“From The Heart”

Bidding Ends 6PM December 6, 2020


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  Item Description Bid Amount

A May 2021 Private Tour of the Ship and Dinner for Four

This fabulous item is led by our own “history buff” Dr. Ray Glick DVM and includes a complete tour, stem to stern, engine room to wheelhouse. This will be followed by refreshments on the ship and a catered full course dinner from one of Lewes’s famous restaurants dockside. Overfalls President Mike Safina will join you for dinner guaranteeing an enlightened Maritime conversation. Ray is a presenter on Lightship history at OSHA and Mike is a graduate of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and involved in Maritime activities.

High Bid: $275  Paddle #: 23


Duck Warden

Unusual as usual, made from re-purposed cedar and pine from a screened in porch, the “Duck Warden” surveys his surroundings. Sitting in his “duck blind” the hand carved Mallard by Al Klineburger keeps a stern eye open. Weatherproof, this measures 9” wide, 8” deep and 14” high to top of head.

High Bid: $100  Paddle #: 29


Birdhouse for Feathered Friends

An unique birdhouse built by Al Klineburger out of re-purposed wood. With a rich grain Mahogany front it’s sure to please the most discerning songbird. Weather proofed with epoxy and spar varnish it is ready for the elements. Everything handmade except hardware. Songbirds not included. This unique item is 15” high, 6.5" width and 6.5" depth.

High Bid: $110  Paddle #: 34


Birdhouse From Reclaimed Monomoy Wood

The facing and sides of this structure are made from planking wood from the Overfalls foundation Monomoy lifeboat. This was wood deemed unusable when the boat was rebuilt. The wood is in good shape and the crew gave the wood to be used to build bird houses sold at Overfalls fundraisers. The house is for nesting of tufted titmouse or chickadees. It's entry hole is protected by a metal predator plate. The wood surface remains untouched from when it was removed from the Monomoy. It has been over-sealed with a polyurethane protective coating. It has ceiling vents, floor drain holes and a rear clean-out panel. All joints are double bonded with both builder's adhesive and screws. Size approximately 7" tall by 5 3/4" x 6".

High Bid: $50  Paddle #: 30


Patchwork Quilt in Sea Glass Colors

Made by Judy Battista who honed her quilt making skills in Pennsylvania ‘s Dutch country. A beautiful throw that will bring joy to anyone who owns it. A perfect match for a decorator with an eye on beach design. This extraordinary heirloom measures 5'3" by 4'6".

High Bid: $150  Paddle #: 36


Delaware State Flag

This Delaware State flag proudly flew on the LV118 Overfalls for the summers of 2014 and 2015. It was auctioned off during an “Opening Party”, since then several members have flown the flag. It is just under standard size of 3’ x 5’, and shows the wear and tear one would expect. Very collectible!

High Bid: $50  Paddle #: 37


Overfalls Returning from Dorchester

Reflective photo of the Overfalls returning to Lewes from the Dorchester, New Jersey shipyard April 26, 2018. Photo taken by regionally known photographer Marta Nammack. Photo (18” x 14”) is matted and framed (20”x 16”).

High Bid: $100  Paddle #: 43


Hand Carved Wooden Profile of LV118

A look back at a very popular gift shop item, this wooden profile of LV118 is a nostalgic collectible, and were handmade by our members. The ship is 18” long, 11” tall and is currently mounted on a 34” base.

High Bid: $51  Paddle #: 26


Lightship Overfalls Jigsaw Puzzle

A beautiful photo, taken by Michele Buckler, of the Ship being towed in the canal as it's returning from the shipyard in Dorchester New Jersey after having been freshly painted. This photo is converted into a 550 piece jigsaw puzzle and suitable for framing (24” x 18”).

High Bid: $55  Paddle #: 37


Amazing Baked Goods

This is truly hard to describe as it's some fresh delicious mouth watering bake goods from local baker Jennie Tolbert. The winner can select the bake good from her expansive menu at a mutually agreed date. Her menu includes: caramel apple pecan cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter cupcakes, St. Patty's Day peppermint paddy surprise brownies, lemon cupcakes with raspberry filling, raspberry filled chocolate cupcakes with chocolate butter cream filling and more. Just in time for the holidays this is sure to be a big hit.

High Bid: $55  Paddle #: 18


Everybody Loves a Snowman!

Carved wood by our own Bert Long , this warm and friendly snowman will enhance your winter decorating. Standing just 3” tall this pine carving can fit in anyone’s home.

High Bid: $45  Paddle #: 17


Holiday Gift Wrapping

If holiday gift wrapping is something you would like to avoid, all you have to do is bring the gifts and boxes, a limit of 12 items, to Tracy Mulveny our Lewes based wrapper. Paper, ribbons and bows are provided.

High Bid: $35  Paddle #: 26


U. S. Merchant Marine Commemorative Stamp First Day of Issue

From the collection of Overfalls Foundation President Mike Safina, this is the complete set of four Commemorative Stamps honoring the U. S. Merchant Marines. A very unique addition to any stamp collection or anyone with Maritime interests.

High Bid: $25  Paddle #: 26


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