The full catalogue of extraordinary lots for an upcoming international online timed auction is now available online for potential bidders to browse, ready to place a bid when the auction officially goes live later this month.
Held between September 30 and October 15, 100% of the proceeds from the online auction will go towards the Save The Valletta Skyline Appeal, helping it to raise the final funds it needs to save the iconic spire of St Paul’s Anglican Pro Cathedral in Valletta.
The international online timed auction features a breathtaking catalogue of lots donated from all over the world – including Malta, the UK, France, Majorca, the US and Australia. The carefully curated collection includes a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, such as Wimbledon Pimms and Debenture Seats (2024 in UK), a weekend of opera in the magnificent setting of Holkham Hall, North Norfolk (2024 in UK), or an exclusive window into the world of The Order of Malta, plus two nights at The Corinthia St George’s Bay for two people (Malta). One lucky bidder may even get the opportunity for an exclusive soiree with tenor Joseph Calleja, where he will personally craft and serve a group of ten people for dinner at his private home in Malta.
Bidders can grab the chance to learn from some of the world’s food and beverage experts. The Iniala Package includes a Culinary Masterclass and dinner for six with Chef Simon Rogan, as well as a luxury two-night stay for two at Iniala Harbour House (Malta). Other winning bidders could experience the Hennessy Cognac Heaven For Four Cognac Tour, with a private tour and lunch with M. Hennessy (France). Or how about a place at an exclusive master class in the art of cocktail-making with Molecular Fusion?
The online auction also boasts a selection of unique jewellery, artefacts and antiques, such as a handmade Swarovski crystal tiara as worn by Lady Edith on Downton Abbey by Andrew Prince Jewellery, or a fine and rare Georgian mahogany Apothecary’s Box.
Every lot won represents a step closer to preserving a piece of world heritage. The Save the Valletta Skyline Appeal launched in 2017 to raise the funds needed to complete the restoration works to the belltower, spire and stonework of St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral – a vital feature of the capital’s skyline. Now close to reaching its €9 million target, the Appeal’s international online timed auction offers bidders from all over the world a thrilling way to help save a global landmark.
“This online auction celebrates the successful conclusion of years of dedication and hard work, as we approach the final stages of the Save the Valletta Skyline Appeal,” says Lady Stephanie Laing, on behalf of the Appeal’s voluntary team. “We are so grateful to everyone that has so generously donated lots, and to all those who will bid on them. It isn’t often that you have the chance to win a unique personal experience while safeguarding an important piece of national heritage for future generations – but here is an event in which we can all do exactly that.”
Lots on the international online timed auction with Belgravia Auctioneers in aid of the Save The Valletta Skyline Appeal will be open for bids between 30 September-15 October 2023. The auction’s full catalogue is available online at https://belgraviaauctions.com/ More information about the Save The Valletta Skyline Appeal is available at www.stpaulspromalta.org.