ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN EXCURSION THROUGH CANADIAN ROCKIES FOR TWO
Experience the most spectacular train trip in the world for two onboard The Rocky Mountaineer. Includes a one-way rail tour for two people between Vancouver and Calgary with GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy comfortable, spacious, fully reclining seats with a colorful commentary and personalized service. Breakfast and lunch prepared onboard by talented chefs and served in the elegant dining room. Overnight accommodation in Calgary at the Fairmount Palliser. Depending on the route you choose, overnight accommodation is also included in Kamloops or Quesnel. Bus transfer in Vancouver and Kamloops included. Complimentary cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks along your journey are, of course, also included. Airfare is also included from Palm Springs to Vancouver and return flight from Calgary to Palm Springs via WestJet Airlines. Reservations should be made 4 weeks in advance and must be taken during the 2013 summer season. Not available in May or September. Non transferable and not redeemable for cash.
Est. Value: $5500.00Starting bid: $3000.00Buy It Now: $5500.00
GAY GAMES I ORIGINAL POSTERS
Two framed posters of the Gay Games I. One prior to the court ruling and one after the court ruling. Poster has a black background with small white drawings of different sports that are being played at the games. A few sports represented are track, tennis, javelin, baseball, basketball, bowling, pool, wrestling, golf, lifting, and boxing. The center right edge has Gay Olympic Games I San Francisco Aug. 28 thru Sept. 5, 1982. Note the Olympic like but not identical symbols used; fear over being sued by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) was a legitimate concern. In the 1987 Supreme Court case San Francisco Arts & Athletics, Inc. v. United States Olympic Committee Gay Olympics the Court upheld the constitutionality of a statute granting the USOC power to enjoin homosexual activists from using the name Gay Olympic Games for an athletic competition.
Est. Value: $1500.00Starting bid: $1250.00Buy It Now: $1000.00
8 DAYS and SEVEN NIGHT LUXURY BOAT EXCURSION IN NEW ZEALAND
Enjoy eight days and seven nights in stunning New Zealand with five days spent on the Te Okupu, a 60 foot luxury catamaran, sailing from Auckland which will be your transportation, accommodations, and act as your base in one luxurious experience. Perfect for up to six guests with three double staterooms, each with its own bath. Includes all food, beer, wine, taxes and the services of two crew members. Activities include fishing, diving, snorkeling and water sports complete with all equipment onboard for your use. For your culinary pleasure, your cook will offer typical local cuisine and for those who enjoy seafood, the catch of the day comes straight from the ocean, complimented by stunning New Zealand wines. Upon arriving in Auckland, you will be picked up and driven about an hour and a half south to Cambridge in the Waikato region, in the heart of the North Island. Your experience continues at The Top House, a lavishly appointed home designed for relaxation for a three night stay including continental breakfast, a dinner cooked on premises, a meal out on the town and various opportunities including a tour of the farm and its conservation program. Subject to availability from November 1st 2013 thru April 30, 2014. Does not include airfare.
Est. Value: $21000.00Starting bid: $10500.00Buy It Now: $21000.00
HOLLYWOOD DINNER AND DISH
A spectacular evening with internationally known author Jackie Collins whose every novel has been on the New York Times best-seller list. Her current blockbuster, A POWER TRIP, is of course on the best-seller list too. Joining her will also be famed 40-year photographer to the stars, Michael Childers whose portraits of David Hockney, Lily Tomlin, Bette Midler and hundreds of others are featured in the homes of the rich and famous, and one of the funniest comedians the world has known, Bruce Vilanch as they speak of the untold stories of Tinsel Town... The gossip that was too hot to print! You will be wined and dined in superb style at the Rancho Mirage Estate of Bob DeVille and Bob Bennion of Windermere Real Estate. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and an exquisite dinner courtesy of Brad and Lynne Toles of Savoury's Catering, complete the ultimate Hollywood experience. This once in a lifetime opportunity is being pre-sold by special invitation to VIP supporters of AAP at $1,000 per person or $1,500 per couple. Any remaining availability will be sold during the live auction at $1,250 and $1,750 respectively. The event will without doubt sell out!
Est. Value: $1250.00Starting bid: $1250.00Buy It Now: $1000.00
A-ROSA... EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISING RE-IMAGINED!
