* On Saturday, July 21, at 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time, the auction will begin.

* 100% CHARITY AUCTION in the header or sidebar to see all auction offerings.  Keep scrolling and scrolling (even to Older Posts) until you come to the end.
* If you wish to bid on items, just leave a comment on the specific post. (During the auction, please only comment if you're bidding.)

* Bidding will end at 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, July 25. The following day, I will contact the highest bidder on each item to arrange for payment and shipping.

* VERY IMPORTANT: Please be sure that your blog profile settings allow you to receive email -- or add your email address to your bid/comment -- so I'll be able to reach you.

* Payment must be made within 48 hours of receiving my email (unless other arrangements have been made prior to bidding). I prefer payment through PayPal, but I will accept a personal check if you prefer. When it clears the bank, your treasure(s) will be shipped.

* PRIORITY MAIL shipping costs shown for each item apply to the 50 states and include delivery confirmation but not insurance. If you wish to purchase insurance, that will be an additional charge. (If you are an international bidder, I'm happy to ship to you as well. Of course, I'll do everything I can to keep the cost down, but shipping will certainly be higher than quoted in the post.) If you win multiple items, I'm always happy to combine them for shipping whenever possible.

* Because I'm serious about downsizing, all sales are final.

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Non-auction guidelines:
Some of the items in this shop are subject to prior sale. For that reason, all listings are offered on a

To reserve an item*, click on Comments at the bottom of the listing.  In the Comment box, provide your ZIP CODE and EMAIL ADDRESS.  If you wish to continue shopping, please mention it so we can be sure to wait and combine all of your items at once before calculating shipping -- then leave another comment to tell us when you're finished.

My Place to Yours SHOPPING confirms the availability of your item, (if available) marks it "reserved" on the website, and sends you an email with shipping cost.  At this point, you are still not obligated to purchase the item.

When you receive confirmation that the item is available, you respond that you DO or DO NOT wish to make the purchase. (Out of respect for others looking at the same item, please respond in a timely manner or your reservation will be canceled.)

Once you agree to a purchase, My Place to Yours SHOPPING sends you an invoice via PayPal.

Payment is due upon receipt of invoice and may be made electronically via PayPal using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or PayPal account.  No personal checks.

* If you wish to reserve more than one item, please leave a comment with ZIP CODE and EMAIL ADDRESS on each item.  Please confirm when you are finished shopping so availability of all items can be confirmed and shipping calculated.