The AMC Museum hosted its second Silent Auction on Friday, 8 June 2012. There were lots of aviation-themed items like sightseeing flights, artwork, reference books, models, antiques, memorabilia, and flight gear.
The auction was $10 at the door, $5 for members, and began at 6 p.m. with bidding closing at 8.
Below are just some of the items that were auctioned during the event.
One "Hudson River/Manhattan Skyline" Sightseeing FlightThe one-hour flight will depart from Trenton-Robbinsville Airport, NJ (1 hr, 15 min north of Delaware Memorial Bridge). This flight is for two adults or one adult and two children. The flight will include a lunch stop (pilot buys!), a picture of you and the plane and a Certificate of Flight.
During this flight, you will see Manhattan, "Ground Zero," the USS Intrepid, Central Park Reservoir, Yankee Stadium, and the Statue of Liberty.
One Sightseeing FlightIn a vintage 1941 Boeing Stearman, PT-17
(a second flight is available only if the first ride gets at least $250)
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane used as a military trainer aircraft, of which at least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Stearman Aircraft became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the USAAF, as a basic trainer for the USN (as the NS & N2S), and with the RCAF as the Kaydet throughout World War II. After the conflict was over, thousands of surplus aircraft were sold on the civil market. In the immediate post-war years they became popular as crop dusters and as sports planes.
- One Sightseeing FlightIn an ultralight aircraft
The Dragonfly is an ultra light aircraft most commonly used for towing hang gliders into the air. The Dragonfly has been in production since 1990 with approximately 100 aircraft being made, and is internationally recognized for its slow flying speed and great maneuverability.
Due to the slow flying speed, the Dragonfly is the world’s most favored hang gliding towing aircraft and has been sold to 12 different countries. As its origin comes from the Australian bush, where most national hang gliding competitions are held, the Dragonfly has also be dubbed the "Great Australian Bush Plane."
The Dragonfly is simply good fun to fly. It is a two seater with dual controls, so it's great fun to buzz around the countryside with a friend.
- One Sightseeing FlightFor up to 3 persons in a Cessna Skyhawk
Measured by its longevity and popularity, the Cessna 172 is the most successful mass produced light aircraft in history. The first production models were delivered in 1956 and they are still in production as of 2007; more than 43,000 have been built. A variant of the 172, the T-41 Mescalero is used as a trainer with the United States Air Force and Army. Because of its high-wing design, stability at low airspeeds, and relatively low stall speed, the 172 is an excellent platform for search and rescue operations, and is the primary platform for the Civil Air Patrol's operations. The United States Border Patrol uses a fleet of 172s for aerial surveillance along the Mexican-American border.
- One Sightseeing FlightIn a two-time Oshkosh Award Winning 1957 Piper Pacer
The PA-20 Pacer is a four-place, strut braced, high-wing light aircraft that was built by Piper Aircraft in the post-World War II period. The Pacer was essentially a four-place version of the two-place PA-17 Vagabond light aircraft. It features a steel tube fuselage and an aluminum frame wing, covered with fabric, much like Piper's most famous aircraft, the Cub and Super Cub. An aircraft prized for its ruggedness, spacious cabin, and, for its time, impressive speed, many Pacers continue to fly today. Factory installed 125 hp, 135 hp and 150 hp engine options were available and 160 hp as well as 180 hp engine after-market conversions are an option.
- One "Hundred Dollar Hamburger" FlightIn a Piper Arrow
A "$100 Hamburger" is aviation slang for a private general aviation flight for the sole purpose of dining at a non-local airport. It’s most often used by pilots who are looking for any excuse to fly. A $100 hamburger trip usually involves flying a short distance (an hour or less), eating at an airport restaurant, and flying home. The “$100” originally referred to the approximate cost of renting or operating a light general aviation aircraft, such as a Piper Arrow, for the time it took to fly round-trip to a nearby airport, but renting or operating a small plane for 1-2 hours now costs considerably more than that.
Lunch with the MayorEnjoy lunch with the Mayor of the City of Dover, Carleton E. Carey!
BBQ Catering in the C-133Catering for up to 24 people by Dover's BBQ Grills Caterers in the Douglas C-133 Cargomaster at the AMC Museum.
Redbud Ridge QuiltsA small quilt of the American flag made with the same techniques as those applied in making full sized quilts. Warm, earthtone colors are used to mimic the look and feel of antique fabrics, made out of 100% cotton.
To preserve and display the quilt, archival matboard and high-quality wood frames are used. The quilt is securely tacked to the matboard with cotton embroidery floss. It is then mounted securely in the frame and professionally finished.
Shooter's Choice One year Master Family MembershipA one year master family membership (must be 21 years old to hold membership). Click here for more information.
1898 Russian 5-Rubles Gold CoinStruck at St. Petersburg without mint mark. On the reverse, a crowned double-headed imperial eagle with ribbons on crown.
- Pool Table
- Snap-On Tools Clock with Eagle
- Snap-On Tools Clock—75 years Anniversary, Preferred Customer
- 18" round Chevrolet neon clock
- Solid glass table top display with white ram
- Seagram benchmark liquor bottle (American Legion)
- Norman Rockwell 2002 Holiday Collection Stein
- 24" round plastic clock (Batman)
- Lot of baseball cards in notebooks
- 36" childs metal pedal car (red)
- 2x books—The Wild Blue—The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany by Stephen Amprose
- Book, World War II—Up Front Willy & Joe by Bill Mauldin
- Jane's Fighting Aircraft of World War II
- The Great Book of World War II Airplanes
- The Great Book of Modern Warplanes
- Lot of women's jewelry
- Glass airplane lighted lamp
- Qty: 20 — 12" x 12" airplane nose art
- Wood model World War II PT Boat, 30" (Franklin Mint)
- Qty: 2 — Desk model wooden airplanes
- Qty: 6 — Texaco di-cast collector airplanes (picture shows 1 of 6)
- Qty: 4 — Di-cast airplane models (Franklin Mint)
- Qty: 10 — Assorted di-cast airplane models
- Qty: 4 — Christmas tree ornaments (Hallmark)
- Set of golf irons
- Qty: 2 —Putter
- Qty: 2 —Wedge