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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], 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:


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:


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:


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:


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.


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

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:


…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!


(DVD cover may differ from the one above)

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:

Mug front

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.

Mug back

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:


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!


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!


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.


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.


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

The Tempest

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…


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?


The Baron’s Lady

Book 3 in the Gisborne Series


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

Ela has kindly donated an awesome Thorin treat:


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 🙂


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]

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68 responses »

  1. Oh my Goodness me – that is all FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would like to bid on them ALL. What to do, what to do?????????
    Best bit: To see the RArmy so creative and willing to give. That is PRICELESS! Well done all.
    (Sorry for shouting – am sooo excited!!!)

    • RIGHT (shouting too)?!? I so want every item up for grabs! The bids are coming in, I hope this continues because I want EVERY item to find a new loving home 🙂 BTW, can you have a look at Susanna’s comment to this post regarding the RA calendar.

  2. Reblogged this on Guy-lty Pleasure and commented:
    This is my first ever re-blog – because this is fabulous on so many levels. A big hug to the generous Army and the fantastic Agzy who is organising this.
    Go on and bid bid bid… 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on the armitage effect and commented:
    The RA Silent Auction is now underway! Be sure and check out all the wonderful items donated by RA bloggers and fans, including some quite familiar around these parts. 😉

  4. Thank you Agzy and hope the auction will be successful !!!

    • Thanks Nadia, I hope so too 🙂 It’s out of my hands now and down to the bidders, so I hope they will feel generous and the items will catch their eye!

  5. I was wondering if it’d be possible to order the RA calendar just without the auction? I’m also a fan of Jason Isaacs and on his fansite (Lost Girls) it is possible to pre-order the calendar and the money goes for charity (after the expences have been taken off). I thought that RA’s army would be big enough for some similar thingy 🙂

  6. A reblogué ceci sur April's violet and commented:
    Richard Armitage Silent Auction! RASA for JustGiving 2013. 🙂

  7. Reblogged this on The Arkenstone Blog and commented:
    Let the bids begin! Be sure to read all the rules first!

  8. Sorry for the silly question, but I’m afraid I don’t know how it works. All the bids have to pay or only the winners? Thank you for this excellent initiative!

    • There are no silly questions 🙂
      You email me the sum you are willing to pay for an item. All of the bids are secret. On Monday the person who offers the most for the item wins.
      If someone bids higher than you then you don’t have to pay for anything.
      Only the highest bidder wins the item, transfers the money for the item via paypal and then is sent the item directly from the person who donated it.
      I hope this clears things up 🙂

  9. Nov. 29, 2013–I put your link up in RAFN. Best of luck to you!

  10. Yay, thanks Angie, I was pleasantly overwhelmed by the amount of people willing to donate items, although I’ve always know there are many generous people within our fandom. Without them it’d be a very lean silent auction.
    I’ve literally still been adding items in the past 24 hours, it’s the gift that keeps on giving 😉
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for that cheque to arrive in time as there are so many awesome items up for grabs. I have a serious case of “me likey, me want” but unfortunately I can’t take part and have to watch them find other happy homes.

    • The check probably won’t get here until Monday, but I might be able to go ahead and bid on a couple of things. I spied something that would be good for my sister’s January birthday.

  11. Reblogged this on Well, There You Go … and commented:
    Cool stuff, for a good cause, in the name of a terrific guy … check out Agzym’s RASA.

  12. Reblogged this on crystalchandlyre and commented:
    Early Christmas shopping!

  13. Everything is so beautiful! Things like this is what make this “army” great and lovely.

    Sadly I can’t bid but I wish Good luck for everyone! 😀

    • Thanks, I think it’s a pretty swell bunch of stuff and they are all so tempting 🙂
      Sorry you can’t bid, maybe if there’s an RA auction in 2014?

      • Maybe… if I decide to get a credit card (Just cash for me, I’ve less debts that way.)


