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Some of items that will auctioned off are featured below.  More items will be available the evening of the event.  

 

People interested in bidding on the items but not able to make the event can pre-register with The Elephant Story to participate in the auction Live via telephone.  Call 830-995-3133 or email: info@the-elephant-story.com

 

Golden Triangle, Thailand Elephant Experiences

Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle, Thailand

Escape to the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, just south of Burma (Myanmar) and west of Laos, for an unforgettable experience.  You'll have the adventure of a lifetime trekking elephants through lush jungle and spectacular mountain trails.  Unwind in the superb luxury tented accommodations, which feature stunning views and handcrafted furnishings.

INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

2 night stay for two

  • Half-day mahout training and Golden Triangle excursion
  • All meals and beverages, including house wines and spirits
  • One spa treatment per person, per stay
  • Private round-trip airport transfers from Chiang Rai International airport
  • Luxurious tented accommodations

- See more at: http://www.fourseasons.com/goldentriangle/

$5200.00 value

Valid from February 1, 2015 to December 15, 2015 (subject to availability)

Anantara Elephant Camp & Resort, Golden Triangle, Thailand

3 night stay for two

Situated in northern Thailand’s lush jungle and boasting breathtaking panoramas of Myanmar and Laos, Anantara’s hilltop Chiang Rai resort, explore the enchanting world of elephants at Asia’s premier Elephant Camp, as you set out on a once in a lifetime journey with Anantara Golden Triangle’s ultimate Discovery Experience.

 

INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  • Accommodation with daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for every night stayed
  • Roundtrip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport
  • Beverages (select range of non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, beer and spirits)
  • Internet access
  • In-room mini bar
  • One time visit  to the Opium Museum
  • One activity for every night stayed from a choice of:
    • Elephant Camp Experience
    • Lanna Cooking Class
    • Anantara Spa Treatment
    • Golden Triangle Discovery Excursion

-       See more at: http://goldentriangle.anantara.com/

Value: $2500.00

valid: August 2014 to August 2015  (excludes: long weekends, public holidays, and the period of December 15, 2014 to January 15, 2015 and April 10, 2015 to April 15, 2015)

 

Bangkok Luxury Hotels

The Siam, Bangkok

3 night stay for two

Stay at the luxurious award-winning escape in Bangkok in a Siam’s Suite. Prepare to be treated to a cultural experience like no other, with sublime service and the river as a focal point of your stay. Re-discover the bliss of life in the slower lane. Allow our Concierge to customise the Thai journey of your dreams…

INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE

  • complimentary daily breakfast for two at Deco Bar & Bistro
  • access to the state-of-the-art gym
  • stunning riverside swimming pool
  • property-wide WiFi
  • butler service and
  • Private boat shuttle between the hotel and Bangkok’s central Sathorn pier. 

Guests of The Siam can choose to relax and rejuvenate with treatments at Opium Spa by Sodashi or get fighting fit at The Siam’s professionally equipped, luxury Muay Thai gym.

Indulge in a luxury Sunset Cocktail River Cruise and dine at Thai restaurant Chon, set in an original wooden Jim Thompson house overlooking the river.

 

Value: $1700.00

Valid: August 2, 2014 to September 30, 2015  (excludes December 21, 2014 to January 7, 2015)

website: http://www.thesiamhotel.com

The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

3 night stay for two

A haven of calm on the banks of the river, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is a truly remarkable hotel. A sophisticated retreat in one of the world’s most exciting cities, The Mandarin Oriental enjoys a reputation for style, service and excellence. Timeless yet contemporary, classic yet cutting-edge, the ultimate Bangkok address.

Excellently situated within easy reach of all Bangkok’s main attractions, the hotel enjoys a peaceful yet central location.

  • Quiet setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River
  • A short walk from the city’s famous skytrain
  • Only a short boat ride from the breathtaking Grand Palace

Value $1,300

Valid from: August 2014 to August 2015  (excluding November 20, 2014 to January 7, 2015) website: www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok

2 night stay for two

At The Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula luxury is met with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience, from the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk to an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and sumptuous authentic Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks.

Value $500

Valid until August 31, 2015 with blackout dates from December 20, 2014 to January 10, 2015

website: www.peninsula.com/bangkok

 

Southeast Asia Luxury Resorts and Spas

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

3 night stay for two in a Terrace Suite

Includes:

  • Half Board (breakfast and lunch OR breakfast and dinner
  • One activity to choose from:
    • 60 minute COMO Shambhala massage
    • 60 minute Indonesian massage
    • 60 minute Deep Tissue massage
    • Manicure and pedicure
    • 60 minute Private Yoga
    • 60 minute Wellness consultation
    • Purify facial
    • COMO Shambhala gift box (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion)
    • 3 hour Private chauffeured Ubud tour
    • Upgrade to full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • One way airport transfer and fast track service assistance
  • Participation in the Estate's daily schedule of activities
  • Service of a Personal Assistant

Value: $3000.00

Valid: August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 (exclusions: July 15 to September 15, 2014; December 20, 2014 to January 6, 2015; February 17 to 24, 2015; April 01 to 08 and May 29 to June 3, 2015)

website: http://www.comohotels.com/comoshambhalaestate

Amansara - Siem Reap Luxury Resort, Cambodia

2 night Suite stay for two

 

Situated in Siem Reap, the cultural capital of Cambodia, just 10 minutes from the entrance to Angkor, Amansara was once the guest villa of King Norodom Sihanouk. Today the walled garden compound serves as a tranquil 24-suite Angkor Wat luxury resort with the ambience of a gracious home.

