The 2013 CAHS National Convention & Annual General Meeting - "The Big Five O" - will take place from 11 - 15 September 2013 in Ottawa - Gatineau. Due to the generosity of corporate and individual donors, CAHS National is able to hold a silent auctionat the 2013 convention!
Viewing will begin on Wednesday 11 September 2013 during the reception, and items will be on display during the day Thursday 12 September and up until noon on Friday 13 September. Winners will be announced at the end of lunch on 13 September.
How does one participate? There will be bidding sheets for each item. Just put your name and bid amount down on the items you want. Keep checking back throughout the convention to see if you have been outbid in order to place another higher bid. There are no limits on the number of times you can bid or the number of items you can try to win. The highest bidder for each item at the close of the auction will be declared the winner.
So bring your cheque book; empty out your piggy banks; check those sofa cushions for extra change, and come prepared to take home some great deals on some great items!
Many thanks to the following donors for their generous contributions!
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Air North (Yukon's Airline)
One $200 gift certificate for airfare on any route
Two $100 gift certificates for airfare on any rout
Canadian Aircraft of WWI (by Carl Vincent)
Dragons on Birds Wings: The Combat History of the 812th Fighter Air Regiment
Early Canadian Military Aircraft Volume 1
Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame
They Led the Way (3 volume set with 2013 updates)
Yukon Wings (by R.B. Cameron)
Harbour Air Seaplanes
$360 gift certificate for round trip on the Vancouver to Victoria route
Editorial Evaluation of a manuscript of up to 50,000 words (up to five pages in length)
LCMSDS (Wilfrid Laurier University)
3 Battlefield Tour Guides (First World War)
4 Battlefield Tour Guides (Second World War)
3 Battlefield Tour Guides (Italy)
3 Battlefield Tour Guides (Normandy, France, & Belgium/Netherlands/Germany)
1-Year Subscription to Canadian Military History (4 issues) plus 4 back issues (past year)
CAHS Vancouver Chapter
CAHS Journal set from 1990 to 2012 (92 issues)
Allan Botting (artist)
Framed Print: "Andy's Spitfire"
2 Avro Arrow Pencils originally owned and used by Avro design engineer Ross Richardson
Chris Terry (collector)
Framed Print: "Banshees over Bonaventure" by Steve Snide (Number 162 of 200)
11 other unframed prints/posters
For the Love of Flying (signed copy of the book, pen, mug, and silver airplane desk clock)
Helene Girard (artist)
Unframed Print: "Friendly Giant"
Unframed Print: "WinterBlues"
Unframed Print: "Peaceful"
My 53 Years in Civil Aviation
* Each bullet point represents a separate auction.