2019 NMA Shorey Silent Auction

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Break out those wish lists and warm up those credit cards…

It’s Silent Auction Time again! 

As we have at every annual conference since 2002, NMA has hosted the “Shorey Silent Auction” to raise funds for the NMA Leadership Speech Contest, which provides the opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to acquire a greater understanding of the role leadership plays, to practice and hone the art of public speaking, and to compete for cash prizes along the way!  (You can learn more about the Speech Contest and the Auction here: 2019 Silent Auction)  And for our donors and winning bidders, the contributions you make are not only essential to keeping the Speech Contest going, but they are also tax-deductible.

The Auction, as always, will provide a wide variety of items generously donated by our NMA chapters, sponsors and members – from baskets of regional “goodies”, to scale models of planes, to jewelry and purses, to…something for virtually everyone!  For a number of years now, NMA has also partnered with Charity Fundraisers to provide a few selections of exciting autographed (and authenticated) items, from sports memorabilia, to record albums, to movie and television posters, to items of legends from many fields – all signed by the film stars, musicians and athletes that we all know and love!  The list below will give a “sneak peak” at those particular auction items available in this year’s Silent Auction.

 Each item in the Auction will have a “minimum bid” amount and a “Bell Ringer” amount.  Any item can be immediately yours at the Bell Ringer price!  And for our “special” items listed below, Charity Fundraisers can sometimes (but not always as there is a limited amount of these items in the universe!) provide an additional item for that lucky second (or third…) bidder – as long as the winning bid is matched!  If you want to get an early bid in on any of the items listed below, feel free to contact Cathy Longo at clongo@bcbsm.com .  Cathy will even take “virtual” bids if you (or someone you know) won’t be able to make it to Portland and REALLY want one of the items below!  You can also let Cathy know in advance what you or your chapter might be bringing to Portland to donate to the Auction!

So start making your shopping lists now, and please remember to visit the Silent Auction in Portland – come early and bid oftenand don’t forget… if you want to get an early bid in on any of the items listed below, feel free to contact Cathy Longo at clongo@bcbsm.com . 

Star Wars Legends:  Custom designed collage with ten autographs, custom framed (16X20) with “Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope” logo cut in the matting of the frame in silver on black background.  Includes a RARE cut signature of Sir Alec Guinness who played Obi-Wan Kenobi and passed away in the year 2000.  This museum quality piece is also signed by:  Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (d. 12/27/2016) (Princess Leia), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (d. 4/30/2019) (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (d. 8/13/2016) (R2-D2), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), George Lucas (Director) and John Williams (Composer).  Starting Bid for this item is set at $990.  Bell Ringer price is $1,125. 

Game of Thrones; Custom Framed (11×14) photos and autographs of Game of Thrones cast members Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow).  Starting Bid for this item is set at $495.  Bell Ringer price is $562.  

American Astronauts: This is an extremely RARE item, featuring five photographs and autographs of astronauts Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, John Glenn (d. 12/8/2016) and James Lovell, as well as an official NASA patch in an 11×14 custom frame.  Starting Bid for this item is $715.  Bell Ringer price is $812.

Arnold Palmer (d. 9/25/2016)/Jack Nicklaus Masters Flag:  This Masters Flag is custom framed in cherry wood, with two official Masters patches, two 5×7 black and white vintage photos, and custom nameplate.  This is a museum quality piece and very rare as both Mr. Palmer and Mr. Nicklaus added the years they won the Masters Championship.  It is signed in the following manner:  “Arnold Palmer 1958, 1960, 1952, 1964” and Jack Nicklaus 1963, 65, 66, 72, 75, 86”.  There is only one of this item available for this auction.  Starting bid is set at $1,210.  Bell Ringer price is $1,375.

Beatles Abbey Road Album: This extremely rare, museum quality item comes in its own custom designed imported ornate black frame moulding (solid wood) with double laser cut “The Beatles” Official Logo into the matting in silver on black background. The official record album cover of “Abbey Road” autographed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, the “Abbey Road” official vinyl record album, and 4 official full unused replica Beatles Concert tickets from September 3, 1​9​64 – State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN, August 15, 1965 – Shea Stadium, Flushing, NY, August 15, 1966 – D.C Stadium, Washington, DC and August 21, 1966 – Bush Memorial Stadium, St. Louis, MO come framed with an custom engraved nameplate – museum quality.  There is only one of this item available for this auction.  Starting Bid is set at $1,265.  Bell Ringer price is $1,438.  

Avengers Endgame: This museum quality custom framed (16×20) item bears 11 autographs and comes custom designed with an Avengers Endgame logo cut in the matting in silver on the red background.  The item is signed by: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Chris Evans (Captain America), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow).  Starting Bid for this item is $990.  Bell Ringer price is $1,125.

Royal Caribbean Cruise for Two:  Enjoy an Ocean View stateroom for two for a four or five night cruise to the Bahamas or Caribbean, available year round (with the exception of black out dates in the last two weeks of December)!  The Bahamas cruise departs from Miami and Port Canaveral and includes ports such as Key West, Nassau and CocoCay (Royal Caribbean’s private destination).  The Caribbean option departs from Port Canaveral, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa or Miami and include ports such as Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, Key West, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Labadee, Haiti (another of Royal Caribbean’s private beach destinations.  The cruise is based on double occupancy and is inclusive of all cruises fare, taxes and gratuities – and includes all standard meals (except specialty restaurants and outlets), on-board entertainment, activities and a state-of-the-art fitness center.  Shore and land excursions are not included.  Upgrade to a higher stateroom category or adding a third or fourth guest to the statement is possible, subject to additional fees and availability. Ports, ships, itineraries, sailing dates and availability are subject to change.  Reservations must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Air and ground transportation is not included.   Starting Bid for this item is $2,035.  Bell Ringer price is $2,312.

Individually Numbered Limited Edition Autographed Rolling Stones “50 Years” Record Album Display:  This item is autographed by: The Rolling Stones – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.  It comes in its own custom designed imported black frame with “The Rolling Stones” text double laser-cut into the matting in shimmering glitter red on black suede background, The Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed” Album Cover (autographed by all 5 band members in blue sharpie marker), The Rolling Stones “Let It Bleed” Vinyl Record Album, A Rolling Stones “50 Years” Lithograph, A Rolling Stones Official “Established 1962” Patch, A Rolling Stones Official “50 Years” Patch, A Rolling Stones Official 10 Inch Mini Guitar With Official Logo, 10 Vintage Replica Full Unused Concert Tickets from: May 22, 1976 – Earls Court, London, England, October 17, 1981- Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA, June 11, 1982 – Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany, July 11, 1982 – Stadio Comunale, Turin, Italy, June 27, 1982 – Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, England, July 16, 1995 – Wembley Stadium, London, England, June 16, 1998 – Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, March 26, 1999 – Hang Ups, Chicago, IL, April 10, 2003 – Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand and July 30, 2003 – Downsview Park, Toronto, ON, Canada and custom engraved nameplate. This is a museum quality charity auction item and is forensically authenticated in person by Forensic Document Analysis and Examination Services.  There’s only 50 available in the world and each one is numbered in the edition #1 of #50, #2 of #50, etc. on the custom engraved nameplate and certificate of authenticity.  All items in this display grade a 10. Gem Mint!  This is a Charity Fundraising Exclusive item and is not available anywhere else.  There is only one of this item available for this auction.  Starting Bid is $1,925.  Bell Ringer price is $2,187.