Live and Silent Auctions

All Auction Proceeds are Directed to the Hemingway Look-Alike Society's Scholarship Fund

Papas and Wannabes, please bring any auction items that you have to the ‘Coffee and Donuts’ event on Thursday morning.

Bid on Exclusive Hemingway Memorabilia

Take home a piece of history from the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest Event and support a great cause; the HLAS Scholarship Fund benefiting the students of The College of the Florida Keys. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind collectible!

Karsh Hemingway Photo

Yousef Karsh Hemingway Photo Details

Presenting an exquisite treasure for literary and art enthusiasts alike—a signed portrait of the legendary American author Ernest Hemingway by the celebrated photographer Yousef Karsh. This one-of-a-kind piece captures the essence and rugged charisma of Hemingway, a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, whose works have enthralled millions worldwide. Photographed by Karsh, known for his ability to capture the soul of his subjects, this portrait embodies the strength and complexity of Hemingway’s character.

The photograph is signed by Karsh himself, adding an additional layer of exclusivity and authenticity (see Certificate of Authenticity) to this already remarkable piece. Karsh’s signature, located discreetly at the bottom of the portrait, authenticates this rare find, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

Measuring an impressive 35.6 x 27.9 cm, the portrait is framed in freshly matted and framed with archival,
UV-protected acrylic complements and enhances the striking black-and-white image. This masterpiece not only represents a pivotal moment in photographic history but also immortalizes Hemingway’s indomitable spirit.

This auction item is not merely a piece of memorabilia but a bridge to the past, offering a glimpse into the depths of one of the 20th century’s most profound literary minds, as seen through the lens of one of its most gifted photographers. Whether for a private collector, a scholarly institution or as a centerpiece in an exhibition, this signed portrait of Ernest Hemingway by Yousef Karsh promises to be a conversation starter and a source of inspiration for generations to come.

This Yusaf Karsh photograph is donated by Wannabe Chuck Swaim.

Unique Art

Pen and Ink Artwork of Jimmy Buffett

Pen and ink artwork of Jimmy Buffett using lyrics from six of Jimmy Buffett’s songs: a Pirate Looks at 40, Bubbles Up, Trying To Reason With The Hurricane Season, He Went To Paris, Last Mango In Paris, and Pencil Thin Moustache. This artwork was commissioned by David Hemingway from artist Dennis Wells. Donated by Papa David Hemingway.

Other Auction Items

As the event gets closer, significantly more items will become available. Below are some examples of the items that have historically been available for auction.

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