 

Value: $3300.00

Valid: thru August 2, 2015 (excluding December 20, 2014 to January 3, 2015)

website: http://www.amanresorts.com/amansara/home.aspx

Shinta Mani Club - Siem Reap, Cambodia

3 night stay for two

Shinta Mani Club, an upscale boutique hotel created by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, showcases 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in an Angkorian-inspired design.

This exceptional Angkor hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the township of Siem Reap – just a 15 minute tuktuk ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.

 

Value: $1300.00

Valid: thru July 9, 2015 (excludes December 23, 2014 to January 3, 2015; February 17, 2015 to February 21, 2015 and April 13, 2015 to April 17, 2015)

website: http://shintamani.com/club/

Additional Auction Items

Original Edith Maskey Painting

Painted just for the "Cowboy's & Strings" event is this painting of the 814 Texas Bistro on High Street in Comfort, Texas.

Size: (Framed) 24" x 20" 

Painting Size: 15" x 11"

 

$900.00 Value

Terrace Suite at the AT&T Center for a SPURS home game during the month of December, 2014

“The Bank of America/Merrill Lynch suite is a Terrace Suite at the AT&T Center being donated for a SPURS home game during the month of December, 2014. The suite comes with 16 tickets and 4 parking passes. Food and drink is available but not included.”

 

$3900.00 value

website: http://www.nba.com/spurs/tickets/terrace_suites.html

Holekamp House Bed and Breakfast

2 Night Stay for Two

Come to The Holekamp House Bed & Breakfast and be swept away by the Texas Hill Country and the beauty that will surround you. One visit will leave you rested and rejuvenated as you relax in comfort and style. Located only five blocks from historic downtown Comfort.

 

$250.00 value

website: www.holekamphouse.com

 

Bill Scheidt Limited Edition Print

The Kendall County Historical Commission has donated a Bill Scheidt limited edition print, numbered (#5 of 50)and signed, from the oil painting that he created to commemorate the Battle of Walker's Creek called Comanche, Colts and Courage.

 

$170.00 value

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Tibetan Lamb Designer Pillow

Dimensions: 14" x 14"

 

$100.00 value

Beauty Basket from Scott & Co.

Includes:

  • LOMA Organics Hair products
  • 1 Hair cut from Scott
  • Yoga Class for 5 from Kris
  • 7 original artwork cards by Jackie Loafman
  • 2 Body by Kris T-Shirts

$275.00 value

Carol Stevenson Photography Bag Collection

Carol Stevenson also know as the Elephant Photographer, captures the lives of elephants and their caretakers (mahouts) at The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) in Northern Thailand. The images she’s collected are part of her 5-year “visual record” for the organization, and with them she intends to show the story and personality behind each elephant she meets - motivating others to care about and want to help preserve these endangered animals. 

The Carol Stevenson Photography Bag Collection features Messenger Bag, Large makeup bag and a Small makeup bag.  Each are made of durable cotton canvas with a heavy-duty metal zipper.

Messenger Bag:

    • Dimensions:15"d x 11"h x 4"w
    • Flap closure with magnetic clasps, zippered pocket underneath flap, 3 storage pockets inside, adjustable shoulder strap.
    • Photograph: Bua Tong

Large Makeup Bag:

    • Dimensions: 10"d x 6"h x 4"w
    • Photograph: Baby Elephants Meena, Lynchee, Pumpui

Small Makeup Bag:

    • Dimensions: 6.5"d x 6"h x 4"w
    • Photograph: Pumpui (Cubby) and Teang Moo (Watermelon)

    $140.00 Value

      Manop Rachote Elephant Key Chain and Stingray Strap

       

      Manop has crafted a pewter version of an Asian elephant which serves as a key chain that cannot easily be misplaced.  Hanging from her trunk is a sterling silver chain adorned with a sterling silver key ring and belt clip.  An optional carrying strap and keychain made of stingray that has a Shagreen treatment and sterling silver hardware.

      • Pewter Elephant Dimensions: L 3" x W 1 1/2" x H 1 3/4"
      • Stingray Strap (Color Brown) Dimensions: L 3" x W 1"

      $185.00 Value

      Sterling Silver Elephant Money Clip

       

      Money Clip with a Thai Elephant.  Made of Sterling Silver.

       

      $125.00 Value

      The Elephant Story Exclusive Wine & Coffee Duet

       

      A pairing of the most exclusive coffee in the world and a bottle of The Elephant Story's exclusive wine.

      Included:

      1. Black Ivory Coffee Service for two to four people at The Elephant Story in Comfort, Texas.
      2. 1 Bottle of The Elephant Story wine.  Black Spanish, Vintage 2010, Limited production.

      $100.00 Value

      Vintage 16" x 20" photo on canvas

       

      $100.00 value