THE NORTHERN IRELAND FRIENDS OF ISRAEL AUCTION HAS NOW CLOSED. We have raised over £1,000 for really worthwhile cross community football charities in Israel and Northern Ireland.
All proceeds go to NIFI’s chosen charities– SOCCER FOR PEACE (partnered by Maccabi Tel Aviv) and INTEGRATED SCHOOLS FOOTBALL in NI.
Lot 1: Northern Ireland international squad signed shirt, Aug 2009 : Highest bid: AY £55
Lot 2: Israel international squad signed shirt Aug 2009: Highest bid: JA £120
Lot 3: Manchester United (signed by Ryan Giggs – “the professional’s professional”): Highest bid: Pastor B £150
Lot 4: Charlton, home and away shirts, unsigned, as worn by NI international Keith Gillespie: Highest bid : TM £30
Lot 5 Arsenal signed penant: Highest bid: HJ £30
Lot 6: Glasgow Rangers signed shirt: Highest bid: PB £100
Lot 7: Glasgow Celtic signed shirt: Highest bid: ST £55
Lot 8: Everton signed shirt: Highest bid: TM £100
Lot 9: Leeds United signed shirt: Highest bid: AS £40
Lot 10: Crusaders signed shirt of Irish Cup holders: Highest bid: PR £75
Lot 11: Glentoran signed shirt of Irish League champions: Highest bid MD £30
Lot 12: Linfield signed shirt: Highest bid : JM £20
Lot 13: Maccabi Haifa signed shirt of Israeli champions: Highest bid : JA £35
Lot 14: Maccabi Tel Aviv signed shirt: Highest bid: JA £25
Lot 15 Keith Gillespie’s signed shirt, as worn by Keith in N Ireland v Slovenia (away) – historic World Cup campaign for Slovenia, surprise World Cup qualifiers: Highest bid: JS £150
Lot 16: Glentoran and Northern Ireland ace Keith Gillespie’s signed football boots: Highest bid: JS £20
Lot 17 second pair of boots worn and signed by Keith Gillespie, the fourth highest capped Northern Ireland player of all time. Highest bid : JM £15
It’s easy to bid – this is how!
1. HOW TO BID: email firstname.lastname@example.org now. Your bid must be at least £5 more than the existing highest bid shown above for the relevant lot.
2. WHAT INFO YOUR EMAIL MUST CONTAIN: Your email must give your full name, postal address (including postcode) and contact telephone number and must clearly identify the item being bid for and the amount of your bid (in sterling). It should also contain the word “Confirmed” meaning: “I have read and accept the rules of the NIFI auction”
3. The final date for making bids is 12pm on Friday 4 December 2009.
NIFI Auction rules
1. Your email to us containing your bid constitutes a binding agreement by you to purchase the item at the price stated in your bid if called upon to do so by the organisers .
2. The organisers are not obliged to advise you if your bid has been accepted, rejected or exceeded. They will however from time to time put details of the then current highest bids on this website – so please check regularly. The initials relating to the then highest bidder will appear beside the amount of the relevant bid for each lot.
3. All items (except where stated) are signed by players in the squads of the clubs but we cannot guarantee particular players have signed. In those cases were clubs have provided certificates of authenticity these will be provided.
4. If your bid is the successful bid we will notify you and will send you the item within 14 days of receipt from you of cleared funds for the amount of your bid. Items sent by post are sent at the buyer’s risk
5. If we have not received cleared funds from you for the amount of your bid within 14 days of us sending you a message by email that your bid has been successful, the organisers may re-auction the item or offer it to another bidder without giving notice to you.
6. In the event of dispute the decision of the organisers is final. The organisers may refuse to accept a bid at their absolute discretion if they do not consider it a serious bid or it is less than the reserve price.
7. The organisers are NIFI co chairmen Terry McCorran and Steven Jaffe and they can be contacted at email@example.com.