Gigantic TTC Auction 27th November, viewing from 7.00pm.
We have been inundated with donated items for the auction, and we have very limited time, so...
Club members will be able to sell their own items on their own behalf on the trestle tables before the auction. Only donated items will auctioned, with the proceeds being used for the Baring Head Conservation Project.
Activities going on at Baring head are: predator monitoring, tree planting, restoration of buildings and eventually provision of accommodation - a worthy cause. Quite a number of club members are volunteers for the ongoing restoration work in the area
If you would like to purchase items;
- please bring cash and/or a chequebook
- be ready to take your purchases home on auction night.
- Folding bike
- Scarpa boots (plastic winter)
- bivvy bag
- tent (cycling summer)
- Cycling shoes
- mens carver skis & poles
- mens ski boots
- woollen swandry with TTC logos sewn on
- 'One Ski in the Grave" club logo
- 'Learn to Ski' instructions book
- freeze dry tramping food
- Sony Handycam vision video recorder – Vision 360 – with waterproof housing, batteries and charger
- Two silver material reflectors – approximately 500mm diameter – fold up
- Small radio/music player (iriver brand) with earphones (similar to MP3 player)
- Olympus Camedia digital camera – C8080 Wide Zoom – with battery and charger, possible value $200 to $300
- Polar fleece mittens
- Alp Sports canvas over mittens
- 2 pairs Alp Sports snow overboots
- Pack cover - Mountain Dax
- Flippers (size 10-11)
- Wetsuit (size M guage 4) pants and body separate (Conga brand) and booties
- 2 small aluminium billies with lids
- Kathmandu tramping boots (size 5?)
- Ground sheet 2.3m x 1.8m
- Sleeping bag (Blacks brand) - feather?
- Sleeping bag (Fairydown) - polyester filling
- 3 collapsible tent poles
- Polar fleece jacket – Mens
- 2 closed-cell foam plastic bed rolls
- Koflach skiboots size 10
- Salomon SX41 skiboots size 355
- Head racer skis 150cm with 170 Tyrola bindings (older straight style)
- Blizzard skis 180cm (older straight style)
- Steel frame pack with groundsheet and bag.
- Steel crampons 45cm
- Wood hafted iceaxe 98cm long
Also Michael Taylor's CD albums:
- Gentle Giants of the Sea
- Cry of the River Forest
New Age Music:
- Noirin Ni Riain, Celtic Soul
- Between Heaven and Earth, harp and saxophone
- Paul White, Prayer for the Wild Things
- David Parsons, Yatra
- Pipe Dreams
- Classics by Candlelight
- Music by Candlelight
- George Zamfir
- Schindler's List
- BBC Orchestra, 100 Years of the Movies
- Nashville Sound Orchestra, Western Movie Themes
- TV Commercial Classics
- Auckland Philharmonia, Symphony of Sails
- Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
- The Shadows, Compact Shadows
- 50 Hits from the War Years
- Jean Pierre Rempal plays Scott Joplin Rags
- John Williams Guitar Recital; Paganini, Scarlatti, Guiliani and Villa-Lobos
- Mozart Clarinet Concert and Clarinet Quintet, Thea King with the English Chamber Orchestra and the Gabrieli String Quartet
- Famous Ballet Music, Berlin Philharmonic with Herbert von Karajan
- Concerti Grossi by Geminiani and Corelli
- Maurice André plays Telemann, Handel, Haydn, Albinoni, Vivaldi, Tartini, Jolivet
- The Rolls Royce Coventry Band
- Rekkenze Brass, Perpetuum Mobile
- The best of Aled Jones
- Ian Wallace, My Music
- The Great Ivan Rebroff
- Elvis the King
- Val Doonican, Walk Tall
- Andrea Bocelli, Romanza
- The world of Gregorian Chant, the Choir of the Carmelite Priory
- The Best of Barber Shop Quartet
- Morrison Orpheus Choir, 60 Years of Song
- Tibetan Incantations, The Meditative Sound of Buddhist Chant
Gilbert and Sullivan, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
- The Grand Duke
- Utopia Unlimited
- The Pirates of Penzance
Andrew Lloyd Webber
- Aspects of Love
- Love Never Dies
Books for Sale beforehand
There will be a heap of books for sale, many from Michael Taylor’s estate, others from Andy Andersen’s. Jack Morgan has given us a lot of travel books, and there are some library cast-offs.
