Ultra Rare Poster on Ebay - Raising Money for 51 Years
I'm inspired by the concept behind the Feb 1 Fifty One Years moneybomb. Dr. Paul & Mrs. Paul are a wonderful, wonderful sweet couple. So I wanted very much to donate to the campaign on February 1st. The only problem is, I'm maxed out! But guess what - my wonderful wife isn't! So here is the plan:
As some of you may know, I had 500 limited edition posters printed up that I'm selling as a fundraiser to cover expenses & upgrades at the Daily Paul. Well, due to a printer error (or gift!) eight of these posters - #493 - #500 - were printed with a red necktie. They are the only eight of their kind in existence! I put one of them - Poster #496 up for sale on Ebay:
Whatever the current bid is on February 1st, that is how much my wife Samantha and I are donating to the campaign on that day. The auction ends on Super Tuesday, so I'll donate the balance of whatever the poster sells for when the auction closes, in time to contribute to the Campaign's goal to raise $5M by Feb 5. If you'd like to place a bid - please do so with the knowledge that 100% of the sale price - up to $2,300 - is going to the campaign. Anything in excess of that figure (am I dreaming or what?) will go towards site upgrades. I'll have an update on how that is going tomorrow.
I know this is a site about Dr. Paul, but below is a picture of Samantha and I, if you're curious.
I was born in Seattle, and am half Japanese and half Norwegian-American. My wife was born in Taiwan, which is where we met when I was living there from 2003-2005, working at the Industrial Technology Research Institute. The picture above is one of our wedding pictures. It is a traditional Taiwanese pose, and it always cracks me up because it looks like we're mad at each other - though we are definitely not! We're very happy and I hope that we live long enough to have a 51 year anniversary, though we'll be considerably older than Dr. & Mrs. Paul. I'll be 91 and Samantha will be 90!
Happy Anniversary Dr. & Mrs. Paul!
Love from Michael & Samantha