2017 Online Auction

Bidding for Good
2017 Online Auction

October 30 through November 10 at Bidding for Good.

From October 30 through November 10, 2017, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will hold its online auction through “Bidding for Good.”

The HHRC’s online auction is a wonderful opportunity to take home some wonderful gifts while also supporting the work of the HHRC! Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, unique antiques, or beautiful artwork, the HHRC’s on-line auction has something for everyone.

Orr’s Island Sweet Retreat

All proceeds from the online auction will benefit the educational programming of the HHRC.

A website for the auction is forthcoming. Stay tuned!

Current auction items include:

Fine Art

  • “Waiting,” a hot wax encaustic painting by Falmouth artist Anne Strout.
    • Estimated value: $300
  • Pen and ink print of Augusta’s Fort Western by Maine artist Dan Cake. Signed by the artist. Measures 18” x 24” with green matte on tan inner border.
    • Estimated value: $50
  • Seascape painting of Cape Cod dunegrass and ocean under a grey sky. Signed by the artist, Jane Burns. Acrylic on wood. Measures 15.25” x 27.25” with gold frame.
    • Estimated value: $10
  • Framed set of six hand-tinted engraving magazine prints: “Home Magazine,” engraved by Capewell & Kimmel in June, November, and December 1859; “Graham’s Magazine,” engraved by Toudouze and imported from Le Follet, 1849; and “Les Modes Parisiennes,” engraved and printed by Illman Brothers, February and March, 1864. Measures 23.75” x 24.75” with gold frame.
    • Estimated value:  $100
  • Eastern-European style circular papercut folk art. White-on-black paper featuring six musicians and birds. Measures 21” x 21” with silver frame.
    • Estimated value: $100
  • An archival digital print of an original collage, “Gilsland Autumn,” created by Robin Brooks. Robin Brooks lives in Topsham and teaches at the Williams-Cone School. This print is numbered 1 of 50.
    • Estimated value: $75.00
  • “After the Fall” Photograph: Matted color photograph entitled, “After the Fall,” by photographer Steve Black of Orr’s Island, Maine. For more information and to see other works, visit: http://steveblackphotos.com 
    • Estimated value: $95.00
  •  Hand-painted candlestick and yellow vintage plate: This lovely handpainted candlestick has been lovingly created by Bath, Maine artist, Tania Hennessy of “A Second Look.” Rich red candlestick is adorned with white and yellow flowers and a black-and-white checkered rim. Comes with vintage yellow plate with rounded corners, and a small white candle.
    • Estimated value: $45


  • Blue stone pendant on silver necklace with silver drop earrings.
    • Estimated value: $104
  • Three-strand champagne pearls and citrine necklace with gold links. Two matching earrings with gold hoops.
    • Estimated value: $195
  • 3D snowflake earrings from Goose Pond. Three concentric circles with snowflake center. Imitation rhodium plated, gold filled or solid sterling wires.
    • Estimated value: $20.00
  • Clip-On Earrings: These lovely estate jewelry earrings will appeal to anyone of discriminating taste!
    • Estimated value: $25
  • Sam Shaw Earrings: These pierced earrings are by highly-regarded, award-winning jewelry designer Sam Shaw of Northeast Harbor, Maine. Made of hammered silver and Maine beach stones, they are as unique and bold as the Maine coast itself! Similar earrings are available only in fine craft shops in Maine and throughout the US. For more information, visit: http://www.shawjewelry.com/
    • Estimated value: $240.00
  • Officially licensed MLB Alex & Ani Energy charm bracelet with Boston Red Sox logo  and three charms. Silver finish.
    • Estimated value: $38
  • Officially Licensed NFL Alex & Ani charm bracelet with New England Patriots logo and three charms. Gold finish.
    • Estimated value: $32

Clothing and Accessories

  • “Classic Made in Maine Edition” RFID-blocking front pocket wallet. Contains three slots and one plastic sleeve. Bourbon color, full-grain leather. Crafted by Rogue Industries in Standish, Maine.
    • Estimated value: $45
  • RFID-blocking eleven-slot clutch. Comes with three dividers,  two large accordion pockets, zippered coin pocket, and detachable wrist strap. Two-tone color with black cover flap. Premium Napa leather. Imported by Rogue Industries in Standish, Maine.
    • Estimated value: $48
  • Liberty Graphics T-Shirts and Onesie with fun local prints
    • Estimated value: $75
  • Uncommon Paws designer dog leash and collar
    • Estimated value: $49


  • Three-night Stay in New York City: Spend three nights in an elegant East Village apartment in the heart of New York City! Guests will find respite in the apartment’s private backyard garden with a neighborhood market and fine Italian dining only steps away. Visit www.vrbo.com/378737 for more photos and reviews!
    • Estimated value: $1350.00
  • One-Night Stay at the Bailey Island Motel: Enjoy a relaxing night’s stay at the Bailey Island Motel nestled on tranquil Bailey Island in Midcoast Maine. Voucher is good for dates between May and October, 2018.
    • Estimated value: $150
  • Sugarloaf Chalet and Ski Package: Spend three days and two nights at a romantic chalet in the heart of Sugarloaf. This rustic cabin sleeps 5 and has a full kitchen with electricity, heat and running water. Includes two one-day lift tickets (non-holiday) for the 2017-2018 ski season.
    • Estimated value: $890
  • One-Week Stay at “Sweet Retreat” on Orr’s Island: Enjoy a one-week stay at the lovely “Sweet Retreat” cottage resting in the heart of Orr’s Island. Renovated in 2011, Sweet Retreat boasts a modern style and amenities, as well as distant ocean views to the east and west, making this the perfect cottage for a seaside getaway! Inside you’ll find an open kitchen, living, and dining area, one bedroom with a full bed, and a bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The living area opens to a nice back deck offering distant easterly ocean views. For more information, visit: http://www.mainestayvacations.com/vacation-rental-home.asp?PageDataID=137887 
    • Estimated value: $1000.00