Books not sold will be available in the library the following Tuesday, then will be packed up for the City Mission Book Sale 2013. Get there early and have a browse!!!
Some of the sale offerings: lots of guides to walking and cycling in Europe, Greece, Ireland, Japan, and the USA. An Insight guide to Nepal; Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, 1991; Lots of old NZ guidebooks, a bit out of date, but useful basic information.
From Michael’s library
- Chambers World Gazeteer
- Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
- a book about Gilbert and Sullivan operas
- Fowler’s English Usage second edition
- a selection of recipe books
- Kakadu natural history guide by Ian Morris
- The NZ book of events, arranged by subject, to 1985
- Flora and fauna: various field guides to plants, weeds, flowers, birds.
- A bundle of books about NZ place names
- Wise’s NZ guide 1987
- NZ Dictionary, by Harry and Elizabeth Orsman, 1994.
- Various mountaineering books
- The ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman;
- 2 copies of Graeme Steven’s Rugged Landscape
- The Tramper’s marathon by Peter Jagger and
- Michael Taylor’s copy of Handbook of Environmental Law edited by Rob Harris, published by Forest and Bird in 2004.
Books for Auction
(many of these are in pristine condition, and will make splendid Christmas presents):
- The fold of the land : New Zealand’s national parks from the air, by Lloyd Homer and Les Molloy. Allen and Unwin, 1988. This is a magnificent coffee table book – you can look down on some of the places you’ve tramped. We have 3 copies needing a home.
- The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Michael Taylor’s copy. A huge paperback, 1995, will keep a teenager absorbed for hours.
- Ghosts of Gondwana :the history of life in New Zealand by George Gibbs. 2007.
- In search of ancient New Zealand by Hamish Campbell and Gerard Hutching. Review copy. 2007.
- Caught mapping : the life and times of NZ’s early surveyors by Janet Holm. 2005.
- A passion for nature : the life of John Muir by Donald Worster. The Washington Post’s Best Book of the Year. OUP, 2008.
- Ebenezer Teichelmann : pioneer NZ mountaineer, explorer, surgeon, photographer,and conservationist by Bob McKerrow. 2005.
- Shackleton’s Captain : a biography of Frank Worsley by John Bell Thompson, 1998. Exciting story of a great New Zealander.
- Polar castaways: the Ross Sea party of Sir Ernest Shackleton by Richard McElrea and David Harrowfield. 2004.
- The children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat. Collins 1954. Michael’s copy of a classic tale for children.
- K2 : the savage mountain by Charles Houston and Robert Bates. This book was a present to Andy Andersen in 1955 from a bunch of TTC members, whose signatures are inside the front cover – including Vosseler, John Gates, Graham McCallum, Fay Barclay et al.
- Tararua : the story of a mountain range by Chris Maclean, 1994. This book is out of print and is fetching good prices in second-hand bookshops.
- Tararua Story – TTC’s jubilee publication. 1946?
- People within a landscape : a collection of images of Nepal. Bert Wilson and Shirley Bourke. 1989. Gorgeous pics – buy it for someone who’s trekked or travelled in Nepal.
- Facsimiles of the declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Waitangi. Govt Print, 1976. Put a slice of history on your coffee table!
- The unauthorized version: a cartoon history of New Zealand by Ian E. Grant.
- The dictionary of imaginary places / Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi. Illustrations; and maps by James Cook. Granada 1981. A gazetteer with a difference!
- New Zealand birds in focus: a photographic collection by Geoff Moon.
- Guide to the alpine plants of NZ by John Salmon. 1985.
- New Zealand flowers and fruits by Esmond Atkinson. A series of 15 watercolour prints (15cmx12.5cm) with accompanying botanical details, by the artist and botanist.
- Images from a limestone landscape by Andy Dennis and Craig Potton.
- Wellington at work in the 1890s by Beverley Randell and Hugh Price. A charming illustrated history compiled from posters that came out in 1895.