Silent Auction 2018


A Picasso Print

This piece comes from and is known as the `Marina Picasso Collection` and was produced in the USA between 1979 and 1982.

After Pablo Picasso`s death in 1973, Marina, who was his granddaughter, authorised the printing of these original lithographs, which have come to be known as the `Picasso Estate Collection`. The lithographs were meticulously created after the original works (oil paintings, water-colours, pastels and charcoal drawings) by Master Chromist, Marcel Salinas, who worked closely with Picasso during his lifetime. They are printed in an Edition of 1000 on first quality paper and have an Estate approved Picasso signature printed below the image. It also has in typeset immediately under the image, `Collection Marina Picasso` and just in the bottom right-hand corner of the image in the border, is typeset the name of the individual who financed the production in order that Marina Picasso could raise $4.5 million to settle death duties with the French Government for works of art in her grandfather`s Collection, that were in France at the time of his death.

These are known as `Collectable Prints` and are rare and unique works of art. Although not signed or numbered like a Limited Edition, they often appreciate in value over time due to their rarity and age.

Picasso was an artistic virtuoso, who co-founded `Cubism` and produced an astounding 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures during his brilliant 70 year career. He was a child prodigy and took advanced classes at the Royal Academy of Art in Barcelona when he was only 15.

Zealously embracing every medium from primitive art to sketches, to Surrealism, Picasso had an unrivalled influence upon 20th century art.

One of only 1,000 pieces created New York between 1979 and 1982 using original painting methods (rather than mechanical) – a true collector’s item which will be sure to appreciate over the years!

Donated by Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Son


A Box at Ascot Racecourse for Mothering Sunday 2019

A superbly located box for 18 people on the 2nd floor at Ascot Racecourse including 18 entry tickets and 5 parking badges to enjoy the national hunt-racing on Sunday 31 March 2019. Catering is available separately and the box can accommodate 18 people buffet-style or 12 people for a sit-down lunch.


Donated by Felix Rosenstiel’s Widow and Son


Tickets to ‘In Harmony” with Aled Jones and Russell Watson

Two tickets at the venue of the winning bidder’s choice plus the opportunity to meet Aled backstage after the show.

Donated by Aled Jones


Un Petit Sejour en France

A long weekend stay (Friday to Monday inclusive) at Villa les Oiseaux in Menton, a short drive from Nice. A two bedroom house with panoramic sea views which sleeps four set in the gardens of Villa Cyrnos, 500 yards from the Mediterranean and in the heart of one of France’s prettiest seaside towns. The accommodation comprises two twin bedrooms, a large bathroom, 2nd WC, sitting room, modern kitchen and swimming pool. Dates to be mutually agreed in 2019. This lot is for accommodation only.

Donated by Julian Barwick


Signed Box Set of Harry Potter Books from Daniel Radcliffe

Donated by Daniel Radcliffe


Clay Pigeon Shooting for 4
The opportunity for 4 guns to enjoy a morning’s clay pigeon shooting at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School. Cartridges, clays, teas and coffees are included.

Donated by James Purdey & Sons


A Box at the Royal Albert Hall

12 seats in a Grand Tier Private Box at the Royal Albert Hall for a performance of your choice at BBC Proms Summer 2019 (Not the first or last night and box catering is not included).

Donated by C Hoare & Co.


Tickets to a Performance at Cadogan Hall

Two tickets to a performance of your choice at Cadogan Hall in 2019

Donated by Cadogan


A Round of Golf at Sunningdale

A round of golf for three with Nick Howe at Sunningdale Golf Club in Berkshire. The old course opened in 1901 and was laid out by Willy Park Junior. Virtually every hole is played in splendid and beautiful isolation in harmony with nature. No wonder it is considered the most beloved inland course in the British Isles.

