White Elephants are inexpensive, fun items: grandma's holiday gifts, (lightly) worn t-shirts, duplicates of current in-print books, etc. (For rare, unusual, or valuable items, see the Silent Auction.) These items will be priced low and can be purchased immediately. Since we expect to have lots of white elephant items, this table will be replenished multiple times during the weekend, so check in often!

Items for the White Elephant area should have a value of less than $25. For example:

  • In print books
  • Gently worn/non-stained T-shirts
  • Origami paraphernalia that is 'cute' but not valuable

White Elephant Donation Procedures

  1. Bring items to Convention (Friday 10:00 am–5:00 pm) or ship them to the OrigamiUSA Home-Office at 15 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024 Attention: White Elephant. Note: if you have a very large number of White Elephant items, please email convention-auction [at] origamiusa.org to let us know before you ship.
  2. Items will be sorted and priced at Convention.
  3. You do not have to fill out a form for these items

White Elephant at Convention

  1. Browse the White Elephant tables in the The Origami Source / Silent Auction Sales Area.
  2. Bring items to the cashier to pay.
  3. Check back later to see new items that have been added to the White Elephant

White Elephant Hours

  • Friday 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am–10:00 pm