  • $40 gift card to Frontier Café restaurant, bar, cinema, and gallery located in Brunswick, Maine at the historic Fort Andross mill complex. For more information, visit their website: https://www.explorefrontier.com/  E
    • Estimated value: $40
  • Breakfast in Bed Package: Heather blue Colby College tailgate blanket with embroidered Colby “C”. So soft! One handcrafted wooden Colby College serving tray, two white Colby College plates, and two blue Colby College mugs. Includes Land O’ Lakes hot cocoa, Twinings tea, Ghirardelli chocolates, pumpkin cookies, and Colby College paper napkins.
    • Estimated value: $105
  • Vervacious Balsamic and Spice Gift Set.
    • Estimated value: $147
  • The Flatbread Company: $25 Gift Certificate to the Flatbread Company. Enjoy some all-natural wood-fired pizza!
    • Estimated value: $25
  • The Chef’s Cupboard: $20 gift certificate to The Chef’s Cupboard in Auburn, Maine, for hand-crafted gourmet spices, and more!
    • Estimated value: $20

Unique Experiences

  • Baseball: Four general admission seats at Hadlock Field for one Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball game during the 2018 season. Must be redeemed by September 2018. Tickets are subject to availability.
    • Estimated value: $36.00
  • Baseball: Four box seats (Section 109, Row F) at Hadlock Field for one Portland Sea Dogs minor league baseball game during the 2018 season. Date of game to be determined between item winner and season ticket holder.
    • Estimated value: $44.00
  • Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.: 4 admission tickets!
    • Estimated Value: $120
  • Interior Design: Gift certificate for an Interior Design Power Hour with interior designer, Jeanne Handy, of Jeanne Handy Designs. Get answers to your interior design questions, from color and furnishings to potential space redesigns, with this one-hour consultation for your home or business.
    • Estimated value: $150.00
  • Concert: Ticket voucher good for two tickets at the Maine State Music Theatre to one show of Million Dollar Quartet. Voucher must be used between June 6 and June 10, 2018.
    • Estimated value: $100.00
  • Leopard Girls Concert and 2 Bonus CDs: Leopard Girls is a local 5-piece band that performs a wide variety of original compositions and cover tunes. The winning bidder gets three hours of fun musical entertainment at a date and time chosen by the bidder. The winning bidder also gets 2 bonus CDs of Leopard Girls music.
    • Estimated value: $300
  • One-Hour Reflexology Session: Experience a one-hour reflexology session with certified reflexologist Nancy Butler-Smith. Each session begins with a warm foot bath, then a comfortable reclining chair where Nancy will pressure point the reflexes on your feet or hands or both, and finishes with a relaxing oil rub. For more information, visit: http://www.reflexologyofmaine.org 
    • Estimated value: $454
  • Full-body Massage: 60-minute full body massage at Aon Wellness Center in Falmouth, Maine
    • Estimated value: $90

Antiques & Collectibles

  • Early 1900s silver-plated antique pitcher with raised design on two sides. Bottom etching reads: “Community Plate 11962”. Measures 10”H x 8.5”W.
    • Estimated value: $125
  • Gently used antique brass candlesticks, 11” high with 5.5” diameter base, and two pure beeswax long-burning handmade rolled candles.
    • Estimated value: $75
  • Forged metal two-candle holder with two human silhouette shapes in red and black. Measures 14” high with 4” diameter base.
    • Estimated value: $50
  • Collectible German hiking medals from 1981 and 1982 volkswanderung and volksmarch non-competitive leisure hikes in Germany and the United States.
    • Estimated value: $150
  •  1960s Scheurich vase from West Germany. Multicolor painted exterior with superb glaze and iridescent blue-green interior finish. Model 513-30. Measures 12 in. high with approximately 6 in. diameter at widest point.
    • Estimated value: $450
  • Uncirculated 2015 American Eagle Silver Dollar containing one troy ounce of .999 silver. Held in plastic sleeve and blue felt box.
    • Estimated value: $65
  • 10 circular glass coasters with curlicue rims and raised center design. Measure 4” in diameter.
    • Estimated value: $ 50
  • Wide, low-seated oak rocking chair with three-slatted ladder back. Gently used.
    • Estimated value: $40.00 
  • Four unopened Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers action figures.  Great toys and collector’s items! Still in original packaging! Collection includes two 8” Karate Action Power Rangers (Zack and Jason) and two 5” Auto Morphin’ Power Rangers (Tommy and Jason).
    • Estimated value: $120.00
  • Handsome, gently used antique sterling silver pocket flask. Carries English hallmark engravings on top, front, and bottom. Rounded button spin top.
    • Estimated value: $150
  • Vintage sterling silver shot glass with chainmail-like bottom half, smooth top half, and bordered rim. Etched in cursive with the tagline, “Only A Thimble Full.” A rare delight!
    • Estimated value: $75
  • Vintage sterling silver kiddush cup. Etched with Star of David and floral design in ellipses that circulate the piece.
    • Estimated value: $75
  •  Classic LP Collection! Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, the Rolling Stones, and more!
    • Estimated value: $75