Men’s Vogue Auctions Rare Sports Finds

Men’s Vogue magazine and iGavel.com are holding an online auction to benefit Ninemillion.org, a UN Refugee Agency-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for educational and sports programs for refugee youth.

WHAT: Men’s Vogue has commissioned a handful of one-of-a-kind sports-themed items (some featured in the new Jan/Feb issue) that are being auctioned at igavel.com to benefit Ninemillion.org, a UN Refugee Agency-led campaign to raise awareness and funds for educational and sports programs for refugee youth. Items include:

Baseball Mitt: One custom-made baseball mitt (in any one of a range of colors, for any position — catcher’s mitt, first baseman’s glove, etc.– we asked them to design a fire-engine red glove lined in cashmere!) from Nakona. Estimated value of $200 (starting bid is $50).

Bill Amberg Cricket Bat: A cricket bat by famed Notting Hill designer Bill Amberg. The core is solid willow tree wood; the leather is hand-stitched English-bridle quality. One of only six bats (and the last available) especially produced for customers as a sign of Amberg’s appreciation. Estimated value of $1000 to $1500 (starting bid is $350).

Football and medicine ball: One custom, handmade football and one handmade leather medicine ball, each of chrome-tanned glove leather, designed by the Lineaus Athletic Company. Estimated value of $200 (starting bid is $75 each).

Ultimate Cell Phone: Vertu Ascent Motorsport Limited Edition Phone — all of these phones are individually numbered, and only 997 are available in the world. (Retail: $5,700). Assembled by hand with a sapphire crystal screen and keypad constructed from a ceramic similar to the kind used on space shuttle hulls. Estimated value of $6,000 (starting bid of $2,000).

New Timex TX Sports Watches: Once promoted as “the watch that takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” Timex has just introduced the new TX, a new collection that combines Italian design and German engineering at an affordable price, $400-$600, compared to other similar luxury watches priced at $1,000 or more. Choose from cases made of steel, rose gold, or titanium and straps of leather, rubbery resin, or metal, all designed to withstand the rigors of active use (starting bids of $125 and $175).

WHEN: Live beginning Monday, January 22, through Monday, February 12th.

WHERE: iGavel.com or visit mensvogue.com for more information. Items can be viewed by visiting:

http://auction.igavel.com/ClientInfo.taf?source=mv&_function=info&skip=1&id=1796

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