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Richard Armitage Silent Auction! RASA for JustGiving 2013

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Welcome to the Richard Armitage Silent Auction.

You can read all about the rules of the auction here, so please do so before you bid.

All of the money raised will go to a Richard Armitage JustGiving charity, but which one will be determined based on the poll results, so please take a moment and vote.

To learn more about the charities, please click on the link above where (on the right hand side) you can read about the specific charities.

As way of thanking those who have contributed to the RA Silent Auction, either by donating and bidding, or commenting, reposting, retweeting, reblogging,  I have also prepared a giveaway where you can get your hands on this Thorin Bookmark.

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Please click on the following link to take part in the bookmark giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

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For those who will not be bidding on items but would like to contribute, please click on the Donate button in the sidebar or the link below.

Before I present the items that you can bid on, just a quick reminder!

The aim of a silent auction is to submit via email a bid of what you are willing pay for an item, however the bids are not revealed.

 The highest bid wins.

All bids must be sent via email at RASilentAuction [at] wp.pl, with the number of the item in the subject line, before Monday Dec. 2nd 9pm GMT.

Bids in comments will not be accepted, although please feel free to leave your thought there.

All bids must be in GBP (pounds sterling) and the transfer conducted via Paypal once the auction is won.

Some items have a minimum bid in order to cover their cost of production or because they are rare/one-of-a-kind.

OK, enough with the chatter, let’s get on to the main event!

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Let’s start our auction of with this beautiful handmade and one-of-a-kind Keyring donated by Arkenstone:

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The Hobbit inspired Keyring depicts symbols from the book and movie.

It includes a ring (The One Ring), a bird (A Thrush), a key, dragon (Smaug), a door that opens (Bilbo’s door),  and a stone (the Arkenstone).

It comes with a removable ring and a secret behind Bilbo’s door.

No minimum bid.

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Arkenstone also donated an item that will allow you to start every morning with Richard:

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A 15 ounce (450 ml) Coffee Mug!

 It is a two-toned  blue/white ceramic mug with 1 small picture of
Richard Armitage and 4 of his characters under a sealed finisher.

It cannot be used in a microwave and must be hand-washed and dried, much like Richard himself!

No minimum bid.

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If you need a bit of RA luck, Arky also donated this amazing one-of-a-kind Thorin Charm Bracelet:

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This Thorin’s Quest Charm Bracelet depicts symbols from the book and movie and is a must for any Majestic Dwarf fan!

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It includes a door (Bilbo’s door), a key, a Warg, a ring (The One Ring), a sword (Orcrist) a dragon (Smaug),  a Wizard (Gandalf) a bird (a Thrush), and a stone (the Arkenstone).

These are separated by small green flowers and leaves (Mirkwood).

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It is silver toned and has a lobster claw closure.

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Total length of the charm bracelet is 9½” (22,8 cm).

Minimum bid: 13 GBP

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Guylty is not content with making you *ooof* with her weekly posts, now she wants you to feel that all year round, so she’s created and donated this RA Calendar:

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That’s right! A Richard for every season!

Or as Guylty describes it: a Richard or six a month!

This beautiful and one-of-a-kind calendar consists of the most stunning RA images hand-picked by our photographer extraordinaire!

This calendar is an A3 size (29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches).

Minimum bid: 15 GBP

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Guylty has also prepared another special calendar consisting of images close to her heart:

This Ireland 2014 calendar (30 x 42 cm) contains beautiful photographs of Irish landscapes taken by Ms *ooof* herself.

The calendar shows the beauty of Irelands landscape, dotted with castles and monasteries, steep hills and green fields, framed by the ocean… all captured by Guylty.

Minimum bid: 15 GBP

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Ingrid has donated an item that will be music to your ears:

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If you are in need of hearing Richard’s velvet baritone, The Lords of the North Audiobook, narrated by Richard Armitage is perfect for you!

 The third in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Chronicle series is set in the time of Alfred the Great was released in 2007 and has since become a fan favourite!

This one had me sobbing and laughing out loud and I agree that it may possibly be one of the best audiobooks Richard has recorded to date!

No minimum bid.

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This navy blue T-shirt donated by Perry is the hot item within The Hobbit fandom!

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Worldwide Fan Event New York T-shirt is a size Medium and is in pristine condition, not to mention it was within a dozen meters from Richard!

And if he ever put the T-shirt on, he’d look a bit like this:

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Richard looks mighty pleased with himself and so will you when once you get your hands on this T-shirt.

These are going like hot cakes at online auctions, so here’s your chance to snag this incredibly rare item!

