MHPN Fall Benefit Auctions Sneak Peak

One of the most popular features of the MHPN Annual Fall Benefit is the auctions. That is right, AUCTIONS, plural! Every year we have a wonderful array of items in our silent auction, plus the over-the-top features of a live auction.

If you’ve never been to an MHPN live auction – it comes as a highly recommended experience. The generosity of the MHPN supporters is clearly evident, as bid are made on antique furniture, wonderful vacation destinations, and even a chance to directly support the MHPN Field Representative’s work by buying their time! All of the craziness will be led again the calm guidance of perennial MHPN Auctioneer, Mr. Terry O’Connor.

Do you need further incentive to attend the Fall Benefit? The following is a list of some of the wonderful donations to be featured in the live and silent auctions.

  • Lesson by the Arthur Murray Dance Studio
  • 2 passes for the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Detroit Area Memorabilia Basket, including; stainless steel fork and knife from J.L. Hudson’s flagship Detroit store restaurant, Cranbrook School bronze crane (2″x 2″), Celebrating Saarinen GM Technical Center CD, Blank card – Griswold Street, Post Card – Tiger Stadium, Tiger Stadium booklet by Richard J. Moss, 1976, The Making of the Model T – 100th Anniversary Exhibit Booklet
  • 1 year family membership to the Detroit Historical Museum and Dossin Great Lakes Museum
  • 2 tickets to a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert during 2011-2012 season
  • Detroit Zoological Society – 4 admission tickets
  • Certificate for one stress-relieving treatment at the Douglas J. Aveda Institute
  • 1830s antique desk
  • 4 tickets to Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village
  • 2 tickets for the S.S. Badger, the famous Lake Michigan Carferry                            
  • 2 tickets to any Lansing Lugnuts 2012 game
  • hour of antique appraisal services ($200 value)
  • 2 tickets for the MSU Museum Chocolate Party
  • 2 tickets to the MSU Museum Wine Tasting
  • 2 sample packets with tote bags from the Ann Arbor based Old House Gardens
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Pewabic Pottery – includes a 1-year membership to Pewabic Society and a 4×4 Detroit skyline tile
  • 8×10 ink line drawing of home or business done by MHPN Board Member, Randy Case, AIA
  • 2 tickets to University of Michigan Homecoming Game on 10.29.11
  • Imported from Detroit package including t-shirt, bumper sticker, poster
  • 9 modern plate glass shelves from a mid-century ranch
  • 2 tickets for any bike tour by Wheelhouse Detroit
  • Framed 8 x 10 photograph – “Lenox Angel,” a detail of Detroit’s now demolished Madison-Lenox building
  • Basket with 2 eco art bags
  • Week or weekend stay at a beautiful Saugatuck, MI cottage
  • Gift certificate for 2 for a workshop at the Glass Academy in Dearborn, MI
  • Line drawing of Wayne State University’s David Mackenzie House
  • Framed collection of 6 Michigan lighthouse photographs
  • “Your Michigan State University Library” – collection containing 3 MSU-related books, wood MSU picture frame, MSU heritage notecards, MSU Sesquicentennial bookmark, MSU pen
  • Dinner for 4 at Jim Turner’s historic Arden Park, Detroit home
  • 2 mid-century lamps
  • Winter Wardrobe package including: Scarf Shawl, D-Bond Black Wool Cape from Ecuador, Hand-made wool clutch bag, Vintage Red Plaid Pendleton Jacket
  • Romantic Irish Homes Book Michigan Remembered Book
  • Turquoise Silver Necklace from Silver City, New Mexico
  • Three night stay at the Marriott St. Kitt’s Resort and Royal Beach Casino
  • $150 gift certificate for services from Mathew Paquin Photography
  • 6 x 6, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired tile from Motawi Tileworks
  • Vintage Mexican bracelet
  •  8″ round Pottery Bowl made by Michigan artist Gail Hiller
  • Collection of gourmet coffee
  • $50 gift certificate for participating Downtown Petoskey businesses
  • One-week stay at a newly rehabbed Elk Rapids cottage

All of these wonderful items are available in one place, the MHPN 17th Annual Fall Benefit on Friday, October 14th at the Virgil H. Carr Arts Center (former Harmonie Club) in Detroit – where you are invited to bid high and bid often!

For more information about the MHPN 17th Annual Fall Benefit, please call 517-371-8080, email us at, or read about it (and register by October 12th) online.

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