The HK House of Peers and Harmony Kingdom offered you the opportunity to win prototypes of Haji's Hero and the Elephant Wee Beastie. 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.
Haji's Hero Prototype
Haji's Hero was created in England by Harmony Kingdom artist Monique Baldwin. It was one of the redemption pieces for 2002 Royal Watch members. This piece was named after an elephant calf born November 28, 1999, at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Missouri. The 31–month-old elephant calf, Haji, the first to be conceived by artificial insemination, died suddenly from elephant herpesvirus.
Haji's Hero Prototype
The Elephant Wee Beastie was also carved by Monique Baldwin, and was available only from the Dickerson Park Zoo.
Elephant Wee Beastie Prototype
The prototypes differ from the issue pieces in several ways:
- Haji's Hero prototype is a solid piece; not a box.
- The base is marked ELEPHANT REDEMPTION PIECE PROTOTYPE.
- The base of the Elephant Wee Beastie prototype is marked WEE BEASTIE ELEPHANT # 001.
Elephant Wee Beastie
This auction was held on
and ended April 27, 2003
raising $255.00 for NAMI
Harmony Kingdom Elephant Prototypes - Charity
eBay Auction was a charity auction sponsored by the HK House of Peers to benefit NAMI.
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.