Minimum bid: 15 GBP.

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While we’re on the topic of The Hobbit, Mezz has donated a paperback copy of The Hobbit to round up your dwarf experience:

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Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up in bed with Mr Majestic?

To make reading this Tolkien classic even better, I’m adding this Thorin bookmark:

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It’s made of bronzed metal and has a picture of Thorin “Hot Dwarf” Oakenshield behind a cabochon.

You are bidding for both items together.

No minimum bid.

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Continuing on the theme of lying in bed with a good read, Joanna has donated Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South:

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This is a paperback Penguin edition and is in English.

Richard read this book to prepare for the part of Mr Thornton, and now you can see what all the fuss is about!

I am also adding a Thornton bookmark which will come in handy if you can resist reading Gaskell’s masterpiece cover to cover in one go.

 

It’s made from silver-coloured metal and features a profile of John “Mummy’s Boy” Thornton under a cabochon.

You are bidding for both items together.

Unfortunately, hunky mill owner not included.

No minimum bid.

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Joanna has also donated a copy of Gaskell’s North & South in Polish.

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Książka jest wydawnictwa Świat Książki i jest wymarzoną lekturą dla każdej romantycznej duszyczki!

Dorzucam zakładkę z pięknym profilem Thorntona.

 

Ta metalowa zakładka jest srebrnego koloru i widnieje na niej podobizna Johnu pod kaboszonem.

Dla chętnych dorzucę kilka wacików z bawełny 😉

No minimum bid.

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To continue with the northern theme, I’m donating a John Thornton brooch:

 

I must admit I have a similar one pinned into my winter coat lapel and it’s comforting to have Mr Thornton accompany me as I go about my day.

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It’s a bronze-coloured metal brooch (20×33 mm) with a 18×25 mm cabochon.

You bet that if I actually owned/wore a cravat, I’d be pinning it there too!

No minimum bid.

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Talking about having a dashing handsome character close to you, here’s a Thorin tote bag:

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This linen bag (40×40 cm) is fastened by a wooden button and has zipped pockets inside.

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It’d be the perfect bag to take with you to The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug première, and will easily fit your 3D glasses, some sweets and a bottle of champagne water to celebrate!

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No minimum bid.

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Kelly Duck was inspired by The Hobbit to create this beautiful necklace:

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Kelly created a similar design for the AUJ New Zealand Premiere last year and we all know it was lucky for her, so let’s hope the luck rubs off!

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This is a white glass pearl accented with a burgundy coloured Czech glass leaf.

The metal is antiqued copper, and the chain is approximately 18 in /46 cm in
length.

No minimum bid.

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If one adorable acorn necklace wasn’t enough to spoil us, Kelly has also donated this version:

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This necklace contains a dark brown glass pearl accented with a light amber
coloured Czech glass leaf.

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The metal is antiqued brass, and the chain is approximately 18 in./46 cm. in length.

No minimum bid.

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If this picture of Richard Armitage intrigues you:

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…then Serverine has donated the perfect prize for you!

Get your hands on the Malice Aforethought DVD featuring a moustached Richard Armitage.

It’s the perfect item to round up your Armitage DVD collection!

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Format: NTSC on DVD-R
 Region: Multi-region ‘0’(free) so will play worldwide, including PAL DVD players.
Source: copy/transfer from DVD import to allow play worldwide.
Quality: 8.5/10 (better than video)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 – 1.33:1 (not widescreen)
Number of discs: 1
Language: English (no subtitles)
Classification: Unrated
Studio: Wgbh / Pbs
Run Time: 150 minutes

No minimum bid.

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If moustached Richard is not your mug cup of tea, CDoat has just the thing for you:

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This mug features an image of ‘our’ King Richard – film king and king of fans in real life.

It’s a 11 oz (325 ml) ringer mug with coloured handle and rim.

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 It is dishwasher and microwave safe, in other words Richard in a crown will withstand (almost) any machine treatment.

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Wrap your hands around this beautiful mug and keep them toasty!

Minimum bid 18 GBP.

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Although Richard makes us feel all warm and fuzzy, sometimes that just doesn’t cut it, so Obscura has the perfect solution:

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This scarf is hand-made from a cotton blend yarn and is 266 cm/105 in long and will brighten up even the most gloomy day!

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Talk about a labour of love, Obscura had to pry the neon yarn from her daughter’s hands.

Now that’s  taking one for the (Armitage) team, all for a great cause!

No minimum bid.
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Here’s fifty shades of grey… and pink that Obscura knows you’ll love!

