Flower Prototypes from Lord Byron's
Harmony Garden Chapter V
The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to own
prototypes of six (6) Chapter V Lord
Byron's Harmony Garden flowers. At the same time, you
could assist NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), a
grass roots organization dedicated to eradicating mental illness
and improving the quality of life for those affected by these
lovely flowers continue the story of Lord Byron, as he wanders through
America in search of true love. The Sunflower
III, Hibiscus, Daisy
II, and Carnation were
carved by Sherman Drackett; the Lily and Rose were carved by the
artists of Martin Perry Studios.
See below for Rose details
These prototypes were produced in England's Wimberley Mills. Each one
is marked on the bottom with the name of the piece and a number, which
indicates the number of the colour sample. Some changes were made
before the pieces were issued. Most notably, the prototype Carnation is pink, while the production version is dark red.
one exception, the pieces are in excellent condition. The Rose,
however, has a tiny chip on the underside of the lid. The chip is
virtually invisible when the lid is in place, and does not detract
from the beauty of the piece.
ending May 2
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.
There is no reserve on this auction.
Two separate forms of payment are 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 will pay shipping and insurance with a second money order or bank draft, payable to HK House of Peers. The cost of shipping and insurance will be based on the location of the winning bidder. Personal checks cannot be accepted.
The item will be shipped to the winning bidder within three business days of receipt of payments. The
NAMI payment will be forwarded to them within two business days of receipt, with a letter from the House of Peers acknowledging the contribution.
This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers for NAMI. Donations to
NAMI, as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, may be U.S. tax deductible for the amount donated that is greater than the fair market value of the
pieces. For answers to specific questions, refer to Internal Revenue Service Publication 526,
available on the [IRS web site], or see your personal tax expert.
If you have any questions about this auction, e-mail the [HOP Charity Coordinator] before bidding.