Behind-the-scenes scoops, autographed scripts sweep vintage auction

by Marimar McNaughton
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Nina Repeta will headline the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Vintage Event on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Brooklyn Arts Center.

The virtual auction catalog is live and early bidding has started for Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Vintage Event, a fine wine and antique auction gala that culminates at the Brooklyn Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. with performances by local chanteuses Susan Savia and Savoire Faire followed by Nina Repeta with Rog and Madafo. 

Live auction highlights include access for four guests to travel behind the scenes with “Under the Dome;” autographed UTD pilot and NCIS scripts; and two Pegasaurus passes to the 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov. 13-17. 

Weeklong retreats to a Wrightsville Beach condo and a resort home on the Black River dominate the live auction, while weekend getaways to Old Salem and Beaufort have been donated to the silent auction.

Also featured are Murchison estate antique print collections, a Clyde Edgerton artist proof, Mary Ellen Golden watercolor, Richard Lisle stained glass, Melissa Wilgis and Billy Cone silver gelatin photography, Miriam O jewelry and more. Bidding is open to all by registering online at 

Bidders do not have to be present to win, but gala guests who attend may win a Masonboro Island picnic excursion donated by Masonboro Skiff Company to be awarded the best costume; for all others, cocktail attire is suggested.

Admission, 100 percent tax deductible, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar.

All proceeds from the Vintage Event will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 200 historic properties from demolition.

Tickets are $100 per person for old timers and $50 per person for young whippersnappers under the age of 35. To reserve online, visit or call Historic Wilmington Foundation at 910-762-2511.  


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