On the Quareia public Facebook page, on Friday 17th of Nov at 2pm (UTC London time) we are holding a silent auction to raise funds for the reprinting of the LXXXI Quareia Magicians Deck. It will end on Sunday 19th Nov at 9pm (UTC London time).
We will be auctioning three things:
1- an original painting by Stuart Littlejohn size A4 watercolour on watercolour paper – Death and the Maiden, valued at £500, with a reserve price of £180
2- an original icon of Cyprian of Antioch, the patron saint of magicians, painted by Stuart Littlejohn on wood board, A4 but slightly wider. Features in the book ‘Cyprian of Antioch: a Mage of Many Faces by Frater Acher – reserve £70
3- The Grand Tour beaker of the Dionysus (Bacchus) revels. An 1880’s Grand Tour Italian made bronze beaker featuring Bacchus, Hercules and the Maenads. size 5 1/2″ tall, 31/2″ diam and weighs just under a kilo (2 lbs) The beaker shows some wear (it is nearly 140 years old), and thus the low reserve. They are rare and only occasionally come up for auction. One in pristine condition is currently up for sale at $650 (link below) – reserve £50
SHIPPING: The shipping is charged on top of the price of the winning bid and not included in the bid amount, and the prices we quote are Royal Mail international with tracking, or UK ‘sign for’, and are based on weight and country of destination
The shipping costs are:
Death and the Maiden – shipping included in winning bid price.
Bacchus Beaker – UK £6.50 EU £7.20 worldwide: £14.50
Icon – UK £6.50 EU 9.85 Worldwide: £15.85
How it works –simply type your name, and the amount you wish to bid in the comment section of the item picture on our Quareia public Facebook page. The opening bid on each item must be at least the minimum bid of £20.00. Each subsequent bid must follow the minimum increment of £5.00. Any bids not adhering to this format will be declared invalid and voided. If an object does not make its reserve, it will not be sold.
Only serious bidders please – it is not fair on other people or on Quareia if you make fake bids and then drop out.
All bids are priced in UK Pounds sterling (£) and the winning bid is to be paid through paypal. If your local currency is different, paypal can convert the payment for you. We will send you a link to a paypal button which accepts paypal or credit cards. Please ensure your paypal payment includes your current postal address.
Once the auction is declared closed, the highest bid entered on the comment section that adheres to the designated increment (£5) shall constitute the winning bid and will so be marked.
The winning bidder will be contacted, via Facebook message, to arrange payment – so if you are the winner or the next highest bidder, please check your ‘other messages’ in your Fb messages in case it does not show in your main messages. We will also declare you the winner in the comments section.
Payment must be made within 24 hours for the winning bid. If the winning bid is not paid within 24 hours, it will be offered to the next highest bidder.
All funds raised will be used to get the LXXXI into print – a massive undertaking for us, but something we feel is well worth it!