Live Auction Catalog - Carter Center Weekend 2017

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Welcome to the Carter Center’s Live Auction Catalog. Values expressed below represent certified appraisals, estimates based on sales of comparable items at previous auctions, or sales of similar items from Internet sites such as eBay. Any amount paid above the stated value will be considered a donation to The Carter Center and will be tax-deductible.

Photographs of most auction items were taken by Kate Archibald-Woodward. Additional photographs were received from donors and corporate and internet sources.

 

Bidding Rules

Online and fax bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at which point the current online bid amounts will freeze. Bidding for guests attending the event will begin at 6:45 p.m. PDT that same day. Therefore, no conclusions can be drawn regarding the winning bid until the in-person bidding closes. Winners will be contacted individually during the week of June 26, 2017. An updated list of winning bids will then be posted to the website.

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  • $100.00 is the minimum acceptable bid for any of these items.

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  • For questions about this auction catalog, please email Dianne Bryant.

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Online: Browse and select items by checking the box below each item. When ready to check out, click “Generate Bid List” to place your bids. Don’t forget to check back often to see if you have been outbid! Online bidding ends at 5 p.m. PDT, June 24, 2017.

By Fax: Browse and select items listed below by checking the box below each item. When ready to check out, click “Generate Bid List,” print the page, fill it out, and send via fax to 404-420-3816 (before June 21, 20157) or to TBA (June 21–23, 2017). Fax bidding ends at 5 p.m. PDT, June 24, 2017.

By Proxy: If a remote bidder desires proxy representation by Carter Center staff for the live auction in Olympic Valley, California, please make arrangements by 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 24, 2017. To make arrangements for bidding by proxy, please call Dianne Bryant at 404-420-5102 (before June 24) or 404-713-2427 (June 21–24, 2017).

Thank you for participating in this auction to benefit The Carter Center.

 
 
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1. “WHY NOT THE BEST?” COLLECTION
Adm. Hyman George Rickover, often called “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” was known to ask naval cadets, “In your life was there ever a time in which you did less than your best?” He would then follow up with “Why not the best?” This question inspired President Carter throughout his life and became the title of his first book. The three items in this collection recall Adm. Rickover and his thought-provoking question. Included are an 11-inch by 14-inch color photograph of Rickover with Jimmy Carter, signed by Carter; a letter penned and signed by the admiral; and a first edition copy of the book “Why Not The Best?” signed by the author.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bacon
Value: $700.00
Winning Bid: $40,000.00
 
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2. REAGAN/GORBACHEV MEMORABILIA
A 40-inch by 27-inch frame with an elegant green matte contains pieces of memorabilia focusing on U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Included are several pieces of the Berlin Wall and a photograph taken in November 1989 that shows a man climbing the wall and chiseling off pieces of it. There is also a copy of President Reagan’s “Remarks at the Brandenburg Gate” along with his signature, a photograph of Reagan and Gorbachev embracing each other, and a signed limited-edition souvenir copy of the Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty. It is numbered 55 out of 299 and signed by both Reagan and Gorbachev. The memorabilia come with a certificate of authenticity and a pamphlet on the Berlin Wall.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $7,500.00
 

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3. GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY ELTON JOHN
Elton John, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, has written “With Love, Elton John” on the body of this original Fender DG20S NAT acoustic guitar. John has sold more than 300 million records and had more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 U.S. albums. The guitar has a solid spruce top and lovely natural finish. Along with the guitar you will receive a Chromacast gig bag and an auction certificate.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $17,000.00
 
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4. JAMES RICHARDS PAINTING
James Richards, an American impressionist artist from Atlanta, Ga., is a four-time winner in the American Impressionist Society’s Annual Exhibition. In January 2016, he was the instructor for “Paula, Painting, and a President,” a fundraiser to benefit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and the Plains Better Hometown organization. Richards taught the class which included chef Paula Deen and President Carter as pupils. This 8-inch by 16-inch painting shows President Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church presenting a Sunday school lesson. It is titled “Sunday Morning.” The painting is displayed in a wooden frame, which is hand-painted in moss green color with gold accent. Framed, it measures 21 1⁄2 by 13 1⁄2 inches.
Donor(s): Mr. James Richards
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $5,500.00
 

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5. STERLING SILVER EARRINGS AND PENDANT
In November 2016, the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show held its 10th annual event at a new location, The Carter Center. The show brings together 30 of the nation’s premier award-winning jewelry artists to present extraordinary handcrafted jewelry. One of those artists, Debra Lynn Gold, created this pair of sapphire and sterling silver earrings and matching pendant especially for the 2017 Carter Center Weekend Auction. A self-styled metalsmith, Ms. Gold believes that jewelry should be as dynamic as the human form on which it’s worn. For more information about the artist and her work, visit www.debralynngold.com.
Donor(s): Ms. Debra Lynn Gold
Value: $175.00
Winning Bid: $14,000.00
 
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6. GOLD AND BLACK METAL RELIEF
Presented to President Carter by The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations during a Habitat for Humanity work project, this spectacular untitled work depicts a temple with a sweeping roof and elaborate sculptural ornamentation. A walled garden, staircase, and many trees surround the traditional temple. The relief is beautifully displayed in a multi-tiered brown frame with a gold border that measures 29 inches by 22 inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 

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7. BEAUTIFUL HOME DÉCOR
A collection of nine home décor items to accent any room! The set includes two George Brookshaw antique fruit prints; a pair of numbered, 32-inch by 24-inch floral prints featuring red amaryllis by John Richard; two dark red 12-inch decorator tole containers; a stunning hand-crafted Maitland Smith leather-embossed tray with gold inlay over wood that measures 31 inches by 23 inches; and two matching 20-inch Wellington Hall mahogany step-ups. Each of the step-ups contains two shelves and a beautifully finished storage drawer with brass handle.
Donor(s): Ms. Martha Hall
Value: $4,850.00
Winning Bid: $5,900.00
 
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8. USS CONSTITUTION COMMEMORATIVE FLAG HONORING PRESIDENT CARTER
In honor of President Carter’s 92nd birthday on Oct. 1, 2016, this flag was flown over the USS Constitution, the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and America’s ship of state. Displayed in the traditional triangular fold, the flag is presented in a case handcrafted out of rock maple and faced with wood removed from the USS Constitution. The case is signed by President Carter and can be hung on a wall or will sit upright on a flat surface. In addition to the flag, this set includes a certificate confirming the date the flag was flown and the occasion. It is signed by Commander Robert S. Gerosa, Jr. commanding officer of the USS Constitution. Finally, presented as a special gift by Commander Gerosa in honor of President Carter, this set includes a cannon round shot from the USS Constitution during morning colors on the day the flag was flown. The round is encased in a cardboard tube with a stamp of “Old Ironsides” on the outside.
Donor(s): Mr. John Cabral
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $15,000.00
 

