The Calontir Online Auction to Benefit the Medieval Hurricane Relief Effort has as of 10/6/05 a total of 97 items for bid, ranging from the very famous Calontir traditional auction item of NOTHING!, to custom-made treasures, and everything in between. The hot Hot HOT bidding, however, has been on "Two dozen of my mother's buttertarts" donated by Mistress Bess Darnley of Earldomere. The frenzied competitors are using such handles as "ButterTart Mamma" and "just got paid -- ha ha!" when bidding, leading some viewers to check on the auction just to watch the bidding on this one item.
The auction is planned to run through October 21. Interested persons may witness the Buttertart Bidding War or jump in the fray for a good cause, by [following the "original article" link below].
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