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This VIP visit gives exclusive private access for up to 8 people to the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, a National Historic Site of Canada. Your group will visit the treasures of the Basilica Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Episcopal Library, and the world-famous Veiled Virgin statue at Presentation Convent. Hear the stories of this aspiring World Heritage Site. Be serenaded while seated at the huge pipe organ of the Basilica (the largest musical instrument in Newfoundland and Labrador). See the Basilica's Crypt and the tombs of Bishop Power and Archbishop Roche. Visit an exceptional collection of stained glass, neoclassical sculpture, artworks and their artists, and be one of a very few who have rung the Basilica's bells. The tour includes private visits to the Basilica Library to see rare books and to the Basilica’s Sacristy to see the cathedral's historical vestments and sacred vessels, and will conclude with a private reception featuring a special vintage Cuvee Vatican (not altar wine!).
Thank you for supporting the Trinity Historical Society. Bidding for this auction will begin at approximately 4pm Thursday November 30, 2023. Items will start to close at 7 pm Monday, December 4th, 2023.
For fairness and ease of bid management, this auction features a Staggered, Soft-Close.
- STAGGERED - for example on Monday, December 4th - Lot #1 will close at 7 pm, all subsequent lots will close twenty seconds apart until done.
- SOFT-CLOSE - If a bid is received in the final 45 seconds before a lot closes, the countdown will reset to 45 seconds for that lot only. The lot will finally close when no bids are received in the final 45 seconds. No other scheduled closing times are affected, only the active lot.
Auction will end when last item closes and invoices will be automatically sent to the email on file. Please check your Junk Mail if you do not receive the invoice or, go to your Account on the main page of the auction website to click and pay from the credit card you have on file or another card. Those pledging a cash donation will be receipted separately from the auction activity.
This is a complimentary community service provided by Bartlett Auctions. No HST applicable and no Buyer's Premium, your bid is the only amount invoiced. We thank you for your kind support.
Auction Removal Times
Successful bidders can pick up their items from 221 Duckworth St, St. John's Tuesday, December 5th from 12-6 pm.
If the successful bidder is unable to pick up an item on Tuesday, other arrangements can be accommodated. Please contact Jim Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 709-464-3599
If arrangements are not completed within a week for pick-up, item will default to next highest bidder.
Welcome to the Trinity Historical Society Online Auction!
Founded nearly sixty years ago in 1964, the Trinity Historical Society has grown to operate a system of historic sites in the town of Trinity, NL; maintains an archival collection that dates to the 1740’s and continues to be true in protecting and preserving our unique heritage. To learn more about us and our work check us out at www.trinityhistoricalsociety.com
Thanks to our many generous donors, we have assembled a wonderful selection of unique items that include; fun stay & play packages, amazing experiences, inspiring artwork, fine wines, unique handcrafted items and so much more! We have lots of items that would make ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends or just that special treat for you. We have something for everyone!
Funds raised from this auction will be used to continue the development and offering of new educational programs both at our sites and digitally.
Artwork and other items will be displayed at the South Beach Building, 221 Duckworth Street, St. John’s
Hours for preview will be from 12 noon to 6:00 pm on Saturday, December 2nd, 12 noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 3rd and 4 – 7 pm on Monday, December 4th.
We encourage you to check back often on your bids throughout the coming days, remember bidding begins to close at 7 PM on December 4th, 2023!