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9. BALI PARADISE VACATION
Escape for one week (seven days) to a luxurious four-bedroom villa, with its own pool, on the banks of the Ayung River in Bali, Indonesia, the perfect place for a family get-together or a private getaway. Situated in the village of Peguyangan, this idyllic retreat allows you to relax and enjoy the beautiful lush forest that rural Bali offers, as well as the culture and cuisine. Staff is available on site should you wish to use their service, and experience the very best of Balinese hospitality, food and drink. Included with this memorable vacation, courtesy of Delta Air Lines, are two business-class round-trip tickets valid for travel between the U.S./Canada and Asia/Australia. Tickets must be redeemed by July 1, 2018. Villa is available from Sept. 1, 2017, until Aug. 31, 2018. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information. Ground transportation is not included.
Donor(s): Dr. Robert K. Kamei
Value: $3,200.00
Winning Bid: $20,000.00
 
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10. SIGNED BIRTHDAY WORD CLOUD PRINT
On Sept. 30, 2015, The Carter Center asked its followers on Facebook and Twitter to leave a comment with one word describing President Carter. Words received ranged from “authentic” and “altruistic” to “tireless” and “trustworthy.” On his birthday, Oct. 1, those comments were made into a word cloud that resembles a headshot of President Carter. The print measures 22 ½ inches by 19 ½ inches framed and is signed by President Carter.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $11,000.00
 

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11. FIVE FIRST LADIES SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH AND BOOKS
A framed photograph shows former First Ladies Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbra Bush, and Hillary Clinton together at the National Garden Gala, “A Tribute to America’s First Ladies” event on May 11, 1994. Each woman pictured has signed the matte of the photograph below her name. Accompanying the photograph are five signed books, one written by each first lady. Some are first editions, and some contain dedications to specific individuals.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $2,500.00
Winning Bid: $130,000.00
 
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12. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FOUR PRESIDENTS
Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Gerald Ford signed this limited-edition photograph. The framed photograph was taken at the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Nov. 6, 1997, in College Station, Texas. The autographed print is numbered 26 of 100.
Donor(s): President and Mrs. Carter
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $27,500.00
 

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13. AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOGRAPH OF FIVE PRESIDENTS
A priceless piece of our national heritage, this color photograph of five presidents, George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon, was taken during the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Library on Nov. 4, 1991, in Simi Valley, Calif. It is autographed by each president pictured, numbered 54 of 100 on the back, and handsomely framed.
Donor(s): President and Mrs. Carter
Value: $4,000.00
Winning Bid: $20,000.00
 
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14. ZOE ZEBRA QUILT, POEM, AND PAINTING
Quilt maker Joan Gilkison has hand-crafted a quilt that would be perfect in any nursery or child’s bedroom. It features an embroidered zebra with a 3-D nose and 3-D ears along with three beautiful pink 3-D flowers. A zebra-print pattern decorates the back of the quilt. A copy of Gilkison’s fourth book of poetry, “In God's Presence Through Words and Beauty,” accompanies the quilt. The book features a picture of the Zoe Zebra quilt opposite a poem called “Baby Bells.” Also included is an acrylic painting by Christen Cheré Phillips titled “Grandma’s.” It is a painting of the country home of the artist’s grandmother showing her brightly colored cotton quilts drying on a fence in the yard.
Donor(s): Ms. Joan Gilkison and Ms. Christen Cheré Phillips
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $4,000.00
 

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15. GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY JOHN MAYER
John Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He is also a guitar collector, owning more than 200 instruments. This original Fender Stratocaster guitar is autographed by Mayer, who has won seven Grammy Awards and seen both his first two albums achieve multi-platinum status.
Donor(s): Mr. Peter Conlon
Value: $20,000.00
Winning Bid: $10,000.00
 
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16. SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WITH SIGNED BILL CLINTON PHOTOGRAPH
A signed photograph of President Bill Clinton is framed alongside a copy of the front page of the June 23, 1992, edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The paper displays an electoral map with the title “Electoral College Scenario.” According to the map, if the election had been held that day, Ross Perot would have received 233 electoral votes, leaving George Bush with 149, and only nine for Bill Clinton. After his election victory, President Clinton signed the paper above the inaccurate electoral map forecast. The president was so greatly amused by the paper's prediction that he requested a copy for himself. The Chronicle said there were no more papers in existence but offered to produce copies of the front page. President Clinton has one copy, and this is the other. The original newspaper belongs to the donor.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $3,500.00
 

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17. KUNISADA WOODBLOCK PRINT
Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1865) was the most prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e (“pictures of the floating world”) woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. It is estimated that he produced more than 20,000 prints in his lifetime. This one depicts two Japanese figures. The male on the right plays a traditional instrument while the female on the left holds a traditional Japanese doll. The elongated vertical cartouche on the left of the print contains the artist’s signature. The print is exquisitely presented in a gold frame with a beautiful silk paneled matte.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $3,000.00
Winning Bid: $2,250.00
 
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18. BRONZE CASTINGS OF PRESIDENT CARTER’S HANDS
In 2016 this bronze sculpture of President Carter’s hands was created to pay tribute to his woodworking skills. Inspired by fellow craftsman Russ Filbeck, who has collaborated on many chair making works, the hands are mounted on a steel drawknife like the one Carter and Filbeck use to begin their woodworking. The hands and drawknife are supported and displayed on a shaving horse. Artist Dick Erickson started this process by casting President Carter’s hands in a quick-setting rubber mold. Brandon Roy, of the Veterans Art organization in Fallbrook, Calif., created the final bronze work. Russ Filbeck made the shaving horse. A color photograph showing President Carter using the drawknife in the barn at his boyhood home in Archery accompanies the sculpture. The dimensions of the base are 16 inches wide and 24 inches long.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Russ Filbeck
Value: $2,500.00
Winning Bid: $140,000.00
 

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19. MIDDLE EASTERN ROBE (RED)
The beautiful colors of this women’s robe, made in Palestine, stand out sharply against the black background. The bodice and skirt are embroidered with insets of floral and geometric patterns, which are also used to create borders on the sleeves. Appliqué panels of bright red and orange fabric decorate the center of the full skirt. The robe measures 55 ½ inches long and was a gift to Rosalynn Carter during a trip to the Middle East.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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20. MIDDLE EASTERN ROBE (GREEN AND ORANGE TRIM)
This long-sleeved black robe is decorated with brilliant colors, starting with a cord of alternating yellow and green around the collar. Additional colors in floral shapes and geometric designs are embroidered on the bodice, skirt, and end of each sleeve. The all-polyester robe was a gift to Mrs. Carter. It is 60 inches long.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 