Donated by Nick Howe

LOT 10

Trafalgar Night Dinner on HMS President

The opportunity for two people to experience the annual Trafalgar Night Dinner. Join the Commanding Officer and Officers of HMS President, London’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit, as VIP guests on Friday 18 October 2019 for a fantastic silver-service traditional Naval Mess Dinner to commemorate the 214th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar. You will be warmly welcomed to the Wardroom by the Mess President and over 100 Officers of the Royal Navy Reserve, plus fellow distinguished VIP guests, for a fun-filled evening of fine dining, live music and sea shanties. Situated on the north shore of the Thames, East of Tower Bridge, the HMS President boasts an unparalleled panoramic river view and the evening is sure to be a memorable and unique experience with a great atmosphere. There will be a champagne reception, followed by a 3-course dinner with a VIP guest speaker.

Donated by HMS President

LOT 11

A private flight with Ian Womack

A private flight for two for around one hour in a light aircraft from London Elstree Aerodrome (route to be agreed with the winning bidder)

Donated by Ian Womack

LOT 12

A ‘James Bond 50 years of movie posters’ book signed by Daniel Craig

Donated by Daniel Craig

LOT 13

A one week stay in Mr Chanterelle in Sark (Mr Hesters).

This three bedroomed cottage accommodates six people with two en-suite bedrooms and a twin bedded room. The cottage is situated a couple of hundred metres from The Avenue, with Shops and Restaurants. Also included is a romantic candlelit dinner or luncheon for two at La Sablonnerie Hotel, including champagne on arrival, fine wine and award-winning sloe gin.

Donated by Duncan Spence

LOT 14

A one week holiday in a villa at Vale de Milho, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal

This four bedroomed villa sleeps up to ten people and all four bedrooms are en-suite. It has a swimming pool and is located on the fully serviced development that includes a nine hole golf course and is close to the small fishing village of Carvoeiro, only 55km from Faro Airport.

Donated by Duncan Spence

LOT 15

A Two Night Stay at Oulton Hall near Leeds

Enjoy a two night stay at the luxurious Oulton Hall country house hotel (bed and breakfast). This beautiful converted stately home is set on 300 acres of land and is the perfect place to explore the spectacular Yorkshire Dales and Peak District. Indulge yourself in the spa and the 27 hole golf course and don’t miss the super afternoon tea!

Donated by Meenal Devani

LOT 16

The Hari Belgravia

Two night stay in a Suite inclusive of full English breakfast and Dinner for two people in Il Pampero restaurant

Donated by The Children’s Trust

LOT 17

SEGRO’s Box at Twickenham for the Army v Navy match on Saturday May 4 2019

(10 tickets and two car park tickets) and food for all. Drinks available for purchase separately.

Donated by SEGRO

LOT 18

A Lavazza Fantasia Coffee-Maker

This coffee machine is ideal for lovers of lattes and cappuccino fans. Make authentic, coffee-shop quality beverages in the comfort of your own home. The steam and whisk system ensures the milk reaches your desired texture to create luxuriously frothy coffees. A cold milk frothing setting lets you make cold and iced coffees, perfect for the hot summer days. You can programme your favourite cup mode so you can make yourself your favourite beverage in seconds. There’s a used capsule holder, a large water tank, an adjustable drip tray to keep your worktop clean, and you’ll get an alert when the machine needs de-scaling so you can ensure it has a long life-span. 

Donated by Depaul

LOT 19

The EG: The Ultimate Package – EG Awards & Double Page Advert

EG is offering a combination of a money-can’t-buy prize and a too-valuable-to-pass-up offer. The winner of this year’s EG lot will secure for themselves a special EG Awards package. The winner will gain a coveted place on the EG Awards judging panel and an invitation to the top table at the 2019 EG Awards. The judging session takes place at the top of the BT Tower in June with the Awards themselves staged at the Grosvenor House Hotel in September 2019. The prize will entitle the winner to rub shoulder s with some of the industry’s biggest hitters in two of London’s most prestigious venues. The winner’s photo will also grace the pages of EG. As a further enticement, the winner will also be entitled to place a double-page advert in EG in 2019.

Donated by the EG

LOT 20

A Sculptured Bronze Robin by Mark Coreth

Number 5 of a series specially created for The Story of Christmas by the celebrated sculptor Mark Coreth, cast in bronze.

