First Wallblak House Auction - 1999
Anguilla is holding an exciting fund-raising auction
on Friday, February 5th, 1999.
Feb 19, 2000
6pm until 10pm
Paradise Cove Resort
There will be a "silent auction" for desireable items like a cruise to Prickly Pear Cay on the trimaran picture above, followed by a live auction for even more spectacular items, including the mahogany art screen. The festivities will be moderated by the entertaining and well-known duo Teacher-Art and Mello-Sello.
The purpose of the auction is to raise funds for the restoration of Wallblake House. The theme is To Save Wallblake House for the Nation.
Money raised last year has already been spent in restoring the outbuildings, but much more is needed to repair the sadly neglected main building whose roof threatens a total collapse during each tropical storm!
The cocktail buffet party and Silent Auction start at 6pm sharp, at the House of Chandeliers (in the Inter Island Hotel in South Hill). Entry is free, there is a cash bar and a complimentary food buffet. The main auction, including the special art screen, starts at 7:30pm.
Naturally, you want to jump on an airplane so that you can be here for February 5th, but if that is not possible, do not despair. You can bid by Email for ten select items from the auction. If yours is the highest bid, you will be notified by email and can arrange payment. This is the first Internet auction in Anguilla, perhaps in the Caribbean.
Indicate the Lot # you are interested in and the amount you want to bid. Bids will be accepted until Midnight Eastern Time on Thursday night, Feb 4th. If your browser is configured for "email links", click the BID NOW icon beneath the picture of the item you desire. If clicking on the BID NOW icon doesn't do anything, send email to Marj at the address above.
|Lot #1. Wallblake Art Screen. $ 10,000||Lot #2 One day cruise on the luxurious 41' Trimaran "Arcangel" (pictured above) for eight persons, with lunch at Richardson's on remote Prickly Pear Island, available March through December. $1200|
|Lot #3. Holiday Weekend: Cap Juluca Hotel, Weekend for two persons; Room and Breakfast plus Dinner on one night with a bottle of house wine. Available mid-April to end November. $1200||Lot #4. One week at Chinaberry Villa, subject to availability during period of April 1 to December 1. One bedroom villa overlooking Rendezvous Bay. Inclusive of taxes and service charges. $950|
|Lot #5. Dinner for two at the award-winning Blanchard's Restaurant, with gourmet delights on Meads Bay. $150||Lot # 6. Five hours of tennis lessons with Shawn Romney (he is the pro at Cap Juluca and one of the coaches at the Children's Tennis Bootcamp each summer). $250|
|Lot # 7. Deep Sea Fishing Trip with Normand Tremblay for two. Spend a day trying your luck for tuna, marlin, wahoo, and more. $800||Lot #8. One week car rental (after Feb 28,1999 until Dec 31, 1999) Island Car Rental. $275|
|Lot #9. Scenic Flight in Beech Baron private plane for three persons around the island of Montserrat to view the volcano. $500||Lot # 10 Historical Model of Anguilla Racing Boat, with the Story of the Anguilla Racing Boat, "Nuttin Bafflin". $245|
Personal cheques, traveller's cheques, and cash will be accepted at the the live auction on February 5th.
Visit the Wallblake House web page at
to see the building and read about restoration plans and progress.
Directions to the House of Chandeliers: from the airport parking lot, take the only exit and turn left, then turn left again and drive past the airport entrance, straight through the roundabout, and follow the main road west to South Hill. Stay left/straight at the Sandy Ground roundabout and watch for the Inter-Island Hotel on the right in about 2 miles. At the hotel drive past the main entrance to the 2nd driveway. Park in the back by the door to the Chandeliers ball room. If you reach Anguilla Trading or the Loblolly Art Studio, you went 1/4 mile too far. Coming from West End hotels, follow the main road and watch carefully on the left after passing Loblolly Studio at South Hill Plaza.
Revised: January 11, 19100
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