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21. JORDANIAN EMBROIDERED ROBE
This ornate women’s robe was made by Al-Karnak in Jordan. The chest, shoulders, sleeves, and sides of the skirt are all embroidered with panels of geometric and floral designs. The bodice and ends of each sleeve are further embellished with gold-colored chain embroidery. There is a beaded tassel closure at the neck. The 58-inch-long robe was a gift to Rosalynn Carter.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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22. CLOUD OVER BOYHOOD FARM PAINTING
Stephen Reynolds, a Los Angeles-based painter and sculptor, and husband of Carter grandchild Sarah Elizabeth focuses his paintings on landscapes painted “en plein air.” Clouds and storms particularly capture his imagination as they can enhance commonplace views with beauty and majesty. This oil-on-linen painting was created after two summers studying the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm. The painting measures 50 inches by 47 inches and is mounted float-style in a handcrafted red oak frame. For more information about the artist and his work, please visit www.stephensarrereynolds.com.
Donor(s): Mr. Stephen Sarre Reynolds
Value: $4,000.00
Winning Bid: $15,000.00
 

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23. MILO TREE WOODEN BOWL
The art editor of the Huffington Post, Bruce Helander, once wrote about this artist, “Mike Snegg is one of those few who can tread that line between craft and fine art.” Mike enjoys making bowls and pieces of art from ancient Hawaiian trees as it brings him great satisfaction to extend the life of the tree for others to enjoy.

This large bowl is made from a rare piece of milo wood that is reminiscent of the stunning mountains of Kauai, Hawaii. It has rich tones of red and brown and gray. The shape is earthy but refined. It can be used as a serving bowl or just a beautiful sculpture to adorn your home. The bowl measures 16 ¼ inches by 7 ½ inches and is signed on the bottom by the artist and President Carter. For more details about the artist and his work, visit his website, www.mikesneggbowls.com.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Mike Snegg
Value: $5,000.00
Winning Bid: $12,500.00
 
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24. 1988 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION MEMORABILIA
In 1988, the Democratic National Convention was held in Atlanta, Georgia. This offering brings together some very special mementos from that event. Included are President Carter’s navy-blue convention blazer embroidered with his name; a vintage computer voting machine that was used for tallying votes during the event; a black leather binder titled “The Atlanta ’88 Committee, Inc.” with VIP credentials; photographs of national and local officials; a plaque that contains “A Piece of the Podium”; an official convention wooden gavel; and two books. One is the official program of the convention, and the other is “The Official Proceedings of the 1988 Democratic National Convention.”
Donor(s): The Carter Center, Mr. and Mrs. On Lieng, Mr. Robert Kahn, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore, and Mrs. Story Evans
Value: $750.00
Winning Bid: $6,500.00
 

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25. HANDCRAFTED BARITONE UKULELE
A ukulele is a small four-stringed guitar of Hawaiian origin, and the one offered here has sound hole cutouts that resemble the Hawaiian island chain. The handcrafted baritone ukulele has a unique design that allows the sound to resonate at a higher level. The sides, neck and back of the ukulele are made of zebra wood. The face is made of American spruce, and the fret board is made of Mexican cocobolo with a maple inlay. This very special instrument is delicately finished with hand-polished shellac. Bud Tovar, the maker of the ukulele, is a longtime friend of furniture craftsman Russ Filbeck.
Donor(s): Mr. Bud Tovar
Value: $1,200.00
Winning Bid: $15,000.00
 
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26. HAWAIIAN PARADISE VACATION
You will enjoy a week in a luxurious four-bedroom house on Waialea Bay Beach, located between the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Lani Resort. The location allows you to enjoy year-round ocean sunsets from an infinity-edge pool, a relaxing hot tub, and your own personal hammock. Caressed by tropical ocean breezes, the home invites the company of family and friends. There is no television, although the home is wired. Five minutes away are hotels with available world-class golf courses, tennis courts, spa treatments, surfing instruction, shops, bars, and restaurants. This unique home is available during the month of Sept. 2017 or May 2018. Included with your package are certificates for two coach-class round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines. Certificate for airline tickets must be redeemed by July 1, 2018. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information. Ground transportation is not included.
Donor(s): Mr. Bob Friedman, Ms. Kristina Kiehl, and Delta Air Lines
Value: $8,000.00
Winning Bid: $19,000.00
 

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27. HANDMADE GIRL'S DRESS AND JACKET
Carol Filbeck has crafted another special handmade girl’s dress and jacket for the Carter Center Weekend Auction. This gypsy-inspired jacket features strip-pieced jelly roll prints. This box-cut jacket has two ruffle-trimmed pockets on the front and a ruffle-trimmed deep box pleat in the back. The jacket colors are repeated in the gathered angel sleeves and scalloped hem of the A-line dress constructed of ivory fine-line piqué. The size 6 dress has three box pleats in the front and two in the back for fullness. Both the jacket and dress are piped and bound with contrasting colors.
Donor(s): Mrs. Carol Filbeck
Value: $750.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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28. SIGNED 9/11 PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION
President George W. Bush signed this presidential proclamation titled “National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.” It declares Friday, Sept. 14, as a day of remembrance for the victims of the terrible attacks, which he refers to in the proclamation as “a series of despicable acts of war.” The document is framed with a photograph of Bush together with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. It shows them at Ground Zero and has been signed by both men. The silver-tinted wood frame containing the proclamation and photograph is 19 inches by 32 inches.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $45,000.00
 

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29. JAPANESE FRAMED BAS RELIEF CARVING
Carved in the Imani tradition, this relief depicts a Japanese warrior standing poised ready to defend his village. The figure can be identified as a warrior due to his flowing white hair and the stripe of red war paint beneath his eye. This piece of traditional art was presented to the Carters at the Zuisenji Temple in Tonyama by the artist, Nobuhisa Youshida. The relief measures 29 ½ inches by 34 inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $3,000.00
 
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30. USS POMFRET MODEL SUBMARINE
This submarine model is a handmade replica of the USS Pomfret, on which President Carter carried out his first Navy shipboard assignment from December 1948 to February 1951. President Carter is the only U.S. president to have qualified as a submariner. While on board he helped conduct operations off the coast of Japan and China. The model measures 52 inches and is protected by a custom display case. Included with this replica is a color photograph of Jimmy Carter as a recent graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. The unframed photograph measures 12 inches by 16 inches and is signed by President Carter.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. David Baker
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $120,000.00
 