Donated by Mark Coreth

LOT 21

A Champagne Afternoon Tea for 4 at The Dorchester

Donated by The Dorchester

LOT 22

New College Oxford – The Ultimate Experience (for Two People)

A private tour of New College Chapel (including the hall, cloisters, gardens, the bell tower – with rooftop views of Oxford – and parts usually closed to the public), evensong plus dinner for two as the guests of Robert Quinney at High Table on a mutually convenient date.


A sumptuous selection of 20 New College Choir CDs – representing treasures from the choir’s world-class discography.  From Christmas carols to favourite anthems, Bach’s St John Passion and Handel’s Messiah, Evensong from New College and the glory of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers, as well as much loved Requiems by Fauré & Mozart.   A special CD features music for trebles – The Art of the Chorister – and to round off the collection, the choir’s newest CD of Parry which has garnered wonderful reviews on Radio 3 and in The Gramophone.

Donated by New College Oxford

LOT 23

Agatha Christie’s Poirot – Memorabilia signed by Zoë Wanamaker CBE

A Call Sheet used in the making of ITV’s classic ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot,’ together with a script excerpt and a telegram created for the episode which reads “ARIADNE OLIVER, COME AT ONCE, HERCULE POIROT.” The items have each been autographed by Zoë Wanamaker who played Ariadne Oliver in the Poirot films.

Donated by Zoë Wanamaker

LOT 24

A two-night break in Edinburgh

A two night two stay for two people at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in a classic king or twin room including a full traditional Scottish breakfast.

   Donated by the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh

LOT 25

The Renaissance St Pancras Hotel London

A two night stay for two people at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in a Barlow Room with breakfast in The Booking Office.

Donated by The Renaissance St Pancras Hotel

LOT 26

Champagne Dinner for 6 with wine-pairings at The Bleeding Heart

Dinner for 6 people at The Bleeding Heart in Farringdon, Central London, featuring a glass of Taittinger Champagne on arrival and a three-course dinner with Trinity Hall wine pairings with each course.

Donated by Haven House & The Bleeding Heart

LOT 27

Cricket Day hosted by Matchroom Sport Chairman, Barry Hearn at his private estate

Teams of six are invited to bid to play in the annual corporate cricket match hosted by Haven House Patron Barry Hearn. Taking place in East Hanningfield, Essex in summer 2019, the day will include full hospitality, cash bar and the chance to win the Barry Hearn Trophy! Put up your best cricketers to experience this money-can’t-buy prize.
Date to be confirmed and likely to be July 2019. Transport not included. You must bring your own whites and equipment.

Donated by Haven House

LOT 28

A set of Amy Winehouse prints by Harry Luxton

20 copies of this marvellous print of Amy Winehouse

Donated by Haven House

LOT 29

GoPro HERO 7 Action Camera & Accessory Kit

Film anywhere in 4k Ultra HD with hyper-smooth video stabilisation with the latest GoPro camera release. This popular action camera is rugged, and waterproof up to 10 metres deep without the need for a case. With it’s intuitive touch screen display you can view your videos on the go with ease! Complete with full accessory kit including a tripod, various mounts and a 65GB Micro SD memory card, all packaged inside a rugged compact carry case.

Donated by TFT

LOT 30

Edmond de Bergerac with Freddie Fox

Tickets to a UK premiere performance of ‘Edmond de Bergerac’ at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre + the opportunity to have drinks with Freddie Fox after the show. Date to be selected by the successful bidder.

Donated by Freddie Fox

LOT 31

A magnum of the Ruinart signed by all the readers of The Story of Christmas

Donated by The Story of Christmas

LOT 32

A set of three luxury candles by Wick & Tallow

Three fabulous candles with the following scents:

Sandalwood & Rose 
Lavender & rose 
Patchouli & grapefruit 

Donated by Wick & Tallow

LOT 33

Work Experience at TH_NK (Think), a digital transformation agency

A two week internship at the company’s London office.
TH_NK, a digital agency with consulting at its core, headquartered in London is ranked as one of the Top 100 Digital Agencies in the UK. TH_NK works with customers through its unique collaboration approach, helping them strategize for the future and develop in-house capabilities that enable organizational change and growth. The agency delivers full-scale digital transformation across all aspects of the enterprise-level change that companies want and need; from organization and culture through customer experience and technology. Clients include: LV Insurance, ASOS, Warner Brothers, Bupa and Knight Frank.
Donated by TH_NK

LOT 34

Planet Property & Lunch with Peter Bill

A signed copy of “Planet Property” by Peter Bill & Lunch at the Reform Club, Pall Mall, and a tour of the Club with Peter.

