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 Post subject: Vaughn Banting Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:55 am 

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Vaughn Banting Memorabilia Auction

It is our extreme honor to present the Vaughn Banting Memorabilia Auction here at the Art of Bonsai Project.

After careful consideration, Vaughn’s family decided that Vaughn’s extensive collection of bonsai related books, magazines, pots, Asian memorabilia, and other items should go to people who, like Vaughn, embrace the art of bonsai and who would give these items the respect and care that they deserve.

The Editorial Staff of AoB will start a separate thread for each item or groups of items in this section, in order to keep each auction separate and to allow discussion on such without confusion. Titles of the auction threads will contain the item or items being auctioned as well as the current status of the auction.

Interested parties need not be a member of AoB in order to place a bid or win an auction; however joining is required in order to participate in the discussions.

Bids can be made by simply emailing your bid, along with the item number located under each picture, to Bids will be posted in red text daily in the corresponding thread in the order that they were received. Bidders names will be included in each post.

Each auction will have an expiration date, set with the goal of allowing as many people as possible to see the items. Once the expiration date and time is reached, the winning bidder will be announced and no other bids will be accepted or posted for that item.

Once won, the winning bidder will receive an invoice from PayPal with instructions on making payment. All payments must be made before the item or items will be shipped. Items not paid for within 48 hours after the invoice is emailed will be offered to the second highest bidder at their last bid amount. If the second highest bidder refuses this option, the item or items will be resubmitted for auction.

Once an auction has been won and payment received, the winning bidder’s email will be sent to Vaughn’s family and they will arrange shipping.

Once sold, the thread containing the item or items sold will be deleted and a single picture of the item or items, along with the winners name will be posted in this thread below.

All proceeds from this auction will go to Vaughn’s estate; no part will go to AoB, its management, staff, or members.

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Guy Guidry who set up this auction, to Vaughn’s family who are sharing some of his legacy with all of us, To Joy, Vaughn’s sister, who is taking on the work load, and of course to Vaughn, for all he has done for the art of bonsai, he is missed greatly.

Auctions will start soon, keep checking back for the first and for others that will follow over time. Good luck and thanks.

A Tribute to Vaughn Banting can be seen at

An Interview with Vaughn can be seen at viewtopic.php?t=936

Vaughn’s own web page can be seen at


All Auctions Have Ended!

 Post subject: Re: Vaughn Banting Memorabilia Auction
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:53 pm 

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The auction has ended and was quite a success. It was successful mainly in distributing Vaughn's bonsai items to individuals in the bonsai community who will respect the history of the items, but it was successful in the financial sense as well.

Our thanks go out to Vaughn's family, to Guy Guidry, and to all of Vaughn's friends who showed support for this auction. Thank you all, without you, this never would have been possible.

Of course, our thanks go to all of you who bid on the auctions, even those who didn't win an auction, helped to keep the bidding flowing and the interest up.

Congratulations to the following winners who acquired items that have a history and will no doubt grow in value over time.

Alan Walker
Bill Swain
Bob Kalbaugh
Bradley Barlow
Carl Morrow
Carlos Marentes
Charles W. Hall
Chris Cochrane
Chuck Hall
David Murphy
Ed Trout
Edwin Mercado
Faiq Hasan
Harrison Richards
Irene Britton
Joel Querido
John Johnson III
John Romano
John White
Myron Redding
Norma Amundsen
Robert Kempinski
Ross Beevers
Ted Kotynia
Tim Delaney
Will Heath

Thank you.

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