf at Sagamore Resort
Enjoy World Class Golf while overlooking the beautiful sights of Lake George at The Sagamore Resort. This package includes a foursome of golf with cart. It is not valid for the months of July, August or Holidays and excludes tee times prior to 11:00 AM.
Courtesy of The Sagamore Resort
Adirondack Park Sign
This handmade sign by local artisan Jana Carpenito is a reproduction of the iconic welcome sign that greets you when entering the Adirondack Park. This sign will be a great conversation piece in your lake house, cabin, or ski chalet.
Courtesy of Jana Carpenito
Hudson River School Inspired Painting
In the style of the Hudson River School, this beautiful landscape has been reviewed by experts at leading museums specializing in this form. While unattributed, this painting captures the beauty of our region and will make a welcome addition to your art collection. This work reminds us of our 2021 Mysteries & Masterpieces exhibition and will hopefully inspire you to learn more about this piece.
Courtesy of Joel Belser
Paddle Board and Paddle
We all love Lake George and our surrounding Adirondack bodies of water. Imagine waking up at dawn and greeting sunrise from your new O’Brien Camano Paddleboard. Measuring 10’6” X 32”, this package will provide you with stable, enjoyable, and memorable experiences on the lakes and rivers we call home.
Courtesy of Boats by George
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Surprise the love in your life with Tiffany & Co.’s Heart Tag Charm Bracelet and Double Heart Tag Pendant, both in Sterling Silver. These pieces were modeled after the iconic 1969 Tiffany & Co. line and will be treasured for years to come.
Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.’s Beth Citron
Adirondack End Table
This unique Adirondack piece reminds us that art takes on many forms, from paintings to sculptures to additions to your home such as this. This gorgeous end table is made of maple, pine, and birch, with a golden lacquer finish.
Courtesy of Black Bass Antique’s Henry Caldwell
Wear a piece of at the Adirondacks with this 14k yellow gold Adirondack Charm designed by deJonghe Original Jewelry that was handmade in Saratoga Springs, NY and includes a 14k yellow gold 18” chain.
Courtesy of deJonghe Original Jewelry
New York Wonders
Show off your knowledge of New York during game night with friends or family with the “I know New York” trivia card game and pocket “I love New York City” trivia card game. The games are perfect for ages 10 or older and can include up to 12 or more players. You can expand your knowledge into the world of Art with a one-year Dual/ Family membership to The Hyde Collection where you can see old masters in an intimate setting, marvel at Contemporary and Modern Art and explore art from around the world with our travelling exhibitions.
Courtesy of Alexander Keeler and The Hyde Collection
This is “Glamping” at its finest! Enjoy a two-night stay in our Trappeur family style tent. The expansive Trappeur tent offers exceptional space for families along with comforts like electricity, real beds and mattresses, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a woodstove in a beautiful natural environment. Offer valid until the end of the 2022 season (10/16/22) or during the 2023 season.
Since 1898 Mohawk Golf Club has been one of the Capital Region’s premiere country clubs. Featuring a challenging 18-hole Championship course, 9-hole par-3 course and extensive practice facilities. So, make a bid and win a round of golf at one of the best clubs around with this foursome package!
Courtesy of Mohawk Golf
Summer in Saratoga
Enjoy a one-night stay with dinner at The Adelphi Hotel and fit in a visit to Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Includes your choice of four tickets to a performance of the New York City Ballet or the Philadelphia Orchestra during SPAC’s 2023 season. This package excludes premium and movie nights.
Whitefish Wanderlust: Montana
As part of the Alpine Escape collection, your Whitefish experience includes four nights for up to six guests in a luxury alpine chalet in Montana. Stay cozy with central fireplace, Adirondack chairs, and outdoor firepit, as you make yourself at home with fully equipped kitchen, washer, and dryer. Minutes away, you will enjoy access to the town and ski runs of Whitefish Resort and can look forward to discovering dramatic Glacier National Park within a one-hour drive.
New York Knicks Game
Win a pair of New York Knicks tickets to a 2022-2023 home game. Every effort will be made to find a mutually agreed upon game, however specific games may not be available.
Courtesy of Business for Good, and Ed and Lisa Mitzen