We accept Absentee Bids for our auction items. The auction will be conducted by an experienced auctioneer from Sothebys. If you would like to bid on any of the items listed please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for an absentee bid form.
A live and a silent auction of some wonderful and exciting items will take place throughout the evening utilising handheld devices in order not to interrupt your enjoyment of the evening.
Here are some of the items on offer. A full list will be provided closer to the date of the ball:
1 .A Day's Sniper Training for 8 People with Special Forces Instructor:
A day's sniper training for 8 people near Guildford with a Special Forces instructor. You will learn about the history and current art of sniping taking into account recent conflicts. You will handle and fire the weapons and undertake a live stalk against a sniper using airsoft firing weapons. Lunch included. Dates between April and July 2014. Fridays only. All attendees must be over 16. Kindly donated by Sniper Events.
2 .Custom couture Ladies Day Hat by Adrien Philip:
Custom couture ladies day hat designed and created for you by Fortnum and Mason in-house milliner Adrian Philip Howard with afternoon tea in St James Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon Adrian apprenticed under Philip Sommerville, milliner to Her Majesty The Queen and is now the first and only in-house milliner at Fortnum and Mason, London. The lot includes three meetings with Adrian to create the timeless hat of your dreams. Initial Consultation over afternoon tea at F&M, client encouraged to bring swatches and ideas, Second fitting and final fitting. Terms & Conditions: Must be redeemed within six months of Ball. Kindly donated by Mr Adrien Miller
3 .Dinner For Four In The Davidoff Room at Mosimann:
Dinner for four guests in one of the beautiful private dining rooms at Mosimann's. Step below into the heart of the action in the Davidoff Room, one of the very first “Chef’s Table” dining rooms in the country. Inspired by the beautifully functional elegance of the humidor, the renowned Swiss cigar firm Davidoff have designed a superb interior resplendent with full mahogany panelling and flooring, the noble grain complemented by a Connolly leather table and Alcantara dining chairs.
4 .Dinner with The Poppy Ball's Co-Chairmen:
Dinner for up to 4 guests hosted by Princess Marina Lobanov-Rostovsky and Miss Rula Al-Adasani at a venue to be determined by the value of the bid. The higher the bid, the better the venue: Under £100: McDonalds or Burger King, £100 - £200: Pret A Manger, £200 - £500: Café Rouge Level, £500 - £1000: A nice restaurant in London, Over £1000: An exclusive private club in London. Date to be mutually agreed between the Chairmen and the winning bidder within 6 months of the 7th November 2013.
5 .An appointment with Dr Simon Nery, top Dental Specialist:
An oral health and aesthetic assessment with top Dental Specialist in Wimpole Street, as well as an hour appointment with the finalist for national hygienist of the year 2012, and latest tooth whitening treatment as appropriate. Dr Simon Nery is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Dental Surgery, with a Masters with Distinction in Restorative Dentistry. He is also a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Restorative Dentistry, and is registered as a specialist in Prosthodontics with the General Dental Council. In addition Dr Nery has a Diploma in Implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. This additional qualification is currently considered to be the gold standard in postgraduate training in implant dentistry. He currently is a part time clinical lecturer in Restorative dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital, and an Examiner for the General Dental Council's Overseas Registration Examination and acts as an expert witness when required. He welcomes all anxious or nervous patients, and is able to provide excellent dental care for all patients, working with his dental anesthetist who provides expert monitored sedation when necessary. Care Quality Commission's report on Dr Nery's Practice: http://www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-216325028
6 .A Monthly Flower Arrangement from Quintessentially Flowers:
A year's monthly flower supply from Quintessentially Flowers to the value of £50 plus free London delivery (£10). The flowers will be arranged in a glass vase/container each time (12 deliveries). The Voucher is valid from January-December 2014. ONLY TO LONDON POSTCODES Kindly donated by Quintessentially Flowers
7 .Christmas at the Guildhall concert and black tie dinner:
Two tickets to the RBL concert and black tie dinner at the Guildhall on the 11th of December 2014. This make a stylish start to the Christmas season - with choirs, celebrity guest readers, traditional carols, seasonal music and more. With music and singing led by The Bach Choir, and other musical guests, these promise to be splendid evenings of verse, prose and song all designed to get you into the mood for Christmas. The concert is followed by a three course black tie dinner.
8 .A Portrait of your Loved ones on Canvass:
A 20" x 30" landscape or portrait framed canvass print of your chosen image. Printed on 100% cotton canvass. Hand stretched and framed into A 38 x 27 mm plain black or white frame. Kindly donated by Imagethis LLP.
9 .Two tickets to The 2015 St Petersburg Ball in London:
Two tickets to the St Petersburg Ball in London on Saturday the 14th February 2015 (in aid of The Children's Burns Trust) which will be held in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone. The vast majority of the ball guests obey the suggested dress code (19th century), with full decorations for men and tiaras for ladies, which makes for a wonderfully colourful evening. The music is provided by a leading military orchestra, just as it was in the days of the Russian empire. The dance programme is entirely 19th century, which is enormously enjoyed by all. The ball guests will already have learned the dances at the dance practices held during the preceding months. The evening begins with a vodka and champagne reception, followed by a banquet in the ballroom. The dinner is followed by dancing until 2.00 am
10 .A Personalised Mason Pearson Hairbrush:
A Mason Pearson hairbrush, personalised with a bespoke engraving and signed (to be delivered after the Ball in order to have the engraving carried out with preferred wording) Retail Value £400 Kindly donated by Charlie Mason Pearson