Sailing the waterways of Europe, A-ROSA is not your typical river boat! Instead, their chic, contemporary ships with handsome European staff and delectable cuisine (which has been described by Conde Nast as best in the cruise industry) feel more like a trendy boutique hotel than a ship! Imagine sailing past the vineyards of Southern France while relaxing on the sundeck of your chic, luxury hotel. What truly sets A-ROSA apart from other river cruise lines is its all-inclusive policy. Your fare for two includes everything... including non-stop open bar, gourmet meals, port fees and taxes, shore tours and all gratuities (yup, no tipping). You will be joining TRIO RESTAURANT's Culinary Cruise, sailing through the legendary gourmet regions of Burgundy and Provence. This seven-day voyage will take you round-trip from Lyon to the Mediterranean on the Rhone River! TRIO owners, Tony and Mark, will be on board as well as their celebrity guest hosts - Chicago's Hearty Boys, famous for their cookbooks, restaurant and Food Network show. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, wine tastings at historic wineries like Chateauneuf du Pape and special dining events including a lunch at legendary chef Paul Bocuse's restaurant in Lyon plus a seven-course wine pairing dinner aboard the ship. Tour ancient Roman towns like Avignon and Arles, bike through the lavender filled countryside or just relax by the pool on the sundeck and let France happen to you! A $750 credit for airfare per person is also included.
Tours dates are August 10th thru August 17th.
Est. Value: $8500.00Starting bid: $4250.00Buy It Now: $8500.00
RARE BEATLES MEMORABILIA
Last year, Big Daddy Ron Palmieri, donated the original Go-Go's drum cover from his memorabilia collection which raised more than $20,000 in honor of his dear friends Paul Norris and Rock Rocaberte and their foundation who are big supporters of APP. This year, again in their honor, Ron and his partner Jeff, have given us a very unique three-piece collection of vintage Beatles' memorabilia. The first two pieces are the actual 1964 color Beatles' premiere ticket and confirmation of purchase for the Beatles' first movie, A Hard Days Night, which Ron attended. The third piece is the actual program from the Beatles' 1966 Shea stadium concert performance in New York, which was given to Ron by Paul McCartney himself the day before the concert at a private gathering held at the Warwick Hotel in New York by Brian Epstein, the Beatle's manager. Memorabilia like this of almost a half-century ago is rare indeed.
Est. Value: $pricelessStarting bid: $0Buy It Now: $n/a
CYNDI LAUPER ON CANVAS BY ROBERT MARS
Robert Mars' artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular-culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950's and 60's by taking inspiration from this culture long past. Before the internet and mobile technology, when information was not instantly available to millions and there was no such thing as instant internet celebrities, people lived with the myth of the unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn and Elvis Presley. Created especially for Evening Under The Stars, this work pays tribute to modern icon Cyndi Lauper. Robert Mars' artwork is exhibited worldwide in museum and public and private collections, including those in Paris, London, Munich, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Boston, New York and Los Angeles. His artwork was selected for the 2012 Absolut Vodka campaign.
Est. Value: $10000.00Starting bid: $5000.00Buy It Now: $10000.00
AN EVENING WITH MISS DIAHANN CARROLL
This package includes dinner and cocktails for four with one of America's foremost television and stage actress and singer at the West Hollywood penthouse of famed Director John Bowab known for his talents in The Cosby Show, The Facts of Life and numerous other television and Broadway hits. Includes transportation from Palm Springs to Los Angeles, two nights (two rooms) of accommodations at the Chamberlain Hotel in West Hollywood and four tickets to the Pantages Theatre.
Est. Value: $pricelessStarting bid: $0Buy It Now: $n/a
AN EVENING WITH LILY TOMLIN
This includes dinner and cocktails for four at the Los Angeles Penthouse of famed Director John Bowab with the multi talented Lily Tomlin. Tomlin has received numerous awards, including: four primetime Emmys; a special 1977 Tony when she was appearing in her one woman Broadway show, Appearing Nitely; a second Tony as Best Actress; two Drama Desk Awards and an Outer Critics Circle Award for her one woman performance in Jane Wagner's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; a Grammy Award for her comedy album, This is a Recording; as well as nominations for her subsequent albums Modern Scream, And That's the Truth, and On Stage; and two Peabody Awards - the first for the ABC television special, Edith Ann's Christmas: Just Say Noel and the second for narrating and executive production of the HBO film, The Celluloid Closet creating a history that spans nearly 40 years. Ms. Tomlin currently stars in the hit television sitcom Malibu Country as Lillie Mae MacKenzie, Reba McEntire's no-nonsense mother. She is also star in the newly released comedy-drama, Admission with Tina Fey. Mark Anton, CEO and Executive Director of AIDS Assistance Program describes her as warm, genuine and a true pleasure to have the honor of knowing. Subject to Ms. Tomlin's availability.
Est. Value: $10000.00Starting bid: $10000.00Buy It Now: $10000.00