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*Winners will be announced July 6th after 3:00 P.M. EST once all bids have been verified.
*Each winner must send payment and mailing address to Snowhook in order to receive the Auction Item.
*Once Snowhook receives payment for the Item, it will be mailed to the winner as soon as possible.
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Tail Of Vengeance

Item: 1


Offered by: Spencer Quinn

Description: New York Times best selling author, Spencer Quinn, will personally print out, autograph and Chet-stamp a copy of his soon to be released e-story, “Tail Of Vengeance”. Be the one and only person who owns this special story straight from the Author's desk. Heck, you may even be able to tell what he had for lunch the day he printed the story for you.

The winning name which was auctioned off last year is revealed in this e-story.   


Opening Bid: $35.00
Minimum Bid Increment: $10.00

Unique, One of A Kind Quilt, Just for YOU!

Item:2


Offered by:  Teddy, the Ruff Rider

Description: One custom designed quilt just for you or a loved one.  The design, and colors will be chosen in concert with the fiber artist, Deborah Lamb-Mechanick. 
Examples of her work can be seen at: www.needlechasers.org/mbrprflamb (Scroll sown the page to see a range of quilting possibilities and styles).  

The winning bidder can choose any sized quilt up to a standard queen sized quilt.  Normally a $2000 offer, the bidding can start at only $400 for this extraordinary offer!  

Deliverable based upon complexity of chosen design, generally up to one year in advance.

Opening Bid: $400.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $20.00 USD

Dog Bone Cookie Cutters

Item: 3


Offered by: Herd of Hounds

Description: A pair of dog bone shaped cookie cutters.  One is 3 7/8 inches and the other is slightly smaller.  You had me at cookie!


Opening Bid: $1.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $0.50 USD

“Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier

Item: 4


Offered by: Herd of Hounds

Description: 1940 edition with imprinted signatures of the author and two stars from the movie.  The book is also number on the dust jacket which shows some wear. 


Opening Bid: $20.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $5.00 USD

Pancake Warmer

Item: 5


Offered by: BearSpiritDog

Description: Perfect for Sunday ChetSpeak and Egg Day.  With this handy Pancake Warmer you can keep your flapjacks toasty warm until you're ready to drizzle them with warm maple syrup and top with fresh creamery butter. Delish!
Oven, Microwave and Dishwasher safe. 


Opening Bid: $12.00 USD
Minimum Bid increments: $3.00 USD

Meow! Meow! Meow!

Item: 6


Offered By:  Linda the Lurker

Description:   Kats!Kats!Kats!   If you cannot get enough of Kats and you even want to wear them while you cook supper, this is the Kat Apron for you!   This Apron is brightly colored and extremely cheerful.  It will be like wearing a Festival Of Kats while you slave away in the kitchen.   Don’t miss out on this once in a life-time opportunity to Cook With Kats!


Opening Bid:  $15.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment:  $2.00 USD

Bow Wow! Wow!

Item: 7


Offered By:  Linda the Lurker

Description:  Dogs On It!  If you cannot get enough of dogs, and who can really?   This Dog Apron is for you and only you!  It will be like having your best pal with you while you rush around making supper.  This amazing Dog Apron will catch all the food which doesn’t land on the floor.  What a festive way to feed the family! 


Opening Bid:  $15.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment:  $2.00 USD

Moose On The Loose!

Item: 8


Offered By:   Rio and Beau

Description:   What could be better than burning candles on the backs of two Moose?   Nothing we can think of besides eating Slim Jims while burning those candles.   These adorable Moose Candle holders come with 4 candles each (4 + 4 = 8 total).   Guaranteed to smell up any room you desire. …cough!sneeze!

(This was the last photo Melanie fixed for me....sniff!)


Opening Bid:  $10.00 USD
Minimum Bid Increment:   $2.00 USD

Louisa Mae Touches the Burled Arch

Item: 9

Offered By:  The Oley Howlers

Description: Iconic moment when Justin Savidis lifted intrepid lead dog Louisa Mae to touch the burled arch was captured by Iditarod photographer Jeff Schultz.  Happy tears were shed by plunderers everywhere.  This moment can be your very own keepsake to remember the strength and endurance of the 2014 Snowhook Team.  And what makes this print so extra special is that it is autographed by musher Justin Savidis and Best Damn Handler Wife Rebecca Savidis.    It is an 8x12 print, in a black wooden frame, for you to proudly display your love of Snowhook and the Iditarod.  


Opening Bid:  $20.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment:  $2.00 USD

Jem!

Item: 10

Offered By:  The Oley Howlers

Description: Jem's nose and beautiful blue eyes were looking out as Iditarod Photographer Jeff Schultz snapped a photo of him waiting for the start of Iditarod 2014.  He went on to finish the race and make his sponsors proud.  This print is 5x7, and is in an aluminum frame engraved with Jem's name and team.  Gotta love that nose!


