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Bid History for Sculpture -"Alligator" (ID #19522) (Off-Site) (21-1379-32)
Auction Start Date: 09/08/21 1:09 PM ET
Auction End Date: 09/22/21 9:09 PM ET
Asset ID: 19522   Number of Bids: 36

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Sculpture -"Alligator" (ID #19522) (Off-Site) (21-1379-32)
Auction Closed
High Bidder: j******s
Sold Amount: $900.00
Tax (10.300000%): $99.19
Buyer's Premium (7.00%): $63.00
Admin Fee ( 3.00% ): $27.00
Total Price: $1,089.19
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Condition Category Inventory ID
Used/See Description Fine Art 21-1379-32
Condition Category
Used/See Description Fine Art
Inventory ID

Tacoma Metro Parks
Asset Location : 5402 N Shirley St, Ruston, WA 98407
(Available Hours: By appointment only;
Except holidays as mentioned below under "Inspection")

Agency Contact : Claire Keller-Scholz at 253-305-1003 or for questions regarding the condition of this item or to make a viewing appointment or to discuss pick up.

Description : Up for auction are molded sculptures by Hungarian-Canadian sculptor Elek Imredy (1912-1994). The piece for sale in this lot is "Alligator" which originally sat alongside a Never Never Land walking trail. Sculpture has some sign of wear. The material used for these figures is hand painted cast composition.

This piece is part of the "Never Never Land" collection. Never Never Land was a storybook walking trail in Tacoma's Point Defiance Park that first opened in 1964. The "wooded wonderland" attraction ultimately closed in 2001 after constant vandalism and theft proved too challenging to manage in a cost effective manner. The collection has been in storage since Never Never Land closed, and while many pieces were lost during a fire in 2011, a few figures survived. This piece and others like it are fine examples of Tacoma history and are expressions of familiar nursery rhymes from Mid-century American childhood.

Weight : < 50 lbs

Dimension : 61"

Overall Condition : Used

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Seller Name State of Washington Surplus Operations, WA  [view seller's other assets]
Asset Location 5402 N Shirley St
Ruston, Washington 98407-6541
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Item is sold "as is" and we strongly recommend the bidders to self-
inspect the auctions prior to bidding. Auction only includes the item as described and any other
seen on pictures in the surroundings are not part of this auction.

Most items offered for sale are used and may contain defects not
immediately detectable.

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Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 200-360-040:
All sales of surplus property are "as is," and the state takes no responsibility for and makes no guarantees with respect to items sold, provided that: the state shall make a statement of the condition of the merchandise, including major known defects, before sale. No sale shall be invalid due to defects discovered after sale which may have been discovered by a reasonable inspection of the property before sale.

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Quick Asset Lookup (QAL) #: 8445-19522 (GD)

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