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31. THE CARTER CENTER DEDICATION MEMORABILA
A gift to President Carter by artist Ray “Panorama Ray” Herbert, this historic color photograph captures a panoramic view of the opening of The Carter Center on Oct. 1, 1986. Created with a rotating 1904 Kodak Cirkut camera, the photograph, measuring 68 inches by 9 inches, is mounted on dryboard and signed by President and Mrs. Carter and the photographer. Also included in this package is an album containing memorabilia from the opening, such as invitations, an event program, news releases, a pin, an embroidered patch, several photographs from the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a small glass bowl with the Carter Center emblem etched on the bottom. You will also receive a beautifully matted and framed limited-edition lithograph, given to those attending the opening of The Carter Center in 1986.
Donor(s): The Carter Center and Mr. Jay Beck
Value: $1,500.00
Winning Bid: $6,000.00
 
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32. TURNER FIELD FINAL SERIES
The Atlanta Braves played their last game at Turner Field on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Here’s your opportunity to both collect memorabilia from that final game and see the current Braves in action. Included in this lot is a final-series baseball stamped with the official dates of the Braves’ time at Turner Field, a genuine Louisville Slugger baseball bat with the Braves logo, a signed souvenir program, two tickets from the final series between the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves, and a signed photograph of President and Mrs. Carter caught on the Kiss Cam at that last game. Finally, four tickets to see the Atlanta Braves at the brand new SunTrust Park during the 2017 or 2018 season are also included. With these, you will receive unlimited food and beverages and a valet parking pass.
Donor(s): Mr. John Cabral, The Atlanta Braves and Mr. Ted Turner
Value: $1,500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 

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33. TEAK ROCKING CHAIR
This rocking chair, hand crafted by master chair maker Russ Filbeck, is made of teak and will be suitable for outdoor use on covered decks or patios. It has a woven hickory bark seat similar to other chairs created for the Carter Center Weekend auctions. Several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil and paste wax create an astonishingly smooth finish. President Carter visited Russ Filbeck in his shop and helped bend the back legs on this chair.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Russ Filbeck
Value: $10,000.00
Winning Bid: $50,000.00
 
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34. DIAMOND, PEARL, AND EMERALD PIN
Add sparkle and a splash of green to your outfit with this exquisite 14 karat white gold brooch. A circle of 26 pearls is accented with a ring of smaller-sized emeralds (0.78 total carat weight) on the inside and diamonds (0.78 total carat weight), the size of the emeralds, on the outside. The entire pin measures 32 millimeters in diameter.
Donor(s): Ms. Melanie Seckinger
Value: $1,500.00
Winning Bid: $13,500.00
 

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35. THE VISHNU TEMPLE
There are many Hindu temples around the world dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Nepal is the site of the one featured in this gouache painting on paper. The temple is shown in red and gold surrounded with figures, trees, flowers and animals. The work is signed and dated 2006 on the reverse by the artist Prakash Khadgi. Unframed it measures 51 inches by 35 inches. The scroll was presented to President Carter on a trip to Kathmandu in Nepal by Duman Thapa.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $1,200.00
Winning Bid: $14,500.00
 
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36. GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY VAN HALEN
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, Calif., in 1972. The band’s current members (Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, and David Lee Roth) have signed this original EVH Wolfgang standard electric guitar. Eddie Van Halen tested, researched and produced the guitar. Van Halen charted the most number-one hits in the history of Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, and they are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records.
Donor(s): Mr. Peter Conlon
Value: $35,000.00
Winning Bid: $21,000.00
 

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37. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITION TO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
You and a guest will share a category-2 cabin as you set sail on the National Geographic Endeavour II on an extraordinary 10-day journey to the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Archipelago, Charles Darwin’s living laboratory, is that rare wilderness where animals have no instinctive fear of humans. Explore the island paradise where giant tortoises roam, blue-footed boobies strut across your path, and marine iguanas meander over ancient volcanic landscapes, unfazed by your presence. Snorkel amid shimmering fish, penguins, and playful sea lions, hike on pristine islands, and explore remote coves and hidden lagoons by kayak or Zodiac. Expedition must be booked and confirmed by Dec. 31, 2017, and travel completed by Dec. 31, 2018. Your package also includes certificates for round-trip business-class travel for two to Guayaquil, Ecuador, from Delta Air Lines. Certificate for airline tickets must be redeemed by July 1, 2018. Ground transportation and flight from Guayaquil to the Galapagos Islands to board ship is not included. Cost of flight is currently estimated at $520 per person. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information.
Donor(s): National Geographic Expeditions and Delta Air Lines
Value: $14,000.00
Winning Bid: $30,000.00
 
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38. STEFAN FINDEL PHOTOGRAPH
Renowned artist Stefan Findel created this exquisite image, titled “Hudson River 081125-1,” using a 19th-century process called Orotone. The process involves printing an image on black-and-white film rather than photographic paper to create a transparent positive image. The image is then sepia or gold toned giving it archival permanence. The last stage involves applying 24 karat gold to the back of the film. The entire image is analog since Findel does not use any digital processing to achieve his results. This beautiful image captures an idyllic wooded area with a body of water in the distance.
Donor(s): Mr. Stefan Findel
Value: $3,000.00
Winning Bid: $50,000.00
 

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39. JEROME LAWRENCE ORIGINAL PAINTING: “BEETHOVEN’S FOURTH (OF JULY)”
Titled “Beethoven’s Fourth (of July),” this colorful, large, original acrylic painting is by auction favorite Jerome Lawrence. The painting features energetic bursts of color in varying shades of blue, with hints of lilac and pink. The canvas measures 72 inches by 48 inches and, as with most of Jerome’s paintings, is accompanied by a short creative writing piece. This one reads: Close your eyes Open your mind I’ll place inside The world, as promised.
Donor(s): Mr. Jerome Lawrence
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $100,000.00
 
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40. “IMAGINE PEACE” YOKO ONO SILKSCREEN
This silk screen signed by the artist Yoko Ono, titled “Imagine Peace,” is from the Carter Center portfolio “Views of Human Rights.” The collection brought together creative voices from artists, writers, entertainers, and world leaders united in their desire for justice. This piece is a reflection on the work of Yoko Ono and John Lennon in the 1970s and Ms. Ono’s current political and artistic activity. She originally produced the simple work which engages the thoughts of the viewer on an almost subliminal level and inevitably provokes discussion of current events.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $2,500.00
Winning Bid: $145,000.00
 

