The firefighters of New York City and their families were hit particularly hard by the events of September 11th. The HK House of Peers and Harmony Ball Company offered you an opportunity to
help with the auction of these two prototype Pot
Bellys. The proceeds of this eBay auction will be donated to The Leary Firefighters Foundation Fund for New
was held on eBay
and ended November 18,
Harbert was the lucky winner with a bid of $152.50.
The proceeds are being sent to The Leary Firefighters Foundation Fund for New
These prototype box figurines were
carved by Mark Ricketts and produced by Martin Perry StudiosT at England's Wimberley Mills. The
box on the left
represents a US fireman and was released as Flame Tamer, part of the Pot Bellys line. The one on the right represents an English fireman, and
will be released in the UK as Smokey Joe. There are several major differences between the two pieces. The US fireman's jacket is striped and says
"NO FEAR" on the back; his helmet is ridged with a large crest. The English fireman's jacket is
a solid colour and says
"FIRE" on the back; his helmet is smoother with a smaller crest. The faces are also very different.
Flame Tamer prototype
Smokey Joe prototype
The base of the US fireman says
"FIREMAN POT BELLY #001," while the base of the English version says
"ENGLISH FIREMAN #001."
Actor Denis Leary established The Leary Firefighters
Foundation Fund for New York's Bravest in the wake of the September 11th attacks.
The fund supports "the efforts of New York City Fire Departments and the families of those who have perished." In addition to the funds raised by this auction, Harmony Ball Company has announced that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the regular Flame Tamer will also be donated to The Leary Firefighters
Foundation Fund for New York's Bravest.
This is a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit The
Leary Firefighters Foundation Fund for New York's Bravest.
If you have any questions about this auction, e-mail the [HOP Charity Coordinator] before bidding.