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ECAD 2012 Pre-Bidding Now Open

First round of live auction items announced for images, descriptions, and pre-bidding on select items click the link below. Check back soon for new auction items.

LIVE ITEMS:



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Lot 1 - 10 Day Bhutan Cultural Immersion Adventure for Two

Courtesy Bridge to Bhutan

Bridge To Bhutan believes in sustainable travel and offers bespoke programs in sync with your needs and the culturally conscious values of Bhutan. As such, our tours and treks are not only cultural and sightseeing trips, but also offer a deeper spiritual experience.  We customize your accommodations based upon your travel program and are fully equipped with quality trekking gear, backed by knowledgeable guides and cooks, who can create quality cuisine for the western-oriented palate.

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Lot 2 - Bottle of Royal Tokaji 2003 Essencia

Courtesy of Royal Tokaji c/o Wilson Daniels

Essencia is the world’s most concentrated wine, made from the essence of the ripest aszú grapes.

Through the ages, Essencia has been revered as the drink for royals and immortals. Pope Benedict XVI was given bottle Number 1 of the Royal Tokaji 1993 Essencia, thus reviving the ancient tradition of each Pope keeping a bottle of Essencia by his bedside to see him through any illness. To renew the custom of Russian Czars enjoying Essencia, a practice that started with Peter the Great in the 1600s, President Putin was given a few bottles of the Royal Tokaji 1999 Essencia in September 2006.

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Lot 3 - Cultural Journey thru Hungary for Two, Includes a Private Wine Tour

Courtesy of Wandrian Adventures





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Lot 4 - Sun Valley Getaway for Two plus $3000 in Eddie Bauer/First Ascent Gear

Courtesy of Eddie Bauer & Sun Valley Resort
Enjoy a trip for two at the famed Sun Valley Resort, celebrating its 77th winter season! Sun Valley Resort is America’s first destination resort, originated in 1936 by Union Pacific Railroad. It is located in the Northern Rockies region of south central Idaho and is open year-round with four distinctly beautiful seasons offering more outdoor recreation than any other destination resort in the U.S.


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Lot 5 - In the Footsteps of Amundsen and Nobile: 9 Day Expedition for Two

Courtesy of Wandrian Adventures
A trip for two on a 9-day Explorers Club exclusive expedition to Loyearbyen where Amundsen and Nobile started to the North Pole…. Walk in their steps….


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Lot 6 - Aurora Aerospace Flight for One

Courtesy of Howard Chipman MN’11, Aurora Aerospace

Aurora Aerospace, founded in 2006, is a Space Training Center based in Tampa Bay, Florida. The company offers enhanced gravity and microgravity flights, as well as other suborbital tourism training programs.

We are offering the winning bidder the choice of either a 30-minute military jet flight or a zero-gravity flight to experience weightlessness.

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Lot 7 - Bottle of King Alexander III by The Dalmore

Courtesy of Whyte and Mackay

Over the course of our history The Dalmore’s remarkable spirit has been filled to French wine barriques, Madeira drums, sherry butts from Jerez, Sicilian Marsala barrels, port pipes from the Douro and bourbon barrels from Kentucky.

Each of these casks has now been united to create an exceptional malt where the individual characteristics of each work together to form a rich, deep spirit. This release commemorates the Mackenzie Clan ancestor’s heroic act in saving King Alexander in 1263.

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SILENT ITEMS:


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Lot 1 - Crocodiles, 5 ft. by 7 ft. oil on canvas by David Kelly (2009)

Jaws snapping at 5000 pounds per square inch, David Kelly’s crocodiles glide through the foaming Shire River. The artist submerges us to the chin to confront the ultimate ambush hunter.

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Lot 2 - Mens Canada Goose Expedition Parka - 4565M EXPEDITION PARKA - BLACK - Size Medium

Courtesy of Canada Goose
Canada Goose takes pride in creating authentic gear to help real people living in extreme conditions battle the elements. Originally developed for scientists working in research facilities at McMurdo station in Antarctica, the Canada Goose Expedition Parka allows its wearers to withstand the most frigid temperatures.
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Lot 3 - Ladies Canada Goose Expedition Parka - 4565L EXPEDITION PARKA - GREEN TEA - Size Small

Courtesy of Canada Goose
Canada Goose takes pride in creating authentic gear to help real people living in extreme conditions battle the elements. Originally developed for scientists working in research facilities at McMurdo station in Antarctica, the Canada Goose Expedition Parka allows its wearers to withstand the most frigid temperatures.
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Lot 4 - Yosemite in the Sixties Book by Glen Denny

Courtesy of Glen Denny
This majestic visual record of Yosemite in the 60s includes a foreword by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, an introduction by Rick Ridgeway, whom Rolling Stone has called “the real Indiana Jones,” and a wealth of previously unpublished photographs.
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Lot 5 - Constellations: Framed Limited Edition Silkscreen by Roby Forster

Courtesy of Capt. Lynn D. Danaher MN’05, Pacific Islands Research Institute
Roby Forster is a 25 year resident & researcher of Rapa Nui, Easter Island, the farthest Eastern point of the Polynesian triangle. Roby has created only 50 paintings and makes only 4-6 pieces per year, as each one takes a lot of study and time. His work has been collected by appreciators of ethnographic art throughout the world and is very limited.
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Lot 6 - A Tour of McMoons for Five - Where 40 Year old Moon Mission Photos Are Being Restored

Courtesy of Keith Cowing FN’07
The winner of the auction will get a tour of the LOIRP facility at McMoon’s for up to 5 people, at a date and time mutually agreeable with LOIRP staff. The LOIRP is housed at the NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field, CA which is located between Mountain View and Sunnyvale, California. The tour will include playback of a Lunar Orbiter tape for the first time in 40 years and an original Lunar Orbiter photographic print used to select landing sites in the 1960s. There is also a 50 year old Titan I ICBM outside in the parking lot that is undergoing restoration. A tour of the Titan will be provided as well.