Opening Bid:  $10.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment:  $2.00 USD

Book of Tea

Item: 11


Offered by: Masquers

Description:  Read about the history of tea while enjoying different varieties of this age old brew.  Package includes book and 6 samples of delicious loose leaf teas.


Opening Bid: $14.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD

Purple Irises

Item: 12

Offered by:  BooBear's Mom

Description:  In 1957, my father (a chemist, then accountant, but a man with the soul of an artist) took this picture of the purple irises in my grandmother's garden.  The picture reminds me of our heart friend, Melanie, and her love for Snowhook. I felt it is a beautiful tribute to auction so I had the picture reproduced and enlarged.  The print is 8X10 and is double matted and framed ready to hang.


Opening Bid:  $18.00 USD
Minimum Bid Increments:  $2.00 USD

Mr. Carrot

Item: 13


Offered by: LouLou

Description: Here is Mr. Carrot just waiting for someone to cuddle him.  He is 9 inches long and giggles when you run with him.


Opening Bid: $7.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $1.00 USD

Purple Bling Bear

Item: 14


Offered by: Tupper and Gilly

Description: This Zuni style Fetish Bear is all dressed up in purple glory, in memory if a Beloved Friend.


Made of soft, lavender colored sandstone, the top of the Bear is covered with matching lavender deerskin. Crystal bling swirls decorate each front leg and purple crystals dance along the sides. Golden swirls and pheasant feathers embellish the leather, and on the Bear's back is a natural crystal, dug by Storytelling hands in the wilds of New Mexico.
This Bear who symbolizes Courage, Laughter and Friendship would love to come and live in your home, or might be a perfect gift for someone who needs to have a little happy bling in their life.


The Bear is 8 1/2 inches long, and 6 1/2 inches high.



Opening Bid: $30.00 USD


Minimum Bid Increments: $5.00 USD

Royal Bear

Item: 15


Offered by: Silly Gilly

Description: This is a sweet little Bear who wants to come live with you, you, you.
Done in lovely royal blue sandstone, the Bear is decorated with golden highlights, pheasant feathers, and a silver colored concho.


The Bear is about 5 1/2 inches long and just under 4 inches high.

Give yourself the Royal treatment, and bid lots and lots (that's more than 2, right?) of dollars to have this Bear in your home.



Opening Bid: $20.00 USD


Minimum Bid Increments: $3.00 USD

Northern Lights Wall Hanging

Item: 16


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: 17 x 12 Sparkly aurora quilted wall hanging.  


Opening Bid: $35.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $5.00 USD

Quilted Cat Bag

Item: 17


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: Cats are flowers are usually not a good mix...but on a quilted bag they are on their best behavior.  Quilted scene is on both front and back sides.  


Opening Bid: $25.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments:  $3.00 USD

Cat Wall Hanging

Item: 18
 


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: A perfect life from a cat's point of view.  Front and back sides of a 17 x 28 cat wall hanging. Can easily adjust to use either side.  

Opening Bid: $20.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $2.00 USD

Doggie Night Light

Item: 19


Offered by: CHobbit


Description: Your faithful companion to watch over you at night (and remind you about walks). Comes in a box. 


Opening Bid:  $20.00 USD
Minimum Bid increments: $2.00 USD

Husky Hat

Item: 20


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: Feel like one of the pack in a husky hat!  Perfect for walking your dog....if you dare...heh.


Opening Bid: $15.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $1.00 USD

Kitchen Towel

Item: 21


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: How does your garden grow?  In abundance I hope with a little help from your dog.  30" x 30" kitchen towel.  


Opening Bid: $20.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $2.00 USD

Silk Scarf

Item: 22


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: Wear a beautiful handmade work of art around your neck.  A silk scarf featuring a dog sled team--Go Snowhook!  


Opening Bid: $35.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $5.00 USD

Wall Hanging

Item: 23


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: Quilted appliqued wall hanging featuring some favorite Alaskan scenery.  24" x 8".  


Opening Bid: $35.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $5.00 USD

Alaska Cookie Cutters

Item: 24


Offered by: CHobbit

Description: Remember the dog team cookie cutters from a previous auction?  Add to your collection with a moose, puffin, AK map, salmon and bear!  Recipes on the back.


Opening Bid: $15.00 USD

Minimum Bid increments: $1.00 USD

Dog Pillowcase

Item: 25


Offered by:  Staff

Description: This offer is for a lovely dog pillowcase. This special case will let the lucky bidder sleep peacefully though the night. Nothing sleeps like a dog (unless it is a cat!) The delightful matching cuff is a subtle shade of brown that perfectly matches the friendly dog portraits. One of a kind. No more to be had. Do not hesitate to plunk your money down on this beautiful item. You will not be disappointed.

