Auctions Donations

A glance for our auction items on December 4th, 2022 Annual Auction

More auction items will be updated soon!

Live and Silent Auction Donations can be:

  • Orchid Plants and related Paraphernalia
  • Anything that may (or may not) make a great gift
    • Tickets for Sporting Events, Clothing, Books, China, Jewelry, Pots, Media, Pictures, Frames, Gift Cards, Posters. . .

If you are willing to donate, please send your list of auction items with photos to membership@soos.ca or

Bring with you on December 4th

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by: Andrew Geimar
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Three jewel orchids for SOOS auction. One Macodes petola ‘Penang Roe’, Liamensis ‘Rose Gold’ and Prescottia maculata.

by: Carolyn Bishop

The book “The Orchid” is from the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. The book Celebrates “40 of the world’s most charismatic orchids through classic texts and letters held in Kew’s archives” The illustrations are done by great orchid artists. 40 framable prints are included.The prints and book are in a collectors box. The authors are Lauren Gardiner and Philip Cribb.

by: Errol Porter

The book "The New Encyclopedia of Orchids" by Isobyl la Croix, foreword by Phillip Cribb, a detailed description of 1500 cultivated orchid species in 350 genera, with over 1000 colour photos. La Croix is editor of Orchid Review, published by RHS.

by: John Alexander & Peter Kaellgren

Cream and Sugar, bone china with transfer-printed decoration of orchids in pastel colours and gilded trim. English, Staffordshire, c.1950, factory not identified. Height (creamer) 3 5/8 in. (9.4 cm.) Minor chip to the creamer spout, otherwise perfect condition. Cups and saucers and serving pieces for tea with similar transfer-printed decoration can be found to go with this set.

by: John Alexander & Peter Kaellgren

Collector Plate, hard paste porcelain with transfer-printed still life of white cattleya orchids, pink blossoms and a butterfly with blue wings. Made in China in 1991 for the Knowles China Company in the U.S.A. “Sapphire Wings” by Tan Chun Chiu, a Chinese artist who created several different designs with orchids around 1990. Diameter 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) Perfect condition.

by: John Alexander & Peter Kaellgren

Fruit or Flower Bowl or Basket with silver deposit decoration, hand-blown and hand-tooled pale grey glass. Dates to about 1960. The glass bowl may be Swedish or Danish. The silver deposit decoration of cattleya orchids, lily-of-the-valley, and jasmine (all flowers used in wedding bouquets) was done in Canada, possibly in Toronto. Perfect condition. The silver deposit has a tendency to tarnish.

by: John Alexander & Peter Kaellgren

Cattleya Brooch, silver finish metal with grey lacquer mounted with blue rhinestones. Coro jewellery, probably produced in the U.S.A., c. 1950s. (Coro operated a branch plant in Canada.) L. (top to bottom) 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) Minor wear to the grey lacquer, otherwise perfect condition.

by: Marion Curry

Beads, small and large Light meter, water meter, 2 wood plant baskets for Stanhopea, Books, small garden tools, and odds and ends of cork.

by: Wayne Hingston

Paphiopedilum rothschildianum

by: Wayne Hingston

Laelia albida, Botanical Register 1839, tab 54

by: Wayne Hingston

Odontm crispum Baxter's var.

by: Wayne Hingston

Phalaenopsis schilleriana

by: Wayne Hingston

Noritake LMG Royal Orchid Flutes

by: Wayne Hingston

Etched Paphipedilum

by: Wayne Hingston

Paph. Mildred Hunter 'Ilena' x P. Hubion AM/RHS

by: Wayne Hingston

An Illustrated Treasury of Orchids in Beautiful Full-Color, pages have been cutout and attached to posterboard

by: Wayne Hingston

Cattleya triana

by: Wayne Hingston

Mounted Negatives of 3 orchids

by: Wayne Hingston

Limidirum (Phaius) tankervilleae

by: Wayne Hingston

Quisqueya ekmanii

by: Wayne Hingston

RBG 1991 Show Poster

by: Wayne Hingston
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RBG 1991 Show Poster, ripped corner

by: Wayne Hingston

WOC 1984 Conference Poster

by: Wayne Hingston

Green Apron