Although we have a few nice items ready for bidding, we need your donations to make this one of our most successful years. Need ideas? Perhaps you or someone you know likes to knit, crochet, cross stitch, throw pots or do bead work? Perhaps there are items unique to your city and/or state? Jewelry, scarves, books, cards, and food (chocolate!!!) are always popular items, as well as other small and/or light weight items easily transported by airplane.

Once you’ve collected your items for donation, send a separate email message for each to Gail.  Include the following in your message:

  • Picture of item
  • Brief description
  • Value of item
  • Opening big

If you prefer that your item be designated as “Online Only” bidding (especially if you are unable to attend the meeting in Chicago, but still want to participate), let me know that too. The bidding for online only items will close on July 8, 2016. As soon as we receive payment for your item, I’ll contact you and the recipient so you can coordinate shipment/delivery of your donation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Item 31.The Picasso Watercolor

PicassoWatercolorWatercolor rendition of “The Picasso” on Daley Plaza in Chicago — the Picasso served as the inspiration for this year’s AALL Annual Meeting logo.  Painting measures 9″ x 12″ and is temporarily matted in a double mat measuring 11″ x 14″.  Instead of a picture postcard, take home this memento of your stay in Chicago!
Value: $20
Opening bid: $10
Donated by Gail Warren

Item 30. West Publishing Brick

WestBrickThis is a genuine, authentic brick from the original home of West Publishing.  The brick was recently rescued from the current demolition project. These original buildings were the beginnings of a publishing empire that begun with John Briggs West in 1872 in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.   The  significance of these buildings in the history of legal information publishing and distribution are well-known to all law librarians. Many of the tools used by lawyers and librarians were developed in this very building, including the key number system, West’s Reporters, and Black’s Law Dictionary.  See this article by Professor Ross E. Davies published in the Charleston Law Review for more information about West Publishing, including building pictures.

Value: ?

Opening bid: $10

Donated by Leslie Greenwood and Sara Galligan

Item 26.  Crayon Roll and Coloring Book


This coloring book was inspired by the Zentangle® method of pattern drawing. There are 30 images that are one-sided.  Images include mandalas, zendalas, and Zentangle® inspired art.  Each page was hand drawn by the author. Crayon roll is made of 100% cotton fabrics, has pockets for 16 crayons, an elastic loop closure,  and measures 5″ x 15.”

Value: $20

Opening bid: $8

Donated by Paula Doty

Item 25.  Crayon Roll and Coloring Book

Like coloring?  Have a small person in your life who also enjoys coloring?  Then this crayon roll is for you.  With pockets for 16 crayons and an elastic loop closure, you will be ready for anything. Comes with My First Color By Numbers.  Crayon roll is made of 100% cotton fabrics, has pockets for 16 crayons, an elastic loop closure, and is 5″ x 15.”

Value: $16

Opening bid: $6

Donated by Paula Doty