Animal Writes
6 June 2001 Issue
All-Star Charity Auction

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On July 1st, Animal Liberation Australia will hold a celebrity auction on Ebay. Here's a small amount of info on just some of the celebs that are donating items to the auction:

Daniel Johns from silverchair has donated some autographed clothes and a framed autographed photo; Adalita from Magic Dirt has donated her pink sparkly top she wore in her DIRTY JEANS video; Uri Geller has bent a spoon for us that once belonged to his good friend Salvador Dali, Brian Canham from Pseudo Echo has donated his autographed silver stage trousers, female hard rockers Nitocris are donating one of their guitars complete with signatures from all of the band members.

Joan Jett is donating her own much-loved autographed gloves from when she toured in 1981 through to 1983, PLUS there's an autographed photo of her AND she's written a special letter -- just for you!

The highest bidder can meet Frenzal Rhomb, The Screaming Jets, hot new band SULO or gorgeous model Annalise Braakensiek (, and there's quite a few autographed posters.

We've also got a very special stage outfit complete with signed codpiece from Shihad (!), a limited edition Mambo lithograph signed by Reg Mombassa, a signed Billy Idol photo, a signed Martin Amis book from Chrissie Hynde, one of the actor Jack Thompson's favorite hats, a 1993 rare Pearl Jam autographed poster and the band POISON are giving us one of the autographed heads from their drums. We have an autographed Masters Apprentices Greatest Hits CD signed by the original members (Jim Keays, Colin Burgess, Glenn Wheatley, Doug Ford). There were only six of these particular CD's signed and that was probably the last time the original members will ever perform together or be in the one place to autograph anything.

And...umm....we've got hilarious comedian Arj Barker's autographed and well worn y-fronts!!!!!

From Spy V Spy we've got 1 Rare Promotional fold out poster, 1 Very Rare Brazilian Tour Poster (worded in Portuguese) and 1 Copy of a recent limited release of their album "Early Cases"

From INXS we have a signed "Lose Your Head" tour book. This tour book was NEVER RELEASED publicly -- and was to be the tour book for the 1997 Australian "Lose Your Head" tour, but was withdrawn when Michael Hutchence died. These are rare books!!!! All in all we have an INXS pack
containing the "Lose Your Head" tour book, the Elegantly Wasted poster, and a pair of Jon Farriss signature drumsticks. YOU JUST GOTTA HAVE 'EM!!!!!

.............................AND WE'VE GOT SO MUCH MORE!!!!!

We have received so many wonderful items -- this is truly going to be an auction to remember. Most stars are donating signed items of clothing, posters and photos etc. So far we have received donations and offers of donations from:-

Daniel Johns (silverchair)
Joan Jett (US rock star)
Fiona Horne (Glamorous Witch)
Jebediah (Aussie band)
Brian Canham (Pseudo Echo - famous Aussie 80s band)
Senator Andrew Bartlett (Australian Democrats)
Natasha Stott Despoja (Australian Democrats)
Frenzal Rhomb (Wacky Aussie punk band)
Adalita (From Aussie band - 'MAGIC DIRT')
Annalise Braakensiek (Spunky Aussie model)
Pearl Jam (US rock band)
Adam (Adam & The Ants)
Vanessa Amorosi (Aussie songstress)
Lo-tel (Aussie band)
Billy Idol (Lip curler extraordinare!)
Jonny Lang (US singer/guitarist)
Peter Brock (Legendary Australian racing driver)
Zed (New Zealand band)
The Living End (Aussie band)
Bodyjar (Aussie band)
Sonic Animation (Aussie band)
Skulker (Aussie band)
Brian May (British supergroup QUEEN)
Mambo (VERY original clothing company)
Skunkhour (Aussie band)
Uri Geller (The world's best known psychic)
Greg Chappell (Australian Cricket Legend)
Poison (Famous US glam rock band)
David Bridie (Aussie singer/songwriter)
Chrissie Hynde (Singer/songwriter from THE PRETENDERS)
Nitocris (Female Aussie band)
Shihad (New Zealand band)
Yann Le Berre (Top Sydney Photographer offering a photo shoot)
Nina Hagen (German Rock Goddess)
Jack Thompson (Aussie actor)
INXS (Aussie band)
Moby (UK Musician)
SULO (Aussie band)
Arthur Boyd (Deceased Very Famous Australian painter)
The Radiators (Aussie band)
Paul Weller (UK Musician)
The Screaming Jets (Aussie band)
The Plasmatics (US Punk Band)
Arj Barker (US Comedian)
Jose Da Silveira (Artist)
Spy V Spy (Aussie band)

We want to make this an auction to remember. The animals need us and we need money to help them. All of the money raised from the auction (which commences on July 1st on goes to Animal Liberation. We are not Government funded and all of our staff are volunteers. We've been working hard for the animals for 25 years and we are a highly respected animal welfare organization.

We want everyone to bid high and bid often! Every dollar raised will go directly to help the animals. Animal Liberation has been fighting for animal rights since 1976, and this fundraiser will help pay the bills of some groundbreaking court cases. We've got rent to pay on our office and shop and we ALWAYS have lots of campaigns to run.

We always need extra funds and we are just so incredibly happy that so many celebrities worldwide have come out to help us by donating some wonderful autographed items.

Animal Liberation would love for everyone to get behind us and ......BID!!!!

PO BOX 1179

June Bird is an animal rights activist, an author, cartoonist, ex backing vocalist with Adam & The Ants, drummer, stand up comedian and actress.

June lives in Sydney, Australia 

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