This piece has several special features:
The prototype was made in England's Wimberley Mills.
There are no hallmarks.
There are three base markings. "Natty Fatty" was the working title of the Clair de Lune series. "3/6" indicates that this is the third of six pieces created for this series. "C/S 001" indicates that this is the first color sample made for this piece.
This auction ended September 10, 2000
raising $1,526.00 for NAMI
Harmony Kingdom Prototype Charity Auction
NAMI is the nation's leading grassroots organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders). Their efforts focus on support to persons with serious mental illnesses and to their families. They advocate non-discriminatory and equitable federal and state policies; increased research funding into the causes, symptoms, and treatments for mental illness; and education to eliminate the pervasive stigma toward severe mental illness. Through advocacy and education, NAMI translates biomedical research advances into effective treatment and services for individuals with serious mental illness.
This was a no reserve auction.
Two separate forms of payment were required. The winning bidder must send the HK House of Peers a money order or bank draft in U.S. dollars, payable to NAMI, for the amount of the winning bid. The buyer pays shipping and insurance with a second money order or bank draft, payable to HK House of Peers. The cost of shipping and insurance was based on the location of the winning bidder. Personal checks were not accepted.
The item was shipped to the winning bidder within two business days of receipt of payments. The NAMI payment was forwarded to them within two business days of receipt, with a letter from the HK House of Peers acknowledging the contribution.
This was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers for NAMI. Donations to NAMI, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, may be U.S. tax deductible for the amount donated that is greater than the fair market value of the piece. For answers to specific questions, refer to Internal Revenue Service Publication 526, available on the IRS website, or see your personal tax expert.
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