Late last Tuesday night I was woken by a small nudging. Thinking at first that it was Turtle up to her old 2am love ins and tried to ignore it, but it got more persistent and then was following by " Excuse me Jess". Knowing that as clever as my cat is, I didn't think she had suddenly found the ability to talk, so I turned the light on and found Colin standing on my tummy with his bright little eyes gleaming with quiet determination. "Excuse me Jess, but there is something very much on my mind. What I would like most in the world in to be auctioned off for those terribly heartbreaking and devastating floods in QLD"
It was funny I told him, as I had been feeling exactly the same thing, and while only tiny, it was something we both could do to contribute.
Colin is a fully jointed "traditional old style" bear, made from mohair that's been dyed ( 6 times!) and is fully jointed. He has been extensively aged to give him an old look. He is stuffed with a mixture of excelsior, cotton and plastic beads and has glass eyes. He measures 13" tall.
And he is inspired by my old steiff bear Gus.
And lastly Colin has a very special spot in my heart, which I think makes it most fitting that he be auctioned here for part of the Flood Relief.
So onto the Auction!! the "rules" are as follows:
1) All proceeds of this auction are to go to the QLD Flood relief.
2) Bidding will start at $30 (aussie) and run from now until Monday 24th of January at 9pm.
3) Bidding will be in whole dollar amounts, and done in the comments section please put your email and bid amount.
4) I will cover the postage. ( to anywhere in the world)
5) The winning bidder will be contacted by me via email after the auction is over and will confirm final bid. You'll then need to pay the final bid amount directly into the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal and the forward me back the email receipt confirmation and number back to me. Once you've done that, Colin will be posted off to you.
Before I go a big thank you to Toni for all her amazing organization and work. So with no further a do, the Auction is now open!!