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This beautiful hand-made scarf is woven by elves by Obscura from cotton blend yarn and is 202 cm/79.5 in long.

I’ve asked a very special model to show us how the scarf can be worn:

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Not bad Richard, now work that catwalk park lane!

No minimum bid.

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The author Trudy Brasure needs no introduction to the avid North and South fans.

Trudy has donated a paperback copy of her N&S continuation A Heart for Milton: A Tale from North and South.

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When Margaret Hale hastily rejected the wealthy industrialist’s fervent marriage proposal, she could not have foreseen the events that would lead her to change her mind and open her heart. But was it too late now to let the handsome, brooding mill owner know? Based on the novel North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, this book weaves a change near the end of the original plot to create a romantic continuation of an enduring love story.  A Heart for Milton brings to life all of Gaskell’s rich characters: Nicholas Higgins, Hannah Thornton, Henry Lennox, Mr. Bell, and others. But at its core, this tale unfolds the joy, hope, passion, and fulfillment of the love forged between John Thornton and Margaret Hale as the reader follows their journey through the uncertainties of their engagement to the trials encountered in their first year of marriage …and beyond.

I am also adding a Thornton bookmark, although I guarantee you won’t want to put this book down till you’re done.

This metal bookmark is bronze-coloured and features our dashing mill owner under a cabochon.

You are bidding on both items together.

No minimum bid.

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If you are already a fan of Trudy Brasure’s writing, this item is an extra special treat.

She has donated a copy of her brand new book In Consequence.

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The book isn’t out of print yet and you will receive a copy hot off the press mid December.

The winner of this auction will literally be one of the first people to get their hands on the book!

Trudy is very hush hush about the details of the plot, but if her previous book is anything to go by, this one will be a corker!

No minimum bid.

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If there’s too much Thornton for your taste, the wonderful Charlotte Hawkins is throwing in some ebook Grizzly Gizzy into the mix and has donated:

The Tempest: A Guy of Gisborne Story

Book 1 in the Gisborne Series

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Guy of Gisborne, a man of great darkness and sin, meets the woman who will be his redemption… Sir Guy is a fierce, brooding knight. He is both feared and scorned by those under his command. But under his harsh exterior lies a tortured soul, haunted by his many sins… Cassia is a peasant healer, with a secret longing for the fearsome lord Gisborne. When fate thrusts him into her hands, she soon finds he lives up to his fearsome reputation. But she also learns there is more to him than meets the eye… Soon they are drawn into a passionate love affair, one that will alter both of their lives forever…

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My Lady Gisborne: A Love Story

Book 2 in the Gisborne Series

My Lady Gisborne

Lady Evelyn Gisborne desires to be a proper young noble-woman, but independence runs strong in her blood. She follows her heart as well as her head, and temptation soon beckons her in the form of a handsome rogue.  René Jean-Bastien is clever, bold…and forbidden, for she has been promised to another. Simon Jean Carré, Marquis of Laroque,  is a born soldier. His life is commited to the pursuit of battle and the honor of the knight’s code. When he journies to the Gisborne estate, his only intention is to meet his promised bride. But he soon finds himself entwined in the life of a most unusual family…and falling in love with the woman he has sworn to keep at a distance. Evelyn is torn between two loves. Will she choose the man to whom she is promised…or the dashing thief who has stolen her heart?

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The Baron’s Lady

Book 3 in the Gisborne Series

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Owen Gisborne is a knight in training. He vows not to lose his heart to a woman, but only to dedicate himself to the prestige of his warrior’s class. But to be a Gisborne is to love with a great passion, even if it goes against the rules…

You are bidding on the entire set of 3 ebooks from the Gisborne Series!

The Gisborne’s will have you steaming hot under the collar!

Format: Mobi for Kindle

No minimum bid.

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NEW ITEM!!!!!

Well, hello there Mr Postman, do you have something in your bag for me?

Ela has kindly donated an awesome Thorin treat:

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There are TWO Thorin stamps up for grabs!

The stamps go to the top and second largest bid (one stamp each), so if you want both, bid big 🙂

No minimum bid.

Armitage Silent auction thanks you

I hope you enjoy the items on offer at the RA Silent Auction, dream big and bid big!

The auction will run till Monday 9am GMT, so make sure your get your bids in by then.

I will be contacting the winners on Tuesday, as well as the raffle winner.

Enjoy 🙂

EDIT:

The Auction is already over and a huge THANK YOU! to all of those who took part!

I will be contacting the winners today (Monday) with details regarding the Paypal transfers.

If you have any questions please contact me at rasilentauction [at] wp.pl

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