        • Well, perhaps a debit card? That way you have the benefit of plastic without the headache of over drafting. Just to tempt you a little, it’s actually very easy to open a Paypal account and to transfer money onto it. That way you only spend what you put on it, no risk of overspending.
          I’m just tempting you though (like a used car salesman), maybe you’ll pop over to and see how easy it is 😉

          • LOL! you’re hilarious! …you could work for a bank 😉 but thanks, I’m the kind of client who doesn’t persuade so easily 😀 😀 Kisses!!!!

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  15. Reblogged this on Me + Richard Armitage and commented:
    Lots of cool stuff to look at — neat stuff to wear or have on your desk — time to get our charitable on!

  16. Reblogged this on Obsessive Behavior and commented:
    Silent auction for charity starts TODAY!! YAY! Have fun, all!!

  17. Ale cuda, Agzym ! 😀

  18. Reblogged this on Musings of a wandering duck…. and commented:
    A great event for a grReAt cause! Agzy has put a lot of work into a wonderful silent auction full of goodies. Lets make sure it pays off. Go bid on a lovely Hobbity necklace, made by yours truly, and lots of other goodies. 🙂

  19. Way to go Agzy!! So many great items to choose from too. One question for clarification before I bid. What region code is the Malice Aforethought DVD? Also, do you need a separate email for each item I bid on?

  20. Ależ cudeńka oferujesz Agzy<3 Niestety nie jestem w stanie brać udziału w tej aukcji ( a są tu co najmniej dwie rzeczy o których marzę…ech…) Ale trzymam kciuki i podziwiam Twój wkład pracy.

  21. Thank you for all your hard work, Agzy, and thanks to everyone who made a donation! There’s some lovey stuff here.

    • I’m in awe of how many wonderful people donated lovely items. Now we need to find new homes for all the RA goodies and support an RA charity in the process 🙂

  22. Reblogged this on Lady M of Gisborne and commented:
    AgzyM at I Want to be a Pinup items up for the Richard Armitage Silent Auction for his JustGiving charities.

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  24. Reblogged this on Armitage Agonistes and commented:
    What a great collection Agzy has acquired for the auction including some fabulous hand-made items.

  25. littlesallyboots (Hannah A)

    Oh my! What a beautiful collection of Armi items! Well done to all who involved. Amaaaazing work!! ^-^

  26. How fabulous! Good luck to all who are bidding! Thank you, Miss Pin Up Lady, for organizing. I can’t link, unfortunately, due to the limitations of my phone but I’ll reTweet like a madwoman!

  27. I love how Richard was able to model some of the items. Lol! Need me a Thornton bookmark or brooch! Lovely scarves. I can’t knit or crochet or anything so profitably crafty.

  28. I hope I can win something, I’m not usually lucky, but this year I deserve something good 🙂

  29. Hat dies auf Unkraut vergeht nicht….oder doch? rebloggt und kommentierte:
    Am Mittwoch habe ich schonmal über eine Charity Auktion berichtet und nun ist es so weit.
    Bis einschließlich morgen könnte mitsteigern und mitentscheiden für welchen guten Zweck das Geld, das zusammenkommt gespendet wird. Viel Glück allen Bietern!

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  31. Late as usual, but congratulations on a wonderful Auction. I will post on my blog … and have a go at bidding 🙂

  32. Agzy – the email I send keeps bouncing. (Sorry to clog up comments section). If it doesn’t work, I’ll send a donation instead 🙂

  33. Just bid on a couple of items! What fun and what a great idea for charity! ^_^

  34. Fantastic idea, Agzy and extremely well organised. My bids are in!

    • Excellent 🙂 And thank you I hope everyone shares your opinion because I’ve put in time and heart into the auction! And yes, it’s been so much fun so far.

  35. Reblogged this on Ancient Armitage and commented:
    I seem to do reblogs wrong everytime, so let’s see if this works…
    Still time left to place your bids…

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