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41. ROGER KINNAMAN ORIGINAL DRAWING
Roger Kinnaman’s drawing titled “Lake Tahoe, Pastel” beautifully captures the lake and the Sierra Nevadas. It measures 30 ½ inches by 40 inches when framed. For more information about the artists work, please visit Artcloud.
Donor(s): Mr. Roger Kinnaman
Value: $1,800.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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42. SIGNED PRINT OF 2016 CARTER CENTER WEEKEND GROUP
Any guest from last year’s Carter Center Weekend will cherish this commemorative print of the 2016 group. The photograph was taken by Tom Stillo and measures 20 inches by 24 inches. The Bay Bridge can be seen in the background of the picture, which was taken at the Chesapeake Bay Beach club. The photograph is gallery-wrapped and signed by President Carter.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stillo
Value: $150.00
Winning Bid: $8,000.00
 

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43. AWAY FROM HOME: LETTERS TO MY FAMILY - SIGNED VINTAGE EDITION
Lillian Carter was 67 years old when she decided to join the Peace Corps. During her two-year stay in India as a volunteer, she wrote several letters to her daughter, Gloria Carter Spann. “Away From Home: Letters to My Family” is a collection of those letters. This unique book provides insight into the family lives of the Carters in Plains, Ga. The 1977 edition offered here is signed by both Lillian Carter and Gloria Carter Spann, as well as President Carter.
Donor(s): Mr. Jim Hier
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $28,000.00
 
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44. SKYWALKER RANCH COLLECTION
George Lucas’s visionary brilliance transitions seamlessly from screen to a vineyard where he has assembled the ultimate cast--world-class winemakers. This collection brings together mementos from Lucas’s work both on and off screen. You will receive a special three-bottle collection, two Chardonnay and one Pinot Noir, of Skywalker Vineyards wine in a wooden case decorated with an image of the Skywalker Ranch main house. The case is signed by “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards, who has written, “Rogue One was edited here / May the wine be with you” near the picture. Also included are two framed pieces of movie concept art by acclaimed artist Colie Wertz. Wertz is a digital artist focused on concept art at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. Wertz has contributed to many major motion pictures, including creating ship models for “Rogue One.” Both framed prints measure 13 inches by 19 inches and are matted on velvet art paper with Wertz’s original autograph. To complete the package you will receive two t-shirts and two baseball-style caps emblazoned with the Skywalker Vineyards logo.
Donor(s): Friend of the Carter Center and Mr. and Mrs. Randy DiLena
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $50,000.00
 

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45. PRESIDENT CARTER’S “OUR MOUNTAIN HOME”
“Our Mountain Home” is a framed, museum-quality print of President Carter’s 1989 painting depicting the dining area of the Carters’ North Georgia cabin. It is numbered 36 of 50 and signed by Jimmy Carter. President Carter made the lazy Susan table, six chairs, and Parsons table shown in the painting, and you can see his bottle collection on the wall. The 17-inch by 20-inch print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Donor(s): President Carter
Value: $2,500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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46. APPALACHIAN LADDER-BACK CHAIR
Cherry wood was used to handcraft this three-slat Appalachian ladder-back dining chair, which is 39 inches tall. The 19-by-20-inch seat is made from the woven inner bark of a hickory tree, a fashionable yet comfortable Russ Filbeck hallmark. On the back of one of the slats, the Center’s motto, “Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope,” is laser-engraved. The chair is finished with several coats of hand-rubbed tung oil and paste wax. The craftsman is also the author of “Making Ladder-Back Chairs With Russ Filbeck,” for which President Carter wrote the foreword.
Donor(s): Mr. Russ Filbeck
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $35,000.00
 

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47. WILMA LANGHAMER ORIGINAL PAINTING “DARKNESS TO LIGHT”
Wilma Langhamer’s work has been described as “romantic realism.” It has graced the covers of prominent magazines, famed store catalogs, and even Carter Center holiday cards. “Darkness and Light” is a 30-inch square oil-on-linen painting that is gallery-wrapped around a 1 ½-inch wooden stretcher frame. The German-born painter, who now lives in Texas, was inspired to create the work while spending time in Colorado at a Buddhist retreat. The dark gray and black mountains in the piece contrast sharply with the orange sun rising in the distance and the pure white of the dove in the foreground.
Donor(s): Ms. Wilma Langhamer
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $8,000.00
 
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48. RICHARD PETTY AND JIMMY CARTER SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
Richard Petty was nicknamed “The King” for winning both the Daytona 500 and the NASCAR national championship seven times from 1964 to 1981. Offered here is a vintage black-and-white photograph of Petty with Jimmy Carter. It was taken at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina in September 1976 when President Carter stopped by during his presidential campaign. The 11-inch by 14-inch photograph is signed by both Petty and President Carter.
Donor(s): Ms. Ann Johnson
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $26,000.00
 

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49. PRESIDENTIAL PEN SET
Mounted in a glass-lidded wooden box, this very special set contains seven metal and turned-wood pens, each individually etched with the signature of one of the seven American presidents from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush. The Seal of the president of the United States adorns the glass front of the box, which President Carter has signed.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $15,000.00
 
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50. GUITAR AUTOGRAPHED BY PAUL SIMON
Paul Simon has enjoyed a successful career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter. Having earned 16 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work as part of the acclaimed duo Simon & Garfunkel, Simon was named one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2011. Simon’s signature appears at the lower end of the body on this original Martin 000X1AE acoustic guitar with a solid spruce top.
Donor(s): Mr. Peter Conlon
Value: $14,000.00
Winning Bid: $60,000.00
 

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51. WATERFOWL ART BOOK AND VINTAGE DECOY
A collection for duck hunters and waterfowl enthusiasts alike, this set includes a vintage wooden Upper Bay Redhead decoy shot over by President Carter in the lakes of Dorchester County, Md. The decoy, signed by President Carter, was created by notable carver Madison Mitchell, whose work is showcased at the Smithsonian Institution. The decoy comes with a signed copy of the book “The Waterfowl Art of Maynard Reece,” written and illustrated by the artist himself. The author has written an inscription to President Ronald Reagan on the title page. The book includes 114 pieces of art that capture the beauty of swans, geese, and ducks spanning from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Maynard Reece is a mostly self-taught artist from Iowa whose critically acclaimed work began to garner national attention after winning the Federal Duck Stamp contest in 1948, the first of a record five winning contest entries.
Donor(s): Friend of The Carter Center and Mr. Frank Moore
Value: $2,000.00
Winning Bid: $7,000.00
 
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52. CHINESE REVOLUTION VINTAGE POSTERS
These two original, stylized posters from the 1970s reflect the cultural and political changes of China. They are handsomely framed and were donated to The Carter Center by former missionary to China Camille Anders.
  1. “Everybody Comes to Do the National Exercises” depicts a female gymnast reaching high into the air while her classmates hold a similar pose in the background.