Donated by Peter Bill

LOT 35

A 5 Night 5* Holiday for 2 in the UAE (not including flights)

2 nights at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai in a Deluxe Room inclusive of daily breakfast

3 nights at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi staying in a superior sea view room inclusive of daily buffet breakfast at the Olea Restaurant

2 tickets to the top of the Burj Khalifa

Dinner for 2 at the Versace Hotel (food only)

Afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab


Donated by Nicholas MacLean, CBRE Middle East, The Sheraton Grand Dubai & The St Regis Saadiyat Abu Dhab

LOT 36

A week’s work experience at Taylor Howes

Taylor Howes has evolved over its 25 year heritage to become a Great British Brand in the arena of luxury, high-end design and furnishings. It is a member of Walpole and has received over 15 awards and accolades. This auction prize provides the winner with an immersive, first-hand introduction into life at Taylor Howes and what happens behind the doors of 49-51 Cheval Place, as they produce some of the finest interior design projects across the Globe, from the USA, to Europe and the Middle East.

Donated by Karen Howes

LOT 37

A days’ shooting at Radley Farm

This is an opportunity for one gun to enjoy a day’s shooting in very scenic landscapes at Radley Farm in Berkshire, next to Sir Richard Sutton’s Benham Estate. Morning coffee, drinks and a full lunch are included. To be taken in November 2019. The precise date will be set in autumn 2018.

Donated by Trevor & Elizabeth Gore

LOT 38

Porsche Driving Experience & Overnight Stay for Two at Villiers Hotel

The opportunity for two people to drive either the Boxter, Cayman, 911, Panamera. Cayenne or Macan for 90 minutes on the Porsche Tracks at Silverstone & stay overnight for two at the nearby Villiers Hotel, fully inclusive of a three course dinner with a bottle of house wine and a full English breakfast. Both participants will have the opportunity to drive.

Donated by Porsche Experience Centre Silverstone & Villiers Hotel

LOT 39

The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House

Two primely located tickets in the stalls to a performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Royal Opera House, on Friday 15th January together with two glasses of champagne a programme for the show.

Donated by Heather Porter

LOT 40

The Dorsett Hotel in the City

A one-night stay in a superior room with welcome drinks in the Jin Bow Law

Donated by Dorsett Hotels

LOT 41

A Taste of Italy with Aldo Zilli

The opportunity for up 20 guests to enjoy a 4 course Italian tasting menu created by celebrity chef Aldo Zilli. The dinner will be enjoyed at Centrepoint’s private dining space in the heart of Soho, central London. Please note that soft drinks are available but the winner should bring their own wines if desired. (Further details on file).

Donated by Centrepoint

LOT 42

A Brand New 55 inch Panasonic Screen

55 inch 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV Freeview Play with a 6 year guarantee
The screen has the following features:

Panasonic HCX Video Processing Engine

Local dimming Pro for the best picture from all sources

HDR10 and HLG

Voice Assistant – Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible*

Twin tuners and Freesat HD for flexible viewing

Freeview Play for easy access to catch-up TV


Donated by an anonymous donor

LOT 43

The Frensham Pond Hotel and Spa

2 night break for two including dinner, bed and breakfast & entry to the spa at The Frensham Pond Hotel in Surrey

Donated by The Frensham Pond Hotel

LOT 44

Record your own track with XLP!

London youth charity XLP offer you the unique opportunity to record your own track in their superbly equipped mobile recording studio. You will attend a half-day session with XLP’s experienced staff who will guide you through the process of recording, editing and producing your own work.