PS. There is a great cat pillowcase that matches this item. Just sayin'.


Opening Bid: $10.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $2.00 USD

Cat Pillowcase

Item: 26


Offered by: Alice M. Johnson and AbbietheKitty

Description: This offer is for a lovely cat pillowcase. This special case will let the lucky bidder sleep peacefully though the night. Nothing sleeps like a cat! The delightful matching cuff is a subtle shade of brown that perfectly matches the elegant cat portraits. One of a kind. No more to be had. Do not hesitate to plunk your money down on this beautiful item. You will not be disappointed,

PS. There is a great dog pillowcase that matches this item. Just sayin'.


Opening Bid: $10.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increments: $2.00 USD

Set of Three Vintage Chicken Watering System, Patent No. 126997

Item: 27


Offered by: Teddy D. Bear

Description: This offer is for a rare vintage chicken watering system. It is thick glass that is easy to clean. You upend a regular sized canning jar (not included) full of water onto the glass watering system (base) and the water comes out as the chickens drink it. Really cool and useful. May be used as a unique decoration or, of course, for chicken watering. Only three of these rare and beautiful items are available.

This is an interesting and useful thing for all the chicken lovers out there.


Opening Bid: $12.00 USD 

Minimum Bid Increments: $1.00 USD

8 oz. Pure Vanilla

Item: 28

Offered by: Staff

Description: Rare and very special this vanilla was created on June 21st, the longest day of the year. The Vanilla beans were sliced open and the seeds painstakingly removed and then seeds and all were dunked in the vodka.   Homemade vanilla takes 6 months to mature so it will be ready for use at the winter solstice. It should be stored in a cupboard out of direct light and shaken up every week or so just to help it diffuse into the alcohol. This will be the best vanilla you have ever used. It already smells yummy.

No, darn it, it can not be certified gluten free because the vodka was distilled from grains....and I don't know which grains.


Opening Bid: $10.00 USD

Minimum bid increments: $1.00 USD

Cheeta Cuddle Throw

Item: 29

Offered by: Teddy D. Bear
Description: Remember those really really soft pillowcases that Staff offered last year? Well this is softer! It is so soft that everyone who touches it wants it. That is why I had to have it for the auction. I wish I could push a corner of it through the screen so you could give it a tiny touch.  It is made from 'double cuddle' so you know it is soft as AbbietheKitty's tummy fur.
This cheeta print throw is 60 inches (or five feet) square and is perfect for lounging in the recliner or for curling up on the couch. Your choice. It is machine washable and dryable and is very light weight while being thick and cuddly.
You could even toss it over the dog bed and make a dog very happy, but I bet Daddy Dog will abscond with it again. Sigh. Poor doggies.

Opening bid $40.00. USD
Minimum bid increments: $5.00 USD

Siamese Twins

Item: 30


Offered by: Rio and Beau

Description:  We are Siamese if you please. Twin Salt and Pepper Shakers who look smack-dab like Blu-Kat. Who can resist their sparkling blue eyes (which the photo does not capture all that well). Believe me they are sparkling because who knows what these two Siamese will get up to when you leave the house.

Size: 4 inches high


Opening Bid: $8.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD

Family Ties

Item: 31


Offered by: Rio and Beau

Description: Every mother's dream to be tied down by twin baby Kats. I think these guys grew up to be Salt and Pepper Shakers, but I am not sure. One thing is for sure these guys are not leaving their mothers side anytime soon.

Size: Momma Kat – 4 ½ inches tall. Kittens are 2 x 1 inches.


Opening Bid: $8.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD

The Boston Beans

Item: 32


Offered by: Rio and Beau

Description: Meet Bozo and Garbonzo Bean of the Boston Bean Terrier family. Playful and silly they will entertain you all day long if you let them. These little figurines are priceless and have been in our friends family for dawg knows how long.

Size: 4 to 5 inches long


Opening Bid: $8.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD

Light of Life Church

Item: 33


Offered by: Beau

Description: This Church is a thing of beauty. The beautiful high gloss finish is amazing to look at. Put a candle under this little Church and it's Shining Glory will amaze and surely blind you.

Size: 10 x 6 inches


Opening Bid: $14.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD

Basket O' Fun

Item: 34

Offered By: Linda the Lurker, Rio and Beau (begrudgingly)


Description: One basket filled with: One hotdog. One hamburger. One cupcake. One big orange ball. Two huge mouth watering biscuits and two little piggies. Who could ask for more fun in one basket?

PS: Beau wants the toys and biscuits back after the auction is over...heh!

Size: 8 x 5 ½ inches


Opening Bid: $24.00 USD

Minimum Bid Increment: $2.00 USD