  2. “The Golden Dragon” depicts a group of people studying the oil pipes in Daquing. The words on the mountain read, “Study Dazhai to develop agriculture.”
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $100.00
Winning Bid: $20,000.00
 

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53. CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION LARGE POSTER
This original, stylized poster from the 1970s reflects the cultural and political changes of China. It reads, “Work hard to achieve tasks in a new era.” The poster is handsomely framed, measuring 30 inches by 40 ½ inches. It was donated to The Carter Center by former missionary to China Camille Anders.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $200.00
Winning Bid: $5,000.00
 
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54. PRIVATE CONCERT BY PETER YARROW
Performer, songwriter, and American folk music icon Peter Yarrow will come to your home or office for a personal and private concert. Yarrow found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. Yarrow will perform for at least one hour and be available for photographs. He also will sing with your children and present them with personalized copies of his best-selling book, “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” Yarrow co-wrote the song of the same name, which was one of the group’s most famous hits. This private concert could be an ideal fundraiser for your local charity. A certificate for a first-class domestic round-trip ticket on Delta Air Lines is included for Yarrow’s travel to your event. However, the winning bidder must provide his lodging and cover any additional costs associated with the performance. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information.
Donor(s): Mr. Peter Yarrow and Delta Air Lines
Value: $7,500.00
Winning Bid: $45,000.00
 

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55. IRON HORSE VINEYARDS WINE DELIVERY
Iron Horse Vineyards, in the Green Valley region of Sonoma County, Calif., is a 300-acre, family-owned estate winery, which resides in a cluster of rustic, redwood barn-style buildings overlooking rolling hills of grape vines. Wines from this vineyard have been served at the White House for five consecutive presidential administrations. Your case of 12 bottles includes six Thomas Road Pinot Noir, three UnOaked Chardonnay, and three Classic Vintage Brut. For more information about the vineyard and wine profile, see www.ironhorsevineyards.com. Please follow directions on certificate to arrange delivery of wine.
Donor(s): Mr. Peter Yarrow and Delta Air Lines
Value: $7,500.00
Winning Bid: $12,000.00
 
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56. PLAYBOY COLLECTION
In 1976 President Carter was interviewed for Playboy magazine. The items in this unique collection recall that event. The interview covered topics ranging from President Carter’s views on domestic and foreign policy to his own personal life. Included in this set is an original 1976 Playboy magazine, signed by President Carter on the first page of his interview; an advertising piece to market “The Interview,” also signed by Jimmy Carter; a pin that reads “Carter Talks in Playboy,” and a red, lacy garter belt with pin that reads “Jimmy Carter for President, 1976-1980.”
Donor(s): Friend of the Carter Center
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $9,500.00
 

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57. SNOWY MOUNTAIN SCROLL
In 2015 creations by Beijing-born ink painter Cui Ruzhuo were reported to be the most expensive art in China based on sales of works at public auctions in 2014. A snowy mountain scene is the focus of this exquisite scroll painted by Ruzhuo. The tall mountain is covered with speckles of snowflakes and has trees climbing up from the base, which is sprinkled with clusters of red flowers. The painting is inscribed to President Carter by the chairman of Hua Da International Holdings Co., Ltd., and was presented to him during his 2014 visit to China. The scroll measures 82 inches by 36 inches.
Donor(s): Mr. Li Xiaohua
Value: $3,500.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 
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58. RARE TRUMAN NEWSPAPER WITH SIGNATURE
On election day in 1948 New York Gov. Thomas Dewey was predicted to win the presidency since most national polls showed him safely ahead of incumbent Harry Truman. That evening when early returns indicated the same thing, this edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune was set in type by inexperienced workers (notice the five lines on the far-right column that are printed upside down) brought in because of a strike at the paper. Offered here is one of about only a half dozen of the Chicago Daily Tribune “Dewey Defeats Truman” newspapers known to exist. The original paper comes with a photograph signed by President Truman that shows him holding a copy of the newspaper with the incorrect headline after his election triumph. An additional copy of Truman’s signature on White House stationery is featured as well. The frame measures 22 inches by 26 inches. These newspapers have sold for as much as $45,000.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ostrander
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $7,500.00
 

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59. PRESIDENT CARTER’S VINTAGE CAMERAS
Here is your chance to own a collection of three vintage cameras and two camera cases formerly belonging to Jimmy Carter. The Nikon hard-shell case has a “Jimmy Carter” nameplate on it and measures 15 ½ inches wide, 11 inches high, and 8 ½ inches deep. It is signed by President Carter. Inside is a Nikon film camera with an AF Nikkor 35-70 lens and matching Nikon strap; a Fujifilm Endeavor Fotonex 250 Zoom camera with original, unused film; a Nikon 800mm F13.3 fieldscope with softshell case; various original owner’s manuals for both cameras; and a set of keys to lock the case. You will also receive an 8-inch by 6-inch case that holds President Carter’s Sharp H8 Viewcam video camera kit with microphone attachment and rechargeable battery packs. All items were a gift to President Carter from the Mitsui Marine company on a trip to Japan in 1990. This is a true treasure for any photo enthusiast.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $12,500.00
 
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60. NOBEL PEACE PRIZE MEMORABILIA
Here’s your chance to own a collection of items commemorating the winning of the Nobel Peace Prize by President Carter in 2002. You’ll receive a signed copy of his book “The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture,” along with a photograph showing President Carter holding his Nobel medal and diploma. Also included is a framed copy of an insert from the Dec. 8, 2002, edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The special newspaper insert is titled “The Making of a Nobel Laureate” and contains personal stories, insights, and firsthand recollections from the people who know President Carter best.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $750.00
Winning Bid: $9,000.00
 

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61. HAND-TURNED MOULTHROP WOODEN BOWL
Matt Moulthrop is a third-generation wood turner who uses a lathe and hand-forged tools to turn logs into sculpture. The wood for this bowl came from a tulip poplar harvested last fall on the Carters’ family farm. After being turned into the initial shape, it was treated for several months to prevent cracking. The piece was then dried for two months or more and turned again on the lathe to its final form. The 8-inch-diameter bowl is signed on the bottom by both the artist and Jimmy Carter, and a copy of the book “Moulthrop: A Legacy in Wood” is included. For more information about the Moulthrop family and their creations, visit www.moulthropstudios.com.
Donor(s): Mr. Matt Moulthrop
Value: $1,500.00
Winning Bid: $16,000.00
 
