Dear 2021 AAS Conference Attendees –

What would an AAS meeting be without an Auction?! Below are items in our 2021 Virtual Auction that can be yours!

Here are the rules:

  • Auction begins Thursday, June 24th. Bids must be emailed to
  • Auction ends promptly at 8 p.m. EDT (or 6 p.m. MDT) June 30th. This is the beginning time for our “virtual banquet.”
  • Please be generous in your bid. The value of the item is listed below along with the minimum accepted bid. Please try to provide an opening bid a bit higher than the minimum since the minimum bid will barely cover shipping costs!
  • If there are multiple bidders for a given volume(s), Paula will send all bidders an email and will invite people to outbid their competitors.
  • The winner will be asked to pay for their purchase(s) via the donation tab on the AAS website ( Do not do so until you have heard that you are the winner of that item.
  • Upon payment, send a follow up email to to let Paula know that you have paid AND be sure to include a shipping address and contact phone number.
  • All correspondence about the auction must be sent to Paula at Please use this address rather than her email.

Remember that money raised through this online auction will be used to support student and early career scientists’ research. Be generous with your bids. Any items not sold through this online auction will be offered at our live auctions during future annual meetings.

Auction Items


Shadow box with sterling silver spider web is 9.5 inches x 11 inches x 1.5 inches (about 24 cm x 28 cm x 4 cm).

Value: $200-$300

Minimum bid: $50 US


Value $10

Minimum bid: $2 US

BOOK: Be Nice to Spiders:

Minimum bid: $2 US

BOOK: The Book of the Spider: From Arachnophobia to the Love of Spiders by Paul Hillyard (1994)

Value $25

Minimum bid: $5 US

BOOKS: Fauna Sinica Arachnida (in Chinese), signed by the author

Value $85

Minimum bid $25 US

BOOKS: Die schönsten Spinnen Europas by Frieder Sauer und Jörg Wunderlich (2 volumes)

Value $50

Minimum bid $20 US

BOOK: Southern African Spiders: An Identification Guide by Martin R. Filmer (signed by the author)

Value $20

Minimum bid $5 US

CONFERENCE VOLUMES Actas X Congreso Internacional de Aracnologia Vols I & II

Minimum bid $5 US