Going once, going twice – City auctions off 450th memorabilia

275-CELEBRATE-450Historic City News readers in St Augustine love souvenirs. Less than 90-days after more than a 4-year buildup, and as many millions of public tax-dollars in spending, the City of St Augustine has begun auctioning off some of the remnants of the 450th Commemoration.

The purchasing department has listed five of the hundreds of banners and posters that were manufactured to promote the last of several attempts at branding the most over-promised and under-delivered project in the local government’s history.

ITEMS AVAILABLE:

St Augustine 450th Exhibit Banner “The First City through the Eyes of Masters”, 5 ft. x 30 in., Canvas, Double sided, Collectables from the City of St Augustine’s 450th Celebration.

St Augustine 450th Exhibit Banner “Journey, 450 Years of the African-American Experience”, 5 ft. x 30 in., Canvas, Double sided, Collectables from the City of St Augustine’s 450th

St Augustine 450th Banner “Nights of Lights, Holidays in the First City”, 4 ft. x 24 in., Canvas, Double sided, Collectables from the City of St Augustine’s 450th Celebration.

St Augustine 450th Banner “St Augustine, Established in 1565”,

  1. 4 ft. x 24 in., Canvas, Double sided, Collectables from the City of St Augustine’s 450th Celebration.
  2. 5 ft. x 30 in., Canvas, Double sided, Collectables from the City of St Augustine’s 450th Celebration.

 

Opening bids have been set at $10 per item, but there have been no offers made at this time.

All property is sold “as is, where is”. The City of St. Augustine makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind as to the merchantability, workmanship or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale. No refunds – No exchanges. Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not immediately detectable. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Bidders must adhere to the inspection dates and times indicated in the item description. Bidders are responsible for payment of 6% Florida Sales Tax. Payment in full is due not later than 5 business days from the time and date of the Buyer’s Certificate. Acceptable forms of payment are: U. S. Currency, Certified Cashiers Check, Money Order, or a Company Check (with Bank Letter guaranteeing funds – mandatory) Checks shall be made payable to: City of St. Augustine. All items must be removed within 10 business days from the time and date of issuance of the Buyer’s Certificate. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. Property may be removed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, excluding legal holidays. A daily storage fee of $10.00 may be charged for any item not removed within the 10 business days allowed and stated on the Buyer’s Certificate. For additional information, Please contact Jill A. Trevallion, Procurement Specialist, Purchasing Division, (904) 209-4316.

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