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62. HAND-COLORED FINE ART PRINTS
You decide which set of original creations from Elizabeth Ginsberg is the most captivating. Each set includes an image taken in Burgundy, France, and a unique necklace whose colors complement the scene depicted. The 11-inch by 15-inch fine art digital prints with hand coloring are signed by the artist, numbered 2 of 4, and presented in simple wood frames. The necklaces include a variety of exotic glass beads. 1. “Noyers 9” captures the stoic beauty of a traditional French stone house against a vibrant blue sky. It is accompanied by a necklace with gold accents in shades of tan, honey yellow, and rust. 2. “Noyers 4” captures the vibrant colors and lush flora along the side of a house. Paired with it is a necklace with beads of peach, plum, honey yellow, and shades of light pink with gold accents. A book titled “Reflections: A Survey of Prints by Elizabeth Ginsberg” is included with each fine art print. For more information about the artist and her work, please visit www.elizabethginsberg.com or www.lizaart.etsy.com.
Donor(s): Ms. Elizabeth Ginsberg
Value: $560.00
Winning Bid: $4,000.00
 

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63. PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA, VACATION
Experience Pebble Beach, Calif., where you can hike and bike along scenic drives and trails, sample your way through California Wine Country or visit legendary destinations like Cannery Row, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur. You and up to five friends will stay in a private guesthouse located on the 14th green at the Pebble Beach golf course for four nights. The trip includes a private tour of Monterey Zoo. You can also receive tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, if interested. During your stay, you will enjoy a catered dinner compliments of your host. A certificate for two coach-class round-trip tickets from Delta Air Lines is included. Ticket offer expires July 1, 2018. Offer for guesthouse expires July 1, 2018, and is not valid during the Concours d’Elegance (Aug. 20, 2017) or AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb. 5-11, 2018). See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information. Ground transportation is not included.
Donor(s): Ms. Joanne Gimbel and Delta Air Lines
Value: $10,000.00
Winning Bid: $13,000.00
 
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64. OFFICIAL CATALOG OF PRESIDENT AND MRS. FORD’S PORTRAITS
The White House Historical Association sponsors a program to commission and acquire official portraits of presidents and first ladies for the permanent collection at the White House. In the summer of 1977, President and Mrs. Ford sat for their portraits, and in the spring of 1978, these portraits were presented to President and Mrs. Carter. This lot includes an original catalog of the program with color reproductions of the portraits and is signed on the title page by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. In addition, Gerald R. Ford’s signature is included with a color photograph of President and Mrs. Ford, their portraits and the Carters’.
Donor(s): Friend of the Carter Center
Value: $500.00
Winning Bid: $2,500.00
 

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65. TURTLE LADY BRONZE SCULPTURE
Sculptor Alyse Lucas Corcoran was born in Washington, D.C., and served there as part of the Carter/Mondale administration. She found inspiration for this bonded bronze sculpture from the annual sea turtle egg laying and hatching in Botany Bay near Charleston, S.C. Accompanying the sculpture is a poem that tells the story behind it. The piece weighs 30 pounds, measures 16 by 23 inches, and is 12 inches tall. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for the text of the poem.
Donor(s): Ms. Alyse Lucas Corcoran
Value: $4,900.00
Winning Bid: $10,000.00
 
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66. CARTER/MONDALE MEMORABILIA
Items from the 1976 Carter/Mondale campaign are offered here! Included is a campaign poster signed by both President Carter and Vice President Mondale; a rare signed copy of the New York Times from Friday, July 16, 1976, reporting that Carter had selected Mondale as his running mate; the July 26, 1976, issue of Time magazine showing Amy Carter with her parents and Joan and Fritz Mondale on the cover; an assortment of campaign buttons; a campaign bumper sticker; and two election pamphlets.
Donor(s): Mrs. Ann Johnson, Mr. John Cabral, Ms. Jay Wade, Mr. Nathaniel Forbes, Mr. John Wermuth and Mr. Jay Beck
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $4,000.00
 

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67. THE CARTER CENTER PRINT
This framed giclée print numbered 34 of 50 is signed by President Carter and stamped with the embossed Carter Center seal. A certificate of authenticity is included. President Carter painted this scene in 2005. The view depicts The Carter Center as seen from the lower lake below the Japanese Garden. The original painting currently hangs in the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum.
Donor(s): President Carter
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $7,000.00
 
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68. HISTORY OF PLAINS
Look back at the history of President and Mrs. Carter’s hometown with a copy of “History of Plains, Georgia,” a hardback book compiled by the Plains Historical Preservation Trust, Inc. The book is signed by Jimmy Carter and offers insight into the historical highlights of the small town’s past while telling of the impact that President Carter’s election had on its community. Also included is a print composed of sketches of 10 locations in Plains, Ga. Drawn by Lois E. Theiss, this piece is signed by the artist and comes in a black frame measuring 14 ½ inches by 17 ½ inches.
Donor(s): The Carter Center and Friend of The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $4,500.00
 

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69. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN RICHTER “GRAND REFLECTION”
John Richter, a landscape photographer and naturalist based in Vail, Colo., has spent the last two decades recording the natural history of the American West. It is in this environment that he finds a quiet connection to all living things, and in this state he transforms that passion into the imagery that has inspired collectors and fans from around the globe. This photograph, titled “Grand Reflection,” was taken in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. The fine art silver halide, Type-C print is mounted on the finest conservation-quality UV-filtering acrylic and framed using an elegantly wrapped natural linen French bevel liner. The piece is finished with a light brown 35-inch by 41-inch olivewood frame, handcrafted in Italy.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. John Richter
Value: $2,800.00
Winning Bid: $4,000.00
 
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70. USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN23) SPONSOR MEMORABILIA
When the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN23) was christened in 2004, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter served as its sponsor. As they christen their ships, sponsors become part of that ship’s history as well as honorary plank owners. This lot contains two items pertaining to Mrs. Carter’s role in supporting the SSN23 christening events and ceremony. The first is a framed plank owner certificate, personalized to Rosalynn Carter and signed by her. The second item is a scrapbook that includes a color photograph, signed by Mrs. Carter, which shows her in the act of officially christening the USS Jimmy Carter. The scrapbook also contains two envelopes, one of which is a First Day of Issue Cover commemorating the christening; an invitation to a dinner honoring Rosalynn Carter as sponsor; a copy of the official christening program book; a commemorative coin; and information on the characteristics of the ship.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $250.00
Winning Bid: $2,500.00
 

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71. PRIVATE HOLLYWOOD RECEPTION AND FILM SCREENING
Under Sherry Lansing’s leadership as chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures released some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, including Academy Award® winners “Forrest Gump,” “Braveheart,” and “Titanic.” In 2006, Lansing retired to run the Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is dedicated to funding and raising awareness for cancer research, health, public education, and encore career opportunities. You and up to 11 friends will join Lansing for a cocktail reception and private film screening in her home. Transportation and lodging are not included. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for additional information.
Donor(s): Ms. Sherry Lansing
Value: $10,000.00
Winning Bid: $10,000.00
 
