Antiques, collectibles, cars, coins at ARF benefit auction in Conn., Oct. 14 A 2013 Camaro convertible and a VIP package for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans are just two of the items bidders will find at the first-ever auction to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation Oct. 14.
News-Antique.com - Oct 06,2012 - (TERRYVILLE, Conn.) – A shiny new red 2013 Camaro convertible, a VIP package for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans valued at $35,000, a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and an antique Eli Terry pillar-and-scroll clock are just a few of the items bidders will find at the first-ever auction to benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation (or ARF), slated for Sunday, Oct. 14.
The auction will begin promptly at noon (EST), at ARF’s shelter facility, located at 366 Main Street in Terryville (zip: 06786). The event will be conducted by Tim’s, Inc., a Bristol-based auction firm whose owner, Tim Chapulis, contacted ARF with the idea of staging a benefit auction. The money will go toward ARF’s very survival; the group subsists solely on donations.
“Step one was getting people and businesses in Terryville, Bristol and the surrounding communities to step up with some great items for this auction, and that has happened in a big way,” said Tim Chapulis of Tim’s, Inc. “Now, step two will be for a huge crowd to turn out and support the Animal Rescue Foundation and bid on these many wonderful items. That’s the plan.”
The auction is not short on blockbuster items. The Camaro, red with a black convertible top, comes courtesy of Terryville Chevrolet and is brand new, with many desirable options. It is parked on the ARF shelter property, for public viewing. The Harley-Davidson motorcycle is from Yankee Harley-Davidson in Bristol. The Eli Terry clock is from one of Chapulis’ clients.
The 2013 Super Bowl XLVII VIP package includes four nights of accommodations in New Orleans, round-trip air fare for two (from anywhere in the continental U.S.), two lower level corner tickets, post-game on-field access, VIP express entry to the game and in-stadium hospitality. Other trip packages will also be auctioned, for Maui (Hawaii), Paris and Las Vegas.
Other vehicles will feature a classic fire engine red 1955 Chevrolet two-door hard-top with a beautiful black and white leather interior, 350 cubic inch engine and four-speed Muncie transmission, fully restored and in mint condition; and a 1993 black 500SL Mercedes Benz convertible, with hard top and soft top and black leather interior, in excellent running condition. A completely different kind of vehicle will also be offered – a 1955 Allis-Chalmers Track X bulldozer, with tracks that are about four years old (the bulldozer will not be on-site at the event).
Coins and currency will include silver coins, rolls of Kennedy half-dollars in brilliant uncirculated condition, mint and proof sets, and paper money. Fans of antiques will love the Currier & Ives-like horse-drawn sleigh and the buckboard wagon in excellent condition. Also sold will be a unique antique bird’s-eye maple bedroom set and a Chippendale chest of drawers.
Estate jewelry will feature diamond rings (one appraised at over $12,000, another at over $6,000), antique diamond rings (over 1 carat, some with platinum and gold settings), a one-of-a-kind sterling silver puppy charm with jade accent piece, assorted bracelets and necklaces, gold items and other estate jewelry pieces