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Lot 7 - South Polar Times - 12 Volume Set with original covers - Limited Edition

Courtesy of The Folio Society
In honour of the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his companions, The Folio Society, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the British Library and the Scott Polar Research Institute, has created a special centenary limited edition of this historic publication. The South Polar Times, a facsimile of all 12 individual volumes reproduced with the original covers, is limited to 1,000 numbered copies.

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Lot 8 - Patagonia R2 Fleece Jacket - Available in Men’s or Ladies

Courtesy of Patagonia
Equally adept at trapping body heat under a shell on Denali as it is lounging with turn-earned ease in backcountry yurts, our R2® Jacket spans the spectrum of cold-weather usage.
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Lot 9 - Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket - Available in Men’s or Ladies

Courtesy of Patagonia
A classic reborn: Our bomber big-mountain jacket is engineered with waterproof/breathable 3-layer nylon GORE-TEX® Pro Shell for alpine climbing or ski mountaineering in the worst possible conditions.
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Lot 10 - 12 - Two Pairs of Costa Sunglasses - 580 Glass Lenses

Courtesy of Costa Sunglasses & Eastern Mountain Sports
Costa Sunglasses, 580 lenses offer premium, patented technology unrivaled in the industry. This credit, up to $279/pair, will allow you to get two pairs of 580 Glass lenses of your choosing so you & your partner can adventure together with the best optics available.
Lot #10 Click Here for More Information & Online Pre-Bidding
Lot #11 Click Here for More Information & Online Pre-Bidding
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Lot 13 - Elephant at the Shire River, Malawi, framed oil on canvas by David Kelly (2011)

David Kelly has spent three decades painting the elephants of Malawi’s Lilondwe National Park, using to art draw attention to the need for conservation.
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Lot 14 - Safari Camp Chair

Courtesy of Kenneth Bauer, Bauer International
Safari camp chair, reminiscent of those found on the Serengeti in the late 18th century, the Bauer International Duro Chair is handcrafted of mahogany and rattan, leather seat and brass accents.
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Lot 15 - Casamar Resorts in Oaxaca, Mexico for Two

Courtesy of Willits Sawyer LF’81 and Rosalie Hornblower
You and a guest will enjoy one week in a private suite nestled in the luscious garden of a 12 suite family compound with a beautiful swimming pool. Casamar is in the village of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, in southern Mexico on the Pacific Coast.
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Lot 16 - Stag Handled Walking/Shooting Stick

Courtesy of Jonathan M. Leader, Ph.D., FN’05
The stag handled walking stick is 53 inches in height with the “Y” of the stag antler at the perfect level for either an explorer’s thumb or rifle to rest. The stick is a well balanced and seasoned straight hazel, which was harvested from a managed coppiced hedge in England.
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Lot 17 - Broadside Framed 5 x 7 Letterpress – Quote from Sir Edmund Hillary

Courtesy of Benjamin H. Hulsey MN’07
rom St. Louis Chapter Chair Benjamin Hulsey, 5 x 7 letterpress printed and framed broadside of a quote from Sir Edmund Hillary, famed mountaineer, explorer, philanthropist and Honorary Chairman Emeritus of The Explorers Club.
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Lot 18 - Broadside Framed 5 x 7 Letterpress – Motto of founders of The Explorers Club

Courtesy of Benjamin H. Hulsey MN’07
From St. Louis Chapter Chair Benjamin Hulsey, 5 x 7 letterpress printed and framed broadside of the motto of the founders of The Explorers Club.
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Lot 19 - Herbert Ponting Platinum Print - C. S. Wright on Return from the Barrier

Courtesy of Salto Ulbeek Publishers & the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Handmade from Ponting’s original negatives, the platinum prints in the limited edition series and portfolio represent a unique and timely contribution to the presentation, preservation and contextualization of Ponting’s Antarctic work.
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Lot 20 - Herbert Ponting Platinum Print - In the pack from the maintop of the Terra Nova

Courtesy of Salto Ulbeek Publishers & the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Handmade from Ponting’s original negatives, the platinum prints in the limited edition series and portfolio represent a unique and timely contribution to the presentation, preservation and contextualization of Ponting’s Antarctic work.
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Lot 21 - Mens Canada Goose Expedition Parka - 4565M EXPEDITION PARKA - BLACK - Size Large

Courtesy of Canada Goose
Canada Goose takes pride in creating authentic gear to help real people living in extreme conditions battle the elements. Originally developed for scientists working in research facilities at McMurdo station in Antarctica, the Canada Goose Expedition Parka allows its wearers to withstand the most frigid temperatures.
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