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NEWSFLASH - NOVEMBER 10, 2002

Harmony Kingdom - King Of The Hill Prototype
Charity Auction

 

The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win a prototype of King Of The Hill. At the same time you 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 diseases.

King Of The Hill Prototype
King Of The Hill Prototype
 

King Of The Hill was created in England by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert. It is one of the limited edition Treasure Jests issued in 2001. This prototype has several differences from the piece that was issued:

  • The coloring is slightly different - the face is brown instead of green and the mound is much lighter.
  • In addition to the normal hallmarks (Copyright, Peter's initials, Clef sign, and Smiley face) the prototype has a "1," which normally signifies a first edition. This hallmark was removed when it was decided to make this a limited edition.
  • The base is marked Pangolin C/S # 001.

King Of The Hill Prototype
King Of The Hill Prototype
 

King Of The Hill PrototypeKing Of The Hill Prototype
King Of The Hill Prototype
[left and right sides]
 

King Of The Hill Prototype Interior
King Of The Hill Prototype Interior
 

King Of The Hill Prototype Base
King Of The Hill Prototype Base
 

King Of The Hill Prototype Hallmarks
King Of The Hill Prototype Hallmarks
 

King Of The Hill was issued in an edition of only 4,000 pieces. The animal is a pangolin, a tree-dwelling mammal, covered with scales, that resembles an armadillo. It uses its 10-inch long tongue to eat termites. Several termites can be found on this piece - one is waiving a white flag! Peter's signature mouse is tucked into the curve of the tail. Inside is the termite queen, and a book of baby names - after all, she can lay up to 36,000 eggs a day for up to 50 years - that's a lot of names to find!
 

This auction was held on
eBay Auction
and ended November 24, 2002

raising $481.00 for
NAMI
 

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Harmony Kingdom - King of the Hill Prototype

Harmony Kingdom - King of the Hill Prototype

 

Bid History

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This eBay Auction was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI.

National Alliance for the Mentally IllNAMI is the nation's leading grassroots organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses (major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obessive-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.
 

King Of The Hill Prototype Thank You!
 
Michael Medd of Ogden, Utah - 'sir-m'
 

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