Donated by XLP

LOT 45

West Ham United experience for two

This prize includes a tour of London Stadium before attending the match of your choice (subject to availability) during the 2018/2019 or 2019/2020 football seasons. 
Upon arrival at London Stadium you will be shown around by a member of West Ham United’s staff, who will then take you to one of our hospitality lounges where you can enjoy a complimentary meal and drinks before the game. Two tickets to the match are also included in the prize. 
Please note that we will require at least six weeks’ notice in advance of the game you wish to attend.


Donated by West Ham United

LOT 46

Dinner for 6 at Mercante + a Pasta Masterclass

A pasta masterclass followed by dinner for 6 people (3 courses with half a bottle of wine per person) at Mercante at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel

Donated at Mercante

LOT 47

4 Limited Edition Ceramic Plates by French artist Nans Rivat

Limited edition “Sassy Lady” plates by the French artist Nans Rivat. Each plate is limited to 100 editions, made in ceramic in England. The collection was recently mentioned in The Sunday Times Home.

Donated by Nans Rivat

LOT 48

A Christmas Wreath

Limited edition “Sassy Lady” plates by the French artist Nans Rivat. Each plate is limited to 100 editions, made in ceramic in England. The collection was recently mentioned in The Sunday Times Home.

Donated by London Blooms Limited

LOT 49

A Traditional Portrait in Oils

A traditional oil painting portrait by Olivia Baynham (including 7-8 sittings of around 3 hours each to produce a magnificent portrait in oil on canvas of around 50x60cm

Donated by Olivia Baynham

LOT 50

“40” – A Kate Moss Retrospective by Russell Marshall

“40”- a retrospective of Kate Moss by artist Russell Marshall, coincided with her 40th birthday. Featuring ten photographs spanning her career, Marshall used them to create canvases and prints, in different colour combinations, to give a visual tour through Kate Moss’s career.

Donated by Liam West of Beautiful Crime Group

LOT 51

Cricket Bat signed by Phil Tufnell

Donated by The Children’s Trust

LOT 52

A Gourmet Short-Break in Mallorca for Two

A gourmet dinner for two people with wine pairings at Restaurant Fera in Palma, Mallorca, together with two nights in a hotel of your choice in Mallorca. The restaurant will organise the hotel stay once this has been selected.

Donated by Restaurant Fera and Coco Sage Property Developers

LOT 53

Dinner for Four with wine in the Reading Room at Claridge’s Hotel

Donated by Claridge’s

LOT 54

A Jeroboam of Ruinart Blancs de Blanc

Donated by LVMH

LOT 55

Classic FM Live – The Ultimate Experience

Two tickets to Classic FM Live on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 & Two tickets to the VIP after-show party, attended by the stars of the show and Classic FM Presenters. The performance and party both take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert features favourites from the Classic FM Hall of Fame, including Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 (with pianist Martin James Bartlett) and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending (with violinist Jennifer Pike). The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus will perform throughout the event, which is presented by Classic FM Presenters John Suchet and Margherita Taylor.

Donated by Classic FM

LOT 56

The Gritti Palace in Venice

A two-night stay for two people at the magnificent Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice.

Donated by The Gritti Palace

LOT 57

Privatus Club – Luxury Private Golf & Lifestyle Membership for 1 Year

Privatus Club is a luxury private golf and lifestyle membership, providing booking access to the most iconic, world class golf coursesand ‘beyond golf’ extraordinary experiences.  Created for discerning international golfers, Privatus Club provides unique member privileges, professional networking and international events.

“Privatus isn’t just Golf its Beyond Golf.”

Donated by Privatus Club

LOT 58

Four Premium Tickets to ‘A Christmas Carol’

Four premium tickets to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ on Monday 17 December 2018 at the Lyceum Theatre with Griff Rhys Jones as Scrooge, an all-star cast, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, full chorus and soloists.

Donated by Griff Rhys Jones

LOT 59

Tickets to The Final Ashes Test

A cricket match which always breeds new heroes and iconic moments, the fifth test match of the upcoming series will be held at the Kia Oval in London between Thursday 12th – Monday 16th September 2019. A pair of tickets will be provided by Farebrother for one of the first four days.

Donated by Farebrother

Foundation Partners 2018