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72. CHARLES FUNK PRINT AND HANDMADE FLY
Own this print of Charles Funk’s original painting “Whistling in the Wilds,” which depicts President and Mrs. Carter fly-fishing in Alaska. This print, numbered 3 out of 20, is signed by President and Mrs. Carter as well as by Funk himself. It measures 24 inches by 14 inches. Also included in this lot is an original salmon fly, “The Sunrise,” which is from a set of three designed and dressed by professional tyer Bill Chandler. The framed fly measures 9 inches by 11 inches and is both signed and numbered (#1) by the artist.
Donor(s): Mr. Charles Funk
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $6,000.00
 

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73. SNOW SCENE PAINTING OF CARTER CENTER BY RITA THOMPSON
Rita Thompson, a longtime friend of The Carter Center, painted this beautiful scene of the Center’s campus covered in snow with the Atlanta skyline in the background and called it “Snow Scene Carter Center.” President and Mrs. Carter loved the painting so much that in the year 2000 they chose it to be the image on the Center’s Christmas cards. The beautiful oil painting is presented in a handsome metallic wooden frame and comes with one of the Christmas cards, signed by President and Mrs. Carter, and a one-of-kind handcrafted ornament made by Jean Harbison that was created using the holiday card image.
Donor(s): Ms. Nancy Seymour and Ms. Jean Harbison
Value: $2,500.00
Winning Bid: $6,000.00
 
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74. MARTHA’S VINEYARD VACATION
Set off the beaten path, the quiet and serene setting of Treetops allows you to take a break from the world. The house is located midway between the towns of Edgartown and Oak Bluffs, and from the decks you see only trees, Sengekontacket Pond and Nantucket Sound in the distance. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has three levels and sleeps 10. It also has three outdoor decks, a hot tub, an outdoor shower, and other items (sheets, towels, cookware, beach chairs, WiFi, a food processor, and a blender) to make your stay comfortable. Bike paths are easily accessible, or you can walk four minutes to a dock for kayakers and the association tennis courts. The open kitchen, dining room, living room, and reading nook are located on the main floor. A fully screened-in gazebo offers a comfortable setting for outdoor dining and entertainment. The home is available for a one-week stay (seven days) between Oct. 19 and Oct. 31, 2017, or May 1 and May 20, 2018. See “Item Restrictions and Clarifications.” at the end of the catalog for more information. Two round-trip, coach-class tickets are included courtesy of Delta Air Lines. Certificates for airline tickets must be redeemed by July 1, 2018. Ground transportation is not included.
Donor(s): Mr. Dale Leibach and Delta Air Lines
Value: $4,995.00
Winning Bid: $6,500.00
 

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75. PRESIDENT AND MRS. CARTER SCRAPBOOK
This beautiful 32-page scrapbook collection includes photos, memorabilia and items relating to President Carter’s time in the Georgia Senate, his governorship and his presidency. Mementos from Habitat for Humanity, Plains paraphernalia, and items representing the work carried out at The Carter Center are included as well. All are creatively displayed in a scrapbook measuring 12 inches square. It is signed by both President and Mrs. Carter.
Donor(s): Dr. and Mrs. Ricardo Fernandez
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $1,000.00
 
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76. WORLD WAR I NAVY POSTER
In the years prior to World War I, Henry Reuterdahl traveled extensively with the U.S. Navy. He became its official artist during the war and was head of the poster bureau. This recruitment poster created by Reuterdahl dates to 1918. It depicts a sailor carrying an Allied soldier through water below the caption “The Navy Put ’em Across.” Measuring 31 ½ inches by 25 inches unframed, the poster will be a treasure to any World War I history enthusiast.
Donor(s): Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bacon
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $3,000.00
 

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77. MARIANNA COOK PORTRAIT AND BOOK
Marianna Cook, a protégé of Ansel Adams, is a fine art photographer whose work is held in numerous private and museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Cook took this black-and-white portrait of President Carter in November 2011 as part of her 2013 collection, “Justice: Faces of the Human Rights Revolution.” The print is signed by Jimmy Carter and on the back by the photographer. A hardback copy of “Justice,” showing her photograph of President Carter on the cover, is included. The introduction for the book was written by columnist Anthony Lewis.
Donor(s): The Carter Center
Value: $1,000.00
Winning Bid: $35,000.00
 
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78. GICLÉE PRINTS OF PAINTINGS BY PRESIDENT CARTER
Giclée prints of the three paintings below by President Carter were made to display in place of the originals at this auction. The prints have been signed by President Carter and may differ slightly in size from the originals. See next listing “Original Oil Painting by President Carter” for description of each image. Note: President Carter retains the right to use these images for other prints in the future.
  1. “Monarchs and Milkweed”

  2. “Boyhood Farm”

  3. “A Red Rose"
Donor(s): President Carter
Value: $10,000.00
Winning Bid: $25,000.00
 

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79. ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY PRESIDENT CARTER
The winning bidder will select one of these three paintings by President Carter.
  1. President Carter created “Monarchs and Milkweed” in March 2014. The original oil painting is 18 inches by 24 inches. It shows two monarch butterflies and several milkweed plants against a sky-blue background. The painting is signed “Carter” and currently hangs in the main reception area of The Carter Center.

  2. The farm where President Carter lived from age 4 until he left for college is the subject of this painting, titled “Boyhood Farm.” The original oil painting is 30 inches by 24 inches and was created in March 2012. It is signed “Carter” and is one of many that President Carter has made of his beloved childhood home.

  3. A giant red rose almost fills the canvas in this 30-inch by 40-inch original oil painting created by President Carter. It is titled “A Red Rose” and was created in February 2015. “Carter” appears in the bottom right corner of the painting.
Donor(s): President Carter
Value: $100,000.00
Winning Bid: $525,000.00
 
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80. REID CLASSICS BED DESIGNED BY PRESIDENT CARTER
Reid Classics has been making handsome heirloom furniture ever since Robert Reid opened a furniture workshop in Mobile, Ala., in 1938. Over the years the company has shifted focus to crafting high-quality antique reproductions of four-poster beds. Andrew Reid currently follows in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and produces these extraordinary four-poster beds out of Dothan, Ala. President Carter joined forces with this master furniture maker to create this queen-sized mahogany bed. The bed is designed by President Carter, an experienced woodworker who modeled the design after his own handmade bed at home. A brochure and set of photographs showing Carter and Reid looking over the design sketches and instructions for making the bed are included along with President Carter’s original sketches. President Carter has carved his name in the headboard and signed the bed.
Donor(s): Reid Classics and President Carter
Value: $5,000.00
Winning Bid: $80,000.00