Auction Items

The 2017 Fiddlehead Fling Auction was a great success, raising more than $200,000 for Montshire Museum’s science education programs! Feel free to browse our many exclusive and intriguing items in the catalog below. The auction took place on May 5, 2017.

Tax Deductibility

Items donated to the Benefit Auction are tax-deductible according to the tax basis (not the fair market value). In general, if the total charitable deduction claimed for non-cash property exceeds $500, the taxpayer must file IRS Form 8283. For property valued at more than $5,000, a written appraisal may be required.

For items and services purchased at the Benefit Auction, any amount paid that exceeds the fair market value may be tax-deductible. Reservation fees and raffle entries are not tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for more details or advice.

Item Donations

If you would like to donate an item to the auction, please call 802-649-2200 ext. 249 or email